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How to grow  and nurture your network without losing your sanity

How to grow and nurture your network without losing your sanity

June 18, 2014

We have been talking about the importance of business networking for the 21st century employee. Part of this is growing your network but that raises a number of questions: how big should your network be? How many connections is enough? Is there in fact a limit to the size of your network? We live in hectic times. We all wake up in the morning feeling we didn’t get enough sleep and go to …

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Recruitment needs to move beyond carrots and sticks

Recruitment needs to move beyond carrots and sticks

April 15, 2014

If the recruitment industry is going to change, where do we start? These changes are likely to come from increasing pressure to adapt – escalating the rate of change and volatility – defining a new normal …

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Planning an extended career break

Planning an extended career break

November 14, 2013

If you’ve ever had aspirations of taking a round-the-world trip, time off to start your own personal project, or even extended parental leave, taking a career break is a decision that you (obviously) can’t take lightly. Maybe you have to take time out because of a life event – whether it’s to have children, look after an ill or elderly relative, or maybe your partner has to take a job abro …

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What IS job satisfaction?

What IS job satisfaction?

July 26, 2013

By Ross Coverdale It would not be too much of a stretch to say that everyone wants job satisfaction – but what does it really mean? Here are a few thoughts… You enjoy being at work. Okay, let’s get something straight – I’m not saying that you’d rather be in the office than soaking up the s …

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What to do with a counter offer

What to do with a counter offer

May 22, 2013

By Andy Murray It’s no secret that the Scottish IT market feels they are in the midst of a major permanent employee skill shortage; attractive tax free offers from overseas, the tightening of UK visa restrictions, a booming contract market with competitive rates – the list goes on. So, it’s no s …

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Live to work, or work to live – your choice!

Live to work, or work to live – your choice!

November 16, 2012

By Sam Fergusson. Sitting in the office, at 4pm on a Sunday afternoon, I got to thinking about how my attitude to work has changed and what the differences are between work–life balance in the UK and in New Zealand, where I’m from. Gone are the days where I can leave spot on 5.30pm to cricket training or indoor fo …

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Does your work expect you to be ‘always-on’?

Does your work expect you to be ‘always-on’?

October 18, 2012

By Ross Coverdale In today’s technology-filled world, we’re only a click or a push of a button away from our network. Whether it’s an email, SMS, tweet, LinkedIn or Facebook post, modern gadgetry keeps us connected with people around the world on a daily basis. And for the most part, that’s a good thing! Since the advent o …

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