As an avid Rugby Union fan and Wales supporter I have been watching the current Six Nations with great interest. Apart from the wonderful qualities of teamwork, dedication, tenacity, resilience and skill shown by these teams, I am particularly taken by the values of respect, self-respect and authenticity demonstrated by Nigel Owens MBE, arguably the world’s leading referee.
"Blue Monday", and its effect on us at work and play is upon us again, and this year, The Samaritans’ Brew Monday campaign hopes to spark conversations between family, friends and colleagues by handing out cups of tea and coffee to turn Blue Monday 2020 into something positive. Fortunately it seems ‘hidden’ health matters at work are also being given some greater focus and profile, and frankly, it’s long overdue
As a volunteer presenter for M3 Job Club (www.m3jobclub.co.uk) I had the privilege of attending their Virtual Christmas Gathering and hearing three inspiring speakers whose words on 2020 and the outlook for 2021 gave great hope and encouragement, addressing themes including finding opportunity created by change, utilising techniques to turn negatives into positives and using one’s network and community to help understand one’s value and expertise and reach one’s objectives.
“Do you have any questions for me?”
For many job seekers, this portion of an interview signals the end is near. It’s tempting to just say “no” and get out of the hot seat as quickly as possible, but fight that urge.
The role of brand management in the Recruitment Process
Companies are often unaware of the psychology and soft-skills expertise required within the recruitment cycle, believing that the provision of a job spec written by HR with input from a hiring manager circulated to a panel of agencies will deliver the right person