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Essential back to school tips for parents

Essential back to school tips for parents

It’s that time again! The school holidays can be such a relaxing time for families; no routines, no early morning drop-offs, and no homework! When it’s time for school to go back after the summer holidays, parents play a key role in setting the kids up for success. They can influence how their children feel about starting back at school and this, in turn, can affect their achievement throughout the year. It is beneficial when parents work with teachers and…

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What is empathy? – The skill that drives connection in recruitment

What is empathy? – The skill that drives connection in recruitment

It’s a declining trait in today’s workplace and society in general. And that’s a shame because, in a people-driven environment like the recruitment industry, learning and developing empathic skills can be a huge boost to your client, candidate and colleague relationships. Simply put, it’s the ability to understand and appreciate another person’s feelings and experiences. Asking a question such as ‘How would I feel if that happened to me?’ is to empathise; to take a look at a situation from another…

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Tips to stick to your New Years resolutions at work

Tips to stick to your New Years resolutions at work

“New year, new me.” It’s a mantra we often hear when a new year rolls around and people set resolutions for their work and personal lives. But we all know too well that these resolutions and goals are quickly ditched mid-February and forgotten about the rest of the year. Often, this happens because goals and change are scary, seemingly unattainable, inconvenient, or boring. While resolutions may not always be fun, they lead to positive changes and more enjoyable living –…

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Why December is the best time to hire

Why December is the best time to hire

December is the silly season, it’s full of Christmas parties and generally considered one of the slowest months of the year for recruitment. However, this final month presents a great opportunity for businesses to recruit high-quality talent and get a head start vs. your competition. Here are the top reasons why you should use this month to gain a competitive advantage in 2019. Less Competition After a busy 2018, many of your competitors will be looking forward to the end…

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How to hire for cultural fit

How to hire for cultural fit

There is an ideology when recruiting that you should ‘Hire for culture fit, train for skills’. But what does this actually mean? Let’s start by understanding what culture fit is all about. Simply put, culture fit is the likelihood that a person will be able to conform and adapt to the core values and shared behaviours that make up an organisation. This doesn’t necessarily mean you are hiring for an exact personality replica as yourself either; diversity in people and…

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