Recruitment and online dating

Still looking for that special somebody? What recruiters can learn from online dating According to a recent article in The Daily Telegraph, a significant number of people, particularly millennials are now using online dating sites for networking purposes and to find...

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The R (Redundancy) Word

A word we are going to hear a lot more of in the coming months In this piece I’m not going to explain the procedure to follow in dealing with redundancies, that can wait for another day. I’m going to consider something which is of equal importance but is often...

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Your CV is Your Brand

Your CV is your opportunity to showcase yourself as a future employee to a prospective employer. It is said that you never get a second chance to make a first impression and that is certainly true with job applications. So, what are the "do's and don'ts" that are...

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Managing Redundancies

In my experience clients who are facing the prospect of having to make redundancies are mainly  concerned with the practical aspects; what can I do, what can’t I do, and how do I do it? Whilst every redundancy situation is different there are questions that arise on a...

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Crisis in the High Street

The problems that the retail sector are facing are well documented. Certainly, the traditional high street is in decline, maybe terminal decline. Yet there is one substantial but massively underplayed advantage that the high street has over online retailing. What is...

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Granit Xhaka and an employer’s duty of care

Why counselling is a progressive initiative irrespective of an employee’s job Granit Xhaka is a professional footballer. Granit is captain of the Swiss national football team and until recently he was captain of Arsenal. He probably earns more in a week than most of...

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The Titanic – and how to avoid that iceberg

The hidden dangers you should look for in your business As the passengers and crew of the SS Titanic found, it’s the hidden dangers that you don’t see, the ones below the waterline, that can cause the most damage. And on a less dramatic scale the same could be...

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Planning to have that difficult conversation

Five steps that will ensure the meeting is a success There is no easy way to have “that” difficult conversation with an employee. That’s why so many managers who are accomplished in other areas sometimes don’t handle the meeting as well as they should. I should know....

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