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The High Performance Contradiction

On October 7, 2015, Posted by , In Blog,Recommended Reading,Resources for Employers, With No Comments

It’s a strange facet of human nature that often the better someone appears to do, the easier they make it look and the less their efforts are valued. Perhaps it’s because it is harder to quantify skill, knowledge and background preparation or that we to value the hours put in…

Restrictive Covenants

On September 11, 2015, Posted by , In Blog, By , With No Comments

Frequently we see employment contracts with long restrictive covenants that are very general about not working for “competitors” or approaching clients with either no geographic region or specifying the whole country. Typically courts view this kind of generalisation as a restricting the individual’s ability to earn a living, a “restriction…

Appreciating the true cost of your vacancy

Appreciating the true cost of your vacancy Many of the costs of recruitment are easy to quantify, e.g. advertising or agency / consultancy fees, although the focus on these tends to blind many people to the very significant internal, often unaccounted for, costs.  We’ll address these in a separate article…

Training in the Print Industry

On January 15, 2015, Posted by , In Resources for Candidates,Resources for Employers, With No Comments

If you asked me “is a formal training plan an important factor in attracting the best talent?” I’d have to say no.  Despite its historical link with apprenticeships, the modern print industry is not known for training and it is clear that it just isn’t at the top of the…