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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…

7 Top Telephone Interview Tips

Telephone interviews can help get the ball rolling if the are limitations on timescales or location and can be used to whittle down candidates for face to face interview. Whilst they can get help get things moving, clearly it’s difficult to build rapport and create a good impression as you…

January Blues

On January 6, 2014, Posted by , In News,Recommended Reading, By ,,,,, , With Comments Off on January Blues

Job Vacancies & Recruitment in January The first Monday of the New Year is various known as massive Monday or Mega Monday as the volume of jobseekers soars after the Christmas/New Year break. In print and packaging we have seen a tripling of applications over the holiday period, mostly since…

Packaging Professionals of the Future

On September 17, 2013, Posted by , In News,Recommended Reading, With No Comments

It is the vanity of every generation to think their era is in some way special and that they face the greatest challenges. However there are a number of outside influences bearing down on the industry which mean that today’s and, perhaps more importantly, tomorrow’s packaging professionals need a different…

Flexible Working

Flexible Working Contrary to popular belief Flexible working is not limited to traditional notions of flexi time.  In fact there are 14 officially recognised forms of flexible working and where appropriate these can bring benefits to employer and employees alike. Clearly in environments where production output relies on employees operating…

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

On September 11, 2012, Posted by , In Recommended Reading, By , With Comments Off on Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? How to drive your career and create a remarkable future. Why are some people easily outsourced, downsized, or freelanced into obscurity, while others have their pick of opportunities? Seth Godin argues that it’s more essential than ever to become indispensable – to…

“From Student to Salary with Social Media”

On October 17, 2011, Posted by , In Recommended Reading, By , , With Comments Off on “From Student to Salary with Social Media”

Whilst it may be targetted at students “From Student to Salary with Social Media” is just as later in your career. As an e-book it is short and to the point. Its easy to follow, perhaps simplistic in parts but overall and excellent guideto using social media to make meaningful…

Body Language

On October 17, 2011, Posted by , In Recommended Reading, By , , With Comments Off on Body Language

Joe Navaro What Every Body Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-reading People Outstanding book on body language. Will turn many of your assumptions on their heads and you will be able to pick up on all kinds of signals you never knew were there. Importantly this book is…

Put Your Mindset to Work

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James Reed and Paul G. Stoltz Put Your Mindset to Work: The One Asset You Really Need to Win and Keep the Job You Love. The right mindset can make you three times more likely to get the job you want-and even less likely to lose it later. What does…

Generation Y

Much is talked about Generation Y, those born after 1980, and how employers must rethink their approach to recruitment, job design, management and motivation in order to attract and retain these individuals. Generation Y we are told are different, they are not just internet savvy but internet native.  They have…