Women and Recruitment

How can we ensure our recruitment processes do not impact women negatively? #ChooseToChallenge – International Women’s Day 2021 - Recruitment. Believe it or not, often in an interview, female candidates are still asked a series of questions aimed at discovering whether they are married or have kids. Or if they are thinking of having kids.…

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Attitude not Skills

It’s all about attitude There is a Simon Sinek quote currently doing the rounds that states, ‘You don’t hire for skills; you hire for attitude. You can always teach skills.’ It has been shared thousands of times and many have left comments beneath fully agreeing with his statement. I too fully agree with it yet…

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6 Ways to (truly) Boost Wellbeing at Work

Wellbeing at work is at an all-time high. The benefits (to the business too) are endless and it's much more than the latest trend - it's an excellent business strategy. This bandwagon is definitely worth jumping onto. In fact, various research over the years has concluded that a healthy workforce is a happy workforce and…

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5 steps towards a Greener Workplace

The future of the workplace is green. Environment and CSR are high on the list of priorities for top organisations’, and outdated workspaces are being transformed into sustainable environments that benefit employees and business itself. Turning your office into a greener workplace is easier to implement than most of you might think, and the first…

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Keeping your team connected remotely

As informal, impromptu opportunities to engage with our colleagues are not possible when working remotely we can find it harder to break barriers with our colleagues and engage with them more. It is common knowledge, with research to back it, that workers who have work friends are more engaged, are better performers, and are happier…

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Writing a CV that stands out

Doubtlessly, the first step one should undertake when beginning their job hunt is to prepare their CV. It is probable that for a single application, employers receive hundreds of CVs. How can you make it stand out? In this article, we'll be outlining the basics of writing a CV, as well as some tips to…

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Finding the perfect job for you

Looking for a job is not all straightforward and can be overwhelming. Finding the perfect job is in another job-hunting league of its own. Some would say it's a unicorn, in fact. However, if you break it down it should get easier by time and help you rule out sending applications to jobs you are…

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Optimising a Job Description

A candidate's first point of contact with your company is probably the job description. Even if you're an established, well-known brand, the job description is directly addressing your potential employee and it is, in many ways, a sales pitch for your company as a great place of work. First impressions count and this is your…

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Remote interviews today

As many aspects of our working lives have changed, many employees have set up an office at home and are working remotely, meetings are being conducted remotely and of course, interviews have gone the same way. Already stressful at the best of times, interviewees now have another factor to contend with: the dreaded camera. Possibly,…

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Applying Corporate Integrity

Many may often confuse the term 'corporate integrity' with 'corporate social responsibility'. The latter is only a small part of corporate integrity. So what is corporate integrity and why is it important in maintaining both employee and customer loyalty? One could say there has been somewhat of an ethical revolution as companies are being called…

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Dealing with a job rejection

Any job hunt usually involves a long and tiring process. You may feel discouraged and fatigue may kick in and a job rejection can easily disappoint you, especially if it's a job you really wanted. You may get lucky and find yourself a job within weeks, but the reality is that many don't. There are…

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Keeping the Micro-stressors in check

It's easy to overlook the little things which stress you out and it's far easier to blame it on the big things in your life which are obviously stressful - such as long hours at work, marital or relationship problems, financial or health problems. However, the micro-stressors may quickly add up and together can become…

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Are you a new grad?

Graduation is an exciting time for many, but the thought that you need to start your job hunt can be daunting for many. Luckily there are solutions and tools which will help a new graduate on their way to pursue a career. The bulk of the work and preparation to get you started on your…

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Virtual Networking

Typically, many of us network through conferences, corporate events, industry mixers or dinners. The present situation leaves much to be desired when it comes to networking opportunities. However, we can still 'virtual network' through the array of tools available to us in this day and age. So how can you make and sustain professional relationships…

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What makes a great place to work?

To maintain a healthy workplace and retain employees, it is crucial to avoid toxic habits that break employee confidence and the group's collective efficacy. When employees are working in a toxic climate, employees tend to lose confidence to adequately perform given tasks as fear and anxiety sets in. So what makes somewhere a "great place…

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Looking for a job right now

It's a known reality that unemployment levels have spiked globally - a consequence of the COVID-19 crisis. The unemployment rate in Malta for the month of April 2020 stood at 4.0% vs 3.4% in April 2019 (NSO). If you have found yourself jobless or if for any other reason you may be looking for a…

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Common interview questions right now

Preparing yourself for an interview can be daunting even in the best of times. As the hot topic du jour, going for an interview in these times will probably lead to questions related to your COVID-19 experience. What questions can you be asked and what is the best way to answer? Read on as we…

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Learning to ask for help

People are often worried about asking colleagues, or their managers, for help. They perhaps fear being rejected, or are concerned that they will be seen as a nuisance to be adding to their colleagues' already full plate. They may feel like they're taking up resources or be perceived as weak. These concerns may stop us…

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How to: Stay motivated when communication is sparse

We've discussed how remote work can cause employees to feel disengaged if there a lack of communication within teams. As they are physically distanced, there are no chance encounters in the corridor and as the popular adage goes "out of sight, out of mind". Disengagement will then lead to workers feeling demotivated, especially if feedback…

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Overcoming the challenges of remote working

Like all new things, remote working will face some hurdles until it becomes ingrained in mainstream office culture. For companies whose workers have had to work remotely out of necessity, adjustments had to be made in a short period of time. Managers who have never handled remote workers, or never had adequate training had to…

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Vision isn’t everything: Lessons from a Global Crisis

The crisis has shown that goals can quickly become obsolete. What you planned and prepared for in January, suddenly became irrelevant or on hold. You had to survive some way or other and came up with an impromptu plan and a change-management strategy to face the challenges in place - such as switching to remote-working…

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