5 Tips for Mind-Mapping for SMEs

Mind-mapping is a way of presenting ideas visually in order to clear the brain, boost productivity, and help clarify conversations about that piece of work you just can’t get your brain around. Mind-mapping techniques can help put things in a different light so that you’re not left spinning your wheels while you wait for inspiration…

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Streamlining Applications to Find the Ideal Recruit

As the end of year approaches, employers set out to hire long-term, full-time employees to kick off the new year on a strong footing. The average job listing attracts an average of 35 applicants in Malta and therefore, it is important to have a solid plan in place to streamline applications and pick the best…

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What Makes a Great Leader in 2018?

Millennials have joined the workforce with a completely different mindset to the generations before them. They are often looked at negatively, being called 'entitled', 'spoilt' and the ‘me me me’ generation. This is not new; older generations have always looked at the generation after them as worse off than they were. Regardless of your opinion…

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How to Avoid Recruiting the Wrong Person

Let's begin by considering the costs involved An employee resignation heralds a decrease in productivity. Between the employee's personal feelings - if they are unhappy at work, they won't be fully productive - and their resignation period, work tends to get pushed to the wayside as no new projects can be started. Add the manager's…

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When is it the Right Time to Promote Employees?

Who, When and Why? The rise of 'job hopping' means that a promotion at the right time could avoid you having to put out a 'Help Wanted' ad if you desperately want to keep your employee. When employees feel they have given their all, and are not progressing, it is increasingly likely, in today's business…

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Writing a Job Description

A job description is a snapshot of your company culture, and might make the difference between a wide pool of applicants or candidate radio-silence. Applying for job interviews is already a stressful experience for many applicants because most of them will have doubts about whether or not they'll fit into the company. A succinct and friendly…

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How to Bring your A-Game to Work

In an ideal world, we would bring our ‘A-Game’ to work 100% of the time. We would be motivated, efficient, energised and engaged every day, all day. However, although we can aim for that daily, and work extremely hard to perform at our best most of the time, there are days where it is just…

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