How does your Spring Week help Entry talent to Blossom?
Spring Week Pressures Spring Week placements always seem to be like Gold-dust. First/second-year undergraduates put themselves through the wringer and apply en masse to a series of financial institutions. With the hope to be one of the lucky few to secure a Spring week placement. I recently supported candidates with [...]
How to Set Effective Boundaries @ Work
Do you know one of the most common phrases employees use? Well, let me share it with you; it’s “yeah, sure, no problem”. This overused phrase contributes to employees entering and then downing in that bottomless pit of “overwhelm”. Ultimately leads to burnout and career frustration. This is why setting [...]
How to Engage, Empower & Retain your Entry-Talent
The majority of rganisations are great at attracting Entry-Talent, but then struggle to retain their rising stars, so whilst attrition rates go up - the entry-level talent pool goes down. In this blog we explore how to buck this trend and engage, empower and retain the talent pipeline of an organisation.
“Now is not the time to be MUTE!”
We have all heard the phrase "You are on MUTE!" shouted over and over again during, virtual meetings, I want to delve in to why in the wider sense, now is not the time to be MUTE but visible and heard . . .
Ready to Turn Lemons into Refreshing Lemonade?
No this is not an attempt to share an old family recipe, this is how to turn what might be the bitterness of constructive criticism into developing a constructive path of self-reflection & self-leadership. All of which can be achieved in 3 easy steps . . .
How Authentic do you want me to be?
There is quite a bit being said about “being your authentic self at work”. Some companies put this message out there, but when employees bring their 100% authentic self to the office, they may subtlely begin to be treated differently. And then . . .
CVs are like Shoes: One is required for Every Application!
How many CV’s do you have? Now, I am not suggesting you become the Imelda Marcos of CVs as I doubt that she needed 000’s of shoes, and I have yet to meet anyone who has 000’s of CVs. However, I do see ...
Employability: Expectations vs. Reality
As new entrants embark upon their career trajectory, a few things become apparent quite quickly. Firstly, employee and employer are at opposing spectrums of the expectations/reality radar—the result? A negative experience for both parties. An employee becomes disengaged, the employer becomes frustrated with the employee, hardly a win-win situation! Simple [...]
Blurred Lines: Brand Imitation vs. Inspiration
It can be said there is a thin line between brand inspiration and brand imitation, to the very extent, the lines can become blurred. So how do you successfully identify the line and escape the crossover? For example, the above image is of the infamous logos for Gucci and Chanel. [...]
Continuous Professional Development
How are you doing? Have you heard of the saying "What got you to where you are is not enough to take you to where you want to go ?" As you define your career progression path, you equally have to map out the requirements needed to enable you to [...]
Corporate Diversity = Corporate Success
With numerous global high profile campaigns (http://www.heforshe.org ; http://30percentclub.org ) a heightened lens is being placed upon diversity in the workplace, particularly at Board Level. It is therefore unsurprising that currently trending amongst many Blue – Chip organisations (Lloyds Banking Group, Standard Chartered PLC, RBS, Barclays) there is a desire to achieve increased [...]
How do you get the most out of networking events? Firstly, one has to decipher the purpose of attending the event. Eight out of Ten times when the primary objective is to obtain as many sales lead as humanly possible networking becomes a regurgitated and extremely tired Sales pitch event. [...]