Exit interviews can be an incredibly useful exercise for any business, yet not all HR departments carry them out and even fewer see any real value to them. If you fall into either of those categories then we want you to think again.
There are only so many hours in a day, and I have no doubt, like myself, as much as you enjoy your work, you want to have a life too; right?
Employees are the driving force in all organisations. They are the definitive line between profitability and loss, and should any illness befall them, you can expect that your bottom line will drop drastically. Workplace wellness programme supporters understand that, and so they champion wellbeing through workplace fitness programmes and medical schemes. Mental health is also increasingly being adopted into workplace wellness programmes.
Moving jobs, or even careers, is a big change, and one that deserves serious thought whatever your stage in life. Taking the time to think about what you’re looking for in your new role will maximise the chance that your move will be successful and impactful in the long term.
You have found the perfect job and managed to secure an interview…but are you right for each other?
The majority of organisations spend time and effort searching for the right candidates which fit in with their mission statement and culture, but how much research should you do prior to your interview?
Your recruitment company will be able to point you in the right direction, as they have been fully briefed by the client; however, there are a few steps you can take to make sure you and your chosen company are a perfect fit.
For any business in the Energy or Building sectors, maintaining a loyal workforce is key. Building up a team of people who stay with you for the long term will be a great help in making your organisation successful. This is why so many businesses now focus on staff retention. Taking steps to manage your staff retention rates and finding ways to boost them is certainly worthwhile.
But what does looking after staff retention rates do for your company specifically?
Social media is almost inescapable in today’s world, and is often regarded as your “digital face”. For job seekers, this can offer great opportunities for networking and even job offers, particularly through LinkedIn and Twitter, as well as for researching companies. However, there are a few social media mistakes to watch out for in order to keep your job prospects looking sunny. We’ve rounded up some of the most common below.
In any new job, the first few weeks are invariably crucial. It can be an exciting, if nerve-racking, time, as incomer and employer get used to each other. After all, those early days will be when both sides gain an impression of one another that will affect the success of the working relationship – and even how long it will last.
It can be surprisingly hard for people to recognise the signs that they’re so unhappy at work they need to leave. However, sometimes this really is the only viable option – either because staying will damage your health in some way, or won’t allow your career to progress in the way it needs to.
Body language matters, and nowhere does it matter more than in a job interview, where a shocking 33% of surveyed hiring managers admit they’ve made up their mind if they’re going to hire you within 90 seconds.
That’s hardly enough time to shake hands and take a seat, let alone discuss your suitability for the role.