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A crisis is often a powerful catalyst for change, creativity and innovation It has long been known that a crisis, or sense of urgency is a powerful catalyst for change and creativity. In the current situation, many organisations are having to innovate to survive and to continue to serve their customers. Restaurants have switched to offer home deliveries, lessons and...

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The concept of virtual or remote teams is not a new phenomenon. However, advances in technology, globalisation, organisational structures and ways of working have meant that this approach has grown significantly over the last few years. Working within virtual teams and managing from afar requires a different approach to managing people who are in the same room as you. It means new...

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A key role for leaders is to engage and motivate their team – but how? And how can you do it when everything is so uncertain and different? To help us to find the answers, it’s useful to look at some of the main elements of engagement and motivation. There are numerous engagement theories and models our there – in fact, the ‘Engaging for Success’ report of 2009, estimated that...

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Leadership and management takes place largely through face-to-face, in-person conversations – conversations about targets, priorities, context, solutions and achievements. Some of these conversations are formal, but many are informal, happening on more of an ad-hoc basis. As we move to virtual working we need to take a step back and think about these conversations. We need to work out how we...

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How can you tackle the unique challenges that come with working in the comfort of your own home, whilst ensuring you’re as productive as possible?   I myself, am a seasoned remote worker, and tend to work from home on busy days like Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. At the present time, the challenge of ensuring high levels of productivity when working remotely is a very real one...

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There are 300 million people using Skype each month. It’s no surprise then, that the video chat service has been deployed in the interview process. Using Skype allows employers to interview candidates from all over the world. These days, it is often the first step in an interview process, so it’s important it is a success. How to prepare for your Skype interview Skype interviews...

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The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has seen rapid and significant change sweep across the world of work, with organisations activating business continuity plans and transitioning their employees to remote working. For a large proportion of us, then, our day-to-day working lives now look very different to just a few weeks ago. Added to this is the requirement to help your department or...

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A few words on a screen just don’t do justice to the global health emergency we all currently find ourselves grappling with. COVID-19, as it spreads throughout the world, is taking over everything we know and everything we are. It’s dominating headlines. It’s dominating our conversations. It’s dominating our thoughts. It’s dominating virtually every part of our lives. Facing a crisis of this...

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Do you remember the days when jobseekers would to rush to buy a newspaper just so they could scope out all the newly published job adverts and quickly apply via post or fax? Once upon a time, searching for jobs was a far more time-consuming, arduous process. Jobseekers spent hours sifting through job advertisements, making calls and sending countless letters and faxes. However, today,...

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We’re all human. We have different hopes and dreams, and different fears and flaws. We’re all unique in our own unique way. It’s our uniqueness that makes each one of us 7.8 billion human beings on this planet, human. But what is it that sets us apart from all the other species? For a race as complex as ours, this is a difficult question to answer, but it’s our brains and our...

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I recently read that 67% of 6-9-year olds say that saving the planet will be the ‘central mission of their careers’ in the future. That stat struck me as fascinating, but not all together surprising. I think we’d all agree, that for all of us, regardless of our age, the reasons behind the career choices we make are becoming more deeply rooted in social purpose and the world around...

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The recruitment landscape is ever shifting for most organisations around the world, and doubly so in the dynamic and often complex labour markets across Asia. While Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is gaining traction as a long-term solution to hiring challenges in the region, unlike more mature markets like the U.K., U.S. and Australia, much ambiguity remains around its actual value...

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The recruitment landscape is ever shifting for most organisations around the world, and doubly so in the dynamic and often complex labour markets across Asia. While Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is gaining traction as a long-term solution to hiring challenges in the region, unlike more mature markets like the U.K., U.S. and Australia, much ambiguity remains around its actual value...

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