Try These Innovative Benefits To Keep Employees Happy

Employee benefits can have a major impact on your workforce. A study from Willis Towers Watson showed 78% of employees would stay at a company based on the benefits program. Going beyond the typical paid time off and health insurance to add innovative perks can set your company apart and convince employees to stay longer. Try some of these creative benefit options. On-Site Workouts Busy work schedules can make it difficult to get the recommended 150 minutes of exercise weekly. Having on-site exercise options and encouraging employees to stay active help. Try these options: On-site gymWalking meetingsWalking, running, or other…

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How To Approach Good Employers Directly

Hi again, readers. I have to say, writing this has been an eye-opening experience for me. I have been in the position before of being unemployed and camping out on the internet trawling through hundreds of job advertisements trying to find work. There is a tip in this post that I guarantee will change the way you see the job-hunting process and will result in a much more productive job-hunting experience. The writing that follows examines why approaching an employer directly in search of a job can be extremely beneficial. Below are some useful points to consider: Benefits to Approaching an Employer Directly: 1. Speculative…

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How Can HR Help In a Post-COVID World?

No one saw COVID-19 coming! Neither did they anticipate that it would change the way people work and do business. It is undeniable that the pandemic that hit us a year ago has changed how HR supports employees and recruits new talent! As the vaccine is on its move, and businesses will start to reopen providing some sense of normality, how can HR help job seekers and employees in a post-COVID world? How can HR help jobseekers in seeking employment post-COVID? The Human Resource department is responsible for managing the full employee life cycle from; recruitment, onboarding, pay and compensation,…

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3 Easy Ways to Make Ends Meet if You’re Out of Work During COVID-19

If you’ve lost your job or had your hours reduced during the coronavirus crisis, you may be looking for some ways to make ends meet until you’re able to return to full-time employment. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to put your career skills to use in the meantime — and many of these jobs can be completed at home and on your own schedule. To explore three different ways you could use your skills and passions to make ends meet during the coronavirus crisis, read on! 1. Look for Remote Work Opportunities Since the coronavirus outbreak has forced many…

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Are Video Resumes Better For Your Job Prospects?

Thanks to today's obsession with social media culture, it's no surprise that job candidates are looking to vamp up the application process by boosting their paper Resume with a video one. You can compose a video Resume pretty easily and professionally, and the results can be truly unique. But is a video Resume going to land you a job, or will it actually decrease your chances? There are contradictory elements to this argument. Let's examine some:  Make Employers Notice You If you apply for a job with lots of candidates, a video Resume is sure to make you stand out…

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Three Better Interview Tips You Don’t Hear Everyday

This is the second blog in the series I'm doing on interview tips. As an experienced job seeker, there's nothing I dislike more than ready cheesy interview tips which tell you exactly how to behave. My last post on the importance of body language in an interview  offered some useful tips on the non-verbal signals you give out during the interview process. This post focuses on tips which you don't hear everyday. It's common knowledge that you shouldn't chew gum during an interview, but unless you have your head in the clouds you could deduce this using common sense and…

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The Signs of Alcoholism In the Workplace

Alcoholism is defined as an alcohol use disorder where an affected person is dependent on the consumption of alcohol. Alcohol affects the body by inhibiting coordination and judgement due to messages from the brain to the body being slowed. An alcoholic is dependent on alcohol both physically and psychologically. It is a disease which involves uncontrolled consumption of alcohol. A worker who has consumed alcohol will have poor health and wellbeing and will have a reduced work output. They may experience poor memory, low concentration and poor physical health which will affect their work. If the worker operates machinery, they…

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The Importance of Body Language

This blog marks the first in a series of posts that focus on detailed interview tips. There are countless articles written about the broad subject of how to do well in an interview, but I'm genuinely hoping I can offer you some new and insightful advice that will help you clinch the deal. Let's start with this first post on the importance of your body language during an interview.  While it may sound shallow, your physical attributes can make all the difference in your next job interview. I say 'attributes' instead of 'appearance' because physical appearance usually means how you…

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What are ”Transferable Skills”?

The recruitment industry is chock full of jargon. On your job seeking journey you've probably come across a variety of popular phrases like 'tailored Resume', 'job criteria', and 'employee satisfaction'. However, those terms mean pretty much what they say (even though they sound a bit high-brow). With regards to the phrase 'transferable skills', however, can we say the same thing? What are transferable skills? And now that we're on the subject, what on earth are 'soft skills'? Why do these things matter? How do they impact your career prospects? Let's find out:  Let's Start with Transferable Skills: You might learn…

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The Pros and Cons of Freelance work

In today's technological age, freelancing or working from home is becoming a more realistic option for many jobseekers. With the rise of casual and temporary contracts in brick-and-mortar businesses, going freelance is slowly beginning to make more sense. The logic behind its rise in popularity (53 million people in the United States alone work freelance) is based on the idea that permanent, traditional jobs are perceived as much less stable than before. This is due in large to the economic crises that have occurred regularly since the 80s. Thus, people are more likely to look toward less traditional types of…

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