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  • Say No To The Status Quo

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    The need for Agile Organisations…   By David Chapman davidchapman@starfishld.com A client asked me if I could write a blog on what the future for work might look like and how organisations will need to adapt? Of course, I said “yes, sure, no problem!”. Then I put the phone down and thought “crikey!” (that might…

  • Remote Working: How Your Business Can Adapt

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    With all of us continuing to work our way through the pandemic, many of our clients and companies we are talking to, are trying to develop their business model for 2021 and the years ahead. One thing that is clear, is that the future working model will never be the same as it was in…

  • Useful Tips To Increased Productivity Whilst Working Remotely

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    As most of us have been remote working since March of this year, we have naturally been speaking to many HR professionals to either help them find a new role, or working with them on recruiting HR talent. Naturally, one things that always comes up, is how we have all been managing working from home…

  • Hiring Trends: 4 Tips to Onboard New Employees Remotely

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    Even during these challenging times, many companies are still hiring. With many working from home this is not an easy process and businesses should have the ability to remotely welcome more than one employee at a time through a standardised, months-long onboarding process. Since onboarding is an introduction to a company’s culture, businesses should use onboarding…

  • Employee Engagement In The Virtual World

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    With virtual on-boarding the norm and more candidates detached working from home, follow-ups with new employees will become more important. After you’ve hired your employee and have conducted the first 30 day review, you’ll want to conduct another review at the 60 day mark to measure progress and engagement. 60 day reviews help ensure that…

  • How To Deal With Those Recruiters!

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    Some useful tips when working with recruiters (both agency and in-house). It’s not an easy time for anyone at the moment, but hopefully a few of these pointers will help. As a working professional, you’ve probably considered looking for new job opportunities at one time or another. When you hear talk of how amazing certain…

  • Second Wave and No-Deal Brexit Threaten Employment Opportunities

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    The unemployment rate may reach 9% by the end of the year, according to thinktank EY Item Club, an increase from 3.9% in the month to May. Its summer forecast predicted the UK’s GDP will fall by 1.5% in 2020, a downgrade from the 8% it forecasted in June. Data on travel patterns, shopping, heading…

  • UK payrolls shrink by 649,000 jobs in lockdown

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    A report today by the BBC highlights just how much impact the pandemic has had on the economy. The number of workers on UK company payrolls fell by 649,000 between March and June, official figures indicate. The overall jobless rate was unchanged but there are 47,000 more young people unemployed than there were a year…

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