Stress at work is positive!

Stress is widely seen as a bad thing that should be avoided at all times. However, there is a growing body of evidence that some forms of stress are good for you and improve work performance. Here we look at stress in the workplace and how many sources see it as a positive, even an

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Top Tips for Newbie Project Managers

If your first project management job goes well it can launch you into a rewarding career full of exciting challenges. If it goes wrong then everyone blames you and your stress levels reach epic levels. So how do you approach your first project management job? Here are some of the opinions from leading blogs and websites.

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Thinking of changing jobs

Changing jobs is a big decision and both job seekers and employers should carefully consider all points of view. A clear-headed approach is vital to make sure that the correct choices are made both in deciding which job you want and how to persuade others to give it you . There are no shortage of

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Team Management Is Key To project Success

An article on Recruiter.com got us thinking about the process of team creation and management. This is a summary of the main factors that business management and teamwork experts always highlight as vital to team and project management. Have they missed anything important? Every company brochure is full of photos of happy teams clustered around

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The importance to (future) employees of learning and development opportunities

A recent survey by a training and development consultancy identified that HR directors consider that the three areas most critical to retaining staff are clarity of communications, the provision of more flexible working hours and the extent to which the business will invest in learning and development courses. It also found that nearly half the respondents considered they were

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A third of executives consider quitting in their first 90 days

An article in HR Strategy and Practice refers to a piece of research that draws the conclusion that a third of executives consider quitting in their first 90 days and 20% consider they were not given an accurate picture of their future employer as part of the recruitment process. The more concerning of the two

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Is software driven recruitment damaging the job market?

Companies that can’t find the right candidates to fill their vacancies have only themselves to blame, according to Peter Cappelli, professor of management and human resources at the University of Pennsylvania. He argues that the extensive use of software to match candidates to vacancies has created a culture of specialization that makes the job market

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Should you quit your job?

Work getting you down? Time to move onwards and upwards You started your job in a bubble of enthusiasm. For a while things went well but recently it is getting harder and harder to get out of bed. You no longer feel challenged by your role and don’t see a way move upwards in the

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Career Guidance Cuts Threaten Britain’s Future

Britain’s careers advice system is deeply flawed and threatens the country’s future. According to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, funding cuts and limited industry involvement in the career guidance system means a lack of graduate engineers will severely hamper national growth. Britain needs 31,100 new engineers every year for the next five years to meet

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Key Interview skills that get you the job

No matter how much effort you put into your curriculum and your personal brand the interview remains the key to getting a job. It is your best opportunity to make a great impression. Many candidates miss out of jobs because they get the interview wrong. All interviewers have stories about prospects that turned up drunk

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