A Stress Management Plan: Field-Tested Tips And Techniques For Busting Workplace Stress

A Stress Management Plan: Field-Tested Tips And Techniques For Busting Workplace Stress

Recruitment is not an easy business to get into. While it can definitely be a rewarding industry, you’d have to be tough to excel in this highly competitive environment. Chasing and buttering up great candidates while making sure you still meet the over-the-top requirements of the clients can constantly trigger and escalate your stress levels.  This is the reason why recruitment is often ranked as one of the most stressful jobs out there.

Workplace stress is an unavoidable reality that is experienced by everyone, not just by people in the recruitment field. In the UK, more than 15.4 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression, and anxiety. Workload pressures, tight deadlines, and too much responsibility are just some of the reasons reported that caused these lost days.

While many companies are already implementing several tactics to allow for less stressful environment settings, there are certain techniques that employees can adapt to manage stress. Here are 5 practical tips that you can apply today to manage your stress at work.

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How to Attract Top Talents Online

How to Attract Top Talents Online

Attracting top talent for your business can often be a relatively challenging and intensive process. Finding the best and most qualified employees can make a huge difference in the overall success of any company. Therefore, while it can be an intimidating process, it is worth the extra effort to ensure that you are hiring the most qualified candidates.

The following information provides a closer look at effective methods that can help ensure your company is appealing to the top tier of the applicant pool.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF TRAINING EMPLOYEES FOR YOUR BUSINESS

The Importance of Training Employees for your Business

The vast majority of businesses wouldn’t even consider having unskilled and unqualified workers on their staff. However, it is pretty common that their workers aren’t really on par with industry standards; and there may be multiple reasons for that, and many of them have nothing to do with the employees themselves.

A very common cause of a worker’s under-qualification is the constantly changing technology, which keeps becoming increasingly demanding. Whether it is the employees’ fault or not, it is the employer’s responsibility to improve their personnel’s knowledge base continually, so that their output continues to satisfy industry standards.

In this article, we’ve compiled a list of reasons why all business owners should care about investing in training their employees.

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Purpose over Paychecks: How to Cultivate Meaning and Attract Top Talent

Purpose over Paychecks: How to Cultivate Meaning and Attract Top Talent

As Studs Terkel said in his book Working (1974), “Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread.” If you were able to find a job that offered meaning, purpose and reward, would you be willing to take a pay cut? According to recent reports, we’ve entered an era of meaning over money — a huge consideration if your business is looking to recruit (and, importantly, retain) top talent. Read more

How To Boost Employee Engagement with Social Media

How To Boost Employee Engagement with Social Media

In today’s tech-savvy world, social media has become the technology no one can ignore. Hitting an all-time high in the beginning of 2018 with 83 percent of the UK adult population utilizing one or more social platforms, social media is no longer just for fun. As usage increases among all ages, the purpose of social media is expanding into the workforce. Employee engagement efforts in particular are reaping the benefits of properly utilized social media.

While happy employees are a key to success, we’re explaining just how you can keep your team engaged with these modern tools.

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Investing In Your Employees: How Modern Companies Do It

Investing In Your Employees: How Modern Companies Do It

Investing in your employees is a well-known technique for business development and growth. It will take time for all companies to realise and implement this in their routine, but some of them already have and guess what- it’s working!

If you are being skeptical about investing in your companies’ employees, or simply don’t know how, here is some useful advice for you.

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It’s a Brave New World

It’s a Brave New World

I’m very lucky in that I get to travel the world with my job and meet some of the most amazing people along the way. The Recruitment Industry is full of passionate, innovative, interesting superstars… in my opinion!

So, I thought I’d dedicate this post to a couple of businesses that I’ve met recently who are taking real risks… hence, the title. For those of you that haven’t read Aldous Huxley’s classic, the novel is set in the future and depicts the 26th century, when the world has become a united state, without conflict, war, or poverty. Utopia right?

Written in an age of increasing automation (1932), the alarming vision that Huxley portrayed was a call to comprehend that a civilisation in which all individuals are controlled for the benefit of everyone, would result in a complete loss of individuality and freedom… and there’s some large recruitment companies that should take heed of this!

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Diversity Job Fairs: Will You Hire Anyone?

Diversity Job Fairs: Will You Hire Anyone?

Put yourself in the position of jobseekers for a moment — think about the organization most people want to work with. What comes to your mind? An organization that hires to fill a spot or two to meet its diversity needs or an organization whose overall culture is built to foster diversity and inclusion? Most would want to choose the latter because these organizations will not only value an employee’s diversity but also provide infrastructure and opportunity to translate employees’ diversity into creativity and innovation.

Today, almost every organization has a non-discrimination statement appended to job descriptions. But how many of these organizations are successful in addressing implicit bias and inclusion challenges? Not many. Only a few organizations are successful because of their diversity recruiting practices, which includes hiring at diversity job fairs.

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4 of the Latest and Brightest Talent Management Strategies

4 of the Latest and Brightest Talent Management Strategies

Employees are one of the most important commodities to any business, but developing great teams and getting the most out of staff requires the implementation of sensible talent management initiatives. Unfortunately, this aspect is often neglected, resulting in a situation where 73 percent of CEOs have concerns about skills within their teams.

Effective management of talent within an organisation is made up of a lot of different elements, which are aligned towards the same overall goals – realising true employee potential and maximising business results.

In this article, we examine some of the latest and most effective strategies available to business leaders this year.

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Bums on seats!

3 part strategy to avoid a ‘bums on seats’ situation  

Are we making it too easy for people to join the recruitment industry?

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