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There’s a line in Kenny Rogers’ song ‘The Gambler’, where he imparts some sound advice: “You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em”. He was sharing a poker metaphor for life, but the line resonates for staff retention strategies. You must learn to recognise when to retain the right people and know when to lose those who are not right for your business. Both retaining and...

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While job applicants might rely on standard CV templates that emphasise professional experience and soft skills, this approach doesn't necessarily suit everyone. A CV is essentially a snapshot of your abilities, accomplishments, and the value you could bring to an employer. But in the mix of all the professional details, where do hobbies and personal interests fit? Hobbies and interests...

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Companies are becoming more aware of how workplace stress affects employees' mental health. While burnout is widely recognised, a less-discussed issue called "boreout" can also result in similar problems. Organisations are proactively tackling these challenges to enhance employee well-being. Chronic workplace stress can result in burnout, leading to exhaustion. If not addressed, it can...

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In the face of increasingly challenging economic climates, many companies in Singapore find themselves at a crossroads, grappling with the dual pressures of uncertainty and the need for sustained growth. Within this volatility, the world of work has continued to evolve, and organisations are cautiously switching from simply keeping the lights on, to strategically planning for the future. ...

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Working with a recruitment consultant We thought it might be helpful for you to know how to maximise the benefits of using a recruitment consultant. Of course it's our job to find the best person for each role, but by partnering with a recruiting expert you will have an advocate who will promote your strengths and expertise to potential employers.   Benefits of an expert recruiter...

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6 reasons why you should be job hunting right now In the ever-evolving landscape of the professional world, the timing of a job hunt can significantly impact your career trajectory. Job seekers contemplating the idea of dusting off their resume and diving into the job market will find that now might be the perfect moment to take the plunge. In this blog post, we'll explore six compelling...

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The secrets of a successful talent sourcing partner To the untrained eye, developing a sourcing strategy for obtaining candidates may seem a simple process, with technology enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the modern recruiter. However, ask any workforce experts and they'll likely admit it's far from plain sailing (either that or they're underestimating the task ahead!). Talent...

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How create a competitive advantage from your contract workers Companies are facing economic uncertainty. They are also experiencing a decrease in available skilled workers. Additionally, there is a persistent gap between required skills and available talent. This is all happening as the workplace continues to rapidly change. Companies worldwide are hiring contract workers to gain...

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How to manage your multi-generational workforce: 3 top tips for leaders Look across the office (or virtual call) and you'll likely find memebers of the 'Silent Generation' and Baby Boomers working alongside the emerging Generation Z. By 2050, there will be one person aged 65 and over for every two persons aged 20-64, according to data from the OECD. The same study stated that living...

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How Contract Workers Can Help You Build a Boundaryless Organisation  Alistair Cox  Leading an organisation amid an ever-evolving world of work, it feels like there is a new corporate buzzword describing human behaviour and organisational design for us to deal with almost every week. From quiet quitting to hush trips and toxic positivity, we are busily inventing new terms to...

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In the heat of the moment during a job interview, it’s understandable to take seemingly straightforward questions at face value. The result? You’re either a little too honest with the interviewer, too unfocused in your answer, or you push too hard to sell yourself.  In every case, you risk giving your interviewer the wrong impression. As such, it’s important to stop and ask...

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While digital transformation has been a buzzword for the longest time now, the trend of organisations adapting to modern technology has been accelerating at a startling pace. Today, many organisations are adapting to these changes to meet the changing needs of consumers and the workforce. And while disruptions are to be expected with any new technology, none are as threatening as a potential...

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When applying for a job, it can be tricky to show that you’re the right person for the role, particularly if you’re unsure of what the hiring party needs to know about you. However, you’ll stand a much better chance of impressing your potential manager or interviewer if you can offer examples of soft skills that employers are looking for.  What are soft skills? As opposed to...

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The last few years have shown the importance of running a tight ship. With insights across Enterprise Solutions, we explore the key risk factors you need to consider when engaging with contract talent. Contract employment risk is inherently part of any working relationship where a non-employee worker is engaged and performing work for a manager or organisation. The need to mitigate risk is...

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Key Takeaways  What is a Total Workforce Strategy  Steps to ensure successful adoption  Next steps  A holistic workforce strategy that combines and aligns all hiring processes is the ideal for many organisations. We explore the stakeholders you’ll need to onboard to ensure the success of a Total Workforce strategy. A Total Workforce...

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Key Takeaways  Research indicates that contract workers suffer from adverse mental health for a variety of reasons, many of them due to the working patterns and job insecurity inherent to contract work.  As a contract worker, you may sometimes feel disposable or replaceable, as a result of inconsistent and irregular work, which can impact negatively on your mental...

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Key Takeaways  Why the contingent workforce model is being accelerated  Key pillars of a successful contingent workforce management strategy  How to streamline your contigent workforce strategy The contingent workforce consists of a growing number of individuals that are hired to execute work on a non-permanent, per-project basis. The skills and...

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How to choose between in-house and consultant cyber security jobs  Miguel Duran  The cyber security jobs market is growing, and the recent pandemic has widened the skills gap in this area. As outlined in our global cyber security report for 2023, 72% of employers believe that events in recent years have had a significant impact on their cyber risk profile. However, 90% claim that...

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Are you thinking about leaving your permanent role and starting a career in IT contracting? If so, this can be an incredibly exciting prospect, which will no doubt benefit your long-term career. You won’t be stuck doing the same thing day in, day out, and you’ll have variety in your job roles, where you work and the people you meet.   But, how do you know if you’ve really got what it...

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You don’t need to be a large organisation to benefit from engaging a Managed Service Programme (MSP) provider to ensure you are gaining maximum value and efficiency from the flexible component of your workforce. Shane Little offers his insights on what to look for in your MSP partnership. There’s a common misconception that you need to be a ‘big business’ in order to engage an MSP...

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