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Let’s Talk about Collaboration

Let’s Talk about Collaboration

“The definition of the word 'collaboration' refers to working with someone else in order to create or produce something. Collaboration skills enable people within an organisation (or outside an organisation) to engage with each other productively and efficiently. It...

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Get the communication right and the rest will follow.

Get the communication right and the rest will follow.

Rightly, there are a lot of discussions these days about the candidate journey or candidate experience, as it’s also known.  A good process matched with a competitive salary and benefits; regular and useful contact; clear and precise information etc. These are things...

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Eight Chinese proverbs to help with modern life.

Eight Chinese proverbs to help with modern life.

The Chinese are famous for their proverbs, or yànyŭ: words of wisdom gathered from literature or uttered by famous philosophers over the centuries. And, although ancient in some cases, many of these proverbs still provide valuable guidance in the modern age. 1....

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Does the future of HR look different?

Does the future of HR look different?

The past 12 months have really opened my mind to what the future of HR might look like. We've spent hours in meetings with potential clients, large and small, to get to grips with their HR needs while we consider how to plan for the future. Here are some thoughts to...

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Is the Fear of Failure holding you back?

Is the Fear of Failure holding you back?

On Sunday 14th July 2019 England and New Zealand played at Lords Cricket Ground in the Cricket World Cup Final, it has been described by some as the best game of cricket ever. It was the culmination of a 6 weeks long competition between the top 10 cricketing nations....

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Year End and Beyond – 17 years of Purple House Recruitment.

Year End and Beyond – 17 years of Purple House Recruitment.

On 1st July 2019, Purple House Recruitment began its 18th year in business.  An awful lot has happened during the last 17 years but I guess what’s important now is what happens next, not what’s already been and gone.  However, we’d be foolish to ignore what we’ve...

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Are First Impressions at an Interview really that Important?

Are First Impressions at an Interview really that Important?

Amazingly in a recent report on the BBC website, 64% of respondents to an employment survey said that they know within 90 seconds whether or not they will hire the person they’re interviewing.  I can’t believe that people actually still do this. So here’s an example...

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Why you’re NOT happy at work.

Why you’re NOT happy at work.

So, you’re doing well, on the outside it looks as if you’re achieving and delivering what you should be but still you’re not satisfied by these outcomes.  Why can’t you just be happy with your achievements? Are you working for the right company? The right boss even?...

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Learning & Development Specialist

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