Why You Need to Develop Your Personal Brand This Year

We live in an inherently social world.  

While human beings have always been community-based creatures, the rise of the internet and social media means that we have more ways to connect than ever before. While the social environment brings a lot of positive things, like opportunities to network with peers and potential employers, it also means that every candidate needs to be constantly aware of how they’re presenting themselves to others.  

As you search for the ideal role, everything you do and say online is either moving you towards your career goals or holding you back. 

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Health and Wellbeing at Work: Why It’s Time to Take Action

For years, “workplace wellbeing” has been a hot topic for businesses in almost every sector. As studies show that happier and healthier employees lead to more significant profits, more companies are beginning to wonder what they can do to support holistic wellness for their staff.  

Research finds that mental health issues alone account for £70 billion in losses for companies each year. What’s more, a third of the days taken off work in the UK are a result of career pressure or stress. This means that if employers want to create a productive and robust culture in their organisation, they need to take steps to protect both physical, and mental wellbeing.  

Investing in a comprehensive workplace wellness program builds loyalty among staff, saves businesses money on lost productivity, and even improves your employer brand. 

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The 5 Daily Habits That are Ruining Your Career

We all have our own personal lists of habits. Sometimes, these tendencies are a good thing. For instance, an accountant who double checks their spreadsheets before sending them to the manager is more likely to impress 

Of course, there are bad habits of thinking about too. Maybe you continuously interrupt people when they are talking, or you struggle to keep track of your schedule. While your friends and family might not mind these quirks – your career might not be so forgiving. The more you let negative patterns get in the way of progress, the harder it will be to show your manager what you are truly capable of.  

Identifying which of your many habits you need to correct to become a better employee can be the key to unlocking new responsibilities, a better relationship with your employer, and even opportunities for promotion.  

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How to Increase Your Productivity at Work #FAST

Do you ever wonder what it would feel like to leave the workplace each day feeling happy and accomplished? There’s nothing quite like the comfort that comes with knowing you’ve finished your to-do list, and you’re ready to start afresh in the morning.  

If you struggle to stay on top of your schedule, then there are ways to make a positive change. High achievers are often successful because they know how to eliminate the bad habits sapping their productivity.  

If you can replace distraction and procrastination with good habits, then you can become the kind of employee your manager’s just itching to promote. The following tips will show you how to boost your get-up-and-go and become the team-member you’ve always wanted to be.  

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The Crucial Steps to Attracting Talent This Year

We frequently hear how competitive the market is when it comes to attracting business critical employees.
I am sure you have heard the phrase; “A war on talent”. Well in the bigger scheme of things I am not sure a ‘war’ is what I would call it. However, of the many things Rob and I have learnt during our careers and building Recruit Zone is that there are specific actions that employers can take to put themselves in a position to attract the quality of talent, they need to deliver projects and grow their business.

While what I am about to share may not be a big surprise, what differentiates those companies who are successful at attracting talent from those who struggle is this: Acting and implementation!

If you implement the following seven strategies, I am convinced you will notice a difference in your company’s ability to attract the talent your business needs this year.

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