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Dress for success: Interview…

“So, what would you describe as your greatest weakness?” Interviews can be quite stressful- from arriving on time to sharing articulate and well-thought-out responses to complicated questions; there are a lot of things to consider when preparing for a job interview. Your physical appearance is the first thing that people notice about you, paving the way for your entire interview experience and informing the first impression people get: this, in turn, is hugely dependant on what you’re wearing. When you’re looking for a job, it’s vital that you show off your best side to recruiters. Here are 5 top tips for how to choose appropriate interview wear! Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. That is to say, keep it classy and professional. Dress similarly to present the boss at the job you’re seeking, with a polished and tidy edge. If you’re unsure, opt for overdressing rather than underdressing. Keep it industry-appropriate Different jobs have different needs. What works for one industry does not necessarily work for another. Do your homework about the company to gauge the style of dress you’ll need. Keep it cautious When choosing an interview outfit, err on the side of caution: rather dress too formally or conservatively, than arrive and realise you are completely underdressed! Pay attention to detail Keep your look polished and neat. Neatness is often seen as a..

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How to Ace Your…

Congratulations, you got a new job! Now you just have to survive your first day - and whether it’s your first day of working ever, a new company or just a different department, the first day at any job can be stressful!  To ensure that you have a positive first-day experience, it’s good to do some preparation to ensure that everything runs smoothly, which brings us to these tips for success on your first day at a new job! These handy hints will guide you through your first day and set you on the track for success! First impressions matter From your smile to your shoes, people remember their first impressions! For the first day at a new position, you want to ensure that you impress from the word go! Make sure your outfit is appropriate, clean and neat. Be friendly with everyone you meet, remember names, and try to connect with everyone you can- even if it’s just a 30-second greeting in the hall. Plan your commute So simple, yet so important.  Arriving on time, particularly for your first day on the job, is vital. Before starting a new job, be sure to map out the best route to your new workplace. Have a look at the public transport options and schedules, or if you’re driving, the roads and potential commute issues. Try and plan so that you can..

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5 Effective Employee Retention…

"Great vision without great people is irrelevant."  As any good HR head or CEO knows, good hires are the key to a successful company. Good employees are an invaluable asset to a company, and can mean the difference between failure and success. But as good talent is in short supply, keeping those talented workers loyal and satisfied can be more complicated than you think. Company culture, wage disputes and so much more can easily lead to employees leaving your enterprise. High employee turnover is a colossal drain on the financial resources and staff of a company- some experts estimate that it can cost an employer double an employee’s salary to replace them when they quit! By losing key employees, you risk limiting productivity, losing money and damaging morale. That’s why it is so critical for ALL companies to implement employee retention strategies to keep their top talent. Read on to discover the 5 strategies we believe critical to retaining your top talent! Five Strategies to retain Your Employees: Make salaries and benefits competitive Remuneration is often the chief reason employees seek new opportunities, and low remuneration can lead to employees feeling undervalued and unappreciated. Make sure that salaries are set at a competitive industry standard, and consider offering benefits. Benefits don’t always have to be monetary- consider offering work-at-home days,  childcare support and insurance options. Keep expectations and policies clear..

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