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Building Productive Teams and Schedules

Building Productive Teams and Schedules

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One of the most common reasons that stops people from working productively is a lack of an efficient schedule.

Increasing productivity in your organisation

Increasing productivity in your organisation

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Boosting productivity in your business.

Optimum productivity is the seamless and harmonious operation of your team working together to achieve results, and it relies on a few things:

• A trained and competent team that has a system to follow

• Employees who care about meeting their goals

• Individuals having the right tools to do their job

• Effective systems in place for…

Creating a Culture of Trust

Creating a Culture of Trust

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When you are rebuilding a team culture which has been damaged, trust is essential.

Creating a culture of communication and feedback

Creating a culture of communication and feedback

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The global pandemic has changed many of our cultural norms in significant ways which none of us could have imagined.

Who knew that office chats, lunch together or Friday drinks could influence our relationships in so many ways.

Getting your business vision & mission back on track

Getting your business vision & mission back on track

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The first thing you can do when you notice that your culture has lost its way is to revisit your business mission and values.

Your mission statement should be a concise sentence, which sums up what your business is and why it exists. Separate to this, your values are a list of core ethics which make up your culture and drive the organisation to achieve your mission.

Why is a strong business culture essential?

Why is a strong business culture essential?

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Some leaders believe that the secret to success is hiring talented individuals who show up and complete their tasks on time.

And of course, that's essential; but for longevity, your business needs to create a positive culture. Not easy, especially in the wake of the last year we have all experienced, and it is possible.

Meet the candidates: Lola

Meet the candidates: Lola

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We're excited to introduce Lola as the next spotlight in our meet the candidates series who started working with our client, The Third Edge as an EA. Lola has a specialist EA skillset, used to running events and projects, so it was important we found her a role as unique as she is. Here's her story.

How Can We Define Organisational Culture?

How Can We Define Organisational Culture?

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The organisational culture of your business is as essential as any other part, your products and services, staffing levels, management ability, and financial plan.

And yet, it is often one of the most overlooked parts of business strategy.

Trends of 2021: Tech Takeover

Trends of 2021: Tech Takeover

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Whether it's for cost-cutting reasons, as a result of our new socially distanced world or streamline recruitment processes, smart businesses are exploring the limits of technology.

Trends of 2021: Quality Over Speed

Trends of 2021: Quality Over Speed

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When Covid struck, many businesses went into self-preservation mode with their current employees and their recruitment.

The furlough scheme saw mass temporary working shifts on a scale like never before. Some organisations needed new employees – fast – while others made the difficult decision to downsize or furlough their teams.

Trends of 2021: A New Type of Talent Pipeline

Trends of 2021: A New Type of Talent Pipeline

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Traditionally, talent pipelines are the pool of candidates that your organisation has been in communication with – the individuals who you have singled out as a possibility as your next key hire.

Meet our partners: Oxford Media & Business School

Meet our partners: Oxford Media & Business School

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We had the pleasure of speaking with Andrea Freeman from Oxford Media & Business School (OMBS) - a key partner with us for over two decades. We delved a little deeper into our partnership over the years.

Being a video interview communication pro

Being a video interview communication pro

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One criticism candidates sometimes have about video interviews is that it is harder to strike a genuine connection with your interviewer or panel. But there are a few techniques you can use to help combat this.

Improving Your Video Interview Skills

Improving Your Video Interview Skills

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Some people will be more relaxed during a video interview; for others, it can be more stressful. This all depends on your personality and communication type.

But for camera-shy candidates who are more likely to find video interviews stressful, there are some techniques you can employ, which will help you answer questions with ease.

There are two main types of video interviews – live and pre-recorded. Most…

Preparing for a successful video interview

Preparing for a successful video interview

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If you have been invited to a video interview, you might be worrying that this could put you at a disadvantage.

But what are the real differences?

The truth is that a video interview should not put you either at an advantage or a disadvantage – both have their benefits and their drawbacks.

Let’s take a closer look.