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8 ways companies can put the “inter” back in interview

interview (n.) 1510s, “face-to-face meeting, formal conference,” from Middle French entrevue, verbal noun from s’entrevoir “to see each other, visit each other briefly, have a glimpse of,” from entre- “between” (see inter-) + Old French voir “to see” (from Latin videre;). After six years of deep recession and demand driven hiring processes, interviews have been…

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tips for Career changers

The Carnival of H.R. Changing Times & H.R.

We are seeing change in all aspects of our daily lives at a phenomenal pace.  I am fascinated by the impact this has on the workplace and even more so on organisational response. Whether cultural, economic or technological each shift eventually has some sort of effect on and H.R. policies and practises and leadership input.  The need to adjust, cope with or…

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Do you have a “Go-To” Top 10?

  All of us have situations which are problematic. They can range from  minor irritations and something irksome, to outright  emergencies.   To get out of a hole we might need repairmen, baby sitters or service providers in a wide range of fields.  But one area which we woefully neglect  is the development of strategic alliances to support an emergency in our…

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interview ready

Employers need to be interview ready

Although top-level  candidates are investing increasingly in their employee brands and interview readiness, I’ve heard many stories that would suggest that some organisations are  getting complacent.  Mistakenly they believe that either being a good manager  automatically makes them good interviewers,  or with the market awash with candidates they don’t have to make an effort. They have basically let their interview readiness slip. Employers need to…

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Portfolio careers

Portfolio Careers: impact on workplace & jobseeker

A Portfolio Career “a tapestry of a variety of eclectic employment experiences; employment in a series of short-contract or part-time positions“ Not new but on the increase The term Portfolio Career is being used in current business  vernacular with the same type of smug and superior “in the know -ness,”  as we might have seen when the atom was split or  the wheel invented. I…

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