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Archive for June, 2012

Are You Loyal to Your Employer? »

Employees may be feeling more loyal to their own career goals instead of their employers, as 40 percent do not feel loyal to their current employer and 23 per cent said they are likely to leave their current position to change jobs in a year or less. This is according to’s latest survey of more […]

The nation likes to work, even when feeling sick »

It appears that presenteeism is becoming a greater problem than absenteeism in the UK workplace. Recent research carried out by Corporate Health indicates that the nation is becoming more STOIC (sick though often inbox checking). While the cost of absence is clear, and well measured – the cost of presenteeism is a hidden one that […]

Who’s Hiring This Month? »

According to the latest quarterly Labour Market Outlook survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the outlook for the British labour market has turned positive for the first time in more than a year. Private sector services companies are behind much of the predicted upturn, and almost two thirds of employers plan […]

Six Tricky Job Search Traps »

Reports on the uncertainty of the current economy are dominating the headlines, and it is easy to allow those stories to weigh on you, especially if you are in the middle of a drawn-out job search. Instead of feeling helpless, remember that in any economy, companies need good workers. By fine-tuning your job search strategy, […]

10 Most Unusual Interview Mistakes »

What is the most unusual thing a candidate did in a job interview? Fall asleep? Disappear? Show up a day late? Here are the top 10, according to a survey from When interviewer asked candidate why he wanted to work for the company, he replied, “Because I fancy the girl who works in reception.” […]

Is Working Abroad The Way To Go? »

Many people are drawn to the idea of working abroad, mainly because of the travel opportunities it affords. Working in a foreign country can have many benefits, but before you rush out and apply for a job miles away from home consider some of the drawbacks as well as the advantages. If you’re the kind […]

Six Job Hunting Steps For New Graduates »

Congratulations, you’ve done it! You made it through college, have your degree in hand and are finally ready to make your mark. You are now in the real world and it’s time to get your professional life started. If you are in the middle of this crossroad, it can be scary, exciting, confusing, overwhelming or […]