2014: HR Year in Review

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It’s time to say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015. This last year has certainly been an interesting one for Human Resources. After years of austerity, economic recovery finally seemed to slowly be making headway, leading to many employment issues being turned on their head. Continue reading “2014: HR Year in Review”

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Confidence in Careers

I was recently tasked with simulating interviews for a group of school leavers. To start with I wasn’t too enthralled about going. I was there on behalf of a colleague who’d had a better offer – I was sure I would rather be at a corporate bash sipping champagne too! But on reflection, perhaps it was actually her who missed out and not me. Continue reading “Confidence in Careers”

What’s wrong with being nice

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To put it bluntly, there’s two things wrong with being nice. First of all there’s a universal prejudice that niceness and the ability to make “tough” decisions are incompatible. Second, it’s like being nice person is an invitation for other people (the not nice ones) to crush your spirit and walk all over you. Continue reading “What’s wrong with being nice”