Congratulations on being offered an interview! That’s an encouraging step towards securing employment. However, for many candidates it’s an intimidating one too. After all, while some interview questions are more or less expected, other can seem, in the moment, like curveballs designed to catch you off guard.
The perils of workplace stress
Some degree of stress is natural and even beneficial: it keeps us on task, helps us determine what our priorities are, and contributes to a healthy sense of motivation. However, it’s all too easy for stress to get out of hand.
Should you take the job, or should you wait and see if something better comes along? Should you move house now, or maybe next year, when it could be more affordable? Should you spend your holidays in England, Australia, or Japan? Life is full of such conundrums, each of them requiring us to make decisions that will affect the things that are most important to us: our careers, our relationships, our finances, our creative pursuits, and more.
The concept of emotional intelligence (EQ) was popularized in a best-selling book by Daniel Goleman, who defines it as “the ability to identify, assess, and control one's own emotions, the emotions of others, and that of groups”. According to Goleman, emotional intelligence has five components: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills.
Being able to openly communicate with your colleagues will create great working relationships that will be fun and in turn, lead to high productivity.
If there is one bad apple, it can hurt the enthusiasm of the entire office. So what is open communication? In a nutshell, open communication occurs when all parties are able to express ideas to one another, such as in a conversation or debate.
More and more companies are bringing remote workers into their workforce, adding talent that might not have been available through any other means. The internet has afforded businesses of all kinds the opportunity to do more with less, and that means employing skilled workers without requiring them to be physically present in an office or headquarters.
As we approach the end of 2018 many work places will hold their annual Staff Christmas parties. While this is a good time to unwind, socialise and look back on the year just gone it’s also important to remember that even though you might be surrounded by music, good food and a lot of alcohol you are still at work.
Recruitment Process Outsourcing ("RPO") is to Permanent Placement as UBER is to the Taxi Industry.
At first I was skeptical of UBER as a Competitor to the well-established Taxi Industry. How could it possibly work? What were the benefits?
Discovering that UBER was easy to use, and that the service delivery was in complete contrast to what I knew, was refreshing, and the people behind the wheel were friendly and motivated by Customer Service.
The prospects of landing a job in the mining industry can be a tough one - more so, if you are at the entry level or with no prior experience in the sector.
Opportunities in mining tend to favour the experienced more. However, there is no stopping the right candidate, if you are determined and have got the credentials and the attitude to match.
One of the biggest concerns employers face, irrespective of the work sector, is the growing employee attrition rate. A recent survey indicated that 67% of employers saw an increase in staff turnover in the last three years.
Having people leave regularly can impact the flow of operations and hamper productivity.