Good Offer, Bad Offer, Counteroffer!

There is every possibility that your current employer could try and persuade you to stay in their employment by offering you more money or promising to change your job and job title. Of course this is very flattering and could be tempting as life might be easier with the “devil you know” etc. However, never forget the reasons you wanted to leave in the first instance as many of the issues that you have encountered over the years and forced you to make the decision…

The Real Cost of the ‘Wrong Hire’

Many businesses and hiring managers say that hiring the wrong person costs a company three times their salary! Any reputable company will recognise that their greatest asset is their staff and that by hiring the right people businesses generally grow and expand, but what does it really cost a company when they hire the wrong person? There are some very tangible costs that can be attributed to the cost of recruitment including agency fees, advertising, training and obviously the employee’s salary. However, there are the…

When is a good time for you?

It’s always good to look for jobs in a booming economy when there are more jobs available, but I do say that with a pinch of salt because I actually think that a recession can be the best time to think about your career. During a recession you see companies thinking about reshuffling and reorganising, which often creates work and opens up new positions. During a bull economy it’s very easy to keep doing the same thing – you don’t necessarily stop and think about…

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