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Dealing Effectively with Criticism at Work

Published: 18th April 2021

Criticism at work can stimulate professional and personal growth if you know how to deal with it effectively. Here are some guidelines for adopting a positive mindset and responding to feedback from supervisors and colleagues. Taking a Positive View of Criticism Stay relaxed. If you try to appear calm and confident, you’re more likely to […]

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A Foolproof Formula for Showing Your Boss You Have Potential

Published: 15th April 2021

Showing your boss that you have potential is essential whether you want to climb up the ladder to senior management or be picked for interesting projects. Naturally, being competent at your current job is a starting point, but it takes more than that to advance. In fact, your boss is probably evaluating you already. A […]

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A Foolproof Formula for Cutting Down on Excessive Meetings

Published: 10th April 2021

Anyone else sick of Zoom video calls? Before the Pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, I pretty much worked from home for 11 years with a few days in London each month. Now my diary is back to back meetings… and I am going to make a step-change in this as it’s tiring me out to the […]

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What to Do When An Interviewer Asks You to Describe Yourself

Published: 8th April 2021

“Tell me about yourself,” is often the first question you hear at a job interview. The hiring manager may be stalling because they haven’t had time to study your CV or they may realise that open-ended questions are an effective way to identify candidates who can fit in and perform well. In any case, they’re […]

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How to Develop Management Experience Even if You’re Not a Manager

Published: 6th April 2021

How can you get a management position when you lack management experience? While you may not be able to list the title of manager on your CV, there are plenty of ways to demonstrate that you’re ready to assume more responsibility. Start by thinking about what being a manager means. You’d be responsible for the […]

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3 Mistakes to Avoid when Hiring for a Small Team

Published: 2nd April 2021

If you’re a small business owner, you know that hiring the right person for your team is crucial. Here are 3 mistakes to avoid when hiring for small teams: – Not paying attention to how their values align with your own – Hiring too quickly and not taking enough time to get to know them […]

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In Pursuit of Happiness

Published: 8th August 2020

Do you seek happiness? Are you looking around you for someone or something to come along that makes you happy? Most of us have things right in front of us every day that could make us deliriously happy if only we would let them. Could this be you? Happiness doesn’t need to be created for […]

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Business owners, you are not alone

Published: 1st August 2020

Business owners are either thriving or surviving right now. Understandably so on both counts. If you’re struggling, I hear you. And am with you. I’m happy to have a call, for free, to support you with any people issues you may have currently. I have access to a few different HR partners who can support […]

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Interview Questions for Your Next Potential Assistant

Published: 26th July 2020

While hiring an assistant is similar to hiring someone for any other position, there are key differences. This person will serve as your right hand. You must trust this person without any doubt. It’s also important to like them. You’ll be spending a lot of time together, so take the time to find the best […]

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Why should you work with Your People Partners?

Published: 4th February 2020

Showcase of testimonials from fellow business owners and entrepreneurs about working with multi-award-winning Helen Sanders and Your People Partners for all your hiring and talent management needs.

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What to Do When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed at Work

Published: 22nd January 2020

Do you feel overworked and overwhelmed? Maybe your inbox is overflowing, and you wake up at night wondering what to do first when you arrive at the office in the morning. Take control of your workload before you become burned out. Start with this checklist for helpful things you can do on your own and […]

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My Son’s Cancer made me a Better Recruiter

Published: 10th November 2016

Article first published on the Huffington Post This month is a huge day for our family. This time 8 years’ ago, our son was nearing his 4th birthday and had spent much of the previous 8 months in Bristol Children’s Hospital, The Royal Marsden and CLIC House in Bristol. He’d been diagnosed with the big-C […]

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7 Characteristics of a New Employee for SMEs

Published: 10th August 2016

Hiring your first member of staff? Or expanding your team? Don’t know where to start? Worried about getting it wrong? In terms of looking for what you need, start with these 7 core questions every time you hire.  As the business owner, can you afford to got wrong when hiring for the first or adding to your […]

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Recruitment should be about the Win-Win-Win

Published: 26th July 2016

We’re not all the same Many people can be put off by recruiters and don’t want to use them or see us as a necessary evil. So I am on a mission. My mission is simple. I am going to change people’s perceptions about recruiters, as we’re not all alike (thank goodness). My mission  I have made […]

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