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  • What will motivate employees in the 2020s?

    What motivates employees? The question has preoccupied heavyweight thinkers and spawned entire industries as employers look for ways to attract, retain and get the most out of staff. 

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  • How to job-seek in the 2020s

    1-1 Recruitment celebrates its 20th anniversary this month! A big thank you to all our clients and candidates for their help and support and for choosing to work with us. 

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  • The four skills and qualities employers always want - and how to develop them.

    Of all the qualities and skills that lead to good performance at work in these challenging times, there are four that, provided you’ve got the required hard skills of your trade, can make you a star employee. The majority of the best candidates, employees and leaders I’ve met have these qualities in spades. And the great thing is, each of them can be developed - you can learn them.

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  • Why you need employer branding & how to do it

    Every employer I know accepts they’re competing for talent. The higher up the skill chain you go, the more this is the case. The need for white-collar technical professionals who can bring skills associated with Big Data, AI and the Internet of Things is mission-critical in the technology sector.

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  • Six signs it’s time you found a new job

    Work should be challenging but fun. It should help us grow. But it can be tough: commutes stressful, technology frustrating. Clients, bosses and peers can be difficult, deadlines can pile up; projects can seem insurmountable.

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  • How to stay calm in a high-pressure world

    I’m encouraged to see a rise in employers offering staff benefits - such as flexible working – designed to enhance lifestyle, wellbeing and productivity. To my mind, the best benefits are those that give time and freedom back to employees, because that represents an opportunity to unplug from work.

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  • How to deal with Imposter Syndrome

    When it comes to this adulthood game, I bet a lot of us feel like frauds. We can’t quite believe that we’re doing all this big, clever grown-up stuff, and we wonder when we’ll be found out.

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  • You're not ambitious. Is that a problem?

    I wanted to take a few moments to share some thoughts with you about the cult of ambition. It’s something that seems rife on LinkedIn, where you’ve probably seen quite a lot of people equating sustained “hustle” with success.

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  • How to avoid the most common communication mistakes in business

    Great communication skills will stand you in good stead whether you’re a job seeker, middle manager or global CEO. Happily, we can improve communication through practice and by learning from mistakes – and unfortunately, life will almost certainly provide us all with plenty of these!

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  • Why the candidate-short market presents opportunities for all

    With the UK experiencing its lowest levels of unemployment since 1974, there are opportunities for even entry-level roles to earn well, especially in skilled fields. Research from Indeed reveals that demand for IT engineers has grown faster than any other job over the last year, with job ads for these roles growing by a third since April 2018.

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