An employee’s level of success at work is less about them having a ‘successful personality,’ and far more about whether they have found their niche. This is the thrust of a new article in the journal Psychological Science, which saw researchers use data from 8,458 employed individuals, to examine the relationship between their personality traits,
In the age of 24/7 working, finding a work/life balance is harder than ever – but it’s so important to be able to switch off sometimes.
Do you check your phone first thing in the morning and last thing at night? If your answer’s yes, then you’re not alone. Nine-to-five is dying, and 24/7 is replacing it. Three-quarters of Brits feel under pressure to respond to emails outside of work hours which can increase anxiety, according to research from Bupa UK
It’s now almost 12 months since we started Jigsaw Specialist Recruitment – and what a year it’s been! We’ve worked incredibly hard, learnt a huge amount, and enjoyed more success than we dared to dream of. With that anniversary coming up, we thought we’d share some insights – so here are 8 things we’ve learnt
Social media gaffes can cause damage to your business reputation and your brand. ThinkBusiness.ie highlight some high-profile, ‘big brand’ mistakes and what you can learn from them. Angry HMV staff live-tweeted a mass firing HMV went into administration in 2013, and the decision was made to start letting people go. Unfortunately for the administrators, one
Recent research from Ubeeqo shows One in four Brits spend a total of 712 hours each year – equivalent to one month –commuting to work. Train commuters endure the longest travel time with the average worker spending more than two working weeks (eleven days) travelling, compared to an average of 8.8 days for car drivers
Recruitment Buzz look at what Millennials deem as important from any prospective employer. In the past, our parents and grandparents would have spent their entire career in a single position within the same company – more often than not having followed in the footsteps of their parents before them. Today, however, Millennials are a completely
Dame Fiona Kendrick, Chairwoman and CEO at Nestlé UK & Ireland, has re-emphasised the importance of dogs in the workplace. A study by the International Journal of Workplace Health Management a couple of years ago found that when dogs were present at work, morale levels were boosted and stress levels reduced – and it appears
But aside from just turning up late or an obvious lack of preparation, what are the worst things a candidate can do to guarantee rejection? We asked more than 200 of you to share your all-time top interview faux-pas to find out: No shirt, no shoes… As the old saying goes, you are how you
HR Grapevine look at how to optimise your employer brand. Hiring, especially in talent-short sectors, is immeasurably easier if an employer brand is attractive. However, improving one’s employer brand can seem a bit woolly, so we spoke to Neil Griffiths, Global Practice Leader – Talent Communications and Employer Brand at Korn Ferry Futurestep, about this.
A new study by totaljobs of more than 4,700 employees and 145 employers reveals that women are missing out on earning more and that men are nearly twice as likely as women to ask for a pay rise (41% vs 25%) highlighting the extent of the prevailing gender pay gap issue. Taking a UK average