Soft Skills – Are They Important and Should Employers Invest in Them?

Soft Skills – Are They Important and Should Employers Invest in Them?

By Yvette Owen / 3rd June 2024 / Comments Off on Soft Skills – Are They Important and Should Employers Invest in Them?

In areas such as accountancy and finance, where qualifications and experience are a high priority, soft skills can sometimes be in danger of being undervalued. However, they are a very important aspect of a successful work environment and help avoid the risk of a bad hire. Understanding Soft Skills What gets included in the list…

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Hybrid working may not be perfect – Should candidates expect work from home options?

By AFR Consulting / 1st May 2024 / Comments Off on Hybrid working may not be perfect – Should candidates expect work from home options?

Since the Pandemic hybrid working has become far more commonplace for many workers. In fact, some candidates now see WfH as standard practice and expect employers to offer it. The question we rarely ask though is whether WfH, and its companion hybrid working, are always a good thing.

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C’mon, let’s stick together – Why so many employers are doing ‘Stay’ interviews.

By AFR Consulting / 2nd April 2024 / Comments Off on C’mon, let’s stick together – Why so many employers are doing ‘Stay’ interviews.

Stay interviews have taken on new importance in the current employment landscape, and a lot of employers are starting to see the benefit of them. Done right, they can be a real contributing factor to increased retention and help you avoid a costly, and frustrating, bad hire. What is a stay interview? There seems to…

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Ways to Boost Your Employer Brand   

By AFR Consulting / 8th February 2024 / Comments Off on Ways to Boost Your Employer Brand   

A strong employer brand benefits company’s trying to attract top talent. It says who you are, it will enhance your organisation’s reputation and it also plays a rather important role in successful recruitment efforts. There are several strategies available to you that will help boost your employer brand and make sure you stand out in…

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How to Reset and Achieve Your Career Goals

By AFR Consulting / 22nd January 2024 / Comments Off on How to Reset and Achieve Your Career Goals

The thought of how to succeed and what needs changing to be successful becomes a main priority. Many take on a fresh perspective and renewed energy after a holiday break, creating a perfect opportunity to reassess career goals and objectives and the necessary adjustments needed to bring success in the coming months. This blog will…

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Asking the Right Questions in Interviews to Avoid Job Disappointments

By AFR Consulting / 19th December 2023 / Comments Off on Asking the Right Questions in Interviews to Avoid Job Disappointments

Employers need to find the perfect candidate for a job, and candidates are eager to find a role that matches their career goals and expectations. Unfortunately, all too often, people feel let down and unsatisfied with their new positions because they turn out to be different from what they were sold during the interview process.…

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Navigating the Cost of Living Crisis: The Role of Competitive Salaries in Attracting Top Talent

By AFR Consulting / 28th November 2023 / Comments Off on Navigating the Cost of Living Crisis: The Role of Competitive Salaries in Attracting Top Talent

In today’s job market, attracting and keeping top talent is challenging for employers. Competitive salaries play a significant role. But with rising living costs, employers must navigate this crisis effectively. This blog explores the importance of competitive salaries in attracting and retaining the best talent. Navigating the Cost of Living Crisis: In recent times, expenses…

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Fostering a Culture of Learning in your Teams

By AFR Consulting / 18th October 2023 / Comments Off on Fostering a Culture of Learning in your Teams

In the rapidly evolving landscape of business and technology, organisations that prioritise learning and development not only stay competitive but also attract and retain top talent. A culture of learning not only enhances employee engagement but also drives innovation and adaptability. Read on for more on the importance of fostering a culture of learning and…

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AI in Recruitment: A Smarter Tool, Not a Human Replacement!

By AFR Consulting / 20th September 2023 / Comments Off on AI in Recruitment: A Smarter Tool, Not a Human Replacement!

Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a powerful tool that has the potential to revolutionise the way we find and hire talent. However, amidst the excitement about AI’s capabilities, it’s important to remember that AI is not a substitute for human recruiters. Instead, it should be viewed as a complementary resource, enhancing the efficiency and…

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Harnessing the Strength of Language: Fostering Inclusivity in the Workplace

By AFR Consulting / 21st August 2023 / Comments Off on Harnessing the Strength of Language: Fostering Inclusivity in the Workplace

In today’s diverse and dynamic workforce, inclusivity has emerged as a vital aspect of creating a positive and productive workplace environment. One of the most powerful tools to foster inclusivity is language. How we communicate at work can profoundly impact employee morale, engagement, and overall organisational success. In this article, we will explore the significance…

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