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Have you got the X – Factor? Who’s Got Talent? Blah Blah Blah

This is going to be a very short note because of time pressures. The best people with great references are in demand and companies will pay over the odds to attract them. Message ends.

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2013 Countdown

Companies are already preparing for a busy 2013, with site launches and work in progress going full steam ahead. The search for some excellent candidates is still the main focus, as talent shortages are pushing salaries through the roof. The … Continue reading

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Year End? or Dead End?

What does the financial calendar in your business, mean to you? Does it mean, extra pressure to meet those short term and vital goals? Does it mean having to work extra hours for no extra reward or simply time to … Continue reading

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Tax your granny and a pasty !

Why is VAT levied on the renovation of old buildings, but not on the sale of new houses? By adding 20% on the cost of refurbishing or maintaining to improve existing buildings is crazy. The Government needs to bring the … Continue reading

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Busiest year since 2007

For those that have met with me in some hotel for a couple of hours or so, will have no difficulty whatsoever with the headline to this blog. For they will quickly realise that in my usual ‘no-bull” style, that … Continue reading

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Only the best will do.

When a client says, “Only the best will do”, it really means that in order to satisfy the clients’ requirements, I have the task of finding someone very special to join their company. Candidates are hand picked, based upon skill-set, … Continue reading

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Crazy Times, Crazy Organisations…

It was a few years ago when I sat listening to Tom Peters and his opinions about management and organisations. Some of the things he said were quite shocking for many employees in the room. The title of this blog … Continue reading

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Sales Directors, All Change – (Mind the gap)

Does this sound familiar? It’s spring and what better time to change your Sales Director. I can’t remember the last time I was aware of up to 10 Sales Director vacancies within a matter of weeks. Has the market gone … Continue reading

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Big Bucks for Top Sales Consultants

The housebuilding industry is going through not only an economic change, it’s going through a shake up of Sales Departments. It’s about time, because from my own experience, Sales Consultants representing companies everyday of the week are rubbish. Ok, so … Continue reading

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New Year – New Job?

It’s always an interesting situation when the major ‘jobs boards’ around the world start spending their advertising budgets in January, hoping to attract new candidates. For many people reading this blog, a good proportion have never visited a ‘Jobs Board’ … Continue reading

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