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Emotional Intelligence and Why is it Important

Posted on October 17, 2020 at 12:24 pm

An ever-growing demand, in business leadership, are for candidates with emotional intelligence. Whilst job skills and knowledge are important, emotional intelligence, or EQ is being realised as a critical success factor in leadership and team management. EQ is the ability to identify, understand and manage human emotion in a positive way to help relieve stress, improve effective communication, empathise with others, defuse conflict and overcome challenges.

Whilst EQ is predominately an attribute that comes with personal growth and experience, this journey can be helped along with a bit of study and education into how you can tap into and improve your own emotional intelligence. The four key attributes that make up EQ are Self Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness and Relationship Management.

Daniel Goleman is one of the leading experts in this subject and has written several books and learning aids to help managers and leaders develop their EQ. Improving your EQ will help you and those around you be more successful and work together more harmoniously.

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Where to advertise a job

Posted on November 29, 2015 at 10:37 pm

If you are an employer looking to advertise a job, you have a few options on how to do so. Some companies always use recruitment agencies to fill vacancies and although this can be quite expensive, it often means you do not have to filter through CV’s (taking time and money) to find ideal candidates.

A recruitment agency will advertise the post for you and some will scour jobs boards to find people that they believe may be suited to the position. From the applications they receive, they will sort through and recommend people to you that they believe have the relevant experience and qualifications to apply.

Once you have these CV’s you can then have a read through and select candidates that you wish to attend an interview and ask the recruitment agency to invite them. Once you have seen all candidates it is then up to you to choose who you want (if anyone) to employ. If you employ someone that the agency has referred to you, then you usually pay a fee, this may be a fixed fee or a percentage of their annual salary.

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Interview techniques, hints and tips

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 1:17 am

Interviews are normally, for most of us, a nerve wrecking experience. The whole job application process can be a nightmare. It may be that you are extremely well suited to the job, but if you cannot portray that in an interview, you may just lose out on that all important position.
Preparation is key to ensuring you have a good interview. Make sure that you are confident about all the elements on the CV and could explain them in more detail if required to do so.
Make a note of any questions that you want to ask, but always wait until the end as they may answer them for you. Remember that although it is good to ask questions, don’t bombard them with trivial things like “what time is lunch break” as this is sure to put them off.
Remember to always be punctual, polite and professional and be confident in yourself.

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Where to advertise a job post

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Employers have many options on how and where to advertise a job vacancy that they may have. Popular choices are advertising on online jobs boards. May sure you check the fees and the type of coverage you can expect before you add the post to these sites.  A few of them are actually free to post your job on as they make money from advertising or charge the applicants to apply for the position.  Do not forget to advertise the jobs on your own website and also internally as this is normally free or of little cost and often attracts more compatible candidates as they are already interested in your company if they are on your site. Companies also still tend to advertise in their local paper as again this is great for companies wanting to find someone local to apply for the position, especially if the job involves a good knowledge of the local area.

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