Let it Go – Why Micromanagement Doesn’t Work

Let it Go – One of the shortest phrases in the English language, but surely one of the hardest to implement, especially at work.

I am sure that most of us have worked in environments whereby we were closely observed or controlled by our managers and every single task had to be excessively analysed before being approved. Let’s face it – no one likes to be micromanaged.

06.09.2019

The Goal is not to be Successful but Valuable

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value”. I decided to start my article by borrowing these wise words, said by a wiser individual, Albert Einstein, since they summarise perfectly what one needs to always aim for when doing business – Adding Value.

26.08.2019

Meetings – and why they should be structured

Effective meetings are a critically essential activity in running a business. You need meetings to make decisions, reach agreements and develop solutions. They harness the combined wisdom of your staff to invent products, increase sales, improve productivity, plan strategies, and create success.

26.08.2019

The Cheapest And Most Effective Tool In Recruitment – Retention!

“Recruitment is a nightmare!” I heard this phrase from both sides of the story – clients who cannot fill that blessed role which has been open for more than 3 months, and candidates who want to change jobs but cannot seem to find that position which strikes the right balance between seniority and remuneration package.

11.08.2019

How to Build Your Reference List

If you’re starting a job search,  chances are you probably haven’t given much thought to your references.

What others say about you is often far more important than what you say about yourself. That’s especially true for job seekers.

09.08.2019

Why are you the best candidate?

One of the questions you may get asked during the interview process is ‘why are you the best candidate for this role?’. This is fairly common for people looking for banking jobs in Malta. It’s good to prepare an answer for this beforehand so you’re not stumped when the question is presented to you!

26.07.2019

Been ‘ghosted’ lately?

Picture the scenario – you apply for an office administration job and are extremely happy to get an interview after submitting a test or presentation you’ve worked really hard on. The recruiter tells you they will be in touch. You wait and you wait… but you do not hear from them. You try chasing up, send emails, give a call, but receive no feedback.

23.07.2019

Can You Grow Without Changing?

Imagine this scenario – You are experiencing growth within your team and need to recruit. You post a new vacancy on social media, share it within a few groups and contact a couple of recruiters to widen your options. You start receiving the first applications and you invite and interview a number of applicants. You make an offer to the best one and after some negotiation you get the candidate’s approval. You prepare the welcome pack and make sure that on the first day of your new recruit, you block a couple of hours on your calendar so that you give the necessary attention to the newcomer and possibly post a photo on the company’s social media page.

11.07.2019