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Natural Resources: A H1 2018 Overview


Executive Consultant, Chris Brannigan, reviews 2018 H1 in the Natural Resources Market... 2018 has been the busiest year since 2012 for our Natural Resources team and the outlook continues to appear positive. We recently hosted an event with the authors of the International Energy Agency’s Investment Report and the consensus from this discussion was that expenditure is increasing in the sector but they also wanted to urge caution. One of their conclusions was that “the oil and gas industry is...

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Defining the importance of employer brand

Jessica Brown / 09 July 2018

Although the term, ‘Employer Branding’ was first defined in the mid-1990’s, it’s only now that we’re seeing a real focus upon this internal marketing. First brought into the spotlight by companies such as Unilever and P&G, employer branding is at its simplest a company’s reputation and value to its employees, rather than the much more stressed upon value to their customers. In 2015, 73% of CEO’s reported being concerned about the availability of key skills, so with a job market fighting again...

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Bragging rights: Why you should praise yourself more


There are a lot of negative associations with self-praise, and research shows that us Brits are amongst those who find bragging the most difficult. However although we aren’t sure whether Leo Durocher actually uttered the famous phrase, ‘nice guys finish last’, when it comes to sharing praise it could actually hold true. Stanford Business Professor, Jeffery Pfeffer says that “we believe we want people who are modest, authentic and all the things we rate positively to be our leaders, but we fi...

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Is bad spelling and grammar affecting your career?

Jessica Brown / 09 July 2018

For dyslexia week this week, the BDA are attempting to get #positivedyslexia2017 trending on Twitter. With one in ten UK citizens officially diagnosed with the condition, their attempts to both raise awareness and reshuffle peoples thoughts on dyslexia have been accompanied by discussions of workplace protocol. Despite being officially branded a disability in 2010, dyslexia is still incredibly misunderstood, and is often a disadvantage in the recruiting process. In fact, only 3% of people see...

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