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What’s the Best Way to Negotiate a Salary?

Talking about money is something a lot of people don’t feel confident about but there is the saying ‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get’ and that applies to pay too. How do you know your worth in terms of your job skills and whether what you’re being offered is the right amount? And more […]

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The Art of the Pivot in Executive Search

A key piece in identifying the right executive candidate happens before the search begins, during the engagement launch. We identify the desired education, skills, experience and cultural fit of targeted candidates and use that to bring the client an ideal set of candidates from which to choose. The art of the pivot in executive search […]

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Why Safety and Stability are Important Foundations for Employee Engagement

The words ‘safe’ and ‘stable’ may not immediately sound the most engaging, but they can play a significant role in developing and maintaining an attractive workplace culture that supports highly-engaged employees. At Pure, we spend a lot of time talking to clients, and to delegates at our Best Employers Eastern Region leadership conferences, about ways […]

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The Must-do Interview Checklist for Your Candidates

Preparation, preparation, and preparation – it’s something you’ve probably told your candidates a thousand times to do ahead of a job interview. We’ve heard of the saying, ‘If you fail to plan, you plan to fail’ and that’s something you definitely don’t want for your candidates. “We get more questions about interviews than anything else, […]

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How to Plan a Company Retreat?

With 80% of employees reporting that they’re too stressed in their office jobs, it’s more important than ever to facilitate employee happiness in the workplace. From snacks and a casual work environment to flexible work hours and office retreats, there are plenty of ways to show employees you appreciate them without breaking the bank. Although […]

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Why Social Anxiety May be Stopping Gen-Z Employees Making Friends

As an employer, it’s vital that you do everything within your power to maximize both employee productivity and job satisfaction. According to new research, encouraging friendships within your workforce could hold the key to unlocking these two factors and creating a positive working environment. It turns out that workplace friendships are far more important to […]

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The Importance of Training and Development in the Medical Field

Many employers try to get employees out onto the floor as quickly as possible. While running a medical facility can seem like a difficult task, not training your employees can result in much worse. When you don’t train employees, you run the risk of hiring people that aren’t aware of what they’re doing. This will […]

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How Should a Candidate Follow up After an Interview?

It’s probably one of the most-asked questions from your employees. Should you call or email after being interviewed to see how you’ve done? How long should you wait before you make contact or do you sit it out and wait for them to get in touch like the famous saying “Don’t call us, we’ll call […]

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Why Brexit Means Exit for People in the Creative Industry

Three years after the historic referendum in Britain in which people voted to come out of the European Union – it finally happened. Brexit happened on Friday, January 31st at midnight in Europe. The UK is still in a year of transition while politicians thrash out the finer details of the divorce from the EU. […]