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6 Steps to writing a job description for maximum impact (+FREE template!)

Posted in: PR and Communications

23 Feb 2019 Comments

Drawing up a job brief is a time-consuming process, but it is really worth the investment if you can find a high performer, particularly when looking to fill a role in a senior position. To put this into perspective, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development puts the cost of hiring the wrong person at four times the annual salary so it’s well worth scheduling time to write a job description that really stands out from the crowd.

How to be a better leader - Watch our video

Posted in: Career Advice, Inspiration, PR and Communications

26 Nov 2018 Comments

Let’s think about how to best define ‘a leader.’ A leader is someone who has a certain amount of expertise in their industry, and they are willing – and do – share their insights with those around them. They are good at not only sharing their knowledge and wisdom, but also at teaching others. A leader is trusted, inspiring and is viewed as a credible source by the team. They deliver consistent value with integrity and passion, they take responsibility for their actions, and they’re always willing to go the extra mile.

Managing Appraisals: 10 Points for a Perfect Appraisal

Posted in: Career Advice, The Working World, Work Advice

24 Sep 2018 Comments

Appraisals can be tricky to get right; Managers often under-estimate the power of a good appraisal system. They’re a great vehicle for motivating the team, reinforcing goals and boosting productivity. But they’re often handled badly by managers who are under-prepared or unclear about what they want to achieve. Avoid the pitfalls with these 10 points for a perfect appraisal:

In need of some inspiration?  Check out our Top 5 TED Talks!

Posted in: Career Advice, Inspiration

23 Aug 2018 Comments

Long enough to be credible and short enough to hold the attention of even the busiest of people, the global phenomenon that is TED Talks is a great vehicle for genuine learning, encouraging us to build on what we already know or simply gaining a new perspective on something. Choosing our favourites was a tall order but we whittled it down to these five talks which we think are truly life changing and definitely worth talking about!

Aim higher – how to network your way to even more senior connections

Posted in: Career Advice, Networking, PR and Communications

24 Jul 2018 Comments

When it comes to making new business contacts, there's networking, and then there's ‘networking up’ – building relationships with even more senior people. With their extensive experience, these people are a source of knowledge, greater responsibility and can act as fantastic role models. So just how do you get to mingle with the cream of the crop?

Our 5 secrets to securing a second interview – every time

Posted in: Interviews, PR and Communications

26 Apr 2018 Comments

Are you falling at first stage interview and don’t seem to be getting it quite right when it comes to telling your story? As search specialists in the PR and communications sector, we know a thing or two about the art of interviewing which can help you secure the PR and communications role of your dreams. Read on to find out our secret sauce for interview success!

What to expect when working with The Works:

Posted in: Jobseeker Advice, The Works

30 Jan 2018 Comments

We are here to provide an exceptional experience by supporting you fully through the recruitment process, ensuring that you find your ideal role. What we offer to our candidates (and clients) does not stop at simply placing people. Many of our candidates are recommended to us, and we take throughout their entire career.

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