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Create Your Onboarding Experience When Starting a New Job

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When starting a new job, you might join a company that has a formal induction or onboarding programme. However, not all companies do this, and you may find yourself having to figure things out yourself. This can be daunting when you are trying to settle into somewhere new and learn a new role, as well as get to the know the people you are working with. The quality of onboarding experiences also varies according to a few factors. This includes the company, your manager and whether there are depar…

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5 small steps you can take towards inclusion at work

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Inclusion at work has been a long-standing discussion in many organisations and in the media. The level of diversity at senior levels is often at the core of this discussion. Large corporate organisations have implemented inclusion and diversity programmes and initiatives. Some have put this at the core of their company brand. Many see it as crucial to attracting and retaining talent. A few recognise the important of diverse views at leadership level. These are all important steps towards higher…

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Working From Home: 5 Essential Tips

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Working from home is likely to become the norm for many of us in our current climate. What may be a short-term solution to the COVID-19 crisis is likely to become a long-term requirement for many employees. Even if this doesn’t happen full-time, many of us could be looking at part-time flexible and remote working arrangements. Many more will be advocating for remote working even if it’s not absolutely necessary, because you might have shown that you are even more effective working from home! Wha…

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5 Things to Consider for a Flexible Working Request

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Flexible working has gained popularity in the modern age. Some of this is a reaction against the 24/7 culture we experience in today’s world. The different lifestyles and demands on our personal lives also mean we want fluidity in the way we work. Values across different generations have also changed. How much time we want to put into our working lives may differ from our parents. Employers have had to respond to this change and offer flexible working options for many employees. All companies va…

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10 Quick Tips for Developing Stronger Relationships at Work

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Building relationships at work can often go on the backburner when we are so focused on our projects and deliverables. We might forget that relationship building is key to both our job satisfaction and career development. Being passionate about our line of work is great and means we can deliver great value. However, forming a strong network and learning how to cultivate relationships with colleagues is crucial for delivering even greater value in the long-term. Reasons for this include the value…

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How To Build a Relationship With Your Manager

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When you start a new job, there are so many things to think about that building a relationship with your manager can often be put on the backburner. Settling into the team, understanding the company culture, working out how things are structured, knowing your main duties – the list can get very long. One thing that can often be an afterthought is building relationships from the very beginning. The most important relationship you can build and nurture whilst employed is the one with your manager.…

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