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All change in the workforce: The Great Generational Shift

All change in the workforce: The Great Generational Shift
The modern workforce is in the midst of a great generational shift. As Baby Boomers begin to retire and a new generation (Generation Z) start to enter the workforce, the actual nature of leadership could be changing.

This is the thinking behind a new report by Hudson, which has revealed fundamental differences in the ways that Generation Y, Generation X and Baby Boomers think, act and lead.

 
 
 

Top tips for effective networking

Top tips for effective networking
The importance of networking can’t be overstated; it’s one of the best ways to find out about job opportunities and is crucial for any career-minded professional. But it’s something that seems to come naturally to some, but not to others.

If you’re one of those people who finds networking difficult, here are some suggestions to get you connecting like a pro.

 
 
 

Job Hunt Getting You Down? 6 Ways to Stay Motivated

Job Hunt Getting You Down? 6 Ways to Stay Motivated
Looking for a job can take its toll. Searching for suitable roles, cold calling, writing endless cover letters… and nothing is more disheartening than the deafening silence that can follow an application. So how can you stay motivated?

It’s important to remember that with so many factors at play when you apply for a job, a rejection is not necessarily a reflection of your abilities (or lack thereof). Here are six ways to keep a positive outlook while looking for employment.

 
 
 

Why social media is critical to employer branding

Why social media is critical to employer branding
Today’s job seekers are savvier than ever, using social media to seek and find as much information as possible about a company well before they fill out an online application.

They read reviews on Glassdoor and similar sites to find out from current and former employees what it’s really like to work at an organisation. With information so readily available about an industry and competitors, promoting and protecting an employer brand online is essential to engage future and existing employees.

 
 
 

The 7 best questions to ask at an interview

The 7 best questions to ask at an interview
Interviews are a two-way street. To really impress an interviewer, you need to come prepared to have an intelligent conversation – and that means coming with well thought-out questions to ensure it’s not just one-way traffic.

Asking questions in your interview will not only give you a better insight into the job you’re applying for, but will show your interviewer that you’ve done your homework and have the curiosity and initiative to seek more information.

 
 
 

Should organisations set youth employment targets?

Should organisations set youth employment targets?
For organisations looking to innovate and grow in an increasingly digital world, is there an argument for setting youth employment targets?

It doesn’t take long to realise that the technology giants of today – think Google, Apple and Facebook – have some of the brightest and most resourceful young employees in the world.

 
 
 

How to shine with the STAR approach

How to shine with the STAR approach
There’s a key to answering interview questions that top candidates know about: it’s called the STAR approach.

Interviewers often ask questions like, ‘give me an example of’ or ‘tell me about a time when you demonstrated’ to find out how you behave in certain situations. An unstructured, vague answer isn’t going to earn you any ticks with the interviewer.

 
 
 

Do You Really Know How to Market Yourself?

Do You Really Know How to Market Yourself?
You may think that modesty is best to avoid appearing arrogant in a resume or interview, but selling yourself short will do you no favours. If you want to get a job, you have to know how to market yourself effectively.

Selling yourself to a prospective employer is an important part of the job application process. Don’t be fooled into thinking a good product will simply sell itself – you still need to get the messaging right.

 
 
 

Body language: what is your body really saying in an interview

Body language: what is your body really saying in an interview
Has anyone ever told you to “smile, it’s not that bad” when you thought you were looking perfectly pleasant? Maybe you have a nervous twitch or tic that you don’t even know about?

When it comes to job interviews, you need to be aware of just what your body language is saying – because it could affect your chances of getting the job.

 
 
 

How to get your CEO excited about employer branding

How to get your CEO excited about employer branding
Nothing will get your employer branding efforts off to the right start like having CEO buy-in.

Hudson RPO and HRO Today magazine recently conducted a study of 324 global HR executives to distinguish the behaviours between top employer brands and “other” employer brands.

 
 
 
 

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