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26 Jul

5 recruiting tips to create job ads and draw in the right candidates

Perfecting a job advertisement to attract more applicants is more important than ever in the current climate of a tight labour market. We help our clients recruit the right candidates by advertising on their behalf and making sure all the elements mentioned in the tips below are covered.  Sometimes job vacancies are broadcast via various

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23 Mar

Why don’t you work for yourself?

This opportunity could be a great way of feeling supported in the transition If there is one issue this pandemic has surfaced, it’s that there are challenges in employment relationships whether you are employer or employee. They’re different but equally challenging.  Having had experience on both sides of the employment relationship I’ve developed some thoughts on

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09 Mar

Working locally might just be the perfect balance

Covid-19 has had a major impact on the way we all work. The average number of monthly Google searches on “work from home jobs” is up by 900% compared with 12 months ago. Clearly there is more demand for jobs that allow workers more family time. It is often not until people start working from

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17 Nov

Benefits of practicing gratitude and 5 ideas how to incorporate in your daily life

One easy way to boost for people to boost their mood is to focus on what they have to be thankful for rather than anything they ‘lack’ in their life.   You don’t have to practice yoga, meditation or follow any particular sort of beliefs to enjoy the benefits from practicing being grateful every day. It

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23 Sep

Speak up and express your needs successfully... by expanding your personal power

Following on from our original article about ways to boost self-esteem, this article explores the ‘power of speaking up and expressing your needs’. The first thing to consider is what the result of not speaking up and expressing your needs is. There are many consequences that will prevent you from moving forward and growing as an individual,

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19 Aug

Power of thought – you are what you think!

Thoughts, self-talk or whatever you call it, are so tied in with beliefs, that when you change your thinking, only then can you change your beliefs. ‘Why might I want to change my beliefs?’ you may ask. Well, changing your beliefs is the key to unlocking your full potential. No doubt you would have heard

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24 Jun

Surround yourself with positivity – a reliable strategy for boosting self-esteem

“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher” is a famous quote by Oprah Winfrey containing words that are echoed by plenty of other inspirational people. Below we discuss the importance of choosing the right people who will get you closer to your goals of leading a fulfilling and happy life, however

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24 May

Boosting Your Self-esteem for a Brighter life

What is self-esteem, why does it matter and why are we writing about it? Self-esteem is defined as ‘an individual’s subjective evaluation of their own worth’. This includes your beliefs about yourself as well as your emotional states; such as being proud of yourself, feeling triumphant etc. It can also be explained as how much

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11 Mar

The easy solution to high temp staff turnover or unreliable temps… treat them fairly

This is the plain and simple answer to every employer’s constant headache of searching for replacement temp staff at the last minute. Better still, to completely take the headache out of it, let Martin Personnel ensure they are being treated fairly on your behalf. The more satisfied and happy temp staff are, the more likely

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12 Feb

How to answer ‘Tell me about yourself’ in an interview… tips for answering this open-ended question

Why does the question “Tell me about yourself” stop a lot of candidates in their tracks at a job interview? It should be the easiest question to answer because you know yourself more than anyone else, right? It stumps candidates because it is such a broad, open-ended question. This question should be one of the simplest to

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