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If you’ve ever been part of a successful team at work, then you’ll know just how vital the right combination of attitudes and attributes can be for developing a high-performance business. More than just a group of people who work together a high-performing team is...

A much-overlooked part of commercial success is the use of soft skills.  We all need to harness and fine-tune our soft skills if we want to achieve success. Soft skills are not just nice-to-have value-adds but are essential within the workplace as well as externally to...

Many of our candidates and clients are telling us how COVID-19 has impacted them.  For many companies, the crisis has and may continue to have, a huge financial impact.  We fully understand that, for the time being, their recruitment activities are frozen. For those companies in...

It should be the start of that iconic summer sporting event, Wimbledon, this week; conjuring up images of sporting icons, crisp tennis whites, grass courts and strawberries and cream. Although we must wait until next year to watch the action on Centre Court, let me...

Whether you knew it might be coming, or the news came as a complete shock, being made redundant can feel like you have had the rug pulled out from under you.  You are probably going through a barrage of emotions: shock, denial, anger, worry, uncertainty, anxiety and even fear. Remember, do not take...

Does it make sense to consider employer branding in these uncertain times? Yes absolutely.  It is completely understandable that some companies may not prioritise this activity right now. Despite the weakest employment outlook in decades, the numbers of hires falling dramatically and the chances of...

“History never looks like history when you are living through it. It always looks confusing and messy, and it always feels uncomfortable.” John Gardner As we now begin to look to the future in the Covid-19 era, most people already recognise that this will be a...

Until the terms of Brexit are finalised and the new deals and new relationships agreed upon, uncertainty will continue. At the same time, skills shortages, in many areas, mean the recruitment market continues to be candidate-driven, so employers must make the most of their talent...

The Scottish brand has a great worldwide reputation and can still go a long way.  However a sustainable competitive advantage for Scottish food and drink can only be achieved through delivering unique high quality products and creating unique solutions both for customers and consumers. Unique solutions...