Blogs category: General Insurance

Will video kill the face to face meeting?

Love them or loathe them, the video meeting has earned its place in our working lives. Where colleagues once congregated around a table with water, tea and the ubiquitous office biscuits, now we are confined instead to a laptop screen in the least cluttered corner of our homes. For job hunters and recruiters, the interview […]

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Take YOUR career “faster, higher, further”

Sports fans are no doubt missing the summer’s sporting feast. If you are job hunting, you can still emulate our sporting heroes by applying the qualities they use to achieve excellence to your job search campaign. So, start stretching folks. It is time – in the words of Cuba Gooding Jr – to “show me […]

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Hiring Managers! Discover our secrets to get the most out of video interviewing

In the insurance and financial services industries, video interviews were already an increasingly useful component in our recruitment toolkit. Suddenly, they are now essential! For employers like you, this has posed a challenge. You have had to quickly adapt your interviewing techniques to help compensate for the little reveals and vital clues in face-to-face interviews […]

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Worried about redundancy? Hope for the best, prepare NOW for the worst

It is always smart to be prepared. Nowadays it is essential. Redundancy is not a pleasant prospect, in fact it can be incredibly stressful and make you feel [hopeless]. But don’t worry – you CAN take control! There are lots of sensible and practical steps that will put you in the best possible position, if […]

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Is the workplace as we knew it changed forever?

Let’s be honest, do you really yearn for the daily grind of the commute? Feeling nostalgic for your cubicle? Missing those water cooler chats? Can’t wait to get back to squeezing your lunch into an over-stuffed fridge? Maybe not, but then again, not all of us work effectively -or happily – from home, especially if […]

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“How YOU doin’?”

Your mental health is really important to us. So we were delighted to discover that this week is Mental Health Awareness Week. We are committed to promoting strong mental health, so we are excited to announce a new joint venture, helping companies ensure strong mental health in the workplace. See the end of this blog for details. […]

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Ace your virtual interviews: tips to help you shine online

One reason we humans thrive as a species is our ability to adapt. (That, and our opposable thumbs…) All around the globe, we have radically adapted to life under lockdown. This has required gaining – and perfecting – whole new skillsets. For jobseekers, this has meant getting up to speed with interviewing remotely. If you […]

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Are you REALLY using LinkedIn properly?

We need to talk about your future.  This may seem odd or even inappropriate under the current uncertain circumstances. But the lockdown won’t last forever, so we would like to help you use this time constructively to position yourself for an even brighter future as soon as the restrictions are lifted. LinkedIn has recently become […]

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