Monthly Archives: April 2022

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NEW YEAR NEW PERSPECTIVE

As the end of January is around the corner, we thought we could squeeze in one more January themed message... We didn’t want to start 2022 with the “New Year, new you” mantra.  Instead, we think it’s time to say New Year, old you is good too - and to embrace life and its flaws.  Perfectly imperfect…nothing is ever completely right so to weigh up, work with and capitalise on the positives is far more empowering than getting caught up on what’s negative. Buddha once said, "Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die." Of course, it’s vital to be alive to how to avoid or step around problematic hurdles that life can throw at you.  However, emotional or operational curve balls are inevitable, so acceptance of the potential for challenge is a much more positive approach, and key to not becoming overwhelmed or consumed by whatever the problem is.  We then can be more objective about working towards a conscious solution.  From this we can grow, personally, emotionally, and professionally. That said, it’s hard to maintain a positive frame of mind when the media narrative can be so negative.  Of course, experiences are not universal, but it’s a worthwhile exercise to ask yourself what did a Covid year bring that was actually positive?  Having chatted to many clients and candidates the list..

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Search & Research

Here at Joyce Guiness we are currently working with a range of executive search and recruitment agencies covering a variety of industries: hospitality, leisure, travel, finance, investment, and real estate - to name a few. Even though the industries vary, the requirements for the candidate are very much the same each time; they are looking for someone who is willing to get stuck in with research, in addition to supporting the consultants and team. With all of these roles, there is an opportunity to grow and take on more if you want to, develop the role and carve out a brilliant career for yourself. These roles really offer a great career for a candidate looking to get into the world of recruitment, and our recruiter clients would all be fab teams to join! Salaries vary from £23-35k and offer a wide range of great benefits.

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Hybrid

We appreciate that the ‘hybrid era’ is upon us, but how much flexible working is beneficial - not only to the candidate but to an employers business as a whole? We have discussed here before how the workplace is changing. Some businesses are just catching up while others are leading the march on flexible working and have been advocating this for a good few decades. Changes and requests continue to come on both sides of the candidate client experience. However, it is important to ask – what is going to be of best benefit to you and your employer’s business health going forward. We all learnt what was possible, and how quickly a new way could be achieved when we needed to respond to keeping our businesses and jobs alive during the pandemic; albeit with a fair amount of pain – but we got there! So many of you have understandably welcomed this new order with open arms, countless candidates are loving the cost savings and flexibility of operating from the spare room or kitchen table – benefits aplenty, such as extra family time, lower commute costs, the ability to prepare dinner or throw a wash on at lunchtime etc. But it’s my belief that this is not entirely sustainable or a healthy reality if not approached with balance and can lead to problems for the individual down the line...

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