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Cyber Attacks – Coming soon to a computer near you!

I recently attended a highly engaging Insurance Institute lecture given by Tom Keating – MD of FireEye, Inc – a Cyber Security Consultancy, where he provided all attendees with an overview of the shape and make up of present Cyber Attacks, their purpose and their impact on companies.

One of the key messages Tom impressed […]

By |May 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Cyber Crime – The New Age of Online Threat & How Cyber Insurance can mitigate this risk.

“Cyber” derived from “Cybernetic” which originated from a Greek word meaning “skilled in steering or governing”. Compare this to a modern derivative, that of “Cyber Terrorism” which Wikipedia defines as “the politically motivated use of computers and information technology to cause severe disruption or widespread fear”. Little could those ancient Greeks have imagined how their […]

By |December 11th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Industry Insider|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Soft Skills – The Hard Facts!

Are we guilty of setting up the youth of today for future career failure?
I recently had the opportunity to work with a valued client, looking to hire a junior administrator. Having advertised the vacancy as a “junior” role, I was immediately inundated with a large volume of applicants, many of whom were recent graduates from […]

Hire With Your Heart & Follow Your Gut!

Why Gut Instinct and Intuition are reliable recruitment tools.
The Voice

There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
“I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong.”
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What’s right for you–just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.
― Shel Silverstein

After almost 16 years recruitment […]

By |September 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Industry Insider|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT – The key to plugging your talent drain.

My very first encounter with the term to “engage” many years ago was while watching Star Trek – The Next Generation. It was the catchphrase of choice of one Jean Luc Picard, captain of the Starship Enterprise and according to Wikipedia (the font of all Star Trek related trivia) was a catchphrase first used in […]

By |June 18th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Career Advice|Tags: , |0 Comments

Career Health Check! Could your career do with an overhaul?

“The longest journey begins with a single step” – Lao-tzu – Chinese Philosopher (604-531 BC)

I recently took my car for it’s by now annual NCT (National Car Test) and the assessors hoisted it up on a lift and prodded and poked at every nook and cranny to ensure it’s road worthiness. Thankfully it passed […]

By |May 28th, 2015|Categories: Career Advice, Video Blogs, Videos|Tags: , , |0 Comments

DON’T REJECT, LET’S CONNECT

WHY BIG PICTURE THINKING WHEN MAKING NEW LINKEDIN CONNECTIONS CAN BE A POSITIVE FOR YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS.

“Invisible threads are the strongest ties.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

As individuals, it’s easy to be mice – shy, unobtrusive, unnoticed even. But why be a mouse? You could and should be a L.I.O.N. (No that’s not a typo) – […]

By |May 26th, 2015|Categories: Career Advice, Industry Insider|Tags: , , |0 Comments

MIND THE GAP – Between Failure & Success

According to Malcolm Gladwell in his celebrated book – Outliers, “Achievement = Talent + Preparation”. Sometimes the smallest gap between success and failure isn’t the talent component, it’s found in the preparation. Have you adequately prepared to succeed and deliver on your expected goals?  If you haven’t put in sufficient preparation, well there can […]

By |May 7th, 2015|Categories: Career Advice, CV Preparation, Interview Preparation|Tags: |0 Comments

Are You Job Fit? The factors that influence your suitability and success!

Want to safeguard your career and achieve your true potential? Here we’ll examine how accurately assessing your job fit can have a major bearing on determining your future job satisfaction and career success.

Are you the missing piece in the jigsaw?

Before applying for that job, ask yourself why you’re a strong fit for it […]

By |April 2nd, 2015|Categories: Career Advice, Uncategorized, Video Blogs, Videos|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Talent Trap – Finding & Retaining the best talent in the market.

A common challenge for all employers is sourcing and recruiting the best people in the market. But once they’re hired, how do you ensure that you’re making every effort to retain them? After all of the effort that goes into finding and identifying the best fit for your company, the last thing you want […]