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From mediocre to magnificent - what makes a great leader?

Published 13 days ago by Medet Ali
Every workplace has at least one great leader. It is that person you turn to when you are unsure, who seems to set the perfect example and the person who is the lynchpin of the entire operation. Leadership is a quality that is hard to pin down. It is elusive for a very good re... Read More →

Why micro managing your team is the equivalent of handing your people my business card

Published 20 days ago by Medet Ali
This is a blunt article, that doesn’t attempt to see the other point of view, but simply expresses mine. I have learnt the following through some painful lessons and my own observations as a recruiter. You hire someone because of their ability, their creativity, their skills a... Read More →

Toxic employees - spotting them, managing them and even making the most of them

Published 3 months ago by Medet Ali
Most of us have experienced this - that one person in the office who throws their weight around, who brings everyone else down, who refuses to work as part of a team, who is loudmouthed and abusive, who fails to get any work done and blames everyone else, or surprisingly, the ... Read More →

Recruiting for Tax? How do you guarantee you meet the industry’s best, the top 10% performers, without wasting precious time?

Published 3 months ago by Medet Ali
A yearlong study conducted by a team from McKinsey & Co. - a study involving 77 companies and almost 6,000 managers and executives - concluded that the most important corporate resource over the next 20 years will be talent. I know you don't need to be told that there is a sca... Read More →

Recruiting for tax staff? What you need to know before you choose to work with an agency

Published 3 months ago by Medet Ali
Anyone who has ever searched for a job or wanted to fill a position will understand that there seems to be a boom in recruitment companies. They are springing up all over the place, with fancy websites and great marketing spiel. But do they knew what they are doing? Yes, they ... Read More →

Why A Positive Attitude Is Vital To Your Success And Well Being

Published 4 months ago by Medet Ali
When you think about the attributes that you might need for success in your career, what comes to mind? A good degree? Knowing the right people? An excellent CV? The ability to multitask? These are all important and will give you a head start, but never underestimate the power... Read More →

How to Make the Jump to Manager

Published 4 months ago by Medet Ali
When we take that first step on the employment ladder, it is usually in the knowledge that we will eventually reach those upper rungs. We may not expect or even want to reach the very top, but inevitably, there will be a number of promotions that propel us into new territory. ... Read More →

Love Vs Money - The link between Valentine’s Day and Taxes

Published 6 months ago by Medet Ali
“The way taxes are, you might as well marry for love!” - Joe Louis It was Benjamin Franklin who stated that there are only two certainties in life… death and taxes. It is probably about time that we add ‘social pressure to conform to stereotypes and buy a card for your signifi... Read More →

Five great locations for lifestyle and work in Southern England - *hint* they are all outside London!

Published 7 months ago by Medet Ali
One of the things about tax opportunities is that all the best jobs are in London, right? Well, yes and no… London may be a financial hub and the area where many of the better paid jobs reside, but is it the best place to live and work? Many of the big taxation firms are based... Read More →

How offering flexible working to employees can make a dramatic difference to the success of your firm

Published 7 months ago by Medet Ali
Finding, hiring and keeping staff is the hardest and most important thing any employer will do for their business. Not only are excellent people hard to come by, they are often whisked away by better offers or improved opportunities. Retaining your staff can be as simple as ch... Read More →