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Better Hiring Decisions: The Power of Executive Recruiting

Published 5 days ago by Medet Ali
Executives depend on the quality of their people to achieve their corporate and personal career goals. It is an old adage – and a true one – that the best jockey cannot win races if he only rides slow horses. A better understanding of the skills and abilities of executive recr... Read More →

A Four Step Process To Find Out What You Want To Achieve In Your Life And Career

Published about 1 month ago by Medet Ali
What do you want to achieve from your career and where do you want to end up? Planning for your career should be a continual process that allows you to monitor and alter your plan as and when circumstance dictate. Your life aspirations will change as you go on. As you get olde... Read More →

How To Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet

Published about 2 months ago by Medet Ali
”Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” -Oprah Winfrey Make sure you are in the right job or organisation. We spend the vast majority of our time at work. I think it makes sense to ensure that we are in the right place for our goals and happiness. Gen... Read More →

Don't stress about your commute to London - work closer to home.

Published 3 months ago by Medet Ali
From Forbes to World-Class Universities, it is a commonly discussed finding that the longer the commute the higher a person’s stress levels. We’ve all had to give the excuse of ‘bad traffic’ or ‘delayed trains’ at least once. How about getting some of that wasted time back? Ho... Read More →

The Top Reasons That Tax Professionals Give For Leaving Their Jobs In The First Year

Published 4 months ago by Medet Ali
As an employer, that decision to employ a new member of staff is not taken lightly. You will recognise and allow for the time it takes to train that staff member, the added costs associated with their employment (including recruitment fees) and the possible disruption it may c... Read More →

Why you should set goals in life

Published 5 months ago by Medet Ali
Most people, if asked, would agree that that they have goals for the future. Of course they do. We all do, right? The goal to eat better, lose weight, make a million or to buy our first home. Goals are just there. Few of us think about why we set goals in the first place and f... Read More →

From mediocre to magnificent - what makes a great leader?

Published 7 months 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 7 months 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 9 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 9 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 →