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

Published about 1 month 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 about 2 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 →