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Nearer to clay than the cooking pot – Is there a benefit to attitude over experience?

Nearer to clay than the cooking pot – Is there a benefit to attitude over experience?

I heard that saying in the title many years ago in the context of education. At the time, it was referring to how children will learn so much easier than an adult because they have yet to form fixed opinions about the world. They were more the changeable clay that could be anything they wanted than the pot which is only ever a pot.

The art of the counter offer, part 2 – Jump ship or jump back?

The art of the counter offer, part 2 – Jump ship or jump back?

We recently ran an article discussing how the counter offer was often a part of the recruitment process in the current skills gap led market. In this article, we would like to look at the counter offer scenario again, but this time a little more from the candidates' point of view. Although there is a little additional thought for the client at the end.

When you are considering a new role, whether you actively sought out the opportunity or not, you may find yourself in a situation where your current employer will seek to hold on to you with a counter offer.

The art of the counter offer – Why negotiation can be a big part of the employment process

The art of the counter offer – Why negotiation can be a big part of the employment process

A candidate-driven environment

We’re getting engaged! – The place of employee engagement

We’re getting engaged! – The place of employee engagement.

There are jobs where you can turn up to work and, as long as you do what is needed, you take home a wage, and everyone is happy. There is nothing wrong with this. Your working life is about you and what you want to do with your career. However, when you work in the recruitment arena, for example, you tend to live and breathe it. Success in this job requires that sort of approach. I work this way, other people work differently, and that is how it is supposed to be.

The more things change, the more they stay the same – Is automation the future of construction?

The more things change, the more they stay the same – Is automation the future of construction?

Have you noticed how ubiquitous the phrase ‘as important an advance as the internet’ has become? It seems that every other week now we see some innovation or other that is expected to change the face of one industry or another. In fairness though, some things really are quite a huge change in the way a particular industry will operate. However, we are the last people you will find worrying about change here at Beaumont Wood because there are few industries that move faster than the building products and interiors sector.

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