9 tips for building and leading new teams

9 tips for building and leading new teams Starting a new job? Taking charge of a new team, or need to build one from scratch? That can be a daunting prospect. You need to understand the strengths, skills and potential challenges that each team member brings, and know how to bring them all together to…

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Upskilling for promotion

Upskilling for promotion Feeling stuck? Looking for promotion but don’t seem to fulfil the criteria? Then it’s a good idea to take a look at where you need to add more skills to your CV. Upskilling is one of the best things you can do to move your career forward, and you can do this…

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How to be a better interviewer

How to be a better interviewer Finding the best people for your business isn’t just about the best CVs. It’s about making sure that the candidates you shortlist are a good fit for your business – that they have the attitude, skills and approach that will make them a valuable addition to your team. To…

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Do you need a career mentor?

Should you have a career mentor? It can be tough, trying to figure out how best to approach your career planning. There are lots of sources of help, of course, but more people are finding that having a mentor opens up new ideas and opportunities – both within your existing workplace and beyond. There are…

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What’s a career plan and why should you have one?

What’s a career plan and why should you have one? One of the key characteristics of the modern workplace is that people rarely work in one company for their whole working lives. That means we can’t expect a ‘traditional’ career path, where we join a business, move through the ranks and retire on a set…

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The importance of managing candidate expectations

The importance of managing candidate expectations  We’re currently experiencing a candidate-driven market, where there are more jobs available than there are candidates to fill them. And when candidates have the upper hand, it’s up to employers to make sure their businesses are more attractive than the competition. So you need to think about the impression…

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What are the best questions to ask candidates at interview

What are the best questions to ask candidates at interview? A productive interview is a critical part of your recruitment process. Much more than a ‘box-ticking’ exercise, it’s your key opportunity to find out about your candidate’s approach, values and fit with your business as well as their practical skills. Today, most successful candidates will…

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JCW Group Reaches 200 People

Last week across our various offices we celebrated yet another huge milestone – reaching 200 people working globally across JCW Group. Our story began back in 2007 when Jamie Woods founded JCW from his living room in London with the determination to build a business that was obsessed with service excellence and always delivered on…

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3 ways to manage stress and improve your mental health

It is well documented that stress has a direct effect on both your mental and physical health. Being creatures of habit, people tend to experience stress when they are going through a transitional period in their life; this can include a change in your workload or a change in your financial situation, for example. Individuals…

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