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The importance of personal resilience for work

We’re delighted to be sponsoring Aprils CIPD’s event on ‘How to build personal resilience’. Presented by inspirational speaker, trainer, coach and author Steve Head, it’s a topic close to our hearts and one we find ourselves talking to candidates and clients about regularly. In such a competitive market, personal resilience isn’t just a ‘nice to have’, it’s an essential soft skill that can determine whether people achieve both their own career goals and those of their o...


17 April 2018

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Social media’s place in recruitment

Depending which surveys you look at, some 39-84 per cent of employers now use social media to research prospective candidates - last year, YouGov found that 1 in 5 employers had rejected candidates because of what they found out about them in the process. But social screening goes both ways; an estimated 77 percent of candidates screen their prospective employers and 59 percent of employees credit the organisation’s social media presence as a reason for accepting the job. Candidates are ...


1 March 2018

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Six millennial traits that impress recruitment agencies

We'd like to say up front, we're not fans of the word 'millennial' here at Sitka.  It's not just that millennials have had a bad rap of late, but the term has become somewhat of a synonym with entitlement, laziness and technology addiction - and we really don't like generalisations.  Also, we'd agree with Bill Murphy Jr who recently wrote in his article 'Here's the brutal truth about why everybody else resents millennials' that it isn't that people are different because of when they we...


27 July 2017

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