Career development

Starting a new job well during the pandemic and beyond

Shaking hands with the new boss and being shown around the office was a rite of passage for new starters before the pandemic. Breaking the ice over a round of tea and asking colleagues questions every two minutes was all part of the settling in process. But how are those starting a new job during

Home-working, not shirking.

If you’ve been tuning into the CareerBurst webinars recently, you may have caught me introducing the latest instalment: ‘A shirker? Who, me?’, in which Sarah Hobbs of Talent and Potential, discussed how to build trust and ensure your hard work is visible while working from home. Talking on the topic was an interesting call for

Strengths from weakness video

Throughout this year we have been hosting webinars with Talent & Potential around Career and Talent Development and Employee Engagement. Below is a short video for you to try our Strengths and Motivation tool – part of our unique CareerBurst platform. Why not request a FREE TRIAL to help add value and insight for your

Taking strength from weakness

Chief Executive of The Working Manager, Managing Director of iRIS Health Solutions Ltd. If you’ve sat through a performance review or appraisal recently, it’s likely there was some discussion around ‘development areas’ or ‘areas for improvement’ — yours or your employees. But why all the euphemisms? It seems that calling out flaws has become so

Don’t let career myths define your reality

Chief Executive of The Working Manager, Managing Director of iRIS Health Solutions Ltd. Are you one of those people who are keen to move on in your career but feel now isn’t the right time? Perhaps you’re resigned to treading water for the time being, and count yourself lucky to have a job at all.

Lost your job? Don’t lose your head.

Chief Executive of The Working Manager, Managing Director of iRIS Health Solutions Ltd. So, you’ve been made redundant. Or fear your job is on the line. What’s next? Everyone is different, and there’s no right or wrong reaction, but whether you’re feeling devastated, nervous or even relieved to have clarity after a period of uncertainty,

Leap of Faith: on seizing career opportunities with confidence

Chief Executive of The Working Manager, Managing Director of iRIS Health Solutions Ltd. There’s no denying the current economic climate is in a state of flux, and this has implications for the careers of many. Perhaps, after time out, you’ve reassessed what you want out of life and are ready to embark on something new.

Networking – socially distant style

This is the third in a series of 30-minute CareerBurst webinars and was recorded on the 20th May 2020. Love it or hate it, networking is a great way to find new roles, discover new opportunities and help you drive a high-flying career. Whichever side of the fence you come down on, self-isolating, shielding, social

The Power of Volunteering

This is the second in a series of 30-minute CareerBurst webinars and was recorded on the 22nd April 2020. There’s no doubt as to the impact we can have through volunteering to help the many charitable causes and issues that currently need support. However, it doesn’t stop there. Volunteering your help at work is something