Category: Business

by Karla Jobling / on 2 August, 2017

How not to fire people

Slowly! The experiences I have had, that are the most positive, is where we have been able to quickly agree that things aren’t working and move on. Where people have been left to get away with things longer than they should have, things have
by Karla Jobling / on 17 July, 2017

How to leave a job if you are on bad terms

Sometimes a better offer comes along and people move jobs and leave on good terms with the people they work with. Often, people leave jobs because something has changed and they are unhappy. If you are really unhappy, how to leave professionally can be
by Karla Jobling / on 11 July, 2017

How to design a successful career page

Make it very easy to apply and make it mobile friendly. Many career pages have lots of information but you have to click through 5 or 6 pages, to start a lengthy application process. I have designed career pages for 2 companies, as well
by Karla Jobling / on 4 July, 2017

How to benchmark salaries

The best and most cost effective way to benchmark salaries is to work with your recruitment suppliers. They are speaking with candidates and your competitors every day and can give you the correct steer on salary information and what to pay to attract the
by Karla Jobling / on 17 June, 2017

How to discuss negative topics in a job interview

While putting a positive spin on the outcome from a negative situation is important, the key thing here is honesty. Being really honest about how a conflict at work made you feel, or showing a negative quality that you exhibited, will show the interviewer
by Karla Jobling / on 6 June, 2017

How to balance a busy career life

I run BeecherMadden; a recruitment company specialising in corporate governance, resilience & security and niche technology. The company has offices in London and New York. I am also a judge for the Cyber Security Awards, a speaker on women in cyber security and run
by Karla Jobling / on 25 May, 2017

How can you spot a fake entrepreneur?

Anyone that suggests that failure is an option, should not start their own business. I have spoken to people who make comments such as, “I’m going to give it 6 months and see how it goes” or “I can always go back to my
by Karla Jobling / on 17 May, 2017

Tips to have a strong phone interview

A telephone interview is a common stage in the application process. However, they can be a little uncomfortable as you can not judge the other person’s reaction, good or bad! Here are my tips on how to perform at your best and have a
by Karla Jobling / on 24 April, 2017

What makes a great company culture

Company culture is the difference between enjoying where you work, and hating each day. Guided, but not controlled, by the leadership team, the people of the business make the culture. For BeecherMadden, honesty and respect are the cornerstones of our company culture. We expect,
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