5 tough conversations to have with employees

There are lots of amazing things about being the boss, but it does occasionally come with some downsides and, for me, these include having to have tough conversations with my employees. Normally I’m pretty informal and like to think that I get on with my team really well, which makes it even harder when I have to put on my ‘boss’ hat and have an official conversation with someone.

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The one, big lesson Serena Williams can teach business owners

I’m a huge sports fan. Since I was a kid I’ve loved watching and playing sports. I love the drama, the unpredictability, and the escape from the daily grind it gives me. There is nothing quite like the thrill of seeing your team win a big match or being part of a successful side and feeling like you’re part of a larger, shared experience. Every year I look forward to the important tournament dates in the calendar – Super Bowl Sunday, the NBA Finals, the World Series or the final round of the US Open.

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Résumé clichés to avoid at all costs

During the hiring process, recruiters or hiring managers come across all kinds of résumés: the good, the bad and the ugly, as we discovered when decoding résumé jargon . While you hope that there will be more in the good section than the others, the rise of common clichés appearing on résumés often puts paid to that. It seems that in a bid to stand out from the crowd, many job-hunters use language and clichés that don’t translate as well to prospective employees as they’d hope, instead making them stand out for less appealing reasons.

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Top tips for graduate recruitment on a budget

I’m always on the lookout for new talent and this can come in a number of different forms – experienced industry professionals, those looking for a career change (bringing with them a wealth of experience from other industries) and more recently I’ve started to recruit college graduates.

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What is Social Media?

Social Media: forms of electronic communication (as Web sites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (as videos).

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The unusual team building methods of famous bosses

Team building activities are a great way to bring employees together, boost morale and potentially learn new skills. In order to retain employees’ interests, it’s important to keep these events new and fresh, allowing individuals to try something different and in some cases, somewhere different.

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Start a business in 30 days

In theory, all you need to start a business is an idea, a computer and a bit of free time. It’s never been easier, but can you launch a business inside a month?

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