If you’ve reached a crossroads in your career, switching lanes and heading for the shortcut through the deep dark woods is daunting to say the least. Read more


Employee burnout is one of the most common killers of productivity in the workplace. Yet, when faced with a team of disengaged or disenfranchised employees who aren’t performing as well as they used to, leaders are often too quick to crack the whip and dish out a large dose of discipline. Read more


The workforce is shifting fast: in the last decade, the rise of the digital age has given way to a growth spurt in the number of freelancers and contract-workers across the globe. In the UK alone, the number of self-employed people has increased to 2 million - a figure which shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, by 2020, PeoplePerHour predict that freelancers will account for 50% of the UK workforce. Read more


Amidst increased economic pressure and unwavering uncertainty, Wales has quietly been leading an industrial revolution, pushing key technological advancements while cementing the infrastructures that will facilitate the lives of future generations. A peek into the accomplishments of the Welsh engineering sector reveals an industry that has gone from success to success; a jewel in the crown of the Welsh economy. Read more


Landing an interview with a prospective employer is exciting, to say the least: after weeks or potentially months of searching, your skills are finally being recognised. For once, you’re in the driver’s seat of your own career, holding all the cards: a company lacks the knowledge or experience that you have to offer, and you’re on the lookout for a stable salary and job security - it’s a match made in heaven. Read more


Being a manufacturing engineer requires a high level of expertise and skill, which means you need to select the right candidate for the position. Yet picking the most talented recruits can be a difficult process, so it’s important you know the key skills to look for. Read more


When seeking advice on career progression within your company, most would tell you the secret is to keep your head down and produce consistent results. Truthfully, they would only be half right. In today’s competitive climate, putting the hours in and completing tasks on time is simply not enough to get ahead. To get promoted, you have to promote yourself. Read more


The talent pool is shrinking fast. As the national employment rate rises, competition for skilled candidates grows fierce. Leaders looking to lock down a team of high-performers and KPI beaters must consider what keeps them motivated and loyal to the company - after all, replacing them isn’t going to be easy! Read more


When Dolly Parton wrote her hit single “9 To 5”, she should have included a caveat in the liner notes: working 9 to 5 is a lot easier than working 5 to 9. In fact, this could have even formed the basis of a B-side, but she clearly missed a trick. Truthfully, working on an alternate or irregular schedule can have its perks - for one, it provides total freedom from the hustle and bustle of the rush-hour commute. Read more


Faced with a shrinking talent pool and an increasingly competitive landscape, the pressure to retain star players has never been greater for UK businesses. Despite this, almost half (44%) of leaders surveyed in a recent KPMG study claimed their approach to talent retention was “thorough but unplanned, with lots of initiatives which were not integrated into an overall strategy”. A further 27% admitted their approach was nothing more than “ad-hoc”. It’s no surprise then, that roughly 70% of UK employees would consider leaving their current job, and nearly a quarter (24%) are actively looking for new opportunities. Read more