Career Success

Dealing With Difficult Employees

employeesWe’ve all met them; difficult people who somehow manage to rub everyone up the wrong way.

It’s OK if you only have to deal with them occasionally. But what if you have to work with them day-in-day-out? What if you were the one who employed them?!

Managing tricky personalities in the workplace is a true test of your leadership. Whether they are disruptive, rude, arrogant or plain lazy, their presence can create negativity, frustration and resentment amongst those working alongside them.… Read more

Industry Insight from Technical Director Toby Powell-Blyth

Industry Insight from Technical Director Toby Powell-BlythIn the final instalment of my interview with Technical Director, Toby Powell-Blyth of Mr & Mrs Smith, we explore the industry and his predications for the future, as well as where the role of Technical Director fits in today’s technological landscape. Read on if this is your field of interest:

Technical Directors and the role of Director of Technology is a hot topic currently…

Can you sum up Tech direction in one or two sentences?
Retaining the 3 year plan, and making sure all the work that gets done fits into that plan somehow.… Read more

You Say You’re Leaving – But Then You Get A Counteroffer – What Next?

You Say You're Leaving - But Then You Get A Counteroffer – What NextSince the credit crunch and recession have started to become a memory rather than an economic reality we have seen the rise of the counteroffer, as agencies try to retain their staff rather than face the cost and time involved in recruiting and training. There are two ways to handle the situation: Put simply you can stay or you can go.

Are Counteroffers A Good Thing?

Personally, I see counteroffers as potentially dangerous for candidates.  Everyone I interview has their own reason for leaving and it is rarely monetary. … Read more