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Executive Recruitment | Belfast | Northern Ireland

Posts Tagged ‘career transitions’

When interviewees become the interviewer

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

You’ve reached the end of a job interview having previously thought about every possible question the company could ask you, when you are faced with one you maybe didn’t contemplate- “Have you anything to ask me?”

For many, the natural reaction is to nod, smile and say: “No, I think that’s everything.”

People don’t want to ask about salary, hours of employment, extra benefits, for example, for fear of coming across as too pushy and instead, they try to wrap the interview up quickly.

But there are many reasons why asking questions is important, not least the fact that you need to fully understand what the position entails before accepting any potential offer.

The following questions will help you know more about the job and, indeed, the company: (more…)

Outplacement in Northern Ireland

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

In Northern Ireland a number of businesses baulk at the idea of paying for Outplacement.  “Why pay for a service when we are already paying them to leave?”  However, this is short sighted. Industry studies suggest that, on average, outplacement costs less than 5% of the total costs of separating employees, but that it can produce substantial returns. DBM research conducted with the help of 1,200 senior HR people found that companies who used outplacement were three times more likely to maintain or increase share price than those who did not. They were also one and a half times more likely to increase profitability and twice as likely to increase productivity.

So what’s the business case? How do businesses know what the ROI might be?