Business Advice

Job Benefits Expected by People from Different Generations

December 12th, 2018|Advice, Business Advice|

Instead of using terms such as Millennials, Generation X, Z or Y and dividing groups of people in 30-years periods, we are going to take a different approach and divide groups of people, born in different decades, since we believe people’s values change more rapidly. Some value the sense of security and fear the lack [...]

The Importance of Post-Interview Feedback

October 25th, 2018|Advice, Business Advice|

We often talk about the benefits of feedback at work and how to provide and receive feedback in a positive and constructive manner. Yet, we rarely mention the importance of giving and receiving feedback after a job interview. In most cases applicant are warned in advance that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Some companies [...]

The Importance of Team Building Activities

October 9th, 2018|Advice, Business Advice|

What is team-building? Is it playing with your colleagues those weird games the Human Resources department come up with? Or is it getting silly drunk with your boss? Should it be outside of work in your spare time? Should it be strictly structured? Should it be facilitated in the office, or outside? Should it be [...]

Behind the scenes: Peek inside the HR department

September 19th, 2018|Advice, Business Advice|

Over the last century HR has evolved to much more than a support role. If we have to explain what the HR department of today is in one sentence, it would be the following: It is a trusted internal entity that contributes to business development and business continuity through building a strategy for attraction, development [...]

Common Recruitment Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

September 5th, 2018|Advice, Business Advice|

You will come upon a bulk of articles on how to cut costs by hiring the right person and which recruitment mistakes to avoid, but the theory doesn’t always match the reality. Here we will guide you through some of the most common causes for recruitment failure, but we will also keep in mind that [...]

Make or Break a Job Ad – It’s Up to You

August 23rd, 2018|Advice, Business Advice|

One of the biggest troubles for all recruiters is how to best advertise vacancies in order to get the most relevant and qualified applicants with the least active sourcing efforts. “Job ad” is short for “job advertisement”, and not without a reason. How you will advertise the role will have a direct impact on the [...]

Improve Office Culture by Teaching Emotional Intelligence

January 3rd, 2018|Advice, Business Advice|

Are you familiar with the concept of emotional intelligence? What does emotional intelligence have to do with office culture – you ask? Quite a lot in fact. First let us explain shortly what office culture encompasses. Office culture includes good manners, education and often enough some professional experience is assumed. Even with all of those, [...]

10 Steps to Successfully On-board Your New Employees

December 13th, 2017|Advice, Business Advice|

A well planned new employee on-boarding strategy for your company can not only save you time and future issues, but can also save you money. How so? Even if you take into account all expenses, including the salary of the person handling the on-boarding process, the time to prepare a plan, a handbook and some [...]

Strange Company Benefits in the IT Sector

August 23rd, 2017|Advice, Business Advice|

This article includes a list of peculiar, funny and eccentric company benefits employees in the IT sector receive, but the article offers much more – it answers the question why companies offer those benefits and when is that a good idea. We actually build up to it. Bases for Company Benefits Why isn’t the salary [...]

GitHub – The Code Sharing Tool Most Programmers Use

August 10th, 2017|Advice, Business Advice|

GitHub – The Place for Programmers to be in the 21-st Century In this article we are going to review GitHub as it is the most common tool for programmers. We will firstly explain what GitHub is, then proceed with how it’s used and finish with positive and negative opinions about the platform. What is [...]