Business Advice

Virtual Team Building Activities

December 18th, 2020|Advice, Business Advice|

At a time when teams are working from home with limited social interactions, keeping the team’s spirit becomes a new kind of challenge.  While working from home has many perks, the physical distance of remote work can quickly create poor communication in your team. Sound familiar? According to research, remote employees have weaker relationships with [...]

7 Recruiter Tips for a Successful Relationship with Hiring Managers

August 5th, 2020|Advice, Business Advice|

Hiring usually involves three parties: a candidate, a recruiter, and a hiring manager. Yet, when analyzing the hiring process, we tend to focus more on the relationship between the first two parties. Nevertheless, as recruiters, we know very well that the influence of the hiring manager on the candidate experience and the final result is [...]

The Future of Graphic Design: 6 Trends You Need to Know

February 11th, 2020|Advice, Business Advice, Career Advice|

The graphic design industry is changing and evolving with the times and the trends that prevail in the competitive market. Now that the start of the new decade is well underway, consumer trends are once more shaping the world of digital marketing and content creation, and of course, reshaping the face of graphic design as [...]

A Brief Guide to Interview Preparation for Recruiters

September 26th, 2019|Advice, Business Advice|

Yes, you read that right! It is common sense that you need to prepare for the job interview if you are the candidate, however, interview preparation is equally important for the recruiter. Not only is applying for a job a two-way process nowadays, but also the recruiter is usually the first point of contact and, [...]

9 + 9 lessons about running your own business

September 16th, 2019|Advice, Business Advice|

Seems like nowadays everybody wants to be a manager or to become self-employed. Being an entrepreneur sounds so tempting with promises for success, power, financial independence, and freedom. But is it actually that great? Our managing partner Martin Konstantinov started PFG Bulgaria 9 years ago. For this period he has learned his fair share of [...]

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 [...]