Advice

Working While Studying

September 12th, 2018|Advice|

Perhaps you are tired of your parents’ and grandparents’ nagging you about the importance of your studies for your future. On the contrary, there is the popular saying among youngsters that studies don’t matter and even with a university diploma you are not guaranteed a good and well paid job. As usual, the truth seems [...]

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 [...]

Is It Better to Work for a Small Company or Large Corporation?

August 30th, 2018|Advice, Career Advice|

At a certain point in our careers we have to decide whether to work for a smaller company or for a large corporation. Sometimes the choice is clear, because the pros for one outweigh by a large margin the pros for the other. Other times, the situation is more complicated and we struggle to choose. [...]

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 [...]

HR Evolution Vol. 3: Strategic HR Management and The Future Ahead

August 16th, 2018|Advice|

In the first two articles we introduced you to the origins and development of HR, as the Industrial Revolution and three consecutive wars changed the whole world. The past is the past, though -- it’s time to focus on what HR ended up like in today’s era of tech advancement, and what HR should become [...]

HR Evolution Vol. 2: From Great Depression to New Age

July 30th, 2018|Advice|

The first article of this series introduced you to the origins of HR two centuries ago, and its evolution until World War I and The Great Depression. Let’s continue our quest to find out how personnel management evolved over time to reach today’s shape and form. HR after the Great Depression The end of The [...]

HR Evolution Vol. 1: Origins and First Steps

July 23rd, 2018|Advice|

Human Resources or Personnel Management is a staple in every modern organization’s operations. This hasn’t always been the case: until two centuries ago industries hired thousands of people without developing any regulations or policies to protect their best interests and wellbeing. It was the norm to have only male colleagues, work long hours and not [...]

Personality Types in Software Development

July 16th, 2018|Advice|

Software Developers are becoming a significant part of our society and it makes sense to ask ourselves what type of personalities become software engineers? In order to answer such a question we must rely on a study and some sort of personality type indicator. But even before we get there we should mention, that there [...]

5 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

July 10th, 2018|Advice|

In today’s fast-pieced daily routine we tend to have more tasks to do, than time and energy to finish them. We often admire people, who seem to be able to get everything done with little or no effort and desire to be like them. Are those persons born like that, or do they know a [...]

Classic Traps People Fall into after Being Promoted

July 3rd, 2018|Advice, Career Advice|

Every change of a job - be that a positive or a negative one - comes with some traps to look for. We are used to perceive promotion as only a positive outcome, since most of us strive for it and work hard to achieve it and climb the corporate ladder. Actually, as everything else [...]