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July 2017

Purpose or Pay? What do employees prefer

By | Blog, Career Development, Employer, Job Seeker

Are financial rewards and high salaries the answer to attracting and maintaining high quality candidates? A number of studies have shed some light on the issue.

Korn Ferry Executive Group in their study found that purpose and meaning were the key drivers for 73% of respondents, with only 3 % placing pay and financial rewards as their primary driver.

A further study by PWC which focused specifically on millennials found that individuals felt more purpose and drive towards their work if they were attuned with the values and culture of their workplace. Majority of this group placed more value on purpose and meaning. Financial rewards were a minority factor.

So how do we create and maintain employee purpose? Read More

4 tips when writing your professional summary

By | Blog, Career Development, Job Seeker, Professional Profile

Your Professional Summary essentially gives you the opportunity to distinguish yourself from the rest of the crowd. It’s a paragraph concisely explaining your career goals and professional experience. It lets employers know what you can add to their business, and is ultimately an opportunity to showcase your strengths and skill set.

Although it may only be a short paragraph, it can often be the difference between you and another potential candidate.

It’s important to get it right! Here are 4 simple steps to help you on your way:

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