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  • The Great Resignation! Chasing a mirage?

    Posted on Friday, March 4, 2022 by David SavageNo comments

    After a record 3% of Americans resigned in October of last year the expression “The Great Resignation” sparked huge debate. The pandemic has forced many people to stop and consider what they really want from their careers. The possibility to work remotely and new technology has meant that people are reconfiguring their careers to better suit their wellbeing overall. Employers are now acutely ...

  • Temporary and Contract roles – what are the benefits of working in these types of roles?

    Posted on Friday, March 4, 2022 by Belinda ElliottNo comments

    Many people fear or avoid these types of roles preferring the security of a permanent job and salary. However, many people get stuck in a rut, wanting to do something different but not sure what. Here are our top five reasons why you should give temping or contract work a go: Undertaking temporary and contract roles gives you the opportunity to try something new without committing long term. ...

  • Is there a benefit of working in an office anymore?

    Posted on Friday, March 4, 2022 by Amanda FieldingNo comments

    Over the last two years both employers and employees have had to adapt to a different way of working. During this time we have adapted to working from home, working with new systems/technologies to allow us to keep in touch and in some cases setting up work stations in our homes. As we transition into an endemic phase a lot of employers and employees are re-evaluating how they want to work moving ...

  • Am I good enough for this role?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 by David SavageNo comments

    Am I good enough for this role? Am I qualified enough? How will I cope with a rejection? These are all very normal doubts which candidates will face as they consider a new role. I want to offer some a different perspective on how to look at the process of stepping up to a new position. There’s an expression I really like; ‘You cannot steer a stationary ship. No matter how deep and long you ...

  • Are you ruining your own chances of joining the company of your dreams?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 by Belinda ElliottNo comments

    Do you have a company that you have set your heart on to work for, and applied numerous times but never got a response, or worse still constantly rejected? When companies are advertising for their vacancies, they are looking for candidates who have at least 80% of the skills and experience set out in their job advertisements. If you don't have this we wouldn’t recommend that you apply. Many ...

  • Are you prepared for questions on managing a team?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 by Amanda FieldingNo comments

    If you are looking for a new role with management responsibilities, especially managing a team are you fully prepared for what questions you may be asked with regards to this area of the role. You may have managed a team previously or you may be looking for your first role looking after a team, whatever experience you have it is really important to prepare as much as possible for key questions ...

  • How to get ahead of the competition when looking for your next hire

    Posted on Friday, January 21, 2022 by Belinda ElliottNo comments

    The media are constantly telling us about the shortage of good candidates in the market, that the sooner you start looking the greater your chance of finding your next company fit, rather than just someone who will do for now. Companies are also telling us it is harder than ever to find good candidates, but what does a 'good' candidate look like to you? Do you need to be more open and flexible in ...

  • Is your interview process destroying your organisations reputation?

    Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 by Belinda ElliottNo comments

    Most companies spend considerable time on writing job descriptions and advertisements hoping to attract the best candidates but often fail to live up to expectations when it comes down to their interview process. Too many companies take their own selling points for granted and often focus only on the job and how it fits in the company structure. It is important to sell the benefits of working for ...

  • Don’t use COVID as an excuse not to move your career forward

    Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 by Belinda ElliottNo comments

    At the start of 2021 we all hoped that we would see the end of COVID this year but as we enter 2022, COVID remains a threat. However, with a substantial proportion of the nation now vaccinated, we are in a far better position than we were a year ago. Is it now time to stop making excuses and make 2022 the year you move your career forward? COVID has made many of us review our lives and lifestyle, ...

  • Meet our Team: David Savage

    Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2022 by Sarah CoombesNo comments

    We are delighted to welcome David to Bluestream. David is the founder of Manufacturing with Purpose and a leading expert in employee engagement and coaching. David is passionate about people development and is an advocate for employee engagement especially within manufacture and engineering. As a professional coach, David works with entrepreneurs and leaders in a technical environment to bring ...