When can equality in the work place stop things being equal? 

Posted on: November 14th, 2018

Equality and discrimination are currently hot topics that are being regularly discussed and reviewed to create greater opportunities for all in the workplace. Many companies are being proactive and focusing on these areas, but can it become too much? Creating a bigger focus on cutting out any discrimination is something the country are putting a
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The Rise of Employer Branding

Posted on: October 2nd, 2018

Have you ever looked online to see how your company is perceived as an employer? Or at the reviews that have been left telling potential candidates the reality of what it’s like to be part of your business? Have you ever considered how this is influencing people who are looking to be part of your
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Posted on: September 4th, 2018

Is there ever going to be a change in the way some companies treat women and minorities? The Global Gender Gap report stated that at the current rate the change is going it’ll take 217 years to make the economic gender gap disappear. Will this number become smaller as millennials come forward into leadership roles
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Invest, Your People Matter

Posted on: August 14th, 2018

These four things are key to investing in your people, creating the best opportunities for them so they are happy within their work environment. If you own your own business you should really think, are you doing enough for your team and could you be investing more in them? Reputation is vital for your business.
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Ineffective Leaders VS Effective Leaders

Posted on: July 7th, 2018

The significant difference between effective and ineffective leaders is in the results that they produce. The ineffective leaders may produce results quicker, but this could leave people unhappy and the results will not be as good as those of the effective leaders. People that chose to be ineffective leaders are taking on the leadership role
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When Hiring Hinders your Business

Posted on: June 26th, 2018

It is three months down the line and you start to question yourself, Did I really make the right decision? Are all these issues and differences in opinions going to continue? Have I finally been the one to fall into the trap of making a wrong hire? You are not alone… In a survey carried
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A New Approach

Posted on: March 5th, 2018

Andrew Burton and Craig Finnie, FG Associates, explain why it is time for a new approach to recruitment in the oil and gas sector. For years, the global oil and gas industry’s endemic problems have stemmed from commodifying its people based on supply and demand; rather than on the skills the sector needs. A typical
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Invest in Aberdeen…You Know You Want To

Posted on: October 4th, 2017

Can’t believe this is 6 months on! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/recovery-positive-future-aberdeen-craig-finnie?trk=prof-post Seems not a hell of a lot has changed apart from now, the impact has worsened outwith the Oil & Gas industry and into surrounding sectors with bars, restaurants and shops going into administration. All extremely sad to see. Though attitudes have certainly changed within the city and shire
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Recovery and a positive future for Aberdeen

Posted on: October 4th, 2017

Driving down Queens Road the other day, I couldn’t help notice all the To-Let signs on commercial property, coupled with the For Sale signs on many of the residential properties in the close vicinity. Living and working in Aberdeen all my life, I’ve seen several ups and downs, recessions and recoveries but this time it
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IQ, EQ…..TQ?

Posted on: September 12th, 2017

If you have ever won anything in a team you will know the exhilaration and emotion that it creates. For me, winning together far exceeds the experience of winning as an individual. Thing is, what individual has ever won anything without the support of a really good team? So when I read this recently I
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