Insights - August 2022

  • Why introverts have made some of businesses’ greatest leaders

    Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Graham Quinn

    Employers tend to have a preference for the outgoing and action-oriented personalities of extroverts when making management hires. However, despite being more reserved, introverts also have the potential to be successful leaders. Although the quieter candidates are often overlooked for leadership, a Forbes report recently revealed that 40% of top executives describe themselves as introverts. ...

  • The Pros and Cons of Hiring Employees vs Contractors

    Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Graham Quinn

    Hiring independent contractors in IT & telecoms can appeal for many reasons. For small businesses particularly, being able to hire as-and-when avoids the financial commitment of a permanent employee. In some situations, such as requiring specialist skills for a short period of time, hiring contractors can be the right option. However, it is not a decision that should be rushed into. The ...

  • Tips for Successful International Recruiting

    Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Graham Quinn

    As the cost of living spirals in the UK, nearly a quarter of many Brits are considering work abroad . This presents an additional threat to the drain on talent following Brexit, adding to the challenge of recruiting and retaining staff. Data from the late 2021 Business Insights and Conditions Survey (BICS ), showed that a third of businesses are already experiencing a low number of qualified ...