Insights - December 2022

  • How to Prepare if you Think you are Going to be Laid Off

    Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 by Graham Quinn

    News of impending lay-offs in the workplace can come as a shock. Your sense of security is bound to be shaken, especially if you have been with the company for a while. However, it’s important not to take losing your job personally. Remember that lay-offs aren’t about your performance but are due to conditions within the company. Keeping a positive attitude is essential, so don’t let it knock ...

  • ‘Tell me About Yourself?’ – How to Answer this Question at Interview

    Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 by Graham Quinn

    Although this a very simple question it often throws people in an interview. Firstly, because it’s a question we are more familiar with encountering in an informal situation. It can be hard to gauge how open to be and whether your answer should be strictly work-related or more personal. Whilst talking about yourself should be easy, knowing you are being judged on what you say can make you feel ...

  • How to Negotiate a Pay Rise

    Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 by Graham Quinn

    Receiving a pay rise makes us feel rewarded for our performance. It also increases our job satisfaction by making us feel valued. Ideally, pay-rises should be given as a matter of course when an employee’s performance consistently adds value. However, as the cost of living is sharply rising, many employees are taking the initiative and starting pay negotiations themselves. Pay can be a sensitive ...