Insights - February 2023

  • Career Cushioning – What is it and should you be considering it?

    Posted on Monday, February 6, 2023 by Graham Quinn

    Recent years have seen a variety of employment trends such as Quiet Quitting and The Great Resignation. Career cushioning, however, suggests a shift in the job market. Whereas previously employees have felt more confident about quitting and employers have struggled to fill positions, career cushioning suggests people are becoming more worried about finding stable employment. It certainly seems to ...

  • Why Soft Skills are key for Candidates and Employees

    Posted on Monday, February 6, 2023 by Graham Quinn

    Also known as inter-personal skills, soft skills are increasingly valued by employers. Skills like communication, critical thinking and problem-solving make a huge difference to how well an employee will perform, despite their level of technical ability. In 2017, a joint study done by Boston College, Harvard University, and the University of Michigan found that soft skills training increases ...

  • How to sharpen up your CV for the 2023 Job Market

    Posted on Monday, February 6, 2023 by Graham Quinn

    In recent years the employee has had the upper hand in the job market. We witnessed this in trends like The Great Resignation and quiet quitting, as people felt they could demand more from employers during talent shortages. However, stories of layoffs and hiring freezes have dominated recent news and suggest that the balance is shifting. Rising interest rates and the threat of a recession both ...