Why loyalty now means more at work – and how to get it

- September 14, 2023 3 MIN READ

  Loyalty is the fly-under-the-radar virtue and is frequently usurped for its more glamourous comrades like generosity, fairness, or the new kid on the block – resilience. Whilst all great qualities with deserved standing, they don’t come close to the laurels of loyalty, explains employment expert Roxanne Calder. Loyalty is your best buddy from school… Read more »

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The key to managing stress for small business owners

- August 8, 2023 3 MIN READ

  Ever since the pandemic, the world has touted the importance of managing stress and pressure and providing ample wellbeing for ourselves and our employees. So, we should. It is morally critical and commercially vital. Healthy, happy, and long-tenured staff are fundamental for good business performance, explains recruitment specialist Roxanne Calder, author of Employable –… Read more »

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Full head count but still a skills gap? Here’s why

- June 30, 2023 3 MIN READ

  The global skills shortage continues. The war for talent, great resignation and great reshuffle are phrases we are more than familiar with. Coined post-pandemic, they accurately assessed the labour market’s competitive state of play. Now with the global economic slowdown, the reprieve on skills must be in sight, writes recruitment expert and founder of… Read more »

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Hiring gone wrong: Here’s how to make it right!

- May 17, 2023 4 MIN READ

  The search for talent has become a hen’s teeth exercise. The process is exhausting and costly. Is it any wonder our hopes run high when presented with a sliver of skills and a thimble of talent? asks recruitment expert Roxanne Calder, founder of EST10. Our mind’s cry is, ‘yes, that can work!’. The exhilaration… Read more »

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A recruiter insider’s guide on how to nab the best talent

- March 30, 2023 3 MIN READ

  Recruitment has never been tougher. As a recruiter of more than two decades, I have experienced many employment cycles, with this the hardest yet, writes recruitment expert Roxanne Calder, founder of EST 10 and author of Employable – 7 Attributes to Assuring Your Working Future. Sourcing talent in today’s post-COVID environment is confounding. Like… Read more »

Is social awkwardness the price to pay for hybrid working

Is social awkwardness the downfall of remote work?

- September 27, 2022 4 MIN READ

The hybrid office comes at a heavy price, argues top recruiter Roxanne Calder, founder and managing director of EST10. Social awkwardness is booming and we’re losing vital human skills that are critical for both doing business and maintaining a compassionate, respectful society. There has been much ado about robots and AI taking over our jobs.… Read more »