Personal branding

Personal branding

Did you know that you are a brand, and a unique one at that? People are brands and brands are like people. There may be lots of human beings around, but there’s only one of you. You’re a one off, at least until cloning is legalised. Personal branding – marketing...

A Coaching style of management

Making time to reflect is invaluable in a fast-moving world. Coaching is a useful way to do this, and this can take place in different forms. Having a coach – having someone who acts as a confidential and objective sounding board who helps you to think, learn, grow...

IR35 – April 2020

In my profession it is important to be knowledgeable about employment law and the Conduct Regulations.  This week I attended a training session held by the REC on IR35 and the introduction to the Private Sector in the proposed month of April 2020. Do you have...

Meaning at work for talent

Oxfordshire has high employment, so there is a lot of competition for quality candidates amongst different employers. The fact that many employees are sitting in their jobs because of austerity and uncertainty isn't new news - it has been covered extensively in the...

The positives of uncertainty

There is a lot of ongoing uncertainty about. But it does have some positives. While on holiday in Sicily one year, I awoke to hotter than expected June air and the smell of smoke. Mount Etna the volcano erupting I thought. It wasn’t. My husband and I headed to the...

Becoming unstuck

Do you ever feel stuck? In a meeting? With a project? In a relationship? With your career? When facing a big life changing decision or uncertain change? Not a nice feeling, is it? It can be very debilitating. The good news is that feeling ‘stuck’ is common, normal and...

Career crossroads

Major career crossroads occur at the following times: redundancy or the option on voluntary redundancy or early retirement; a ‘landmark’ birthday, especially 30, 40 and 50; planning to or having children; working in ‘young’ industries such as advertising and the...

To Be or Not To Be IR35?

I always enjoy the REC’s (Recruitment Employment Confederation’s) webinars and this week was no exception on the IR35 legislation that has been run out to the Public sector and the results, now pending the Private Sector. Speakers on the webinar were: Karen O’Reilly –...

UK Job Market – hot off the press!

Welcome to our latest blog - packed with news from the world of recruitment.  To go straight to the article that interests you most, click on the headline. Balmy days for the UK job market - but storm clouds lie ahead Happy news!  We’re ethical! Interview insight -...

REC figures on the Economy!

Avatar Recruitment is delighted to report the most ‘hot off the press’ information from the REC (Recruitment Employment Confederation), on the employment market. Could this affect your business? For all those of you who are looking for new roles at...

Life’s A Beach

By now the holiday celebrations are a distant memory, you may have broken your new year’s resolution many times by now, and Christmas puddings have been replaced by Cadburys Crème eggs on our supermarket shelves. But one thing that never changes at this...

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