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Friday Funnies

The 30 Most Incredible Excuses for Missing an Interview!

Ever decided to skip an interview, at the last minute?

Did you use a good old ‘family emergency,’ ‘car accident on my way in’ or ‘food poisoning’ excuse (seriously, we hear these all the time)?

Or did you go for something slightly wackier (and therefore more believable…) like the 30 interviewees on our list?

Posted on Feb 4, 2016
Candidate Tips

8 Acceptable Reasons to Quit Your Job!

Thinking about quitting your job but not sure it’s the right thing to do?

There are (at least) 8 circumstances when you should absolutely, definitely and unquestionably start looking for a new job; check them out in this blog!

Is it time for you to move on?

Posted on Feb 3, 2016
Staff Retention

10 Simple Tips for Welcoming a New Employee to Your Team

Do you leave new employees to fend for themselves?

Do you assume that they’ll simply introduce themselves to everyone else?

Do you reckon the job role will pretty much speak for itself?

Then, you definitely need to read this blog!

Posted on Feb 2, 2016
Candidate Tips

3 Easy Ways to Make Yourself Look More Confident

At Coburg Banks, one of our key tasks is to coach job-seekers to appear (and hopefully feel) more confident in interviews.

But the advice we offer applies to everyday life too.

So if YOU could do with a bit of a confidence boost – this blog’s for you!

Posted on Jan 27, 2016
Staff Retention

What Should You Do When a Staff Member Is Underperforming?

The toughest thing you’ll face as a Manager is dealing with an underperformer.

You can be too ruthless (sacking first, asking questions later) but you can also be too generous (which your hard-working, super staff will resent).

So this week, we’ve outlined the steps you should be taking to deal with your underperformer; giving them a chance to shine (or to reveal their true colours).

Posted on Jan 25, 2016
Friday Funnies

The 10 Funniest Job Interviews From Film and TV

If you’re looking for advice on how to interview someone – this blog’s for you.

If you’d like advice on how (not) to mess up an interview – this blog’s for you.

If you’re a bit of a film buff and/or fancy a giggle today – this blog’s for you!

Posted on Jan 21, 2016
Candidate Tips

10 Ways To Be Happier At Work

Feeling unhappy at work?

But don’t want to look for a new job?

Check out these 10 proactive ways to make your working life happier!

Posted on Jan 19, 2016
Attracting Staff

10 Things You Need to Know About Hiring Millennials

Millennials get a pretty bad rap.

They’ve been called “selfish,” “lazy,” “entitled” and even “manipulative…”

But at Coburg Banks, we’re not in the habit of damning an entire generation based on subjective analyses of different reports.

We’ve got our own (slightly less cynical) opinion on the matter.

Posted on Jan 18, 2016

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