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GUEST BLOG – Mental Health/ Well-being in the modern world/workplace? What does it really mean?

Mindfulness, well-being, mental health, emotional welfare… words that we constantly hear being thrown around, but what does it all mean? And how is it more than just being happy? It can feel overwhelming to hear so much about how to keep our minds healthy, without a true understanding of how to exert this into our […]

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Discrimination in Recruitment: Unfortunately, it IS still Black and White.

When I, and my business partner set up Global Talent 2020, we wanted to have a company that supported all levels of candidates and clients within the industry specialism of the Hospitality and Leisure markets. We also wanted a culture of openness, honesty, fun, and expression. We never wanted oppression, corporateness, or facelessness, as a

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On the Fringe of Madness

It’s hard to describe the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to someone who hasn’t experienced it firsthand. The question is usually met with a long intake of breath, a sigh, a puzzled look of contemplation ending with the phrase: “It’s… just… madness”. From someone who has lived in Edinburgh for many years, I’ve got a soft spot

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Ghosting People Professionally: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Co-workers

“Ghosting” is a term that has gained popular widespread use in recent years to describe the act of suddenly cutting off all communication with someone, usually without explanation. While it may be tempting to ghost someone you no longer wish to communicate with, it is never a good idea to ghost people professionally. Ghosting in

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Recruitment: true or false?

Starting my 6-month internship at Global Talent 2020 has been an eye-opening experience for me in more ways than one. Prior to this, I had never worked in the recruitment industry and only had a vague notion of what it entailed, primarily informed by stereotypes and hearsay. Like most people, I had certain preconceived notions

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Nudge – Ask the Question

How do you persuade people to do something? An age-old question that doesn’t really have one correct answer. It’s a conundrum that marketers and copywriters spend their careers trying to solve for the product or service they are selling. A cleverly written piece of copy can translate into millions of global sales, and a carefully

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