It’s a New Year, which means a fresh start and new beginnings. It’s a time when you consider your future. Consideration is about setting goals and creating a plan; so you can achieve success. At the start of each New Year, we ask everyone at Red Executive to consider their top priorities for the coming year and write down their main goals. We then sit down as a team and discuss everyone’s goals and develop a plan on how to achieve them. We do this by considering the following factors. 5 simple ways to set goals: 1. Be Motivated Find something that motivates you and is your ‘raison d’être.’ If your

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It’s a New Year, which means a fresh start and new beginnings. It’s a time when you consider your future. Consideration is about setting goals and creating a plan; so you can achieve success. At the start of each New Year, we ask everyone at Red Executive to consider their top priorities for the coming year and write down their main goals. We then sit down as a team and discuss everyone’s goals and develop a plan on how to achieve them. We do this by considering the following factors. 5 simple ways to set goals: 1. Be Motivated Find something that motivates you and is your ‘raison d’être.’ If your

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You know it’s the holidays when… 1.Christmas music…24/7 2. The accordion street performer has arrived 3. Fake snow…in every shop window 4. You have to buy a gift for your Secret Santa 5. At least one dog in your neighborhood is wearing antlers 6. The grocery store has enough Fruitcake to last through the apocalypse 7. A holiday party…every night of the week 8. The office plant is decorated with tinsel and a star 9. Mulled wine 10. Shopping centers are now open 16 hours a day, 7 days a week Happy Holidays from the Red Executive team!

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You know it’s the holidays when… 1.Christmas music…24/7 2. The accordion street performer has arrived 3. Fake snow…in every shop window 4. You have to buy a gift for your Secret Santa 5. At least one dog in your neighborhood is wearing antlers 6. The grocery store has enough Fruitcake to last through the apocalypse 7. A holiday party…every night of the week 8. The office plant is decorated with tinsel and a star 9. Mulled wine 10. Shopping centers are now open 16 hours a day, 7 days a week Happy Holidays from the Red Executive team!

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At work, we send many emails every day and people tend to just open a new email, quickly type a message or response and then hit send without putting much thought into it but you should. Every time you send an email, it’s a representation of you. You don’t want to be remembered as ‘that guy’ who makes people roll their eyes when an email notification from them pops up. So next time, before you hit that ‘send’ or ‘reply’ button, consider these emails etiquette tips. Include an email signature Your contact information should always be easy to find and contain all relevant information. Your signature should have no spelling mistakes,

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At work, we send many emails every day and people tend to just open a new email, quickly type a message or response and then hit send without putting much thought into it but you should. Every time you send an email, it’s a representation of you. You don’t want to be remembered as ‘that guy’ who makes people roll their eyes when an email notification from them pops up. So next time, before you hit that ‘send’ or ‘reply’ button, consider these emails etiquette tips. Include an email signature Your contact information should always be easy to find and contain all relevant information. Your signature should have no spelling mistakes,

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The Red Executive team took a break from planning for the New Year and put down our mulled wine to share our predictions on, what we believe, will be recruiting trends in the coming year. We discussed industry trends, in-demand skills and how recruiting will change. Predictions for Recruiting trends in 2017: Candidate Experience Creating and delivering a positive candidate experience will become a more important part of the recruitment process in the coming year. Every candidate that applies for roles, whether they get an interview or not, needs to have a positive experience. This will be created when the company communicates to every candidate across every medium. Those who personalizes

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The Red Executive team took a break from planning for the New Year and put down our mulled wine to share our predictions on, what we believe, will be recruiting trends in the coming year. We discussed industry trends, in-demand skills and how recruiting will change. Predictions for Recruiting trends in 2017: Candidate Experience Creating and delivering a positive candidate experience will become a more important part of the recruitment process in the coming year. Every candidate that applies for roles, whether they get an interview or not, needs to have a positive experience. This will be created when the company communicates to every candidate across every medium. Those who personalizes

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Recently we conducted a survey to gain a better understanding of how you think about job search and recruitment consultancy. We asked about; what factors are in play when making career decisions; what type of organization attracts you; what challenges do you face when recruiting and what considerations are in play when engaging with a recruitment consultancy. We took the data and created an Infographic to share with you. Here are the results from our 2016 Talent Survey:     The results gave us better insight into what you want and your priorities, allowing us to better tailor our services to meet your needs. Read more about our Candidate Services Check

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Recently we conducted a survey to gain a better understanding of how you think about job search and recruitment consultancy. We asked about; what factors are in play when making career decisions; what type of organization attracts you; what challenges do you face when recruiting and what considerations are in play when engaging with a recruitment consultancy. We took the data and created an Infographic to share with you. Here are the results from our 2016 Talent Survey:     The results gave us better insight into what you want and your priorities, allowing us to better tailor our services to meet your needs. Read more about our Candidate Services Check

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Do you feel you have trouble getting things done and staying on-task? As someone who is working, in school and guest blogs, my ability to get everything done, and on-time, relies on being productive. Being productive is not only about getting more done, it’s about staying on-task and not getting side-tracked. I have tried many different things, different apps and followed peoples’ advice. Through much trial and error, here is a list of my favorite and simplest ways that will help you be more productive. 5 ways to be more productive 1. Create a to-do list The list should be ordered from most important to least important. Creating a list is

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Do you feel you have trouble getting things done and staying on-task? As someone who is working, in school and guest blogs, my ability to get everything done, and on-time, relies on being productive. Being productive is not only about getting more done, it’s about staying on-task and not getting side-tracked. I have tried many different things, different apps and followed peoples’ advice. Through much trial and error, here is a list of my favorite and simplest ways that will help you be more productive. 5 ways to be more productive 1. Create a to-do list The list should be ordered from most important to least important. Creating a list is

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1.We learn. Every day, the first thing we do is read about investment, merger and acquisition activity across the digital technology space. 2. Understand our clients. What do they do, how do they do it and how they do it better? 3. Develop strategies around our assignments. Where and how are we going to engage the finest talent for our clients? 4. Create long-lists and short-lists. Who is the best Talent on this list? 5. Personalize Engagement. How is this opportunity right for YOU? 6. Assess. Is this opportunity right for the candidate? and are they right for the business utilizing key criteria? 7. Present clients. We positively present our candidates to the client against

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1.We learn. Every day, the first thing we do is read about investment, merger and acquisition activity across the digital technology space. 2. Understand our clients. What do they do, how do they do it and how they do it better? 3. Develop strategies around our assignments. Where and how are we going to engage the finest talent for our clients? 4. Create long-lists and short-lists. Who is the best Talent on this list? 5. Personalize Engagement. How is this opportunity right for YOU? 6. Assess. Is this opportunity right for the candidate? and are they right for the business utilizing key criteria? 7. Present clients. We positively present our candidates to the client against

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Recruiter insight is a monthly series on our Blog. Each month our experienced Red Executive recruiters are asked a different question, so they can share their knowledge and experience. Last month, our recruiters shared What is your top interview tip? This month we asked: What is your favourite website? In an effort to know our Recruiters better, here is what they said: Martin Collins, Founder and Managing Director Favourite Website: www.businessinsider.com Business Insider is my first port of call in the morning with my coffee. I read it via flipboard. It regularly provides me with the political, economic, technology, sports and international news that I crave. It has everything I need in one spot.

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Recruiter insight is a monthly series on our Blog. Each month our experienced Red Executive recruiters are asked a different question, so they can share their knowledge and experience. Last month, our recruiters shared What is your top interview tip? This month we asked: What is your favourite website? In an effort to know our Recruiters better, here is what they said: Martin Collins, Founder and Managing Director Favourite Website: www.businessinsider.com Business Insider is my first port of call in the morning with my coffee. I read it via flipboard. It regularly provides me with the political, economic, technology, sports and international news that I crave. It has everything I need in one spot.

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Last week was Europe’s showcase event in the ‘Digital Advertising’ space and 60,000 people from all over the world descended upon Cologne, (Leverkusen or Dusseldorf for the less organized), to engage in conversation and commercial action for 2017. What I really want to explore is how the following three key talking points from the show, coupled with the current state of the recruiting industry, impacts on our ability to attract talent. 1. Relevancy Online/Mobile ads is a massive market. So if the largest brands are going to spend their advertising money with you, you have to offer something relevant to their key target audiences. Gone are the days where I/Os and arbitrage

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Last week was Europe’s showcase event in the ‘Digital Advertising’ space and 60,000 people from all over the world descended upon Cologne, (Leverkusen or Dusseldorf for the less organized), to engage in conversation and commercial action for 2017. What I really want to explore is how the following three key talking points from the show, coupled with the current state of the recruiting industry, impacts on our ability to attract talent. 1. Relevancy Online/Mobile ads is a massive market. So if the largest brands are going to spend their advertising money with you, you have to offer something relevant to their key target audiences. Gone are the days where I/Os and arbitrage

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“Find something you love to do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life” – Harvey Mackay But sometimes, even a Monday can feel like work. Monday, a singular day of the week that everyone loves to hate. But is this grudge justified?  If on Monday morning you find it hard to get started, we compiled a list to help you get past those Monday blues and start your week off right. 1. The start of the work week offers a fresh start Think of Monday as a fresh start, you have tasks you want to accomplish, goals and aspirations you want to achieve, put them into action.

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“Find something you love to do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life” – Harvey Mackay But sometimes, even a Monday can feel like work. Monday, a singular day of the week that everyone loves to hate. But is this grudge justified?  If on Monday morning you find it hard to get started, we compiled a list to help you get past those Monday blues and start your week off right. 1. The start of the work week offers a fresh start Think of Monday as a fresh start, you have tasks you want to accomplish, goals and aspirations you want to achieve, put them into action.

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