How to build a career in a new industry

The interview process is done and dusted, references all taken up and the contract’s been signed – now you need to know how to build a career in a new industry. Your new job might be a familiar role, but if you’re moving sector, there may well be a lot to learn and assimilate. In this previous blog I gave tips for switching industries, but now you’ve landed the job, how do you establish yourself in a new sector?   Continue reading “How to build a career in a new industry”

How to get noticed in a new industry

With the job market more buoyant than ever, if you’re looking for a new challenge, now is a great time to look at changing industries. Many roles are directly transferable across different industries – and plenty mean you’ve developed transferable skills. Changing industries can directly benefit your career, but might seem like a daunting prospect. There are, however, steps you can take pre-application to help put you in the frame in a new industry, without feeling inauthentic.   Continue reading “How to get noticed in a new industry”

Why employee retention is important

In a fast-changing job market with roles harder to fill than ever, it’s no wonder organisations are focusing on why employee retention is important.  

With estimates of the cost of recruiting a new person into a role ranging from £7,000 to more than £22,000, being able to hold on to your people, even for a little bit longer, makes financial sense.  

From a cultural point of view, having a stable group of employees gives you more chance of having an embedded and secure culture than if there’s a constantly revolving door. 

And recent research publicised by the World Economic Forum links employee turnover to decreases in product reliability in the manufacturing sector  Continue reading “Why employee retention is important”