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Career goals: Separating fact from fiction

Commonly raised at half-year or annual appraisals, it may come as a surprise to hear that many people don’t actually set achievable career goals (or understand the value in doing so). At Tiger, we’ve found that the process of setting career goals can be clouded by misconceptions and misunderstandings, even among experienced professionals with many

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Six secrets to promoting digital wellness as a remote worker

In its most simple form, digital wellness refers to using technology, such as mobile phones, social media and the internet in a way that promotes active, healthy use, rather than passive scrolling. Not only can mindless scrolling be a time waster, but excessive use of tech like social media can lead to health problems like

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Eight dos and don’ts for your next exit interview

While recruitment activity has slowed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still job seekers who are being offered fantastic new positions. If you’re one of them, congratulations! This may well mean that you find yourself in a video call with HR for an exit interview soon. Volunteering your general feedback about your

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10 top tips for video meeting etiquette

With the current situation forcing us to work differently, you may now find yourself carrying out your daily tasks in new ways, like participating in video meetings. Instead of all gathering together in the office for daily or weekly check-ins, most of us are now using this medium to stay connected while working remotely. If

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Five of the best free online courses to complete during the pandemic

Free online courses for furloughed workers The coronavirus pandemic has brought with it many challenges for businesses, including a pause on a number of regular business activities. To help, the government created the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to help employers furlough employees. This has resulted in many employees in business support roles finding themselves on

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Private household staff – is it time to upskill?

For many private staff at the moment, work may be on hold or less busy than usual. While there is a lot to be said for having a well-earned rest, the novelty may now be waning and some of you could start to feel a bit restless or anxious about the future. If this is

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Watch – Two VAs share their best-practice tips for working remotely

Permanent Consultant, Bertie Siggers, interviews two experienced virtual assistants about their tips, in order to help personal assistants with the transition to working remotely. They cover: Their favourite technology Staying motivated and productive while working from home Their remote workspace Structuring their day Learning opportunities Creating boundaries Improving communication with their principals Their tips for

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How to build positive routines while in lockdown

If you’re like us and going into Week Four of WFH (working-from-home as if you didn’t know), you might be starting to feel a little foggy! While every morning may begin with a Groundhog Day-type feel to it, it’s important to try to use your time to build a positive routine. Below, Sara Picken-Brown, Founder

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How to effectively structure your work-from-home day

Some of you may be used to working from home and have your routines mapped out to military precision! However, many of us are still adjusting to a new way of working, whether it be missing the office comradery, waking up at odd hours, or losing awareness of what day of the week it is!

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Managing remote teams – 10 tips to encourage collaboration

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, many team leaders have found themselves managing a remote team for the first time. This brings with it different challenges and opportunities, but above all, it’s essential to encourage collaboration within your team – especially in times of uncertainty. Tiger’s Head of the Permanent Division in the West End,

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