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Are you sitting at the desk too long?

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Research shows that one in four British workers sit at their desks for 9 hours a day, a level which has been associated to raising the risk of serious health problems including diabetes and cancer. Many of us are found guilty of sitting at our desks all day, including during our lunch hour which should […]

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Changes….

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With all the expansions happening at Marlin Selection and the acquisition of HD search, I have recently moved across to the commercial side of the business. Initially, I had started my role at Marlin as part of the ops, risk and finance team, where it was more structured – meaning, there were job descriptions, job ads, […]

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Working with Executive Search Firms

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The purpose of Executive Search firms is to find candidates for senior executive and board level positions. These candidates are traditionally at the top of their respective field and less actively open to making a move. Marlin Selection’s director Tim Rust was recently involved in a panel discussion with 4 other search firms at LHH […]

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New Year, New Job ?

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Enjoying the Christmas break? Mulling your career over a mince pie? The busiest time of the year to look for a job is January and February. Hiring Managers are also at their busiest time, new targets, new roles: – growth.   November and December could be the best time to reach out and beat the […]

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Rugby – Come on England!

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While our politicians battle with each other in the forth coming Election and to try and agree a BREXIT path to suit all, our amazing Rugby Union team have shown just what can be achieved with superb leadership and team work. Regardless of the result tomorrow as a nation we can all be proud of […]

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Hiring Senior Executives Before Christmas

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Normally at this time of year the job market quietens down as thoughts turn to year end reviews and strategy planning for the year ahead. This would be especially true of senior executive role’s as expected bonus’s are usually a more significant portion of total compensation compared to more junior colleagues and bonuses are traditionally […]

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The IT Crowd

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As someone who has always considered themselves fairly computer literate, (I can uninstall programmes, set up Google chrome and used to be able to do that thing at school where you could turn someones screen upside down). However, having spoken to recent graduates in the financial services market I realise just how far behind I […]

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Update on the Dubai Job Market

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The UAE’s job market has seen promising growth due to active trade, tourism, and intensified investment ahead of Expo 2020. Although the recent trend of Emiratisation almost tripled the amount of jobs for Emirati Citizens, demand is still high for specialised talent. For the coming year, it is expected that employers will be seeking professionals […]

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Would you keep quiet or tell the boss?

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According to previous studies, the bearer of bad news in most scenarios is seen to be the ‘bad guy’, even though they are only the ones delivery the news with good intentions. This has been proven both in every day situations as well as in the work place, from being told your flight will be […]

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Recognition for all workers

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Research shows that older workers are more conscientious, less absent and tend to have better social skills than younger employees. With that being said, why do we not see recognition for those older employees, instead we are constantly seeing articles in the likes of Forbes about entrepreneurs under 30. Celebrating people’s successes is great, but […]