Benefits Of Working With Your Competitors

It is difficult to understand at first how you can work with your competitors who are trying to steal your lunch! But after being introduced to it, most can see its power and potential. We all have the same issues. We’re all addressing the same problems and the big, bad them are not always actual competitors. You will find that most have specialised in an area, focused on particular niches, and do not directly compete with you. Some may be direct competition but even within this particular s...
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Networking With Competitors: Taking It To Another Level

Imagine an industry where there are perhaps 100 competitors. And say that 5 or 6 managers or professionals from different companies, who all do similar roles, start co-operating and helping one another with their careers. What sort of things could they share and help one another with? What could they do together to get themselves more leverage: to start getting a bigger piece of the pie? What are some of the things this small group might be able to share whilst still competing with others doing...
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How To Choose Between 2 Great Candidates

Finding great job candidates is hard. However, there is such a thing as a good problem to have. Imagine finding not one, but TWO excellent candidates for a job! At first, you’re thrilled,but then you realise – you’ll have to make a call and choose one of the two! 1. Figure out who wants you more: Candidates who are already employed and just looking to make a change will probably be less motivated to start working than those who desperately need a job. Ask questions like: Who asked mo...
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Why Is Networking So Important For Careers?

It’s extraordinary the leverage you get from networking: how it improves sales and business in general. And with careers it is exactly the same thing -it makes an amazing difference to your career if you co-operate with people, if you build networks. Just some of the benefit networking provides are: referrals, critical and timely advice, inside information, and social support. Better connections also increase your status, your job opportunities, AND salary.
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What Is A Great Employee?

It’s all about fit. Most firms make the mistake of focusing on what they want and not placing an equal focus on what the employee needs and wants. Have one without the other and you won’t have a good employee, no matter how talented or driven they are. The simple truth is: most people can be good employees if they are in the right job and the right company at the right stage in their career. Highly talented people in the wrong job are not great. Whether someone is great is always determined ...
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Why Are Some Problems Easier To Sell?

Today’s blog will dive into a personal subject – solving problems. In order to solve a problem, you need to sell it first. To get it on the radar, and to have people devote time, resources and behaviour change to address it. Interestingly, human beings are skewed to pay attention to problems that are… Visible: Right in front of our eyes, not microscopic or far away. Non-chronic: Rationalisation is our specialty, where we bargain them down the priority list. Symptomatic: If the probl...
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Finding An ‘A’ Player

Our team at EBR are all ‘A’ players striving for professionalism, enthusiasm, respect and motivation. Here are our 4 methods in finding the right ‘A’ Player for your business team. Scorecard Document the qualities or what you want a person to achieve in this job. This could include working towards a mission, outcome or their competencies. 2. Source Generating a flow of the right candidates by exploring your networks and taking advantage of referrals, recruiters and researchers. 3...
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Golden Tips for Hiring Bilingual Candidates

EBR have successfully established a reputation for quality recruitment in GIS, IT & T, Accounting & Finance, Office Personnel and Bilingual. If you’re interested, check out our website to see what services or jobs we have available suitable for you. Here are some of our recommendations to help companies hire the perfect bilingual candidate to join their team: Perform a candidate assessment Remember, it’s not how well a candidate can understand different languages, but how effec...
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The Power of LinkedIn

Having a LinkedIn profile that stands out is crucial when you are trying to market yourself amongst other competitors in the job market. EBR’s Career Coaching offers a LinkedIn profile development service that can help you build your brand and network. Here are reasons why a standout LinkedIn profile is vital to your career: Employers and recruitment agencies want to see what other people say about candidates, how they are rated and what skills their peers agree they have.Recruiters use ...
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How to Keep the Most Important People in Your Business

I hope you guys have read the previous blog post, 10 signs to look out for with your employees. Now you’re wondering, what do I need to change in order to keep my employees? Starting off with an open and honest communication is the key to all business and personal relationships. Made a mistake? What is more powerful is you letting your team know that you’ve missed the mark and that you’ve reflected on it and are taking the correct steps to fix it. This goes a long way in building a trustwor...
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