5 Signs That Your Employees Are Unhappy

This week we will take a look at knowing when employees are unhappy in the work place. Facing the fact that no one likes working. Human beings are lazy creatures but they must work for a living. The definition of survival however, can vary based on your position. Sensing mutiny among your employees, here are some things to be on the look out for.   Decreased Professionalism.  Usually, If employees are making a decent living and being treated with respect. they will have more invested in keeping their job.   Red Flags;  Employees stop being respectful of management. Employees stop caring about providing good customer service. Just one employee, it might just be an isolated incident or attitude problem. Multiple employees, pay attention and reassess. Calling In. If the work environment is hostile or the cost of getting to work is more than they could make, it makes sense that people would not want to come into work. Red Flags; When employees would rather go without money than come into work Multiple employees are doing this it means that they aren’t interested in working for you and are doing something else. Decreased Work Production. If your employees have stopped producing their work in the same manner or it has started to decrease in quality, then they are probably not happy with their working conditions. Red Flags; They do not care about the quality of their work. They do not care about the deadlines on their work You find out that they are hoping you will fire them so they can take unemployment or just start at the new place....

Want To Impress During Your Interview? This Is How…

YouTube: How to impress on an interview. We totally understand interviews are nerve racking especially if it is your first. You have to think about an interview like it is your first and last chance to prove to these people that you are the candidate they are looking for. That’s kind of just it! Coby Philips want to make sure you have all the employers boxes ticked so that’s why we have come up with 10 top tips on how to impress the employer on your interview. Let’s begin!   Preparation. You need to do as much research on not only the role you are interviewing for but also the company itself. Once you know the company to the best of your knowledge your nerves and anxiety will drop dramatically, simply because you have nothing to worry about. You’re covered! Smart Dress. It is quite obvious that you would not turn up at a formal corporate interview dressed in a full tracksuit or jeans and T-shirt but you’ll be surprised, it happens. If you are the best person for the job then prove it and dress your best. You’d rather be over dressed then under. Wear a full suit with a tie or a formal black dress and be sure to wear smart shoes. Be Early. When we say be early we don’t mean too early you should revolve your morning around your interview time, they are expecting you at a certain time, sick to it. We’d say arrive there 10-15 minutes early so you can prepare yourself and calm down before you head in. Arriving early shows that...

10 Admirable Attributes of a ‘Great Employee’

It is very easy to notice the incorrect things that employees do during the working week, however everybody makes mistakes every once in a while. So occasionally you should step back and think about the positives about this employee, look out for the following things! Are they ambitious? What about Autonomous? Is your employee Humble? Does your employ portray a Passion for their work? Confidence is key, is your employee confident? Honesty is the best policy Is your employee creative? Reliability, does your employee show this? Does this employee show that they are eager? Positivity attracts positive things, are they keeping it positive? With a busy schedule it is hard to notice these attributes easily, that’s understandable, however employees should be a number one priority. When employees feel appreciated it leads to best customer service for your clients. Let us just go over the 10 tips! You can notice when your employee is ambitious because they will always want to improve and will have big goals (preferably in their current workplace). Being Autonomous is having the ability to work on tasks by themselves with very little help however is not afraid to ask someone if they come across a problem. Staying humble can be hard for some people this attribute is probably the most noticeable, note that being humble and being shy are two different things. It is important to see that your employees are grounded and not getting too arrogant, it creates bad energy in the workplace. You can clearly see when someone is passionate about their work because  they will put a huge amount of effort on...

Change Your Daily Routine For Success

Speaking through experience changing your everyday routine can make you feel refreshed, like you are on the right path and can increase positive opportunities. When I say ‘changing routine’ I don’t mean change what time you get the train to work or quitting your job completely. Changing routine can be things like; going to bed earlier, waking up earlier or allowing yourself enough time to not rush around in the mornings. When you change your routine, it makes you feel motivated and ready for the challenges you’re going to face perhaps at work that day. I spent many months feeling uninspired not only in the workplace but at home to, as soon as I changed my routine I slowly began to gain more energy, more motivation, less procrastination and general happiness within myself. When I first heard of this idea I was sceptical, I couldn’t understand how changing the way you do things everyday could help you. So, I asked friends and family about this and my step-mum came out with something that just made sense and made me feel inspired to change the way I thought about life! I asked her the question “How can changing your everyday routine make you feel more inspired and motivated?”. Her answer: “Imagine you watch a film, then imagine watching the same film again straight after and again and again and again. Boring, right? Now imagine watching a different film after this. You feel entertained, you have the energy to pay attention and you feel satisfied when the film is over — depending on the film of course. What I am trying to...

How To Write Your CV

So, first thing’s first! What is a CV? CV stands for Curriculum Vitae, which is actually Latin for ‘course of life’. It is a summary of all your skills, experience and education. A CV is the difference between unemployment and employment. How long should a CV be? A standard British CV should be no longer than three pages long and preferably covered on two pages. Where do you start when writing your CV? You should begin with a personal profile. This isn’t a necessity however having one will definitely help your CV stand out. A profile is a concise statement that highlights your main strengths and/or reasons for deciding to work in a particular field. Think about and include a few relevant achievements and skills whilst still expressing your career aims. How should a CV be set out? Personal details at the top. A short punchy personal profile outlining the above. Education and Qualifications after that. Then, your work history. Below is how a job role should look! Coby Philips Administrator January 2011 – June 2016 Duties Should Be In clear BULLET POINTS Interest’s should be at the bottom of the CV. Followed by references – “References available upon request” What to include and what not to include. Current experience should be as detailed as possible, outlining everything you are involved with in your current position. Gaps on your CV should be covered so clients do not ask questions. Do not add pictures or statements about any of your personal life. Keep the CV short but detailed, covering any questions the client may have. We hope this guides you...

Elevator Pitches and Interview Techniques

Coby Philips works with a variety of high profile clients and if you are one of the people who find themselves with an interview then it is important to make sure you have an ‘Elevator Pitch’ behind you. The potential employer will expect you to know what the role is you are there for and will also expect you to have done research on the company. So what is an Elevator Pitch? The question “so tell us about yourself?” Will come up in an interview almost un-doubtingly every time, so let’s be prepared! It is rather simple! An Elevator Pitch is a basic introduction of yourself, typically summed up in 30 seconds. Follow these 3 steps to help you create your pitch! 1. Introduce yourself! Provide your name, what you do at the moment, if you are completing or have completed a degree mention that to! Keep it simple and to the point. 2. What makes you unique? Describe your previous work/internships but keep it relevant, perhaps find a key moment in your previous roles that would be perfect to demonstrate on the role you have applied for. Think, will this benefit the employer? 3. What is your goal? State your career goals, the types of positions you are interested in, the skills you would like to apply, and what is important to you in a career. Don’t make your goals completely different to the role you are going for. For example, you are going for a corporate role and all you talk about is your passion for the creative industry, they will see that you are not committed...

The Process 2/2: Our Aim

Welcome back to The Coby Philips Blog. Only a couple of weeks of the summer left before we enter the final quarter of the year. Today’s blog is following on from our previous post which was our ‘Recruitment Process’. Our paramount aim is to provide a service of the highest quality with speed and efficiency within a competitive marketplace. Being an independent consultancy allows us to tailor our services to meet changing recruitment needs. Coby Philips recruit quality Temporary and Permanent personnel for a wide range of industries. In the blog post mentioned above, when registering your vacancy, a database search will be carried out immediately. Your consultant will select suitable candidates from our exclusive database by matching their most relevant skills, experience and personality to your requirements! We look forward to assisting you with your current vacant positions and temporary bookings for the rest of 2016 and the foreseeable future. Need assistance filling your vacancy on both a Permanent and Temporary basis? Give us a call! 0207 841...

The Process 1/2: Our Recruitment Process

Our aim is to make this process a weight off of your shoulders not only saving you time but money aswell. I shall keep this post very short sweet and to the point, so below is a step by step guide to show you how this process works. Step One: The Brief.  There are two ways that a client can hand over the brief to us. One way a client can do this is by calling in to discuss the role. The second way is for our consultants to come and visit the client to gain the brief, this is a far more effective strategy as the consultants can get an in-depth knowledge of your requirements. Step Two: The Shortlist.  The search begins! After receiving and revising the brief our consultants and resourcers then gather the candidates who we think would be perfect for the role not only comparing the skills and experience to the brief but making sure there is also a personality match to the hiring company. After speaking with the selected candidates our consultants then send over the CV’s and await response from our client to see which candidates have been invited for an interview. Step Three: Preparations.  Once the client has confirmed which candidates have been selected for an interview we schedule a date and time for the interview to take place. We then ask the candidates to come into our offices for some preparation, going through some competency based questions, revising the job specification and talking through their CV. Step Four: The Interview.  On the day of the interview we give the candidate a quick call...