Too much stress on the job? In terror of losing your job? Don’t be afraid to speak out!

Even before the pandemic crisis, anxiety, stress and depression were widespread, caused by long working hours, job insecurity in the private sector.  Throughout the pandemic this worsened with social isolation and lockdowns. And job insecurity is rampant, with 26 per cent of respondents to a Eurofound survey living in terror of losing their jobs. Eurofound

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Finding a job despite everything

We asked Tina Kafantari, a senior HR executive based in Athens, how to survive your job search. “There are a lot of challenges that job candidates must face today. First of all, the fact that they don’t receive feedback on their performance during the interviewing process is very discouraging. Companies should overcome these prejudices, not

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Are you ready to go back to the office?

The COVID-19 crisis has forced many companies to think about working from home. The pandemic and the use of videoconferencing globally has shown that remote working is finally here, to stay. There is still resistance, however: Only 22 per cent in Cyprus believe in the importance of adopting digital technologies to support remote working and collaboration.

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Hiring for ‘emotional intelligence’ is now a priority – Steve Slocombe, GRS

Steve Slocombe, founder of GRS Recruitment, the largest recruiter in Cyprus, talks about the latest trends in hiring, in an interview with the Cyprus Mail’s Careers Express. Slocombe notes the growing importance of ‘emotional intelligence.’ “I’d like to say we must never underestimate the importance and value of education, and educational qualifications. However, we have

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Is the Cyprus job market locked down?

What’s the state of the Cyprus job market today? We asked Katerina Andreou,  founder of HR innovate recruitment, to give us an update: What happened during the pandemic, and what’s happening as we emerge from it. “If we go back to march 2020, when we had the first lockdown, essentially, it seized the whole market.

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Let’s make 2021 count for women

In 2015, the 193 member countries of the United Nations came together to commit to 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 5 focused on gender equality and set the ambitious target of achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls everywhere by 2030. World leaders at the UN General Assembly assess progress, look ahead to recovery, and

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