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What you need to know about the Middle Eastern job market

Would you ever jump into a pool without knowing its depth? Or eat a meal without knowing what’s in it? Approaching a new situation with as much information in your back pocket can dramatically alter your experience. No more is this more obvious than moving overseas. While there is always going to be an element

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Re-designing diversity: from shortfalls to success

In the modern world of work, diversity continues to be one of the most salient issues for hiring managers and leadership teams. With very little empirical evidence to suggest a series of best practices, it is a challenge that requires serious investment, with ongoing research, experimentation and feedback. The current state of play shows there

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The ultimate guide to weird interview questions

With decades in the business, Tiger’s consultants have seen and heard it all when it comes to interview questions. Back in 2015, we noted that there’d been an increase in left of centre queries, with interviewers trying to elicit a completely honest response from candidates by catching them off guard. Three years later and weird

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The new frontier of workplace design

It’s 11am on a Tuesday, your office’s three meeting rooms are all booked out for the next four hours. With a very important team meeting just hours away, you’ve found yourself with no venue and no time. For the next 30 minutes, your PA is frantically Googling ‘cafes you can have meetings in’ and eventually

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Attracting talent in the Middle Eastern job market

In modern Middle Eastern workplaces, attracting the right talent is more important than ever. The competition for great candidates continues to heat up, with the flame fanned by Dubai Expo 2020 on the horizon, reformed visa processes for expats and an emphasis on encouraging the Emirati talent pipeline. As a result, companies are now going

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How to encourage the uptake of flexible working

With fluid hours, working from home and general adaptability in the workplace on the rise, there’s no doubt that flexible working is well and truly part of modern business. Conditions like coming into the office late or leaving early to do the school run, unlimited holiday allowances and remote working are becoming increasingly stock standard

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Podcast: The secrets of a great CV

As secretarial recruitment experts, our consultants see hundreds of CVs every day – both good and bad. In the first of our Tiger Talks series, we sat down with senior permanent consultant, Sarah Worssam, to find out what every candidate should be including – and leaving out– in their CV. Looking for a secretarial job in

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‘Are you okay?’: Addressing mental health at work

If someone ever hobbled into the office on crutches, leg wrapped in a cast, no-one would hesitate to ask, ‘are you okay?’. However, if a colleague started to act out of the ordinary, perhaps becoming more tearful, irritable or angry, or their productivity started to drop, would you ask the same question? With the stigma

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How to prevent burnout

How many times have you quickly checked your work email before going to bed? Or decided to finish something off and ended up in the office at 9pm? When was the last time you left your desk for a full lunchtime? With the line between working and leisure hours becoming fuzzier every day, separating the

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Four things you should be including in your graduate onboarding process

Onboarding can make or break an employee’s experience when starting a new role. Research by webonboarding found that over a third of 4000 UK workers surveyed had a ‘serious problem’ between accepting an offer and starting their new role. What’s more, 36% didn’t have the basic equipment they needed on their first day, and 56%

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