If you’re getting slammed at work, sometimes a break is the furthest thing from your mind but while it might seem counter-productive to step away from you desk for a few minutes, taking a break is the best thing to do when things are crazy on the job – for you as well as your productivity.
When hiring new staff, companies have several options in how to structure the terms of employment. For a long term ongoing requirement, a full/part time permanent placement is preferred, while for a short term requirement or a skills shortage, a contract position is often the best fit.
“NOW, DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR ME?” It’s the question interviewers always finish up with and the one our minds so often go blank on. You know we had questions, loads of them, but what were they? They were there a minute ago! Where once a hundred questions lay in wait, a single tumbleweed blows through the ghost town of your mind…
I am a SAP Project Manager and have worked in several engagements with Speller International. In my spare time, I love to climb 8,000m mountains in Tibet and Nepal. “Why do you do it?” is probably the most common question I am asked by customers, colleagues and friends alike. Before answering the question, I’d like to share with you my “Project Manager” take of an 8,000m expedition: I am sure you will be blown away by the incredibly high number of similarities with a classical SAP project.
The year of 2013-2014 at Speller International has brought new innovations to the company, many new permanent placements and contractors to the Speller family and has seen us working for yet another year with so many clients, some new but mainly those who we have had a long standing relationship with from day one.
Where did the year disappear to? It’s the end of the financial year already and time for me as a manager to reflect on the company/team performance, to review the SAP market and to put new goals and plans in place for moving forward.
Whether you’re a hardcore tech warrior or a simple smart phone user, it seems these days you just can’t escape the Cloud. It’s everywhere you look.
So, when it comes time to recruit for your project, what really is the difference between a Specialist Recruitment Agency and a Consultancy House?
Last night, in that icy wind, I slept on the hard concrete floor of Etihad Stadium with over 100 other CEOs in Victoria. It wasn’t so much the cold that bothered me, but more so just how hard and uncomfortable a few pieces of cardboard on concrete really was.