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An Employee Guide: Recognising Green Flags in the Workplace

In today’s job market, employees are more empowered to choose a company that fits them best. Gone are the days when applicants only looked for the salary and benefits. Of course, these still matter, but in the last few years, not only can employers filter their candidates, but applicants have as much capability to choose the best possible career opportunities for themselves.

 

We usually look at all the red flags when considering the company, we apply for, and rightfully so! We don’t want to endure another toxic workplace, and trust us, we’ve all been there before. But while we keep our guard up for all these red flags, we often forget that looking for green flags is equally important.

 

Let’s talk about five workplace green flags in a company:

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Questions to Ask in Your Interview

If you’re Filipino and heading into an interview with a foreigner, it may help to understand style differences. Typically an American, Australian, or British interviewer will expect you to ask questions at the end of your interview. They use this to gain insights into your priorities, values, or motivations, and often find this the most interesting part of the process.

Filipinos, conversely, are often shy to ask questions. If you are called on for questions and you respond “No, you answered everything already”, you are at risk of giving the impression that you’re just not that interested in the job. An interviewer never tells you everything; they will be surprised and disappointed if you ask nothing. And you’re missing a perfect opportunity to sell yourself into the role.

So what types of questions should you ask?

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Biggest CV Mistakes

Are you having problems getting your CV past the HR department and into the hands of the hiring manager? In a competitive job market, it’s important that you give yourself the best chance to progress through the hiring process. If the HR team is overwhelmed with applicants, they may reject solid candidates just because the information they need is not immediately obvious.

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Employee Spotlight: Billy

This month’s employee spotlight falls on one of our client-facing Accounts Receivables Officers – Billy. Get to know a little bit about him, his experiences, and what he has to say to others who might be struggling in finding their right calling.

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WFH Tips

Whether you’re an old hand at Working from Home (WFH) or if it’s a new experience, there are actions you can take to ensure you’re successful.

When many of us migrated to WFH in 2020 at the onset of the COVID19 pandemic, we had no idea that this might be a long-term change to our working lives. For most, it has provided a welcome relief to long commutes, absences from families and costly daily expenses. Others miss the social connections and the professional, well fitted work environment they’d grown accustomed to.

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Finding the Right Company

If you’re in the market for a new job, you’re in luck. It’s a job seekers’ market right now, with abundant vacancies and employers competing for top talent. In this type of market, you can afford to be selective about the company you join.

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