Anatomy of an Engaged Employee

Reducing turnover and improving productivity starts with you, the business. You must ensure that your employees are engaged while at work, or your business will suffer as employees daydream, or worse, look elsewhere for employment.  The latest infographic from NBRI takes a look at employee engagement, and how to improve it.

Behind Every Great Company is a Great Leader.

An amazing piece by Amy Rees Anderson in Forbes this week, who discusses how good leaders are invaluable in business and how there is a huge difference between being a ‘boss’ and a ‘leader.’

It may sound obvious to some, but it is a very true fact that in order for a company to become a great company, it needs great, inspirational leaders behind it. Great leadership has a positive effect throughout the whole company, filtering through all areas of corporate culture and behaviour. 

Great leaders make their employees feel important, and an intrinsic part of the corporation as a whole.   Promotional decisons are based on picking people of integrity whose talents and experience best fit the positions. Employees are encouraged to compete with their own best to get ahead and they understand that helping their coworkers to succeed is the best way to get ahead themselves. The result of good leadership is high morale, good employee retention, and sustainable long-term success.

Read Amy’s article in full here

Executive Job Vacancies UPDATED

Take a look at our newest and brightest Executive job vacancies. If either appeal to you then please contact Lucy York on 01202 674488, or email your CV to email@engageexecutivejobs.com.

If you’re seeking new challenges please send your CV in, as Lucy has new job opportunities on the horizon all the time.

Senior Software Engineer

As one of the UK’s leading suppliers of integrated access control systems, offering an extensive range of readers, controllers and software systems.

Our client continues to see growth and new markets overseas meaning they are now looking for a Senior Software Engineer to compliment their well established team.

The purpose of the role;

Architecture design of new software products

Development of new software product

Mentor and training of existing team members

Must have;

Minimum 5 – 10 years experience

Mandatory;

C# , .NET 4.0 , Azure , MVC 3/4 , Networking , JQuery , HTML/CSS , Security (SDL)

Desirable;

Agile process, TDD/BDD, SQL, EF, TFS

Relevant degree in Software related discipline.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join a growing, innovative company.

You need to be confident, flexible, patient and a team player. Self motivated and driven by results will be two characteristics that must be evidenced.

Brand Manager

Dorset based FMCG company

Great opportunity for an energetic, forward thinking individual to join a dynamic, fast growing business.

You will be responsible for proactively managing, with the support and guidance of the Marketing Manager, the implementation of Annual Business and Brand Plans including the management of the performance of existing products, to be measured in terms of sales, market share and gross margin.

We’re looking for;

  • a numerate, commercially astute individual ideally with full marketing mix experience and proven ability of developing and delivering brand activity and category growth
  • Commercial FMCG background, with experience in analysing market and financial data and delivering insight to the business
  • Experience of operating as part of a small team & driving own agenda
  • Proven ability in the planning, project management and launch of new products
  • Experienced in developing relationships cross functionally and with external partners – You will work with Advertising, Media, Design, PR and shopper marketing.
  • Keen problem solving skills- able to use “gut instinct” balanced with analytical evidence
  • Willingness to broaden experience outside of the role as required
  • Attention to detail
  • Personal integrity

Good computer literacy – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, Outlook is required with a degree or equivalent.

circa £35,000 with good benefits

 

Internal Sales Person

Dorset based Distributor and Consultancy in the Electronics Field

  • We are looking for an individual, qualified with an electronics related discipline, ideally HND.
  • You will have a good knowledge of power supplies and be able to support other products such as LCD’s, mains filters and switching products.
  • You will be comfortable working as part of a small team, confident on the phone as cold call will be necessary.
  • You will be enthusiastic, determined, organised, efficient and have the ability to learn a large range of products quickly, acquiring a good understanding so they can provide the best advice to our clients.
  • You will be numerate, patient, conscientious and IT proficient.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well established, growing company, with a small team and career progression opportunities.

£30,000 salary with bonus scheme.

Counteract Executive Stress – Live by the Sea!

Following on from our previous blog post, ‘Executive Stress,’ reports show that people living near the sea suffer lower levels of stress. 

A study conducted by the European Centre for Environment and Human Health at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Exeter, showed that the small but significant results could have many explanations, not least the factor of an increased opportunity for an outdoors lifestyle and physical exercise as coastal dwellers are more motivated to go for a walk along the coast.

Lead researcher, Dr Ben Wheeler, also looked at the possibility that ‘being beside the seaside’ gives us a mental frame of mind relating to a more relaxing environment.

To read the full article, click here.

Engage Executive Jobs are located just a stones throw away from Bournemouth Beach; with over 7 miles of award winning beaches stretching from Sandbanks in Poole to Hengisbury Head, we are also part of the Jurassic Coast with it’s collection of hidden beaches, coves and bays.  If you are looking to move into a new senior or executive level position and think living by the sea will benefit yourself and your family, do not hesitate to contact us for a friendly and confidential chat.

Skyping Your Way to Success

2013 will, without a doubt, see Skype being used more and more as part of the interviewing process for recruitment companies and employers.  The benefits far outweigh any potential disadvantages, and if the choice is a phone interview or a skype interview, a skype interview will give you the scope to impress your potential employer and recruitment consultant  on a far wider level than a phone call ever could.

At Engage Executive Jobs, we have the technology and facilities to use skype, and will be doing so, where advantageous and appropriate to our candidate or client.

So, with all that in mind, now is a good time to brush up on your skype skills and take in a few tips on how best to present yourself for your skype interview.

  • Keep Eye Contact

Where should you look, the camera lens or at the little picture on your monitor of the opposite person? The answer is, the webcam. Maintain eye contact much like you would with an actual person.  Remember to try and relax and  keep from nervous gestures such as twirling your hair or tapping a pen on the desk.

  • Dress to impress

Ok, so you may not need to polish your shoes, but don’t sit for a skype interview in your pyjamas with ‘just got out of bed’ hair.  Dressing smartly will help you get into the mental frame of mind for the interview, and remember, you want to show the interviewer how professional and capable you are, just like a face to face interview.

  • Have a neutral space to skype in

You want the interviewer to focus on you and what you are saying.  The less mess and distraction behind you the better.  Best to shut any cats or dogs out of the room as well as a feline jumping in front of the webcam or a dog rubbing up against you that will be a distraction for you as well as the interviewer.

  • Keep the noise down

Noisy pets, children, TV’s, radio’s, mobile phones and anything that could be a distraction need to be out of the way and turned off.

  • Practice makes perfect

Practice skyping a friend and having them interview you so as you get used to using all the tips above.  If you are not familiar with the technology, have a friend help you well in advance and not 5 mins before the interview starts!

At the end of the day, treat your skype interview with the same seriousness and professionalism you would a face to face interview, and you really can’t go wrong!

By Nicky Clarke-Bradford/Seaberry PR