An HR guide to unlocking the full potential of your employees

With the job market constantly evolving and under pressure due to a skills shortage, HR teams are scratching their heads on how to attract new talent and retain current employees. Unlocking the potential of your employees plays a pivotal role in staff retention and will help your employees to continuously Read More

Outplacement services – a necessity for employees & organisations

We often talk about the value that outplacement services bring during a restructure for employees, but we don’t often talk about the benefits for organisations and in particular, for HR Directors. Why are outplacement services much more than ‘just’ employee support? The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its growth for Read More

Redundancy and outplacement support

Over recent months we have heard horror stories of employees being laid off without a consultation in place. A British ferry company recently sacked 800 people on a Zoom call and questions have arisen whether employment laws have been broken. Whilst employment laws differ in various countries, it is worth Read More

The past 10 years with Career Star Group

A reflection 10 years ago, Career Star Group was born. From the very beginning, Talent4Success is a member of this organisation. Over this time, we both have grown, developed, and created an incredible organization we are truly proud of. Our membership continues to thrive and our determination to democratize outplacement Read More

Gender Equality in the Workplace

To mark International Women’s Month 2022, we are looking at ways to improve gender equality in the workplace. There has been much progress over the years, but there is still much to do. The benefits are clear; a diverse and gender equal workplace will help businesses to increase growth, innovation, Read More

How career development can help you retain employees

With a competitive labour market, employees have the upper hand and are actively looking to move roles to increase their salaries and career progression. With hiring managers struggling to recruit there is an opportunity to offer career development to your existing employees this will give them the progression and development, Read More

Supporting your employees in a hybrid workplace

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, HR Managers, Directors and Line-Managers had to take a different approach with employees working from home. New technology was quickly adopted and regular check-ins were available to support employees. As the world around us has changed, how can organisations continue to support their Read More

Lifelong learning in the workplace

How can HR directors support lifelong learning in the workplace? And how will this benefit employees? Remember the days when employees would stay with an organisation for 40+ years? Nowadays, many employees are changing every few years or so, sometimes even to a different sector, enabling them to develop within Read More

Redeployment in the retail industry

With many retail outlets closing their doors as they move to online operations only or close altogether, many employees are being laid-off in organisational reshuffles. As part of the exit strategy, HR departments have a challenge ahead to redeploy employees elsewhere. . Understanding the skill set As part of the Read More

The great resignation storm is coming….

With jobs openings at an all-time high, many employees who have stayed put during the pandemic are now considering moving on or even having a change of career in 2022. The Great Resignation Storm is a real worry for many HR Directors, so how can HR directors prevent employees from Read More

The Challenges of Executive Career Transition

Some might assume that the more experienced one is in their role and in the workplace, the easier it will be for them to find their next role. However, when senior executives faced with redundancy, can find it as, and sometimes more, difficult than those who are newer to the Read More

3 reasons to love your outplacement provider

Companies are often to overlook the benefits an outplacement provider can bring to their organisation… This Valentine’s Day we are sharing 3 benefits of using an outplacement provider. . Love the support your employees are getting during a restructure A good outplacement provider is there to support you along the Read More

Best Practice for Outplacement

We are often asked how to best execute outplacement services. Many employees are overcharged with emotions, worried about losing their job and being in the unknown. Outplacement services can offer support and prospects for employees that are at risk of redundancy. But how do you best conduct these? And what Read More

HR planning tips for 2022

January is already far behind us and many of us have already returned to work. For HR Directors it is the time to start planning for 2022 … . Analyse company goals and objectives In order to stay operational it is the most basic HR requirement to ensure adequate staffing. Read More

Talent Mobility – Recognising Talent Within Your Organisation

Future Talent Needs Of Your Organisation As you evaluate and map out the future talent needs of your organisation, it is crucial you don’t overlook your current talent pool. Traditionally, organisations look outside for new hires and might do minimal internal advertisement. Submitting internal roles via email, or posting them Read More

HR planning tips for 2022

January has arrived, Christmas is well and truly over and most of us have gone back to work. For HR Directors it is the time to start planning for 2022… . Analyse company goals and objectives In order to stay operational it is the most basic HR requirement to ensure adequate Read More

In ‘The Big Resignation’ Era, Here’s What Job Seekers Want From Employers

While many people held off changing jobs in 2020, the current year is showing employees are ready to move onto something different. Whether they’re looking for a remote office location or are relocating altogether, employees want more from their employers than just a steady paycheck. Some workers may even be Read More

Luxembourg unemployment remains at pre-pandemic level

. Country’s jobless total stood at 5.3% at end of November, job agency ADEM said on Monday, in further sign of ongoing economic recovery . Luxembourg’s economic recovery from the impact of Covid-19 shutdowns is showing no signs of slowing, with unemployment levels in November remaining at pre-pandemic levels, according Read More

Women have fewer top jobs, better pay in Luxembourg

Country had low proportion of female managers but smallest pay gap, EU’s statistics agency says . Luxembourg had the lowest gap in pay between women and men but also had one of the European Union’s lowest share of female managers in the workplace, the EU’s Luxembourg-based statistics agency said on Read More

Redundancy Support: How Can You Support Your Employees During a Restructure?

With the right tools and processes in place, it can be easy to see which roles must become redundant. Gap analysis, mapping, forecasting, and evaluating roles against current and future business needs is something HR teams are used to. However, delivering the news to an employee and offering them valuable Read More

COVID-19 and Career Transition: What’s the Effect?

COVID-19 has had and still will have a huge impact on our society, health, lifestyle and the economy. Governments across the globe have supported employers who were struggling during these times. This support ranges between 60 and 100% of employees pay-checks. Some things have changed such as the increase in Read More

Top 5 Negative Impacts of Multitasking

Are you multitasking most of the time? Do you think it doesn’t harm you and you get more done this way? In this article we don’t beat around the bush and you’ll learn the harsh truth about multitasking. Loss of focusMultitasking means constantly switching between tasks. By doing this it Read More

Top 5 Cover Letter Tips

A cover letter is an important way to showcase how your unique combination of skills and experience meet the key requirements of the job description. It is your chance to show a clear link between your knowledge, experience and abilities and the needs of the employer. Writing a good cover Read More

Number of job seekers jumps in statistical glitch

Luxembourg job seekers up 9%, but figure is distorted by change in the rules last year The number of people looking for a job in Luxembourg rose by 8.9% last year, data from the local statistics office, Statec, show, but the rapid increase was largely driven by a statistical fluke.  Read More

Looking for a new job?

If you want to change jobs or you’ve just arrived, here’s a guide to finding work in Luxembourg Luxembourg, despite its relatively small size, boasts a buoyant job market covering many professional fields – from banking and law, to media and IT, and teaching or telecommunications. There’s also an interesting and Read More

Luxembourg to feel global economic slowdown in 2020

Employment is forecast to slow while household consumption stays strong Trade wars roiling the global economy, Germany’s slowdown and consequent economic uncertainty will hit Luxembourg in 2020, the country’s statistics institute said Tuesday. Though household consumption and investment spending are expected to remain strong next year, the multiplying negative signals Read More

Employment costs in Luxembourg banks soar due to Brexit

Costs related to personnel grew by 10% in a year Luxembourg has only welcomed two new banks in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum, nonetheless dozens of institutions have shifted UK-based roles to the Grand Duchy, inducing employee-related costs to swell. In the second quarter of 2019 these reached €1.76 Read More

Number of resident jobseekers inches up

But fewer non-residents registered with Luxembourg employment agency  The number of resident jobseekers registered with Luxembourrg’s emloyment agency ADEM rose by 0.5% – just 84 people – in April, compared to a year earlier. As of 30 April 2019,  the number of registered residents jobseekers stood at 15,453. The rise Read More

Luxembourg jobless rate rises for second month in row

Unemployment rate down compared with the same period last year Luxembourg’s unemployment rate rose to 5.4% in March, marking an “unusual” increase for the second month in a row. “Normally, the seasonal fluctuations mean that the number of job seekers goes down from February to March,” the unemployment agency said. The agency, Read More

Companies Take the Sting Out of Lay Offs through Outplacement

Until a few years ago, many people thought that being out of work was a sign of personal failing: “Hmmm, I wonder what he did? I wonder what happened?” Now, being in a job transition comes with less stigma attached — and, with the delivery of outplacement services, less anxiety. Read More

Luxembourg blue collar labour costs lag that of neighbours

Yet overall hourly labour cost is second-highest in EU. Employing industry and construction workers in Luxembourg costs less per hour than in neighbouring countries, even if the average hourly labour cost in the country is the second-highest in the European Union. At €39 per hour, the average expenditure borne by Read More

Luxembourg economy grew by 2.6% last year

The country’s GDP growth rose by 1.7% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2018 Luxembourg’s economy grew by 2.6% in 2018, according to a first estimate from the country’s national statistics office. Statec figures also showed the country’s GDP growth rose by 1.7% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of last Read More

Luxembourg to pay jobless benefits for cross-border workers

Measure expected to hit Grand Duchy hard  Cross-border workers in Luxembourg who lose their job will in the future have their unemployment benefits paid by the Grand Duchy. European Union rules agreed on Wednesday mean that, from 2021, the country where a worker was last employed will have to pay Read More

Luxembourg unemployment rate ticks up in February

‘Unusual’ increase in jobseekers comes with hike in minimum wage Luxembourg’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 5.2% in February amid an “unusual” increase in the number of jobseekers compared to the previous month.  The unemployment rate ticked up from 5.1% in January, with the number of jobseekers growing by 351 Read More

Luxembourg among six countries to give men and women equal legal work rights

A decade ago no country gave men and women equal legal rights, study shows Luxembourg is one of just six countries worldwide to give women and men equal legal rights in laws affecting work, according to a new study. The World Bank’s women business and the law 2019 report looks Read More

Brussels urges Luxembourg to create jobs for older workers

Employment rate for older people particularly low in Grand Duchy, European Commission warns The European Commission has urged Luxembourg to increase the employment of older people in the country. The EU’s executive arm published country-specific recommendations on Wednesday, setting out economic policy guidance for the next 12-18 months. Luxembourg should Read More

Unemployment rate Luxembourg dips to 5.6% in April

Companies in Luxembourg post 21% more jobs last month than same period in 2017. The unemployment rate in Luxembourg dipped slightly to 5.6% in April, as the number of job openings ballooned during the month. Employers reported 3,266 vacancies in April – an increase of 21% compared with the same Read More

Improv: How To Think On Your Feet In An Interview

The guidelines of improvisation apply to more than just the stage. Use these tips and you won’t get caught off guard at your next interview.   The skills and techniques of improv can be applied successfully in many areas of life, including in interviewing. The goal of improv isn’t to be Read More

Five Professional Development Resources To Boost Your Career

To advance your career, pick one professional development exercise to focus on each month of the year.   Nurturing your learnability for new knowledge is important to moving up in your career, especially in an economy that’s rapidly changing year by year. Career development can take many forms, and doesn’t have to Read More

Tips for Transitioning into a Non-Profit Career

If you are ready to transition from a private sector job into a non-profit career, follow these tips to make your transition smooth: First, take a volunteer job in the sector and see if it’s really where you want to work – Before you make the move, find an organization in Read More

How to Set SMART Career Development Goals

If you want a career for life, you’ll need to set goals for your career development. Set SMART career development goals for yourself using this useful acronym. Your career is in your hands. Gone are the days when employees stuck with one employer for life. If you expect to have a Read More

Did You Know … The Talent Audit can provide you with analytics that can help your clients make informed talent decisions for 2018?

Sales leaders are going to make decisions around their Talent Organization and Design to drive revenue growth in 2018. Do they have the data to ensure they will make informed decisions on having the right team in place to deliver on their goals?   Creating a highly effective sales team starts with ensuring they have the Read More

Did You Know…..

Sales organizations hire the wrong person for a managerial role 82% of the time?*   Here are a few other statistics that may help you in your talent selection, alignment, and development efforts. Fewer than one out of five new sales hires added over the past 24 months have been Read More

50 Most Common Interview Questions

When it comes to the interview process, research and preparation for the interview can often times determine your chances of making it to the next step. One of the best ways to get ready for a job interview is to practice your responses to any and all interview questions – Read More

4 LinkedIn updates to take advantage of even if you’re not job searching

You not only have an up-to-date profile, but you also have a stellar headline, plenty of endorsements and a photo that manages to make you look both professional and approachable. So you’re all set on that front, right? Nope! Think again. The company recently rolled out a few new features that you should know Read More

How to Fire Someone Without Destroying Them

Being let go can be one of the most painful, humiliating, and devastating experiences of one’s life — but it doesn’t have to be the worst. How a manager handles the process will have a huge impact on how a former employee moves forward and how he or she will look Read More

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