Category Archives: Hints & Tips

Work, Life & Childcare!

I would love to ‘have it all’; a great career, lovely home life, and quality time with my son – but the reality is, if you want to have a full-time career, someone else is spending time with your children while you go to work each day! I returned to work when my son was […]
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My Story – the ‘Why’ of Balance HR

Balance HR assist employers, employees and job seekers find work/life balance! Why? 7 years ago, I consistently worked 12 hours a day.  I was a high-performing consultant in one of the largest recruitment companies in the world.  I loved my job, so it didn’t feel like ‘work’ – but it did take up most of […]
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Job Seeking in 2018

11 Tips for Job Seekers in 2018 The world of work is changing; therefore job-seeking has changed too. You cannot expect to apply for a role today, the same way you would have applied for work a few years ago . . . The old way: Apply online, with a CV and cover letter; then […]
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Inspiration for 2018 . . .

I read this on my Facebook feed, and felt it too good not to share . . . Inspiration for 2018 If you want 2018 to be your year . . . Don’t sit on the couch and wait for it to happen. Get out there, make it happen. Smile more. Be excited. Do new […]
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What is Work / Life Balance?

What is Work / Life Balance? CP Balance HR are advocates for work/life balance and teaching employees, employers and job seekers how to get more balance in your lives; so what does that actually mean? Is work/life balance: Working from home Working shorter hours Flexible start and finish times No structure on hours, just results […]
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How we can help you get work/life balance

Do you love the idea of work/life balance, but not sure how to offer it to your employees? Perhaps, you want to offer more flexible work options, but don’t know how to get started? Are you an employee, who wants more flexibility due to sporting commitments, hobbies, or parenting duties?  Not sure how to suggest […]
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Stand out from the crowd: CV writing tips

I calculated recently that I have reviewed in excess of 200000 CV’s during my career in recruitment. Some of the most memorable are for the wrong reasons . . . terrible layout, spelling mistakes, too long, too short, unprofessional email address, too much information about family and hobbies, the list goes on. Obviously, a lot of those […]
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To Do in 2017: Hire staff!

Are you looking to add to your team in 2018? Here are 4 reasons why you should be recruiting before Christmas: Did you know more candidates apply for jobs in January than any other month in the year?  Have you ever wondered why?  Most likely it is because they have just had some time off, […]
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Parenting Fail – Home haircuts; they are never a good idea!

Home Haircuts; they are never a good idea!  Why professionals are worth every dollar . . Why professionals are worth every dollar . . .It was two days before my son’s birthday party, and I had asked my husband to take him for a haircut in time for his special day. To put it bluntly: […]
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