Latest from Venn Group - February 2019
Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by Venn Group — No comments
In the current political climate, there is constant discussion taking place on the topic of leadership. Politicians across parties are making public stands against their heads for various reasons, spurring us to consider the qualities of a successful leader.
We asked our consultants for their thoughts on what makes someone a strong leader. The four recurring themes that emerged from this ...
Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019 by Maire Gerrard — No comments
We are still mere weeks into the new year, which brings with it a whole host of new opportunities. While you will have heard much in the way of seizing the day and the prospects of a fresh start, this type of rhetoric can also bring with it a monumental amount of pressure.
If you had a particularly fruitful or enjoyable 2018 – whether in your personal or professional life, or better yet, both – ...
Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Maire Gerrard — No comments
This Valentine’s Day, we would like to show some love to the people at Venn Group who make our consultants’ success possible: our support departments.
In all the best relationships, each partner has their own traits and skills that complement the other’s – the ying to their yang, as the saying goes. At Venn Group, the ying is our consultants and how well they place exceptional professionals into ...
Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by Ben Bruce-Smith — No comments
18 months ago I had just finished the last of my days at university and had the daunting task of trying to find my way onto the first rung of the employment ladder. Before leaving, I had numerous meetings with a careers advisor, who tried to help me unravel my calling in life and inform me about the job best suited to me.
In truth not much came out of these meetings, apart from learning of an ...
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019 by Riley Garnett — No comments
It seems that the majority of my family, friends and vague acquaintances that drift in and out of my life seem to be affected to some extent by anxiety. The magnitude and the implications of this vary greatly depending on the individual. For some, the affects of anxiety are crippling to the extent that they can’t leave their bedrooms, let alone their houses. Others will appear to be functioning ...
Posted on Friday, February 8, 2019 by Venn Group — No comments
Congratulations to Ryan O’Toole and Jack McManus, who embarked on a seriously difficult challenge to raise money for Myton Hospice. They walked from the hospice in Warwick to Venn Group’s London Bridge office, spanning 153 miles.
This charity lies particularly close to Ryan’s heart, after caring for his father in 2018:
“I experienced first-hand how generous, caring and truly amazing the people ...
Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by Maire Gerrard — No comments
Today marks the first day of the Chinese New Year; a time of great celebration across the globe for one sixth of the population. Every year correlates to one of the 12 signs in the Chinese zodiac, with 2019 being the year of the pig.
In Chinese culture, pigs are a symbol of wealth, and the following 12 months bode to be beneficial for all. Over the next 15 days, there will be celebrations ...
Posted on Monday, February 4, 2019 by Maire Gerrard — No comments
Every year on the 4th February, we recognise World Cancer Day. Currently 9.6 million people die every year from the disease, and it is estimated more than a third of cases are preventable while a further third are curable if detected and treated early. This is why it is more important than ever to raise awareness and funds, to help accelerate medical breakthroughs.
In 2018, Venn Group voted to ...