The Benefits of Laughing in the Office
Don’t be afraid to laugh out loud in the office. A series of studies shows the positive impact humor can have in the workplace. For one, it can reduce stress. “When you start to laugh, it doesn’t just lighten your load mentally, it actually induces physical changes in your body,” the Mayo Clinic explains. It enhances your intake of “oxygen-rich air,” increasing your brain’s release of endorphins. Laughter has also been shown to boost productivity. A group of researchers found that after watching a comedy clip, employees were 10% more productive than their counterparts. And another group of researchers found that cracking jokes at work can even make people seem more competent. So, within the bounds of decency, laughter on the whole is a good thing, and the benefits far outweigh the risks.
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We are growing our team at Clark
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Wishing all teams every success for the season ahead.
Are you an honest, capable, hard-working person?
Would you like to progress your career with an ambitious, professional recruitment company?
Are you a Recruitment Consultant or Sales Executive looking for your next career move?
Would you like the flexibility to work in a hybrid working environment?
Would you like to work for a company who truly values and rewards their employees?
If so we’d love to talk! All you need to do is start by saying hello.
Why Join Us:
- Be part of a supportive team in an autonomous environment with a very strong sense of purpose, culture and values.
- Enjoy a collaborative environment that celebrates performance and supports employee well-being with additional wellbeing days, your birthday off, weekly healthy lunches and ongoing social events.
- Flexible working arrangements to suit your lifestyle.
- Career development opportunities- progression plan structured around your objectives.
- Educational supports – ongoing training and development opportunities tailored to your career path.
And much much more…..
- How we choose to think and feel can make a big difference.
- Being sincere, open and vulnerable to create a safe place for genuine collaboration.
- Thrive and be happy through flexibility and variety.
- Trust, support and openness are keys to effectively working together.
- We love what you do.
- Approach and expect honesty, understanding and acceptance of each other’s uniqueness.
- Sharing, learning and development opportunities for personal and professional growth.
- Communicating honestly with respect, kindness and compassion.
- Embracing change with a growth mind-set using creativity and technology.
- Being respectful, pulling together, supporting each other and always
- Taking charge, committing to personal and company goals and being held accountable.
If you’re experienced, driven, are passionate about Recruitment, love being part of a team and achieving personal and professional goals we want to hear from you.
Click here to find out more about open vacancies and apply
For a confidential initial conversation, please contact Stephen Farrell O’Callaghan, Director on 045 881888 or send your CV along with an introductory letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
7 lessons about finding the work you were meant to do
Whether it was during a career aptitude test or in a heart-to-heart chat after getting laid off, chances are someone has talked to you about how to “find your calling.” It’s one of those phrases people toss about. But StoryCorps founder Dave Isay takes issue with it … specifically, the verb.
“Finding your calling — it’s not passive,” he says. “When people have found their calling, they’ve made tough decisions and sacrifices in order to do the work they were meant to do.”
In other words, you don’t just “find” your calling — you have to fight for it. And it’s worth the fight. “People who’ve found their calling have a fire about them,” says Isay, the winner of the 2015 TED Prize. “They’re the people who are dying to get up in the morning and go do their work.”
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Congratulations to Edel Smyth as she celebrates 10 great years with Clark.
Optimists Are Better at Finding New Jobs
Optimistic thinking empowers us during uncertain times, prompting us to take positive action steps. The reason for this is that optimists generally expect good things to happen in the face of challenges and, most importantly, believe that their behavior matters for creating positive change.
Optimism is also helpful during the interview process, making candidates appear more likeable and capable. When a hiring manager asks about a recent challenge and how you solved it, the way you frame your response is telling for future performance.
The most hopeful aspect coming out of optimism research is that our mindset is malleable — just like a muscle at the gym, we can work on it to strengthen it. Our mindset is not merely a result of genes and upbringing. By refocusing attention on the positive, meaningful parts of life and our personal strengths, we can scientifically retrain the brain to default to that way of thinking.
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Welcome Niamh Flynn to our Permanent Recruitment division.
We’re delighted to welcome Niamh Flynn to our Permanent Recruitment division.
Niamh has over 20 years’ experience in the world of Accounts and holds her degree in Economics and English from Maynooth University.
A seasoned professional, she has worked across several sectors including tech startups, SaaS organisations, was involved in the setup of an SSC in one of their European divisions and more recently worked in an Irish manufacturing and export business.
She will manage the Accountancy, Finance, Compliance & Risk division within Clark. Niamh can be contacted on 045 881888 or email@example.com.
Welcome Niamh. We’re delighted to have you join our team.
3 Traits You Need to Thrive in a Hybrid Work Environment
Now that workplaces are turning to a hybrid model, many of us are going to have to face change and uncertainty like we never have before. Research in organizational psychology suggests that three traits will help you navigate this new era:
- Curiosity predicts your willingness to learn and grow your potential.
- Empathy helps you understand what others are thinking and feeling.
- Openness helps you defy your own expectations and question your assumptions.
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The Clark team are returning to the office on the 20th of September
With every safety measure in place, we will continue to provide the same great service.
You can contact us by phone on 045 881888 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s good to be together again.