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The Client

Our client, a leading online gaming company is expanding its Compliance Department and is looking for a Media Buyer to their growing team in Malta.

Key Responsibilities

  • Hunt for appropriate media
  • Negotiate with Ad Networks for the best deals
  • Manage and optimize online campaigns whilst ensuring that the ROI remains positive
  • Build online media activities for the company on many different traffic channels

Requirements

  • At least 2 years experience as a Media Buyer in the iGaming industry
  • Strong analytical skills (Excel, data analysis)
  • Fluent English, knowledge of other languages especially Swedish, will be considered a strong asset
  • High understanding of performance channel metrics (CPM, CPC, CPL, CPI, CPA)

Interested candidates are invited to apply here.

Should you require further information, please, call David on +356 2099 4444

From Belgium with Love

From Belgium with love

Hello I am Marc, I am 25 and as you noticed I am Belgian. Born and raised in Congo, I came to Belgium 20 years ago.

It’s my first experience in Malta. I am here because of a program we have in Belgium organised by « le forem ».They provide us with some money to come here and to have our first experience in any area we want. For me it was recruitment. I have always liked this kind of job and the aspect of recruitment have always pleased me. So I decided to send my application to the organisation and it’ s been accepted.

When I knew that it was in Malta, I was very happy because, of the weather, of course, and the fact that it’s a little island with many things to visit.

So far I have met many people from many different countries (Japan, Spain, France, Ukraine, Libya, Macedonia, Romania, Germany and Italy). I like the fact that there are a lot of nationalities in one small Island. But sometimes it is hard to say goodbye to people that you just met ; Because they are here for a short time and it is hard to think that you will never see them again, because of the distance. We try to keep their Facebook, so we can still speak but it’s not the same when you talk in real life.

I live in a residence in Sliema. It is well placed, because I am not far from Paceville and St Julian and It’s possible to walk if I want to go to Valletta. It’s not a five stars hotel, but i like the atmosphere of the place. We can meet many people. For the moment I play Fifa with them and sometimes we put some money on it. I am lucky because at the moment it’s the world cup, so every night we watch the game together. If I am not in the residence, I watch the game on the big screen with some friends. I have always something to do after work.

About my Background. I have a degree in psychology. Why psychology ? Because i like to analyse, to ask questions to people just get to know them in details, but sometimes it can become annoying for some of them.

What about Maltese people ? I think that they are very loud and friendly. For example one time I was in a fast food restaurant and i didn’t have money in cash for a drink and I could not pay with my card. So someone told me that it’s not a problem I will pay for the drink that you want. I found it very nice because I was not use to that. But sometimes I find them very rude. For example in the bus I didn’t check the amount of money I had in my card, so when I tried to check the card in the bus the device made the sound that the card was not allowed and the driver was very rude with me. The way how he was talking to me was really bad and I found it offensive, I get over it because in general Maltese are friendly.

Until now I did not have the chance yet to have a long talk with a native Maltese. All the people I have met are from foreign countries like Gozo, I am kidding. But that’s true for the moment I have just met people from many countries but not from Malta. Strange ! The language is like Chinese to me. I can’t understand a thing. I have learn something :n If you want to express something like « Oh my God », you should say : « Madonna » to express your astonishment.

Sometimes they are talking to each other it makes laugh. They can be closer, but they will speak very loud like they were separated by the Golden Bridge.

About Maltese food. I don’t really know Maltese food because with my friends we used to go to many restaurants but not a Maltese one. I know that they like rabbits, beer with the famous « Cisk ». I think that I will try to find a Maltese restaurant. But, hey, I still have a full one month here.

It has already been 1 month that since I arrived on the Island and so far I have visited : Gozo, Valletta (twice), Blue Grotto and I went to Rabat by mistake. By mistake, because I got lost with the other interns. Before all of this, I had 2 weeks of English courses and it helped me a lot to improve my language and my accent.

I will show you different videos clips about what I have visited and what I have seen. I prefer to show you this way, because I am not a big fan of photos but instead, I am a fan of making video clips. So throughout those clips you will see the beauty of the Island.

So Far So Good !

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De Belgique avec amour

Bonjour je m’appelle Marc, j’ai 25 ans et comme vous l’aurez remarqué je suis belge. Né et élevé au Congo, je suis venu en Belgique il y a 20 ans.

C’est ma première expérience à Malte. Je suis ici grâce à un programme organisé en Belgique par le « forem». Ils nous donnent de l’argent pour venir ici et avoir notre première expérience dans le domaine que nous voulons. Pour moi, c’était le recrutement. J’ai toujours aimé ce genre de travail et l’aspect du recrutement m’a toujours plu. J’ai donc décidé d’envoyer ma candidature à l’organisation et cela a été accepté. Quand j’ai su que c’était à Malte, j’étais très heureux à cause de la météo, bien sur, et le fait que c’est une petite île avec beaucoup de choses à visiter.

Jusqu’à présent, j’ai rencontré beaucoup de personnes de différents pays (Japon, Espagne, France, Ukraine, Libye, Macédoine, Roumanie, Allemagne et Italie). J’aime le fait qu’il y a beaucoup de nationalités dans une petite île. Mais parfois, il est difficile de dire au revoir aux gens que vous venez de rencontrer ; Parce qu’ils sont ici pour une courte période et il est difficile de penser que vous ne les reverrez jamais, à cause de la distance. Nous essayons de garder leur facebook, donc on peut toujours parler mais ce n’est pas pareil quand on parle dans la vraie vie.

Je vis dans une résidence à Sliema. C’est bien placé, car je ne suis pas loin de Paceville et de St Julian et il est possible de marcher si je veux aller à La Valette. Ce n’est pas un hôtel cinq étoiles, mais j’aime l’atmosphère de l’endroit. Nous pouvons rencontrer beaucoup de gens. Pour le moment je joue de la fifa avec eux et parfois on y met de l’argent. J’ai de la chance car en ce moment c’est la coupe du monde, donc tous les soirs on regarde le match ensemble. Si je ne suis pas dans la résidence, je regarde le match sur grand écran avec des amis. J’ai toujours quelque chose à faire après le travail.

A propos de mes études. J’ai un diplôme en psychologie. Pourquoi la psychologie ? Parce que j’aime analyser, poser des questions aux gens juste les connaître dans les détails, mais parfois cela peut devenir ennuyeux pour certains d’entre eux.

Qu’en est-il des Maltais ? Je pense qu’ils sont très bruyants et sympathiques. Par exemple, une fois j’étais dans un restaurant de restauration rapide et je n’avais pas d’argent en espèces pour boire un verre et je ne pouvais pas payer avec ma carte. Alors quelqu’un m’a dit que ce n’est pas un problème, je vais payer pour la boisson que vous voulez. Je l’ai trouvé très bien parce que je n’étais pas habitué à ça. Mais parfois je les trouve assez rude. Par exemple dans le bus je n’ai pas vérifié le montant d’argent que j’avais dans ma carte, donc quand j’ai essayé de vérifier la carte dans le bus ; l’appareil a fait le bruit que la carte n’était pas permise et le conducteur était très impoli avec moi. La façon dont il me parlait était vraiment mauvaise et je l’ai trouvé offensant. Je m’en remets parce qu’en général, les Maltais sont amicaux.

Jusqu’à présent, je n’ai pas encore eu l’occasion d’avoir une longue conversation avec un maltais d’origine. Toutes les personnes que j’ai rencontrées viennent de pays étrangers comme Gozo, je plaisante. Mais c’est vrai pour le moment je viens de rencontrer des gens de

nombreux pays mais pas de Malte. Étrange ! La langue est comme le chinois pour moi. Je ne comprends pas grand chose. J’ai appris quelque chose : Si vous voulez exprimer quelque chose comme « Oh mon Dieu », vous devriez dire : « Madonna » pour exprimer votre étonnement.

Parfois lorsqu’ils se parlent, ça me fait rire. Ils peuvent être proche l’un de l’autre, mais ils parleront fort comme s’ils étaient séparés par le Golden Bridge.

A propos de la nourriture maltaise. Je ne connais pas vraiment la nourriture maltaise car avec mes amis nous avions l’habitude d’aller à beaucoup de restaurants mais pas maltais. Je sais qu’ils aiment les lapins, la bière avec la fameuse « Cisk ». Je pense que je vais essayer de trouver un restaurant maltais. Mais, hé, j’ai encore un mois complet ici.

Cela fait déjà 1 mois que je suis arrivé sur l’île et jusqu’ici j’ai visité : Gozo , La Valette (deux fois), Blue Grotto et je suis allé à Rabat par erreur. Par erreur, parce que je me suis perdu avec les autres stagiaires. Avant tout cela, j’avais 2 semaines de cours d’anglais et cela m’a beaucoup aidé à améliorer ma langue et mon accent.

Je vais vous montrer différents clips vidéos sur ce que j’ai visité et ce que j’ai vu. Je préfère vous montrer de cette façon, parce que je ne suis pas un grand fan de photos mais plutôt, je suis fan de la réalisation de clips vidéo. Donc, à travers ces clips, vous verrez la beauté de l’île.

Jusqu’ici tout va bien !

My First Blog

This one is my first contribution to Quad Consultancy’s Blog.

My name is Ibon Basterretxea and I am from the Basque Country, a province located in the north of Spain. For those of you who do not know the zone, we are the territory where the majority of world stars Michelin per capita exists. You are invited to come!

Currently I am a fourth year student realizing a double degree in the CamaraBilbao Business School. The first three years of the course I have studied Management and managerial Marketing, speciality in marketing. The last year in order to obtain the double degree and to be able to live through a totally wealth-producing experience I have realized a Bachelor in Business Administration which focuses on Luxury Marketing in the university Groupe Sup de Co, La Rochelle.

For this reason, i have travelled to Malta, to perform a three month internships in Quad Consultancy, located in Mosta, a big town situated in the middle of the island. The team that forms the company is very dynamic and what I like most is the environment that from my point of view is marvellous. This allows me to feel very comfortable while I do my tasks.

The only thing i knew about Malta before coming here was the good quality and quantity of beaches were it is possible to dive and have a good time. But in fact I have found a really interesting country were you can do many activities thanks to the good weather. (It is always sunny 24/7).

So far I have visited Valletta, the capital city of Malta and Comino, a small island situated in the north, where you can find the famous “Blue Lagoon”, known by its crystalline water. To get to Valletta, the best option is to take a ferry. As soon as you enter the city it is possible to observe many streets and corners with a beautiful atmosphere that captivated me. What made me pleased about the city; it is the quantity of live music that could be heard in the streets. On the other hand, to reach Comino you can take a bus to Cirkewwa and then a ferry that will show you some caves and then arrive to the Blue Lagoon.

During the next weeks I will continue visiting the island and I will keep in touch!

Thanks,

Ibon Basterrechea

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Esta es mi primera contribución al Blog de Quad Cosultancy.

Me llamo Ibon Basterretxea y soy del País Vasco, una provincia situada en el norte de España. Para quienes no conozcáis la zona, somos el territorio donde existe la mayor concentración per cápita del mundo de estrellas Michelin. ¡Estáis invitados a venir ¡

Actualmente soy un estudiante de cuarto curso realizando un doble grado en la CamaraBilbao Business School. Los tres primeros años de la carrera he estudiado Gestión y Marketing empresarial con la especialidad de marketing. Este último año con el fin de conseguir el doble grado y poder vivir una experiencia totalmente enriquecedora he realizado un Bachelor in Business Administration con la especialidad de Marketing de Lujo en la universidad Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle.

Todo lo mencionado anteriormente me ha llevado a Malta, para realizar mis prácticas en Quad Consultancy, una empresa situada en Mosta. El grupo que forma la empresa es muy dinámico y el ambiente es estupendo, lo que permite que te sientas mucho más cómodo a la hora de trabajar.

La única referencia que tenia del país es la cantidad de playas en las que se puede bucear pero la verdad que lo mejor es el buen tiempo, lo cual te permite poder moverte y visitar muchas cosas. Hasta el momento he visitado La Valleta, capital de Malta y Comino, una pequeña isla donde se encuentra el “Blue Lagon” conocido por sus aguas cristalinas. Para acceder a la Valletta, la mejor opción es coger un ferry. Una vez que te adentras en la ciudad se puede observar una cantidad de calles y rincones con un montón de encanto. Lo que más me gustó de la ciudad es la cantidad de música en directo que se oía por las calles.

Durante las próximas seguiré visitando más lugares para poder teneros informados.

¡Gracias!

Ibon Basterrechea

Discovering Malta

Hi everyone !

Here I am for my second note on Quad’s blog, I’m currently starting my last month in Malta. During this past month I’ve had the opportunity to discover and to learn more about the history and the culture of the island.

First thing I would like to say is that I’m finally getting used to the Maltese bus system. The key is to remain patient, you should also bring a sweater or a jacket with you because it seems like they are very proud of there AC and put it on even though it’s getting chilly outside. If not you’ll probably catch a cold like I did haha!

About the internship, everything is still going really well, I’m learning more about how the company works and how to do a lot of things. What I enjoy about Quad Consultancy is that whatever you are working on, it’s always done in a good atmosphere. I feel lucky I have found a Company where I can discuss and exchange opinions with people, and not only about professional matters, but everyday life subjects too.  

This past month and a half I’ve visited many places in Malta. From Valletta to Comino, Marsaxlokk, Birgu, and Ghajn Tuffieha’s beautiful orange sanded beach. But my favourite place is probably Ħaġar Qim; a mix of culture and history right next to the sea. If you’re a bit adventurous you can go out of the path and go down the hill, you’ll discover a perfectly abandoned cove where you can swim and relax.

I really enjoy the fact that there are beaches all around the Island, I went to Comino, Ghajn Tuffieha, Mellieħa, Paradise Bay… My favourite one is Ghajn Tuffieha, surrounded by nature, fine sand and beautiful water. I advise you to go in the morning, so you can find the perfect spot before other tourists arrive.

For this upcoming month I’ll probably be relaxing and enjoying my last weeks here while watching the World Cup haha. Unfortunately I’ll have to wright an internship report for my University so it will take me some time, but I still will still take advantage of the rest of my time here.

Take care,

Guilhem

 

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Salut à tous,

Voici ma deuxième contribution au blog de Quad, je viens d’entrer dans le dernier mois de mon stage à Malte. Pendant le mois qui vient de s’écouler, j’ai eu l’opportunité de découvrir un peu plus l’île et sa culture.

La première chose à dire, est que je commence à peu près à m’habituer au réseau de bus maltais. La clé est sûrement la patience, mais vous pouvez aussi prendre un petit gilet afin de vous protéger de leur climatisation, dont ils semblent très fiers. A moins que vous préfériez attraper froid comme moi haha…

Concernant le stage, tout se passe très bien, j’en apprend tous les jours plus à propos du fonctionnement de l’entreprise, comment les recruteurs fonctionnent, les choses à faire et ne pas faire. Ce qui est également intéressant est d’avoir différents points de vues dans l’entreprise. Ce qui me plaît dans cette entreprise est que peu importe sur quoi porte votre travail ou celui de vos collègues est qu’il est fait dans la bonne humeur. J’ai la chance d’avoir trouvé une entreprise dans laquelle on peut parler et échanger avec des personnes sur des sujets qui ne concernent pas nécessairement le travail.

Au cours du dernier mois j’ai visité de nombreux endroit à Malte, de La Valette à Comino, en passant par Marsaxlokk, Birgu et la plage de sable ocre à Ghajn Tuffieha. Mon lieu favori pour l’instant est sûrement Ħaġar Qim, un mélange d’histoire et de culture au bord de la mer. Si vous êtes un peu aventurier, sortez du chemin et aventurez vous en bas de la colline, vous découvrirez une petite crique parfaitement abandonné. Elle n’est pas spécialement faite pour bronzer, mais vous y serez en paix, et vous pourrez vous baigner en profitant d’un calme plutôt rare à Malte.

Ce que j’apprécie à Malte c’est qu’il y a des plages pour tous les goûts, et partout dans l’île, j’ai pu aller à Comino, Ghajn Tuffieha, Mellieħa, Paradise Bay… ma préférée à ce jour est Ghajn Tuffieha, entourée de nature, son sable ocre et son eau transparente. Je vous conseille peu importe la plage de partir tôt le matin afin de pouvoir trouver le meilleur endroit sur la plage avant que les hordes de touristes arrivent.

Pour les semaines à venir je vais sûrement profiter et me reposer, tout en regardant la Coupe du Monde.

A plus,

Guilhem

 

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¡Hola a todos!

Aqui esta mi segunda participación para el blog de Quad Consultancy, hoy empece el ultimo mes de mi practica en Malta. En el mes que ha pasado tuve la oportunidad de descubrir un poco más la isla y su cultura.

La primera cosa que quiero decirles es que casi me acostumbre al sistema de colectivos maltese, seguramente la clave es la paciencia, pero pueden también llevar una chaqueta para cubrirse, parecen re orgullosos de su aire acondicionado jaja!

Mi pasantía está pasando re bien, estoy aprendiendo nuevas cosas cada dia sobre el trabajo de reclutador y sobre el funcionamiento de la empresa. Lo interesante también es de tener diferentes puntos de vistas adentro sobre problemáticas. Pero lo que me gusta además de todo es que no importa lo que estás haciendo, o lo que hacen sus colegas, todo se hace en una buena atmósfera. Tuve la suerte de encontrar a la buena empresa, en cual puedo charlar con la gente e intercambiar sobre temáticas profesionales y personales.

En este mes pasado, visité muchos lugares en Malta, de Valetta hasta Comino, pasando por Marsaxlokk, Birgu y Ghajn Tuffieha con su playa de arena ocre. Pero mi lugar favorito hasta hoy es seguramente Ħaġar Qim, un mezcla de de historia y de cultura a lo lado del mar. Si sos un rato aventurero, sal del camino y baja de la colina, descubrirán una pequeña cala perfectamente abandonada. No es el mejor lugar para broncear pero podrán bañarse aprovechando de una tranquilidad rara en Malta.

Lo que me gusta en Malta también es que hay playas para todos los gustos, y por todos lados. Fui a Comino, Ghajn Tuffieha, Mellieħa, Paradise Bay… pero mi preferida es Ghajn Tuffieha porque está rodeada de naturaleza, por la lindeza de su arena ocre y del agua transparente. Les aconsejo de ir lo más temprano posible antes que todos los turistas lleguen.

Para las semanas a venir, ciertamente voy a disfrutar y descansar mirando el Mundial.

Hasta luego,

Guilhem

 

All good things must come to an end

All good things must come to an end!

What an experience!!

I don’t know where to start…  3 months pass too quickly!! In a week i go  back to France, my maltese adventure will end, but Malta was one of the best experiences of my life.

I met many  lovely people.. And I’m so sad to leave now. My head is full of wonderful memories.

When I arrived in Malta, I wanted to improve my english which now is not so bad.

I think it was an experience I would never regret, I met people and had moments I will never forget..

During my 3 months I spent all my weekends  visiting wonderful places like Paradise Bay, Ramla Bay,Marsaxlokk, Comino, Gozo, and also making  BBQ’s on roof top or at the beach with my friends.Sometimes I also went to Paceville when I felt the dance fever lol, in fact in Malta you can’t get bored there is so much to do!!

Learning English with the Maltese accent is a little bit complicated. You only need to know a few maltese words to be  fully integrated:

  • Mela
  • Le lele
  • Yees yess yess
  • Oh Madonna!!!
  • Iva

Regarding maltese people, they are  very welcoming, and kind. I really fell in love about with their lifestyle because they live simply and also they are very family people.

What about my internship in Quad?

What a company!! Lol

From my point of view, Quad Consultancy is one of the best companies to complete an internship. Why? Because it is a very dynamic company that listens to its trainees, each suggestion or reflection is taken into account by the company but also they are very flexible.

At Quad Consultancy, I learned a lot in 3 months I have seen the entire recruitment process .Client appointments, sourcing , contact with candidates, participation in job interviews etc. The more days passed more I had responsibilities, I really appreciated it . What is also special about Quad is its working atmosphere that is very relaxed and joyful, we laugh a lot thanks to Marc and his famous jokes lol

To conclude this was a very rewarding experience that I will never forget, I want to thank the entire Quad team and also my tutors, we had a lot of fun 😉

This is not a goodbye but a see you later.;-)

Lindsay

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Toutes bonnes ont une fin!

Quelle expérience!!

Je ne sais pas par ou commencer… Les 3 mois sont passés super vite, dans une semaine je retourne en France, mon aventure Maltaise touche à sa fin. Mon séjour à Malte a été l’une des meilleures expérience de ma vie. J’ai rencontré tellement de personnes formidables… Je suis triste de partir maintenant, mais ce qui est sûr, c’est que ma tête est remplie de merveilleux souvenirs. Mais peut-être ce n’est qu’un au revoir 😉

L’un des buts de mon séjour à Malte était d’améliorer mon Anglais et maintenant je pense qu’il n’est pas trop mal 😉

Je pense que c’est une expérience que je ne regretterais jamais, j’ai vécu des moments et rencontré des personnes que je n’oublierais pas…

Pendant mes 3 mois ici, j’ai passé la plupart des mes week-ends à visiter des lieux magnifiques tel que Comino, Gozo, Marsaxlokk, Ramla Bay, Paradise Bay, mais aussi j’ai fais pas mal de barbecues sur les rooftop ou en face de la mer, ce fut des moments agréables. Quand la fièvre du Samedi soir me prenais, j’allais à Paceville pour danser jusqu’au bout de la nuit  lol, à Malte il est impossible de s’ennuyer il y a tellement de choses à faire c’est incroyable.

Mon expérience Maltaise

Apprendre l’Anglais avec les Maltais c’est un peu compliqué. Pour être complètement intégré il faut savoir quelques mots tel que :

  • Mela
  • Lé lé lé
  • Yes yeees yees
  • Oh Madonna!!!
  • Iva

Les Maltais sont vraiment des personnes très accueillantes et chaleureuses, en cas de besoin les Maltais seront toujours là pour donner leur aide. J’ai beaucoup aimé leur style de vie, ils vivent très simplement et ça j’ai beaucoup aimé.

Qu’en est- il de Quad Consultancy?

Quelle entreprise!!!

De mon point de vue Quad est l’une des meilleures entreprises pour réaliser un stage. Pourquoi? C’est une entreprise très dynamique, qui est très ouverte d’esprit, mais aussi elle considère les stagiaires comme des éléments à part entière de l’entreprise, toute suggestion ou remarque effectuées par les stagiaires seront pris en compte.

Chez Quad j’ai beaucoup appris, pendant les 3 mois j’ai pu voir l’ensemble du processus de recrutement rendez-vous client, sourcing, prise de contact avec les candidats, participation aux entretiens d’embauche etc. j’ai vraiment apprécié qu’au fil des jours mes responsabilités aient augmentées.

Mais ce qui est spécial chez Quad c’est l’ambiance de travail qui est très décontractée et toujours dans la bonne humeur, on a beaucoup ri notamment grâce aux fameuses blagues de Mark.

Pour conclure c’était une expérience très enrichissante que je n’oublierais jamais. Je tiens à remercier l’ensemble de l’équipe et mes tuteurs de m’avoir accueillie, on s’est beaucoup amusés.

A bientot

Lindsay

Finally in Malta!!

Hello everyone !

My name is Lindsay, I am 22 and I come from Nantes, it is a city located in the North West of France. It is a city known for it’s cakes called “Biscuit Nantais”.

I have passed my Bachelors Degree in Human Ressources so I decided to move abroad for an internship to improve my English, but also to develop my skills in Human Resources. In fact, I have already worked as a Human Resources Assistant during my Bachelors Degree in a maritime shipping company. During this training I was in charge of making contrats, participating in the payroll process and organizing training for the seafarers. Thanks to this experience it made me want to continue my studies in this field.

I arrived in Malta on the 18th February and I literally love this place. The people are very friendly and kind except bus drivers sometimes are unpleasant. I rent a beautiful flat in Sliema near the ferry, I share this flat with 3 other girls who come from Japan and France. We are very close and do a lot of activities together like parties, dinners, or have a walk in Sliema.

I chose Malta for my internship because I wanted to discover another country, culture and also internationalize my resume for my future career. And the weather of course!!

I am doing my internship at Quad Consultancy for 3 months, my tasks will include participating at all the recruitment process, support the team and participate in some job interviews.

I am very exciting to work with these lovely people.

Lindsay

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Bonjour tous le monde!

Je me présente je m’appelle Lindsay j’ai 22 ans et je suis de Nantes. Nantes est une ville située au nord-ouest de la France. Cette charmante ville est connue pour ses délicieux biscuits nommés les Biscuits Nantais.

J’ai validé cette année ma licence professionnelle Gestionnaire des Ressources humaines, une fois celle-ci validé j’ai décidé de partir à l’étranger pour effectuer un stage professionnel dans le but d’améliorer mon anglais et mes compétences. En effet j’ai réalisé ma licence en alternance dans une entreprise maritime, j’avais le poste d’assistante RH, j’étais en charge de préparer les contrats, participer à la paie, préparer les formations pour les marins

Je suis arrivée à Malte le 18 février 2018, et j’aime vraiment ce pays. Les habitants sont très accueillants et gentils sauf les chauffeurs de bus qui sont souvent désagréable. J’habite dans un superbe appartement situé en plein centre de Sliema que je partage avec 3 autres filles originaire du Japon et de France. Nous sommes très proches et nous faisons beaucoup d’activités ensemble tel que sortir en soirée, préparer des dîners, ou bien se promener aux alentours de Sliema.

J’ai choisi de partir à Malte car j’avais envie de découvrir un autre pays, une culture différente je cherchais aussi à être dépayser et c’est le cas.
Mais avant tout je cherche à internationaliser mon CV pour ma futur carrière.

Je suis actuellement en stage chez Quad Consultancy pour 3 mois j’aurais pour mission de participer au processus de recrutement, accompagner l’équipe dans leurs tâches mais aussi participer aux recrutements.

J’ai hâte de travailler dans cette nouvelle équipe !

Lindsay

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Employee Retention

Employee retention is one of the major challenges every business faces the world over. Our Managing Director was recently invited by the Malta Employers’ Association to talk about this subject on their weekly TV programme.

During this brief programme, the speakers discussed the reasons why people leave organisations, and why they stay on.

Also, if you’d like to know more about employee retention strategies, please feel free to contact us at i[email protected].

How To Be A Bad Boss Effectively

by Mark J Galea

In my (wait a minute. Pause. Stop. I’m 41….so shall I describe my life as long, longish, or short, or relatively short?) professional life, I came across a number of books, articles and papers advising people how to be good or become better managers.

Every single piece of literature under this category aims at converting The Evil Witch/Queen into a whiter-than-white Snow White. I guess, that this creates a gap in the market. So how about addressing those people who want to play the villains at work? Someone needs to acknowledge and address these poor souls, right?

For this reason, I decided to come up with the Bad Boss’s Manual. Political correctness dictates that ignored minorities (or are bad bosses in the majority?) be accepted and embraced. By writing this manual, I feel that not only will they feel embraced, but they will also enjoy a reference guide….a sort of a satanic bible 🙂

Out of respect for generations X, Y and Z who lack enough patience to read articles but have enough time to “invest” in social media, I hereby present you with some brief points to help you become an even worse boss. These are my tips:

1) Empathy is for wusses: You are employed to get a job done. You were given a team to help you achieve YOUR goals….and bonus at the end of the year. Tough luck if they don’t like your style. The door is always open for them to leave and for their substitutes to come through. “Shape up or ship out”: THAT should be your mantra.

2) Terrorise your subordinates: The more your underlings fear you, the more productive they are. This also comes with the added benefit that no one will dare badmouth you. Ever. Not in private. Not in public. Actually, they will praise you with others (both inside and outside the company), and make sure that you get to know they did so. What could possibly give you better gratification than your underlings’ praise? On the flipside, look at how the “kind bosses” get criticised and denigrated in public (both openly and behind their back). Idiots!

3) Divide and conquer: Make sure that you have – at the very least – two factions in your team. Play to their weaknesses and make sure that you can effectively manipulate the weak and insecure team members. In such a scenario, your people will be elbowing each other to curry favour with you. To be in your good books. And while you’re at it, do encourage your underlings to spy on each other and report back to you (1984 style). Reward these loyal servants accordingly. Who can deny that this is a scenario that any manager dreams of?

4) Do your best to lose their trust: If your team fears you already, mistrust is a great bonus! You will become unpredictable in their eyes and THAT’S the one thing they clearly want to avoid. The last thing you want is for your underlings to feel safe. Remember that safe = complacent.

5) Make it clear that you play the political game, and that you have your own agendas: Nothing will make your people feel more insecure and terrorised than the fear of being left out of your grand plan. Actually, they will fight each other out for the leading role of your scheme. They will happily volunteer to do the dirty work for you. They will fight each other to the death like gladiators to climb the beanstalk and steal the magic harp from the giant. Make them play the political game like a video game: kill the ogres to score points. The more they kill, the higher the score…….Which gives me an idea. How about actually creating a leaderboard? No one would want to be at the bottom of the table, right? Muwahhhaaaahaaaaahaa.

6) Badmouth your underlings with other team members AND other managers: If you want to make sure that your underlings will treat you like a deity, you must prevent them from trusting you. Gossip as much as you can….and while you’re at it, make sure to add some of your spice. Go on. Spill the beans. Let them suffer and beg for your kindness.

7) Make sure they don’t trust you: Remember that trust also leads to complacency. If you earn the reputation of bad mouthing people, no one would want to fall victim of your rants. And what’s the best way for them to prevent this? By working hard to be in your good books….and to stay there.

8) Be angry all the time: No one likes to deal with angry people, and this would keep your underlings off your back. Would they dare bothering you with their personal problems? Of course not! Would they come up with some lame excuse for failing in their tasks? Unthinkable. Better still, no one likes to cross an angry manager. Who would be stupid enough to volunteer to fall victim of your wrath? No one should be that stupid, right? And if someone is that stupid, then they shouldn’t be on your team. This is an extremely effective way of getting things done, and achieve your goals.

9) Bark orders at your underlings: Nicities are for softies. Ditch any flowery language and make good use of your voice to show your people that you’re the boss. When ordering them around, make sure to bark your orders thus ensuring that your team is badgered into submission.

10) Be as unfair as possible: Make it clear that you have your own pets. That some animals are more equal than the others. Fairness is for the weak. You must also make sure to be unfair when rewarding your loyal servants. Kick logic and common sense out of the window. Make them crave and work hard for your favours. Convince them to turn their bitter disappointments (when you decide not to give them their rewards) into an even bigger strife for your favours.

11) Avoid consistency at all costs: Consistency makes you predictable; and you don’t want that, do you? Make sure that your underlings are constantly guessing what you’re scheming and that they can never be in a position to predict how you’re going to act. Spice this up by doing things in a diametrically opposed way to what you preach. Avoid acting like this all the time though, otherwise, you’d become consistent. After all, the element of surprise will keep your team motivated to follow your orders to the letter. You also need to master the art of dishonouring promises. Do it tactfully, and you’ll be laughing.

12) Clarity is a weakness: If you want to keep your team under control, make sure that your orders, instructions, and communication are as vague and convoluted as possible. This will inevitably make your underlings come to you asking for direction thus strengthening your power and forging their dependence on you.

13) Denigrate and ridicule your team in public: Make sure that you ridicule different individuals at least once a day. Quash their dreams. Make them understand that they are not worthy…..and keep on reminding them that there IS a reason (or more than one) why YOU are THE manager, and THEY are your servants. THEY are a means to an end. YOUR end. You’ll be amazed by the results you will achieve.

14) Take and keep complete control: Team members are like characters in a video game. You are the player holding the controller. Make sure that you dictate every single step. Every single move. There should be no room for individualism and personal ideas. YOU are the manager and YOU know best. Their role is to do what you say. To follow your instructions. You have no other option but to micromanage your underlings. You’re the only one who knows how every single task has to be carried out  😉

15) You know best: How dare they come up with ideas? How dare they suggest something that’s different to your way of doing things? How dare they question your you?There’s no room for suggestions or any form of discussion. This is yet another reason why micromanagement is the name of the game. Surely IF they were THAT good, THEY’d be managers, right?

16) Make them work hard for you: You will not tolerate anyone who dares to turn up late. It is also unacceptable for you that anyone dares to leave on time. Any “reasons” which – let’s face it – in reality, are excuses should be rubbished straight away. Make it clear that you expect your team to be at work early and leave as late as possible. You shouldn’t be happy to meet deadlines. Impress your bosses by finishing tasks before agreed deadlines. Needless to say, it’s OK for you to leave before any of your underlings.

17) Take all the credit for your underlings’ performance: This is precisely the reason why you need to hold the game controller. How can you claim success if you don’t have complete control? Make sure that your own bosses, your peers and your underlings know that your team’s excellent performance is SOLELY down to your input. If the company ever gets to lose you, there will be no tomorrow! They might as well shut down when you walk out the door.

18) Fire an employee every month: This will definitely keep them on their toes! Fire someone for the stupidest (and most illogical) of reasons, and you will see the team’s productivity soar. Keep this going every month, and you will be unstoppable. And remember: unstoppable = untouchable 😉

19) Hire underachievers: The more unemployable (for others) job candidates are, the more attractive they are for you. You will be the only one who gave them a job after weeks, months or years of searching. They will be forever grateful and will never, ever think of disobeying your orders. Furthermore, not a single one of these underlings will ever even think of dethroning you to take your job.

20) Surround yourself with yesmen: You already have to deal fellow managers and your bosses. Unfortunately, they don’t always do as you say. So why should you allow your underlings to add to the grief and frustration? You are the boss and their sole function is to march to your orders. Make sure that they clearly understand their place in your kingdom. Oops! I mean….department.

I will now leave you with this parting shot: always keep in mind that your decisions are irrevocable and final because, without a shadow of any doubt, you are always unquestionably right!

What Are You Waiting For?

by Mark J Galea

Many employers are outsourcing their payroll service to third parties, and here are some of the reasons why:

Free up time – Payroll computation is a time-consuming process. Outsourcing payroll can free up staff time to pursue more important value-added and revenue-generating activities, thus boosting productivity.

Reduce costs and boost productivity – In addition to the Payroll Administrator’s salary, as an employer you need to pay NI contributions; statutory bonuses and other entitlements; leave and sick leave (over 1 month of unproductive hours paid to an employee). The direct costs of processing payroll can be greatly reduced by outsourcing this function. In addition to enjoying great savings on the cost of employment, you will save the opportunity cost (not to mention once again the lack of productivity) spent on time dedicated to hiring any possible replacements for long absences and backfills. When, you also factor in other expenses related to the investment and maintenance of hardware and software (yearly updates, license renewals, maintenance agreements etc), you will realise that the saving you make by outsourcing payroll is actually much bigger.

Ensure confidentiality – By outsourcing this function, you are reducing the number of people within your company who are privy to information related to pay packages, pay rises, and other information that can easily be leaked to other parties within the company.

Ensure continuity – If your Payroll Administrator falls ill, or needs to take leave around the end of the month, the timely issuance of employee’s pays and salaries will disrupt other operations (it’s usually Finance that takes the hit). Pays and salaries need to go out on time in order not to demoralise your employees. When outsourcing your payroll function, you are protecting your business from these risks.

Alleviate the pain – In-house payroll is a headache at best and a nightmare at worst. By outsourcing this function, you will eliminate a tiresome source of regular pain.

Avoid technology headaches – A constant question is whether they have the latest version of their payroll software and the most recent tax and NI bands installed on their computer. Using the wrong tax computations will result in penalties and big employee dissatisfaction.

Leverage outside payroll expertise – Most business professionals tend to be so focussed on meeting targets set by ambitious budgets, that they tend to overlook constantly changing regulations (both statutory and those issued by the EU), yearly changes in NI categories, and frequent changes in tax bands.

Losing the Payroll Administrator – If your Payroll Administrator gets a new job, you will have to spend considerable time and money looking for a resource that is getting scarcer due to a number of different reasons. Consequently, salaries for Payroll Administrators are shooting up. Using an outside service eliminates that business risk.