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5 Ideas To Beat The Post Holiday Blues

August 20, 2019 . 10:33 am

5 Ideas To Beat The Post Holiday Blues

Holidays are almost always brilliant even if things don’t go to plan. The break itself is holiday enough giving us all a brief opportunity to cut the cord from work and think about something else for a change. However, for many of us there is no escape from the inevitable downer that often sets in […]

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5 Holiday Season Out Of Office Templates (free!)

August 19, 2019 . 9:59 am

5 Holiday Season Out Of Office Templates (free!)

The school summer holidays may be nearing an end but for those of us without kids, September marks the start of the more affordable holiday period. With just a couple of weeks to go its time to start thinking about your exit strategy to do list. Last on the list will be your email out […]

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Flexible work options are crucial to retaining top talent, according to a FlexJobs survey

August 14, 2019 . 9:02 am

Flexible work options are crucial to retaining top talent, according to a FlexJobs survey

One-third of workers said they have left a job because the company didn’t offer flexible work opportunities like working from home and flexible scheduling, according to FlexJobs’ annual survey released Wednesday. Currently, 16% of employees said they are searching for a new job because of flexibility issues.  The report surveyed more than 7,300 employees to determine how […]

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UK SMEs Plan To Grow According To Survey

July 23, 2019 . 10:59 am

UK SMEs Plan To Grow According To Survey

(1 min read) A recent government survey reports nearly three quarters of Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SME) plan to attack their markets prioritising growth and service improvement with new business sales, staff up-skilling, process improvement and recruitment high on the agenda. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s survey  focused on SME growth […]

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Employees Secretly Recording Meetings May Not Be Gross Misconduct

July 23, 2019 . 10:32 am

Employees Secretly Recording Meetings May Not Be Gross Misconduct

(30 sec read) An Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that staff covertly recording conversations spoken during meetings at work may not always be considered as gross misconduct. In fact, the tribunal stated that it is acceptable in specific cases when, for example, an employee may be concerned about misrepresentation. In this case, Tatiana Stockman, […]

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Are Your Hiring Managers Leaving Your Business Vulnerable?

July 1, 2019 . 10:42 am

Are Your Hiring Managers Leaving Your Business Vulnerable?

(2 min read) Managers are paid to lead, organise and motivate. Most have successfully risen through the ranks before being rewarded with management opportunities to inspire others to follow in their glory. However, despite their professional strengths they are unlikely to have ever received formal training on how to interview and recruit someone. Business leaders […]

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5 Crazy But True Interview Tales

June 25, 2019 . 11:02 am

5 Crazy But True Interview Tales

(1 min read) Are you sitting comfortably? You probably won’t be after reading these crazy but true short recruitment stories from our experiences with candidates and employers.  Without further waffle, let us begin…  Life in the fast lane Barbara was cutting it fine. Racing along in the outside lane she had just 20 minutes to […]

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3 Ways to Improve IT Recruitment in Brexit Threatened Sectors

June 12, 2019 . 11:50 am

3 Ways to Improve IT Recruitment in Brexit Threatened Sectors

If you’re looking to recruit an IT professional you’ve probably found it harder than expected. Worse, if you’re in an industry seriously threatened by Brexit your recruitment problems are likely to be much worse.  May’s UK Job Market report from KPMG and REC details a rise in vacancies and an inevitable drop in candidate availability […]

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IR35 is changing: What does this mean for you?

May 29, 2019 . 3:48 pm

IR35 is changing: What does this mean for you?

There’s a lot of confusion right now about IR35; what it is, why it’s changing and what those changes will mean for the millions of self-employed contract workers currently operating in the UK. Although many of the proposed changes to IR35 legislation are not yet set in stone, we have put together some helpful information […]

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