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Video Interview? Help!

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Posted on: September 15th, 2017

Video Interview? Help! The evolution of technology has introduced convenient, accessible and cost effective ways in which to interview potential employees. We’ve noticed a number of our clients leaning towards the video interview, live and recor...

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The true cost of a bad hire is revealed!

Posted on: July 7th, 2017

We all know that recruitment mistakes can be costly but what is the true cost of a bad hire? Well, a new report from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation has revealed just that. According to the findings, the total cost of a bad hire...

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6 reasons to pay your staff as much as you can

Posted on: June 6th, 2017

There have been various stories in the press of late about the growing number of weird and wonderful employee benefits. From offering paw-ternity leave to paying for employees' weddings, employers are seemingly coming up with more weird and wonde...

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Five employee perks small companies can implement to compete with larger employers

Posted on: May 10th, 2017

Company perks are seemingly becoming more elaborate. Google offers everything from nap rooms to free branded bikes, while Facebook reportedly contributes financially towards helping female staff freeze their eggs. So, the big question is: can ...

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9 employment law changes coming into force this April

Posted on: April 11th, 2017

April is the month when changes to employment legislation come into force, meaning it's a busy time for employers and HR professionals. This year is certainly no exception, with April anticipating a range of new laws that businesses of all shapes...

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1 in 3 Brits lie to partner about where their salary goes

Posted on: March 14th, 2017

Most people are fairly honest in the workplace, right? We certainly trust our co-workers here at Lucy Bristow! But what about at home? Well, as the HRnews website recently reported, new research suggests many of us Brits are lying to our partners.....

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Quarter of Bristol workers plan to change jobs in 2017

Posted on: February 8th, 2017

Whether you're looking to make a hire or looking for a new job yourself, the Bristol jobs market is set to be filled with candidates, as reports suggest that more than a quarter of Bristolian employees are on the hunt for a new role this year. As ...

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6 new year work resolutions you should make today

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Posted on: January 10th, 2017

It's the start of a new year, which means many of us will be looking for ways to improve ourselves. Whether it's shedding a few pounds or finding a new hobby, New Year's is the time for making promises and resolutions that will hopefully last bey...

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Christmas – a chance to get ahead of the game!

Posted on: December 7th, 2016

Christmas - a chance to get ahead of the game! So, it’s that busy time of year again, full of fun, festivities and one too many glasses of mulled wine. But if you’re thinking of a change in job role, one word of advice - don’t put it off...

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Bristol ranked as 4th most inspiring city in the world!

Posted on: December 5th, 2016

If you're considering which city to relocate to or find work in, never mind London - Bristol beats the big smoke hands down! You may think we're being biased, but don't just take our word for it - Bristol was recently named the fourth most inspir...

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New English language rules for public-sector workers

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Posted on: November 8th, 2016

  New rules will come into force later this month, dictating that public-sector workers in customer-facing roles must be sufficiently fluent in the English language – or in Wales, English or Welsh – the Personnel Today website has rep...

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Mental health issues need more support in the workplace

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Posted on: October 7th, 2016

Mental health issues are not uncommon in the workplace; in fact, some studies suggest that our constant connectivity is making employees more stressed than ever before. But unfortunately, as a recent article on the HR Magazine website highlights,...

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