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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

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

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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New REC report shows that a third of businesses are ready to hire to drive growth

Posted on: October 3rd, 2016

Since the UK voted to leave the European Union, business confidence has taken a nosedive. However, it hasn't dampened spirits on the subject of recruitment. According to a new report, companies need to hire more permanent and temporary staff in o...

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New Employment Laws from October

Posted on: September 30th, 2016

It's the start of a new season and it looks like Autumn is going to be a busy time for HR professionals, as the government introduces a string of changes to employment law. Here are some of the laws that are changing or coming into force from Oct...

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5 behaviours that cause employee burnout

Posted on: September 28th, 2016

Employee burnout. It's one of those phrases that has become overused and misused. Many of us will have experienced some degree of burnout at work: feeling exhausted, detached and irritable. As a result, our job satisfaction and productivity level...

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Big guns join forces to beat annoying ads

Posted on: September 22nd, 2016

Some of the world's biggest brands are joining together to help resolve the one thing most of us hate about using the internet: irritating adverts. As Marketing Week recently reported, a new coalition featuring the likes of Google, Facebook, U...

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Job market strong despite Brexit and summer slump

Posted on: September 19th, 2016

Despite fears about the Brexit vote being disastrous for the UK job market, the latest data from CV-Library suggests that it has stood firm against it - as well as the usual 'summer slowdown' - the Recruiting Times website reports. After analy...

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6 Benefits Of Building A Multi-Generational Workforce

Posted on: September 8th, 2016

For the first time ever, employers can theoretically have five generations working alongside one another. Age ain't nothing but a number, so that's a good thing, right? Most employers would say they are looking for as diverse a workforce as po...

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How Telling The Right Story Can Help You Ace That Interview

Posted on: September 7th, 2016

When preparing for an interview, you will probably do the usual things such as reading up about the company and hirers, or formulating answers to typically-asked questions like "What would you say is your worst trait?" But have you ever though...

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Workplace Maternity Rules – Don’t Get Caught Out!

Posted on: September 5th, 2016

  Whether you're an employer or an employee, the rules surrounding maternity leave and returning to work after having a child can be confusing. We thought it would be helpful for both sides if we shared some common examples of incidents t...

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Why marketers shouldn’t turn their backs on tablets

Posted on: August 24th, 2016

With people relying on their smartphones more than ever - from buying clothes to applying for a job, to booking a holiday - you could be mistaken for thinking the age of the tablet was over. After all, if the iPhone 6 is anything to go by, phone ...

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