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

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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

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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

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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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