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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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Big guns join forces to beat annoying ads

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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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How To Ace A Video Interview

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Posted on: August 19th, 2016

  You've always been told that a firm handshake and a warm smile are key to making a good impression at a job interview. However, the growing trend for video interviews may mean you need a smile that is extra special. This digital approac...

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‘What’s Your Current Salary?’ Question To Become Illegal?

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Posted on: August 18th, 2016

More than four decades after the Equal Pay Act was introduced, the gender pay gap is yet to be eliminated. But a new law recently passed in the US – preventing hirers from asking candidates about their current salary – hopes to find a solutio...

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Should you make employees check emails after hours?

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Posted on: August 12th, 2016

In our digital and constantly-connected world, it's all too easy to log back into your work network when you get home, or check your emails on a Friday night when you should be doing far more fun things. While constant connectivity can be hugely b...

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Later-life employment hits 32-year high

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Posted on: August 4th, 2016

New data has revealed that men and women are working longer into their lives, with employment rates for the over-50s recently hitting a 32-year high, the Professional Adviser website reports. According to official figures from the Department o...

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