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Office sweepstakes – are they legal?

Posted on: June 29th, 2016

With Euro 2016 underway and Wimbledon and the Olympics just around the corner, offices all over the country are seeing colleagues stick some money in an envelope for a good old office sweepstake. But what are the legalities of staff having a flut...

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Fake ads catching out unsuspecting job seekers

Posted on: June 22nd, 2016

New research has revealed that UK job hunters are not particularly savvy when it comes to recognising a job scam, the PayStream website reports. With so many job advertisements and applications now taking place online, through job sites, searc...

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5 signs you’re ready for management

Posted on: June 14th, 2016

Take a look at where you are in your career right now. What do you see? Someone who is happy with their current role? Or someone who is keen to make the next step up the career ladder? If it’s the latter, chances are you would make a great mana...

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Why you should let your staff listen to dance music

Posted on: June 8th, 2016

If you're the kind of boss who doesn't see the need to have music playing in the office, you may have to re-think your approach. And we're not necessarily talking about playing Mozart or Beethoven to stimulate your workers' minds; according to a ...

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The rise of individualised marketing

Posted on: May 26th, 2016

In the ever-changing world of marketing, it's important to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and trends. Everyone in the industry has heard of personalisation, but a growing number are realising the importance of the next step: individ...

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How to manage a mobile workforce

Posted on: May 24th, 2016

Are you helping drive forward the remote workforce revolution? If so, you’ll no doubt have been attracted by the benefits that employing a team of remote workers brings: greater productivity, happier staff members, higher retention rates and re...

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Receptionist sets up a petition against a high heels dress policy

Posted on: May 19th, 2016

It's 2016, so it would be pretty ridiculous if employers were able to specify that their female staff wore high heels, wouldn't it? Well that appears to be the case, and one receptionist - who was sent home from work for not adhering to her emplo...

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Gender pay gap reporting – are you up to speed?

Posted on: May 12th, 2016

  Just because the gender pay gap reporting legislation doesn't come into effect until October, doesn't mean that it's too early for HR departments to start preparing for their obligations. In fact, some employers will have to gather gend...

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How to beat tech stress at work

Posted on: May 11th, 2016

Technology boosts efficiency – yes. Technology encourages creativity – certainly. Technology improves communication – absolutely. However, for all the benefits that technology has brought to our working lives, it also comes with a few downs...

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Brands need to spend more on video, say leading marketing experts

Posted on: April 27th, 2016

New research has found that the majority of senior marketers do not think that brands are investing enough money in video marketing content, Campaign Live reports. According to the Video Content for Engagement report, conducted by the Content ...

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How to cope when key employees move on

Posted on: April 26th, 2016

You may not want to hear this (or admit it to yourself) but there will come a time when new and better jobs will entice away your most talented people. Alternatively, your top talent may eventually become tired of what they're doing and seek new ...

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South West Enjoys A 3% Rise In Employment

Posted on: April 20th, 2016

April 20, 2016 The South West certainly seems to be having something of a 'moment', and nowhere is this more evident than in its thriving jobs market. Don't believe me? Well according to new figures recently reported by the Plymouth Herald, th...

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