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A fresh take on recruitment: New recruit Holly Dimes shares her experience so far

Posted on: July 18th, 2016

To tell you the truth, my degree was in fashion. When I graduated, no one (me included) would have guessed I’d end up in recruitment. But here I am, and loving every minute of it. I guess the problem with me and fashion was that it’s so London...

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Job growth in South West up 14% on last year

Posted on: July 13th, 2016

New data has revealed that despite the social and economic concerns following the UK's Brexit vote, advertised jobs are in fact still growing, the Recruitment Buzz website reports. According to recently released figures from job website CV Lib...

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Allergy absence about to hit annual high

Posted on: July 11th, 2016

According to figures recently reported on the HR Review website, UK businesses are set to lose £455 million across July and August, the highest months for absences associated with allergies. Research by absence management company FirstCare, who...

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Has the Brexit result put UK jobs at risk?

Posted on: July 5th, 2016

The EU referendum is on everyone's minds, and whichever way you voted it's clear that the UK is now going through a period of great uncertainty. With the national economy and currency on the line, many people are understandably concerned about wh...

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4 ways to boost your employees’ potential

Posted on: July 4th, 2016

We all know that the key to a successful business is knowing your customers: it's all about the customer journey, customer experience and customer relationship management. In fact, today's businesses are so busy putting the customer first that they f...

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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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