Lucy Bristow Blog

The rise of individualised marketing

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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The Line Between Active and Passive Job Hunting is Blurred

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Posted on: April 13th, 2016

  April 13, 2016 Newly released figures have revealed a bizarre job-seeking culture emerging in the UK, where people are regularly searching and applying for jobs despite being in full-time employment; what's more, they seem to be doin...

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10 questions you should ask at the end of an interview

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Posted on: April 12th, 2016

If you've made it to interview your job search is clearly going well. As you prepare for that interview your focus will naturally be on how you'll answer the questions you'll be asked. Thinking about your previous experiences, achievements and an...

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4 top tips for being a good manager

Posted on: April 11th, 2016

Lucy Bristow's Operations Director Heather Froud reveals her secrets of management success learnt over 33 years in the recruitment business. People have plenty to say about their managers. There's the good: He's a great leader; she's an inspir...

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3 new mobile marketing trends revealed

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Posted on: April 7th, 2016

What skills are marketing firms looking for now, and what are they looking for in the near future? If you work in the industry, it's important to stay on top of the latest changes and developments so that you can ensure your skill-set is always r...

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