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Lunchtime reading for HR professionals and recruitment agencies

Top Tips for Hiring the Best Talent

Posted by Will Dolby on 14/09/15 14:28

For a small company, the quality of its employees has a huge influence on its success. But when the pressure is on to hire someone quickly (as is often the case in a small business), mistakes and poor choices are easily made.

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Topics: Employment, Recruitment, Business

Jermain Defoe Seeks Extraordinary Executive Personal Assistant

Posted by Will Dolby on 26/08/15 10:05

Sunderland striker, Jermain Defoe is looking for an executive assistant to help organise his busy schedule. But it’s not your regular assistant role.

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Topics: Recruitment, Business

How To Create A Great Culture At Your Company

Posted by Will Dolby on 25/08/15 16:47

Take a look around. What’s it like in your office? Are people wandering round looking like silent zombies, afraid to speak out or, dare we say it, have fun?

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Topics: Business, Human Resources, Start-ups

The Unwritten Rules of the Workplace

Posted by Joe Sammells on 21/08/15 09:27

Despite stating in your CV you have all the skills to 'hit the ground running', finding your feet in a new role always takes a bit of time. There is only so much you can learn from an employee handbook and previous experience. 

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Topics: Business, Start-ups

10 myths about entrepreneurs

Posted by Sara Jones on 19/08/15 09:30

Think you know what an entrepreneur is?

Most of us would claim we do. That it’s “a person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit.” (Thanks, Google.) 

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, Business, Start-ups

The Best Cities In Britain To Be A Start-Up

Posted by Simon Swan on 29/07/15 16:07

If you have delusions of business grandeur, there’s never been a better time to go it alone. According to StartUp Britain, a whopping great 581,173 new businesses were registered in 2014 and that number looks to increase this year.

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Topics: Business, Start-ups

Mo' Money, Mo' Problems – ONS Release Employment Figures

Posted by Will Dolby on 15/07/15 10:20

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the latest UK employment stats earlier today. The number of people in work has dipped slightly from the three months to February 2015, to 73.3%. However, it’s good news for those of us in work, with wages up 3.2% (including bonuses).

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Topics: Employment, Recruitment, Business

Budget 2015 - What It Means For You

Posted by Will Dolby on 08/07/15 15:33

So George Osborne dusted off that famous red suitcase again today. We all got our dibbers out ready to play Budget 2015 Bingo, with words like “Northern Powerhouse”, “budget security” and “responsibility”, all getting over played.

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Topics: Business

When Do You Start Delegating Recruitment, If Ever?

Posted by Will Dolby on 07/07/15 10:51

As any manager knows, there are some things you simply can’t delegate. And for successful managers, it might be difficult to let go of one of the most important parts of the job – recruitment.

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Topics: Recruitment, Online Recruitment, Business, Start-ups

How to Stop a Candidate Taking a Counter Offer

Posted by Sara Jones on 01/07/15 10:00

Congratulations! You’ve gone through the hiring process and found yourself a brilliant candidate. Not only someone who can do the job, but someone who glows with positivity, passion… and has also promised to bake cakes every day and buy everyone a beer on Fridays.

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Topics: Employment, Recruitment, Business, Human Resources