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Is outplacement the new must have employee benefit?

I read and shared this article recently on LinkedIn, written by a fairly recent graduate in the USA it promotes the importance of outplacement and why ‘millennials’ should seek out an employer that offers it. It made me think – is outplacement now a benefit that candidates are seeking and should employers state that they Read more about Is outplacement the new must have employee benefit?[…]

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Tips for handling the redundancy process

As an employer taking the decision to make redundancies whether a few or many is a tough, and one no business leader ever wants to make.  While we’ve been out of the last recession for a few years and have seen good growth within the UK economy, redundancies are still occurring. The recent collapse of Read more about Tips for handling the redundancy process[…]

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Employment Law Update – Autumn 2017

We know that it can be hard to keep abreast of the latest changes to employment law. Which is why we have asked legal experts, Gateley Plc, to produce an Employment Law Update covering the key changes that took affect this autumn. This edition covers the legal implications of our exit from the EU and Read more about Employment Law Update – Autumn 2017[…]

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5 steps to help reduce employee stress levels

Stress – something that most people will experience at some point during their lives, but that many won’t talk about.  It’s the elephant in many a room, sitting in the corner being ignored.  But stress, its causes and its impact, is something that should be discussed openly, in both a personal and professional context. Today’s Read more about 5 steps to help reduce employee stress levels[…]

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How to deal with bullying in the workplace…

Unfortunately bullying isn’t just confined to the school playground. For many bullying in the workplace is a reality and something they have to endure on a daily basis.  As the recent expose of Harvey Weinstein has shown someone in a position of power has the ability to use that power to their advantage, to bully Read more about How to deal with bullying in the workplace…[…]

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Personal branding: will social media come back to haunt me?

In the age of the internet you can’t afford to forget about personal branding when job hunting. I was listening to the radio the other day and heard a really interesting statistic: apparently over 50% of employers in London openly admit to checking potential recruits’ social media activities before making hiring decisions. As I’ve subsequently Read more about Personal branding: will social media come back to haunt me?[…]

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Making first impressions count

Making first impressions count is vital when looking for a new role. Before they meet you most employers will take have built a picture of you from a variety of sources. They will have looked at your CV and probably your LinkedIn profile. They may have received a summary from a recruitment agent.  Of course Read more about Making first impressions count[…]

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Networking for job seekers – top 5 tips 

Networking is one of the most effective activities if you are looking a new role and is a skill every job seeker should develop.  Networking has a number of advantages. It can help you find out about jobs before they are widely advertised. Often jobs aren’t advertised at all and networking is an effective way Read more about Networking for job seekers – top 5 tips […]