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Is employee wellbeing high up on your agenda?

Employee wellbeing has become bit of a buzz word in recent years, moving from being something that the Google and Apples of the world do, to something that has made it’s way to the agenda of many smaller organisations.  But what is it and how can you implement a wellbeing strategy into your workplace?  We Read more about Is employee wellbeing high up on your agenda?[…]

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What to put in your cover letter?

Cover letters may not play the same role in recruitment as they have in the past, in fact your cover letter might not be a letter at all.  More of a supporting statement added to an email or a job board application. Whatever form it take there is still a need for additional information to Read more about What to put in your cover letter?[…]

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3 ways to create a more human workplace

Guest blog: Ashley Lipman Most people spent a bulk of their lives at work, yet these places aren’t always fulfilling and welcoming. Do you usually wake up in the morning feeling excited to go to work? If so, you’re in the minority. Whether you’re left wanting more connections in the workplace, or you don’t agree Read more about 3 ways to create a more human workplace[…]

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Why you shouldn’t give up your job search in the summer…

The school holidays are fast approaching, or already here for those in Scotland. Rush hour will be slightly less hectic as large chunks of workers head off on their summer holidays. But if you’re looking for a new job it can feel like the whole country has gone on a go-slow… Emails are met with Read more about Why you shouldn’t give up your job search in the summer…[…]

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Performing under pressure – what we can learn from the world of sport

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past week, you can’t have escaped the football fever that’s gripped the nation. I am by no means a football fan, but I’ve still spent most of today feeling slighting nervous and anxious about tonight’s game. I dread to think how Gareth Southgate and his team Read more about Performing under pressure – what we can learn from the world of sport[…]

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How to stay productive in the heat….

The sun is shining and for once it seems that Mother Nature is listening to the calendar and we’re getting a bit of a summer (fingers crossed I’ve not jinxed it now). The sun works wonders, puts a spring in your step, a smile on your face… That is until you’re sat at a desk Read more about How to stay productive in the heat….[…]

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If you want to attract millennials, then you need to embrace flexible working…

Although I have a slight issue with the term millennial, (I’m not really sure how such a diverse group of people with differing wants and needs can be grouped together under a single term) you can’t argue with the fact that endless pieces of research, including this latest piece by Totaljobs, all confirm the same Read more about If you want to attract millennials, then you need to embrace flexible working…[…]

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Retail crisis – the elephant in the room?

  As the CEO of a business that specialises in helping people facing redundancy, I’ve been taking a close interest in the unfolding retail crisis. Just today we’ve seen House of Fraser announce the potential closure of 31 stores with the loss of up to 6,000 jobs. And that was followed by news that Poundworld Read more about Retail crisis – the elephant in the room?[…]

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