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Are My Recruitment Teams Going Through a March Slump?

January has come and gone. Your stellar recruitment team had started the year on an energetic high, excited by a fresh year and decade. But, now that March has arrived, that energy has evaporated (maybe even your own has diminished slightly). How can you motivate your workforce during this March slump? Nimesh Shah from Feel Good…

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7 Ways to Start a Discussion on Pay Rise

In 2019, UK wages saw the fastest rise in just over a decade, increasing by 3.9% in just three months according to research by Instant Offices. With wages increasing at a faster rate than inflation since 2018, statistics released by the Office of National Statistics show the average weekly income for full-time workers has seen…

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The Most In-Demand Skills For Employers

Finding the right skill to learn can be difficult, especially if you’re taking a step towards a completely different career. Putting in the time and effort to learn a skill from scratch for there to be little to no jobs available is an important aspect that you need to be wary of. Although this shouldn’t…

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6 Tips for Navigating a Merger or Acquisition

Mergers and acquisitions are a common reality for many industries, particularly the tech sector. Every year, billions of dollars change hands as a result of corporate consolidation. In 2019 alone, there were 3,590 technology industry acquisitions and mergers. With new technologies constantly being developed and introduced to the market as well as pressure from customers…

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Emojis in the Workplace

Try and send a message without using an Emoji. Go on, I dare you? With people like my mum, who can’t read or write English, Emojis seem to be a global language nearly everyone is comfortable using – even in the workplace. But should they be restricted for personal use only or is there room…

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The Creative Industry’s Roadmap to 2030

Let’s Create is the most recent strategy from Arts Council England looking at promoting the arts across the UK for “every person in every town, village, and city” over the next ten years. Disadvantaged communities are particularly noted as a focus in this report. This has to be a priority and something that both I…

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The State of Women in the Home Services Industry and Tips for Success

To be successful in any industry hard work, positive relationships and a willingness to learn is a must. However, it often takes more than that to be successful in the specific industries and the home services industries, like HVAC, pest control, plumbing, cleaning services, and more, are a great example of this. Women, for instance,…

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How Apprenticeship Employers Can Unlock the Potential of TikTok

TikTok has taken the social media world by storm. With Generation Z embracing the short-form video-sharing app in their millions, what does this mean for employers needing to reach teenagers? We used National Apprenticeship Week to investigate. TikTok: The new kid on the block… It was the world’s second most downloaded app in 2019, second…

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Why Office Romances Should be Allowed to Blossom

Office romances take place in every workplace, no matter where in the world you are. Some last a lifetime, literally, while others fizzle out often causing an awkward atmosphere in the office for a while. But is it really a sackable offence to get into a relationship with a co-worker? Recent research commissioned by Perkbox…