Holidays: Your rights and options

Holidays: Your rights and options

There is a worrying trend in the world of recruitment to present statutory rights and / or standard practice as some sort of act of generosity. Proclamations of flexible working and holiday time often only show that the company is compliant rather than revolutionary. This is our guide to seeing through the hype regarding holiday […]

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Employee Wellbeing: Making it Central to Your Business

Employee Wellbeing: Making it Central to Your Business

Employee wellbeing may be the buzzword of the moment, especially in January but what does that actually mean and how can you make your commitment more than shallow soundbites? Successful employee wellbeing initiatives can bring extraordinary change to your organisation by creating a more inspired team, increase retention rates, reduce absence and generally make a […]

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How to be a great team player

How to be a great team player

Every employer wants to hire a great team player but what does that mean and how do you demonstrate your team player credentials? What is a great team player? When companies ask for team players they mean they want someone who pulls together and doesn’t alienate other members of staff. It doesn’t mean that you […]

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Hiring Your First Employee – Part 2

Hiring Your First Employee – Part 2

So you’re wanting to hire your first employee? Read Part 1 first! In this second part to our guide we talk you through the beginning of the hiring process. Next time we’ll be giving you tips on conducting the perfect first employee interview. Who gets through to interview? You have a pile of CVs, either […]

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Hiring Your First Employee – Part 1

Hiring Your First Employee – Part 1

Hiring your first employee is a significant milestone in the business owner’s journey. First employees are often hired when your personal workload has spiralled and the process can be rushed to fulfil an instant need. These are our tips for new business owners to ensure your new hire is a cost effective, inspiring asset to […]

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The Benefits of Being Assertive

The Benefits of Being Assertive

Assertiveness is one of those concepts in business that seems to divide opinion. It is viewed as either a) a really good thing that is essential to being a successful human being or b) an excuse to be obnoxious, domineering and aggressive. Of course, in reality it is neither and being assertive is not really […]

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