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Students: This is How You Should Prepare for the Job Market

For many who look back at their university experience, the year that generates the least nostalgia is the final one. Sure, you still had a great time and loved the environment, but you couldn't ignore work with the abandon of the previous two years. At certain points, you were undoubtedly drowning in a sea of essays, exam preparation and dreaded dissertation deadlines. But should academia be the sole focus of a final year ...

Published: Tue 27 September 2016

If You're in Sales, Then This is How to Combat Stress at Work

With the number of people we've had on our site recently looking for Sales recruitment agencies, we'd imagine that there are a lot of you out there wanting tips on how to succeed in this stressful yet rewarding (and potentially very lucrative) career.Of all the reasons that Salespeople fail, stress is a major one - so let's take a look at how to relieve stress at work ... "Sooner or later, you'll regret it if you spend ...

Published: Wed 21 September 2016

Future-proof Jobs: Survive the Automation Apocalypse

Much like The Godfather and Terminator movies, the second instalment of my automation in the workplace series will be even better. Think of this sequel more of a Judgement Day rather than a Salvation. In this part we focus on how to make yourself indispensable to the machines, take a more detailed look at which industries will be most affected, and investigate how universities and schools will adapt to cope with the brave ...

Published: Mon 19 September 2016

How has construction output been affected by the EU referendum?

Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show a decline in construction output. Here, we take a look at what effect the EU referendum has had on this and how the industry expects the decline in output to affect employment.Breakdown of the data[BQ]One encouraging piece of information came in the knowledge that in the second quarter of 2016, there was an 8.6% growth in new construction orders. This was ...

Published: Fri 16 September 2016

Psychometric Tests: Are They Beneficial to Recruitment?

Quick question; do you use psychometric testing when recruiting? Yes? Well, have you ever stopped to think WHY you use psychometric testing when recruiting?Although the recruitment process has always relied heavily on CVs and job interviews, aptitude and personality tests have remained just as ever-present amongst three-quarters of employers.In case you've been a little slow on the uptake, we've compiled a simple guide to psychometric ...

Published: Tue 13 September 2016

5 Tips For Keeping Your Employees Fit

Have you ever considered what impact your working environment is having on the health and fitness of employees? The combination of stress, convenience eating and hours spent stationary can have long term effects on both your staff and your business.If you want to improve the wellbeing of your workforce, here are 5 tips for keeping your employees fit - regardless of how much time they spend chained to a desk. Bike to work ...

Published: Fri 09 September 2016

FMB Survey reveals encouraging post-Brexit signs for SME house builders

A survey from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has shown the majority of house builders have not been affected in the wake of the EU Referendum. The survey, which asked more than 100 SME house builders in England about their situation since the country voted to leave the EU in June, resulted in almost 69% saying their decisions have yet to be influenced by the referendum. Results for this survey were collected ...

Published: Wed 07 September 2016

Health and Safety Fails: the 'seriously unsafe' safety mask

Do you remember when you were a kid? Back when you would use your child-like creativity to pretend a toilet roll was a rocket ship, or a washing line was a zip wire for your Action Man? Well this week's tool appears to have reimagined the humble plastic bucket as a stand-in safety mask. It takes no Einstein to work out why this is a no-no when it comes to health and safety, and has lead to me producing an article I never ...

Published: Wed 07 September 2016

6 Reasons Employers Should Allow Smartphones in the Workplace

Of all the topics in the modern workplace, the use of smartphones and other personal communication devices has to be one of the most divisive. Mobile phones have got into almost every aspect of our lives nowadays, but many old school employers have a knee-jerk reaction against their use at work. Let's have a look at just some of the reasons that this is an outdated way of thinking and that smartphones actually help to make ...

Published: Tue 06 September 2016

Instaprofit: How to Use Snapchat and Instagram for Business

As two of the fastest growing social networks in the world, Snapchat and Instagram present businesses with a unique and exciting marketing opportunity. While the current commercial uptake remains slow, the momentum is building and it won't be long before your business starts to look at ways to use these platforms effectively. But why wait until then? This article looks at the advantages of incorporating Snapchat and Instagram ...

Published: Mon 05 September 2016
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