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6 things never to say at work

Whilst the Village People proved to us that actions can indeed speak louder than words, the unwritten minefield that is the office has ensured that anything you say can and will be used to paint a picture of you both as a person and a professional (and occasionally held against you in a court of law). Now while the old adage of think before you speak seems more fitting for the playground than the water cooler, it appears to ...

Published: Thu 09 October 2014

Tea vs Coffee Drinkers: who are the better workers?

Though they hardly draw up the film noir image of silhouettes and dodgy deals, tea & coffee's status as the UK's favourite legal 'high' has forever been proclaimed by Nes-caffeine purveyors and 'expert' leaf readers *cough cough*.Now while these steaming cups of willpower have been long time sponsors of the rat race, tea and coffee drinkers will frequently debate the benefits of their chosen elixir, often quoting the health ...

Published: Wed 01 October 2014

5 best apps for your life as a recruiter

As we all succumb to the whim of technological progress, the world of recruitment certainly isn't exempt from the digitally advancing 21st century.Since the emergence of online job boards at the turn of the millenium, the digital evolution of the recruitment industry has seen it reap the benefits of social media and is now beginning to move into employment on the go. Mobile recruitment is still in its early stages but removing ...

Published: Wed 24 September 2014

Flexitime assessed

With the work-life balance becoming increasingly one sided, flextime to many is the counterweight that bridges the gap between home and office. The notion of flextime generally requires employees to be in the office for a core time of the day with the periods either side of this being considered optional. While most would probably be inclined to take up the option of not turning in at all, staff are obliged to make up a certain ...

Published: Wed 24 September 2014

Maternity leave rights

There may be a million things on your pre-due day checklist, but 'maternity leave' will inevitably be on there amongst 'read every name from Aaron to Zebedee' and 're-repaint the baby's room.' While all mums-to-be are entitled to some form of maternity leave, learning the full rights and terms of your pregnancy induced absence is about as confusing as installing that new 'state of the art' car seat. Though it might not seem ...

Published: Tue 09 September 2014

Office newbie survival guide; your first day explained

If 80's pop icons *cough* have taught us anything, it's that the work induced dread of a monday morning is as about unwelcome as a Duran Duran tribute act. Now while the words of Geldof and The Bangles is hardly gospel, the familiar sense of foreboding at the start of a working week is nothing when compared to the vexed butterflies born from the prospect of a new job. Embarking on a new career path is one of life's guaranteed ...

Published: Tue 09 September 2014

How to deal with a smelly employee

People come in all different shapes, sizes and unfortunately smells and a pungent aroma can have a negative impact on workplace morale, teamwork and relationships between your team. Despite it being an awkward topic to confront someone about, it should not be left to fester. The employee is representing your company and you don't want to leave potential clients with a bad taste in their mouth.Dealing With ComplaintsAs a manager ...

Published: Tue 09 September 2014

Superheroes with normal jobs

Much like crime, being a superhero doesn't pay. So that means that the secret identities behind the masks need paid employment, Superman's Clark Kent is a journalist, Daredevil's Matt Murdock is a lawyer and Batman's Bruce Wayne throws around an endless amount of money.However in this day and age, it's not easy to live on the wages of a part time job, and it's even harder to maintain a day job when you have to leave early every ...

Published: Tue 09 September 2014

5 tips for stay at home parents going back to work

With the school bell beckoning young minds back into the classroom, many stay at home parents will be considering the prospect of going back to work. While some will be apprehensive, the majority of parents will be looking forward to grown up conversation and rediscovering an identity that exceeds three letters. While going back to work can be daunting, there's no reason why this transition from Iggle Piggle to the Rat Race ...

Published: Thu 04 September 2014

How to deal with a difficult employee

Every office has them. Whether it's the short fuse, chronic procrastinator or rebel without a cause, all employers will eventually find themselves up against a difficult employee at one time or another. Despite recruitment agencies limiting the cost of a bad hire, the law of the vital few suggests that 80% of a manager's staff problems are most likely caused by 20% of the workforce. Now while this is a somewhat generalised and ...

Published: Wed 27 August 2014
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