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The Benefits of Blogging: Having a Blog Can Get You a Job

Starting a blog is like getting a puppy. You don't do it because it's the 'trendy' thing to do, or because you just crave the excitement of the early stages. It's a commitment. You need to nurture it, ensuring it grows into a strong and healthy dog ... I mean blog. What we're going to show you in this article is how blogging is such a useful tool for jobseekers. We'll go through how to start a successful blog, what you ...

Published: Mon 30 January 2017

What Employers Must Know About Bullying in the Workplace

Bullying. The very word can send shudders down the sternest of spines. Sadly, it happens in all walks of life and the work environment is no different. It is therefore extremely important for employers and HR staff to understand what it is and how it manifests itself within their workplace. In addition, they need to reassure employees that everything is being done to create an environment that deters this from manifesting ...

Published: Mon 30 January 2017

Dodge Christmas Illness: How to Avoid Getting Sick This Year

The time of year is almost upon us; mince pies, Christmas pud, mistletoe and ... norovirus. For many of us, this will be the longest break we get all year - so how can you help to ensure you don't spend it running to the bathroom? We donned our surgical masks and went to investigate ...What illnesses are you most likely to catch around Christmas?And no, we don't mean picking up glandular fever at the office Christmas party either ...

Published: Tue 13 December 2016

How Can the UK Increase Its Productivity to German Levels?

In a previous article, we showed you just how far behind the UK's productivity is compared to France and Germany. Now we're going to show you what we can do to fix the UK's productivity problem.Engineering a solution to the workplace productivity crisisYou may feel that there's little you can do to affect the situation in the country at large - but this is far from the truth. As we've seen, the problem of the British lack of ...

Published: Wed 07 December 2016

Education Skills Shortage: Why Are Teachers Leaving?

Teachers. The very word evokes envy from some quarters. We've all heard opinions: 'school starts at 9am and finishes at 3.30pm - I'd work for that', 'you get 13 weeks' holiday each year', 'you're out of work more than you're in'. Why, then, is the education profession facing a potentially catastrophic shortage? It's not unexpected that there are sectors facing a shortfall - there has been a UK skills shortage for some time ...

Published: Tue 06 December 2016

Santa Needs a Job: What Other Things Would He Be Good At?

December. The time of year for Slade to cash in on their endless pension of royalties, and for George Michael to give his heart to 'someone special' for the 32nd year in a row. It's a surefire month for many artists to get a bumper pay-cheque, none more so than Santa Claus himself.After all, it's the one night a year when all of his toymaking comes to fruition. But what if he wanted a career change? What if Santa is tired of ...

Published: Mon 05 December 2016

Our all-new website is just around the corner!

After many months of toiling, 'behind-the-scenes' blood sweat and tears, and occasional bumps in the road, our all-new website is finally set for launch!It's easy to become sentimental over inanimate things. I've cried more times than I care to remember over old cars and worn-out shoes. Much like these things though, a website is something so frequently used, so functional, that it becomes hard not to take it for granted.But ...

Published: Thu 01 December 2016

What is Christmas like for catering recruitment agencies?

'Tis the season to be jolly. This rings true for most of us around the festive period. We're into December, the tree is up, presents bought (who are we kidding?), Christmas playlist has been compiled, and there's light at the end of this year's working tunnel.However, this feeling of relaxation and excitement is not the case for certain sectors of recruitment. For catering and hospitality recruitment agencies in particular ...

Published: Tue 29 November 2016

Why is the UK So Unproductive Compared to Germany?

You've probably heard the quotes about productivity in Britain. Let's just say that when it comes to making efficient use of our working time, we're not exactly at the top of the pile.But why is British productivity so low, and how do our neighbours manage to beat us so resoundingly in this regard? Agency Central recently took a look at what UK companies could achieve by switching to shorter working hours - but is burnout the ...

Published: Tue 29 November 2016

Autumn Statement: Investment Promises by the Chancellor

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered his first Autumn Statement yesterday.It set out the economic forecast as well as the government's borrowing plans and investment ambitions, which have undoubtedly changed in light of June's EU referendum. Following the vote to leave, the growth prediction for next year has been revised down to 1.4%.According to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), borrowing ...

Published: Thu 24 November 2016
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