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Blue Monday: Tackling mental health in the workplace

It’s Blue Monday – otherwise known as the most depressing day of the year. Why? That gloomy January weather, the return to normality after the festive period and intensified financial pressures all have their part to play. It’s little wonder then that many of us can be left feeling… well,…

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Five jobs that weren’t around fifteen years ago

The major news stories of 2002 included the nation saying goodbye to the Queen Mother, who sadly passed away at the age of 101; Rio Ferdinand becoming the most expensive British transfer when he made the switch from Leeds United to Manchester United for £30 million; the nation was introduced…

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The Gender Pay Gap – BBC wages show interesting figures

Who can forget the moment Dirty Den was shot by some daffodils in Eastenders or when Elliot Clark rang up Going Live and asked Five Star, the UK’s wannabe Jackson 5, a crude question. Then, most recently, when Match of The Day presenter Gary Lineker hosted the show in his…

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How will the general election 2017 affect you in your working life?

On Tuesday 18th April 2017, Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, Theresa May called a UK general election for Thursday 8th June 2017. It will be the first general election since the Brexit referendum result, when the UK voted to leave the EU in June 2016. As the…

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Understanding mental health at work

On Wednesday 3rd May 2017, news broke that professional footballer Aaron Lennon had been detained by police under section 136 of the Mental Health Act after an incident in Manchester on 30th April. Aaron has been capped at international level by England and currently plays with Premier League side Everton.…

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5 ways to supercharge your job search in 2017!

The New Year is often the best time to dust of that CV and make a start on those resolutions. Getting a new job is frequently high up on the priority list for a lot of employees which is no surprise considering that 60% of British workers will consider looking…

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Don’t let your recruitment go into hibernation over winter

As the winter nights draw in and we begin the seasonal change to winter, where the mornings stay darker and by the time we leave work, night has already fallen. Everybody seems to be slowing down but that doesn’t mean that your recruitment efforts should freeze. At this time of…

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Happy workforce, productive workforce!

It seems quite an obvious statement, but this is something that can often get forgotten in the day to day tasks of running a business. As a business owner or CEO, keeping your staff happy should be at the very top of your priority list. Maintaining a happy workforce is…

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Will the Living Wage cost jobs?

It's looking like good news for low-paid workers over the coming months and years. The government's new Living Wage – announced in last year's Budget – is being rolled out to help ensure everyone can earn enough to live on. Those on minimum wage who are aged 25 and up…

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