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Top tips to resolve that proverbial Catch 22

By on Jan 16, 2020 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

Top tips to resolve that proverbial Catch 22

Catch 22. A circular problem. To get the job you want, you need to demonstrate some experience. But to show experience, you need to have had a job. Searching for work can be stressful at the best of times, but how on earth are you meant to create a great CV when you feel you have nothing to write about? The good news is that although you might not have specific...

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Lost time is never found again

By on Dec 20, 2019 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

Lost time is never found again

So said Benjamin Franklin, a man who knew a lot about many things. Each second is a disposable commodity – once it’s gone, it’s gone. You can’t bank the time you don’t use for another day. It is the ultimate limited resource. We all know that, of course, so why do we procrastinate? Psychologists will tell us it’s because of our self-control and motivation. These may...

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I’ve made the right choice!

By on Dec 11, 2019 in employer tips | 0 comments

I’ve made the right choice!

That’s what should be going through your new employee’s mind at the end of their first week with your organisation.  Think of this as another opportunity to make a really great impression. You could get them to spend those first days on endless form filling and HR administration – or you could organise it so that they finish the week with a real...

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I want to tell you a story

By on Nov 22, 2019 in employer tips | 0 comments

I want to tell you a story

With low unemployment levels and a growing skills gap, organisations need to adapt their strategies from an administrative approach to something that feels more personal in order to attract top talent. Essentially, companies are looking to humanise their brand, to outline a personality, a set of values. And what is more personal and human than a story? We all love...

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IR35 – Are you ‘in’ or are you ‘out’?

By on Nov 12, 2019 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

IR35 – Are you ‘in’ or are you ‘out’?

New legislation is on its way in April 2020. You’ve probably heard of IR35 if you are, or you employ, freelancers or self-employed contractors. If so, then you need to understand the implications to ensure that you keep HMRC happy. Essentially, the new regulations look to plug the issue of disguised employment. Some contractors bill for their services via a limited...

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