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  • Six mistakes commonly made by new managers, and how to avoid them

    In our last blog I provided a brief guide for new managers – ten rules for managing people that I have learned through experience which, taken on board, could help to smooth your transition into management.

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  • Ten things new managers need to know!

    The need to identify, inspire and coach the next generation of managers is one of the most pressing concerns for any business. Vast resources are invested into it, yet little can prepare new managers for the experiences that await them.

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  • The value of good hires and four more things I learned from my start-up

    I never learned more about my own industry than when I was starting my own company. I learned valuable lessons about recruitment itself, and quite a few more about business in general. Being involved in a start-up is both exciting and scary, so I thought I’d share some of my experiences.

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  • 16 signs that your boss is managing you well

    Our last two blogs dealt with the important subject of managing your manager. Continuing our management theme, this time, I wanted to take a step back and talk about something that could be useful for newer candidates (or a useful refresher for the more experienced) – the signs that you’re being managed well. 

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  • How (and why) to manage your manager! Part 2

    If I asked you to list the most important resources available to you at work, would your manager be near the top of your list? They should be. Here are some actions you can take to get the best out of your manager, and to help them get the best out of you. 

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  • How (and why) to manage your manager! Part 1

    Part 1 of our blog about making the most of your relationship with your manager. Here we discuss some actions you can take to get the best out of your manager, and to help them get the best out of you. 

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  • Why the 1-1 Recruitment brand is about relationships

    I recently wrote a piece for a recruitment magazine about branding, and in it I mentioned something that probably sounds like the sort of thing you’d expect to hear from a business owner: that the brand of the 1-1 Recruitment Group is deeply important to me.

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  • Simple ways to stay happier at work - Part 2

    Read the second part of our blog about mental and physical wellbeing at work!

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  • Simple ways to stay happier at work - Part 1

    Mental health-related illnesses are the biggest cause of absence from work in the UK. One in four people will experience a mental health condition, which can include depression, anxiety and stress.

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  • 14 ways to make your CV better now and in the future! Part 2

    Based on years of reviewing CVs, in this, the second of our two-part blog about CVs, we will focus on things that should be in every CV, things that shouldn’t be in a CV and things you can do to ensure that writing your CV in the future is as hassle-free as possible.

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