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  • 12 things that will help you end the year on a high and come back raring to go!

    For employees and employers alike, the next few weeks are a strange time. In some ways the time flies by, speeded by the daily countdown to Christmas and our preoccupation with buying gifts and preparing to visit or receive family or friends.

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  • Looking for work? Six more ways to make your social media work for you

    In our last blog we discussed the idea that social media is now a shop window for job seekers. Here are some more ways to make sure your online presence is working for you rather than against you.

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  • Jobseekers: how to make your social media work for you

    Not so many years ago, when social media was still new to most people, a lot of hiring managers were squeamish about checking out prospective employees’ social media profiles. Those days now seem oddly quaint.

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  • Who’s afraid of GDPR?

    Whether or not you're haunted by the General Data Protection Regulation, it's still coming to get you – and there's nowhere to hide! But does it really have to be a nightmare?

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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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