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  • Nine pillars of employee engagement

    With Brexit looming and still no clear sign of what sort of deal (if any) we’re going to have with Europe, the need for employers to retain key talent is greater than ever, because it might be about to get a lot more difficult to hire it from outside the UK. Businesses need to do all they can to keep their best staff on board, as good candidates will suddenly be in even greater demand.

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  • How to build success from mistakes.

    I doubt anyone reading this blog has lived a life totally free from mistakes, errors of judgement or a sense of failure. But there’s a well-known saying, attributed to Charles R Swindoll: life is 10% what happens and 90% how you react to it. So even if you do mess up, there are some actions you can take to ensure the experience, whilst not pleasant, is one you learn from.

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  • How to get into…Sales!

    Welcome to the third in our series of blogs giving you the lowdown on some exciting careers. This month, we take a look at sales.

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  • How to get the best start in your new job!

    A beginning is an important and a sensitive time. Your early experiences in a new job can shape your perception of your employer and your team, not to mention their perception of you. The impressions you form and give at this time may take a while to shake off, so it’s vitally important to get a good start.

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  • How to get into...Marketing!

    Welcome to the second in our series of blogs giving you the lowdown on some exciting careers. This month, we take a look at marketing.

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  • Do you have the qualities and skills shared by successful people?

    A lot of job descriptions will state a requirement for the applicant to be “able to work both under their own initiative and as part of a team". That’s pretty standard; I’m sure most people entering the job market for the first time will soon get a sense that this is important.

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  • How to get into...HR

    HR has changed a lot over the years. While it has always been about people, it is now more analytical, sophisticated, commercial and strategic than ever before. In the first of a new series of occasional blogs focusing on different career options, we give you the lowdown on HR! 

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  • Business in Winchester: why the business community thrives in the city

    Famed for being an ancient city rich in history, Winchester is also a progressive one that welcomes commerce, is well set up to cater for local businesses and is a thriving scene for commercial enterprise, tourists and locals.  It is that blend of tradition and modern commerce that makes it such a special city for businesses and employees.

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  • You're never too old to DJ: re-thinking work/life balance

    Do you ever get the feeling that life is trying to tell you something? Right now I find it hard to avoid the conclusion that meaningful work is the secret to a long and happy life.

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  • Unhappy? Perhaps it’s time to find your "why?"

    The idea of finding your “why?” has been used by many thinkers, from the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to the present-day author and speaker Simon Sinek. Sinek’s books “Start with why” and “Find your why” have done much to popularise ideas about the value of finding purpose, whether that’s for individuals or organisations and businesses.

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