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Stop Staying Late At Work By Doing These Three Things

Find yourself constantly leaving work later than you want. This article highlights three great tips to help you get out of the office on time. It’s not enough just to work faster Leaving work late sucks. As if fluorescent lighting and empty cubicles aren’t depressing enough, you know what lies ahead: a heart-pounding dash to…

Britain gets first pay rise in a year as average wage growth outpaces inflation

17 Apr 2018 By Annie Makoff-Clark, report from People Management But people ‘should not confuse the small improvement in real wages with a sudden rebound in UK economic fortunes’ as unemployment falls further UK unemployment fell to its lowest rate since 1975 during the quarter to February 2018, as average wages overtook inflation for the first…

How to run an internal awards programme

When done well, internal awards programme’s can be very motivating and enhance staff performance and engagement. This read highlights the best way to achieve this. 12 Dec 2017 By Dawn Lewis, Article published in People Management   Almost every modern business wants to recognise its stars. But that means more than just handing out shiny gongs…

4 ways to hire tomorrow’s finest future leaders today

While hiring for a vacancy is a relatively straightforward task, hiring future leaders today is a different matter One of the most complex and challenging aspects of running an organisation is the need to hire in employees who can meet your vision for the future, or who show the potential for future leadership. So, how…

Did you know about these benefits of continuous performance management?

This is a very good report from the Recruiting Times, citing the benefits of continuous performance management rather than the very common annual appraisal that many companies use.   How can staff do things better if they do not know what they are doing wrong? There was a time when employees and employers had to…

Is psychometric testing still fit for purpose?

This is a really interesting article from People Management discussing the advantages and disadvantages of psychometric testing in the workplace. It’s quite a long read but thought provoking. We have clients who will always use psychometric testing among other recruitment techniques when going through the selection process.    12 Feb 2018 By Katie Jacobs Thousands of…

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Struggle for talent continues despite rise in unemployment – REC

A few things are highlighted in this article from the REC, unemployed numbers are increasing, vacancies are increasing but real wage growth is falling and the skills mismatch that the country faces.   Today’s labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), based on data from October-December 2017, show that both the…

Unemployment rises in Cumbria

Unemployment has risen in Cumbria for the second month in a row in January. Nationally, unemployment unexpectedly rose for the first time in two years. Figures for the final quarter of 2017 showed an increase of 46,000 to 1.47 million. Ian Brinkley, acting chief economist at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, said there…

How to use your online brand for career progression

The Internet has fuelled a lot of changes in the career progression game. According to research by ExecuNet, 77% of recruiters said that they used search engines to find background data on candidates. Not only that, 35% eliminated a candidate because of what they found online. Your online presence is your personal brand. In other…

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