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The Lake District Mighty Hike – Macmillan Cancer Support

On 14th July 2018, Mark is taking part in the Lake District Mighty Hike to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. The walk is 26 miles along the Ullswater Way from Dalemain to Lowther Castle. This is a really important charity for us, and for many people who have been affected by cancer. If…

You gave your notice, and your boss gave you a counteroffer. What next?

Most recruiters have experienced that situation where they have had a candidate accept a job offer, only to hear back from them saying that their current company wants them to stay and has increased their salary / gave them a promotion / more responsibility. In our experience, those who accept a counteroffer generally will regret…

Four easy ways to give your new hire a great first day

Those first few hours are when new hires will be looking signs that they made a bad choice in deciding to work for you. Here’s how to convince them otherwise. You’ve found the perfect hire, and she’s starting on Monday. You’ve notified HR and lined up some first projects, and payroll and health insurance paperwork…

Another Senior Appointment – Feedback

Following an extensive search, a huge social campaign we are delighted to have assisted a prominent Cumbrian Charity with the appointment of their new CEO. The appointment will be announced in June. The chair of the Trustee board droped us a message last night with some kind words. It was a huge pleasure to work…

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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