- Bank Holidays – 5 Commonly Asked Questions

On the auspicious occasion of the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan’s baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, it did leave a few of us in the hope of being granted an additional bank holiday, as we were for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. But alas, no – even his timely arrival on

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- Halos & Horns In The Workplace

Have you ever heard of the halos/horns effect? The halo/horns effect is a form of cognitive bias where we allow a single trait, action, event or behaviour, halo (good) or horns (bad), to overshadow all others that follow. The halo effect pre-disposes you to think favourably of a person or company, while the horns effect

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- 3 Simple Ways To Improve Gender Equality in the Workplace

This month, we celebrated International Women’s Day; a day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and a call to action for gender equality. Would you be shocked to know that, of the 10,015 companies who submitted their Gender pay data in 2018, 78% reported a pay gap that favoured men over

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- Retirement – A jump off a cliff, or a gentle glide into the blue?

Intense exercise, prescription medication, a diet high in sugar – all things we shouldn’t stop suddenly, but rather ease into, and reduce gradually, giving ourselves a chance to become accustomed, physically, mentally and emotionally. It can be argued, and has been argued, that the same applies to our working lives. Termed as the ‘cliff edge’,

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- Here comes the snow!

So far this year, we have been blessed with an amazing summer and a relatively mild autumn, but with the annual predictions of heavy snow this could change any time now. Therefore, it is advisable to be prepared for any complications that adverse weather conditions could bring to your company this winter. Make it Clear

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- 7 Smart ways to more effective meetings

Meetings! All businesses need a certain number to ensure they are communicating and operating effectively, but when does it become one too many? Recently, a European survey of more than 2,000 employees from the UK, France and Germany found that the average employee spends 187 hours in meetings each year – the equivalent of 23

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- Technology and the recruitment process

Do we need to go ‘Back to the future’ with our recruiting methods? Two decades ago (when the Internet was in its domestic infancy), many employers avoided recruiting university graduates with first class honours degrees, believing that such an achievement indicated that the graduate had focused solely on their books and had not engaged in

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