Why do expats fear coming home?
Mar28

Why do expats fear coming home?

Guest Blog by Caroline Walmsley, Global Head of HR, AXA – Global Healthcare Living the expat dream is a lifestyle choice that many people would seize if they had the opportunity. The chance to experience different cultures, climates and lifestyles is a prospect too exciting to ignore, and with international travel and trade opening up employment opportunities across the globe, the global expat population is estimated to rise from...

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One in 10 UK adults have never had a paid job
Mar25

One in 10 UK adults have never had a paid job

Despite record employment figures, a report released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), found one in 10 UK adults have never done paid work, with students accounting for a large majority of the 3.6 million people. Lorna Davidson, Founder and CEO of short-term recruitment specialists, RedWigWam, shares her thoughts. The report released by ONS, showed the number of 16 – 64 year olds who have never had a paid job has...

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How will Brexit affect the Contractors in the UK?
Mar25

How will Brexit affect the Contractors in the UK?

Guest Blog by Anthony Sherick, MD of ContractorUK As we enter what could be the final stretch of the Brexit negotiations, we are still left with little assurance of what it will mean for contractors in the UK. Many currently have strong ties to European-based companies and may well be affected by the UK’s orderly or otherwise exit from the EU. So, how could Brexit affect contractors? Contracting provides the opportunity to work on...

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Why trust is more important than wellbeing
Mar19

Why trust is more important than wellbeing

Guest Blog by Zoe Humphries, Senior Workplace Consultant, Steelcase Workplace wellbeing programmes have become hugely popular amongst enlightened employers, who see them as a solution to combatting absenteeism and stress, while simultaneously boosting productivity and engagement. Consisting of activities ranging from health screenings and exercise classes, to mindfulness advice and educational sessions, these programmes promise to...

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How to Avoid Epic Career & Life Fails
Mar14

How to Avoid Epic Career & Life Fails

Guest Blog By Merilee Kern, MBA Success Guru Sheryl Grant Cites 3 Ways a Mental ‘Road Map’ Can Help you Reach Work and Life Goals For entrepreneur, professional speaker and success coach Sheryl Grant, transformational leadership through personal development and community building is the name of the game. A Ms. Olympia at over the age of 50, Sheryl clearly knows what it takes to realize over-and-above achievement both in life and...

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Dress codes in the workplace
Mar13

Dress codes in the workplace

Guest Blog By Arwen Makin, senior solicitor at ESP Law Discrimination and Dress Codes HR Professionals may recall the highly publicised case from 2016 of Nicola Thorp, a 27 year old receptionist working as a temp via an agency, Portico, for Price Waterhouse Coopers. Part of the Portico formal dress code was for women to wear high heels. When Nicola turned up to work in flat business shoes she was told that she must wear...

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Flexible working should be viewed as a workplace necessity rather than a perk
Mar07

Flexible working should be viewed as a workplace necessity rather than a perk

Guest Blog by Lorna Davidson, CEO, RedWigWam With only 17% of Brits admitting they love their job, Lorna Davidson, CEO of short-term recruitment specialist RedWigWam, explains the emerging hiring trends for 2019 and the importance of employee happiness.  LinkedIn recently published their 2019 Global Talent Trends report, an annual survey of 5,100 hiring professionals, which informs businesses of today’s hiring challenges and...

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The leading women spearheading the rise of professional coaching
Mar07

The leading women spearheading the rise of professional coaching

Guest Blog By Amy Andrews, The PHA Group In an increasingly complex and cut-throat business landscape, the need to stand out ahead of your competition has never been more crucial to the success of both an individual’s career and company futures, alike. Projecting confidence and being able to effectively lead teams to develop a support network has now become just as important as having acute industry knowledge.  With the coaching...

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How can I secure a pay rise?
Mar07

How can I secure a pay rise?

Guest Blog from Louise Goodman, Marketing Director, UK & Ireland at Monster. When’s the right time to ask? You can ask for a pay rise at any time, but there are certain moments that are more naturally suited to it than others like a performance review or the end of the calendar or financial year. However, don’t ask more than once a year as you’ll come across as unrealistic, if not unreasonable in your boss’ eyes....

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5 tips for creating a gender-balanced workplace
Mar06

5 tips for creating a gender-balanced workplace

Guest Blog from Kate Palmer, Associate Director at Peninsula ‘Balance for Better’ is the chosen theme of this year’s International Women’s Day and organisations may choose to utilise this to create a greater gender balance in their workplace.  By now most employers should hopefully understand that it is unlawful to pay women less than men working in the same position. However, there may be less obvious instances where women are...

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Asda loses latest round in equal pay claim battle
Feb28

Asda loses latest round in equal pay claim battle

Guest Blog by Peninsula Associate Director of Advisory Kate Palmer Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley and ors – Equal pay: comparators Court of Appeal upholds decision that retail workers can compare pay terms to distribution workers due to common terms applying at the establishments. The facts Around 30,000 predominately female retail employees have submitted equal pay claims against the organisation, alleging there are not receiving equal...

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Why resilience is the key to managing people through Brexit
Feb27

Why resilience is the key to managing people through Brexit

Guest Blog by Amy Aggleton, Product Development Lead, Lane4 When the pressure is on at work, how do you cope? Do you get frustrated and bury your head in the sand? Or do you remain calm and collected? Regardless of sector, experience, or role, we will all face challenges throughout our careers. This has always been a fact of life, but with Brexit looming, there is a sense that resilience is more important than ever. With the future of...

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Is your workplace discriminatory towards certain accents?
Feb20

Is your workplace discriminatory towards certain accents?

Guest Blog by Croner Associate Director Kate Palmer    Studies indicate that up to 80% of employers admit to having made discriminating decisions based on regional accents, with YouGov polls showing the least popular voices in theUK come from Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle and Glasgow. Although having a strong, noticeable accent is not a protected characteristic within UK law employers should bear in mind that deliberately...

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Managing a Disciplinary Hearing…the cost of getting it wrong
Feb19

Managing a Disciplinary Hearing…the cost of getting it wrong

Guest Blog by Shakira Joyner HCHR A disciplinary hearing can be a difficult area for employers. Even though there can be a wealth of evidence against an employee, if a fair process is not followed, it leaves the employer open to the risk of a claim for unfair dismissal If, following an investigation, an employer decides that there is a disciplinary case for an employee to answer, a disciplinary hearing should be arranged. Preparing...

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Want a new job in 2019? Check out these CV tips from a CEO
Feb18

Want a new job in 2019? Check out these CV tips from a CEO

We all know the basics; try to stick to one page, keep it simple and relevant, and check for spelling mistakes. But what makes a CEO keep reading past the seven seconds?   Lorna Davidson is an entrepreneur with a background of successfully building and managing businesses and knows a thing or two about separating remarkable resumés from the mediocre. When it comes to CV’s, first impressions count, as recruiters make a decision on...

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