Specialist care firm expands with new branch in Brecon
Nov14

Specialist care firm expands with new branch in Brecon

Seren Support Services, a specialist in delivering high-quality home care services across South Wales, has extended its reach and ability to service its clients by opening a new office in Brecon, as part of its ongoing expansion plan.   The care provider, which employs some 120 staff, provides care and home support services across the Neath Port Talbot area for hundreds of home-based patients. The company has made the investment...

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Call of the Wild wins coveted award for work with elite athletes
Nov01

Call of the Wild wins coveted award for work with elite athletes

A Welsh training company has recently secured a much sought-after award in recognition of its work improving the performance of an English Premiership rugby team. Call of the Wild was awarded the Team Building Experience of the Year Award at the international Conference and Incentive Travel (C&IT) Awards 2017, for its Elite Team Performance work it conducted with Worcester Warriors.   The C&IT Awards are seen as the...

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“That’s an Elf of an airport!” – Elves take to the sky for training!
Oct31

“That’s an Elf of an airport!” – Elves take to the sky for training!

Bluestone’s elves touchdown at Cardiff Airport to the surprise of staff and passengers… Staff and passengers at Cardiff Airport were given an early Christmas surprise thanks to an unscheduled flight of elves. It came as Bluestone National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire sent its team of actors to the airport terminal as part of a genuine training exercise.     Bluestone’s Imagineere Liam Hewer said;   “Bluestone...

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Royal recognition for Bluestone’s commitment to staff training
Sep13

Royal recognition for Bluestone’s commitment to staff training

Bluestone National Park Resort has been awarded the Princess Royal Training Hallmark for outstanding employer contribution to training and development.   The Pembrokeshire holiday company, which employs more than 700 locally based staff, was among 40 organisations ranging from banking giants to charities to be recognised for its training excellence.   The company was scrutinised by assessors who reviewed the business’...

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Welsh working parents to get free childcare for 3-4 year olds
Aug11

Welsh working parents to get free childcare for 3-4 year olds

The Welsh Government’s have announced plans to offer free childcare for working parents. Working parents will benefit from 30 hours of early education and childcare for 3 and 4 year olds, for up to 48 weeks a year. Parents will receive a combined total of 30 hours of early education and childcare during term time. The current free early education provided by the Foundation Phase will form part of this offer. For 9 weeks of the year,...

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CIPD Wales releases new events calendar
Aug03

CIPD Wales releases new events calendar

CIPD Wales has just launched their new calendar of events for HR professionals in Wales. You can download the full programme of CIPD Wales events here. CIPD members will already have received a brochure in the post, but the Head of CIPD Wales, Lesley Richards, is keen to stress that the events are open to anyone working at any level within the HR profession, whether or not they are studying for or have a CIPD qualification. There are...

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Welsh start-up helps recruiters face up to Right to Work challenges
Jul27

Welsh start-up helps recruiters face up to Right to Work challenges

Credas, a Cardiff-based technology start-up, is using real-time facial recognition technology to help companies speed up and simplify the process of ID verification, employee and client onboarding, whilst enabling companies to easily comply with Right to Work legislation. Launched in May 2017, Credas has developed a suite of products and services designed to cut the time and cost it takes to onboard staff by using real-time facial...

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18 year old Swansea web developer scoops Wales Region Rising Star Award
Jul27

18 year old Swansea web developer scoops Wales Region Rising Star Award

Thomas Design, one of the longest established design and marketing agencies in South Wales, has scooped the Wales Region Rising Star award in this year’s National Family Business Awards. The awards, which took place on 15 July 2017 in London’s iconic Wembley Stadium, recognised over 350 family business leaders and entrepreneurs – celebrating the achievements of Britain’s finest family-run businesses. The Rising Star award was received...

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South Wales fast becoming UK ‘tech hub’, as digital jobs see regional boom
Jul27

South Wales fast becoming UK ‘tech hub’, as digital jobs see regional boom

  A recent report carried out by Tech City identified the significant growth of the UK tech sector, indicating that the UK may well be fast becoming Europe’s digital capital. This was supported by the digital tech investment in the UK, 50% more than any other European country. Despite London historically dominating the industry, Cardiff and Swansea are rising competitors. From opportunities to lifestyle, there are many reasons...

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Wales officially worst place for interview fibbers!
Jul25

Wales officially worst place for interview fibbers!

We’re told by VisitWales that we live in a land of legends, rich in storytelling! However, new research shows Welsh storytelling skills could extend to the workplace, as welsh workers admitted they were the most likely in Britain to tell porky pies at a job interview. The research, commissioned by professional CV-writing company Purple CV saw 21.7% of Welsh workers admitting they told lies during an interview – closely...

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Welsh fintech start-up helps charities worldwide

A social entrepreneur who wanted to combat the inefficient donation system for international charities met his business partner at an event which helped to bring the idea to reality; building a partnership with a donor which manages £100 million in funds, and working in international markets. In September 2016, Ben Joakim from Monmouthshire attended leading tech event, Digital where he crossed paths with Laura Bailey from Zerado,...

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Welsh workplace creche sell off slammed by GMB
Jul13

Welsh workplace creche sell off slammed by GMB

Trade Unions GMB and Unison have slammed the University of South Wales for its decision set to sell off staff working at the University’s popular creche facility based at the Treforest Campus. The facility provides vital nursery places to 100 children from the local community, staff and students, who have campaigned vigorously since March this year after the University threatened closure and the withdrawal of  a £142,000 subsidy...

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Bluestone prioritising staff wellbeing as Wales faces £7.2Bn bill for mental illness
Jul06

Bluestone prioritising staff wellbeing as Wales faces £7.2Bn bill for mental illness

  The need to improve employee health and wellbeing has for several years been acknowledged by many businesses as part of their developing protocols. While it’s now recognised that workplace environments and management culture have a major impact on employees’ health and wellbeing, at Bluestone National Park Resort the link between a healthy and happy staff and a positive business outcome has been adopted as part of its wider...

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Welsh employer supports male suicide charity with band night fundraiser
Jul04

Welsh employer supports male suicide charity with band night fundraiser

A leading Welsh property and construction firm has raised over £2,000 to help combat male suicide, the leading cause of death for men aged 20 to 49 across the UK, following the loss of a respected and popular co-worker. Jehu Group hosted a fundraising band night at popular Cardiff venue Tramshed in aid of suicide prevention charity CALM, which provides help to men who are down or in crisis, as well as support to those bereaved by...

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Former front line combat medic finds new role training others to save lives
Jul04

Former front line combat medic finds new role training others to save lives

A former front line combat medic awarded the DZ Award For Bravery in Afghanistan has found a way of putting her unique experiences to good use in a new role with one of the UK’s most innovative training companies. Francesca Burrows served on tours in Iraq and Afghanistan during 12 years of service with the Army. She has now joined Call of the Wild, a multi-award winning management and leadership development company based in Neath,...

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