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The rising popularity of money management guidance

A big part of the solution is helping employees become more familiar with the basics of money management. Getting them to think about how they spend money on essential items such as utility bills and insurance is paramount.

Article by: Jonathan Watts-Lay | Published: 19 June 2019

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 Five top tips for preparing for IR35

Known more commonly as IR35, the rules are currently already in place within the public sector, where they have already sparked considerable controversy and several high-profile cases in the First Tier Tribunal – including successful appeals lodged by TV presenters, such as Lorraine Kelly. 

Article by: Julian Cox | Published: 17 June 2019

Recruitment: How to avoid the bias minefield

Use certain words in your job descriptions and you immediately imply a preferred gender for the role. So, revving up a job specification with words like ‘guru’, ‘hacker’, and ‘rock star’, could actually reduce the number of applications you receive.

Article by: Kate Glazebrook | Published: 16 June 2019

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The rise of modern recruitment: why culture is king

These new models, which focus on a recruitment ‘wheel’ rather than a funnel approach, ensure that the leads nurtured as part of a recruitment campaign are maintained and converted into candidates who continue to be engaged by the organisation and considered for future positions. 

Article by: Carl Hoffmann | Published: 15 June 2019

Rise of the freelancer – self-employed spikes as people seek flex 

And, according to the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE), the self-employed sector now includes approximately 4.8 million people, with freelancers comprising 42 percent of that population and 6 percent of the UK workforce as a whole. This according to research from Instant Offices.

Article by: Peter Johnson | Published: 11 June 2019

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Culture Fit: A Definition

For as long as people have collaborated, some have worked better together than others. It goes above and beyond the skills they bring, there’s some magic that happens when the right people work together. Being able to predict that magic is the dark art of recruitment. 

Article by: Mark Hla | Published: 10 June 2019

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The silent performance killers affecting us all every day 

Not many people (especially not high performers) arrive at work to do anything less than their best work. Yet, completely unintentionally, that’s exactly what many of us do. We talk about ‘silent performance killers’ because many of the things that slow down our productivity go unnoticed.

Article by: Chris Preston | Published: 10 June 2019

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The Warning Signs of Burnout and How to Avoid it

While January is one of the toughest times of the year for career blues in the UK, it is especially important to look out for signs of burnout later in the year as well. Stress and exhaustion at work impacts employees of all ages around the world, and at every level of the career ladder.

Article by: Lucinda Pullinger | Published: 9 June 2019