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Telephone Interview Tips for Candidates

Telephone Interview Tips for Candidates

Telephone screening interviews have been around for many years.  Over the last couple of weeks their use has seen a massive increase, for obvious reasons. Pretty much all screening is now carried out on the telephone, with video conferencing often being employed for...

Free online courses!

Furloughed, working part time, between jobs, working at home?  There is no better time than NOW to up skill. South Gloucester and Stroud College have a range of free on line courses that can lead to a new qualification. Online learning allows you to gain recognised...

Coronavirus – Your Mental Health and Wellbeing

As a nation we are famous for a ‘stiff upper lip’, stoic attitude to dealing with a crisis.  Whilst a ‘don’t panic’ approach has its benefits – at times like this it is a strength, not a weakness to seek and ask for support when we need it. Even for the most robust...

Making those on line meetings effective!

New ways of working are being forced on many of us, but they can lead to a more motivated and inspired team and a better business. No matter what industry you’re in, or the size of your business, leading effective meetings is often a difficult tasks in the best of...

‘WORKING’ at home

It’s a difficult time for sure.  Remote working (sometimes with kids at home) is a new experience and a new challenge for many.  Some of us have lived through national crises before and it will pass.  In the mean-time we need to ensure our businesses survive during...

Coronavirus – Employers Liability and Obligations

With thanks to Darren Sherbourne, Employment Solicitor at Sherbourne Solicitors -  current advice regarding employer’s liability and obligations relating to issues arising as a result of the spread of Coronavirus. First of all, we should put this in perspective. The...

Sticks and Stones – Mental Health and the Power of Words

The sad story that hit the headlines regarding Caroline Flack once again put mental health in the spotlight as more celebrities, sports people and business leaders open up about their own challenges.  Mental health issues of course don’t just affect those people we...

UK unemployment remains low – flexibility needed

The UK’s unemployment rate has remained at 3.8% – its joint lowest level since early 1975, according to official figures.  New figures, released by the Office for National Statistics, reveal UK unemployment fell by 16,000 to 1.29m in the three months to December and...

New UK points-based immigration scheme

Any business that has depended on recruiting from overseas should make sure that they familiarise themselves with the governments new immigration points-based system. The Home Secretary has announced that a new scheme will take effect from January 2021 that will...

Wanted – optimistic managers

I’ve asked over 600 groups of managers from all around the world about their personal experience of good management.  In these groups activities I always made it clear I wasn't looking for ‘text book’ responses about leadership and that I wanted real personal...

What is Integrity?

A recent national news item outlined the story of a senior manager who received a suspended jail sentence because he lied on his CV.  He falsely claimed to have a University Degree (which as it happened was not even required for the post) and the Judge in summing up...

Employing staff for the first time – your checklist

You've come to the conclusion that you can’t manage the growth of your business without some help. You’ve been putting off the question of how to hire your first employee and have been trying to juggle all the demands of a small business on your own for too long....

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