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LGBT History Month

February marks the beginning of LGBT history month (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans). A month since 2005 where we celebrate and acknowledge the contribution made by the LGBT community in the UK and reflect on their history and culture. Discrimination in employment on the grounds of sexual orientation has been illegal since 2003, and was aligned…

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Poor mental health affects half of all employees, according to a survey of 44,000 people carried out by the mental health charity Mind https://www.mind.org.uk/. We all know what it’s like to feel stressed at certain times, being under pressure is a normal part of life.  However, becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health…

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What makes your staff tick?

With so many rapidly growing and fast-paced businesses across the globe it is easy to miss your employee’s hard work and commitment. Over 60-70% of the population on average spend more than 37 hours a week at work and 51% of employees are not satisfied with the recognition that they receive. Employers providing praise and…

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3 Simple Ways to Encourage Stress Awareness

Stress is part and parcel with being human. When we experience stress, it is our body’s natural fight or flight response which is triggered in order to respond to the stimulus causing us unease. It is an automatic response which is innate, but as we have evolved, we have learnt to adapt the ways we…

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Can apprentices benefit your business?

Undoubtedly, an apprenticeship is a viable and beneficial option for school leavers to progress quickly in working life – but what are the benefits for employers? Apprenticeships are a key part of creating a stronger and fairer economy, where people of all ages and backgrounds can fulfil their potential. They help employers address skills shortages,…

A recruiter’s reflection on World Religion Day

Today we celebrate the world’s religious diversity. We actively acknowledge different beliefs and faiths and strive to learn more about them. We are mindful of how religion forms an intersection of someone’s identity and is part of making them who they are. However, whilst it is known that the majority of people in the world…

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Does Anxiety or Stress take over your day?

Managing stress and anxiety can have a major impact in the workplace.  Employees may decline a promotion or other development opportunities because it drives them out of their comfort zone. It affects people in different ways, but common behaviours include work colleagues struggling to meet deadlines, feeling uncomfortable attending meetings, no longer enjoying “perks of…

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Grow Your Own Talent!

Graduate schemes have been popular for university leavers for years and due to changes in the legal requirements on education in early 2017, apprenticeships are also becoming a popular choice amongst school leavers looking for that step into employment. However, statistics show that in 2016/2017, 46% of newly started apprentices were aged 25 and over.…

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Relocating for a job? You can do this!

Relocating for a new job doesn’t have to be daunting, it can reveal lots of opportunities both professionally and personally. For me, it has been a fulfilling and a worthwhile adventure. A whopping 71 % of candidates surveyed said that relocating to take a new job allowed them to enjoy new experiences, whether at work…