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    Women *still* facing discrimination over family plans

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    Here’s another one to file under ‘how depressing’… a new survey has revealed that almost one in three bosses wouldn’t hire a female applicant in case they become pregnant soon. This form of employment discrimination is illegal, of course, but that hasn’t stopped senior executives from passing over women during the recruitment process. Indeed, some […]

    ‘Thank you’ – 2 words that go a long way

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    If your boss thanks you for a job well done, chances are you’ll remain loyal to the business, says a new report. A survey to mark the launch of the One4all Spotlight Awards reveals that 83 per cent of UK workers say that being thanked increases their loyalty to the company, with 65 per cent […]

    If you don’t like it, get off the bus!

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    “If you don’t like it, get off the bus” “No brainer” “Punch a puppy” If you’re irritated by office jargon, you’re not alone – and if you use phrases like these, you might want to think again, according to online recruitment giant Glassdoor. And the company has also offered tips for being a success with your […]

    Top tips for video interviews

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    With the rise of online conferencing platforms such as Skype and FaceTime, video interviews for prospective candidates has never been more popular. Once reserved just for international recruitment, video interviews ease the scheduling burden at a fraction of the cost for both recruiter and candidate. Simon Adams, regional director for specialist teaching recruitment firm Teach […]

    How to prove yourself in your new job

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    Starting a new job comes with a lot of excitement but just as much pressure. New environment, new people, new responsibilities. They’re confident enough in you to give you a shot so there’s absolutely nothing to worry about, but that won’t stop your mind trying to think of ways to impress. Well, don’t over-analyse it […]

    Office managers reveal employers not supporting their career development

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    A survey of office management professionals has revealed a lack of focus on professional development in their career, and one in three (29%) say that it’s due to not being encouraged by their employer. Other factors include budget restraints (41%) and time constraints (31%), as well as there being no formal processes in place for […]

    How Unique are You?

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    New research has uncovered the odds of you being one of a lucky few with certain appearances, possessions, and abilities. Stressed for an interview and mentally comparing yourself to the other candidates in the waiting room, it can be easy to forget what makes you stand out from the crowd. However, very soon, and in […]

    Bosses reveal the worst employee habits

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    Staff can be left frustrated and dejected when they miss out on rewards or praise at work without any explanation, and some workers are even driven to leaving their jobs through poor communication with employers. UK online printer Instantprint have surveyed bosses on the habits that irritate them the most, and how workers can impress […]

    Brits too busy for socialising

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    Half of British workers have revealed that they consider themselves too busy to use up their full holiday allowance. As part of the Flights quicker than campaign, holiday flight experts Monarch has looked into how much time and effort is put into mundane tasks when they could be taking a break, yet many in the […]

    How to survive the job interview

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    Getting through a job interview unscathed is a tricky task, especially when up against a high-profile company or a strict recruiter. While making a lasting and positive first impression can make or break your interview within seconds of arriving, the art of leaving a good impression has been dwindling among new recruits, and we have […]