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  • With the summer holidays approaching, here’s a timely reminder for all parents of school age children: following changes to the law around unpaid parental leave in April this year, many employees now have a legal right to take time off to look after...
    1st July 2015
  • This week see the start of the unofficial Great British Office Bake Off. Before you get all excited, it’s not a competition. And it’s not so great either. With the mercury set to soar beyond 30oC in some parts of the UK this week, many offices and...
    30th June 2015
  • For those of us who aren’t natural schmoozers and don’t know how to ‘work a room’, it’s tempting to ride the wave of online professional networks and save your social skills for your friends and immediate colleagues. But while LinkedIn, Twitter and...
    29th June 2015
  • Awkward small-talk with strangers over third-rate coffee in a stuffy conference room, anyone?  It’s fair to say that networking has a bit of an image problem and can sometimes feel like an occupational chore. We all know we should be doing it, but...
    26th June 2015
  • Employment may be on the rise, but in an increasingly insecure job market, so is redundancy. It's a sad fact that more of us are losing our jobs more often. Here are some practical steps to help you survive the whole process, from coming to terms...
    24th June 2015
  • ‘No experience, no job’ – the first forays into the world of work are rarely easy. So how are recent school-leavers and graduates with no substantial history of paid employment supposed to overcome this familiar Catch-22? Here are several ways to...
    18th June 2015
  • Apprenticeships can be a fantastic way in to a wide range of professions – you can even train as a space engineer or crime scene investigator! And with the average graduate racking up an estimated £44,000 of debt, it’s small wonder that more and...
    15th June 2015
  • Eagle-eyed users of this website might have clocked the fact that rights for new parents took a more flexible turn in April. Now, if you’re looking forward to welcoming a new member to your family soon through adoption or surrogacy, we’ve put all...
    11th June 2015
  • Today is the 10th National Work from Home Day. Kay Atwal, a media officer, journalist and mother of two writes about her experience working from home as a journalist. The figures say it all: more than four million people across the country now...
    5th June 2015
  • “If you were asked to unload a 747 full of jelly beans, what would you do?” Not the foggiest? How about: “Who would win a fight between Spiderman and Batman?” Believe it or not, these are both questions mischievous interviewers have apparently asked...
    20th May 2015

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