[ 6 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]
Why you can’t get away with little white lies on  your CV anymore!

 Author and careers/careers advice expert, Edd Williams, shares his extensive experience of working on more than 100,000 CVs over the past decade, in light of the recent survey results showing three in five employers have rejected a candidate for lying on their CV.
“When I first started out in recruitment about a decade and a half ago it was a different time, I don’t say that as some sort of happy recollection of a halcyon era, quite the opposite in fact, it was time and labour intensive just to get a …

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[ 6 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]
Why you can’t get away with little white lies on  your CV anymore!

 Author and careers/careers advice expert, Edd Williams, shares his extensive experience of working on more than 100,000 CVs over the past decade, in light of the recent survey results showing three in five employers have rejected a candidate for lying on their CV.
“When I first started out in recruitment about a decade and a half ago it was a different time, I don’t say that as some sort of happy recollection of a halcyon era, quite the opposite in fact, it was time and labour intensive just to get a …

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[ 4 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]

Self-employed mums in the UK are calling for the government to address the inequality in maternity pay, as a GP-led study reveals over half (59%) admit to suffering from mental health issues, caused by being forced to work immediately after giving birth.
A group of NHS doctors responsible for founding GPDQ, the doctor on demand app that enables patients to book and see a GP in the comfort of their own home, have funded a contextual study of self-employed new mums after seeing too many mums suffering in silence behind closed …

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[ 1 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]

With millennials soon to make up more than half the total workforce and research showing that they are motivated more by improving the world than work prestige or big money jobs – how can small businesses attract and retain top talent?
According to Marco Barbosa, founder of eSolidar and one of Forbes top 30under30 Social Entrepreneurs, the answer lies in Corporate Social (and Environmental) Responsibility (CSR).
Here’s why:
A study by Bentley University found that 84% of millennials felt that making a positive difference in the world was more important than professional recognition.
The …

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[ 30 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

Name of Business: Get Ahead VA
Your Name and Age: Rebecca Newenham, 45
Tell us about your family: I live with my husband Martin in Guildford and our three daughters who are 16, 13 and 11.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
I was a buyer in London for retail giants Superdrug and Sainsburys. I loved the fast pace of the job and the thrill of seeing new products I had developed hit the shelves. But for me, the job and the …

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[ 29 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

As a business owner, you’ve probably heard a lot about the benefits of offering perks and unique advantages to the people who work for you. When it comes to deciding which perks to offer your employees, there are several awesome options available, all of which could make coming into work a better and more enjoyable experience.
However, it’s also a good idea to offer help and support for your employees on the practical side of things, such as offering them health insurance that will entitle them to private healthcare under the …

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[ 28 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

The old saying, “fake it ’til you make it” is an idea loosely based on the original idea of Aristotle, who postulated that in order to be a virtuous person, one must act as a virtuous person would act. The idea being that if you tell yourself something over and over, head would soon follow heart. In business, there is some value to these sentiments.
Previously, we explored the idea of letting go of one’s ego in order to truly succeed in business, with the idea that our negative thoughts and …

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[ 27 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

Theresa Goble and Morag McLaren started a business together for the first time in their mid-50s when they felt that the time was right and they had the skills to build a sustainable business.  Their company Vox Integra provides training for professional singers and delivers courses worldwide.  As both cofounders approach their 60s and have 35 years’ experience each in their chosen profession, they realize they are bucking convention for start-ups, which is often seen as a young person’s game.
There’s no perfect age to start a business but if you’re …

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[ 24 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

Take-up of Shared Parental Leave (SPL) remains very low, with the main reason given for not taking it being financial. However, a new survey shows that enhancing Shared Parental Pay would make no difference to the decision of over half of those who say finances are the main barrier.
The results suggests that other issues underlie parents’ decisions, even if they are not overtly stated and highlight the importance of open, honest conversations around Shared Parental Leave*.
New figures from Workingmums.co.uk’s annual survey, released today, show that 37% would consider taking Shared …

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[ 23 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]
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Early mornings can be a nightmare for working parents, especially when you never quite know what’s actually coming up ahead. Being a professional means that there’s only so many times that you can blame the kids for being late, before it starts to affect your work. Want to avoid the drama? Things need to change, now.
Prioritise Breakfast
Sometimes, it’s easier just to get the kids (and you) ready and out of the door, but there are so many reasons why breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Instead of …

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[ 22 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

Feedback on new business ideas should be sought outside company walls, research from King’s Business School and the University of Amsterdam has found, but it’s useless without the time to act on it. Managers who demand constant action from their teams therefore prevent new ideas from being generated and implemented.
Professors Roy Sijbom and Frederik Anseel found that feedback needs to come from diverse sources so that differing viewpoints lead to new perspectives. However, for the feedback to spark true creativity, employees must work under adaptable performance standards and have the …