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[ 26 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

According to new research conducted by TopCV, the largest CV-writing service in the world, and CV-Library, one of the UK’s largest online job sites, 73 per cent of nearly 2,000 professionals surveyed have been asked an inappropriate or illegal question during an interview.
In fact, when asked about the types of topics they’ve been questioned about in an interview, the following areas were identified as those which interviewees are most commonly quizzed on:

Marital status (38%)
Age (34%)
Criminal convictions (32%)
Disability and illness (25%)
Children and family planning (25%)
Place of birth or ethnicity (25%)
Lifestyle choices …

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[ 20 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

Working previously as a hairdresser, social media sensation Sophie Hinchcliffe known as Mrs Hinch  started her cleaning ‘side hustle’ just 7 months ago. With the rise in social influencers and gig economy platforms, millions of young Brits are following their passions and unleashing their skills by running their own side hustle. With the use of social media platforms, budding entrepreneurs are monopolising on even the most specialist of skillsets to achieve their end goals.
According to a recent survey by Airtasker, 70% of young Brits say they have a second job, …

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[ 17 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

Did you know that 7.5 million UK workers suffer from mental health problems in the office, but 44% do NOT tell their employer? The majority fear revealing their problems will block career progress, with three-fifths worried it will damage relationships with colleagues.
HealthTech startup Mynurva commissioned an independent, nationally-representative survey among more than 2,000 UK adults to uncover the number of full-time workers who suffer from mental health problems; how many of them seek help for their issues; and the main barriers that hold them back from doing so.
The survey found that …

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[ 14 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

Set against the backdrop of the flourishing city of Birmingham, The National Franchise Exhibition will bring together aspiring entrepreneurs with opportunities in franchising at the NEC on 15 & 16 February.
Birmingham is a thriving hub for business, lying at the centre of a £94 billion regional economy. Enterprises based in the UK’s second largest city are within four hours’ travel time of 90% of the UK market, and, with further government investment committed to infrastructure, a multi-million-pound boom is expected for the city.[1]
Those looking to be part of the …

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[ 11 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

Latest research from CV-Library reveals that 77% of the U.K workforce believe that their colleagues don’t work hard enough, leading to negative feelings of job dissatisfaction and demotivation in their role.Data from this research also revealed that over half of employees work with people they dislike or find frustrating, with just over a third indicating that their workplace has a negative atmosphere due to the people around them.
Despite the majority of employees claiming to support their colleagues both in work and personally, 26% admitted to becoming jealous when their co-workers …

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[ 8 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

After working hard for 12 years at the same company, I was ready for a change. I needed a break and I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do for my next step. As a child, I grew up in Dubai and traveled often with my parents. I missed traveling and the freedom I had had as a kid and it dawned on me that my family could possibly take a sabbatical and travel around the world together.
It took some persuading to convince my wife, Natasha, that we should …

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[ 5 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

Research analysed by co-working-meets-creche start-up Cuckooz Nest reveals that women are far more likely to travel less than 15 minutes to work whilst the vast majority of long commutes are undertaken by men. The question is, does this disadvantage them in the work place?
Men travel longer distances to work, and women are the most likely to walk to work. Men account for 74% of those that cycle to work. Overall, men predominate journeys via train and tube and women occupy more bus and taxi seats.
Cuckooz Nest suggest that women opt …

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[ 5 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

Today, eight of the UK’s most successful female entrepreneurs were announced as winners of the 2018 NatWest everywoman Awards. For the past 16 years, NatWest and everywoman have created one of the most renowned awards programmes for women in business, to showcase phenomenal female talent. From the founders of multi-million-pound empires, to the women creating life-changing employment for disadvantaged individuals through social enterprises, their success stories will inspire the entrepreneurial spirit in other women.
At a time when Brexit negotiations are causing uncertainty for businesses, it is important to recognise …

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[ 2 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

Having just saved £30 on a weeks shop by swapping from Tesco to Aldi, I was interested to read that more than half (54 per cent) of all consumers are still prepared to fork out the extra cash for a well-known brand.
Some of the most popular brands among adults today include Apple, Coca-Cola and Cadbury’s – while 28 per cent prefer to step out with the Adidas stripes on the side of their shoe.
A further 52 per cent love to flash a Costa or Starbucks logo while on the train, and …

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[ 27 Nov 2018 | No Comment ]

A lengthy commute is something that most workers have to do, but what effect could it be having on our health? A new field study by Swinton and Mindlab has revealed that we are a nation of chronically stressed drivers, with commuters experiencing 15 days of stress each year from driving on UK roads.
A field study was conducted to explore what factors are affecting our stress levels. 60 controlled test drivers were completed by three drivers in major cities in the UK such as Birmingham, Cardiff, London, and Manchester. Drivers …