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[ 21 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]

Nearly three quarters of parents rate flexible working as very important when they are looking for a new job – with homeworking the most popular form – yet relatively few employers supply any equipment or technical support to enable workers to work outside the office, according to a survey by Workingmums.co.uk.
The survey of over 2,000 parents, sponsored by BBC Future Media, also showed that many employees still lack full confidence in remote communications tools despite their desire to work from home.
Homeworking was the most attractive type of flexible working that …

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[ 6 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]

 Life is short, right? The world is large, the opportunities are never-ending, so to make the most out of things, one must cram as much as possible into the finite number of years we are accorded. I suppose that must be the basic reasoning behind my urge to combine a 50-60 hour per week day-job with four children and a time-consuming – if utterly addictive – side-line as a writer of historical fiction. (Seriously: what was I thinking? That I was Superwoman? Err… yes)
I could have chosen to write romance …

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[ 7 May 2014 | No Comment ]

Whether you employ one person or 1000, there are ten skills that no employer or manager should be without. If used appropriately they will enhance your work environment and make your team happy. Christina Hession from Toastmasters International details these 10 essential skills:
1)     Critical Thinking: A successful critical thinker gathers information, before interpreting it, analysing it and using logical reasoning to reach conclusions. To become a better critical thinker you need to be informed, avoid making decisions too early, have an open mind, don’t be afraid to ask questions, weigh opinions …

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[ 28 Jan 2014 | No Comment ]
Win the ultimate career booster

Are you fed up with not getting the job you want? If so, watch the video, then visit Jobsite to win a fabulous package that will help you achieve your goals.Career coaching, interview training, even the right outfit: all this and more is included in the competition prize. This could really give you a boost if you’ve taken a career break and are unsure about how to get back on track: an iPad is part of the prize too. Visit the site, ‘CV writing help from Jobsite UK’, to get the …

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[ 24 Jan 2014 | No Comment ]

It isn’t easy to find that perfect job; the holy grail of jobs that fits around the children, and gives you a good challenge. When you have been looking at job adverts, you have probably noticed that not many part-time jobs are advertised either on-line or off-line. When you are after a more professional, higher level job it gets even worse. I was recently speaking to one of the most awarded firms for family-friendliness in the UK, and even they had just realised that they weren’t advertising part-time options above …

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[ 29 Jul 2013 | No Comment ]

More than 150,000 working people a year will have to pay for justice in one of the most sweeping shake-ups of employment regulations for half a century which came into force today, Monday 29 July, Unite, the country’s largest union, has warned.
Those who wish to contest their unfair dismissal or discrimination cases at an employment tribunal (ET) will have to stump up to £1,200 upfront to have their cases heard. This is the first time since the relevant employment legislation was formulated in the 1960s that claimants have been asked to …

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[ 14 May 2013 | One Comment ]

Last week we looked at freelancing: this week we’re focusing on a popular area for freelancers, administration. This is a freelance service which merits its own section, because it is one area where anyone with a computer and reasonable language and IT skills can start a business. Play to your strengths. If you are good on the phone, some businesses may need people to make sales calls for them. Others may want a ‘virtual receptionist’ to answer the phones. This is not ideal if you have noisy children at home, but …

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[ 24 Apr 2013 | No Comment ]

Health and safety in the workplace is of the utmost importance, and employers have a number of responsibilities in order to ensure the safety of their employees. Every year, many people are injured unnecessarily whilst at work, with some injuries being serious or even fatal.
With this in mind, it is important to ensure you are up to date about workplace health and safety so that you know your rights in the event that you do fall victim to a workplace injury.
Frequently Asked Questions about Workplace Health & Safety
Are there certain …

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[ 23 Jan 2013 | No Comment ]

There is something strange going on in the UK employment market. Employment has never been higher, but economic growth is negligible and productivity is falling. Economists at the ONS (Office of National Statistics) are scratching their heads, trying to work out what is going on…
Maybe they need to take a look at what is going on in the every day lives of people trying to make ends meet in tougher economic times. As companies, large and small make cut backs, ambitious professionals are taking their lives into their own hands …