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Archive for August 2015

A 20 Year Career on a 2 Page CV?

It never ceases to amaze me why some people continue to produce 5 or even 7 page CVs in the current climate because Guess What? Nobody is going to read them ! So start reducing them down now, and make them short, sharp and punchy. Recruiters and Employers will be put off from reading a…

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Outplacement – over rated or useful?

I am often approached by clients who have been made redundant and whose previous company have offered them an Outplacement package as part of their severance. This is all very well as we know why big corporates in particular provide this service to outgoing executives :- 1. It sends an important message to the remaining…

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Hygiene voted worst office etiquette

Poor personal hygiene has been voted as the worst office ‘faux-pas’. Research, which surveyed 1,000 office workers, showed that a third of respondents believed personal hygiene was the most annoying issue. Almost a quarter believed that smelly food was the biggest office problem with more than a fifth finding lateness irritating. Team mates who aren’t…

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Apprenticeships to be protected in law

The Government has announced that the term ‘apprenticeship’ will now be protected in law. Apprenticeships will be given equal legal treatment as degrees, which will strengthen their reputation and ensure apprenticeships are recognised as a career path equal to higher education. The term ‘apprenticeship’ will be legally protected through the Enterprise Bill. This will give…

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DWP and UKCES launch seven projects to fight low pay!

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) and DWP conducted a competition that addressed the challenge of how to increase earnings for low income workers whilst tackling costly retention, recruitment and skills gaps faced by businesses. As part of this new initiative, seven new projects aimed at fighting low pay launched on 11 June…

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