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Adverse weather; it's good to be prepared

Adverse weather; it's good to be prepared

Winter is rapidly approaching and with it comes adverse weather. Just as the Scouts motto says “Be Prepared” it’s a good idea to put measures in place to cover every eventuality. Read our latest blog.
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Embracing a growth mindset will always yield results

Embracing a growth mindset will always yield results

If a plant isn’t growing or yielding a harvest the best thing to do is water it, feed it, and move it to a different spot. The same can be said for our employees and their careers. Read our latest blog on the difference between fixed and growth mindsets.
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How to make Christmas recruitment full of cheer

How to make Christmas recruitment full of cheer

Are you one of those people who has already done their Christmas shopping and wrapped it? Have you wrapped up your staffing for the festive period yet too? For many employers the holidays may have crept up on them unexpectedly, read our blog on recruiting the perfect temporary Christmas team.
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How to overcome staff burnout

How to overcome staff burnout

For many staff in events management, client relations and hospitality, the festive period can become increasingly hectic. So how do you ensure that they don’t suffer from burnout and enjoy a healthy work-life balance.
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5 key skills for great people management

5 key skills for great people management

For many of us when starting out in our career or indeed, starting our own business, we don’t consider that at some point our role may grow and that we may have to employ a team of staff. Read the 5 key skills that we believe are required for great people management.
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Why outsourcing your HR can benefit your business

Why outsourcing your HR can benefit your business

Having an HR specialist on hand is becoming increasingly more important for businesses of all sizes, particularly with new employment regulations coming in to force in 2020. Read about why it’s a great idea to outsource your HR.
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Can I refuse a candidate on the basis of their visible tattoos?

Can I refuse a candidate on the basis of their visible tattoos?

You’re holding interviews. That candidate with an amazing CV walks through the door with a very obvious and visible tattoo. Should it be a deal breaker? Read on to find out the question you should really be asking.
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Are you ready for employment law changes in 2020?

Are you ready for employment law changes in 2020?

When did you last review your contracts? Are they ready to go as soon as someone starts? If not, you need to get ready now as from 6th April you will be breaking the law by not providing it on day one of employment!
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It's time to embrace neurodiversity

It's time to embrace neurodiversity

This week is Dyslexia Awareness Week. More than one in ten people in the UK are dyslexic and many more of us live with other neurodiverse conditions, so how do employers deal with these hidden impairments and what are the benefits to embracing them?
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Is it time to get ready for Brexit?

Is it time to get ready for Brexit?

In this week’s blog we’re going to address the B Word. Whether you agree that the UK should leave the EU or not, employers across Kent should be preparing their staff for potential Brexit related disruption. Read our suggestions of how to keep your business on track.
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