‘Unemployed’ has become such an ugly word. Ask anyone and the first thing that usually pops into their head is a vision on someone in tracksuit bottoms and Ugg Boots, sprawled on the sofa watching daytime TV who only ventures out of their council house to queue outside the Jobcentre for the money which will fund their next night out, right? Read Article »
Money’s been tight since the recession hit and people are scrimping and saving to ensure they have enough to get by. People are switching supermarkets, regulating their energy use and opting for UK staycations rather than two weeks abroad. But what about those who are still feeling the pinch? Read Article »
You may think your CV is the best thing ever written. You’ve got some great qualifications and your experience is spot on for the job you’re applying for. Yet two weeks pass and you’ve still heard no response. You tried applying for something you’re more than qualified for, yet you’re still being ‘ignored’. Why? You may have ruined your CV. Read Article »
Got the Monday blues? Chances are, if your employees are living for the weekend they don’t really enjoy their job. It may not specifically be the tasks they’re set or the work they do, but the same thing day in, day out. If you’re finding that there’s a lack of ‘umph’ in your workplace, perhaps it’s time to inject a little more excitement into your week and introduce new things.
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I’m not really one to complain. Well, to companies anyway. I’ve recently submitted a complaint after an online clothing company after they failed to process my order and the item went out of stock in the meantime. I addressed the issue with the company’s online ‘ticket’ system but only received an abundance of “sorry for the inconvenience“. The company do not disclose any contact details on their website, so I had to ask for an email address to send a written complaint to. Their ’24-hour response’ policy failed to work and I had to contact them again with the same request. Luckily I did receive a response and sent over my email complaint. Read Article »
An attractive workspace can boost productivity and morale.
If you were asked to picture an office, you’d probably be piecing together white walls and wooden desks. It’s a fact, offices can drab and dull with minimal decor as many employers are overlooking the fact that attractive offices boost employee morale, increase creativity and overall improve revenue. Plus there’s the wow-factor for any visitors to the building. Read Article »