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Becoming a modern-day butler

Gone are the days of gloved hands carrying silver trays – the modern-day butler looks a little different these days. With an extended range of responsibilities, numerous benefits and an ever-growing knowledge base, it is now a very varied role requiring a wide range of skills. As a result, the paths to becoming a household

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How to encourage the uptake of flexible working

With fluid hours, working from home and general adaptability in the workplace on the rise, there’s no doubt that flexible working is well and truly part of modern business. Conditions like coming into the office late or leaving early to do the school run, unlimited holiday allowances and remote working are becoming increasingly stock standard

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Podcast: The secrets of a great CV

As secretarial recruitment experts, our consultants see hundreds of CVs every day – both good and bad. In the first of our Tiger Talks series, we sat down with senior permanent consultant, Sarah Worssam, to find out what every candidate should be including – and leaving out– in their CV. Looking for a secretarial job in

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Stretch your way to success: London’s best yoga classes

In the age of digital revolution, where we are always contactable, there’s something satisfying about leaving technology behind to stretch, reflect and chill out. For many, this is where yoga comes in. The ancient practice, which celebrates the union of body and consciousness, has risen in popularity over the last decade, offering a sanctuary in

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How to prevent burnout

How many times have you quickly checked your work email before going to bed? Or decided to finish something off and ended up in the office at 9pm? When was the last time you left your desk for a full lunchtime? With the line between working and leisure hours becoming fuzzier every day, separating the

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Job-hunting lessons from the Love Island villa

At last, the long-awaited summer is upon us. Everyone has a spring in their step, the sun is out, the fleeces are tucked away (on the whole) and, arguably most excitingly, Love Island is back! For the minority that don’t know, Love Island is one of the UK’s most talked-about and loved programmes gracing our

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The benefits and challenges of working from home

As flexible working increases in popularity in workplaces across London, the number of people working from home is on the rise. According to research from the Trades Union Congress (TUC), over the last 10 years, the number of employees who regularly work from home has gone up by a fifth, while ONS statistics show flexi-time

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The importance of soft skills

When it comes to finding a job in London, or further afield, soft skills are an essential weapon in a jobseeker’s arsenal. Referring to the non-technical abilities such as communication, problem solving skills and time management, soft skills are highly sought-after by employers and can often put candidates ahead of the competition. Georgia Watkins, a

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What can a recruitment agency do for you?

The search for a job in London can be a full time job in itself. However, there are ways to make the process easier, including registering with a recruitment agency. Employment agencies in London specialise in placing candidates in roles across a range of industries and can help you secure your next dream role. How

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Five ways to include support staff in your learning and development policies

Establishing and encouraging a culture of learning is one of most important elements of any business. Providing opportunities for employees to develop their knowledge and skills can increase morale, motivation, engagement and productivity, encourages a growth mindset and result in stronger business outcomes. However, it’s important to consider every employee in your policies, including your

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