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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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Six calligraphy courses to try this Spring

With the computer encroaching on everyday tasks bit by bit, the handwritten note is becoming a rare art. However, in private households, being able to compose a beautifully written thank you note, name settings, card or invitation is of great value to a potential employer. In fact, one of the UK’s leading etiquette experts, William

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Live the life you love with temping: A candidate’s experience

From the outside, temping can appear to be a daunting experience. However, with advantages galore, it’s definitely a viable option for those starting out in the industry, in between jobs, or looking for a more flexible lifestyle. We sat down with Ruth, one of our longstanding temps, to get the inside scoop on temping –

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Nine of the best co-working spaces in the UK: Part One

Working virtually offers plenty of benefits, not least the fact that you don’t need to leave the house to start work. That said, after weeks in the same position, working at home might not be so positive after all! That’s where co-working spaces come in. A somewhat recent phenomenon, these spaces fill the void between

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Is Dubai the city for you?

Dubai is a cultural melting pot, a cosmopolitan oasis built in the harsh Arabian desert. This rapidly growing new city has become the major success story of the Middle East, heralding a new era of economic development in the region. But what is it actually like to live there? While it may have become an

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Five ways to encourage the female pipeline in workplaces

With International Women’s Day still fresh in our memories and the looming mandatory gender pay gap reporting deadline in April, the topic of encouraging female talent in the workforce is more prevalent than ever. Companies are now dedicating time and resources to finding solutions that go beyond simply hiring more women. While this works on

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Networking and small talk with William Hanson

Earlier this year, Tiger Private hosted William Hanson, one of the leading experts in etiquette, at an intimate event for Tiger’s candidates. During the night, he covered a range of topics, including the difference between manners, etiquette and protocol; the perfect handshake; how to meet and greet, and small talk. He left each attendee with

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World Book Day: 7 books to help you get the job done

With World Book Day just days away, it’s time to discover the wonders of reading once more. Known to keep you sharp, help you chill out, improve your sleep and increase your empathy, there’s literally no downside to picking up a good tome. Here at Tiger, we like to kill two birds with one stone

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Dealing with debt: confronting a CCJ

If you’ve ever taken out a loan and not paid it back within the designated timeframe, or haven’t paid a few parking fines, there’s a high chance you’ve been issued with a county court judgement (CCJ). This court order formally recognises that you are indebted to someone and requires you to pay the money owed,

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So you want to be a Private PA?

We often see business PAs wanting to become private PAs – which is great – and we do encourage career moves that will take you in new directions and present new challenges. That said, it’s actually very difficult for us to place a business PA into a private PA role if they have no private

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