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Three ways to hold on to return to work parents following parental leave

The Office for National Statistics has, just this week, estimated that the unemployment rate in the UK is 3.8%, which is the lowest since records began in 1974[1]. The contracting pool of available candidates means that it’s becoming increasingly important for employers to attract return to work parents back to the workplace. Employers have not

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Three ways an office manager can help onboard new staff

When it comes to onboarding, the office manager’s job description isn’t just about setting up a new starter’s computer, phone and official documents. As you’re in the unique position of working across all departments, you can also play an integral role in the successful onboarding of new employees through more informal means. We recommend partnering

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Three ways to hire a private PA for fit

Hiring for personality fit is one of the most important elements of the recruitment process for a private household PA. The duties of the role can often be over and above ‘normal’ PA responsibilities, so try to view the task as a matchmaking mission! As the candidate may be privy to intimate details of the

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Ace your hospitality job interview with these top tips

The hospitality industry is completely different to any other sector, so it follows that their interview process will be as well. If you’ve decided on a career in hospitality, it can be extremely flexible and rewarding, but the task of landing your dream role can be daunting. While the jobs in hospitality are varied, we’ve

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Five easy ways to hold onto your receptionist

Retaining a good receptionist for the long term can be a difficult task, but it’s critical if you want to ensure consistency and quality of your client service delivery. Here are five tips you can follow to make sure you hold on to your star receptionist. Treat them with respect A receptionist can be treated

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HR managers, how are you educating your staff about unconscious bias?

Unconscious bias: educating teams towards diverse hiring The positive impact of diversity in the workplace is not news. For many years we’ve known that business productivity, company culture and employee satisfaction improve with a workplace made up of diverse genders, nationalities, sexualities, ages, ethnicities and educational backgrounds. Despite all this information, the reality of adopting

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Fast-track your temporary career with these top tips!

Temping is a fantastic flexible working option for a range of people at different stages of their lives:  you could be a return-to-work-parent looking to get back into work slowly, a recent school leaver or university grad trying out the job market to see what fits. Alternatively, you might be looking for a complete career

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A day in the life of a private chef

Having a private chef job is a dream role for many – you can create extravagant menus for glamourous parties and cook exciting bespoke meals for the rich and famous. We chatted to one of our fantastic candidates, Jessⁱ, about what it’s like to be a freelance or temporary private chef. From preparing a fish

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Top rooftop bars in London for after-work summer drinks

When summer starts to roll in, London’s rooftops come alive with some fantastic venues in which to drink and chat. We’ve rounded up five rooftop bars across the city to visit after you’ve clocked off. Jin Bo Law, Aldgate https://www.jinbolaw.co.uk Located on the 14th floor of the Dorset City Hotel in Aldgate, this rooftop bar

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Five New Apps Perfect for a Virtual Assistant

The idea of becoming a virtual assistant can sound very appealing – with flexible working hours, you can work from literally anywhere in the world and, if you’re experienced, it can be a much easier job than being in an office with a demanding boss. The reality of being a remote employee and offering virtual

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