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The ultimate guide to temp to perm jobs

Hiring temp to perm employees is becoming an increasingly common practice for companies looking for immediate support in their day-to-day roles. In fact, Tiger’s 2019 Salary Review revealed that the volume of temp-to-perm placements increased by 42% from 2017 to 2018, meaning there is plenty of demand for candidates who have both short- and long-term

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An Exceptional Working Life: Creating Better Workplaces

The gender pay gap starts well before women enter the workforce. Diversity isn’t just about quotas. Flexible working isn’t a benefit, it’s a necessity. Companies that neglect their corporate social responsibility will miss out on 88% of the millennial talent. These findings are just some of the topics covered in Tiger’s upcoming e-book, An Exceptional

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In Review: Pollen Street Social

The basics 8-10 Pollen Street, Mayfair London W1S 1NQ 020 7290 7600 www.pollenstreetsocial.com/ A snapshot Housed in a Georgian house just moments off bustling Regent Street, Pollen Street Social does a roaring business lunch trade, offering a spot for clients to indulge in Michelin-star dining without the stiff tablecloths and uptight service. The diverse set

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Staying motivated as a virtual assistant in London

You’ve made the transition to a virtual PA job, and are now working from home. While you may be able to put loads of laundry on between emails, or enjoy lunch at your dining table instead of at your desk, you may also find yourself lacking in motivation. With no team to encourage you and

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The evolution of performance management

In the early nineteenth century, a British entrepreneur named Robert Owen introduced what could be identified as one of the earliest iterations of traditional performance management. In his textile factory in Scotland, supervisors assigned each factory worker a coloured block based on their performance that day. The idea was that high achievers were rewarded and

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How to convert your temporary job into a permanent one

Taking on a temporary job in London has plenty of benefits, offering a great way to develop your skills, supplement your income, try something new or fill in the gap between other endeavours without committing to a permanent contract. In some cases though, a permanent role is exactly what you’re after! A London-based temp job

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What qualities to look for when recruiting hospitality staff

When hiring hospitality staff, it’s one thing to look at their professional experience, but another to understand the personality traits that will make them successful in a hospitality career. After all, working as a hotel manager, concierge or general manager requires an ongoing commitment to providing an exceptional guest experience – even when they may

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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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Finding secretarial jobs in London without the stress

If you’ve recently moved to London it may have come to your attention that it is absolutely huge! Unlike many cities where the core business activity is localised to the central business district, London is sprawling – as are its businesses. Depending on your interests, you can choose between the financial services district in the

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The ladder of learning: Encouraging career progression

Gone are the days of ladder-like career progression, where a trainee or entry-level assistant would slowly work up the ranks of their company to eventually reach a senior position. The modern world of work has transformed, bringing with it a new approach to career development, where experience and learning are emphasised and pathways appear in

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