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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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How to stand out from the crowd as a graduate

When competing for your first graduate role, distinguishing yourself from your peers can be harder than first thought. If you are sitting at similar life stages to everyone else, how do you convince a potential employer that you’re the right person for the role? It all comes down to planning – the quest to stand

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Outsourcing payroll: a Tiger service

Don’t want to invest in an in-house payroll system? Employing transient staff such as contractors or interns and wanting to fast-track the payroll process? Tiger can help! For a number of years, on top of our temporary staffing solution, we’ve offered a comprehensive PAYE payroll system for all our clients, but more recently, have noticed

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Brown + Hudson’s top three travel tips

Travel planning is an incredibly common responsibility of many PAs and EAs. Between flights, visas, accommodation and transfers, there’s plenty to consider, and plenty of opportunities for things to go wrong! As the founder of luxury travel company Brown + Hudson, Philippe Brown knows all there is to know about organising complex travel itineraries. Having

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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 Two

We’re no strangers to the benefits of working from home. However, sometimes, it’s nice to get out of the house, experience a new environment and plough through a productive day. That’s where co-working spaces come in. Now on every other corner in London, these spaces fill the void between cafes and offices, offering freelancers and

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A guide to private household salaries

With no established benchmarking process, determining the appropriate salary for private household staff can be harder than first thought. As with any role, salaries are dependent on experience, qualifications, location and job responsibilities, and so can range widely. However, understanding the current market can provide insight into the industry standard and guide you in the

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In Review: The Fat Duck

The basics Address: High Street, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AQ Telephone: +44 1628 580 333 thefatduck.co.uk A snapshot Fat Duck is a brand synonymous with experimentation, liquid nitrogen, multi-sensory adventures and Heston Blumenthal. But while the cynics might presume his flagship restaurant to be little more than extravagant gimmicks and a pricey wine list, we found

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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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