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Written by Rob Chant
23th March, 2020

How to be more productive at work

We might have all thought it, but ADP Research confirmed last year that UK employees work approximately 14 days longer than many EU countries over a year. That equates to 6.3 hours a week on average of work without pay, or £5,000 of employees’ time per annum.  No wonder the UK was named the, “Unpaid...
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Written by Rob Chant
16th March, 2020

5 Stress-Busting Tips to Help Beat Stress at Work

According to reports, more than 15 million days are lost every year because of employees suffering from work-related stress. On top of that, over 500,000 workers in the UK feel unwell due to stress levels at work. The Cartridge People commissioned a study, the “Workplace Stress Study 2019”, to find out what issues were causing...
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Written by Leightontaylor
09th March, 2020

How to Ask for a Pay Rise or Promotion

Every so often, and certainly at this time of year, most employees look around the job market to ‘see what’s out there’. For some it’s the motivation to change jobs; for others, it’s to compare their salary with the recruitment marketplace. We all think about our salary expectations and the good news is that in...
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Written by Leightontaylor
02th March, 2020

How to Stop Interview Nerves

Good news. You’ve got an interview! But as the day approaches, the nerves start to kick in.  Not that it’s completely a bad thing to have some nerves on interview day. However, if your nerves are likely to take over the interview, then you may need some help. You’ve researched the company, you’ve read and...
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Written by Leightontaylor
17th February, 2020

What Employees Want from their Workplace in 2020

An Investors in People (IIP) survey of 2,000 employees found that more than half of UK’s workers are thinking about moving, or have actively started looking for a new job in 2020. The survey also found that 76% reported feeling stressed at work, 64% said their sleep had been impacted and complained they were ‘always...
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Written by Leightontaylor
28th October, 2019

Professional services interview etiquette – Selling yourself without bragging

Being good at your job is great, but in an interview situation, your potential new employer or partner doesn’t just want to know where you’ve worked and what you’ve done, they also want to hear what you’ve achieved. But how do those of us in the notoriously narcissistic professional services sector manage to sell ourselves...
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Written by Leightontaylor
21th October, 2019

The 5 other things employers are looking for in a candidate

The interview process can be stressful and exhausting for candidates who are not adequately prepared, particularly if they are interviewing for senior positions, where the stakes and the scrutiny will be that much higher. It can be even more intimidating if you’re not 100% sure what the person on the other side of the table...
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Written by Leightontaylor
14th October, 2019

Ignoring the B-word – Turning Brexit into job search success

Brexit is the word on the tip of the nation’s tongue right now, and with good reason. But should this necessarily dampen your job search? Not at all. According to Giles Taylor, at Leighton Taylor Consulting, “At the moment, professional services firms are continuing to hire both replacement and brand new roles, which in the...
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Written by Leightontaylor
23th September, 2019

The top 7 things professional services firms are looking for in a potential employee

So your recruitment agent has got you an interview with a professional services firm. You’ve got the full job spec from your consultant, and you both think you’d be a good fit for the role. But sometimes, it’s not always obvious what employers are looking for just from a job spec. Below, we’ve compiled the...
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Written by Leightontaylor
26th August, 2019

Recruitment Trends Making Waves in 2019

We’re only just now starting to see the real ramifications of an era built on digital foundations. From smartphones to machine learning and everywhere in between, we live in a blessed age when it comes to powerful tools, but we don’t always realise how to properly utilise them. The trends below encapsulate all facets of...
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