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Productivity in the UK economy is worryingly low, and many solutions for resolving it have been put forward. One of the strangest was published recently in an advertorial in a major newspaper. The company advertising claimed that improving happiness at work would lead to greater productivity- which is almost certainly true. What was strange was the way Read more…


recruitment

If you are looking for a varied, well-remunerated and challenging career then recruitment is one well worth consideration.


Don’t have the money or the time to gain a college or university degree? Well don’t worry; there are still plenty of roles out there where you can earn serious money without a degree-level qualification. 


A Clean Bill of Health: Workplace Health Checks A clean bill of health can make all the difference to how effectively people operate in the workplace. If staff aren’t properly looked after,  this could potentially result in more absences, less productivity and seriously low levels of job satisfaction.


home office

With high speed home internet, cloud based productivity and collaboration tools, flexible employers and growing numbers of self employed people, home working is more popular than ever. But to do it right you need to set up a home office that’s suited to your needs. Your workspace Whether you’re working from home every day or only occasionally Read more…


What are apprenticeships? An apprenticeship is a combination of practical training and paid work which allows students to learn a focused set of skills while gaining essential experience in a working environment. They will work alongside more experienced, skilled colleagues to develop practical ‘on the job’ knowledge that can be transferred directly into their chosen career. One Read more…


As of November 2015, the number of young people in the United Kingdom not in education, employment or training stood at 848,000. Commonly referred to as ‘NEETs’, this huge section of society aged 16-24 (the Scottish government limits its NEET classification to those aged 16-19) is a desperate social and economic problem. BBC News in 2005 reported Read more…


The benefits of a bookkeeping career If you’re looking for a long, rewarding career, bookkeeping could be for you. Bookkeepers keep accurate records of businesses’ in-goings and outgoings. They often work closely alongside accountants; with whom they have a mutually-beneficially relationship. All companies have in-goings and outgoings, and all companies are legally obliged to keep records of Read more…


Career fairs are possible the most under-valued of all routes to a new career. That’s not to say they are poorly attended, they are frequently packed. But people who attend career fairs tend to do so fairly randomly, few people visit them with a strategic purpose in mind.


Over the past few years the idea of a career break has become popular. It makes a lot of sense, after all we spend so much of our lives working that when a chance comes along to spend a year or two doing something else, why not seize the opportunity? But the problem may come when you Read more…