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A series of posts providing employment advice to businesses.

That's not very professional!!

Brad BurtonA few weeks ago I (Brad Burton) was walking around a business show. I was doing my usual gig, swanning around in jeans and t-shirt, when I passed a suited-and-booted bloke standing with his mate.

As I walked past he asked his mate, loudly enough to ensure that I heard, "Dress-down Thursday is it?"

Posted on 9 April 2013 12:27 PM

Increase in unpaid parental leave

From 8 March 2013, parents of children up to 5 years old will be able to take up to a maximum of 18 weeks unpaid parental leave per child.  This is an increase from the
current 13 week limit.  However, this will continue to be limited to a maximum of 4 weeks per year.

Posted on 9 April 2013 10:56 AM

What to look out for when using an agency

The recruitment industry has a bad name due to the minority of agency’s out there that’s pull some very unethical tricks, making money out of businesses and treating candidates as cash cow’s.

A good recruitment agency will save you time and money when recruiting but how do you know the difference between and good and a bad agency?

Posted on 4 March 2013 11:53 AM

The Sales Process misconception

There’s a widespread misconception that selling boils down to the skill of the individual, that it’s all about how you ‘close’ the deal. According to the Harvard Business review 60% of business opportunities are lost simply through lack of a structured follow up, in other
words it’s not just about having good sales people - it’s about having a
structured sales process.

Posted on 8 February 2013 11:50 AM

Auto Enrolement

You may have seen adverts or articles in recent months about employers offering pension schemes to their employees. This new legislation will affect everyone, whether you are an employer or an employee, so how does this impact on you?

Posted on 31 January 2013 02:39 PM

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