Month: June 2012

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AWR – Ineffectual and flawed or crucial to the wellbeing of temps?

AWR – Ineffectual and flawed or crucial to the wellbeing of temps?

Following our blog last month on the current state of both the temporary and permanent market, this week saw an interesting development in the ongoing effects of the AWR (Agency Workers Regulations) on employment in the UK. The AWR entitles temps...
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Home is where the heart is… as long as it’s overseas

Home is where the heart is… as long as it’s overseas

There are very few images more laughable than that of the typical Brit abroad; stone-coloured chinos, blue shirt and hat à la Michael Palin, or baggy shorts, scorched beer belly and balding but for a handkerchief.  Indeed there are certain places...
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So Based on Language Ability, Who Would Win Euro 2012?

So Based on Language Ability, Who Would Win Euro 2012?

This week saw the beginning of Euro 2012 and as a result all of the necessary paraphernalia that goes along with a major football tournament. Whilst this year’s competition sadly lacks the presence of Paul, the psychic Anglo-German octopus who sa...
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Compulsory Language Lessons Planned for UK Primary Schools

Compulsory Language Lessons Planned for UK Primary Schools

Children will receive compulsory lessons in foreign languages from the age of seven under a new government blueprint for the primary school curriculum to be published later this week. Ministers have suggested a range of languages that should be ...
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Why the Change in Language Focus for Employers?

Why the Change in Language Focus for Employers?

For centuries Britain’s businesses have plied their trade overseas, leading what is often said to be the first stage of globalisation back in the 18th century. Throughout the 20th century and up until the present day however, most analysts agree t...
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