Month: July 2017

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pay rise, salary, HR, Recruitment, news

How To Negotiate A Better Salary At Interview

It may be the most awkward conversation you can have with your boss. Well, perhaps not THE most awkward conversation, but it’s certainly up there. I am, of course, talking about asking for a pay rise. For some it will bring on fits of anxiety,...
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Samsung, London, Berlin, Business, Brexit, recruitment, news

London Snubbed by Samsung

If you live in London, you either love it or hate it here. In fact, you probably feel both ways, swinging back and forth a dozen times each day as your train’s delayed, you fork over £100 a day without anything to show for it, and you get caught b...
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BBC, gender pay gap, recruitment, HR, news

BBC Salary Report Reveals Massive Gender Pay Gap

I’ve spent a lot of time talking about the Government’s schemes to reduce the gender pay gap in recent months, with the ‘Gender pay gap reporting’ deadline set for the beginning of April next year. All positive stuff, and it seemed like the tide w...
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Pension, equal rights, Gay marriage, HR, News, Recruitment

Landmark Ruling: Equal Pension Rights for Same Sex Partners

In what’s been called a landmark ruling, the UK’s highest court has awarded a gay man’s partner the same pension rights as a wife would receive. This entitles John Walker’s husband to a full spousal pension, as long as they stay married for the du...
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Zero-hour contracts, Stress, Business, HR, Recruitment, News

Zero Hours Contracts Cost in Stress

Let’s talk about stress. And let’s talk about statistics. According to the government’s Health and Safety Executive, illness cost the UK economy £9.3 billion in 2015. And according to BMG Research, one third of days off through illness are as a di...
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