An "Executive" by any other name would smell as sweet…

What’s in a name? And what’s in a Job Title to be more precise?

Ever been a Director but not on The Board? A Manager without a team? An Executive of little more than the paperclips on your desk? Some professionals would say that job titles are completely meaningless, and to a degree they are right. In a business environment where companies are permitted to dream up their own job titles, from the humdrum to the downright whacky (Director of Moonshots, anyone?), a title in one organisation can mean something totally different in another. So what’s the point? Unless – as...

Posted in Recruitment - 26th July, 2017

The Power of Nature – at Work!

We all know how calming and restorative it can be to enjoy a walk in idyllic countryside on a lovely day – but did you know that the long-term absence of greenery and nature in our lives is now believed to have an adverse effect on our mental wellbeing?

Scientists and researchers have recorded benefits in buildings that connect people with nature, such as hospitals where patients have healed faster; schools where children’s test scores have risen, and offices where employees are more productive, as well as communities where neighbours and families are doing better.

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Posted in Interiors - 26th July, 2017

The Gender Pay Gap & What you can do about it

With the recent revelations at the BBC regarding the Gender Pay Gap, that BBC Breakfast sofa was definitely more awkward this morning!! But this issue is obviously not all about the BBC – it is a relevant topic that affects so many.

Despite the Equal Pay Act over 45 years ago, women still earn less than men in equivalent roles today. This is illegal. Overall the gender gap in the UK still stands at 18.1% for all workers, or 9.4% for full-time staff.

Women can expect to earn significantly less than men over their entire careers as a result of differences in caring re...

Posted in Recruitment - 19th July, 2017

Action stations in the workplace

Our top tips for buying the best desks and chairs for your workforce

Are you considering buying new staff workstations for your office? It’s a big step and can be a large investment.
In a swift move, you can alter the whole look and feel of your workplace – positively or negatively – as well as the way your staff work together. You can’t afford to make mistakes.
So, pay heed to our insider tips here and consider the following before you part with your hard-earned cash!

1. What size of desk to go for?

When considering new desking, the best way to start is to g...

Posted in Interiors - 19th June, 2017

Writing a powerful Personal Statement - 5 Top Tips

Of all the components of a CV, the personal statement is often the part people struggle with. Recording objective facts about your career progression to date is easy. Writing subjectively about yourself, having to actually sell yourself (cringe) – not so much. But it doesn’t have to be a challenge. Sometimes called a profile or summary, the Personal Statement is a critical part of your CV which enables prospective employers and recruiters to quickly identify who you are as a professional, what you have to offer in terms of experience and ambition, and the strategic valu...

Posted in Recruitment - 14th June, 2017

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