Why you should use a Recruiter : 6 reasons for Candidates

We’ve all been there;

you get an incoming call from an unknown number and it turns out to be a recruiter (groan). To most people, unsolicited calls like this are only marginally less annoying than those from a PPI call centre. You are not alone in wishing you’d screened them, followed by experiencing dread / irritation / “why-can’t-they-leave-me-alone?”-type feelings. And another thing: why do they always seem to be roles that are at least two levels too junior for you? Or in a completely different sector? Believe it or not, it’s happened to us too.

But wait! Befo...

Posted in Recruitment - 21st September, 2017

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.


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




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