Your perfect candidate is out there; they just don’t know it yet.

If you are struggling to recruit the right talent for your business then you are not alone; this is a common issue for many employers. Happily the reason behind it is very simple: your perfect candidate is probably not looking for another job… yet.

Meet the Passive Candidate

She is happy in her current role.
She is a highly valued employee and excellent at her job.
She is not looking for a new role, but…
… She would be interested in the right opportunity and would be prepared to consider attractive offers.

There is little consensus about the proportion of “pa...

Posted in Recruitment - 9th November, 2016

3 steps to succeeding at change management

People don’t like change. Change on any scale is one of life’s hardest jobs and is particularly tough when it comes to new processes and technology in the workplace.

We’re talking about document workflow, information management and automation.

Many business owners and leaders are understandably nervous about implementing new ways of working. Allocating hard-earned budget for new software, risking low uptake amongst staff, a project falling flat and reverting back to an old system is not a prospect many bosses would relish.

If you reflect for a moment, you’ll re...

Posted in Technology - 21st September, 2016

Running a really long way for St Leonard’s Hospice

On Sunday 9th October Phil Blackburn will be running his first ever Marathon. Although he is no stranger to a hard slog, Phil would ordinarily count himself amongst the cycling fraternity having recently covered 103 miles on two wheels… for fun. He’s clearly not playing at this fitness malarkey. Phil – along with colleagues Pete & Marcin – set up “Ben Johnson Spoolers” earlier this year: a cycling club open to amateurs and more experienced cyclists alike to encourage all of us to get fit and enjoy the great outdoors.

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This time around however, Phil will be running 2...

Posted in Technology - 31st August, 2016

7 Reasons to include Promotional Products in your marketing mix (inc. infographic)

If you are unconvinced about the efficacy of Promotional Products to generate sales and boost your bottom line: read on. We believe Business Gifts are a memorable and cost-effective way to market your business and increase awareness of your brand. Here are some facts figures about business gifts and promotional products to get you thinking…

7Only 1 in 5 consumers bins an unwanted promotional product, the majority are either filed away or passed on to someone else (42%) with 6 in 10 people keeping promotional items for up to 2 years. Source


653% of people use a pro...

Posted in Workplace Supplies - 12th July, 2016

Clerkenwell Design Week (24-26 May 2016)

Last month our Interiors team descended on London to join 35,000 other individuals from the design community to attend the 8th annual Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW16).

Clerkenwell has the greatest concentration of office furniture showrooms in the world, with exhibitors coming from as far afield as Australia, Brazil and Turkey. There were over 300 exhibiting brands on display this year, many of whom brought new, forward-thinking products and ways of working.

As you’d expect, seating of all shapes and sizes was in abundance: soft seating to encourage agile working, bo...

Posted in Interiors - 29th June, 2016

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