Managing your Personal Brand Online

If the mere mention of the phrase “personal brand” makes you cringe then you are not alone. Until now, mere mortals could be forgiven for thinking that this concept of “brand” was the sole preserve of celebrities and those in the public eye. Not anymore. The boom of social media has meant that anyone who engages with platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is simultaneously building their personal brand whether it is a conscious decision or not. If this is something you have never thought about before then do not fear. How you present yourself online can be a ...

Posted in Recruitment - 29th March, 2017

Red Alert!

Ben Johnson Interiors get into the spirit of Red Nose Day

This year, to show our support for Comic Relief 2017 our team have spent the last week really going that extra mile, raising funds whilst adding some fun and laughter to the normal working day. We set ourselves a challenge to raise £500 by Friday 24 March and we’re pleased to confirm that we met this target – even surpassing it! Here’s a few of the many fundraising activities :

Some staff were locked in a head-to-head 10,000 steps a day challenge with friends, family and staff sponsoring. Competition was fie...

Posted in Interiors - 27th March, 2017

Brand “You”: Making sure your message is consistent.

20 years ago, a true sign of a good CV was longevity and no breaks. You found an employer and you progressed through the ranks until you retired with a piece of cake and a handsome timepiece.

… Not today …

Generation Y and Z see things differently. To progress, gain experience, and become a well-rounded employee and human being moving around is not only tolerated; it is celebrated and encouraged. Life experience and grasping opportunities when they present themselves are key features of “you” and your personal brand.

When it comes to applying for a new job, you ...

Posted in Recruitment - 28th February, 2017

Agility is the key

The world of work is awash with agile working buzz-terms such as “hot desking”, “breakout”, “scrumming” and “smart working”. In our Ben Johnson Interiors team, these words crop up regularly in our discussions with clients, but what does “agile working” actually mean and what are the benefits and challenges to business?

At Ben Johnson, we’re now regularly designing and building “agile working” workplaces across the UK. Agile working is not a new concept– but it is a new way of working. It’s all about using the benefits of changing working practices and deploying new...

Posted in Interiors - 24th February, 2017

From one Working Parent to another : Don’t give up The Search!

So you took time off to raise a family (a brave decision!) and now you want to get back to work. Back to something that resembles the person you were and the bank balance you once had.

One of the biggest obstacles to achieving your goal can be finding an employer who empathises with your situation and allows that to play a part in your future working life. You have so much to offer, you just need that one thing. The dreaded ‘F’ word: Flexibility.

I am a BIG champion of flexibility for working parents. Not only because I am one, but most of my friends are too, and I...

Posted in Recruitment - 28th February, 2017




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