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17/04/2018
Making the leap to partner need not be as daunting as you think – presenting a business case, by Chris White of Blue Pencil.

Chris White, Director of Blue Pencil, shares his tips on how to present a business case for a partne…

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21/03/2018
What qualities should lawyers possess? Blue Pencil interviews non-executive director Paul Turner, ex-partner at Clyde & Co

Interview with Paul Turner (Senior lawyer with over 30 years legal experience including 11 years as…

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05/02/2018
With UK gender pay results looming, how are law firms fairing on the issue of gender equality?

With the April deadline looming for UK employers with over 250 employees to report their gender pay …

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17/01/2018
Has the time come for “Artificially Intelligent” legal recruiters?

As we launch into 2018 with renewed vigour, the press continues to be full of stories chronicling th…

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19/11/2017
Recruitment Outside In – What about feedback!

Prior to becoming a Director at Blue Pencil, I spent 27 years in HR of which 15 years were spent in …

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06/11/2017
How lawyers can improve their interviewing skills and why it matters!

My friends who are lawyers tell me that there are still a small minority of their colleagues who see…

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13/02/2017
E-mail and Social Media Etiquette in the Modern Business World

You don’t have to be a million miles away from the news to realise how damaging e-mail leaks can be …

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02/10/2016
How consultancy can offset the pressures of the modern legal practice

Richard Nelson, Senior Partner at Richard Nelson LLP, discusses the modern day pressures of a legal…

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24/08/2016
Why companies should consider hiring professional sportspeople

I was recently asked to write an article with regards to what barriers I have faced when trying to m…

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11/07/2016
Why ambitious junior lawyers need to create their own networks

Ahead of ‘How to make it as a City lawyer’, King & Wood Mallesons partner Ajay Pathak shares what he…

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10/06/2016
Aspiring lawyers: your most common questions answered

There are numerous hurdles to overcome before you qualify and it can be a confusing process.

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27/05/2016
The 60-second interview: “No firm will succeed by cost cutting alone"

Osborne Clarke IT director Nathan Hayes says that firms should focus on service, not cost cutting in…

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10/03/2016
Here's What To Write In Your Thank-You Note After A Job Interview

Sometimes it's still worth going the extra, analog mile.

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08/03/2016
10 ways to get the most out of your training contract

So, today alone you have been made to race to the printer for the 28th time and run your 16th redlin…

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25/02/2016
Tips on Maximising Remote Working

One of the biggest global employment trends is working remotely from your office. More and more peop…

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02/02/2016
Implementing a Business Plan

Writing a business plan is actually quite a daunting prospect.. Most start-ups don’t know where they…

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01/12/2015
How to recruit when starting a new business

For any start-up business to really grow, you need to hire staff and the right ones too. This will s…

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01/12/2015
How to ace competency-based interviews

Rob Marrs, Head of Education at the Society, offers advice on how to handle competency-based questio…

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01/10/2015
How to land your ideal job role. Tips on securing a job interview.

Trying to land your ideal job role is often a frustrating experience full of pitfalls and potential …

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01/09/2015
Is social media really impacting recruitment?

Interesting Report on the Impact of Social Media in Recruitment

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01/07/2015
How to protect your confidentiality when searching for jobs?

One of the biggest concerns for all candidates that we speak to is confidentiality. There are so man…

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01/06/2015
The dangers to employers of not providing feedback in the recruitment process.

One of the biggest issues and gripes in recruitment is the lack of feedback when candidates apply fo…

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01/04/2015
How to ensure prompt payments

I recently saw a survey in the UK that 55 Billion GBP is owed in late payment of invoices to UK comp…

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