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30/11/2017
Run up to year end November 2017

Christmas, the run up to year end – a time for reflection, looking forward and cementing workplace …

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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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01/10/2017
Why lawyers in law firms can make excellent managers

For those of you like me who have spent many years working within the legal sector, we will all be …

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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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15/09/2016
Why and how you should get yourself headhunted

The recruitment market has completely changed in the last 15 years. It is amazing to see the innovat…

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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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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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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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04/03/2016
Business Development for lawyers: How to farm your network successfully

Here we look at some practical ways to keep in touch with your contacts, once you’ve met them.

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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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25/01/2016
Why hiring managers should put more emphasis on winning personalities

Hiring senior executives is a conservative affair, even more so in the legal world. Rightly, emphasi…

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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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01/11/2015
Why you should not accept a counter-offer

Last week we saw a statistic which may be staggering to some, but not to us. The statistic, from the…

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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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01/08/2015
Faulty Job Portals & Candidate Application Systems. How you beat them.

Faulty Job Portals & Candidate Application Systems. Systems are killing 75% of job seekers' chances …

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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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01/05/2015
Recruitment Tips for Employers: "Recruiting in a Candidate Driven Market."

In a candidate driven market where there is a shortage of highly skilled applicants the recruitment …

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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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01/01/2015
New Year, new focus?

As an SME owner it can be a lonely and frustrating experience.

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