How to Hire Great Staff – and Keep Them!

February 17, 2015 at 5:44 am. Posted by . Comments

There's one rule that applies to each and every business owner in any sector. You can have the best product, the most well-constructed of business models and customers clambering for you to serve them - but without the best staff available, the company will never achieve its true potential. Recruitment is far more than selecting people with just the right set of skills..

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Drugs testing in the workplace: Learn your rights

August 13, 2014 at 1:41 am. Posted by . Comments

When carried out by specialist laboratories, such as Matrix Diagnostics, workplace drug and alcohol testing can be used to protect businesses and their employees, ensuring that rules and regulations are followed, and that the workforce is focused on the task at hand. The effects of drug and alcohol abuse can put staff, and the business itself, at risk, while substance..

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Entrepreneurs making the most of the Internet

August 8, 2014 at 1:49 am. Posted by . Comments

In the days before the Internet, entrepreneurs had to work hard to realize their business dreams and to communicate not just their ideas but also the products they had developed and were hoping to sell. Today, entrepreneurs have the amazingly powerful tool of the World Wide Web, that intricate network of knowledge, the information superhighway that has enabled so many..

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Self-employment – putting your degree to practical use

August 7, 2014 at 5:50 am. Posted by . Comments

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Gaining a good degree is a sure sign that someone is prepared to work hard in order to get on in life. Some degrees, such as in the sciences, maths or IT, equip people with a high level of skills that they can sell to employers, or better still, use to start their own business. More arts-oriented degrees, such as English, music or foreign languages, also have considerable..

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Top apps for university students

July 2, 2014 at 2:10 am. Posted by . Comments

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Whether you’re in your first year of university or approaching finals, it’s never too late to be trying new things to help improve your performance. If you know the right apps, smartphone technology can be incredibly useful in aiding your studies. Read on for a rundown of essential apps that every university student should download. Evernote When it comes to note..

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What is the Outlook for the UK’s Education Jobs Market?

April 29, 2014 at 5:19 pm. Posted by . Comments

Some jobs markets have not fully recovered since the great economic downturn of few years ago. The story is not that much different in the case of the education jobs market in the UK. If you are someone interested in this market, especially as a newly-qualified teacher (NQT) or an education student, you may be interested in knowing its outlook. A contrasting tale While..

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How to Set Up Your Finances Electronically to Avoid Over Spending

April 2, 2014 at 4:29 pm. Posted by . Comments

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If you find yourself living from pay cheque to pay cheque, you may be wondering how you can curtail over spending and create a rainy-day fund. Luckily, the electronic age has made handling your finances easier than ever. Here are four services your bank likely offers for free, online, to get your finances in order. Automatically Pay Bills While you can always sit down..

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The 10 Fancy Dress Essentials For Your Closet

February 27, 2014 at 12:40 am. Posted by . Comments

Fancy Dress

You’ve just received a last-minute invitation to a fancy dress costume party, but panic strikes when you wonder just what on earth you’re going to wear. If this sounds like a familiar occurrence, then listen up! By keeping a reliable collection of trusty costume essentials in your closet, you’ll be able to throw a costume together with ease. Don’t wait until..

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Give Bulgarian And Romanian Students A Chance

February 12, 2014 at 11:31 pm. Posted by . Comments

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Recently, a shocking new law passed. Imagine that one ordinary day you are just sat at home with your family, when you get a letter through the door that says you owe the Government £3500. You would be outraged, of course. However, this is a terrifying real-life situation for thousands of Romanian and Bulgarian students who are having their finance frozen as a result of..

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Treat Yourself – Top 5 Winter Buys

February 9, 2014 at 11:51 pm. Posted by . Comments

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Now we know December’s been and gone, but sadly the winter weather is still here. With the rain and wind outside dampening our mood, it’s safe to say the January blues are starting to set in. So, if you’re spending your nights curled up on the sofa, fire on full and a cuppa in hand, we have the perfect treatment to cheer you up – shopping! Here are our..

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Keeping yourself healthy while you study

January 28, 2014 at 1:12 am. Posted by . Comments

Sports in Manchester

With late nights, booze fuelled weekends and a fondness for takeaways, it’s comes as no surprise to learn that the student lifestyle isn’t necessarily the healthiest. When the pressures of university deadlines take hold, coupled with running your own house, staying fit and healthy can be the last thing on your mind. However, it’s in your best interests to stay as..

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Throw it back in style with your 90s fancy dress outfit

January 28, 2014 at 12:58 am. Posted by . Comments

Halloween Horror Nights

When you are invited to a party with a fancy dress theme, it can set your mind racing with a multitude of ideas of what to go as. On the flipside of this, it is very common to have almost no clue which costume to choose. Each decade is responsible for a great amount of nostalgia and the 90s spawned all sorts of fashions, trends and characters. It is a decade that is..

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