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  • Our Top Tips for Changing Jobs in 2017

    Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by Nadio GranataNo comments

    I am writing this as Christmas is fast approaching. The cold dark nights have turned to bitter, frosty mornings and the supermarkets are turning up the volume with their endless stream of seasonal hits from the distant past (can anyone name a recent Christmas song?).  By the time you are reading this, the tree you lovingly decorated will already be losing its needles and New Year resolutions ...

  • I'm not a pheasant plucker ....

    Posted on Friday, December 16, 2016 by Nadio GranataNo comments

    Top Ten Seasonal Jobs I’m not a turkey plucker I’m a tucker plucker’s son And I won’t be turkey plucking Until the ….. It’s that time of year when we start to get a little giddy at the prospect of taking some much deserved time off work surrounded by family and friends. The festive season is fast approaching as I write this piece and the first falls of snow have already been spotted on the ...

  • Is Uber heading for trouble?

    Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 by Nadio GranataNo comments

    As a frequent user of Uber, I’ve got to say I think the App is amazing! For readers who are not familiar with the App, it’s a way of ordering and paying for a taxi via your mobile phone. Simple. It’s so popular in major cities across the world that it is dramatically impacting on literally millions of people per day. Users of the App, like me, enjoy frequent discounts and loyalty bonuses ...

  • Is it wrong to go for drinks after work?

    Posted on Friday, September 23, 2016 by Nadio GranataNo comments

    In a recent speech held at the Unison offices, in the early evening, Mr Corbyn claimed that ‘an after-work drinks culture benefits men who don't feel the need to be at home looking after their children and it discriminates against women who will want to, obviously, look after the children that they have got".     Hardly surprisingly, this has caused a great deal of debate. Bearing in mind ...

  • Managing your workforce through a summer of sport

    Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016 by Nadio GranataNo comments

    Are you a sporty employer?   Summer is just around the corner which means, for many of us, we are heading into a period of sporting utopia. If you are in to your tennis, you will know the Murray boys are in top form and our ladies are beginning to push into the higher echelons of world tennis. At the time of writing this article, The Invictus Games, championed by the ever-likeable Prince ...

  • Brexit .... should we stay or should we go

    Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2016 by Nadio GranataNo comments

    Brexit and the recruitment industry “Cameron has negotiated the best terms possible. We should stay in and not rock the boat” … says Paul Balderstone, Director, Stafflex Recruitment Ltd. “Intellectualising … is not always the best way to decide these matters” … says Brian Stahelin, founder of Stafflex and President of Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. “Better the devil you know” … says Nadio ...

  • March 2016 Budget implications for employers

    Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2016 by Nadio GranataNo comments

    So, what has the Chancellor announced and how does it affect business?   In short, this budget is deemed to be relatively good news for businesses, especially for workers and the self-employed. The following is a snapshot of the 9,000 word report, focused on its impact on employment. Please be sure to check the specific details for yourself. IR35: The Chancellor used the Budget to target ...