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If your CV were a cake, which would it be?

​It’s spatulas at dawn as Great British Bake Off returns to our screens tonight with its tempting array of baked treats, off the wall presenters and kooky contestants. As the search for the nation...

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Goodbye SAS, hello programming language alternatives

The coding languages to know if you want to bag the best Credit Risk & Analytics roles Our Credit Risk & Analytics recruitment experts have noticed a distinct shift in the skill sets...

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​Going for Gold in the Workplace

​​The Tokyo Olympics are, of course, well under way and we’re all in awe of the host of athletes who are currently flying the flag for their nations with their extraordinary medal-winning performan...

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Internal Audit Trends in a Post-COVID World

​Although most organisations are primed to deal with a certain level of change and disruption, the pandemic turned normal business operations upside down almost overnight.On a global scale, busines...

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Plastic Free July: Six ways to create a more environmentally-friendly workplace

​Plastic Free Julyis a global movement, which helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution in order to have cleaner streets, oceans and communities.With an estimated eight ...

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The Southgate Approach to Effective Leadership

​Leadership is an essential skill required to climb the career ladder in any profession, especially given that 83% of businesses say that it’s important to develop leaders at all levels. There are ...

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Music in the workplace: a productivity booster or a big distraction?

​We all understand the power of music and its ability to bring us together while evoking a vast range of emotions and feelings. That’s why June 21stis devoted to World Music Day.World Music Day enc...

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Six ways to see if a business is truly committed to Diversity & Inclusion

​During Pride Month, we’ve been exploring the importance of creating diverse and inclusive work environments which bring together employees from various backgrounds, cultures and lifestyles.As a re...

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World Youth Skills Day 2021: Useful information for employers and young people

World Youth Skills Day takes place on June 15 and is an occasion which affords an opportunity for training institutions and businesses to acknowledge the importance of equipping young people with s...

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Interview Preparation: The Key to Success

​For many people, the interview process can be daunting. Even as standard methods have changed in recent times and phone / video-based interviews have become more common, the nerves can still kick ...

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Stress Awareness Month: Managing your stress levels through the return to work

​Earlier in April, as part of Stress Awareness Month, we addressed how employers can protect the mental health of employees during the post lockdown return to work.Given that this year’s theme is ‘...

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How to help our pets adjust to our eventual return to work

​They say that a dog is man’s best friend, which is why we need to pay particular attention to our pooches and other pets as lockdown restrictions ease and we gradually return to the workplace.This...

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The IR35 Changes: A quick guide to what the new rules mean

​IR35 changes have come into force, resulting in some self-employed workers having their tax status changed as of April 2021.The private sector reform was due to take place in April last year, but ...

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Forget working from home. Working from gardens is where it's at and here's how you can use your laptop in the sun

​The clocks have changed to daylight savings time, meaning that the great British summer is well and truly on its way! And while we have the weather for now to prove it, we know that many people wi...

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It’s time to ‘spring clean’ your career

​The days are getting longer and the weather is warming up, meaning that spring has officially sprung! So, what better time than now to consider achieving your ambitions with a career revamp?We hav...

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Much Ado about Job Hopping: A look at the positives and negatives of quickly switching from job to job

​For many years it has been a fairly common opinion that candidates with a multitude of short-term jobs behind them are undesirable employees. However, the employment market has changed dramaticall...

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MERJE Insights: ESG is on the rise, but what is it?

​During these testing times, it seems that we’re all becoming more mindful about the people and environment which surround us. This has given rise to Environmental and Social Governance (ESG), whic...

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Office politics? Yes, please!

​The term ‘office politics’ often brings with it negative connotations. They include the likes of gossip mongering, secrecy, one-upmanship and cliquey behaviour. However, in light of global turmoil...

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Why you should consider taking on a NED role

​We’re increasingly recruiting and transitioning top professionals and senior business leaders into non-executive director's (NED) roles. Many of them feedback to us that it’s one of the best decis...

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Why you should take the plunge and accept a new job offer

​​​​​With all of the challenges that 2020 has thrown our way, it comes as little surprise that people are facing financial hardship while being worried about economic uncertainty and what the futur...