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Building resilience in times of adversity

How are you doing today? Feeling overwhelmed, lost or uncertain? Anxious about work, family, yourself? Unsettled or saddened by recent events and how long they might last? You’re not alone. But the good news is that, even in times of ...
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How do I find a mentor?

There is a well-used quote that pretty much sums up the power of mentoring. “If You Want To Go Fast, Go Alone. If You Want To Go Far, Go Together.” You may hear repeatedly that gaining a mentor can accelerate ...
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Bad behaviour on social media – how should HR handle it?

Social media has grown exponentially over the last 10 years, with some of the most profitable and innovative companies relying on social media to boost their engagement and overall brand. However, there are many insidious implications of using social media, ...
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Why team coaching?

Leaders can be time-poor due to a lack of confidence and trust in their teams. Team Coaching will help you achieve confidence and trust by aligning your team to organisational values and enhancing accountability to both the group and its ...
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Nine tips for combatting ageism at work

There is still work to be done on combatting ageism at work. Now that I am back in full time work and closer in age to 50 than 40, I feel a responsibility to be a spokesperson for the importance ...
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What will hybrid working look like in the future?

Hybrid working has been a hot topic for many years, but since March 2020, it has become a poignant conversation for those in HR positions. The pandemic forced a lot of businesses to evaluate how they were operating, from the ...
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Sustainability and the role of HR

Sustainability and HR in recent years have coexisted within organisations, and today's workforce is rightfully demanding that sustainability is in the peripherals of HR executives and board members’ minds. Back in 2019, CIPD posted an interesting think-piece on sustainability in ...
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Why use a specialist HR recruiter?

I recently went through the rather strange process of hiring for my own role and had the pleasure of working with Jane and Harriet at Trapeze as a part of that.  We advertised it directly, of course, and I found ...
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Gentle masculinity & belonging

Gentle Masculinity Soft and gentle are not words that you often hear being associated with men. Masculinity is more typically felt to mean being hard and tough. Pushy, angry and dominating. Not letting your guard down. Society distills this testosterone into ...
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Are recruitment KPIs hindering diversity efforts?

A successful in-house recruiter keeps costs down and fills roles quickly. But what if those same KPIs are actually working against the brands own D&I strategy? What if these measures of ‘success’ are actually hindering efforts to bring more individuals ...
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Follow the leader

No one has ever said that leadership was easy and no one could have predicted the challenges that COVID-19 would have brought.  What skills will business owners and leaders need to equip themselves to meet the challenges of the modern ...
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How to make home working work for you

Many of us have been working from home for a year now and whilst there are of course benefits (e.g. no commute, more family time, perhaps some flexibility) there are also downsides and finding inspiration and motivation without the social ...
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Energetic – agile & dedicated
Empathetic – show your humanity always
Ethical – a strong moral compass
Brave – courage of convictions

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Cambridge House
16 High Street
Saffron Walden
CB10 1AX

Registration Number: 04091980

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