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Struggling with the juggle

Lockdown has placed considerable stress upon working families. In many cases, the lion’s share of caring responsibilities has fallen to women, even when both partners are still working full time. This has had a hugely detrimental effect upon women’s mental ...
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Adapting a plan!

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives.  It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin A couple of months ago I left John Lewis after 31 ...
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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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Flexible working – What happens when we get to the other side?

There has long been negative association attached to remote & flexible or agile working, but hopefully this will become a thing of the past once the current COVID-19 cloud has lifted and the risk to health is no longer a ...
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Lockdown – “View from a Room”

As we come to the end of another week in Lockdown, will the word ‘isolation’ start to mean something different to people? Thesaurus.com offers synonyms like ‘reclusiveness’ and ‘abstinence’. I would now add ‘surrendering’, ‘adaptability’ and ‘discovery’. Lessons to be ...
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Starting a new job role in these strange times

Having worked in Recruitment for 17 years, I have fielded many questions from candidates who are due to start a new role.  Generally these range from “where shall I park my car?” to “should I wear a suit on my ...
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A quick experiment

I want you to complete both the tasks below. You MUST commit to this and ‘Be in the zone’. 1) Spend 30 minutes today watching Covid-19 related news (you can choose your channel of preference) 2) Spend 30 minutes today ...
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Remote working – tips for adjusting quickly

I was due to run a session this week on the challenge’s individuals face when remote working and how to overcome them, with a business who already, very successfully, operate a 100% remote model – the point being we all ...
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Why tackling imposter syndrome is key to increasing female representation

The lack of female representation at C-suite level was in the news again in the last few weeks with the Hampton-Alexander Review highlighting that more needs to be done across the FTSE350 to increase the number of women in leadership ...
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A day in the life of a flexible working HR Professional

As I sat in the interview, listening intently to the ‘to do’ list of people-related tasks, I checked my skills and experience against each item.  Holding my nerve, I thought ‘expectation management’ is going to be key in this role.  ...
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“What do you think?”

A challenging situation at work propelled me to the door of my boss. I summarised the situation and asked for her advice. In response, she asked “what do you think?”.  I could feel a tightening in my chest and the ...
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Life as a Standalone Flexible Working HR Manager

I try to get to the office early usually between 8 and 8.30am, so I can read the 20 to 30 emails that have arrived since my last working day. This time is often interrupted by other early birds who ...
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Company Values

True – be true to yourself
Energetic – agile & dedicated
Empathetic – show your humanity always
Ethical – a strong moral compass
Brave – courage of convictions

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Jane Middleton - 07421 828 026
jane@trapezehr.com

Harriet Lavender - 07421 828 025
harriet@trapezehr.com

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Registered Office:
Cambridge House
16 High Street
Saffron Walden
Essex
CB10 1AX

Registration Number: 04091980

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