Handling seasonal demand

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Do you do more business in the summer? From garden centres to coffee shops, many employers experience peak demand in the summer months. Handle the peak well and youre in for a windfall, buckle under pressure and you risk losing both the sales and your reputation. We spoke to three employers to find out how they cope with demand

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Home working – an aid to productivity or an organisational headache?

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Flexible working is on the rise with more people eager to work at least some of the time at home – but some businesses are still wary. We spoke to business and recruitment experts to understand the benefits for companies and how to go about introducing it successfully.

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Managing increased parental leave

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There have been many changes around parental leave recently – from statutory maternity pay to adoption leave, surrogacy leave and shared parental leave. We spoke to three people affected by parental leave to discover how they manage it…

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Succession planning – securing your business’s future

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Just a few key people are the difference between success and failure for many SMEs. So losing those people to maternity, illness, retirement or to a rival company can be a serious challenge. The answer is a strategy for succession planning. Here, we reveal some basic tips for making sure there’s always someone ready to “pick up the baton”… 

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How to nurture creativity in your business

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Being a creative professional is a full-time job for some. For others, managing these creative talents is their full-time job. So what’s the best way to do it efficiently? Why is it so important in the first place? We spoke to some experts to get their advice on how you can ensure creativity is nurtured in your business…

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To counter-offer or let them go?

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With the economy emerging from recession and staff considering their options, all employers will sooner or later face the prospect of having a key staff member poached. So what do you do when that happens; counter-offer and convince them to stay, or wish them well and hope you can absorb the impact of their loss without any adverse effects?

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When interviews go wrong: the interviewer’s perspective

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It isn’t just interviewees who can have a hard time at interview, they can be tricky for interviewers, too. Linda Dalloz, an executive coach and mentor with more than 20 years’ experience of corporate HR at senior level, shares her advice on how to handle some of the common interview situations you may be faced with…

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Jobsite Annual Charity Football Tournament

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On the 7th of May we held our fifth annual charity five a side tournament, where fourteen teams arrived at Fratton Park to battle it out for our coveted golden football trophy. This year’s tournament was in aid of local charity Enable Ability who are dedicated to helping disabled children in and around the Portsmouth area.

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Agency worker regulations: are you up to date?

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Agency workers, better known as temps, enjoy many of the same rights as permanent employees. As a recruiter of these vital people for your company, you need to be sure you’re right up to date with the law…

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How to manage redundancies in your team

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The r-word is, sadly, an unavoidable outcome for many businesses. But while redundancies occur across all sectors and all business sizes, approaches to managing them are far from uniform. We spoke to a range of experts to get the dos and don’ts…

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