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Top Tips to Beat The Stress Factor

On November 1st to November 7th it will be International Stress Awareness Week. The week was created in 2018 to raise awareness about how to prevent and how to reduce stress, and this year marks 23 years since the establishment of Stress Awareness Day in 1998. With a global pandemic, lockdowns, furlough, redundancy piled on

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How to stay ahead in your marketing career

How to Stay Ahead in Your Marketing Career

Whether you’ve just started a new role; or are well-established within a company and perhaps thinking of a change, here a few pointers on how to stay ahead in your marketing career. Whichever point you’re at in your career, some of the key challenges you face remain the same. I came across an article by

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UK Job Market Report – September 2021

UK Job Market Report for September 2021 Main Findings: The latest Job Market Report for September 2021 has been released and the key findings are that increased hiring activity, and a lack of available candidates has driven up starting salaries across permanent and temporary vacancies in all four regions of the country. Commenting on the

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Autumn Equinox - happy or SAD?

Autumn Equinox: Happy or SAD?

According to the astronomical calendar, today, Wednesday 22nd September is the Autumnal Equinox  – the official end of Summer and start of Autumn. Autumn has always been a favourite season for some of the Dovetail team, the cool crisp air, bright sunny days (hopefully, obligatory snuggly jumpers, woolly hats, autumn walks and cosy pub fires

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Keep employees active & healthy

Keep employees active & healthy

With the Bournemouth Marathon Festival less than a month away, we’ve been thinking about what we do to keep ourselves fit and healthy in the office. Now we can’t all run Marathons like Suzi, or even half marathons like Laura’s mum, but contrary to popular belief, exercise can be fun and it is certainly great

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UK Job Market Report – August 2021

UK Job Market Report for August 2021 Main Findings: The latest Job Market Report for August 2021 has been released and the key findings have been that vacancy and permanent placement growth are at record highs, while there continues to be an unprecedented drop in candidate supply, therefore driving a continued increase in salaries. Commenting

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Meet the Recruiter – Sam

We can’t believe how quickly the time has flown this year, and the newest member of the Dovetail team, Sam, has already been with us for over 3 months now! So we thought it was high time you were able to get to know her better. So here are some Q&As for our lovely Sam!

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Successful job interviews

Five Essential Points to get across in an Interview

How to be successful in job interviews Regardless of the company or role the interview is for, the majority of us get nervous, but the more preparation you do for your interview, the easier you’ll be able to show the interviewer why you are the right person for the job. So, we thought we’d give

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UK Job Market Report – May

UK Job Market Report for May 2021 Main Findings: This month the job market report for May 2021 has found the following: Temp billings expand at fastest rate since June 1998 and the easing of national lockdown measures and brighter outlook for the economy led to a further marked increase in recruitment activity at the

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Job Market Report

Job Market Report – April

UK Job Market April Report – Main Findings: Rapid increase in recruitment as coronavirus restrictions begin to ease The easing of national lockdown measures and brighter outlook for the economy led to a further marked increase in recruitment activity at the start of the second quarter. Permanent placements expanded at the sharpest rate since October

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UK Job Market Report January

UK Job Market January Report – Main Findings: Renewed drop in permanent placements amid reintroduction of lockdown measures Every month we receive the latest figures on the employment market in the South and the UK. The Job Market Report UK for August is kindly provided by IHS Markit, KPMG & REC who gather the key

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Virtual Office Party Ideas

So it’s not exactly as exciting as last year where we all left the office early, donned our best frocks, styled our hair and had a pre-party glass of something special. BUT we’re all in need of some Christmas cheer and holiday celebrations after what has been a tough year for all. So, we’ve put

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HR + DORSET BUSINESS NEWS

Business News in Dorset & Hampshire

Business News in Dorset & Hampshire – We’ve gathered the recent headlines for you to catch up on HR, business strategy and IT news. Keeping you up to date with everything in the world of HR, work, business and strategy.  Make sure you follow us to see the latest business news in Dorset & Hampshire,

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Events Company Expand Undeterred by Pandemic

Events Company Expand Undeterred by Pandemic Quadrant2Design Bring Brand Activation Displays to life for new and existing customers. Poole, UK: Today, Quadrant2Design, a custom-modular exhibition stand design and builder, announced their expansion into a new product area – brand activation displays. After twenty years in the exhibition industry, Quadrant2Design saw a gap in the market

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Career Skills: Commercial Awareness

Improve your Career Skills: Commercial Awareness. Have they got commercial experience? This is a question we are often asked by our clients. So, what is it to ‘be commercial’ and why is it so important? We thought we’d try to demonstrate what it is and give some pointers on how to improve your ‘commercial acumen’.

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The Interview: How to find a Leader

So, Dovetail have done the hard work for you and got your shortlist of candidates ready for that first interview. :0) We thought we’d gather some tips to help you successfully interview and identify leadership qualities in your candidates – especially useful if you’re new to interviewing. Read on to improve your Employer Interview skills!

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