Top tips to stay focused

Top tips: How to stay focused

If you’re a habitual multitasker, here are 10 tips to help you break the habit and stay focused on the task ahead.  “We’re good at doing rapidly sequential tasks, rather than simultaneous ones” – according to the Psychologists (1) Top Tips to Stay Focused 1. Check up on yourself Distractions can be internal as well as

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How to retain your employees

How to retain employees If employee retention is currently just a phrase you hear dotted about in yearly reports, it’s time to rethink! There are many reasons why including consideration for employee retention in your plan for 2024 could be a great move. Read on for some top tips on how to retain your employees.

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Music for Motivation and Mind #3

Welcome back to this month’s instalment of Music for Motivation and Mind. Laura here bringing you another two favourites, this time by Russian Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff (b.1873 – 1943). If you’re looking for a beautiful Romantic Piano Concerto or two to listen to, then look no further. Rachmaninoff was one of the last representatives of

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Get proactive with ‘The STAY Interview’

This is a concept we’ve come across recently and like most of the best ideas it’s a simple one, and you’ll probably think, why haven’t we done that before? Companies are beginning to take a more proactive approach with their internal HR practices, by building a ‘STAY’ interview into their processes rather than waiting for

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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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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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Music for Motivation and Mind #2

Snarky Puppy Welcome back to Music for Motivation and Mind! Laura here bringing you something slightly different to last time. Let me introduce you to one of my favourite groups – Snarky Puppy. If you’re here for something new, or something funky, keep reading. I first heard Snarky Puppy when I was in University and

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Dovetail’s ‘Refer a Friend Scheme’

 We at Dovetail Recruitment are looking for talented candidates through Dovetail’s ‘Refer a Friend Scheme’ Do you have that talent in your network of friends, family or colleagues?  If you know someone who is currently looking for a new job and they would be interested in finding out about new opportunities available, you could earn

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Spring Clean your Career

Time for a Spring Clean with our selfie SWOT Finally, Spring is in the air and what a difference it makes. When the sun comes out, we all get an extra spring in our step and we start to thrive again after the cold and wet weather. Like plants we turn to the sunshine, after

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Attracting the Best Candidates

Recruitment is a two-way thing and in today’s climate, where solid, skilled candidates are scarce we sometimes need to remind our clients that they too need to sell themselves to their prospective employees. Especially in this ever-changing and competitive market.  Once we get you the best candidates – we don’t want you to lose them

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Dovetail’s Christmas Crossword 

Across 3. He has a bright red nose 4. A white berry found in bunches on trees 6. The company that first dressed Father Christmas in red 7. The shape you make in the snow when you lay in the snow Down 1. What Father Christmas drives to deliver presents 2. Where Father Christmas lives

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Are You ‘that’ Person in The Office at Christmas?

During Christmas time in the office, there are a number of different attitudes to the festivities, some come in armed with decorations, and others bring ear plugs.  If you haven’t got a name in mind within the first sentence of each of these descriptors, then congratulations! You’ve found your people. The Appalling Gift Giver Secret

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Christmas Playlist Ideas!

Looking for something new to jazz up your usual Christmas playlist? Here is a selection of some albums and songs to get you in the festive mood this year! I wont name the usual suspects (I’m looking at you Wham!), but here are some albums and songs for you to enjoy and put on your

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The Top 10 Festive Films to Watch This Christmas Season

The Top 10 Festive Films to Watch This Christmas Season At the Dovetail office we’re absolutely buzzing for Christmas. To channel that excitement, we’ve put together a list – one we’d call indisputable – of the top 10 best festive films to watch this Christmas! To make things that much easier, we’ve also included where

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Gift Ideas Based on Your Job!

So December has truly arrived and we’re all super excited in the Dovetail office. Secret Santa is a common gifting ritual in offices around the country and it’s sometimes really difficult to come up with great ideas. To get you on your way to success, we’ve gathered some winning ideas – depending on, of course,

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