christmas crossword

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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how to retain employees

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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Q3 Marketing Report

Following on from Monday’s blog on ‘why your business needs marketing’, we take a look at the Bellwether marketing report on the current marketing outlook from around 300 marketing professionals situated in a variety of business sectors in some of the nation’s top companies. The headline: “Total UK marketing budget growth slows to year-to-date low,

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why is marketing important for business?

Why your business needs marketing

A few months back, I unconsciously decided to stop doing our marketing on Fridays. I wanted to dedicate ALL of my time in the week to recruitment. This wasn’t the first time I’d done this, but it was the longest period we didn’t market the business for. I couldn’t see the point in giving up

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8 Reasons to Start Your New Year’s Resolution Now!

8 Reasons to Start Your New Year’s Resolution Now! With the New Year fast approaching is your new year resolution to get healthy strong for 2023? If the answer is yes, why not start the journey now? Why Start Now? There are so many benefits to starting your journey now, such as improving your brain

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Handmade Christmas Decorations

Looking for ideas for handmade Christmas decorations? Look no further! We have some ideas and further links for you to investigate! If you’re looking for something edible, why not bake some Christmas cookies? Then simply make a small hole in the top, hang with some string on the Christmas tree and voila! Yummy ornaments! Here

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Start your Job search in December - don't delay and beat the January rush

Job Search Now + Beat the Rush!

If you’ve decided to look for a new job, then now’s the best time – don’t delay! Start your job search in December and beat the January rush of candidates. Here’s why you should start looking for your Perfect Fit role. New Year, New Career Once you’ve made the decision that you’d like to change

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Favourite Festive Bakes

Dovetail’s Favourite Festive Bakes

From the simple to the complex, we love a good bit of festive baking. Here are some of Dovetail’s Favourite Festive Bakes! Chocolate Yule Log Now, Laura made this a few years ago and the trick is making sure the sponge is light and fluffy so it’s easy to roll. Apparently an electric whisk

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Family Christmas Events Dorset

Christmas Events for all the Family!

Christmas is always a very special time to spend with the family getting all festive! There are plenty of events and activities happening locally for you to all enjoy. From Christmas light switch ons, to fun-packed festive days out. So read on for our Christmas family events in Dorset! Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland and Ice

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Reasons not to accept the Counter Offer

The Counter Offer: Say No!

So, you’ve done all the hard work + you’re faced with The Counter Offer! Say No! After having made the decision that it’s time to move on, you’ve updated your CV and been avidly job hunting. Yes – it’s a full-time job in itself! After scouring the job boards, registering with agencies, you got the

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4 day working week

Hot Topic – The 4 Day Working Week

Prior to the pandemic, hybrid working was a rare benefit that was offered to only the most experienced candidates, or in ‘quirky’ or ‘creative’ companies. Now, it’s something offered by the majority of companies. Things have changed dramatically in just two years. Now, on to the next thing to improve work/life balance – a 4

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