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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Pet Christmas Present Ideas

I don’t know about you but I do love spoiling my lovely Nala every now and again and Christmas is the perfect excuse to do that. Here are some of our pet christmas present ideas to ensure your furry friends aren’t left out of the festive fun! First of all, if you’re looking to be

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Sustainable Christmas Gift Ideas

Sustainable Christmas Gift Ideas We are becoming more and more passionate about making it easier for everyone to live more consciously by buying products that don’t harm the environment so that together we can continue making a positive impact on the planet and our community. It is all about making small swaps where we can,

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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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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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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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