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  • Common recruitment mistakes

    Speaking to businesses and their past nightmare recruitment experiences there are certain keys things that I hear time and time again. Whilst nobody ...
  • How to Create the Perfect CV

    How to Create the Perfect CV   The aims of a CV are to open doors and get you in front of a prospective employer for an interview.  It therefore ...
  • The 5 secrets behind asking for a pay rise – and securing one!

    Asking for an increase in salary is often a daunting prospect for any one. Here are some top tips before you start the negotiations. Be prepared ...
  • Candidate Experience…An opportunity for excellence

    The page “Candidate experience” does not exist – Wikipedia   Well, that’s rather odd, isn’t it? We all talk about candidate ...
  • Write the perfect LinkedIn profile

    It’s the place to showcase your business talents but with over 20 million users in the UK alone the competition is strong so you need to try hard to ...
  • Work Inductions, the good, the bad and the ‘Oh good grief…no’

    It’s their first day, what can Norma New Girl…or Norman New Boy expect?   Every good company should have a well organised, tried and tested way ...
  • Beware of the counter offer

    ‘I have decided to stay where I am…my company has made me a better offer’   Perhaps the most frustrating part of the entire recruitment process ...
  • Holidays are coming…

    It’s that time of year again when we start to think about ‘the big holiday’, of course many of you will have already booked but for those that are ...
  • Asking for a pay rise

    It can be one of the trickiest of all conversations but if you follow a few simple tips it can be a rewarding experience for employee and employer Do ...
  • Give it a rest

    Easter is usually a weekend of relaxing with family and friends, maybe a bit of DIY, a trip out and plenty of chocolate…oh yes, there will be ...
  • Female advisers earn £25k less than male colleagues

    11th April 2017/ By Damian Fantato  Female advisers earn on average £25,000 less than their male counterparts, research has shown. Research by ...
  • What makes a great office?

    We all have our own ideas about what makes the perfect office, it could be something personal like plants, the view or a really trendy vibe, perhaps ...
  • And the Oscar goes to…

    Hollywood has provided us with many on-screen examples of the job interview over the years and here are some awards that we would like to present to ...
  • Reasons to be cheerful

    Keven O’Donnell/ 15th March 2017 I am going to resist the temptation to tell IFAs they have never had it so good, because it is not quite true, ...
  • A Good PA Will Boost Your Productivity And Increase Your Profits

    If you’ve never had a PA or Executive Assistant, you might think that the title of this article is rather bold. How can laying out thousands of ...
  • You said what!!!

    We all know that job interviews can be stressful, they can bring out the very best and the very worst in even the most capable candidate (and we have ...
  • Spring Budget 2017: Initial reaction from Hargreaves Lansdowne

    By IFA Magazine/March 2017 Dividend allowance slashed Class 4 NICs hiked Economic commentary Pension allowance cut goes ahead NS&I Investment ...
  • Special Report: NextGen Paraplanners discuss hiring hurdles

    By Elliot Smith/March 2017 With the average age of advisers said to be in the mid-50s, young advisers with a wealth of technological advances at ...
  • Qualifications to aspirations: the state of paraplanning in 2016

    By Justin Cash  Paraplanning has come a long way in just a few years. It has its own conferences (and ‘unconferences’), its own communities and its ...
  • Remember Lunch?

    I’m sure I recall a time when my colleagues used to take a ‘lunch-hour’, there used to be the daily discussion about who wanted 12 until 1 and who ...

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