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The rise of the video job interview

One of the biggest recent changes to recruitment has been the rise of the video interview. Enabled by lower cost, easy-to-use video conferencing software-based systems, an increasingly global job market and cuts in HR budgets have been key drivers. And with businesses facing pressure to speed up the...

Date: 26 March 2014   By: Guest contributor

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Has Britain become a nation of workaholics?

Every business owner wants their employees to be dedicated, hardworking and willing to go the extra mile by putting in extra hours when necessary. However, there is a balance to be struck between hard work and unhealthy, obsessive behaviour. So, has Britain become a nation of workaholics?...

Date: 25 March 2014   By: Guest contributor

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Budget 2014: small business winners and losers

George Osborne’s 2014 Budget was announced on Wednesday, bringing with it tax changes, legislative tweaks, gains for some and losses for others. With little spare cash to play with, what did the Government announce for the UK’s entrepreneurs?...

Date: 21 March 2014   By: Guest

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Budget support for UK exporters welcomed

It was refreshing to hear that boosting UK exports was top of Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget address this week. For any business serious about scale and accelerating growth, expanding into new markets and territories is key to success.

Date: 21 March 2014   By: Guest

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Five things to consider before moving office

Are you currently considering whether to move into a new office or are you constantly weighing up the pros and cons of your current location? Before making a move, here are five things to think about.

Date: 20 March 2014   By: Guest contributor

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Budget 2014: Twitter has its say

The Start Up Donut and Tax Donut were busy this afternoon Tweeting the main announcements from today's budget. But elsewhere in Twitterland, this is how Twitter reacted to announcements made in the Chancellor’s #Budget2014 speech...

Date: 19 March 2014   By: Mark Williams

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2014 Budget round up

The Chancellor, George Osborne, delivered his Budget Statement today. The recent decidedly spring-like weather reflects the brightening economic picture — the Office for National Statistics recently announced that UK GDP grew by 0.7% in the final quarter of 2013 and 1.8% in 2013. But should we ...

Date: 19 March 2014   By: Fiona Prior

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So where did small businesses figure in Mr Osborne’s thinking?

Personal, yes. Political, certainly. Business focused? Not that I noticed.

Date: 19 March 2014   By: Liz Dawe