What Colour is your Collar?

What Colour is your Collar?

We are all aware of the terms Blue Collar and White Collar.  Blue collar workers tend to work in trades or with their hands, white collar workers have office jobs, and that’s it, right?  Well, these days there are many more ‘collar’ colours – and even No Collar and...

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Five simple steps on how to go low tox in a busy world

Five simple steps on how to go low tox in a busy world

The US department of health estimates there are 2000 new chemicals that come into existence each year. That's a lot! The issue with this is that many of these haven't been tested for their potential side effects. It's these chemicals that we use in our cleaning,...

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Mental Short-Cuts

Mental Short-Cuts

We make sense of the world by using mental shortcuts every day. When you visit your usual supermarket, you don’t stop and make lengthy decisions about each product: you’ve done the majority of your thinking homework before you get there. You know the layout of the...

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8 Things to do before starting a new job

8 Things to do before starting a new job

Excitement.  Nerves.  Anticipation.  Starting a new job brings up all sorts of intense emotions.  You want to make a great impression, but you’re nervous that you won’t know what to do.  Or nervous that your nerves themselves will get the better of you. But when we...

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The Covid Opportunity

The Covid Opportunity

I am Jennie Thompson; my business is The Cooks Workshop. I believe that an individual can drive sustainable change, whilst being mindful that it is not a journey taken alone. It requires collaboration, the seizing of opportunity and support, as you follow your...

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Behavioural Interview Questions – What you need to Know

Behavioural Interview Questions – What you need to Know

Interviews are tough.  Whether you’re the interviewer or interviewee, they can cause a lot of stress and anxiety.  The object of the exercise is to find a great fit for both parties.  Nobody wants a square peg in a round hole.  But in a 30 minute interview it can be...

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How does a woman create greater success at work?

How does a woman create greater success at work?

Are You a Grappling Hook or Magnet? A grapple (or grapnel) is a clawed, anchor-like hook used in seizing, holding or dragging. One of its original uses was during sea battles to hold an enemy ship for boarding. It creates a powerful image in the mind, doesn’t it? It...

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Managing Staff in the time of Covid

Managing Staff in the time of Covid

2020 has certainly turned the world on its head.  The necessity to work from home has brought with it huge challenges, particularly for managers.  How do you effectively manage staff that are now working remotely?  How do you successfully keep them on task and...

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Looking for Work in a Competitive Job Market

Looking for Work in a Competitive Job Market

Looking for work during the current crisis can be stressful. Just like any challenging situation in life, one must take control and action to reach a successful outcome. Here are some tips that will help you advance your career and help while looking for work:1. Stay...

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