Office Christmas Party: what to wear, do & NOT do!

Office Christmas Party: do’s, don’ts & outfits!

The infamous Christmas party season is nearly here so first things first! Have you even thought about what you’re wearing yet? If you’re anything like me then probably not, so we’ve found some inspiration for that all important outfit this year – whatever your budget. If you have more than one to go to, hopefully,

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Hr news round up dorset

Business & HR Round Up – November

We’ve rounded up the best of the local business & HR news in Hampshire, Dorset & beyond – in case you missed it!  Local Business News: 17 Nov 2017 An initiative called Project X examines the ways everyday life could be transformed by emerging technology such as artificial intelligence (AI). The research is looking ahead to

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October Job Market Report South

October’s Job Market Report Dorset

October’s Job Market Report Dorset and for the South of the UK has arrived from IHS Markit and REC – see our summary below. Liz Davies: “We’ve had the latest report in from IHS Markit and REC showing the movement in the job market for October 2017. We’ve definitely seen this year’s trend of a

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Policies on Harassment at work

Policies on Harassment at Work

Check your policies on harassment at work. There is a deluge of sexual abuse and misconduct stories in the news right now, celebrity names are emerging daily accused of having abused their position of power. It’s a problem that occurs across all industries, sectors and walks of life – it can happen anywhere, to anyone.

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War for Talent

The ‘War for Talent’ continues

As we approach 2018 there are a few trends that are sure to continue, one of them is The War for Talent! According to a survey run by Paycor in August 2017, this is a key concern for HR managers and something that is keeping them up at night. This is not a surprise, it’s

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my first month in recruitment

My first month in recruitment

Yes, I’m the new girl in the office at Dovetail Recruitment and as Recruitment is a whole new world to me, I thought I’d share my learning curve with you. Perhaps it’s something you’ve considered doing yourself or stepping into after having clocked up some client-side experience, so here’s my first month in recruitment. Before

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how to hand in your notice

How to hand in your notice

Now, this might sound silly but there is a good way to hand your notice in… and a bad way. Talking to many candidates and clients, one of the practical things that people don’t enjoy doing and occasionally need a hand with is how to resign! Handing in your notice is something we all have

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candidates in demand

Job Market Report: Candidates in demand!

The stats are in for September! We’ve summarised the figures for you from IHS Markit’s latest Job Market Report. Highlights in the South Growth in permanent placements and temp billings softens slightly Steep drop in candidate availability pushes up rates of pay South sees fastest growth of demand for permanent staff of all UK regions

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work life balance

Key stats on the ‘work-life (im)balance’

It’s National Work-Life week:  2nd Oct-6th Oct. A great opportunity for working families and their employers to focus on well-being at work and the work-life balance. We thought we’d look at some of the key issues facing the UK workforce as we strive to get it right – it’s fair to say getting the work-life balance has become

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local business news in hampshire

Local Business News Round-up: Dorset & Hampshire

We’ve rounded up the best of the local business news in Hampshire, Dorset & beyond – in case you missed it!  Local Business News: 30.10.17 A charity is launching a new scheme to help companies support mental health in the workplace. The Dorset Mind Works campaign follows a report by Mind and Deloitte which reveals

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the resignation letter - template

The perfect covering letter

How to make yourself stand out – with the perfect covering letter It’s not all about the CV – you mustn’t forget the importance of a covering letter. The average job advertised online receives 250 applications!  This is just one of the scary statistics compiled by company BeHiring . You should look at the covering letter

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my first month in recruitment

Trainee Recruitment Consultant joins our team

Please join us in welcoming the newest recruit to our Dovetail Team – Marcia Pearce! Marcia has started at Dovetail as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant and has been with us for one week today. She’s off to a flying start as already she has added her first new client to the Dovetail books – in

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So, what about Uber then?

Uber – It’s been a controversial journey, to say the least. My thoughts are that banning them from operating in London is a little short-sighted… give them a deadline to get their ‘housekeeping’ into order, and let them continue. Didn’t we all herald the arrival of Uber back in 2012, when this amazing digital app

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Construction Review

Balfour ABI: Construction Market Review

Barbour ABI is a leading provider of construction intelligence services. With a team of in-house research specialists and a dedicated lead economist, it provides commercially relevant insight and unique analysis of trends and developments within the building and construction industry – such as the Construction Market Review. We thought you might be interested in a

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Autumn Equinox - happy or SAD?

Autumn Equinox: Happy or SAD?

According to the astronomical calendar, today is the Autumnal Equinox  – the official end of Summer and start of Autumn. Autumn has always been a favourite season for me, the cool crisp air, bright sunny days (hopefully, obligatory snuggly jumpers, woolly hats, autumn walks and cosy pub fires :0). Not forgetting the beautiful changing colours

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automation of the workforce

The rise of the machines in the workforce

“…Thirty-five per cent of male jobs were identified as being at high risk against 26% of female jobs.” The Guardian It’s becoming more and more of a reality –  workers being replaced by machines or robots. Most of us have seen the film Terminator! :0) and most recently, the channel 4 series ‘Humans’ –where ‘Synths’

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