4 day working week

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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Should I look for a new job?

Should I look for a new job?

It’s the new year, we’ve had some time off, and I’m sure many of you will have had some time to not only recharge, but reflect on life and work. Years ago, every January, I used to dread going back to work or school and I’m sure I’m not alone. But how do you know

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Secret Santa Gift Ideas

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 Secret Santa Success, we’ve gathered some winning ideas – depending on,

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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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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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Festive Events Dorset

Festive Events in Dorset

The festive season is upon us, and I don’t know about you, but this year has gone far too quickly! So if you’re not quite feeling festive just yet, here’s a round up of festive events in Dorset to get you into the Christmas spirit!   1. Christmas Tree Wonderland Back after a year’s break,

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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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How to stay ahead in your marketing career

How to Stay Ahead in Your Marketing Career

Whether you’ve just started a new role; or are well-established within a company and perhaps thinking of a change, here a few pointers on how to stay ahead in your marketing career. Whichever point you’re at in your career, some of the key challenges you face remain the same. I came across an article by

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UK Job Market Report – September 2021

UK Job Market Report for September 2021 Main Findings: The latest Job Market Report for September 2021 has been released and the key findings are that increased hiring activity, and a lack of available candidates has driven up starting salaries across permanent and temporary vacancies in all four regions of the country. Commenting on the

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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 august 2021

UK Job Market Report – August 2021

UK Job Market Report for August 2021 Main Findings: The latest Job Market Report for August 2021 has been released and the key findings have been that vacancy and permanent placement growth are at record highs, while there continues to be an unprecedented drop in candidate supply, therefore driving a continued increase in salaries. Commenting

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Meet the Recruiter – Sam

We can’t believe how quickly the time has flown this year, and the newest member of the Dovetail team, Sam, has already been with us for over 3 months now! So we thought it was high time you were able to get to know her better. So here are some Q&As for our lovely Sam!

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Successful job interviews

Five Essential Points to get across in an Interview

How to be successful in job interviews Regardless of the company or role the interview is for, the majority of us get nervous, but the more preparation you do for your interview, the easier you’ll be able to show the interviewer why you are the right person for the job. So, we thought we’d give

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