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 ideas

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

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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how to reduce stress

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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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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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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Job Market Report

Job Market Report – April

UK Job Market April Report – Main Findings: Rapid increase in recruitment as coronavirus restrictions begin to ease The easing of national lockdown measures and brighter outlook for the economy led to a further marked increase in recruitment activity at the start of the second quarter. Permanent placements expanded at the sharpest rate since October

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UK Job Market Report January

UK Job Market January Report – Main Findings: Renewed drop in permanent placements amid reintroduction of lockdown measures Every month we receive the latest figures on the employment market in the South and the UK. The Job Market Report UK for August is kindly provided by IHS Markit, KPMG & REC who gather the key

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Virtual Office Party Ideas

So it’s not exactly as exciting as last year where we all left the office early, donned our best frocks, styled our hair and had a pre-party glass of something special. BUT we’re all in need of some Christmas cheer and holiday celebrations after what has been a tough year for all. So, we’ve put

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HR + DORSET BUSINESS NEWS

Business News in Dorset & Hampshire

Business News in Dorset & Hampshire – We’ve gathered the recent headlines for you to catch up on HR, business strategy and IT news. Keeping you up to date with everything in the world of HR, work, business and strategy.  Make sure you follow us to see the latest business news in Dorset & Hampshire,

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