Favourite Festive Bakes

Dovetail’s Favourite Festive Bakes

From the simple to the complex, we love a good bit of festive baking. Here are some of Dovetail’s Favourite Festive Bakes! Chocolate Yule Log https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/yummy-chocolate-log Now, Laura made this a few years ago and the trick is making sure the sponge is light a fluffy so it’s easy to roll. Apparently an electric whisk

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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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Secret Santa Gift Ideas

Secret Santa Gift Ideas

So December has truly arrived and we’re all super excited in the Dovetail office. This Christmas is going to be very different for pretty much everyone, but one tradition we’re sure we’ll see once again this year is Secret Santa!   Now some love it, some hate it…There’s no humbugs here so guess what … we

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Shop Local! Southbourne & Christchurch Edition

We’ve just seen Laura behind door number three on the advent calendar encouraging you all to shop local. So, we thought we’d bring you a blog of some places where you can support local businesses and do a spot of Christmas shopping in independent shops in Southbourne and Christchurch. Now obviously we can’t name them

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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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Events Company Expand Undeterred by Pandemic

Events Company Expand Undeterred by Pandemic Quadrant2Design Bring Brand Activation Displays to life for new and existing customers. Poole, UK: Today, Quadrant2Design, a custom-modular exhibition stand design and builder, announced their expansion into a new product area – brand activation displays. After twenty years in the exhibition industry, Quadrant2Design saw a gap in the market

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Career Skills: Commercial Awareness

Improve your Career Skills: Commercial Awareness. Have they got commercial experience? This is a question we are often asked by our clients. So, what is it to ‘be commercial’ and why is it so important? We thought we’d try to demonstrate what it is and give some pointers on how to improve your ‘commercial acumen’.

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The Interview: How to find a Leader

So, Dovetail have done the hard work for you and got your shortlist of candidates ready for that first interview. :0) We thought we’d gather some tips to help you successfully interview and identify leadership qualities in your candidates – especially useful if you’re new to interviewing. Read on to improve your Employer Interview skills!

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How to Re-onbaord Employees After Furlough

Wondering how to Re-onboard employees after furlough? We’ve talked about remote onboarding, general onboarding, but have you thought about how to re-onboard employees after furlough? Something that employers might not be thinking about at the moment with everything else going on, but re-onboarding employees after furlough is critical to ensure they are engaged, feel valued,

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Must-Reads to Improve your Marketing Skills

If you don’t want to be a coaster, you need to make sure you stay on top of your game.  A good way to to do this is to mix up what you’re reading and make time for some high-value books that could help you add a few strings to your Marketing ‘career skills bow’.

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October Job Market Report

October Job Market Report – Main Findings: The October Job Market Report finds that permanent placements have returned to declining numbers, but temporary billings continue their strong path of growth.   Every month we receive the latest figures on the employment market in the South and the UK. The Job Market Report UK for August

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Top tips to stay focused

Top tips: How to stay focused

If you’re a habitual multitasker, here are 10 tips to help you break the habit and stay focused on the task ahead.  “We’re good at doing rapidly sequential tasks, rather than simultaneous ones” – according to the Psychologists (1) Top Tips to Stay Focused 1. Check up on yourself Distractions can be internal as well as

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10 Ways to be Successful in Your New Job

Congratulations on your new job! Your first day is crucial! It could be the start of the rest of your life… or it could be the beginning of a routine much similar to your old job, where every day feels pretty much the same and not really getting anywhere. In order to avoid this, here

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Meet the Recruiter – Suzi

As some of you may be new around here, we thought we’d make it a little more personal and do a Q&A with Laura and Suzi so you can ‘meet our recruiter’! Laura went first, so this time, it’s Suzi! Without further ado, here we go. Let’s meet our recruiter, Suzi, our Director of Sales

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working from home tips

Top Tips for Working From Home

Ahh, working from home. At the start of lockdown, I thought WFH was going to be amazing. No commute, dress down every day, slightly longer lie in, lunch in the garden, and my choice of playlist. Oh, how quickly that novelty wore off. And here we are again with the suggestion of WFH when you

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New Job Support Scheme

In case you missed in on the news, we’ve put together some key facts on the new Job Support Scheme that comes in to place on 1st November. The Chancellor started his speech in the house of commons saying that the furlough scheme was an excellent short term solution to the immediate ramifications of lockdown.

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