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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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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UK Job Market Report – May

UK Job Market Report for May 2021 Main Findings: This month the job market report for May 2021 has found the following: Temp billings expand at fastest rate since June 1998 and the easing of national lockdown measures and brighter outlook for the economy led to a further marked increase in recruitment activity at the

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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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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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brand activation displays

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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