Dovetail Christmas Party

Top Tips for The Day after the Office Party

So, the Office party is in sight, you’ve got your outfit ready, worn in your shoes if they’re new, sorted out your transport to get home and you’ve packed a pair of flats :0) But have you thought about how to survive the day after the office party? Today is our day after the office

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Redundancy as an opportunity

Redundancy as an opportunity

It’s that dreaded word employees fear, but most of us have to deal with it at some point in our careers, nearly half of us in fact (1). It’s a bit of a whirlwind, but we need to look at redundancy as an opportunity. Departments are downsized, merged, re-located, or even disbanded, and the impact

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Amy Tyrer -Trainee Recruitment Consultant, Dorset Recruitment

Amy Joins Dovetail + Hits the Ground Running!

The Dovetail Recruitment team grows!! We recently announced that Amy started with us at Dovetail, which I cannot believe is already two weeks ago and she is not looking back. Having joined us from a Customer Service background, she has moved smoothly into the world of recruiting, as a trainee recruitment consultant. It’s been great

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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. Your Christmas party can’t be far away, (Ours is just less than a week away) and hand in hand with that for many companies is the legendary Secret Santa tradition. Now some love it, some hate it…There’s no humbugs here so

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

Office Christmas Party Top Tips + Outfits!

Updated Dec 5th 2019 The infamous Office Christmas party season is in full swing – here’s a quick reminder of etiquette and some inspired shopping ideas for that perfect Christmas party outfit! 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

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The Dovetail Advent Calendar

The Dovetail Advent Calendar

It’s what you’ve all been waiting for! We’re delighted to bring you the Dovetail Advent Calendar to bring some festive sparkle into your December days!  Laura kicks it off! Make sure you follow us on Linkedin for your daily Dovetail Advent update! Look out for tomorrow’s post from Amy!🎄😀 If this role is of interest,

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Dorset HR News, across HR and Recruitment in Bournemouth, Recruitment in hampshire

Recruitment + Business News: Nov 19

We’ve gathered the recent news headlines for HR and Recruitment in Hampshire, Dorset and beyond. Keeping you up to date with everything in the world of HR, work, business and strategy. Make sure you follow us to keep up to date with news, jobs career tips + everything else related to HR and Recruitment in

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motherhood and having twins

Dovetail Diary: You’re Having Twins!

It’s the third in our series of Dovetail ‘Life stories’ and this month it’s Liz’s turn! When I asked Liz what could she share with everyone that’s a bit of a life experience that others would find interesting – it was her experience of motherhood and having twins that sprung to mind. Nothing can really

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Recruitment in South - Find out what's going on in the employment market

Job Market Report South: Oct 19

Every month we gather the key figures from IHS Markit, KPMG & REC Job Market Report – the regular update from recruitment consultancies in the area. We’ve got the key information you need to know about recruitment in the south and what happened in October. Joint-weakest rise in demand for permanent staff in over a

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why is December a good time to recruit

Why ‘Now is the Time’ to recruit

Why NOW is the time to recruit great candidates Depending on what sector you work in, December can traditionally be a quieter time of year in the office. Many people use this time for planning next year’s campaigns, events, reviewing budgets, reports and researching ideas. So, why is December a good time to recruit? Contradictory

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Feeling stressed? See our 26 Tips to beat the stress factor of life

28 Tips to Beat The Stress Factor

It’s National Stress Awareness Day this week and as the nation’s stress levels continue to rise we’ve gathered 26 top tips to beat the stress factor and help you deal with the everyday stresses you may be experiencing. There are also some tools at the bottom for you to assess your stress levels. Sometimes we

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taking a career break, gap year, careers advice

Dovetail Diary: Taking a Career Break

Following the first instalment of our Dovetail Diary ‘Life Stories’ from Laura, it’s Francesca’s turn! Did you ever take a gap year to go travelling? If it’s something you didn’t ever get around to it’s not too late. What’s to stop you taking a career break now for a year? If you have no major

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News, Recruitment in Dorset, Work, HR, Strategy, Bournemouth, Hampshire, Poole,

HR, Recruitment + Business News: Oct 19

We’ve gathered the recent news headlines for HR and Recruitment in Dorset, Hampshire and beyond. Keeping you up to date with everything in the world of HR, work, business and strategy. STRATEGY  WORK & LIFE  HR + RECRUITMENT IN DORSET + LOCAL NEWS STRATEGY 28th Oct Business Insider: Bentley’s CEO of North and South America

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Must read marketing books, Marketing jobs in Dorset

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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Specialist recruiters not always best, don't always hit the mark

Recruitment Specialists don’t always hit the mark

We all know that finding the right people for your company is crucial to business success. We thought we’d look at why specialist recruiters aren’t always best and it makes much better sense to stick with your ‘specialist generalist’ agency, i.e. us. We also all know that some job roles are harder to fill than

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Jobs report south, salaries, Skills shortages, dorset, bournemouth

Job Market Report South: Sept 2019

Every month we gather the key figures from IHS Markit, KPMG & REC Job Market Report – the regular update from recruitment consultancies in the area. We pull out the key stats from the Jobs Report South so you know what’s going on in the recruitment market in the local area. Permanent placements decline again,

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