what makes a great boss

The ‘Google’ Boss

The importance of a good boss We all know how much time we spend at work and we all want to be happy.  We all have a boss. Some of us are lucky to have a good boss, some a great boss – the less fortunate have an ok, or if we’re honest a pretty

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Salaries in bournemouth

Job Market Report for South: July 18

“Further drop in candidate availability pushes up pay” We’ve summarised the key points from IHS Markit & REC’s Job Market Report South for July – find out what Salaries in Bournemouth and the South are doing; and where the skills shortages are. Key points from July’s survey: Permanent placements and temp billings both rise at

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Commercial thinking - career skills, career development, management skills

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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UK Salary trends by industry, Are you offering the right salary to attract the best talent/

Are you offering the right salaries for the best talent?

It’s proving a mixed bag when it comes to pay rises – are you keeping in line with your competition in terms of salary levels? We look at this Summer’s UK salary trends by industry. Despite the UK having the lowest levels of unemployment since 1975, many workers are still struggling to get a long

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HR News headlines

HR & Business Round Up – July 18

A round-up of Business & HR News headlines – Local, National & Beyond 30th July Bournemouth is the Miami of the UK Rising almost silently into the air, the panoramic views from the basket of the helium balloon are breathtaking. 30th July HR News: Four Business Reads to further your Career this Summer Better your chances

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Recruitment and Love Island

The Dovetail Island

We know we’re in the height of Summer, in the middle of a heatwave, and it might be starting to affect us when we start comparing Dovetail Recruitment and Love Island :0). So, first things first – if you’re not a love island viewer there are a few things you need to know. Or how

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Escape room - HR team building

Celebrating Dovetail’s outstanding success

Last week was our long overdue end of year team celebration.  We had an outstanding year in 2017/8 overachieving on all of our targets, so we ventured to the Lockey for the ‘darker’ escape room experience in Bournemouth on Friday. And what an experience it was! We’ve heard a great deal about escape rooms, they’ve

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Get the top talent for your team

 Get your Skates on

If you haven’t seen the latest figures from our Job Market Report summary, there’s no time to hang about if you want the top talent for your team. Over the last few weeks, we’ve had a flurry of speedy placements and I apologise for the cliché but it’s just oh so true – the early

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candidate skills shortage

Job Market Report South: June 18

The Job Market in the South continues to be dominated by the candidate skills shortages – which is a key theme for 2018. We’ve summarised the key points from IHS Markit & REC’s Job Market Report South. As we’ve said before – if you’re thinking of a change there is no better time as salaries

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How to deal with pressure at work

How to deal with pressure – like England!

Yes, Can you believe England have done it and made it into the Semi finals, having won not just two ordinary games, but a gruelling match against Colombia with a penalty shoot-out to contend with! I think many of us are still in a pleasant state of shock that it actually happened – England rose

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benefits of doing a degree

The Pros and Cons of doing a Degree

It’s that time of year again when the final year students at University fling their books to the side, possibly bridge dive into a local river (as per the Oxbridge tradition) and escape student life all-together to embark on their journey into the real working world. We look at the benefits of doing a degree

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Executive recruiters Dorset

HR & Business News Round up

A round-up of Business & HR News – Local, National & Beyond Cherry-picked for you…! 21st June Bournemouth Echo:Brexit ‘could cost every household £2,200‘ Brexit is likely to cost every household money and spell job losses, although some industries in Dorset could see a positive effect. 20th June Bournemouth Echo: The boss of retirement housing giant McCarthy

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Bournemouth Race for Life, Bournemouth Recruitment agency

Bournemouth Race for Life

It was the Bournemouth Race for Life yesterday and more than 1500 people joined in – including me, my friend Georgia and my mum! We turned up at 10.40am to join in with the mass of people clad in pink at Bournemouth gardens/pier area. There were tutus, legwarmers, glitter and even a pink genie costume! Everyone

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Job Market Report, Jobs in Christchurch Dorset, Dorset Recruitment

Job Market Report South – May

The Job Market continues to be very up and down in May… here’s the lowdown if you’re seeking a new role or recruiting for jobs in Christchurch Dorset, Bournemouth, Poole and the surrounding areas. In the current climate of less candidates and skills shortages, it continues to be a candidate’s market . The good calibre

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FMCG Sales Interview, FMCG Sales jobs in Bournemouth

Top Tips for a Successful FMCG Sales job Interview

We all know that every interview requires thorough research and preparation to make sure you demonstrate you’re the right person for the job and the company. If you’re looking for FMCG sales jobs in Bournemouth, Dorset or Hampshire – here are our top tips on how to nail the interview. If you’re applying for a

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Digital jobs in Bournemouth

Tech Nation Report 2018: Summary

We’ve been eagerly waiting for the release of this year’s Tech Nation Report, the most comprehensive guide to the UK’s digital tech ecosystem to date, and we’re pleased to say it’s finally here!   We’ve gathered all you need to know from the report if you’re looking for digital jobs in Bournemouth, we’ve summarised the key

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