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Why Having Friends at Work is so Important

Contact Centre | News | Working Advice | Posted 30.07.19

Having Friends is Good for your Soul  More than a third of our life is spent at work, so it’s important to be happy and healthy in your working environment.  Having friends, especially someone you consider a best friend at work is proven to not only be a benefit to your mental health, but also…

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#NationalStressAwarenessMonth: Ways Employers Can Reduce Stress

Working Advice | Posted 09.04.19

5 Ways to Help Reduce Stress as an Employer. Lead by Example. As a manager or a person supervising other members of staff in a workplace, it’s important to not let any negativity, anger or stress that you may be feeling rub off on your employees. Practice what you preach and ensure you give yourself…

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#NationalStressAwarenessMonth: Self Help for Stress

Working Advice | Posted 04.04.19

As stated in last weeks article for #NationalStressAwarenessMonth – the first step in order to better deal with stress is to identify its cause. As Professor & Occupational Health Expert at the University of Lancaster, Cary Cooper stated: “In life, there’s always a solution to a problem,” “Not taking control of the situation and doing…

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The Importance of Staying Hydrated at Work

Working Advice | Posted 13.03.19

Considering we now spend on average about 13 years at work throughout our lifetimes, It’s becoming increasingly important, now more than ever, to keep hydration levels high so you can be sure you’re always running at 100% while in the workplace. That’s why this Nutrition & Hydration Week we thought we’d do our bit by…

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The benefits of cycling to work

Working Advice | Posted 16.05.18

With this week being national #BikeWeek we thought we’d explore some of the benefits that cycling to work can bring you and the world around you! So without further ado, here’re 8 reasons why you should consider getting back in the saddle and cycling to work. It’s fun! By cycling to work, you allow yourself…

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10 tips for creating a harmonious working environment

Working Advice | Posted 05.04.18

One of the most effective ways of working towards creating a harmonious working environment is to adopt the behaviour and attitudes you’d want to see in your ideal boss and perfect colleagues. This theory is based on the simple premise that, if we show respect, kindness and encouragement to others, we will, in turn, receive…

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A guide to networking

Job Hunting | Working Advice | Posted 04.02.18

The majority of job hunters underestimate how useful their network of contacts can be, but as with anything in life whether you are an athlete in training or a student looking for your first job – the more you put in, the more you will get out, ‘no pain no gain’. Therefore, you should allocate sufficient…

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What should you do in the first week of your new job

Working Advice | Posted 04.02.18

The first week in a new role is daunting. All those new people to get to know, all the new practices to learn and not to mention who you’re going to sit with at lunch… As always though, we’re here to offer you some advice on how to get through the pressures of what’s most important -…

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Cultivating peace at work

Working Advice | Posted 04.02.18

Today is the day that every United Nations member country enters into a day of global ceasefire and non-violence. Seems like the perfect opportunity to take the philosophy of World Peace Day and take it into the workplace. Have you found that maybe there’s a bit of tension between yourself and a colleague? Here’re some…

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7 signs it’s time to move on

Working Advice | Posted 04.02.18

It’s easy to fall into a rut when you’re in an unfulfilling role, and not even realise it. We’ve all been there at one point or another, going through the day like some sort of work zombie, leave for work, do work, leave work, bed. There is a better way, though, maybe you just need…

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Seven ways to love your job

Working Advice | Posted 04.02.18

Keep the Valentine’s heart-eyes going in your working life with some tips to help you love your job. Already forgotten the valentines day love? A UK survey found last year that two out of three people in Britain are not happy in their jobs, so how do we keep the heart-eyes going through your nine…

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The top 20 most commonly misspelt words

Working Advice | Posted 02.02.18

Some words are just difficult to spell, that’s just matter of fact. Now, whether that’s because of inconsistent pronunciations or lack of clear enunciation (we won’t lie we had to google that spelling) we’ve all been guilty at some point of changing a word in its entirety and substituting in something much easier when we can’t remember…

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Mental health issues at work – what to look out for

News | Working Advice | Posted 23.01.18

Whether you’re overseeing a team of people or working within one, it is extremely important to be able to spot whether or not an employee or fellow colleague may be suffering with their mental health. One of the biggest issues in the workplace today is poor mental health, which last year lead to an average of over…

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The benefits of having friends in the office

News | Working Advice | Posted 23.01.18

We spend the majority of our lives at work, an average of about 47 hours a week to be exact. With that being said, and with it being #WorldFriendshipDay, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to hit you with some facts and figures about the importance of turning colleagues into friends. After all, friends are the family…

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How to score an ace at work?

Working Advice | Posted 16.01.18

It’s only Wednesday and already this week has served us up a right treat – Wimbledon! That’s right, this week brings with it the second week of Wimbledon – where the world’s best tennis athletes are absolutely acing it (excuse the pun). Following the mantra of the world’s best athletes, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to put together a…

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The benefits of working outside?

Working Advice | Posted 16.01.18

Studies have shown that work satisfaction, as well as productivity, can be linked to factors such as air, temperature, or scenery, not just the factors you’d expect like your hip new office and time off. With that being said, nature can play a much bigger role in the workplace than we think and ultimately, it should.…

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4 ways to be a Grand Slam manager

Working Advice | Posted 16.01.18

They’re no second serves in management.  Delegate effectively. Delegation plays a huge part in successful leadership and many managers often want to control (and I guess manage) every aspect of work. Now I know what you’re thinking, “Of course they do, it’s their job”, but ultimately just doesn’t work. Delegating work effectively to employees means…

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Tips for talent searching on LinkedIn

Working Advice | Posted 16.01.18

With over 500 million users, Linkedin is an absolute goldmine for finding new talent. However, there are some tips you should always keep in mind when using Linkedin for talent searching, which is superb because serial entrepreneur, marketer and author, Deep Patel, has put together a list in Forbes of the do’s and don’ts for just that.…

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A day in the life of a Cordant People recruiter

Working Advice | Posted 16.01.18

Abbie McGann, a Client Relationship Manager in our National Sales team, takes us through the looking glass to show us what life is like at Cordant People. Hi everyone, I’m Abbie – and welcome to a day in my life 😊 Before I even start work, I drop off my baby in Nursery and 2 older…

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8 ways you can relax at work

Working Advice | Posted 16.01.18

In order to be a productive worker, it’s extremely important to realise that every so often a little downtime is needed in order to stay in tip-top form, and this might surprise you, it doesn’t always have to come in the form of a day off or holiday. With it being Relaxation Day we thought we’d compile a list…

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The perfect LinkedIn profile: A guide

Working Advice | Posted 16.01.18

Recruiters these days are using LinkedIn on a daily basis, therefore, it’s important to make sure your profile stands out and is as good as it can be. Luckily for you, CareerBlast Co-Founder, William Arruda has compiled a list of factors that you can check against your existing profile to see if it’s really as good as…

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Returning to work after being off with kids

Working Advice | Posted 16.01.18

Have you been off with kids and think now’s the time to head back to work? It can seem daunting, but don’t worry, with our help you’ll be fine.  The First Steps. First things first, let’s dig out that CV and get prepping for writing cover letters. The job hunting stage can seem arduous, which…

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Stress relieving tactics to make you happier at work

Working Advice | Posted 15.01.18

The average business professional has 30 to 100 projects on their plate, is interrupted seven times an hour and is distracted up to 2.1 hours a day. Is there any wonder the workplace can be full of stress? But here’s the thing – it doesn’t have to be. With 10 years worth of Harvard research…

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How to make your boss love you?

Working Advice | Posted 15.01.18

Just started a new job? Or want to stay in your current one? Whichever it is, you’re going to want to make sure that your boss likes, respects and knows you can be relied on in order to impress. Here’re 6 ways to guarantee a good relationship with your boss and show them how good…

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The Benefits of Temp Work

Working Advice | Posted 15.01.18

Struggling to find a permanent job? Or don’t want to tie yourself down to one? Then maybe temping is the option for you. 1. The Freedom What’s the biggest benefit of temporary work? You’re in control. It might be scary at first not having a fixed job but you’ll soon start to love the flexibility…

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4 ways sleep affects your work

Working Advice | Posted 12.01.18

Ever wondered what not getting enough sleep does to your brain and how that subsequently affects your work? This ‘Festival of Sleep’ we decided we’d look into how a lack of sleep can affect your work. You’ll have trouble learning & developing A recent study conducted over the pond found that middle school students that “delaying…

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