Posts Categorized: Employment/Careers

How to spot a toxic work environment when job hunting

“Don’t you know that you’re toxic?” Anyone who has been on LinkedIn or Twitter in the last week will have seen the allegations levelled against a certain unconventional craft beer brand by a number of its former employees. The claims that this company fostered an atmosphere of “toxic attitudes” and a “residual feeling of fear”.

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Standing out as a candidate!

  If you’ve been on Linkedin recently, you would have seen some of the ways candidates are applying for roles and trying to make themselves seen. And let’s just say some are wild. Do you feel like you have to really think out of the box to now be seen by your future employers? Do.

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Working from the office again…

I think the main question we’re all asking ourselves is ‘are we ready for office life again?’ It’s safe to say the days of working back in the office have been long anticipated and this may or may not be good news to some. For over a year our lives have done a 360 and.

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Do’s & Don’ts of Online Interviewing

By Arran Roberts CIM – Digital Marketing Manager at EQUUS. In what has been a very different few months from “The Norm”, I’m sure you are as excited as I am for the day when phrases such as “Social Distancing”, “Stop the Spread” and “Covidiots” are locked in an archive, never to be heard from.

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How to stay positive & creative during lockdown

Lockdown 3.0! Definitely another reason to focus on you right now and although we’ve been here before, it doesn’t make it any easier on our mental health BUT even if one of these points we’ve shared, on how we stay positive and creative during lockdown, helps you, then our work here is done! I’m sure.

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wellbeing at work

How to look after your wellbeing at work

The nation is undergoing a huge stress epidemic. With technology enabling us to work from anywhere, at any time, many individuals are finding it difficult to draw the line between work and play. As a result, we’re more stressed, anxious and depressed, than we’ve ever been before. The good news is the stigma around mental health.

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Seven ways marketing has changed during Covid-19

Following the initial ‘shock and awe’ of Covid-19, companies and consumers are striving (admittedly, some more successfully than others) to adjust to the ‘new normal’, some of the changes taking place now may be permanent additions to the marketer’s working life. On the one hand, companies previously used to floating serenely are now sailing in.

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How Email Automation Can Help You To Grow Your Business

Since the sending of the first email back in the 70s, a lot has changed. Emails have evolved to become a leading medium of formal as well as informal communications. Since the beginning of the email era, emails have been utilised in almost all aspects of life. One of the most important and modern uses.

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Are you Getting Enough?

So, are you getting enough? It’s a topic that many of us don’t like talking about… However, Brand Recruitment’s Marketing Recruitment Review and Salary Survey 2019/2020 might be able to give you the answer. For this year’s marketing salary survey, we have received more input than ever from our extensive network of candidates, the employers.

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The Impact of Coronavirus on Recruitment

Admit it, you only clicked on this article because we put Coronavirus in the title. Coronavirus is everywhere you look; the media have whipped us all up into a frenzy and convinced everyone that we need to stockpile 10 years’ worth of hand sanitizer, face masks and dried or tinned foods. Maybe this is all.

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Poor Grammar – Could it cost you your dream role?

A recent study revealed that 65% of those surveyed felt that poor spelling and grammar was ‘the biggest turn off for [employers] to see on a candidate’s CV’. How you write speaks volumes about you and your abilities. This could also reflect as lack of attention and your professionalism when it comes to completely a.

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Common CV mistakes

Glassdoor has recently carried out a study which reveals the most common mistakes candidates make on their CV. This got us thinking at Brand Recruitment, so we’ve put together a list of common ‘mistakes’ we come across daily. We agree with one of the main points Glassdoor makes about the jargon that candidates use on.

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work-life balance

5 tips for marketers on achieving a strong work-life balance

While having a good work-life balance is something which we all want, many of us find it impossible to maintain. In fact, four in ten (43.9%) marketers have left a job due to having a poor balance. And who can blame them? When operating in a highly demanding industry, achieving a healthy work-life balance can.

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How Marketers Can Lead The Charge For Flexible Working

As Microsoft has just finished a trial into four-day working weeks, there’s an opportunity for marketing departments to join forces with HR and widen access to life-enhancing flexible-working schemes.  In Japan this past August, Microsoft ran the Work-Life Choice Challenge Summer 2019 experiment. That month, it gave all its 2,300 staff every Friday off for.

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The Busy Marketer’s Guide To Being Kind To Yourself

Life as a marketing professional is busy. You likely work in a fast-paced environment with plenty of projects and people to juggle. The role, whether it’s as a marketing executive or a marketing manager is demanding, and you might find yourself feeling mentally and physically drained towards the end of the week. In this special.

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Remote Working – Is It Time to Ditch the Commute?

Remote working, also known as telecommuting, is on the rise. It has increased by 115% in the ten years from 2005 to 2015, and will only increase in popularity thanks to the capabilities of modern technology and the speed of internet traffic. Remote working promotes a healthier lifestyle. It lets you move to a quiet.

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Mentoring is the ultimate marketing experience

As marketing becomes more complex, senior marketers can show junior staff the strategy to succeed As marketing grows to encompass the entire business function, and marketers are expected to develop more skills, it becomes harder to pin down the talents needed to advance and thrive in the profession. It’s no surprise that research published by.

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What makes a modern marketer?

Marketers must bridge the gap between businesses and their customers in ever more challenging conditions. Think you’re up to the challenge? Here’s what you need to know It is a brave boast, but no-one understands the customer more than the marketing team. This critical business function will analyse data and uncover secrets and trends about.

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Marketers must make more time, not more meetings

Earlier this month, CIM’s member-only magazine, Catalyst, asked marketers to push themselves out of the ordinary. Step one? Kill your meetings, says Twitter’s EMEA vice-president Bruce Daisley has something of a reputation for work-life balance, broadly setting a series of rules that amplify the power of ‘nothing to do’; namely, finding the time to step away.

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How the RAF used its past to build a new future

Group Captain Nick Bayley explains how a heritage brand cut through a congested media space to inspire the next generation of advocates and supporters from across the UK 2018 was a year of anniversaries: 70 years of the NHS; 100 years of women’s suffrage; 100 years since the end of World War One. It was.

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personal development

How can you make personal development a priority

We are in the midst of a crucial moment for marketing. Change is fast paced and dynamic, leaving many businesses scrambling to get up to date with the latest tools and techniques to keep customers engaged. However, whilst remaining up to date with customer expectations is certainly a concern for many a marketing department, businesses.

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apprenticeships

Apprenticeships have changed

If the word apprentice brings an image of youthful car mechanics, carpenters or even young Jedis, you are in for a surprise. Modern apprenticeships now include Digital Marketers and PR Assistants. What are the benefits of an Apprenticeship? Give your new and existing employees the skills needed to grow your business Help you recruit and.

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