Category Archives: business

David Gauke speaks at Payroll World

I usually attend the Payroll World Spring update conference every year but after a sales call from PW a few weeks earlier and being informed that MP and Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke would be in attendance I … Continue reading

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Dealing with a threat of legal action

To my surprise and displeasure, I discovered 2 of my staff had responded to a letter of complaint threatening legal action this week.  I won’t knock them for showing initiative, but the response was aggressive, verbose and quoted endless contractual … Continue reading

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Advice for Job Seekers – #1 and a bit – Get on Linkedin

Employment opportunity for Accounts Assistant or Reconciliation Clerk, Watford, Herts, UK. Folks, I am looking for an accounts assistant but more specifically, a reconciler.  I work for an SME that has been affected, although not catastrophically, by the recession.  We … Continue reading

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Pet hates about personal statements No.2

Not putting a personal statement, I mean not even a covering letter saying: “I would like to apply for the position of….”  What do you think my reaction will be? It’s the metaphorical equivalent of walking into a grocery store … Continue reading

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Idiots guide to Pensions Auto Enrolment

A new employment tax came into force on Monday, but only if you are unfortunate enough to work for a very large employer, by very large employer I mean a company with over 120,000 employees, that’s large.  Employees will be … Continue reading

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Pet Hates about Personal Statements No.1

I rarely like to give advice but whenever we have a job opportunity at work I feel the need.  As I am a fond advocate for the Plain English Campaign;  I find there are certain concepts you can convey to … Continue reading

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Is there any value in online surveys?

Knowing your customers is, as they say, the key to providing great customer service and increasing the business you do over time, so recently I have conducted a number of online surveys, the last one being sent out to over … Continue reading

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