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Plumber’s victory will affect ‘gig economy’

A ruling in favour of a self-employed worker claiming sickness benefit from Pimlico Plumbers could have far-reaching consequences for contractors including accountants and IT professionals, according to lawyers. The Court of Appeal rejected an appeal by Pimlico on the employment … Continue reading

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Will a robot take over your job?

Fear of technology taking our jobs runs deep. As long ago as 1589, Elizabeth I denied a patent to a newfangled knitting machine, saying: “Consider thou what the invention could do to my poor subjects. It would assuredly bring to … Continue reading

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Downtown Recruitment celebrates 30 years in business!!

Downtown Recruitment is celebrating 30 years in business in Thame, Oxfordshire. In November 1986 Suzanne Young started the business. She saw a gap in the market in the local Thame and surrounding area and was confident she could fill it. … Continue reading

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Contact with staff during sick leave

There’s often a misconception that contacting employees when they’re on sickness absence could be construed as a form of harassment – but an appropriate level of contact is actually a necessary element to a good absence management policy. Here’s our … Continue reading

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Japanese are ordered to take their holidays!

Japan is to force workers to take their paid holidays in an attempt to combat a culture of excessive work that has led to soaring levels of stress and suicide. A law will make companies ensure that their staff take … Continue reading

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CVs have only nine seconds to impress

Employers spend on average less than nine seconds scanning a candidate’s CV before moving on to the next, due to the huge volume of applications per vacancy. One expert likened the process to the casual dating app Tinder, renowned for … Continue reading

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Sport can boost your income as well as your health

People who play organised sports once a fortnight earn nearly £11,000 more than the average wage, according to researchers — more than £500,000 over the course of a career. Triathlon participants are the biggest earners, with an average salary of … Continue reading

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What is the best job in Britain?

What is the best job in Britain? According to a recent survey of over 2000 jobs titles analysed Translator, Web Developer and Surgeon were identified as the three most highly rated positions,thanks to a combination of factors including their high levels … Continue reading

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250Km charity bike ride completed!

Sorry for the late post but I’m pleased to say that I managed to complete my 1 day 250Km bike ride back in July!  I completed it after 10.5 hrs of actual bike riding and 12.5 hrs overall.  It was … Continue reading

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There Are Only Three True Job Interview Questions!

The only three true job interview questions are: 1.  Can you do the job? 2.  Will you love the job? 3.  Can we tolerate working with you? That’s it.  Those three.  Think back, every question you’ve ever posed to others … Continue reading

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