Business woman

We need to talk about gender diversity in the industry

23 Feb 2015 | By Megan Tatum

The challenge lies in tackling subconscious biases that continue to block talented female candidates from promotion

Jennifer Baker

Self-awareness is key to effective team communications Subscription

18 Dec 2014 | By Jennifer Baker

During the course of my work I’m always intrigued to understand why we naturally click with some people…

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Taking stock: even when work is busy, you need to prioritise Subscription

06 Dec 2014 | By Jimmy Cregan

I’m writing this column sat in the snug part of a pub (playing horrific regional radio) in St Ives, Cornwall…

Jennifer Baker

Successful leadership involves more than just 'doing' Subscription

22 Nov 2014 | By Jennifer Baker

Moving into leadership is probably one of the biggest steps you will take in your career…

Football

Adaptive behaviour is the true key to employability today Subscription

16 Nov 2014 | By Jonathan Fitchew

When ‘Super Mario’ Balotelli was signed at Liverpool, his legacy preceded him…

Jimmy Cregan

As Jimmy's becomes debt-free, here's to living in the moment Subscription

08 Nov 2014 | By Jimmy Cregan

Jimmy’s Iced Coffee just became debt free. That’s correct. We don’t owe anyone anything, not even a penny…

Jobs for young people

Take charge and get ahead in your career curve Subscription

26 Oct 2014 | By Jennifer Baker

Successful industries are constantly reinventing themselves, even when things are going well…

Water factory worker

Aim to speed up the initiation process for new employees Subscription

18 Oct 2014 | By Jonathan Fitchew

Facebook’s chief information officer, Tim Campos, famously claimed all employees joining the business would be up and runn…

Jimmy Cregan

Learn from Steve Jobs: no detail is too small in business Subscription

12 Oct 2014 | By Jimmy Cregan

To seriously believe you’re going to change the world means you have to be solely and seriously focused on one thing: succ…

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Discounter copycats are a threat to brands and consumers Subscription

04 Oct 2014 | By David Sables

Imagine you’ve been out of the country for five years and now you are walking around an Aldi or Lidl…

Jonathan Fitchew

Independence: should we go it alone on recruitment? Subscription

21 Sep 2014 | By Jonathan Fitchew

Before everyone gets up in arms, let me put it out there: I am Scottish-born…

Jimmy Cregan

Planning a PR stunt? Ask for forgiveness, not permission Subscription

13 Sep 2014 | By Jimmy Cregan

I thought a giant one-tonne hailstone full of Jimmy’s Iced Coffee crashing on to the beach would be pretty fun…

Tesco Trowbridge

Dave Lewis era at Tesco heralds joined-up business plans

07 Sep 2014 | By David Sables

Tesco still commands about £1 in every £8 spent on all UK retail spending…

Business woman

Three key ingredients all successful people have in common Subscription

28 Aug 2014 | By Jennifer Baker

What do successful people have in common? We may think they’re cleverer, have luckier breaks and are more ruthless…

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'Selling' roles: there is a place for creativity in hiring Subscription

21 Aug 2014 | By Jonathan Fitchew

Working in sales recruitment, I face the challenge of selling a sales career to less-than-willing graduates…

David Sables

Don't skirt around the point - there is no harm in asking! Subscription

09 Aug 2014 | By David Sables

We are constantly fed a myth soup about selling and negotiation…

Jobs for young people

Taking a summer break? It's time to SWOT up on your career Subscription

02 Aug 2014 | By Jennifer Baker

It’s that time of year again, with many people heading off to a well-earned summer break…

Jonathan Fitchew

Recruiters should check facts about candidates

26 Jul 2014 | By Jonathan Fitchew

As a bit of a holiday traditionalist, I walked into a travel agent and explained what I wanted…

GU-ANYTIME-MOUSSE

Ten years after Gü... launching a product is harder than ever Subscription

22 Jul 2014 | By James Averdieck

I set up Gü Puds in 2003. We had to go through all the palaver any new food business goes though…

Trucks supply chain

Why not just outlaw the obviously unfair trading practices? Subscription

10 Jul 2014 | By David Sables

I’m often accused of emotive language when discussing the Groceries Code Adjudicator…

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Peak performance: some sporting advice to take into work Subscription

05 Jul 2014 | By Jennifer Baker

With World Cup fever about to reach its climax, I truly enjoy learning from diverse and successful athletes…

Jonathan Fitchew

How to assemble a World Cup-winning formation at work Subscription

28 Jun 2014 | By Jonathan Fitchew

The England boys may be out of the running, but I’m staying glued to the world stage with just one question…

James Averdieck

Entrepreurial start-ups are now the cool places to work Subscription

21 Jun 2014 | By James Averdieck

When I was leaving university, there was a very conventional career path for ambitious top-flight graduates…

Jennifer Baker

The career advice I'd give now to my 22 year old self Subscription

08 Jun 2014 | By Jennifer Baker

The other day I read an article with the headline: ‘If I were 22 again what advice would I give myself?’…

FACTORY-WORKERS

Recruitment is changing - but job boards aren't dead yet Subscription

31 May 2014 | By Jonathan Fitchew

The speculated end of the job board used to be just a whisper – these days it’s an open debate…

fulston foods

Liam Rafferty appointed managing director at Frozen Value Subscription

25 Apr 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Rafferty worked at Aldi for 16 years, joining in 1999 as an area operations manager

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Shona Bear takes NPD role at Bulldog Skincare For Men Subscription

25 Apr 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

Bear has more than 25 years’ experience in the cosmetics industry, including spells at Yardley of London, Robert McBride and Peter Black Toiletries & Cosmetics

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Ben Greensmith named commercial director at Propercorn

24 Apr 2015 | By Beth Brooks, Vince Bamford

Fledgling popcorn brand Propercorn has poached Innocent’s UK commercial director Ben Greensmith…

Will King

Will King launches Entrepreneur in Residence Company Subscription

24 Apr 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

Will King, who left the shaving brand last October, will use his 21 years’ experience at the helm to coach senior executives from SMEs up to FTSE-listed firms on how to perform more effectively

sainsbury's

Sainsbury's shake-up places 800 jobs in jeopardy

23 Apr 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The retailer said it was reviewing department and deputy manager positions so it could invest more resources in other shop floor roles

booths store

Booths to axe 100 jobs as it closes two stores

23 Apr 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The Northern supermarket chain says it plans to close stores in Ansdell and Marton later this year

Bob Marshall

Poundstretcher nabs Costcutter finance director

22 Apr 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Marshall is the third new hire at Poundstretcher in just nine months

first milk tanker

First Milk appoints trio to new leadership team

20 Apr 2015 | By Kevin White

Kenny Bain, Maureen Ross and Paul Miley all join the group this week

Minced meat

Meat processing boss receives six-year misconduct ban

20 Apr 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The Northern Ireland Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment said it had accepted a disqualification undertaking from Aidan Rothwell

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