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Loads of applications but no interviews? How to get a job Subscription

11 Sep 2015 | By Jennifer Baker

Submitted hundreds of applications and had no success?

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Myth or reality? Can you find the perfect work-life balance? Subscription

12 Aug 2015 | By Jennifer Baker

When we step back and don’t proactively manage ourselves, our work-life balance gets out of kilter

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Create a better work-life balance - it's critical Subscription

24 Jul 2015 | By Jennifer Baker

We’re used to hearing about the ‘work-life balance’ – for good reason!

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Taming the email beast: bring in some rules to win back time Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Jennifer Baker

We’ve forgotten how emails revolutionised communication, enabling faster responses and better services for our customers

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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

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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…

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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…


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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…


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…

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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…

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Jamie Dunning promoted to head Mars Retail in US Subscription

02 Oct 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Mars Chocolate UK sales chief Jamie Dunning is heading to the US to run the confectioner’s M&M’s

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The Leadership Symposium attracts fmcg names to Wembley Subscription

02 Oct 2015 | By James Halliwell

Tickets are selling fast for the Leadership Symposium, the proceeds of which will go to two charities


Carlsberg Northampton workers vote in favour of industrial action

29 Sep 2015 | By Andrew Don

Industrial action could impact Carlsberg deliveries

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Morrisons commits to paying staff the living wage

29 Sep 2015 | By Megan Tatum

More than 90,000 staff at the supermarket will benefit from the pay rise to a minimum of £8.20 per hour from March 2016

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John Heagney takes up Dee Bee consultancy role with Today's

29 Sep 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Heagney will be advising on Dee Bee’s expansion plans

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Accolade Wines promotes Paul Schaafsma to CEO

28 Sep 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Schaafsma, currently general manager for UK & Ireland, takes up the role on 1 October and is succeeding John Ratcliffe

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John Titmuss made group supply chain director at UB

28 Sep 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

United Biscuits has promoted John Titmuss to group supply chain director

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The Grocer editor Adam Leyland shortlisted in BSME Awards Subscription

25 Sep 2015

Adam Leyland is on the shortlist for two awards at the prestigious British Society of Magazine Editor Awards in November

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Majestic Wine appoints DIY specialist as MD Subscription

25 Sep 2015 | By Adam Leyland, Edward Devlin

Majestic Wine has appointed a new managing director to head up the Majestic store network, The Grocer has learned


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