Jennifer Baker

Appraisals aren't just for bosses - use the opportunity Subscription

06 Nov 2015 | By Jennifer Baker

As year-end approaches, many organisations will be embarking on annual appraisals

Jonathan Fitchew

The Apprentice shows negotiation is an interview lost art Subscription

29 Oct 2015 | By Jonathan Fitchew

This month saw the return of Lord Sugar, back to dress down the next generation of business hopefuls in The Apprentice

Jennifer Baker

Highly successful people make the most of their mistakes Subscription

09 Oct 2015 | By Jennifer Baker

As you progress in your career, the world of business can at times be ruthless

Jennifer Baker

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?

City workers

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

Jennifer Baker

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

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…


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…

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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…

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…

Brian Young

Brian Young to step down from British Frozen Food Federation Subscription

30 Nov 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The search for a replacement for the BFFF’s Brian Young will kick-off in January

Rebecca Hemsley

Waitrose appoints Rebecca Hemsley as new head of hospitality

30 Nov 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

New Waitrose head of hospitality Rebecca Hemsley joins from Pret a Manger

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Andrew Lazenby appointed operations director of Farmcare

27 Nov 2015 | By Charlie Taverner

Farmcare names ex-Waitrose farm man Lazenby as operations director

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Scottish Grocers Federation launches food bank pilot scheme Subscription

27 Nov 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

SGF helps Scottish local retailers support food banks

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Andrew Milne promoted by Nichols to group commercial director Subscription

26 Nov 2015 | By Andrew Don

Branded global soft drinks business Nichols has promoted Andrew Milne to group commercial director

James Lancaster

McColl's on hunt for new CEO as James Lancaster steps down Subscription

26 Nov 2015 | By Andrew Don

Retail veteran James Lancaster confirms plan to step down as McColl’s CEO

Paul Tynan

Paul Tynan retirement triggers Nestlé Cereal Partners rejig Subscription

25 Nov 2015 | By Andrew Don

Paul Tynan steps down after 37 year career with Nestlé in the UK

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Tesco faces possible strike action at distribution hubs

25 Nov 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Unite is to ballot Tesco distribution staff over possible stike action in run-up to Christmas

Scott MacDonald

Former AB InBev NAC Scott MacDonald launches consultancy

23 Nov 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Former AB InBev executive launches bid to improve supplier and wholesaler relations


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