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Why retail is such a great career launch pad

15 Jul 2016 | By Joanna Jacobs

HR consultant Joanna Jacobs looks at the unique opportunities offered by a career in retail

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When can you do it yourself, and when do you need an expert? Subscription

26 Feb 2016 | By Camilla Barnard

Over the years, we’ve had to work out when we need external brilliance

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

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Steve Thomas joins Appleby Westward as independent sales head Subscription

27 Jul 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Thomas takes over from Simon Warren who has been appointed head of multiple accounts

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Turners Fine Foods collapses with 484 redundancies Subscription

27 Jul 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Landmark Wholesale member Turners Fine Foods has collapsed after a failed turnaround attempt, with almost 500 staff losing their jobs.

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Two independent co-op CEOs made Business in Community ambassadors

25 Jul 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Mark Smith and Minnie Moll chosen as ‘responsible business ambassadors’

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Lidl UK reaches £1m funding target for CLIC Sargent charity

25 Jul 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Lidl has run fundraising events and promotions on own-brand products since January 2014

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Dermot Smurfit joins John Menzies as new chairman

21 Jul 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

John Menzies has appointed packaging tycoon Dermot Smurfit as its new chairman

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Asda hires Lidl COO Chris Walker for smaller store revamp

21 Jul 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Walker will be responsible for all its stores under 15,000 sq ft

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Tesco appoints Coca-Cola's Jane Lawrie as group comms director

20 Jul 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Lawrie has spent over five years heading up Coca-Cola’s European public affairs and communications department

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Roger Harrison to drive growth at Coldpress as GM Subscription

14 Jul 2016

Experienced fmcg marketer Roger Harrison has taken the helm at juice company Coldpress

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Andrea Leadsom becomes Defra secretary in May’s new government Subscription

14 Jul 2016

Leadsom replaces Liz Truss, who has been promoted to the role of justice secretary

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