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No escape from the city, but flexibility provides consolation

21 Jul 2017 | By Camilla Barnard

I’m sure the internet was meant to make it possible for us to live in rural idylls – even abroad

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Know your stuff, be engaged and shine at your job interview Subscription

14 Jul 2017 | By Joanna Jacobs

This month I’m sharing my learnings on how to shine at interview, gained from interviewing hundreds of graduates, managers and leaders

Jennifer Baker

Failure can be useful if you learn from your mistakes

07 Jul 2017 | By Jennifer Baker

Let’s assume you’re technically competent in your job. What is the most common cause of failure in someone’s career?

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Build to last: get your foodie startup past the two-year mark

23 Jun 2017 | By Camilla Barnard

I was recently asked to give a talk on longevity at a food startup conference

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Women in fmcg must be bold for change

08 Mar 2017 | By Cassandra Stavrou

Propercorn’s Cassandra Stavrou reflects on International Women’s Day and how fmcg can encourage more women to be ‘bold for change’

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Yanko Kolevski of Cofico: My Alternative CV Subscription

03 Feb 2017 | By James Halliwell

It has become obscene, the amount of packaging and “pretty” boxes

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Amanda Miles Ricketts, The Niche Company, on tea and Jay-Z Subscription

26 Jan 2017 | By James Halliwell

I was fired on my first day at the fish and chip shop for giving free food to my friend!

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T-tox founder Johnny Harris: My Alternative CV Subscription

19 Jan 2017 | By James Halliwell

I describe my role as a tea pusher! I sell healthy matcha teas to people leading an active and balanced lifestyle

Jennifer Baker

Everyone struggles with change, so keep status levels high Subscription

17 Jan 2017 | By Jennifer Baker

People born 20 years ago have grown up in era of constant change

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Karl Mason, Masons Yorkshire Gin, on vinyl and breakfast Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By James Halliwell

My first job was as a trainee accountant at a small family-owned business based in Northallerton

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Luke Johnstone, PACK'D Smoothies, on bungee jumps and Beckham Subscription

06 Jan 2017 | By James Halliwell

I was a lifeguard at 16, working weekends at Europe’s largest outdoor pool

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Darren Robinson, Meridian Foods, on Kylie Minogue & elephants Subscription

24 Nov 2016 | By James Halliwell

What was your first job? Stacking bales on a farm in Hampshire

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Calling physics graduates! The food & drink sector needs you

24 Oct 2016 | By Julia Glotz

  Physicists have much to offer the food & drink industry but recruitment has been lagging

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Flexible hiring: is grocery missing a trick?

18 Oct 2016 | By Joanna Jacobs

It’s time for grocery retail to be bolder when it comes to offering staff more flexible working options, says careers coach Joanna Jacobs

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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

Camilla Barnard

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

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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?

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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

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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Natures Way Foods CEO Susan Barratt to leave after 13 years Subscription

21 Jul 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The CEO of Natures Way Foods is to depart the business after 13 years…


Food & drink firms urged to enter Queen's Awards for Enterprise Subscription

19 Jul 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Currently in their 50th year, the awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievement

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Neil Parish re-elected Efra Committee chairman

13 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

The Conservative MP for Tiverton and Honiton saw off challenges by MPs Zac Goldsmith and Bill Wiggin

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Waitrose recruits first director of food service Subscription

13 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Simon Burdess, vice president of restaurants and bars at the InterContinental Hotels Group, will take up the newly created role in September

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Gist agrees to end pay disparity at M&S Hemel Hempstead site Subscription

13 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Gist has agreed to give 23 workers on local contracts the same pay and conditions as employees on national contracts

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Philip Ainsworth made marketing director at Pernod Ricard Subscription

12 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Ainsworth, who was previously marketing director for Wyborowa vodka, takes over from Patrick Venning…


Taylor report puts spotlight on gig economy worker rights Subscription

11 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Companies such as Deliveroo could be forced to give workers more rights in the wake of the government review into modern employment practices.

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Aldi seeks 4,000 new staff in recruitment drive

11 Jul 2017 | By Elinor Zuke

The roles are predominantly for store assistants, assistant store managers and deputy store managers

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JJ Food Service pledges to employ more women

10 Jul 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The wholesaler, which says 4% of its warehouse workers are women, plans for 20% female warehouse staff by next year


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