Working for yourself

  • tips for keeping your employees

    Tips for keeping your employees happy and loyal

    The secret to any successful business is happy, loyal employees. However, the focus is often more on gaining new customers and increasing profits. Some employers tend to forget about the people who help them do it. Happy and loyal employees will be more productive and keen to help you improve the business. The key to

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    How to start Industrial action

    If you’re considering industrial action at work, there are a few options open to you. Industrial action is when workers decide to either go on all out strike or take other action such as refusing to do overtime. The latter is known as ‘action short of a strike’. Calling action Industrial action is organised officially

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    What not to do when networking

    Networking is the perfect way to enhance your career or grow your business. Despite the popularity, and undoubted value, of online networking, meeting people face-to-face remains an invaluable way to make new connections. Not everyone relishes the challenge of walking into a networking event and schmoozing with a bunch of strangers. Novice networkers often make

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    Careers that let you see the world

    If you have wanderlust, then blending your passion for travel with your job can be the perfect way to see more the world. There are jobs where the travel aspect is obvious, such as a Flight Attendant or Pilot, but those airline seats are not just filled with holidaymakers – there are a multitude of

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    Zero hours contract

    A zero hours employment contract generally offers workers employment status, but with no fixed hours – the employer is not obliged to offer work, and the employee is not obliged to accept any work offered. So what’s the point? Flexibility is the main point, for both workers and employees. These types of contract are most

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    What to do when you dont like your job

    ‘If you hate your job so much, why not just quit?’ If I had a penny for the number of times people said this to me I’d be rich and wouldn’t need to work – Ha! Sadly, I didn’t, but ten years ago, when my job had turned me into a grumpy-puss and I was

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