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It’s become increasingly common to have gaps in your employment history. You may have been taking care of your children or a family member. Maybe you’ve been travelling or decided to go back to university. Career gaps can also be caused, of course, by redundancy. Most people have some sort of gap in their career history, and, as our CEO Alistair Cox explained in a recent LinkedIn...

Investment in automation technology has the potential to unlock innumerable opportunities for the accountancy and finance profession. Automation enables the reduction of administrative tasks and manual processing, allowing those working in the profession to dedicate more time to analysis, insight, strategic thinking and creativity . Automation investment is high on the agenda for many...

Pride month and the celebrations that take place across much of the world are an annual reminder that we should all be free to be open about our sexual and gender identities without fear of persecution, discrimination, prejudice or bigotry. This year’s Pride celebrations felt particularly poignant as they fell on the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots, a series of events...

Aside from the occasional downpour or an unexpectedly cancelled flight, there is only one thing that is sure to put a dampener on any employer’s enjoyment of the warmer weather: being short-staffed thanks to holidays and annual leave requests. Of course, you and your colleagues have all earned your well-deserved breaks. But while work expectations can be managed throughout most of the year,...

Have you recently been asked to attend a Skype interview for a job? It can be daunting to interview over the phone, let alone over Skype, where the added element of technology can increase the chances of something going wrong. I have put together a few of my top tips below to help you get through your Skype interview smoothly and let your personality shine through, without any technical...

So, in this blog, I want to explore why, in today’s ever-evolving world of work, I think it is now more important than ever before that leaders hire people who they believe have the potential to be ‘better’ than them one day, or, indeed, already have ‘better’ expertise than they do in certain areas. I’ll also take a look at what I think are the reasons why this doesn’t always happen. By...

Proving your ability to do a role in an interview is a staple of the process, you will always be asked to demonstrate why you are the most suitable candidate. But, how do you do this if you have just graduated from university with a short employment history and a large amount of academic knowledge? Fear not, you are not the only graduate in this position and the good news is hiring...

Have you recently finished education and are now about to take your first step into the world of professional work? If so, then creating your first graduate CVmay feel like a difficult task, given that you don’t have much professional experience to your name yet, and the advice your careers counsellor gave you at school is now outdated or forgotten. Understandably, you may be feeling...

According to the renowned American psychologist, Dr. Martin Seligman, there is a simple formula which can be used to boost happiness and wellbeing: the ‘PERMA’ model. This formula is made up of five elements, which includes positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning and achievement. To help explain more about how we can apply this in the workplace, we spoke with Gordon...

Are you a data scientist and budding writer who wants to set up your own magazine? Perhaps you’re a busy managerial accountant who dreams of one day running photography workshops at the weekends? Or maybe you’re a teacher who wants to generate additional income by selling your metalwork sculptures? These are all real stories of real people that have successfully set up their own ‘side...


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