T-Levels to be introduced in 2020

T-Levels to be introduced in 2020

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 09 April, 2019

A new A-level equivalent qualification combining classroom learning and work placements designed to prepare students to meet the needs of industry.

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Christmas Opening Times

Christmas Opening Times

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 18 December, 2018

Please see below for our Christmas opening times

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Team building events: valuable bonding or insufferable time waster?

Team building events: valuable bonding or insufferable time waster?

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 16 November, 2018

Team building event: three words capable of sending shivers down the spine of even the most acquiescent employee. But are team building events worth it? Do they get results? Or has the time come to drop the final curtain on what some employees perceive to be the bane of corporate life?

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8 tips for creating a happier, more productive office environment

8 tips for creating a happier, more productive office environment

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 06 November, 2018

8 tips for creating a happier, more productive office environment It’s true what they say: you’re a product of your environment. A dull, charmless office isn’t exactly going to inspire your workforce to produce their finest work. But with a little bit of thought, you can transform your nerve centre into a space that’s creative, productive and happy.

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Using AI to recruit employees: is it really all that smart?

Using AI to recruit employees: is it really all that smart?

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 02 November, 2018

The future is already here. Tools that use artificial intelligence to help businesses find and hire the ‘perfect’ employee already exist. But are these tools really going to save your business time and money? Or is it a false economy to use AI for recruitment? In short: both answers are correct...

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Six Tricky Work Types and the Best Ways to Handle Them

Six Tricky Work Types and the Best Ways to Handle Them

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

We spend over 1500 hours at year at work so getting along with the people you work with is rather important. But what happens when you come across one of these ‘difficult’ types? Or worst, are you one of them?! A recent article in People Magazine outlined some examples we have used as inspiration!

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How to Hire in a Candidate Focused Market

How to Hire in a Candidate Focused Market

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

You’ve heard it a thousand times. And it’s true. Your staff are the most important asset of your business. So when the time comes to hire, it makes sense to pick the candidates who are the best possible fit for your vacant roles.

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How to create a competitive benefits package – on a budget

How to create a competitive benefits package – on a budget

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

Recruitment can be a sticky business. You have to be prepared to do everything you can to attract your dream recruits in this market. During the interview process, employers tend to forget that candidates are sometimes weighing up more than one job vacancy.

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Inside the interview: business leaders reveal their favourite questions

Inside the interview: business leaders reveal their favourite questions

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

Enough theory. We asked seven business leaders their favourite questions to ask when interviewing candidates. From the comical to the canny, what they told us proves that - apart from being an oddly British obsession - each interview is unique for all involved.

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Exeter: unexpectedly, unashamedly fantastic for digital careers

Exeter: unexpectedly, unashamedly fantastic for digital careers

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

Grab your wi-fi routers and americanos, it’s time to head for Exeter. It just so happens that Devon’s capital is asserting itself as a digital hub - and is one of the best cities in the UK to start or grow your digital career.

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Business Leaders reveal what’s best about work and play in Devon

Business Leaders reveal what’s best about work and play in Devon

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

Forget your scone-based food fantasies. There’s more to Devon than jam and cream. With excellent digital infrastructure, convenient travel links with London and Birmingham, a top university supplying a steady flow of bright-eyed graduates and some of the most beautiful coastal and countryside scenery in the UK, it’s little wonder local business leaders are so proud to call this part of the West Country home.

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Can technology really replace the human touch?

Can technology really replace the human touch?

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

With 56% of employers saying that they lack access to relevant candidates, the ongoing challenge of volume versus quality remains. In trying to tackle this problem, the rise of virtual recruiters and video interviewing has surfaced.

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