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The BBC, Gender Pay Gaps and Recruitment

So, it would appear from the BBC’s reporting of how much it pays its top talent, that presenting TV and radio shows and are things which men do much better than women. Similarly, just having some indefinable “star quality” is something men have in spades,

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Working from home – benefits for the employee

Should I stay or should I go

In my many years of being a recruiter I find all too often that someone will have a bad day at work – usually on a Monday and decides it’s time to leave. I will discuss options with them and by the Thursday, the situation

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Candidate rich market for Commercial Property

Best companies to work for – why not join BCL Legal?

As the Birmingham office of BCL Legal again looks to recruit highly motivated people to join the regions biggest and most successful legal recruitment team I find myself revisiting a blog I wrote in 2014. The startling thing is very little has changed in the

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UK productivity gap

Northshoring

Once upon a time London was the centre of all things business in the UK. Our capital city, heralded as world’s leading financial centre for international business and commerce and thought of as the “command centre” for the global economy. The City’s booming economy with

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Why changing your job isn’t as daunting as you might think

Why should I consider starting my legal career in Sheffield?

Sheffield, a city that has a personal resonance with me due to visits spent catching up with friends during my time at University. Although the steel industry that put Sheffield on the map may be long gone, like many northern cities, it’s currently undergoing a

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Big brother is watching you…

Money talks

In a busy legal market candidates are in a strong position, but a common question we are often asked is how far does this influence when entering into pay negotiations? Will firms break pay brackets to attract a candidate, and ultimately how much can you

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The best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be!

Does racism still exist in Law firms?

I think not, or at least I hope not… Growing up in the UK as a child of Sri Lankan parents meant I would always be a little bit different. I went to a school in Derbyshire that wasn’t particularly ethnically diverse and in my

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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

Is my job making me ill?

Burnout is a real problem for solicitors in today’s legal world… Throughout our years at university and college we are working towards a future where we have our dream job, plenty of money and a fantastic lifestyle. What we don’t think about is the pressures

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Female lawyers –focus on what you can do, not what you can’t!

If your move meant accepting a lower basic salary but higher overall potential would you accept it?

A lawyer that we are dealing with is currently in a private practice role that pays £80,000 with no bonus. An organisation that we are assisting has offered £75,000 but with a bonus system that based on the last 5 years would add an additional

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The best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be!

General Election 2017

Theresa May has called for a snap general election to take place on June 8th this year, which caught everybody by surprise. With the Conservative Party making serious gains in the recent local elections many people are saying Theresa May’s Tories are going to run

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Candidate rich market for Commercial Property

Paternity Leave and the Gender Pay Gap

I recently read a couple of articles that have made me stop and think. I read a report that MPs are being advised that men should be “made” to take Paternity leave. I also read an article highlighting that even if men and women are

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Birmingham Property Hype… speeds up!

What to say at interview

I’m physically wincing as I type, whilst I reminisce that feeling you get as you are anticipating your first interview question, you want to make an impact, come across clear and concise and demonstrate your expertise without crumbling into a nervous wreck or waffling on

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