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Category Archives: North West

The Perfect Match!

It seems to me that we all strive to find the perfect match, whether it be the perfect house, the perfect partner, the perfect body or the perfect job! Personally, we are in the process of upgrading our home and planning a wedding and I

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Greater Manchester Law Centre tackling access to justice for GM residents

Up until last year, the only law centres in Greater Manchester were in Bury and Rochdale, with the rest of Greater Manchester and its 2.7million population effectively being a law centre-free zone. In addition to the increased numbers of people representing themselves, after a recent

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A busy January sets the bar high for 2017

As January comes to a close we can now analyse the start of the year in more depth. January is traditionally a busy month in recruitment. For many, a new year is time for reflection, to consider what is or isn’t working and to start

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Near Year new you?

With the festive period well and truly over and lots of people finishing their dry January hoping to improve their health and fitness it seems that this isn’t the only thing that people want to change. Why do we feel that in the New Year

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The 5 year plan…

What will 2017 bring? For me, although I am managing to stick to my new year resolution of making regular appearances at the gym I am forced to do this because of the rate I am still consuming the ‘Christmas chocolate’ before it goes out

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How to retain and attract the best young employees

Millennials are the generation of young people who are often talked about, but often misunderstood, usually labelled as lazy, entitled and overly opinionated. However, very soon they will become the biggest % of the workforce, so if your opinion is similar to the above, you

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Social job hunting

This year, I have been in recruitment for just shy of 8 years and whilst that’s not massive innings in comparison to many, I have seen a big change in recruitment and the role of a recruiter over my time. I have laughed at many

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Group Thinking and Juries

So, I’ve been reading a few pop psychology books recently, it makes a change from novels, they’re easy to read and there’s usually something in them that you feel might come in vaguely useful in life (never stop learning!) There was a section in Richard

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The old with the new – the ever changing skyline of Manchester

I’m biased having always lived in Manchester but in recent years the city has continued to reinvent itself and is a serious contender for any city relocator! 20 years on from the IRA bomb in Manchester the city is unrecognisable (in a very good way)

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A change is as good as a rest

We cannot love our work all of the time and sometimes, things don’t work out and going to work every day becomes a nightmare. For some people, things will suddenly change and you’ll know it’s time to move on. For others, work will simply start

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“Anchoring” – use this technique to get a better deal during your salary negotiations!

Quartz magazine recently published an article which focused on studies by Columbia University and the University of Idaho. The premise of the article is that most people start their salary negotiations wrong, by opening the bidding with a single number rather than a range. Instead,

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Why lawyers love Manchester…

I feel very lucky to have adopted Manchester as my home city. I have been here for nearly 15 years and would not live anywhere else in England! The changes in the city centre during these years alone have been incredible, for example the extended

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