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It’s Depression Awareness Week

It’s Depression Awareness Week between 26th April to 3rd May 2014.  One in five people will be affected by depression sometime during their life – that person could be you, someone you know or someone you work with.  A person

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How are the Best Companies delivering a ‘Fair Deal’ to their employees?

  Fair Deal is one of eight criteria for organisations to ‘get right’ to feature in the Sunday Times/Best Companies Top 100.  So what have those who have won a coveted award been up to to make sure their employees

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Is Cambridge a location of choice for employees?

Cambridge was recently identified by the Centre for Cities as the most innovative, skilled and equal city in the UK.  Their Cities Outlook 2014 report, the authoritative economic index of the 64 largest cities and towns in the UK, and predicts

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Legal firm standing out from the crowd

A number of legal firms continue to battle it out in the Best Companies League tables this year.  However, the front runner is Penninsula Business Services and is a new entrant into the league table – landing in 3rd place

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Tech clusters in Best Companies 2014 league tables

A number of new Technology entrants have made it into this year’s Best Companies to Work For 2014 league tables.  These businesses are from across the technology industry including comparison website Skyscanner, mobile app developer Swiftkey, web design services such

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New business faces amongst Best Small Companies to Work For 2014

Best UK small companies emerging from innovation in a range of industry sectors from hospitality & leisure to a range of specialist consultancies. AThere is a significant presence of resourcing agencies.  A range of new business faces are appearing in

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Housing Associations dominate the Not-for-Profit Best Companies awards for 2014

Congratulations to South Liverpool Homes Group for topping the Best Not for Profits table for 2014.  They are topping a list heavy with housing associations.  Organisations from all over the UK are represented in the table.

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Are Gen Z the generation that have never had it so bad?

What is happening in our workplaces? Are the social differences between generations really creating haves and have-nots? BBC Radio 4 show last night about the #neverhadit generation – the group of under 25s who have entered the job market since

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If Santa didn’t have an annualised hours contract…

With an annual hours contract, an employee works a certain number of hours over the year but with flexibility about when those hours are worked. The way this works for many people is that some regular shifts are arranged with

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Do PISA rankings matter for UK employers?

The recent PISA tests for global education show that the UK is lagging significantly behind 25 other nations in the subjects that our Government is saying are vital to our future domestic business success. Is this something that companies reliant

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