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Be Cyber Safe!

Be Cyber Safe!

Unfortunately, it is a sad fact that people are out there to scam you somehow or other.  This could be via a phone call, text message, email, social media or behind the scenes where all they need is your name and contact details. Always make sure you know who you are...

Going off with a Bang!

Going off with a Bang!

This annual event takes place on 5th November known as Guy Fawkes Night, Bonfire Night or Firework Night.  It’s the anniversary of an attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament – this was called the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Guy Fawkes was member of the Gunpowder...

The History of Halloween!

The History of Halloween!

Halloween as we know it today is celebrated in many western countries on 31st October, but did you know it was not always what the celebrations of today were like or originally about? The origin can be traced back to Britain, Ireland and Northern France.  Until 2,000...

Managing your digital lifestyle

Managing your digital lifestyle

Do you scroll through your phone last thing before you go to sleep? Or maybe it’s the first thing you do when you come out of the cinema or land abroad. We are all a little guilty of ‘just checking’ in case we didn’t hear a message come through, or someone has tweeted...

Happy workplace, happy life.

Happy workplace, happy life.

Few people would argue that being happy at work isn’t important.  We spend so much of our precious time at work that we should be happy or at least find some enjoyment there. Unfortunately, many of us can suffer from stress and depression because of our careers and...

Blow away the autumn blues with a Staycation

Blow away the autumn blues with a Staycation

Have you ever considered a Staycation? You’ve worked hard all week, your hot summer holiday a distant memory now (if you were fortunate enough to get away) and with winter just around the corner and dare we mention it – Christmas, maybe now is the perfect time to...

Layman’s guide to Brexit!

Layman’s guide to Brexit!

Is the UK set to leave the European Union on Thursday 31st October? With such massive uncertainty, broken promises and not knowing whether to believe what is being reported in the press. MP’s trying to block a no-deal Brexit, and possibly a general election looming,...

National Dumpling Day!

National Dumpling Day!

ATTENTION ALL FOODIES!!!!! DID YOU KNOW THIS THURSDAY IT IS NATIONAL DUMPLING DAY? We have a tasty competition for you Simply tell us your favourite dumpling recipe and you could be in with a chance to win a £20 Argos eGift Card. What is a dumpling?  A dumpling refers...

Should I resign or wait to be fired?

Should I resign or wait to be fired?

Have you been suspended, facing disciplinary action or just get the feeling that things aren’t right at work? If you have been suspended or pulled into a disciplinary it can sometimes feel easier to quit rather than go through the weeks of meetings, interviews and...

Preparing for Performance Reviews

Preparing for Performance Reviews

Love them or hate them, if they are a part of your company structure, there’s definitely something to be said for being well prepared for your performance review. Often companies that run reviews link them to increased benefits and pay rises, so it’s important to go...

How to deal with conflict in the workplace

How to deal with conflict in the workplace

We’ve all been there – there’s just someone at work you don’t like. It may not be for any particular reason, just a clash of personalities, but it may be something more. Maybe this person tries to undermine you in front of others or tries to pass off their work to...

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