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So, what does a freelance copywriter do all day?

You’ve probably had that conversation before. Someone asks you what you do for a living and you say, “I’m a freelance copywriter.” They scrunch their face, shrug and say, “So you just sit at home all day? Great, want to go for a coffee? I’ve got the day off!” You sigh and stare off into the distance, thinking about how many deadlines you still need to meet… Working as a freelance copywriter has lots of Read more…

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The era of Fakebook – fake news on social media

Some are calling this the post-fact era, and we’ve seen just how difficult it can be to tell fact from fiction recently. Events in the UK during the EU referendum campaign, and across the pond in the US presidential elections, have shown that while social media allows us to access more information than ever before, not all of that information is worthwhile – in fact, fake news may be on the rise. Fake news on Read more…

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Tips on How to Spot a Bad Employee

Recruiting a new employee can be risky and there’s never any certainty that they will live up to expectations. The performance at interview and references are all you initially have to go on, so it is no wonder that many employees fail to impress! Occasionally, we have to deal with the fact that we have a bad employee on our hands. If you are concerned about the performance of a new recruit and are perhaps Read more…

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Types of Social Media Marketing and What to Post to Achieve Results

We all know that there are benefits for businesses who post regular content as part of a social media marketing strategy. However, it can be difficult to work out what content to post. The purpose of posting on social media is to create a buzz about your products or services and as inbound marketing goes, it is becoming increasingly important. It is not a good idea to constantly post the same content (we have all Read more…

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How to Become a Productivity Master – Tips on How to be Productive

You can easily sit at your desk for 8 hours straight, but that doesn’t guarantee that you will be productive. Productivity is not really about how long you work for, but rather how much work you get done. You can get the same volume of work completed in 3 hours as you can in 5 if you are focused and determined. Whether you run your own business or you work for an employer, your opportunities Read more…

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Why Am I Not Getting Job Interviews?

If you are applying for jobs, getting an initial screening call but not actually being progressed to the interview stage, it is time to start considering the reasons why you’re not getting job interviews. If your CV has not resulted in a call from the recruiter, a lack of interview is unlikely to be down to your experience. If you find that you are not progressing to interview, it may be down to other aspects. Read more…

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*Guest Post* Tips for Managers – 5 Things to Avoid

In this guest post, we look at 5 top tips for managers on what to avoid to stay focused and productive. Every new manager wants to be the most impactful, proactive, hands-on manager there is, however, there is a lot of common mistakes that they make. A lot of these mistakes happen while the manager is still in the stage where they are gaining experience and learning the ropes. Being a successful manager is about being Read more…

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How to Deal with Difficult Customers

When you’re running your own business, one of the key skills you can learn is how to deal with difficult customers. Recruit Write gives you the low-down on what you need to do to keep your customers happy – and what to do when they aren’t. As much as we would always like to deal with happy, pleasant customers who pay on time, this is often far from this case. If you run your own Read more…

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How to Deal with High Staff Turnover

Some organisations manage to hold onto their staff for years, while others have a revolving door of employees. If yours is in the latter, have you ever stopped and wondered why this may be? A high staff turnover is not just time consuming and expensive, it is also damaging for your reputation. Employees won’t just up and leave if they are happy, so if you want to retain staff, you need to be prepared to Read more…

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Employers – What to Know About Recent Changes in Employment Law

A new year has kicked off and with this comes a number of recent changes in employment law. Employers should be aware of these changes and put plans into action to deal with these, if required, and if they have not already done so. A number of the changes are HR related and may require action from this department. Recent changes in employment law you need to be aware of Introduction of National Living Wage Read more…