Interview with Garry Mac

The second interview in the series is with the illustrious Garry Mac. We are very excited to be interviewing Garry today! Garry Mac is an illustrator, comic book creator and workshop facilitator. Last year, he founded Unthank Comics, an independent comic label producing his own work, Gonzo Cosmic, as well as a variety of other, many of which involve queer characters. He is currently working on a short animation for this year’s LGBT History Month Read more…

Interview with Adam Richard Jones

In the first of our series of interviews with business owners/freelancers, we chat to Adam Richard Jones who runs a successful Web Design, Graphics, Photography and Social Media business across Worcestershire, Shropshire and Herefordshire. Adam also works remotely to support other businesses in the UK. He is based in Worcester and you can find more information at www.adamrichardjones.co.uk. Adam is an extremely motivated and enthusiastic individual who started his business at a very young age. Read more…

6 Top Tips for Finding Freelance Work

Working as a freelancer can offer many benefits. You can often set your own hours and fit your job around other commitments, away from the stresses of the 9-5 and the knowledge that your livelihood is in the hands of someone else. However, it is not as easy as it may seem. Freelancers live a bit on a tightrope, not knowing where their next piece of work will come from and this can bring its Read more…

Tips for Using LinkedIn to Get a Job

LinkedIn is a social networking site which is used for professionals to interact together and although it can be highly useful, many people don’t really know how to use it effectively. Most people will have some sort of presence on LinkedIn but that will often be as far as it goes. If you are currently looking for work and are tired of trawling through job sites, LinkedIn can be extremely beneficial, much more so than Read more…

Budget 2015: HR budget challenge and how to deal with it

Back in March, George Osborne delivered his last Budget as part of the Coalition Government. With the economy improving, unemployment dropping to record levels and living standards on the rise, it felt upbeat and positive. But now that the dust has settled, what does it mean for HR? Will you face an HR budget challenge? HR budget challenge Increased Employment – Increase Productivity? ONS figures show that unemployment has fallen to 5.3% – a massive Read more…

The ins and out of changes to pension rules

Major changes to pension rules mean that savers now have greater power over their money when it comes to retiring. Rather than be forced to buy an annuity which provides a regular income over time, people aged over 55 can now choose to cash in their entire pension pot and spend it however they like. Some may choose to blow all their savings on holidays and fast cars, but the vast majority of people who Read more…

The benefits of using an independent headhunter service to recruit staff

Are you tired of being overlooked in your search for new staff? Do you feel the unique needs of your company are being ignored by major recruitment agencies? With Recruit Write’s headhunter service, you can be comfortable with the knowledge that the individual requirements for your business are being communicated effectively to the right people. At Recruit Write, we know how important it is that your business reaches out to the right people for the Read more…

Employment Law 2015 – What You Need to Know

As businesses head into a fresh new year and look forward to the challenges that lie ahead, it is important to be aware of the current employment law and how it may affect your employees. Employers will be responsible for updating their documentation and contracts in line with the employment law. There are a lot of changes for employment law 2015 and some of these are quite complex. Specifically, there are a lot more benefits available Read more…

How to Motivate Staff and Stop them Leaving!

We have all worked in environments where there is a complete lack of motivation amongst staff; no-one is happy, everyone spends their days moaning about the place and most people are actively seeking another job. These places tend to sap the life out of you and make you dread each day you have to return. Sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint the problem, especially if the people are generally pleasant and get on well Read more…

The Benefits of Outsourcing HR to a Specialist

Every business which employs staff should have some kind of human resource representation; whether it is for the purpose of producing contracts, attending grievances and disciplinaries or to assist with the recruitment process. As the business begins to grow, many small businesses fail to even consider their need for HR support and the implications of not using this service on their business. For instance, hiring employees without an employment contract can be damaging for the Read more…