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    Improving critical thinking for better judgement and decision making

    By David Lawrence

    Whether it's in a professional or personal context, you cannot deny the importance of good decision making. Critical thinking helps you gather information, analyse it through logic, creativity, and re[...] Read More

    23 September 2021
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    Cloud services in the broadcast sector

    By David Lawrence

    The broadcast industry is adapting to modern streaming solutions which means cloud technologies are becoming increasingly relevant for quick and efficient online services. Here are 5 takeaways about c[...] Read More

    16 September 2021
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    How to crush self doubt and build your self confidence

    By David Lawrence

    Self-doubt is something that all of us struggle with at one time or another, however, when it comes to your career, self-doubt can really hold you back. But how can you replace self-doubt with self-co[...] Read More

    09 September 2021
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    7 top hiring mistakes (and how to fix them)

    By David Lawrence

    We all know the job market has rebounded and one of the most common issues we are hearing from our clients is the lack of good candidates available on the market. We are seeing many companies missing [...] Read More

    08 September 2021
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    Dealing with microaggression at work

    By David Lawrence

    Microaggression is a very real problem in workplaces across the globe - but for many, it's either unknown or misunderstood. As a result, it's an issue that is hugely underreported, leading to problems[...] Read More

    02 September 2021
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    10 ways to declutter your mind

    By David Lawrence

    You may not actively consider the need to declutter your mind, but with more on your plate than ever before, intrusive thoughts may be negatively impacting your mental wellbeing and performance. Here,[...] Read More

    26 August 2021
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    5 habits of successful people

    By David Lawrence

    The road to success is always under construction, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t steps that you can take to make the journey easier. There are certain habits that successful people seem to sh[...] Read More

    19 August 2021
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    10 relaxing things to do in the holidays

    By Paul Robinson

    If you are taking some well deserved time off over the next few weeks and can get away from the kids for a few hours (if you have any), then here are 10 relaxing and cost-effective activities for you [...] Read More

    12 August 2021
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    5 reasons to learn a new language

    By Paul Robinson

    Have you ever been slightly envious of people who can speak more than one language? Been abroad and wished you could converse with the locals? Listened to people having a conversation in another langu[...] Read More

    05 August 2021
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    12 fun and cost effective things to do with the kids during the holidays

    By Paul Robinson

    It’s that time of year again, the kids have broken up from school and you face weeks of trying to keep them happy and out of mischief. Fear not, we have some great cost-effective ideas for you that wi[...] Read More

    29 July 2021
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    The rise of talent poaching due to the new 'work from anywhere' culture

    By David Lawrence

    As part of COVID-19 preventative measures, companies closed down their offices, forcing employees to work from home. A year later, most companies have embraced fully remote workers, with some making t[...] Read More

    21 July 2021
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    How to justify working remotely forever

    By Paul Robinson

    Many of us have been working from home since March 2020. We are now seeing a return to ‘normal’ and many expecting to hear that we will need to return to work from the office at least some of the time[...] Read More

    15 July 2021
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    Free eBook - 7 ways to ensure onboarding your new hires is a success

    By Paul Robinson

    After all the effort you have invested in hiring the right talent for your organisation, the onboarding process is essential to ensure you get your new hire up to speed and working productively. Yet t[...] Read More

    13 July 2021
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    Creating a culture for the Engineering team

    By David Lawrence

    Culture is imperative for engineering teams to grow and sustain businesses. In the engineering field, it is a byword for recruitment success and, if achieved, can help attract talent. We have compiled[...] Read More

    08 July 2021
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    How does LinkedIn in fit into your recruitment strategy?

    By David Lawrence

    LinkedIn is a gift for many modern companies. Whether you're looking for a permanent employee or simply want to fill your recruitment gap with some contractors, you can find all that you need. Read on[...] Read More

    01 July 2021
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    Free eBook - How to create the perfect candidate interview environment

    By Paul Robinson

    Many companies are now hiring again and you are probably one of them. You are likely to have invested weeks or even months in identifying and reaching out to the ideal candidate to fill the gap in you[...] Read More

    29 June 2021
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    How to ensure your contractors in Switzerland are compliant

    By Paul Robinson

    Contractors are an essential part of many businesses in Switzerland and there are many benefits to reap. It is a heavily regulated country and there is much to understand and navigate which can make i[...] Read More

    29 June 2021
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    Remote hiring - 6 tips for success

    By David Lawrence

    As more businesses are moving to remote working, the recruitment process has also been digitalised. Using technology such as video calling and online meeting software, it is possible to remotely condu[...] Read More

    23 June 2021
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    How to succeed in that new job

    By David Lawrence

    At Vine Resources, we understand that starting a new job can be a daunting process, but it's important to stay cool, calm, and collected - you’ve got this! Yet, more often than not, this is easier sai[...] Read More

    16 June 2021
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    Infographic - 8 questions to ask a PMO before you hire them

    By Paul Robinson

    Check out our infographic to see 8 essential questions you should ask a Project Management Officer before you hire them. Read More

    10 June 2021
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    Influencing others - your essential guide

    By David Lawrence

    Influencing others is a key skill in any workplace, at any level of seniority. Improving your ability to influence others can drive projects and tasks forwards and help you to achieve your objectives.[...] Read More

    08 June 2021
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    Infographic - 8 ways to find candidates for hard to fill positions

    By Paul Robinson

    Check out our infographic for some tips to reach candidates for those roles that are in high demand. Read More

    03 June 2021
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    How to make strategic thinking a habit

    By Paul Robinson

    Strategic thinking is a buzz-phrase gaining a lot of traction. If you are serious about developing your career and ultimately moving into executive positions, you need to not only understand what stra[...] Read More

    02 June 2021
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    10 Questions to ask a Software Development Manager before you hire them

    By Paul Robinson

    Finding the right software development manager for your company can be a challenge. The role is fast-moving, needs the management of many moving parts and is absolutely critical for business success. [...] Read More

    27 May 2021
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    How to rescue a failing project

    By David Lawrence

    A well-planned and deployed project is often a challenge - but what if things are not going to plan? If you take proactive steps to rescue the situation, it’s possible to get your project back to wher[...] Read More

    26 May 2021
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    Solving your hiring problems - Vine Resources

    By Paul Robinson

    Our clients have always told us their people are their most important asset and their #1 priority. Increasingly however we are seeing that finding and attracting the right talent is harder than ever f[...] Read More

    25 May 2021
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    Free eBook - How to reach candidates for hard to fill positions

    By Paul Robinson

    The job market is changing like never before and recruiting for highly technical positions requires a different approach than in the past. Many of these roles didn't exist 10 years ago, and all requir[...] Read More

    24 May 2021
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    9 Questions to ask a Project Management Officer before you hire them

    By Paul Robinson

    The Project Management Officer (PMO) is a strategic role within an organisation with prime responsibility for the success of many key initiatives within the business. The individual needs a good busin[...] Read More

    20 May 2021
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    5 ways to practise active listening techniques

    By David Lawrence

    Listening is a fundamental skill for leadership. When you can listen actively, you can identify the requirements of your coworkers and clients, allowing you to implement strategies specifically tailor[...] Read More

    19 May 2021
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    Fact sheet - Your guide to IR35 in the UK

    By Paul Robinson

    The latest changes to IR 35 in the UK have now recently come into force, but many are still confused. Inside or outside? We look at the changes and what it means to contingent workers and what options[...] Read More

    13 May 2021
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    Free eBook & video - How to create a job brief that gets results

    By Paul Robinson

    How to create a job brief that gets results! Hiring people into your team can be a long and arduous task. Time spent defining your requirements early in the process will certainly pay dividends. This [...] Read More

    13 May 2021
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    Infographic - How to create a job brief that gets results

    By Paul Robinson

    How to create a job brief that gets results! The job brief is fundamental to a successful hire. It shapes the process and the result. Time spent on getting the brief right is time well spent. Read More

    13 May 2021
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    How to resign professionally whilst maintaining a good relationship

    By Paul Robinson

    At some point in your career, you are likely to have to resign. For many, this can seem like a daunting task, but it is just a natural step in anyone’s professional journey. With careful planning, it [...] Read More

    10 May 2021
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    Own the room - 7 tips for presenting with confidence

    By David Lawrence

    You know that you're good at your job. You can make difficult decisions, work with a diverse range of people, and your written skills are well-honed. So why do so many of us still struggle to present [...] Read More

    06 May 2021
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    How to develop relationships with the 'C' suite

    By Paul Robinson

    There is no doubt that forming good relationships is a key part of ensuring workplace success. This does not always feel easy, especially if you don’t feel comfortable dealing with the ‘C’ level in yo[...] Read More

    28 April 2021
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    Sleep, performance and stress - your LinkedIn LIVE replay

    By David Lawrence

    Did you know that at any one time, over one-third of us suffer from sleepless nights? Turning up drunk for work is not acceptable but turning up sleepy can be seen as heroic - why is this? For busines[...] Read More

    26 April 2021
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    Free eBook - How to close the skills gap in your team

    By Paul Robinson

    The people in your team are your most important asset. They have the skills that make the difference between success and failure. But increasingly we are seeing an acute skills shortage which is havin[...] Read More

    21 April 2021
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    How to identify future leaders in your business

    By David Lawrence

    Now more than ever, we need great leaders to move us forward and your employees are your best asset. So, what can you do as an employer to make sure you are able to identify the best potential leaders[...] Read More

    21 April 2021
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    How to give constructive criticism

    By David Lawrence

    Giving criticism can be challenging; however, it is a key management skill to master, particularly if you want your employees to make significant improvements in their career and better contribute to [...] Read More

    16 April 2021
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    How to manage your career with kids

    By David Lawrence

    There is no doubt that having children is an amazing thing and brings so much magic into your life. It must be said though that they can add extra pressure to certain parts of it too! This is certainl[...] Read More

    08 April 2021
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    12 hacks to re-gain control of your workload

    By Paul Robinson

    The lines are blurring between work and home life, everybody is expected to do more with less - yes, there are just not enough hours in the day! But for many people just simply adhering to some basic [...] Read More

    30 March 2021
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    10 questions to ask a Business Analyst before you hire them.

    By Paul Robinson

    Recruiting a Business Analyst can be a tough task. The Business Analyst quite often will be the catalyst for defining change in an organisation. They need to be that rare beast, a people person, but a[...] Read More

    24 March 2021
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    5 ways to rescue a failing project - your LinkedIn LIVE recording

    By David Lawrence

    Have you inherited a project that is failing? Are you seeing signs that your own project might be in difficulties?  We were joined by project management expert Elizabeth Harrin (FAPM) in our LinkedIn [...] Read More

    22 March 2021
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    7 ways to use AI to benefit your business

    By David Lawrence

    2020 was an incredibly difficult year for many businesses. Methods and modes of operation were forced to alter, while widespread uncertainty made decision-making very problematic. However, while the y[...] Read More

    17 March 2021
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    8 reasons why hiring contractors may be right for your business

    By Paul Robinson

    It may be an understatement to say that the workplace has changed beyond recognition over the last 12 months. We were already facing challenges such as the emergence of new jobs that didn’t exist 5 ye[...] Read More

    10 March 2021
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    Become a strategic thinker in 21 days!

    By Paul Robinson

    The world of work is changing rapidly. Habits are formed over a series of events repeated over and over until they stick. Experts say that usually happens around 21 days (or just a little over four we[...] Read More

    03 March 2021
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    10 tips to ensure your project is a success

    By Paul Robinson

    Defining, proposing and implementing a project is always a challenge for any business professional. The anticipated benefits of the project are what excites you - but there are always risks. Some proj[...] Read More

    24 February 2021
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    How to prove you deserve a promotion when you work from home

    By David Lawrence

    While if you’re a graphic designer or a content writer pumping out high profile work might not be a problem, not every role and the work involved is so apparent. If your position involves behind-the-s[...] Read More

    17 February 2021
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    Visual leadership in a virtual world - LinkedIn LIVE

    By David Lawrence

    The reality of working remotely long term is now sinking in. It is not going to go away anytime soon and leaders are now planning for the long haul. After the initial rush to get all the tools in plac[...] Read More

    16 February 2021
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    Top 5 skills for effectively managing remote working

    By Paul Robinson

    The world of work is changing rapidly and due to the coronavirus pandemic, more and more of us are now working remotely. This way of working isn’t for everyone and some find it a struggle getting used[...] Read More

    10 February 2021
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    9 questions to ask a Clinical SAS programmer before you hire them.

    By Paul Robinson

    The pharmaceutical world is a fast-moving one and the standards and regulations are of paramount importance. Hiring the right people is therefore absolutely critical to a pharmaceutical company’s succ[...] Read More

    03 February 2021
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    What is an MDR and how is it used?

    By Paul Robinson

    A metadata repository (MDR), simply put, is a database created to store metadata. Metadata is data with an additional layer (or layers) of information associated with the data. This gives it more mean[...] Read More

    03 February 2021
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    On-shore, off-shore, or near-shore software development, which is right for your business?

    By David Lawrence

    A while ago 'off-shoring' was all the rage, but things have changed and new models have developed - we look at what they are and the pro's and con's of each.  Read More

    27 January 2021
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    Great leadership - it's who you are, not what you do - LinkedIn LIVE

    By David Lawrence

    Great leaders - born or made? There is no doubt great leaders rise to the top in times of crisis - but how are they defined and what makes them different? Are they born or can you learn to be a great [...] Read More

    25 January 2021
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    5 levels of maturity and remote working - where are you?

    By David Lawrence

    If there's one thing that's certain, COVID-19 has completely changed the way we work in almost every industry and across the entire globe. Businesses both large and small have had to adopt remote work[...] Read More

    20 January 2021
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    How to build a successful Digital Transformation Roadmap

    By David Lawrence

    Digital Transformation is something that companies have to be able to deal with. For boardroom executives it is top of their list and the smarter, more switched on companies know that it is a vital to[...] Read More

    13 January 2021
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    Migrating to the cloud - is it always the right business decision?

    By David Lawrence

    Many businesses have chosen to manage their workloads on the cloud. This doesn’t always mean migration is the right option for everyone. Whilst the cloud is accessible, reliable and scalable, those sh[...] Read More

    06 January 2021
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    How to build trust and rapport during remote working

    By David Lawrence

    Remote working can be extremely beneficial for a business and its employees, but it can also cause a strain on working relationships. No longer can the tea run be used as a chance for a quick catch up[...] Read More

    30 December 2020
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    10 Questions to ask every data analyst before you hire them

    By David Lawrence

    Finding the right data analyst for your company can be a tiresome task. This is down to the fact that the role can have subtle, but important differences. A data analyst at one company may have specif[...] Read More

    23 December 2020
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    LinkedIn LIVE - 5 ways to re-ignite your Agile journey for 2021

    By David Lawrence

    2020 was a momentous year for change, but much of it reactive and unplanned, which means your company's Agile journey may have taken a slight detour! Please find a recording of our LinkedIn LIVE Agile[...] Read More

    16 December 2020
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    The rise in compliance issues while working at home

    By David Lawrence

    The coronavirus pandemic has seen a seismic shift in the way we all approach the way we work. One of the lesser-appreciated risks that has been growing in recent months, however, has been the potentia[...] Read More

    16 December 2020
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    What Google's Project Oxygen can teach you about great management styles

    By Paul Robinson

    In 2008, Google establish Project Oxygen, which was an internal research report dedicated to finding the top skills exhibited by good managers - they boiled it down to eight. The list was revisited in[...] Read More

    09 December 2020
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    5 tips for securing  the perfect candidate

    By David Lawrence

      Securing the right candidate is important in any industry. You will most likely receive hundreds of applications, so narrowing it down to just a few for the interview can be tough and slightly daunt[...] Read More

    02 December 2020
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    Covid-19 pandemic: how recruiting has changed

    By David Lawrence

    Amid the coronavirus pandemic, how has recruitment changed? Are these changes here to stay post-COVID-19? During lockdown, when restrictions were at its highest point, companies had to adjust. Compani[...] Read More

    25 November 2020
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    Securing budget in tough times - LinkedIn LIVE

    By David Lawrence

    Right now, many companies have seen better times, but also, many are flourishing. Either way, the uncertainty in the market means that cost control has never been tighter. The fight for budget just be[...] Read More

    19 November 2020
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    How to stand out in an increasingly  crowded job market

    By David Lawrence

    There is no doubt that the job market is a crowded place now. This is especially true for a sector like technology which is getting more popular to work in with each passing year. Of course, the recen[...] Read More

    18 November 2020
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    How to switch off from your working day

    By David Lawrence

    Working at an executive level in the technology sector brings some fabulous benefits with it. Not only do you get to inform future strategy, drive success and make a real difference but you also get t[...] Read More

    11 November 2020
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    10 Questions to ask every software development  manager before you hire them

    By Paul Robinson

      Finding the right software development manager for your company can be a challenge. The the role is fast moving, needs the management of many moving parts and is absolutely critical for business suc[...] Read More

    09 November 2020
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    8 tips for securing budget in tough times

    By Paul Robinson

    Securing budget approval has always been a challenge for any business manager. Driving performance through change is part of your passion, but there is no getting away from the inevitable financial fr[...] Read More

    05 November 2020
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    3 mistakes to avoid during a job interview

    By David Lawrence

    Job interviews can be an extremely daunting experience, as first impressions count. In this blog, we've put together a list of three mistakes to avoid during a job interview. Read More

    04 November 2020
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    10 Questions to ask every clinical data manager before you hire them

    By David Lawrence

    Finding the right clinical data manager for your company in the pharmaceuticals and biotech sector can be a challenge. The the role is fast moving, needs the management of many moving parts and is abs[...] Read More

    02 November 2020
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    7 reasons why your remote on-boarding may be failing you

    By Paul Robinson

    Find out the most common mistakes companies are making with remote on-boarding The move to remote working has been evident in some sectors for some years. Now due to Covid 19 this has accelerated at l[...] Read More

    30 October 2020
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    5 budget team building exercises

    By David Lawrence

    Whilst it’s an incredibly important part of growing a healthy workplace culture, just the words “team-building” can bring on eye rolls and negativity from your staff. It’s understandable; for your tea[...] Read More

    22 October 2020
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    10 Questions to ask every engineering leader before you hire them

    By David Lawrence

      Finding the right engineering leader for your company can be a challenge. The role is fast moving, needs the management of many moving parts and is absolutely critical for business success. An engin[...] Read More

    14 October 2020
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    How to prepare for your C-level promotion

    By David Lawrence

    Making the transition to C-level can be daunting, but it is a great move for your career if you think you’re ready for it. It’s important to be well-prepared for such a major transition, otherwise, it[...] Read More

    07 October 2020
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    5 Self Improvement Books to Read

    By David Lawrence

    If you’re feeling like you could use some guidance, we recommend these five self-improvement books… Read More

    17 September 2020
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    How to help employees through financial hardship

    By David Lawrence

    Times are tough for many at the moment, and some of your work-forces may be struggling with their personal finances Read More

    03 September 2020
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    Quick guide: remote on-boarding

    By David Lawrence

    How can HR teams and line managers introduce new colleagues smoothly into teams, when working remotely is now firmly ingrained? Technology has paved the way for digital workplaces, and companies have [...] Read More

    27 August 2020
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    A mindful approach to dealing with work isolation

    By David Lawrence

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    05 August 2020
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    Practical workshop on securing your next role

    By David Lawrence

    Looking for your next role? We look back over this LinkedIn Live where we discuss way you can improve your profile and help secure your next role: Read More

    03 August 2020
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    5 meditation books to help you beat stress

    By David Lawrence

    In a world dominated by technology, with every website and app competing for our attention, it's easy to lose our heads. Integrating a meditation practice into your daily routine can help keep stress [...] Read More

    27 July 2020
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    5 common mistakes on CV's and how to rectify them

    By David Lawrence

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    07 July 2020
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    Top 5 traits for the successful remote leader

    By David Lawrence

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    01 July 2020
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    LinkedIn Live with Melanie Franklin

    By David Lawrence

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    15 June 2020
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    How to stay sane working from home

    By David Lawrence

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    04 June 2020
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    Ideas for your home office

    By David Lawrence

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    27 May 2020
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    LinkedIn Live with Caspar Craven

    By David Lawrence

    Caspar Craven sailed around the world twice and the second time with his wife and 3 children!  Here he shares his advice and tips from his travels and how it could help you and your family Read More

    06 May 2020
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    LinkedIn Live with Richard Browning Founder & Chief Test Pilot Gravity Industries

    By David Lawrence

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    22 April 2020
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    Opening up about mental health

    By David Lawrence

    Mental illness shouldn’t have to be a barrier to pursuing a career and applicants should be encouraged to open up at the interview stage, without fear of discrimination and jeopardising their chances [...] Read More

    08 April 2020
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    How to choose a CRO partner

    By David Lawrence

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    12 March 2020
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    Preparing for stress-free maternity leave

    By David Lawrence

    If you're about to head on maternity leave, you're most likely feeling both excited and nervous about welcoming your new arrival. However, heading off on maternity leave isn't as straightforward as it[...] Read More

    04 March 2020
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    Our Insights on IR35 for clients

    By Claire Sharp

    The extension of IR35 legislation from 6th April 2020 will move the responsibility for IR35 status determination from the contractor providing the services to the end customer. This change will only a[...] Read More

    16 February 2020
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    How to hire fast when you need to

    By David Lawrence

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    12 February 2020
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    IR35 Insights for contractors

    By Claire Sharp

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    09 February 2020
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    Balancing time between work and family

    By David Lawrence

    With workplaces becoming increasingly more competitive, and hours becoming longer each year, it can be easy to see how family life can fall to one side in exchange for more time in the office. In a ra[...] Read More

    05 February 2020
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    What is Clinical Metadata Repository (CMR) and how does it work?

    By David Lawrence

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    29 January 2020
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    Managing long term illness

    By David Lawrence

    No one likes to be ill. It can be a tremendous inconvenience to the plans and future of the patient, but it can also affect those around them, not least their colleagues and their managers. If you are[...] Read More

    15 January 2020
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    Rolling out an effective wellbeing strategy for your team

    By David Lawrence

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    08 January 2020
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    The importance of decluttering your workspace before a holiday

    By Charlie Knight

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    17 December 2019
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    How to manage remote teams successfully

    By David Lawrence

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    03 December 2019
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    How to build relationships with senior management

    By David Lawrence

    Having a good relationship with senior management is not simply about having an easier time of things at work. Yes, it helps if you get on with your bosses. However, it's more about being a valued mem[...] Read More

    27 November 2019
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    Team events that don't break the budget

    By David Lawrence

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    18 November 2019
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    5 signs they may want you to quit your job

    By David Lawrence

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    05 November 2019
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    How to tell employees change is coming

    By David Lawrence

    Regardless of the size of an organisation, change remains a common and inevitable part of successful operations. Change comes in many forms and may be caused by different activities such as leadership[...] Read More

    29 October 2019
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    Why corporate companies can kill growth acquisition companies

    By David Lawrence

    Just because something worked for someone else doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for you. This concept is true on an individual basis and at a corporate level. In this age of technology, corporate[...] Read More

    29 October 2019
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    What are clinical standards and why do we need them?

    By David Lawrence

    How it helps patients Read More

    22 October 2019
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    How to ensure a good night’s sleep before a critical meeting or presentation

    By David Lawrence

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    15 October 2019
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    Which challenger bank could be right for you?

    By David Lawrence

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    08 October 2019
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    What is the future of flying?

    By David Lawrence

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    01 October 2019
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    What can CROs do for your business and who are the top 10?

    By David Lawrence

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    24 September 2019
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    Digital Warfare in the Broadcast industry

    By David Lawrence

    Conflict Escalation In 2019, Disney is throwing its full weight into creating a streaming platform to rival Netflix with the launch of Disney+, an OTT SVOD offering, in September. The service will inc[...] Read More

    17 September 2019
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    The World's Largest Pharma Companies by Turnover in 2019

    By David Lawrence

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    10 September 2019
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    5 coffee shops in Manhattan for an informal interview with free WiFi

    By David Lawrence

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    30 August 2019
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    Vine Resources Exhibiting at IBC 2019

    By David Lawrence

    From 13-17 September 2019 at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam, IBC, the world’s most influential media, entertainment and technology show, will be taking place. Read More

    29 August 2019
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    Consumer trust in the insurance data market

    By David Lawrence

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    28 August 2019
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    How dynamic currency conversions impact air travellers

    By David Lawrence

    As a service that enables people to travel worldwide, airlines and airline staff handle currency conversions on a regular basis, facilitated by online booking technology which can process currency con[...] Read More

    13 August 2019
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    10 rules you should follow in a hot desk environment

    By David Lawrence

    Hot desking is when employees don’t have a fixed desk that they use every day. Instead, they have to arrive each morning and take any one of the desks that’s available. It can make the workplace a mor[...] Read More

    08 August 2019
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    Car Radios are Next Target for Spotify

    By David Lawrence

    Music and podcast streaming service Spotify has identified a new target in its attempt to break free from dependence on devices made by Apple, Google and the like: car radios. They are planning to lau[...] Read More

    05 August 2019
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    How to engage senior stakeholders in change management

    By David Lawrence

    It’s important to know how to communicate the right way with everyone in the business. With change management, senior stakeholders can be the hardest to convince. Here is how you’ll be able to engage [...] Read More

    30 July 2019
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    How you can build stronger relationships with your customers

    By David Lawrence

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    23 July 2019
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    How talent teams can help hiring managers with referrals

    By David Lawrence

    Recruiting new employees can be a tedious process. It takes time and money to get the right candidates through the door for an interview and even more to make them sign on for a new career. Read More

    16 July 2019
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    How to spot signs of stress in your team

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    09 July 2019
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    Five Things that Help Busy People Focus on Important Tasks in their Work Day

    By David Lawrence

    One of the biggest challenges people face at work is focusing, especially when a lot of things are happening around them. There are plenty of distractions that end up eating up your precious time when[...] Read More

    02 July 2019
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    How to Be A Better Manager Every Day

    By David Lawrence

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    25 June 2019
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    5 tools to be more efficient with your email inbox

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    18 June 2019
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    To outsource or not to outsource: software testing

    By David Lawrence

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    11 June 2019
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    5 things a programme director always looks out for

    By David Lawrence

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    04 June 2019
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    The most common mistakes made in an interview

    By David Lawrence

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    28 May 2019
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    First time manager? Here's how to delegate

    By David Lawrence

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    21 May 2019
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    Work life balance in the Netherlands

    By David Lawrence

    The evolution of the digital age means that many employees are constantly finding themselves connected to their phones, digital devices and ultimately – work. Being constantly connected means that man[...] Read More

    14 May 2019
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    Podcast Interview with Jason Cozens

    By David Lawrence

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    10 May 2019
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    How to move from project management to programme management

    By David Lawrence

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    07 May 2019
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    What is the future of consumer video technology?

    By David Lawrence

    The flexibility and accessibility of the internet have popularised online video streaming and the emergence of several commercial video streaming platforms. A growing number of people prefer to watch [...] Read More

    30 April 2019
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    How long are people prepared to commute for "the perfect role" in the Netherlands?

    By Charlie Knight

    Finding the right job with the right company as well as the pay and working hours you’re looking for in your career can be tricky enough. When you factor in commute times too, this can add a whole oth[...] Read More

    23 April 2019
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    How to plan a super productive day in just a few mins

    By David Lawrence

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    16 April 2019
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    5 of the best software testing blogs to read

    By Charlie Knight

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    09 April 2019
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    5 Great Spots to Meet Candidates in Stockholm

    By David Lawrence

    Job interviews can be tricky: job interviews in a strange place can be even more so. However, the modern business world now places much less reliance on having fixed premises with people able to work [...] Read More

    09 April 2019
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    Free webinars in change management

    By Charlie Knight

    If you have a career that involves significant time in managing change or are taking over a project that requires a lot of change, you’ll want more information about the subject. Knowledge is power an[...] Read More

    02 April 2019
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    Podcast Interview with Dana Tobak

    By David Lawrence

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    28 March 2019
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    How to attract and hire diverse job candidates

    By David Lawrence

    A diverse workforce is increasingly valued by top managers. A recent study by Deloitte discovered there had been a 10% increase in the number who cite its importance since the question was last asked [...] Read More

    26 March 2019
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    The pros and cons of remote working

    By David Lawrence

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    19 March 2019
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    Round up of some of the hottest Fintechs in the UK

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    12 March 2019
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    5 weekend escapes in the UK that are perfect for parents and kids

    By David Lawrence

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    05 March 2019
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    6 traits of a good PMO Manager

    By David Lawrence

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    26 February 2019
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    Why assessing for cultural fit can reduce employee turnover

    By David Lawrence

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    21 February 2019
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    Where should you live as an expat in Amsterdam?

    By Charlie Knight

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    19 February 2019
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    How to be more vocal and convincing at workshop meetings

    By David Lawrence

    Have you ever left a meeting kicking yourself for not getting your views, questions or information across? Read More

    14 February 2019
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    What makes for a good project manager in the broadcast media industry

    By David Lawrence

    Broadcast media, like many other parts of the media as a whole, is a vast machine with many different components all working together. Across the range of different departments, there are people that [...] Read More

    12 February 2019
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    Belgium; is it the next up and coming tech hub?

    By Charlie Knight

    For many, there may be little to talk about Belgium. Overall, this country is regarded as a centre of political muscle and great waffles. Well, you may be surprised to realise that there is much more [...] Read More

    07 February 2019
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    How to work with friends without damaging your relationship

    By David Lawrence

    Friendships in the workplace can be an incredibly helpful thing that boosts both your day and your career, but they can need careful managing in order not to cause problems for you and your employer. Read More

    05 February 2019
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    Are desk phones heading for the bin?

    By David Lawrence

    The humble desk phone has been an iconic fixture on workplace desktops all over the world, just like the public phone box. Even as newer technology sweeps across the telecommunication industry, the de[...] Read More

    31 January 2019
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    What makes for a good project manager in the broadcast media industry?

    By David Lawrence

    Broadcast media, like many other parts of the media as a whole, is a vast machine with many different components all working together. Across the range of different departments, there are people that [...] Read More

    24 January 2019
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    Why companies should be employing CDOs

    By David Lawrence

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    22 January 2019
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    Programme managers and programme directors: what's the difference?

    By Charlie Knight

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    17 January 2019
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    Is DAZN shaking up the Broadcast sports market?

    By Charlie Knight

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    14 January 2019
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    What does the toilet/bathroom tell you about your company?

    By David Lawrence

    It's time to talk about toilets or bathroom for our North American readers. No, I haven't gone round the u-bend, this is a serious article (well, mostly) about how you can learn a lot about a company [...] Read More

    10 January 2019
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    Will we see a Netflix rival in the UK this year?

    By Charlie Knight

    The technology sector seems hotter than ever right now, especially in broadcasting, with massive upheavals in the world of traditional media. Content platforms like Netflix have used technology to rev[...] Read More

    08 January 2019
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    King's Day in the Netherlands: don't miss these five things!

    By David Lawrence

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    06 January 2019
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    Why has Amsterdam become Europe's Silicon Valley

    By Charlie Knight

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    02 January 2019
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    How to be confident for your next presentation

    By David Lawrence

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    01 January 2019
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    How to work with friends without damaging your personal relationship

    By Charlie Knight

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    27 December 2018
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    5 employee engagement apps for your growing company

    By David Lawrence

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    18 December 2018
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    Interview with Caspar Craven Part 4

    By David Lawrence

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    16 December 2018
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    Interview with Caspar Craven Part 3

    By David Lawrence

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    16 December 2018
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    Interview with Caspar Craven Part 2

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    Interview with Caspar Craven Part 1

    By David Lawrence

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    16 December 2018
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    8 application tracking systems to consider for growing companies

    By David Lawrence

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    09 December 2018
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    How to always be confident at every interview

    By Charlie Knight

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    04 December 2018
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    Talk to your network

    By David Lawrence

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    30 November 2018
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    The importance of keeping data safe

    By Charlie Knight

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    27 November 2018
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    Top 10 budget hotels to stay when working on business in Stockholm

    By David Lawrence

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    20 November 2018
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    Get Candidates: Video Interview

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    16 November 2018
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    Should we be worried about too much easily accessible content?

    By Charlie Knight

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    13 November 2018
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    Cost of living in the Netherlands

    By Charlie Knight

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    06 November 2018
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    Machine learning and AI in data analysis

    By Charlie Knight

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    30 October 2018
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    E-sports and the evolution of live broadcast gaming

    By Charlie Knight

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    23 October 2018
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    10 of the best coffee shops for interviews in London

    By David Lawrence

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    16 October 2018
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    There is no magic wand to find candidates

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    05 October 2018
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    R or Python? Which is the best programming language for data analysis.

    By Charlie Knight

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    02 October 2018
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    How we hire recruiters at Vine Resources

    By David Lawrence

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    25 September 2018
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    Challenges with finding candidates for your business

    By David Lawrence

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    19 September 2018
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    10 secret hideaways for stressed out managers

    By David Lawrence

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    18 September 2018
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    The IT Job market in the Netherlands

    By Charlie Knight

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    11 September 2018
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    The 30% reimbursement ruling in the Netherlands

    By Charlie Knight

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    04 September 2018
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    How to set up a company when working in Sweden

    By David Lawrence

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    02 September 2018
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    Why Netflix and Booking.com chose Amsterdam

    By Charlie Knight

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    02 September 2018
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    Most in demand IT skills in the Netherlands

    By Charlie Knight

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    12 August 2018
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    VOD/OTT - who’s doing what?

    By Charlie Knight

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    05 August 2018
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    The Culture at Vine Resources

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    01 August 2018
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    Amazon chief outlines 'reverse industrial revolution' enabled by digital transformation

    By David Lawrence

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    22 July 2018
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    Top 3 interview questions for managers and how to answer them

    By David Lawrence

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    15 July 2018
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    Why did you leave your last position? How to answer this inevitable question

    By David Lawrence

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    08 July 2018
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    How to jump-start your career through social media

    By David Lawrence

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    01 July 2018
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    The Top 20 technology companies to work for in Belgium

    By David Lawrence

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    24 June 2018
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    The value in having a multicultural team

    By David Lawrence

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    17 June 2018
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    Working in Belgium with UK recruitment companies

    By David Lawrence

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    10 June 2018
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    Where to stay when starting a new job in a new city

    By David Lawrence

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    27 May 2018
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    What is change management?

    By David Lawrence

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    20 May 2018
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    One-third of London jobs at risk of automation

    By David Lawrence

    A report from the Centre for London highlights that up to one-third of the capital's jobs could be automated within the next 20 years, but pressures from wage increases and likely labour shortages fol[...] Read More

    13 May 2018
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    Unconventional recruiting: new ways of finding new talent

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    Traditional job recruitment techniques are good, but sometimes you need a little push outside of everyone's comfort zone to find talents that you would never have spotted otherwise. Read More

    22 April 2018
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