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Smarter Choices Quarterly Newsletter

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Are you getting the most from your agency?
Are you getting the most from your agency?
Are you getting the most from your agency?

Lucy Tufts, Founder/Director of specialist agency polkadotfrog recommends that candidates are thoroughly researched face to face prior to interview.  

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How flexible working can boost staff wellbeing
How flexible working can boost staff wellbeing
How flexible working can boost staff wellbeing

How flexible working can boost staff wellbeing

In 2013, more than 20 employers, including B&Q, Ford and Mitie, joined forces to launch the Agile Future Forum, which aims to develop practical support to increase flexible working practices across the UK. The government has also joined the effort through its Children and Families Bill, which legislates that, from 30 June 2014, all UK employees have the right to request flexible working from their employer.

Employment Minister Jo Swinson says: “We want to change the culture around flexible working so that it becomes the norm in many workplaces, not a special case.

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Charity Woodwork Company proves a winner in national business competition
Charity Woodwork Company proves a winner in national business competition
Charity Woodwork Company proves a winner in national business competition

Construction students at Cambridge Regional College have beaten hundreds of students across the country to take third place in a national business competition.

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Realise Futures tops successful 2nd anniversary year by winning national award for 'Trailblazing Newcomer'
Realise Futures tops successful 2nd anniversary year by winning national award for 'Trailblazing Newcomer'
Realise Futures tops successful 2nd anniversary year by winning national award for 'Trailblazing Newcomer'

Monday 24th November, 2014 – Fast growing social enterprise Realise Futures has scooped a prestigious national award for excellence - marking the end of another successful year of trading for the Suffolk-based social enterprise.

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Top 10 bad behaviours in the workplace
Top 10 bad behaviours in the workplace
Top 10 bad behaviours in the workplace

Top 10 bad behaviours in the workplace

Unethical behaviour is widespread in the UK workforce, according to a recent study by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) which revealed the top ten most common workplace misdemeanours.

The survey of over 1,600 managers found that almost three quarters (72%) had witnessed employees lying to cover their mistakes, with the same number reporting their colleagues cut corners and delivered substandard work. A further 68% had seen people badmouthing team members behind their backs.

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Homestead PDS Ltd Painting Contractors Commercial Profile 2014

Updated version of the service we provide.

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Top Marketing Tips for Bestof Haverhill guests
Top Marketing Tips for Bestof Haverhill guests
Top Marketing Tips for Bestof Haverhill guests

Marketing was the focus of thebestof Haverhill event which took place at Days Inn recently.  Guests were asked by the speaker Michelle Downey, Head of the Bestof, to reflect on what they had achieved since her previous presentation to the group in November 2013.

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Ucase presents first ever video promo
Ucase presents first ever video promo
Ucase presents first ever video promo

If there were a prize for cheesiest advert ever - we may just win.

Come and meet Wendy & Bob in our first ever animated promo video.

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Realise Futures perks up it's support for Charity Coffee Initiative to help those in need across Suffolk

Leading social enterprise Realise Futures is to expand a successful charitable giving initiative called Suspended Coffees to its Suffolk cafés.

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