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  • What’s the lowest salary you’ll take?

    We all have different motivations for going to work but for the majority, it’s the usual reason, ‘to pay the bills’, so when the recruiter asks you what the lowest salary is that you’ll accept you may be forgiven for being a little stumped as well as fearful that you are about to blow your chances of being paid the figure that was in the recruiter’s mind which may be higher than the one you have just said. Here is some guidance on how to ensure you land a good deal. more..

  • Help, I fancy my boss

    The attraction may have taken you by surprise, you might be delighted, or it may have slowly crept up on you seeping into your bones and grabbing hold of your emotions when you least expected it; friend or foe, the realisation that you fancy your boss should come with some warnings attached. more..

  • It’s ok to not be entirely focused on your career or your family

    Faking it – isn’t that what we are all doing if we’re honest with ourselves? The band of weary working parents out there should wise up to this one truth, you’re winging it but I don’t mean just about making it work on the logistical front but also mentally because most working parents aren’t completely focused on either their family or their job all the time. It’s a truth that was acknowledged last week by Ebru Pakan, Citi’s EMEA head of Treasury and Trade Solutions. more..

  • What are you not good at? How to confess to your flaws

    I’m not good at feigning interest at something that clearly bores me; I’m not the best when it comes to working out the percentage discount on a sales item and I’m quite poor at saying ‘no’; yet somehow to confess all in an interview seems like a terrible strategy for landing a job, so how should you handle the dreaded question that invites you to trip up and bare your worst traits to a panel of interviewers? more..

  • What not to wear at work

    Religious clothing is no longer acceptable at work and you’d pretty much be resigning yourself to being issued with a P45 if you continuously choose to pitch up at work in a skirt that barely covers your thighs and an emblazoned t-shirt expressing your political views. It’s no longer cool or legal, it appears to express yourself by choosing risky or religious clothing to work. more..

  • Why is HR a hated profession?

    Radio 4 recently listed HR as the second most loathed profession. The primary reason for this is that they are seen as the executioner of jobs. When it comes to the day that someone with a job must learn that they don’t have one anymore – it’s HR’s job to deliver the bad news. The messenger instantly is framed as the perpetrator of the decision – so what are the other reasons HR is disliked? more..

  • Is Time Management a Waste of Time?

    “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!” Lewis Carroll’s White Rabbit from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a fictional character with a very real problem – an anxiety over time. We’re all guilty of being in the clutches of this age-old paranoia – there’s not enough, we worry that we are running out of it and, we are not quite sure how to manage it when we do have it. Yet is trying to ‘manage and bottle it,’ just a waste of the very thing we are trying to tame? more..

  • Gigs Look Set to Rise with Half of HR Promising to Hire more Temps

    I am a freelancer. That’s it, full stop. If you are a glass half full kind of person then you’ll be looking at all the shiny benefits up for grab; more flexibility, the chance to unload the dishwasher and get paid in between, the opportunity to work where and when you want, no-one to say you can or can’t take a day, week, a year off, the option to dabble in entrepreneurship, write a novel, become a master chef. There is of course the small matter of pay. It’s kind of fair – you get paid for what you do, it’s the ‘does what it says on the tin’ kind of a deal, no less, no more. If you are, however, a glass half empty sort of a person, you may be forgiven for being terrified at the mere thought that your salary could go up and down like a rollercoaster on acid, not to mention you’ll forever be on the lookout for your next piece of the salary pie, endlessly seeking your next gig, sadly without the rock star attached. more..

  • New Year, New HR Job

    It’s transfer season. So, you’re the newbie again and even those with nerves of steel would be forgiven for feeling a little jittery at the whole prospect of starting over but it’s time to remember why you were excited when you saw the initial job advert and what the trigger was for leaving your old business behind in the first place. It can be particularly challenging for those in HR because after all you’re supposed to be the people management and onboarding experts. Feeling nervous when your job involves inducting other new starters into their jobs or advising managers that have been there for as long as the business has been, is a strange space to inhabit so you need to shake off those first day nerves quickly and get to grips with your new challenges, colleagues and business strategy and, prove to the senior team that they were right in picking you for the role. Here’s some tips on how to get up to speed quickly. more..

  • Christmas card etiquette

    If you are tempted to write to a client to sweeten the relationship, or pen a card to your colleague, boss, your pals or your family, then do so, but make sure you don’t offend rather than endear them in the process. more..

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Vendor Spring Newsletter

The Global Lingo Vendor Management Team is happy to release the third edition of the Vendor Newsletter. This issue introduces more of our team and is mostly focused on how to improve efficiency as a translator and transcriber. Click here to view the Spring edition of the Vendor Newsletter

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