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How To Hack Your Hiring For Growth

More organisations are planning to hire today than during the pre-recession boom of the mid-2000s, competition for the best industry talent is tough! Holly Potter gives us her first hand insight into how Bozboz (a thriving creative agency on the South Coast) hack their hiring…

The University of Cambridge is Hiring for a LEGO Professor

Remember that time as a kid you built the Millennium Falcon out of LEGO, well as it turns out those endless nights intricately putting it together piece by piece could have been your apprenticeship to one of the best jobs in the world! A LEGO Professor!

Your Global HR Director Knows When You Are In The Loo…

Imagine if your employer could listen in to conversations, detect moods by monitoring the tone of your voice, know how many times you visited the loo in a day, and, how long you spent in there!

A Perfect Snapshot of 1980s Commuting in London

Images of van drivers, traffic jams and seemingly mundane bus journeys in London wouldn’t normally be news worth talking about. However, these endearing and enticing photographs taken by Chris Dorley-Brown provides a wonderful snapshot of the forgotten aspects of everyday ’80s life.

Retaining Employees Through Trust, Communication and Culture

For too long, managers and human resources professionals have approached the issue of employee retention with the question, “How do we make people stay?” While it is a valid question, it is far too simple for approaching the complex reasons that top employees choose to stay with a company and has resulted in far too simplistic solutions that rely on piling on individual material perks instead of fostering business cultures that address employees’ less tangible but far more deeply felt needs.

13 Slick and Highly Professional CV Templates.

A year on from (17 Awesome Examples of Creative CVs), we thought we’d feature some uber-professional ones, including some you can actually download for yourself!

Candy Crush has a new “King-dom”, and it’s awesome!

Pooling inspiration from the cartoon games they produce, King (the people behind the popular video game Candy Crush Saga), have refurbished their Stockholm office creating a wonker-esque office of delights which includes trampoline seats, carousel dining tables and cosy nooks.

Chinese billionaire takes over 6,400 employees on holiday to France (costing £24m)

A Chinese billionaire has taken half of his company’s 12,000 staff to France, The mass trip to Nice was organised to mark 20 years of the Tiens business conglomerate which operates in a variety of sectors from biotech to tourism.

Casual Dress Codes are Great, No Dress Codes are a Disaster

“Dress for the job you want, not the job you have!” is advice that many have heard time and again, often by mentors and parents, to encourage dressing up for the workplace. Read these guiding principles for the casual office…

Architects: Redesign The World’s Most Remote Island Village

We all want to “get away from it all” from time-to-time but for 1 lucky Architect this wish will come true with a once in a lifetime opportunity to redesign the world’s most remote island village, the British ruled Tristan da Cunha.

For Those That Love To Doodle At Work, Kirsten Camara Has The Perfect Desk For You

Built as an antidote to bad memory and those annoying scraps of paper and post-it notes, the brilliant “Analog Memory Desk” by design student Kirsten Camara is perfect for those who love to doodle, sketch and make notes (and plenty of them, this desk has over a kilometer of scrolling paper).

Pact – How To Hire For A Job No-one Is Qualified To Do

When should you resort to an Ex-Factor-style bake off to interview for one of the most important roles in your start-up? The answer is when the person you’re hiring definitely won’t have any experience, and the only requirement is that they must have a deep love for flavour!

How to Onboard for Employee Success: Hint (It’s Not With the Employee Manual)

Nothing can quash the excitement of the first day on a new job quite like being set up at your new desk and having a big fat employee manual dropped in front of you.

Sage HQ (Newcastle) – The First FTSE100 To Be Mapped With Google Business View

Sage in Newcastle has become the first FTSE100 company to open its doors to Google Business View. Their global HQ to the north of the City is a £57m development providing 32,000m2 of space housing 1500 employees. Take a walk around their impressive offices which encompassing six blocks radiating from a central glazed atrium…

Google’s New HQ Concept

Google recently announced a complete overhaul of its headquarters in Mountain View, California. Collaborating with the Danish architectural firm BIG and London-based design studio Heatherwick Studio Google aim to create a space for people, nature and ideas to thrive.

Where Bond Villains Work – Pionen’s Underground Data Centre

Waterfalls, suspended conference rooms, 2600-liter salt water fish tank, greenhouses and German submarine engines, the only thing missing from this amazing data centre is a white long-haired cat and a Great White. Take a look around what Pinonen employees call “just another day in the office”

This App Will Bring Out The Awesome Boss In You

From fake coffee shops that stream constant background noise (Coffitivity) to automatic workday scheduling apps (Timeful) we have covered an array of productivity apps in our magazine (even the Isolator from 1925).  The latest, Awesomeboss, is a new app designed to help you really get to know your staff…

This “Wine Label” CV Lands Marketing Exec a Dream Job At A Wine Company

When Bernadett Baji was thinking of applying for a marketing position at a leading wine distributor, her Designer friend suggested she turn her CV into a wine label instead of sending a traditional word document. Check out the fantastic results…

Feb Newsletter, (Brogrammers, Prosthetics, BBC) #Newsletter #Workplace #Email http://goo.gl/ZeqxgB

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10 Employee Appreciation Perks That Any Team Can Afford

Small and mid-sized companies sometimes feel they’ll never compete with their mammoth corporate counterparts because they can’t afford expensive benefits and perks like long weekend leadership retreats and family health care. But those huge companies don’t have the opportunity that small businesses do to tailor their perks and appreciation to the individual employees.

Children’s Book Author & Illustrator, Richard Scarry, Explains the Modern Age

Faced with job titles such as Brogrammer, Innovation Strategist, Patent Troll and Ghost Blogger the modern age is awash with crazy career paths to the uninitiated! Thankfully Children’s Book Author and Illustrator, Richard Scarry has taken a side-step from kids books to launch Business Town.

This London Agency Builds A Giant Ball Pit. Jump In!

When faced with over-demanding clients, high workloads and the odd boring meeting, work can sometimes get a bit stressful, right? To counter act this problem, Pearlfisher, a creative agency with offices in London and New York temporarily brought in 81,000 white balls, converting one of their studio spaces into a giant “stress-relieving” ball pit…

Let’s Debate O-levels

Guru’s Marketing Director, Richard Hamilton, is interviewed by the BBC.  Asked to discuss O-levels, GCSEs and careers advice, you can hear his slot on the “Good Morning” BBC Local Radio show here…

This Portfolio Sticks Out Like A Sore Thumb

As creative portfolios go, this one by Toronto-based photographer Justin Poulsen literally sticks out like a sore thumb!

The 1947 Vocational Film to Becoming a Librarian

We love revisiting careers from a bygone era (Remember that chap who developed your holiday snaps) so when we stumbled across this vocational guide to becoming a Librarian (from 1947) it had to get a mention. Enjoy!

Five Minutes With: Holly Potter – Innovation Expert at Bozboz

Taking five minutes out of her busy day, Guru caught up with Holly Potter (innovation expert and all round HR geek) at Bozboz, an uber friendly full service creative digital agency in Hove.  

I Bet You’ve Not Seen A Resignation Like This Before…

When Eric Silver left his role as chief creative officer at DDB New York, he chose to do so with a simple signed and dated, handwritten letter. Oh, and a sketch of the Van Halen logo because, well, why the hell not.