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 ÂŁ57m 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…

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Feb Newsletter, (Brogrammers, Prosthetics, BBC) #Workplace #Email

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.

Should You Call That Meeting?

Wendy McNaughton’s quirky and scribblingly brilliant style is a firm favourite at Guru (“Should I Check E-Mail” was a particular favourite of ours), her latest work titled “Should You Call That Meeting?” was commissioned for TED and delivers the answers in the way only Wendy can…

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.

7 Ways To Screw Up Your Interview

Lots of advice that is categorised as “Job Interview Tips” should really filed under “Tips For Not Being Rude, Foolish, and Generally Clueless.” Read these 7 interview tips that WILL help you.

Airbnb’s New HQ is a Relaxing, Cosy Delight

After discovering Airbnb’s amazing San Francisco office (complete with a bear and a war room) their interior design teams are at it again, this time completing a perfect, cosy office retreat in Portland, Oregon. This architectural delight combines natural elements of exposed brick work and wood to offer a warm, relaxing and inviting work environment.  Check it out…

A Day in the Life of a Corporate Recruiter

Expedia’s Senior EMEA Recruiter – Margaret Buj (she knows a thing or two you know) – gives us the lowdown on what an average in-house/corporate recruiter day entails…

Photographer Mocks Up A Potato Head Wedding To Explain His Job To His Son

Each day when Wedding Photographer Chris Thornton left the house for work, his 4 year old son Cole would ask him “Daddy are you off to take pictures of a wedding?” without really knowing what this meant. Chris set out to explain to his son what he did through the medium of Potato Heads.

Social Hiring – 5 Sure-fire Ways To Get More Talent From Twitter

Take your social hiring efforts up a notch on Twitter, the world’s most popular micro-blogging site. Use these top 5 tips to improve your Twitter recruitment marketing and social hiring efforts…

Pinterest’s HQ is the Arts and Crafts Hub You’d Expect it to be.

Located in San Francisco’s tech-heavy SOMA district, Pinterest’s 45,000-square-foot warehouse office accommodates over 250 employees and is bursting with the quirky creative arts & crafts ideas that make it a really unique home and bang on brand. Take a look around…

Five Minutes With: Andy Selway The People Person

Taking five minutes out of his busy day Guru caught up with Andy Selway (HR Expert and all round nice guy) who enlightened us on some crazy Christmas party disasters, house cleaning allowances and a whole lot more…

Cereal Killer Cafe in Shoreditch is the Ultimate Breakfast Meeting Venue

Offering a breakfast cuisine like no other, say hello to Britain’s first Cereal Cafe, serving over 100 varieties of cereal from all over the world, from America to South Korea (and beyond).