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    Our new home…

        We are very excited to announce that the Scout team are moving house! We aren’t actually going far though, just downstairs in fact. The building we occupy in Marlow have just launched a new concept in office environments, called ‘Spaces’. We move in this week!!!   It combines an open plan and hot…Read more...
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    What’s for lunch?

    Top tips on what to eat in the office… To add to the series of blogs we have created recently promoting health and wellbeing in the office, we were having a think about our eating habits in the office. As a lot of you can appreciate, lack of time, effort levels and what is available,…Read more...
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    Top tips on creating the perfect working environment

    Here at Scout we have been thinking about our office space recently – what would the perfect space look like for us, examples of offices we know that get it right and what can others learn from optimising their space to ensure staff satisfaction.   I started by taking inspiration from some of the offices…Read more...
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    It’s a mobile life…

    Getting on for 10 years ago I set up a twitter account called @mobilemanic, I can happily admit it was supposed to be maniac, but that had been taken (I may have also mistyped it). At the time I worked for Nokia and was really into mobile (I still am, but just tend to keep…Read more...
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    Tips for job-hunting now Spring has sprung.

    The Easter break, and now spring has seemed to have sprung, is a great time to be job hunting. With a long weekend just gone, and with more bank holidays coming up soon, it will give you extra time to have a think about your next or first career move! So here at Scout we…Read more...
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    How to double your sales – IoD Conference

    Last week I had the great fortune of being invited to one of the annual conferences the IoD holds and has been going for 20 years now, in the beautiful Headquarters at Pall Mall – Bruce King’s ‘How to double your sales’.   I was hoping it wasn’t going to be either very corporate or…Read more...
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    Brilliant ‘Curve ball’ questions to ask in interview…

    Being in the creative world, there are some absolutely corking questions that you can dream up and Candidates will be less phased than if they were interviewing for a bank! I did a quick straw-poll in the office to see what the team had asked or been asked before, to firstly give you inspiration for…Read more...
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    How to Love Your Job

    Scouts guide to getting that lovin’ feeling for the role you have. I really do consider myself a lucky person to be able to say that I enjoy my job. Don’t get me wrong, at times it is very frustrating and we all have bad days (but that is usually due to lack of sleep…Read more...
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    ‘Regretting’ a Candidate – what to avoid…

    There is always a part of your job that is less pleasant than the rest of it, and unfortunately with what we do, on occasion we do have to decline someone for a role. There is really no perfect way to do this but there are definitely some tips to ensure it is less horrendous.…Read more...
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    Why do your staff want to stay?

    Welcome to the second part in the series that dives into further detail about effective Talent Management. In this blog we look to explore the exact reasons why your current staff want to remain in your employment and will turn down external offers to stay with you. This can be broken down into a few…Read more...