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  • Sculpture by the Lakes bolsters gardening team with former Eden Project horticulturist and Kingston Maurward apprentice

    Posted on Friday, April 12, 2024 by Sue FranklinNo comments

    Sculpture by the Lakes, Dorset’s internationally acclaimed sculpture park and accredited botanic garden, has welcomed two new gardeners to its team. Bob Burstow, formerly of the Eden Project and the National Botanic Garden of Wales, has joined as the park’s Senior Horticulturist and is supported by a new Under Gardener, Alex Peel, currently an apprentice at Kingston Maurward College. Bob, who was ...

  • Dorset employment lawyers warn of flexible working shake-up

    Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024 by Sue FranklinNo comments

    Legal changes mean employees have the right to ask to work from home on day one of a new job, according to employment experts at a Dorset law firm. The shake-up of flexible working rules is among a raft of employment law modifications which have come into force this month. (April 2024) Ellis Jones Solicitors has urged employers to ensure procedures are in place to meet the new legislation. ...

  • AI and machine learning skills in highest demand from employers

    Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 by Sue FranklinNo comments

    Nearly a third of employees have little understanding of how to use AI and data and less than one in ten have received training on AI tools in the past 12 months HR leaders report that recruiting AI and data skills will be their topmost technical skills priorities in 2024, as the AI revolution sweeps the nation’s workplaces. The new research, commissioned by Corndel , the strategic workplace ...

  • Personal relationships in the workplace – What’s the problem?

    Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 by Sue FranklinNo comments

    In recent years, relationships at work have been under the spotlight, and there have been numerous reports of senior executives resigning or being dismissed as a result of workplace relationships including last year when Bernard Looney, the CEO of BP, resigned for failing to fully disclose details of his past personal relationships with colleagues. Despite this increased focus, employers are ...

  • IT is the best choice for remote roles and offers the highest salaries, study reveals

    Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 by Sue FranklinNo comments

    Almost every third job in IT is remote, making the sector a leader when it comes to flexible working, a new study by electronic retailer Currys reveals. Since the end of the pandemic there has been a shift in mentality for many desk workers in the UK, with nearly half of them (49%) stating their desire for a flexible role has increased. A staggering 43% of Brits said they would NOT apply for an ...

  • Dorset lawyers celebrate International Women's Day

    Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 by Sue FranklinNo comments

    Pioneering Dorset lawyers urged businesses to put employment law into practice when they celebrated International Women’s Day. They hailed progress made so far in tackling inequality but warned that there is still much to do to ensure female workers have the same opportunities as men. The call came as Ellis Jones Solicitors held a dedicated ‘Lunch and Learn’ session at its Bournemouth office for ...

  • Elon Musk is ‘wrong’ that no jobs will be needed in the future – says poll of tech experts

    Posted on Friday, March 15, 2024 by Sue FranklinNo comments

    Elon Musk’s claim that AI will make all human jobs irrelevant should not be taken seriously, according to a survey of tech experts. During an interview with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for the AI Safety Summit last year, Musk said: 'There will come a point where no job is needed — you can have a job if you wanted to have a job ... personal satisfaction, but the AI will be able to do ...

  • 6 in 10 desk workers don't feel productive at work, and talkative colleagues are to blame

    Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 by Sue FranklinNo comments

    In a new study, by computing accessories and tech retailer Currys, more than a fifth of desk workers agreed that talkative colleagues are the biggest distraction in the workplace. The survey asked just over 1000 desk workers, not office only due to the rise in hybrid and remote, across the UK about their ideal and dreaded working conditions to find out the biggest productivity setbacks and the ...

  • Businesses join forces for Purbeck skills event

    Posted on Monday, February 19, 2024 by Sue FranklinNo comments

    Grow your business at training event Employers are being invited to attend a skills summit in Wareham about government funding and free training. The Dorset Skills ‘one stop shop’ event – Grow your Business with Training - is being held from 8am to 2pm at the Springfield Country Hotel on Thursday February 22. It is a free event for employers of all sizes in Purbeck to attend all day or drop in ...

  • Mistakes to avoid when writing your Job Advert!

    Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2024 by Sue FranklinNo comments

    In today’s job market, it is not just the candidate that has to catch the employer’s eye, but the employer who has to ensure that their job advertisement is seen by the right candidate. The candidate nowadays has so much choice available when looking for a job and they may inadvertently miss out on seeing your job advertisement which makes it all the more important for you, the employer, to make ...