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Elizabeth Smythe

16 September 2014

Money ‘less important than culture’ for most workers, survey confirms »

New research has confirmed what we all knew, all along: culture and recognition is more important to workers than a big, fat salary.

A survey by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) found that the majority of British workers were more


20 May 2014

Financial advice deemed more important than salaries, report claims »

New research has revealed the need for financial advice in the workplace, with some 20 per cent of employees admitting that their personal money worries impact on their productivity, hrmagazine.co.uk reports.

A study carried out by Barclays Corporate and Employer Solutions:


21 January 2014

Top five UK cities for property investment »

With house prices widely expected to continue travelling upwards in the coming months, now might be the time to think about buying that investment property. We all know that London is supposed to be at the heart of the property


12 December 2013

Successful candidates likely to receive counter job offers »

The latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG figures show that permanent job placements are on the increase, but employers are fighting to hold on to their talent.

November’s ‘Report on Jobs’ confirmed a continued growth in the number of


12 December 2013

Five things you must absolutely get right on your LinkedIn profile »

Job-seeking has stepped up several notches in the last few years. No longer is a traditional CV enough when trying to reach recruiters and keeping your head well above the competition. These days, the internet plays a huge role in


25 October 2013

Don’t let social media naivety ruin your job prospects »

There has been heavy coverage in the media recently regarding the consequences of misusing social media, however unintentionally. Many of these tales have revolved around ill-advised posts, made in the heat of the moment, which have seen the author very


11 October 2013

Ian Potter at ARLA – big shoes to fill »

Property professionals may have heard the news that Ian Potter has announced his retirement from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA). He will leave his position as managing director in June 2014.

As the UK’s leading professional body for letting


8 October 2013

Report shows continued positivity in UK jobs market »

The latest KPMG/ REC Report on Jobs reveals an increased number of ‘jobs on the table’ according to markiteconomics.com.

The monthly benchmark survey, which questioned 400 recruitment agencies on their placements for the month, found that permanent placements grew at the


16 September 2013

Know your area – how to become an expert on a neighbourhood »

It’s a mantra that every trainee estate agent will be told: you must become an expert on your area.

Possessing a comprehensive knowledge of a neighbourhood will instil confidence in those that are buying or selling from you. Plus, being aware


10 September 2013

CBRE predicts Southbank to be residential hotspot »

A vision of London’s Southbank in 2023 shows it as one of the Capital’s most sought-after residential locations. propertywire.com reports.

The montage, put together by real estate services firm CRBE, reveals the area from Tower Bridge to Battersea Power Station as