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Bluestones One launches

In exciting news, Bluestones One officially launches today, bringing together the collective resources of a number of national specialist recruitment and service companies that focus on supporting organisations operating throughout the supply chain, manufacturing, automotive, retail and related industries.

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What’s the deal with pop-up shops?

The pop-up shop is here to stay – first brought into the public’s conscience in the noughties, pop-ups aren’t a throwaway concept but a key part of a retailers’ core strategy. It isn’t just large international companies that flock to the high street with temporary stores, independent retailers and start-ups all see the benefit of “here today, gone tomorrow” shops.

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Why it’s important to keep your CV up to date

Keeping your CV up to date on a regular basis, is it worth it? It can be tempting to forget about your CV once you’ve secured a new position or have been happily in your job for a couple of years – allowing it to accumulate virtual dust in the depths of your PC’s files or very real dust in the back of your drawer – but even if you’re not searching for a new position there are some very good reasons why you should keep your CV up to date.

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How shoppers are influenced by retail

With the advent of online shopping, it can be easy to believe that the high street isn’t important anymore – but in-store experiences far outweigh the digital world when it comes to influencing shoppers and increasing basket size. By using the psychology of smell, sight, touch and sound retailers have found they can positively affect how shoppers perceive a store’s product offering.

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How to prepare for your Driver CPC training

It’s an inevitable part of being a professional driver – as of 2015, all commercial drivers on the road are expected to have a valid Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC), which has to be kept up-to-date with periodic training every 5 years.

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How shopping habits have changed

From the birth of modern high street in the 1950’s to the rise of online shopping, the way that people shop has changed dramatically, and retailers have had to stay ahead of moving trends to ensure they don’t get left behind. But, how have shopping habits changed?

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Minimum Wage increase 2018: What you need to know

On the 1st April, the National Living Wage and Minimum Wage are set to increase again with one of the largest increases seen in a decade. The rates, which are reviewed yearly by the government, are advised by the independent body Low Pay Commission and rise to match inflation.

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HSE guidelines: What are they?

If you run a warehouse there will be numerous health and safety rules and regulations you must follow, from ensuring your staff are protected and correctly following rules, to how you store your stock. But, what exactly are the guidelines set out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for your racking installations?

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Be honest with us, we don’t bite

How do we get the best working relationship with you? As recruiters, we are here to help you but we can’t if we don’t have a good relationship, where honesty is paramount.

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Women behind the wheel

When you picture a lorry driver, what comes to mind? The stereotype of a trucker is a middle-aged man, which isn’t far from fact – the average lorry driver is a 51-year-old male, but in recent years we’re seeing a growing number of women behind the wheel.

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