The Do’s and Don’ts of going on an important client lunch

The Do’s and Don’ts of going on an important client lunch

There’s a lot more to going on a client lunch than simply getting blind drunk at the company’s expense. Important as this element is, meeting with clients for a business lunch is one of the most important functions within a business relationship. The first thing to take on board is that going on a client…

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How not to make a complete fool of yourself at a business networking event

How not to make a complete fool of yourself at a business networking event

We should really hold our hands up and come clean in stating that this guide should not really be required by anyone that currently works in a professional environment. After all, if you’re the sort of person that needs to be told how to behave at business networking events – your company probably shouldn’t be…

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The W1nners’ Club Guide to Dating in the Office

The W1nners’ Club Guide to Dating in the Office

Enough is enough. The hot guy/girl in your office actually said hello to you this morning. You’ve been working at the company for the best part of a year now and so far, the impression you appear to have made on them is akin to that of a single grain of sand amongst all the…

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13 ways to get yourself signed off work with stress

13 ways to get yourself signed off work with stress

Stress – the mysterious medical condition that has been used and abused by work shy employees for time in memoriam. It’s one of the best ways to get yourself a bit of time off from work without having to sound like you have a tennis ball trapped in your sinuses or vocal chords that are…

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20 things to remember when you’re doing a presentation

20 things to remember when you’re doing a presentation

1.    Ignore the fear   Butterflies schmutterflies – picture yourself climbing Mount Everest or taking the winning penalty in a World Cup final shoot out. There is no possible outcome except total and complete victory! 2.    Focus on the audience   It’s not you – it’s them! They are earnestly salivating as they wait to…

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How to follow a team member that has fake meetings booked in their Outlook Calendar

How to follow a team member that has fake meetings booked in their Outlook Calendar

You’ve had your suspicions for a while now. Maybe it’s the incomplete explanation for how the meeting went, or maybe it’s the handful of shopping bags they always come back to the office laden with? Whatever the clues are, years of managerial experience tell you that one of your team members might not be turning…

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How to recover debt from shady customers

How to recover debt from shady customers

Everyone goes through hard times now and again in the world of business, but if you work in the credit control department of an office, your job is to make sure that people pay up on time. When this doesn’t occur and customers start to avoid your countless letters and emails, or get their 6…

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8 excuses for not turning up to work that will almost certainly get you the sack

8 excuses for not turning up to work that will almost certainly get you the sack

If you’re planning on leaving your job at any point in the near future, you’ll be forced to go through the rigmarole of writing out a resignation letter, having the resignation letter accepted by your employer and then you’ll more than likely have to continue working in your current position for anything between 1-6 months…

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The beginner’s guide to being made redundant

The beginner’s guide to being made redundant

Redundancies are unfortunately a fact of life. Business conditions can alter to such an extent that it is no longer viable for your company to keep employing you. As you wonder how on earth you’re going to be able to afford to continue paying for your subscription to ‘What Golf Club?’ or are forced to…

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10 things to do at the office Christmas party if you’re planning on leaving in January

10 things to do at the office Christmas party if you’re planning on leaving in January

Well, that time of year is finally upon us and its Christmas party season once again. Careers will be destroyed and formerly good reputations will be lost as the hard work and diligence that you have managed to persuade your superiors you possess in abundance, get usurped by your capacity to behave badly in the…

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