How to handle a hostage situation if a disgruntled ex-employee hijacks your office

How to handle a hostage situation if a disgruntled ex-employee hijacks your office

  Letting a staff member go is never a happy moment in any manager’s career (depending on who it is being let go of course). Whether it’s a result of redundancies or dismissal – taking away a person’s ability to feed and shelter themselves and their family is not a decision that can ever be…

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How to pass your 3 month probation period in a new job

How to pass your 3 month probation period in a new job

  You’ve done it! You’ve passed the interview. Providence has smiled down on you and a company that is even more desperate to recruit staff than you are for a job, has decided to recruit you into their ranks. Now that you have the job, your next big challenge will be to keep it. We…

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The W1nners’ Club Office Cockney Rhyming Slang Dictionary

The W1nners’ Club Office Cockney Rhyming Slang Dictionary

  Everybody knows there are no jobs up north. Britain’s once all-powerful manufacturing industries that coughed out smog onto blackened buildings are a thing of the past. True, places like Manchester and Leeds are doing okay, but the real cash is still to be made by putting your handkerchief on a stick and venturing down…

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8 reasons why your new job will probably end in tears

8 reasons why your new job will probably end in tears

  The grass is always greener on the other side – right? Wrong. As much as change can be a good thing, there’s no point in changing your situation if the situation you change it to is exactly the same as the one you’ve just left. The only constant in all this to-ing and fro-ing…

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How to tell if a supplier has sent you a letter bomb in the post

How to tell if a supplier has sent you a letter bomb in the post

  At certain points in your working life you are going to have to deal with suppliers that you don’t see eye-to-eye with. Disagreements can arise in a myriad of ways. A failed negotiation where one of you has insulted a member of the others’ family is one such common example. Your supplier may just…

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The Top 10 business blunders of 2016

The Top 10 business blunders of 2016

  So how was your year? Did you achieve everything in 2016 that you said you would at the end of 2015? Or is this year best forgotten as yet another kink in an increasingly erratic life curve of mistakes, error and rampant misfortune?   If the latter is true, just remember that you are…

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The 20 quirkiest Secret Santa gifts available in the world today

The 20 quirkiest Secret Santa gifts available in the world today

  It’s that time of year again. Everyone in the office is preparing for Christmas which can mean only one thing. Apart from having to keep your behaviour in check whilst drunk at the Office party, you’ll also have to purchase a Secret Santa gift for one of your colleagues.   Here is The W1nners’…

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What does the fragrance you wear into work every day tell your colleagues about you?

What does the fragrance you wear into work every day tell your colleagues about you?

Smell is one of the most important senses in the animal kingdom and humans being animals as well, albeit with slightly less hair (in most cases) and a marginally higher capacity to reason – also use smell as a fundamental way of interacting with each other. The way we smell establishes our personal brand. It…

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How to get your car started on a cold winter’s morning to avoid being late for work

How to get your car started on a cold winter’s morning to avoid being late for work

  Those of us here at W1nners’ Club HQ that actually went to school often reminisce about those days. The winter in particular, was a very special time. Gathering around the radio (there was no Google back then) to find out if your school had lost its battle with the inclement weather and if indeed…

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10 things to do on your daily commute to make the journey more bearable

10 things to do on your daily commute to make the journey more bearable

  Alongside the extortionate cost of having to travel between towns or across a large city, commuting provides other delights such as a lack of adequate seating on trains and buses, people talking loudly on their mobile phones about what they had for dinner last night and the sheer monotony of the journey. Fear not…

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