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17th October, 2019

A shorter working week: Is it a good idea?

who For the vast majority of us in the UK, the working week consists of around 37 to 40 hours per week. Even if you work shifts over evenings and weekends, it’s likely that your hours come in at roughly the same amount before overtime. The 9-to-5 is the accepted...

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12th September, 2019

The Office Pet: Genuine Benefit or Trendy Distraction?

There are more and more companies embracing the office pet trend. Usually coming in the form of a well-behaved dog with his own profile on the company website, it’s a quirky edition to an office environment. But is an office pet a genuine benefit to staff, or just a trendy...

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27th August, 2019

Millennials in the Workplace

There has been a LOT said about Millennials over the past few years. Every generation gets some stick from the one before it regarding work ethic, dress sense and music tastes. It could be because information is now so readily available, but it feels like Millennials have had it worse...

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16th May, 2019

Good Mental Health at Work

Hands up who has ever called in sick because of a cold? Or perhaps a dodgy stomach? Most of us, right? And you’d usually tell your boss the truth about why you’re not coming in, wouldn’t you? What about calling in sick because you’re feeling overwhelmed, or anxious, or perhaps...

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28th February, 2019

The Brexit Blues

In recruitment there are many things that can affect business – time of year, competition, the weather (seriously!). But the current political instability seems to be making everyone more nervous than usual when it comes to taking on new staff. So why is now a good time to recruit….? Temporary...

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14th January, 2019

The Cost of Your Commute

Here at COS we specialise in local recruitment. Many of our candidates cite their number one reason for changing jobs as finding something more local. But how much difference does it really make? We decided to have a look at the actual cost of the commute in Cheshire and work...

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