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Brighton Digital Festival

The UK's largest digital culture festival is underway in Brighton and Hove, with a wide range of events on offer until mid-October.  Brighton Digital Festival includes talks, exhibitions, performances, workshops and open studio events at…
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Tech and people: make sure changes work

Once upon a time, businesses communicated by posting letters, making phone calls and meetings. Now people are sending and receiving work messages through emails, messaging apps and texts.   While considering the obvious pros and cons -…
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Working at home or everyone in an office?

My colleague Brian recently wrote a blog about the difficulties of hiring locally and thinking about relocating staff to work for you, with some handy tips and food for thought. But, as I sit in my kitchen, working remotely, I question why…
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“We can’t get local candidates”

Some job searches are tougher than others. Advertise for a part-time admin role and you’ll get 20 CVs in a day or so. Start searching for a developer with specialised skills or for a senior role with precise definitions of industry, product…
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Always fun at the Wired Sussex parties!

Wired Sussex is the membership body for digital, creative and tech firms. There are thousands now around Sussex and you can see a few details about this booming industry here. It's always fun catching up with people and meeting new friends…
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Major developments for Brighton's future

It’s Brighton, it’s 2018, and everything is changing! If you have been paying attention walking around Brighton over the last year, you will have noticed the building site currently located on Circus Street. While in this gloomy wet and…
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Wired Sussex is 10 - join the party

The digital and creative industry is booming, with thousands of firms in Brighton and neighbouring Sussex towns. Wired Sussex, the membership organisation for the industry, is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary and we're helping to sponsor…
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Work feels like running a marathon?

Running a company sometimes feels like a marathon. Just when things settle down, somebody leaves or a problem happens. Things keep changing and you have to work out how to deal with them - and that includes getting employees to help. Sometimes…
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Want to pay in bitcoins? Now you can

We sometimes work with people who want to pay in other currencies. Usually they’re based outside the UK and need our help with UK employment issues. We also take payments by Paypal. So we thought we should go a little further and let people…
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Why spend any time on employment contracts? Money, for a start

If you change jobs, you might notice your new employment contract is different to the last one. Apart from different logos and fonts, it's worth checking for any significant differences quickly – maybe more or less holiday than you’ve had…
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5 tips on social media and working people

Brian's provided advice about social media and the workplace for an article in the Brighton and Hove Independent. Here's the article, so you don't have to squint at the image. Companies use social media to promote products and communicate…
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Social media and work: tips and training

Facebook, Twitter and all the other social media sites are changing our lives: keeping in touch with friends and relatives around the world, making new friends with shared interests and communicating quickly about whatever seizes the imagination. The…
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Social media for managers

How can you use social media to find people when you need to recruit? What happens if an employee criticises you or your company on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media site? We’re running a 2-hour training course on Tuesday 8th September…
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Boom in new start-ups

New figures show a boom in the number of new start-up companies in Brighton and Hove plus neighbouring towns and villages, with more than 8,300 launched in the past year. It puts the "greater Brighton" area 4th in the UK for the total number…
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When social media turns ugly

Want to moan on Facebook about your workplace? First step: unfriend your work colleagues. If you don’t do that, then you cannot complain when you go into work and find out that people are not happy with you – and you might be facing a telling…
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Jobs and pay: how does Brighton compare?

Are more people freelancers or setting up their own businesses in Brighton and Hove than in other areas? What about pay levels: are they higher or lower here than in neighbouring towns? Interesting and revealing details about the kinds of jobs,…
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High numbers of new start-ups

Hot on the heels of news about a high level of start-ups around Sussex, there’s a breakdown showing how many people are forming new companies out of each area’s population. The Guardian’s calculated that 16 out of every 1,000 people launched…
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"Greatest hits" training for busy managers

We’re running a practical "greatest hits" training course for busy managers, to improve your skills and confidence in a wide range of areas. Avoid walking into legal disputes when you are recruiting, developing people or dealing with problems…