Preparation is key to giving the best interview

21 August 2018

You’ve applied for your dream job, you’ve been offered an interview and now you’re terrified. Your mind is filled with doubt that you’ll fail to impress your interviewers and fall at the final hurdle....

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Preparation is key to giving the best interview

My favourite colour smells of cinnamon and shoe leather. Do I have the job?

13 August 2018

The penny dropped with employers a long time ago that old ways of recruiting staff were no longer working. Inviting applicants to send in their CVs, whittling them down to the best handful and then sp...

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My favourite colour smells of cinnamon and shoe leather. Do I have the job?

10 reasons why hospitality workers will never be replaced by robots

6 August 2018

Aileen Carmelo is the friendly, ever-helpful receptionist behind the booking desk at the Alpine Slopes Lodge in Summit County, Colorado. The 36-year-old welcomes every guest with a warming smile and s...

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10 reasons why hospitality workers will never be replaced by robots

Is it easier to get drunk while flying? Are modern planes flown by autopilots? We test the great myths of flying

30 July 2018

A story published last week about a Ryanair flight being grounded after some passengers started bleeding from their ears was another opportunity for conspiracy theorists to pronounce upon one of the g...

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Is it easier to get drunk while flying? Are modern planes flown by autopilots? We test the great myths of flying

Spare a thought for those who have no escape from the realities of Brexit this summer

23 July 2018

The summer holidays have intervened, thankfully to give most of the country a rest from endless ruminations about Brexit. While everyone will doubtless welcome a much-needed break from the political m...

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Spare a thought for those who have no escape from the realities of Brexit this summer

High stakes on a plane

16 July 2018

We put our lives in the hands of airline pilots and sometimes they behave like naughty adolescents. This week a vaping pilot on board an Air China Boeing 737 caused his plane to make an emergency desc...

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High stakes on a plane

A woman’s place should be in the professional kitchen

9 July 2018

The #MeToo movement may have been inspired by the shocking experiences of women in the entertainment industry but nowhere has the clammy hand of sexism reached further than in the notoriously testoste...

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A woman’s place should be in the professional kitchen

Waiter, there’s a dead cockroach in my gin and tonic

2 July 2018

I visited a French restaurant for dinner with a group of friends on Saturday night and we ended up walking out. After waiting to be served for 45 minutes, we ordered a bottle of white wine that arrive...

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Waiter, there’s a dead cockroach in my gin and tonic

Does aerospace giant have a point or is it more Brexit hot air?

26 June 2018

The warning by Airbus that it could be forced to pull out of the UK in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit has, inevitably, descended into a partisan squabble about who should and shouldn’t shut up. The a...

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Does aerospace giant have a point or is it more Brexit hot air?

Score a hit with your staff during the World Cup

18 June 2018

Big sporting events like the football World Cup can be very effective in bringing together office staff, providing a focus around which colleagues can gather and share a bit of fun. If your country’s ...

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Score a hit with your staff during the World Cup
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