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Advice

Opinions - Freelancers work harder

by Ashley Morrison It's a bold statement, granted. And one which is certainly arguable. But I was chatting to a friend recently who maintained that freelancers definitely, definitely worked harder than permanent employees. I'm in a slightly unusual...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

#Trends. The latest phenomenon at Apple stores.

by John Fountain More people visited Apple's 326 stores than Walt Disney's four biggest theme parks last year. And many visitors don't go to shop. They go to play. They go to have fun. It might be a shop but you know, it's a cool place to hang...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Land of the free. Has charging for things become taboo?

HM Government and Tesco must have thought they'd found the Holy Grail. In an era of high unemployment and a conspicuous absence of career opportunities, the idea that the jobless could somehow be coerced into working for the ubiquitous supermarket...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

The Agency Workers Directive (AWD)

October 11th 2011 may seem like a very long way away right now, but it marks a landmark date that affects every business that recruits freelance workers through a recruitment agency or business Most of you that are reading this article will have not...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - A quick guide to being made redundant.

by Magnus Shaw Throughout this increasingly insane financial crisis I have worked as a freelance. Disadvantage: I have to find my own work and therefore income. Advantage: I can't be made redundant. However, I have faced the redundancy...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Technology

US company offers to turn employees into cyborgs via microchip implants

The Wisconsin company Three Square Market is offering microchip implants to all of its workers, enabling them to make purchases and log into computers with just the wave of a hand. Three Square Market (3SM) claims to be the first US company providing...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Cannes Lions shines a light on subpar employees

The Cannes Lions is taking a rather unconventional approach this year with its own ad campaign called “Invest in Creativity,” which features print ads and online videos created by McCann London. The tongue-in-cheek message behind the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Former Leo Burnett employees make exciting moves in ad land

Luke Atkinson, former head of planning at Leo Burnett Sydney, will be moving to New York to serve as vice president of consumer and cultural planning for Smirnoff vodka. Atkinson left Leo Burnett earlier in the year to get married and was replaced by...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Ogilvy & Mather employees honoured at the ADCOLOR Awards

Two employees from Ogilvy & Mather have been recognised for the 8th Annual ADCOLR Awards, which honours top individuals in the advertising, marketing and entertainment industries who endeavour to catalyse diversity within their professions. Ashley...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Careers

The key to building a successful employee training programme

One of the essential element of any successful business is well-trained employees. Skills, training, experience and knowledge are always in high demand. Efficiency and safety are the names of the game and the more productive an employee is, the...

Posted by: Liam Smith
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Careers

Why it’s worth £6,000 a month to keep you out of a job

Dreams are funny old things. You’re playing for Scotland and you’ve just scored the winning goal in the dying minutes of the World Cup final - a clear giveaway this is a dream ­- the referee’s blown the whistle… and you...

Posted by: Ant O'Neill
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Features

Exhibiting: Bucking the Digital Trend

Exhibiting events have been around for over 160 years. Believe it or not, it was London’s very own Hyde Park that housed the very first trade show: The Great Exhibition. The reason for these type of events? To get all of the best products in...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

The structured approach to chaos 

Despite common perception, organisation and creativity don’t have to be mutually exclusive. But in creative agencies – where teams juggle multiple clients with constantly changing demands – forward planning and prioritisation can seem...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

All I want for Christmas is nothing: Breaking the Secret Santa curse

Christmas is wonderful and everything, but if there’s one thing about it that becomes more and more tedious as the years drag on - it’s the presents. As a child, there’s something undeniably magical about waking up at the crack of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

How ad agencies can tackle sexual harassment

One in 10 advertising industry employees have suffered sexual harassment at work in the last 12 months, a recent report by think tank Credos revealed. These shocking findings came despite previous steps taken by the industry to stamp out such...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Showing can-do spirit for Leonard Cheshire

Health and welfare charity Leonard Cheshire’s film Actually, I Can aims to inspire people to get involved with its volunteering activities through a powerful story about a disabled man called Charlie. Created by 3angrymen Productions, it...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

How celebrating Christmas can boost your productivity

Christmas is less than two months away and research has shown that not enough companies are getting in the spirit, missing the chance to boost productivity. A study carried out by UK retailer Christmas Tree World has found that 74% of employees are...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Small or large business? Where to start your creative career

Starting your career can be one of the most exciting times of your life. Many graduates have their hearts set on making their name in a global company, with Google, Facebook and Apple all ranking in the top companies that young professionals want to...

Posted by: Forward Role Recruitment
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Features

Design agencies speak out on mental health

Illustrations: Vault49 Today marks World Mental Health Day, an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. The subject has become more important than ever as the world continues to change and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

4 steps to becoming a sustainable brand

The pressure on businesses to become sustainable is on. Global trends such as digitalisation and the climate crisis have led to an increased awareness of social and environmental issues. Legislation is being strengthened on both national and global...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why you should be investing in your staff

Between 2011 and 2018, employment in the creative industries grew by an astonishing 30.6%, compared to the UK average of 10.1% according to official statistics, making it one of the fastest-growing sectors in the UK. However, while this growth may be...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why flexible working is good for creative business

Letting creativity reign in the workplace is key to establishing an engaged and innovative workforce, and it’s an even more important behaviour that needs to thrive in the creative industry. The challenge for companies is to figure out how they...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why the creative industries need to wake up to mental ill health

According to the latest absence figures from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), ‘work-related stress accounts for over half (57%) of all working days lost to ill health’, which is more than all other reasons for absence put together....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

How to achieve a work-life balance

Many people nowadays are juggling demanding full-time jobs, family life and other daily commitments, which can make achieving the elusive work-life balance seem impossible. However, maintaining a work-life balance is essential to your overall...

Posted by: Creativepool Reporter
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Advertising

adam&eveDDB shows what happens when you win the lottery

Anyone can win the lottery, but most people don’t believe they’re lucky enough to experience that life-changing moment. A new ad from creative agency adam&eveDDB visualises the ecstasy as winners try to put into words what they intend to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

5 ways to gamify rewards in the workplace

A recent report published by workplace incentives and rewards provider One4all Rewards showed that the majority of UK workers would welcome a gamified approach to rewards. Reacting to the results, below, the company offers five top tips on how you...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Majority of UK workers want gamified rewards system

New research reveals that most workers in the UK would welcome the introduction of a gamified rewards system in the office. A survey of 1,000 UK workers was carried out by workplace incentives and rewards provider One4all Rewards and published in a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Attitude in the ad agency: How to avoid becoming the office a**hole

Besides me saying the word 'positivity' a million times, this video is a quick rant on attitude in the advertising environment. It's vastly important and sometimes we forget how good we have it between late nights and tight deadlines. Staying...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Advice

4 ways co-working spaces can save you money

Whether you own a small business just starting out, are a large one looking to cut costs or a freelancer on a budget, there is one common crucial factor in succeeding or going under - and that’s saving on overhead. This can be an...

Posted by: Elena Willson
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Careers

5 tips on how to be happier at work

Four out of five staff admit to feeling burnt out and 73% expect their stress levels to increase in the near future, according to new research from Workfront, a cloud-based modern work management tool for businesses. With these problems having a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

5 ways to maximise your creativity

Following the release of a new report on when UK office workers feel most creative, innovation funding specialist MPA Group gives a guide to boosting your productivity below. Biophilic design Kevin McIntosh is head of design at Chameleo n Business...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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