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Looking for a new job or returning after a break is challenging enough without being sabotaged by your own...

Join us as we explore the best practices around recruiting, onboarding and managing flexible people and teams.

Looking for a new job or returning after a break is challenging enough without being sabotaged by your own...

Join us as we explore the best practices around recruiting, onboarding and managing flexible people and teams.

Our latest guest on Ten2Two’s Talking SME podcast is Baljit Kaur, Founder of Innate Consultancy and...

Discover the advantages of utilising temporary workers in your business and how they can contribute to your...

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The job search process can be an emotional rollercoaster. You can feel lost, overwhelmed and demotivated....

Often businesses know that more resources are needed but get stuck when it comes to designing the role (or...

Our latest guest on Ten2Two’s Talking SME podcast is James Ker-Reid, top SaaS and technology sales leader and...

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Watch this practical run-through of how to perform well at an interview, whether it's online or face to face....

Ever found your career cruising along smoothly? You've got your sights set on that next big promotion or...

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At Ten2Two we've always believed in the power of businesses to create positive change in society. That's why...

In today’s candidate driven market, how do you ensure your interview process identifies the skills and...

We know, when compared to many of their larger cousins, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) –companies up to...

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We know how challenging returning to work can be whether it’s a short break for sickness or maternity leave...

In part-three of our Returners series, we address an area we have seen increase exponentially over the last...

Returning to work after a having a career break can be tough. If you attended our first webinar, you'll have...

At Ten2Two we're on a mission to redefine what it means to be an ethical recruitment agency. This is why we...

As experts in flexible and part-time recruitment and consulting, we have a wealth of experience in this area....

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Returning to work after a having a career break can be tough. This practical guide is designed to get you in...

The landscape of recruitment has changed significantly over the last few years. If you’re new to recruiting,...

Your CV forms the backbone of your job hunt, so needless to say having a good one is essential! In this...

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Our latest guest on Ten2Two’s Talking SME podcast is Chris O'Riordan, Founder and MD of Firestarter...

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Hear from  Rosie Seldon, founder of eWavelength, on how she adopted a flexible approach to staffing by...

We know that entering the job market can be a daunting task, with the market, technology, and processes...

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We’re members of the REC, the Recruitment & Employment Confederation. But what does that mean for our clients?

Job hunting is a significant chapter in our career journeys. It's an exhilarating experience filled with hope...

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Our latest guest on Ten2Two’s Talking SME podcast is Stuart Hearn, HR and Technology entrepreneur. In this...

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Ten2Two collaborated with Automate, a professional service business to create a part-time, flexible role...

“I completely underestimated the time to recruit!"

Many business owners and directors kick off the New Year...

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You open up your email in excited anticipation only to find a rejected job application for the role you...

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It's no secret that things are changing on the work front in the UK. After a prolonged period of remote work,...

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Gallus discusses their experience working with Ten2Two to expand their business development and support team....

Many businesses, particularly busy SMEs are still understanding how flexibility works best for them, their...

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In the age of virtual job interviews and online business meetings, it is essential to master the art of...

With the rise of online interviews, it's important to know how to stand out and make a lasting impression. 

More companies are choosing to interview candidates by video to overcome distance barriers or the challenges...

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Whether you’re working with Ten2Two or using another agency, it's good to know what to consider. Here are our...

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Maximise the value of your new flexible employee by following these simple tips, extracted from Ten2Two...

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The adoption of flexible working within your business requires a little thought and consideration to ensure...

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Returning to work after a career break or maternity leave is a great opportunity to consider what you really ...

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We often get asked for examples of typical interview questions that might be asked in a job interview. So...

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Congratulations! Your CV and cover letter have worked their magic and you’ve got yourself a job interview.

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Have you got a video job interview in a few days?

Check out our Ten2Two video here on how to succeed in a...

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Five lines might not seem like much to sum up why an employer should hire you, but this little summary at the...

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When you’re applying for a job, remember that you’re being judged from the moment someone looks at your cover...

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At Ten2Two we know how difficult it can be to write a CV. Whether it’s because you have had a career break,...

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Read how Ten2Two worked with the successful technical aviation consultancy Osprey, finding professional...

Getting to interview stage can be exciting and also nerve-racking! When preparing for interview, it can be...

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Being invited to a job interview can be an exciting prospect. But it can also feel quite daunting, especially...

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Hear how Premier Foods successfully retained a crucial Senior Brand Manager whilst introducing...

Our latest guest on Ten2Two’s Talking SME podcast is Francis Lake, Founder of People Advisory Company, Green...

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Having an excellent CV is an essential part of most job searches.

As part of our on-going mission to provide...

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A fantastic CV can be the key to getting you through the door and on to that all-important interview.

As part...

Key Travel's CFO, Spence Knudson, faced challenges with business growth and acquisitions, seeking a dynamic...

In our last blog of the year we’re wondering if the worrying messages from the recent budget statement are...

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Our latest guest on Ten2Two’s Talking SME podcast is Jim Simpson, Founder and CEO of Ziptech services. In...

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You’ve found your perfect new recruit, you just need to get them to say ‘YES’! And then for them to sign on...

Scanning the recent employment news, there was an interesting ONS Labour Market Overview last week....

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Henkel UK faced challenges in hiring a professional for their legal team with the right commercial...

Get set for September, a traditionally busy time for recruitment once the summer holiday period comes to an...

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It’s clear that businesses often know that they need more resources but often get caught out by designing a...

Recruitment times are extending. Recent research has shown that the average time to hire for Q2 2022 was 6.76...

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It doesn’t take long for a prospective employer to make a decision about an interviewee. Studies suggest...

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Maybe you work part-time. Or maybe you’re about to head off on your summer holiday or bank holiday weekend?...

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DataCo, a rapidly growing business, strategically addressed the need for expertise in HR, finance, and...

Flexible working is right at the top of almost every employee’s wish list. Many businesses are moving away...

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‘For the first time there are ‘fewer unemployed people than job vacancies’ according to the Office for...

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We know if you’re stressed you’re not as productive as you can be. And we know that if you have a productive...

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Workplace burnout was first recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2019 as an ‘occupational...

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Our latest guest on Ten2Two’s Talking SME podcast is Souky Arsalane, CEO and Co-founder of newly established ...

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Indoor skydiving business Airkix, sought to enhance its national marketing strategy for greater financial and...

Our latest guest on Ten2Two’s Talking SME podcast is Katherine Rayden, Owner and Founder of Rayden Solicitors...

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We often get asked if we only work on jobs for employees who want to work from 10am to 2pm. Makes sense,...

Our latest guest on Ten2Two’s Talking SME podcast is Louise Hosking of Hosking Associates, IOSH President and...

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Hear from Edgeward’s founder Matt, who turned to Ten2Two for help in recruiting the perfect candidate to...

Ten2Two’s MD, Deborah O’Sullivan, recently joined Penny Haslam to participate in a podcast series by the ...

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Our latest guest on Ten2Two’s Talking SME podcast is Adrian Malpass, Executive Coach, Mentor and Board Advisor

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Our latest guest on Ten2Two’s Talking SME podcast is Louise Towler, Founder and Managing Director of Indigo...

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Our latest guest on Ten2Two’s Talking SME podcast is Peter Hopwood, Global Public Speaking & TEDx Coach at ...

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Many UK businesses are continuing to ask employees to work remotely from home instead of travelling into the...

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Our latest guest on Ten2Two’s Talking SME podcast is Linda Garcia, owner and founder of Alluxi Consulting Ltd...

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Many people we talk to think that a good CV and a recruitment agency are all you need to find your next role....

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Our latest guest on Ten2Two’s Talking SME podcast is Gary Swanwick, Co-founder and Managing Director at Epoq...

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Employers are now recruiting and planning ahead post-pandemic. They are increasingly using remote recruitment...

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Our guest on this episode of Ten2Two’s Talking SME podcast is Sarah Sen, HR Consultant at Sen HR Consulting,...

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In this episode of the Ten2Two podcast Talking SME, Jane O’Gorman chats with Polly Collingridge, Wellbeing...

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Our guest on this episode of our Talking SME podcast is Sarah Liddiard, Associate Solicitor at Machins...

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We’re delighted to welcome Kathryn Wellum-Kent to this episode of our Talking SME Podcast. This episode...

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We’re very happy to welcome Cindy Withey to our Talking SME Podcast. This episode is ‘Businesses Connecting...

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CIPD stresses the need for employers to make hybrid working a success. Rather than rushing to return...

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Our guest on Ten2Two’s Talking SME podcast is Caroline Bevan, Senior Partner at PwC Watford. In this episode,...

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Our guest on this episode, Richard McBarnet, CEO of IT company Lumina Technologies and also Chair of Herts IoD

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Talking SME Podcast: Passion and Purpose

We’re delighted to welcome Vida Barr-Jones to our new episode of...

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Talking SME Podcast: Cash is King

We’re delighted to welcome Shaun Brownsmith to our new episode of Talking...

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We have another lockdown and schools are closed. Ten2Two friend David Rushmere at Machin’s Legal Practice,...

We all thought January would be different, but it wasn’t to be and it’s looking like lockdown could be with...

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This year has certainly been one that we will never forget, with all of us having to adjust to a new Covid...

Recruitment costs might be one of the single biggest things that stop small and medium sized businesses from...

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Without doubt, businesses have faced huge challenges adapting and continuing to adapt to the “new normal”....

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Recruiting in a Recession – 7 Top Tips for Success. In the current pandemic situation recruitment can feel...

Ten2Two has been active in the remote working sector since 2007, when remote leadership was used in...

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Now that more and more people are working remotely or from home, a lot of people are talking about different...

For many businesses who don’t already implement remote working strategies, the current situation may prove...

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This International Women’s Day, (Sunday 8th March 2020) many companies will be keen to find ways to better...

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We often hear that professionals who require flexible working to do their jobs find their career options...

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Here are Ten2Two, we’re firm believers that senior management jobs can be part-time. We have direct...

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the four-day week with everyone from the Labour party to Microsoft...

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When coughs and colds season strikes, it can be a stressful time for working parents, especially if you need...

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IR35 is here and we need to understand this regulation especially if we are working as or employing flexible...

Cervical Cancer Week, 20th to 26th January, is the ideal time for employers to highlight the importance of...

We’re excited to welcome in a new year and a new decade. While you may look back at what you’ve achieved over...

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Christmas is the ideal time to reward staff for doing a great job. But what are the best gifts for employees?...

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It’s Carers’ Rights Day on 21st November 2019. As a flexible and part-time recruiter, we know that carers...

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When you’re a working parent, trying to fit in ‘everything Christmas’ can be a challenge. From Christmas...

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Employers can actively help to close the gender pay gap by hiring flexibly. There are many professional women...

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If you’re wondering why you should use a recruitment consultant or if it’s worth the investment, we’re happy...

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This World Mental Health Day, many employers will be considering employee wellbeing and what they can do to...

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It’s that time of year again when parents run around looking for last-minute bits of uniform and school kit,...

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As a part-time recruitment consultancy, we’re often asked by our client companies about ways to calculate and...

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It pays to hire part-time staff. As well as being a cost-effective way to gain skills for your business,...

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When seeking to hire a new staff member, it can be a daunting process at first. Particularly if you’re a...

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Flexible working jobs should be the default position for all employees, rather than it being up to...

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We see a lot of candidates hunting for home-based jobs or local work so they can complete their work and...

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Many employers are inundated with annual leave and holiday requests over the summer. After all, the summer is...

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Over the last ten years, here at Ten2two, we’ve seen the percentage of men coming to our flexible recruitment...

If you spend a lot of time on LinkedIn, you’ll know it’s a good place to start your job hunt. We always say...

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Flexibility at work comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes these days – and one we’re a particular fan of is...

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Many employees find there are lots of benefits to working from home. But while these roles can be difficult...

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We proudly sponsored ‘Citywork London‘, an insightful, energetic and motivating event around future proofing...

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When we place a candidate in a new flexible role, we know that one of their key concerns for working parents...

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A frequent question for part-time recruitment agencies is how much annual leave you should get when accepting...

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When an employee hands in their notice and you can’t find a replacement, it could be time to think about...

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It’s true that designing a fresh job description is an important part of the recruitment process. When an...

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As a flexible working recruitment agency, we often hear that it’s a focus on outcome not hours that leads to...

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A key frustration for managers and employers is often their difficulty in attracting staff who are, in their...

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As a recruitment specialist, I look for skills and proven experience. I try to meet with all my candidates, I...

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Our Flexible & Proud Report led to us speaking to lots of our clients and partners in greater depth about how...

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If you’re dealing with employee churn and are worried about retaining top talent within your business,...

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When you are a flexible employer and offer flexibility in the workplace as a worker’s right, rather than a...

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We have lots of flexible working examples of businesses demonstrating how flexibility can help to facilitate...

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The Ten2Two Flexible and Proud Report looks at how businesses have been able to improve staff retention and...

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Our Flexible and Proud Report explains how the businesses we work with have adopted forward-thinking...

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Are you uncertain about when to recruit? Business must continue regardless of what the politicians are doing....

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We often get asked for hints and tips to show people how to interview well. In our experience, it doesn’t...

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When we meet our Members and they tell us they’re seeking local jobs to give them greater work-life balance,...

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The start of a new year can be a great time to reengage employees and find fresh ways to increase enthusiasm...

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We often get asked for advice outlining how to write a CV. The best place to start is by going back to...

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Whether you’ve had a flexible working request and you’ve just approved it, or whether you’re considering...

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The lifecycle of a professional mum goes way beyond the first eighteen years of a child’s life. With...

We’re told top talent is scarce to find at the moment. As a flexible recruiter, we have lots of brilliant...

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Hot desking, co-working, remote working – the trend for flexible work space has well and truly taken off in...

Just in time for National Stress Awareness Day, flexible recruitment agency Ten2Two looks at the link between...

Everyone wants flexible working these days, we’re told. From millennials with side hustles to parents and...

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After the gender pay gap and outrage about lack of diversity and unfair male and female staff ratios,...

Once your CV is as polished as it can be, your next stop will be to write a killer covering letter or email....

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We always feel that the Autumn is a time for renewal and a good time for writing (or re-writing) your CV....

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With one business quarter of the annual calendar to go, this is the best time to start considering your...

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There are all sorts of reasons people take a career break, but one of the most common is because their...

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Many companies state that their main objection to flexible working is that ‘it may not work for the...

We’ve been following Mayor Sadiq Khan’s Twitter feed with intent in recent months. He frequently talks about ...

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When it comes to asking for flexibility, the advice has often been to get the job first and then ask for...

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Autumn’s approaching! As working parents work out what their offspring will be getting up to in the autumn...

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If you’re in a current job but you’d like to request flexible working hours, what should you do? Well,...

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Many candidates often tell us that the summer holiday period is a massive barrier when returning to work...

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When it comes to hiring, nobody wants to get it wrong. These days, there are all sorts of aspects to...

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The job interview process is a chance for employers and candidates to get to know each other and decide...

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Job shares have always been, in our experience, one of the least preferred options of flexible working...

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If you are ready to change your future, and are looking for a new role, there are a few workshop and events...

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Part-time work often has a gender pay gap that’s twice as big as the full-time pay gap, because it’s not as...

Many businesses are focusing on the gender pay gap because new rules have come into place saying that...

A lot of employers come to us and say they simply can’t find the talent they’re looking for to fill roles. If...

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We all know that networking is a must for everyone in business, but what if you’re a returner and have been...

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If you’re planning your new year resource, have you thought about recruiting flexibly?

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Running late? Trains delayed? Didn’t leave enough time for your journey?

Whatever the reason, punctuality is...

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What’s holding your business back from recruiting? If it’s a matter of investment, keep reading. Businesses...

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If your business is looking for ways to boost productivity in 2018, it could be time to consider flexible and...

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Ten2Two has always championed flexible working – it’s what we do! In our recent Flexible Working Report we...

Have you ever been rejected for a role, and felt slightly (or more!) crushed? We’ve all been there and faced...

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Now we’re in our tenth year, it’s safe to say that we’ve amassed vast experience around helping employers to...

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We’re celebrating 10 years of flexible working this year with our  business’s tenth anniversary…

If you’ve been through the interview process and you’ve got a good feeling – or even better, you’ve been...

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On the tenth anniversary of their launch, white collar flexible working recruitment consultancy Ten2Two asked...

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When you’re planning to recruit a new flexible member of staff, where should you begin? We share our top tips...

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Whether you’re minding young children or taxiing teenagers around, if you’re seeking to get back into the...

As a flexible recruiter in London, we’re working with lots of London businesses to provide part-time and...

Our Flexible Working Survey 2017 revealed that flexible working has come a long way in the last ten years....

To celebrate ten years of Ten2Two, we conducted a Flexible Working Survey to find out how attitudes and...

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Flexible workers? You’d be mad not to hire them. How do we know? Because the benefits to business are huge –...

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Latest figures suggest employers in the UK are struggling to find candidates to fill roles. Three-quarters of...

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Our flexible and part-time work agency has been at the forefront of one accountancy’s recruitment drive for...

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The government recently promised a £5 million Returnship Programme to help more women back into work after a...

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Although more dads are entering the school playground doing drop offs and pick-ups, juggling parenting duties...

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Employees can go through many different job titles in their lives and a career change isn’t out of the...

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According to a recent report by the Women and Equalities Committee, the UK has seen a rise in the number of...

Should I hire overqualified staff or under qualified?!

When you’re faced with lots of job applications, do...

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We’ve heard that the UK is missing out on up to £170bn worth of economic benefits by not having enough women...

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The UK is missing out on up to £170bn worth of economic benefits by not having enough women in employment. So...

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When you first hire a part-time worker or employee, you might be wondering how it will all work out down the...

We regularly get asked what makes a good CV. It’s why we run our free Member workshops packed with CV tips...

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If you’re sitting there thinking that your time out of the office means you’ll never make it back there,...

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It seems everyone’s talking about returners. Many large firms are setting up returnships and hardly a day...

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If you’ve had a career break that’s longer than the standard maternity period, you’re officially a returner....

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“I've got a new job but what do I do in the summer holidays?” This is a question we’re frequently asked. So...

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It’s that time of year when, hopefully you’ll get some time off. Whether you’re on holiday lying on a beach...

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When it comes to recruitment, many employers often list a range of employee benefits to help them attract...

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Handing In Your Notice

When it comes to handing in your notice, there are definite dos and don’ts to adhere...

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The path to flexible recruitment doesn’t always start with an employee requesting to work flexibly. It...

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When you’re returning to work after having a baby, one of the biggest challenges is finding the right kind of...

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Do you know your flexible working rights as an employer? If an employee asks to work flexibly and it’s a new...

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When we revealed this year’s client and Member research, one of the popular flexible working formats was...

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You’ve been to an interview and it all went brilliantly. So why is it taking so long to hear back as to...

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If you’re thinking about having a baby, you may be wondering how on earth you will make working ‘work’ once...

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When you’re returning to work after a period of maternity leave, there’s a lot to think about. It’s likely...

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Part Two: Whether you’re thinking about returning to work after children or want to work more flexibly so you...

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Flexible working has largely been the domain of candidates returning to work after a career break.

Many job...

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Absenteeism is a major problem for many companies across the United Kingdom. It costs business a staggering...

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According to a recent survey, almost 60% of dads recently asked don’t have the confidence to ask their boss...

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It’s true in life that if you don’t ask, you don’t get. So how can you ask for a pay rise in the workplace?...

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Employers often tell us that they’re seeking someone with more than just the relevant skills for the...

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Many of our clients come to us for advice on what to ask during an interview – particularly when recruiting a...

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It might sound obvious, but when you’re recruiting for a new position within your company, it’s not just the...

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When you’re hunting for a new role, there are lots of ways you can prepare for interview stage. Here at...

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Wow!  What a fantastic evening was had by all in the company of Ten2Two and Paul Ryan last night.

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Ten2Two founder Deborah O’Sullivan explains why being ‘overqualified’ is no longer a barrier for businesses.

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We’d like to thank our Members and business professionals who completed the ‘Ten2Two Member Survey’ about the...

We’ve all known what it feels like to be sitting in the hot seat, waiting to be interviewed for a new...

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Thinking about returning to work? Or feeling that you need to build confidence in the workplace? Paul Ryan, a...

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If you’re a working mum, or about to go back to work after starting a family, you can now officially give...

At a recent Ten2Two launch event, Alita Benson, Director of People at Easyjet, talked to the audience about...

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As Cosmopolitan Magazine put it “Basically, working from home can be GREAT – for businesses, for employees,...

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