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    What we didn’t know

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    We recently invited the British Red Cross to come into our Reading office to teach some of our staff the basic skills of First Aid, we also wanted them to be able to give assistance to our already qualified First Aiders. As you know there are risks all around us and in an office environment those risks most definitely exist. Ten of us signed up for the course all with either little or no knowledge of First Aid. We thought we would share with you…

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    Drive to boost employment for women in Engineering and Construction.

    Thursday, February 5, 2015

    The government is supporting a drive to encourage more female representation in some of the UK’s most male-dominated sectors, such as Construction and Engineering. Despite the many benefits that working in this way can bring – such as flexible hours and the ability for contractors to set their own pay rates – these fields tend to be dominated by male members of staff, perhaps due to long-ingrained stereotypes. However, employment minister Esther McVey wants to see these views overhauled and the construction and engineering industries…

  • Watch your career grow with us!

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014
  • Employee Appreciation Day!

    It’s the little things that make a big difference!

    Friday, March 7, 2014

    Its employee appreciation day on Friday (March 7Th) and it got me thinking about what Orion does to show their appreciation, not just too individual staff members but from a wider team prospective. I originally starting writing about how generous we are with company pension contributions and how your holiday allowance increases with your length of service health and most importantly how everyone is paid so handsomely!! But after a bit of research I quickly realised all employers do that these days, don’t they? Let’s…

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    8 Great Gas Safety Tips!

    Monday, September 16, 2013

    We rely on our gas boilers, cookers and fires to keep warm, have hot baths and showers and cook hot meals. It’s important that gas appliances are safety checked every year and regularly serviced to help keep us safe and prevent them from breaking down when we need them the most. We have some great Gas Safety tips from Gas safe register for your home:   Always use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit, fix and service gas appliances in your home – it’s the law and…

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The benefits of volunteering

Aside from the obvious feel-good factor from giving your time to a worthy cause, volunteering has a number of key benefits for your career which make it well worth considering. Not only is it a great way to gain practical experience (something which can be extremely frustrating when lacking from your CV), volunteering can also help you stand out from the crowd and learn practical skills which will make you more desirable for prospective employers. Here are just a few of the key benefits of…

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Maximising your LinkedIn Status

Why do some status updates get significantly better engagement than others? That’s one of the main questions LinkedIn were asking on their Talent Blog last week in a bid to discover what you can do to maximise the engagement of your own Company or Career Page status updates. Because, while we know that following certain best practices will get you, on average, more engagement, for example: Including a video in your update can increase engagement by 74% Including a link in your update can increase engagement by 84%…

The top10 toughest interview questions

Can you calculate how many tennis balls are used during the course of Wimbledon? Can you estimate the total number of cars in the UK? If so, you may have just helped yourself get a new job. These are just two of the UK’s Top 10 Tough Interview Questions for 2015, among tens of thousands of interview questions shared by UK job candidates on Glassdoor, the jobs and career community, over the past year. This list features some of the most challenging, unexpected and odd…

6 Top tips: how to use social media to get a job

Need help with your online presence?  We have some excellent advice for you.   Clean up your online profile First, if you have decided to use your current personal social media accounts for the purposes of your job search, I would advise clearing up any digital dirt such as photos you’d rather not be judged on. Any comments or interactions that could potentially reflect badly on you etc. We all have a personal life; this is a window into who we are, however, you just…

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