6 Feb 2013

Sign seen recently in Romsey warning of roadworks: “Business’s Open As Usual”. Who writes these?

3 Oct 2011

As from 1 October The Agency Workers Regulations came into effect giving temporary staff the same basic rights as permanent staff after 12 weeks in the same employment. Although this is good news for agency staff in that it is a welcome improvement in working condition...

4 Aug 2011

Email received yesterday from a company needing VERY URGENT – no need to shout – four calls to be transcribed by the end of the day. Providing the length of the recording time is far more useful as I can then gauge how long the transcription will take and this also avo...

18 May 2011

No, no mention of apostrophes this time. Attended the TVBA Ceremony at The Lights in Andover and what an enjoyable evening it turned out to be.

2 Feb 2011

I recently revised and typed up a CV for a customer and it served as a reminder of some important points to bear in mind when putting together this document. Nowadays, when competition for jobs is so fierce, your CV must catch the eye of the prospective employer and no...

2 Nov 2010

Contribution from a listener of Radio 2 this morning. Overheard in a shop, “Do you sell thick boys socks?” or “Do you sell thick boy’s socks?” In the first instance, hopefully this isn’t a form of discrimination and, in the second, there must be more than one lad aroun...

19 Aug 2010

An advantage or, some may argue, disadvantage of being self-employed is that it is very probable that you will be working from the comfort of your own home office and are therefore ‘off site’. This could mean some anxiety on the part of a client who cannot physically s...

26 Jun 2010

A recent report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has shown that employers are recognising again the importance of using agency workers for both short and long term employment, and 86% expect the use of temporary staff to continue or grow in the n...

26 Jun 2010

Even the BBC can trip up over the proper use of the apostrophe as witnessed in last week’s episode of Panorama entitled It Shouldn’t Happen at a Vets’. Watching film of the poor animals in distress was bad enough but the programme also included some captions in which t...

21 Jun 2010

How many times have you seen poor grammar, spelling or punctuation that left you with a poor impression of a business?  Whether it is merely the garden centre selling fushias or the letter from the bank putting it’s apostrophes in the wrong place, this type of error is...

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