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HOW TO USE APOSTROPHES (ARTICLE THREE)

HERE we go again, on our soapbox, but cringing as we go. (Is that how you spell “cringing”? Is it a real word? You see, paranoia takes over when you preach to others.) Last month's Changing Course was not a rod for our own back. No-one wrote to tell us about our own grammatical or spelling mistakes. Unfortunately, Sue at Stena Line spotted an errant “it's” in place of what would have been an unobtrusive “its”….

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AGENCY WORKERS – EMPLOYMENT STATUS DECISION

Hilda worked for three years for a London council, which employed her through one agency then a second agency. She fell ill in 2004 and was absent from work. When she returned she found that her role had been filled by another worker from her agency…

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HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED

HOW TO get rid of those annoying lines across the page when typing a Word document? You know, the ones that appeared out of nowhere, or that you inserted by typing “—” and then hitting the “Enter” key but now won't go away. Well, we've just found out and it was such a wonderful moment, we thought we should share it with you….

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ISN'T SHIPPING GREAT?

THERE can't be many other industries that are so inextricably and directly linked to global trade and without which global trade would just grind to a halt.

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GETTING SWEATY ON CANVEY ISLAND

THE date? 14th June 2008. The time? 1pm. The event? The Making Waves Triathlon Challenge 2008. The cause? The Mission to Seafarers. The place? Canvey Island in Essex…

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8 OUT OF 10 GRADUATES ONLY SEARCH FOR JOBS ONLINE

According to Reed, 8 out of 10 is the number of graduates who only use the internet to search for jobs. Reed say that just 3% scour newspaper advertisements for jobs, 57% spend less than an hour researching companies before interview and 9% of graduates don't do any research prior to interviews…

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HOW TO USE APOSTROPHES (ARTICLE TWO)

WE are still slightly embarrassed to be running articles on this subject, but daily examples of apostrophe violence in CVs, emails, job descriptions and so on, give us the courage to press ahead against the snow storm of having better things to do.

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RECRUITMENT

CONGRATULATIONS to Spinnaker's Nicola Melas, who has been promoted to Manager of our Professional Services recruitment team. Nic has worked in recruitment for “too many” years…

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