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Digital marketing planning: five top tips

Digital marketing can have huge potential for businesses of all sizes. To make the most of it, it’s important to think strategically and plan carefully. Follow these tips for planning your digital marketing: 1) Build relationships – by building digital relationships with your customers you can encourage brand loyalty and increase your profits. Consider content marketing tactics as part of your digital marketing campaign. Use …

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Employing and Supporting Older Workers

As the UK population ages, there will be an increase in people working longer and past the traditional retirement age. Older workers will account for a growing proportion of the workforce. By 2020 it is estimated that people aged 50 and over will comprise almost a third of the working-age population compared to 24 per cent in 2011 [Department for Work and …

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Cookstown Enterprise Centre – The Exploring Enterprise Programme

The Exploring Enterprise Programme is a programme which allows participants to look at whether self-employment is right for them or alternatively get back into full time employment. This is a free program and does not affect any entitlements. Participants of the program will earn a CCEA Level 1 Qualification in Understanding Business Enterprise. The programme will take place in October …

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Health and Safety at Work

For health and safety at work queries, contact the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland’s Freephone Helpline on 0800 0320 121.  They also produce online guidance on health and safety issues, both general and sector specific, and provide an e-mail inquiry service. Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland  Freephone helpline 0800 0320 121 The Citizens Advice Bureau  can be a further …

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Advice on Employment Rights

Whether you’re an employer or an employee, if you are looking for free and confidential assistance with your employment rights, you can contact the Labour Relations Agency’s Enquiry Point .  However the Agency does not offer advice on the merits of an individual complaint. Labour Relations Agency  www.lra.org.uk Telephone 028 9032 1442  (Belfast) or  028 7126 9639 (Derry/Londonderry) Equality or …

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Employment Legislation

Legislation Information about employment law specific to Northern Ireland can be found on the website of the Department for Employment and Learning. http://www.delni.gov.uk/index/er/employment-law-2.htm

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Training and learning for work

Learning for work Whether you are looking for a job or looking to get on in your career, improving your skills for work can open up new opportunities. There is a huge range of courses available. Some are free, and you may qualify for financial help. There is also plenty of free advice to help you decide what is right for …

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Working in Northern Ireland

Introduction to working in Northern Ireland People who work in the United Kingdom have a number of employment rights and responsibilities – find out what they are and where to get further information. Getting started If you’re not from the United Kingdom or another part of the European Union, you’ll usually need permission to work and may require a work permit. …

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Update Your CV

Jobseekers are hurting their chances of securing new employment by not spending enough time on their CV, according to a survey. The most common mistake is sending a general CV to employers, rather than tailoring it to a specific role, according to research by the National Careers Service. Two thirds of careers advisers said this stopped people securing new jobs. …

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