The Gig Economy and Freelancers: The Benefits for Businesses
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Thursday 20th February 2020

The Gig Economy and Freelancers: The Benefits for Businesses

The gig economy is hitting the headlines at the moment, with increasing numbers of employees opting for freelance positions over more traditional contracts. Today, more than 42% of Britains self-employed workers are freelancers. That’s 6% of the UK workforce as a whole!...


Under Two Months Until the NMW Increase Means a Pay Rise for Millions
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Sunday 16th February 2020

Under Two Months Until the NMW Increase Means a Pay Rise for Millions

It has been widely reported that the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage is increasing for millions. It is also expected that tax cuts (this, of course, could change with the expected budget in March 2020) will be coming into effect on the 6th of April 2020....


4 Key Reasons to Focus on Mental Health Issues in the Workplace
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Tuesday 04th February 2020

4 Key Reasons to Focus on Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

Mental Health issues are common in everyday life, Including within the workplace. Employers can’t hide from mental health issues, which are fast becoming an epidemic across workforces in the UK.  No longer can companies turn a blind eye; employ...


How To Decline a Job Offer
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Thursday 30th January 2020

How To Decline a Job Offer

It’s funny isn’t it; the majority of stuff written about jobs relates to how to get a job – how to write a good job application, how to answer interview questions, basically how to put yourself in the best position to secure the job you want....


How to find a job
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Wednesday 29th January 2020

How to find a job

It’s that time again.  You are looking for a new job or perhaps you are looking to secure your first job. Either way, exciting times lie ahead!...


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Tuesday 21st January 2020

Does the amount you earn directly affect your mental health?

So, you know someone who earns the big bucks.  They have it all – a big house, a nice car, several foreign holidays every year, a wardrobe full of designer clothes.  Someone like this must have an easy, stress-free life – right?...


4 Tips To Improve Your Career Everyday
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Wednesday 15th January 2020

4 Tips To Improve Your Career Everyday

Never assume that you are a master of your career and that you have nothing more to learn; gaining as much knowledge as possible is essential to reach the top. What you will find below is a list of the most significant things I have learnt from others. We might learn things quickly, but sometimes w...


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Thursday 02nd January 2020

Minimum Wage Increase April 2020

The UK Government has announced that the National Living Wage (the minimum wage for over 25s) is to increase by 6.2% in April 2020....


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Tuesday 03rd December 2019

Worry, worry, worry, it’s all I seem to do these days.

There are general topics that most of us worry about much of the time; we often worry weekly, daily and even hourly. These issues can be overwhelming and the quicker we get to grips with our concerns, the easier they can be to manage....


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Tuesday 03rd December 2019

Actions to Take Now to Help Combat Stress at Work

There is no easy answer for how to relieve stress at work, but it’s important that we learn how to manage it.  We must learn how to manage our frustrations as not every aspect is within our control but we should take responsibility for the parts that we can control. ...


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Sunday 17th November 2019

How to make your application stand out from the crowd

We have outlined below some tips to help you along the way when applying for a new position.  Everyone has their own reasons as to why they are looking to move to a new role, but how do you apply for the job and get chosen over the rest? How to apply for the job and get chosen over the rest? ...


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Sunday 17th November 2019

How To Write a Personal Statement

Some positions you apply for, and some of the companies you will interact with, will use a standard job application form in order to obtain the same information from all candidates.  Candidates can then be evaluated using the same criteria. ...


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Tuesday 17th September 2019

Work like a Recruiter - The alternative way to apply for jobs

If you search the internet for “help applying for jobs” you will find lots of insightful articles providing lots of similar information on the best way to apply for jobs. If you take the advice and guidance offered, the chances are you will find a job, but you can make life a lot easier ...


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Sunday 15th September 2019

How To Complete A Successful Job Application Form in 4 Steps

Whilst some positions you apply for will require you to submit your CV with a covering letter / email, many companies will ask you to complete a standard application form.  Some companies (often larger companies with a high volume of applications or those filling graduate positions) prefer thei...


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Sunday 08th September 2019

Cover letter structure: 6 essential steps

Writing about yourself can be tough, but it’s essential during a job search. Your CV is where you explain your job history, skills and qualifications, but your cover letter gives you room to elaborate on the important details, and explain why you’re the ideal person for the job. ...