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Conversations with the Crew: Meet Sophie Branfield

As we head into the New Year three mince pies at a time, our HQ team – as well as our stomachs – is growing. It’s an exciting time focusing on future goals as well as festive cheer. This month we welcome Sophie Branfield as our new Head of Talent. She has galloped into HQ from the home counties, so

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This Girl Can – 101 Ways Intern Talks Getting Women into STEM

Araminta Bos-Rich is a Bath native, horse lover (she has one that at 26 years, is older than her) and was one of 101 Ways’ summer interns. Although she had to leave to go back to university, we didn’t really want to let her go because she brought us doughnuts, was really helpful to the team during her time here. 

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IR35 – What You Need to Know Right Now and How We'll Protect You

Outside of Brexit, IR35 is the buzzword in the UK at the moment. As you’re no doubt aware, the UK Government is proposing that the public sector changes to the IR35 rules are rolled out substantively in the private sector from 6 April 2020. It means that responsibility for deciding IR35 status lies with the ‘client’, not the ‘contractor’. Due

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Conversations with the Crew: Meet Heidi Anderson

Thus far, our three-strong Client Partner Team was made up of people who’s names begin with a ‘J’. While always a fan of alliteration, it was time to mix it up and add the inimitable Heidi Anderson to the mix. A London native, Heidi and her family packed their bags four years ago, made for the picturesque Sussex coast and

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Networking, Small Talk and Being Out of Your Comfort Zone

I’m Ally – Head of Talent at 101 Ways – and I have a fear of small talk. That might be surprising to hear considering I get paid to talk for a living and often have to call people I’ve never spoken to before. But when I admit to people that I dread networking events, even with almost a decade’s

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Interning at 101 Ways: On the Code to Success

It’s summer, it’s hot – you’d be forgiven for wanting to spend every waking hour next to a fan / water fountain / igloo. But one young woman, shunned the sun and braved the Northern Line every day just to join us at HQ for a week and find out what it’s really like to be a 101-er. Here she

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What Peter Andre Taught Me About My Anxiety

I’ve suffered with anxiety throughout most of my life, but it wasn’t until a decade ago that I even knew that’s what it was. And oddly, I have Peter Andre to thank for that. While it would be fair to assume that another chart comeback post-Insania / A Whole New World remake is enough to cause nightmares, it wasn’t that.

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Management, Anxiety and Feeling Like an Imposter

My mother calls me several times during the day and when I answer it’s usually to tell me about the latest Duchess of Sussex gossip or something silly my brother has done. And yet every time I have to say the same thing: “Mum, I’m at work, I can’t talk now”. I guess it’s funny for our parents to think

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WTF is Networking – Why You Should ‘Just Do It’

Remember how Beyoncé could help you network? Well according to professional community builder and speaker at our last WTF event Samantha Hepburn, so can the slogans of global sports brands. In terms of excuses, Sam has heard them all, from the clichéd (and mistaken!) ‘I have nothing to offer’ to the more nuanced fears that come with being introverted or anxious.

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101 Ways Supports #LeaveYourMark Campaign for International Women's Day

Happy International Women’s Day 2019! We have an incredible crew of female employees and consultants here at 101 Ways – accomplished, successful and all round wonder women.   Thanks to the #LeaveYourMark campaign, we want to ‘lift them up for the world to see’. So we rallied the troops and asked them to share what makes these women not only

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