Claire Leigh

Rising up | When & how to ask for a pay rise

Despite asking for pay rises as often as men, women are less likely to receive a pay increase than their male counterparts, according to research carried out by Warwick Economics. Requesting a pay rise can be a difficult conversation, but approaching it in the right way is key to a successful outcome. Here, Claire Leigh,...
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Don’t forget about the introverts

It sometimes seems like introverts have the odds stacked against them during job interviews. Because of their reserved nature, they don’t usually make as big an impact as an extrovert on first impression and are sometimes unable to answer questions as quickly as their more outgoing counterparts. Job candidates need not worry though. Just because...
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Promoting working mothers

In 2016, Citizens Advice reported a 58 per cent increase in the number of women needing advice on maternity discrimination issues. Despite employment rights being protected by law whilst on maternity leave, many women worry that taking leave will negatively affect their career. Here, Claire Leigh director at Brampton Recruitment, discusses how career progression can...
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