Losing staff? Are you being loved or loving enough?

Truffle work with some truly awesome companies that go that extra mile to retain their staff, we equally work with some demoralised people in finding their future careers. After our 15 years in the consultancy world we are yet to know everything but have learnt a thing or two. Like all successful relationships your work ones need the same nurturing, …

The Gift of Sales – how to sell yourself in an interview

Having spent my twenties working in PR and then my early thirties recruiting in this area, I’ve seen quite a lot of changes in how we work. I remember the day when I used to fax, yes FAX, press releases to the national travel desks in the hope of the smallest of mentions for a car rental sale or latest …

50 shades of grey in London – Our dress code debate

Truffle have moved to Blackfriars. We are now part-time shipmates on the HMS President. Having grown up near the coast, there is nothing more cathartic than the gentle bob of a ferry passing. Between The Strand and Blackfriars you go from a rainbow of colour to shades of grey. Yes, it is more office than retail equating to less vibrant …

Is your LinkedIn photo attracting the right attention?

Your choice of LinkedIn photo is more important than you may think – As someone who runs a mile when a camera lens is pointed in their direction, I do not have an abundance of pictures to choose from. In my current offering I was caught in the background at a wedding. Being oblivious to the photographer I did not …

Turning 30 – Top things to consider when changing jobs

I am 29 and turning the big 3-0 next year, to me this feels like a huge change! My carefree, child free, mortgage free twenties will soon be behind me. It’s a landmark age! Is it also a landmark career age? During your 20s you will have been through the ‘junior’ stage, you will have cut your teeth in your chosen field, learned to talk the talk …

Is it our fault that Andy Murray is out of Wimbledon?

I have never been a great fan of Tennis. In honesty thought it was a bit dull. HOWEVER last year I stood with a very restricted view on ‘Murray Mound’ at Wimbledon to watch a nail biting semi-final between Andy Murray and Jerzy Janowicz. I’m not sure he could hear my cheers from behind the hedge but I willed him …