Wrong Trousers Day

June 29 sees ‘Wrong Trousers Day’, which of course the bunch will be more than happy to celebrate! But, what’s it all about? Wrong Trousers Day is an event held by Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation to support critically ill babies and children. It started in 1997, with the intention of raising the capital to…

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World Parkinson’s Day

April 11 sees World Parkinson’s day, an initiative close to Kat’s heart… In January this year, Neil Diamond announced that he was ending his 50th anniversary tour early after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and many of his fans donated their ticket refunds to Parkinson’s research. Other famous celebrities, past and present, diagnosed with the condition…

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World Alzheimer’s month

September marks World Alzheimer’s Month,  so Nicki decided to do a bit of fact-finding for this all-too-common disease. Alzheimer’s disease (named after Alois Alzheimer, the doctor who first described it), is the most common cause of dementia. Symtoms include memory loss and confusion as well as difficulties with thinking and everyday activities.  They occur because the…

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Why you shouldn’t leave team performance to chance

Mark recently published an article on the HR Director website on how inspiring leaders can achieve outstanding results by walking the talk, focusing on feedback and coaching to develop their teams. If the recent General Election in the UK has taught us anything, it would be how leaders who are inspiring AND who have the…

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Why tone of voice matters but often fails

Lucy was reading some terms and conditions recently (well she started to; she didn’t get to the bottom because they were far too boring) and it occurred to her that they didn’t reflect the organisation they belonged to. I know that businesses need to include the ‘small-print’ somewhere, but I’ve heard that the most common…

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Which social media platform are you?

In our bold and daring Rambutan way, we’ve matched our ideas on what your social media avatar might look like, depending on which social media channel rocks your world. Can you see yourself in our descriptions? Rambutan’s favourite social media sites are Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook – probably in that order! Twitter is great for…

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