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Campaign Aims to Help Businesses Keep Good Records

A major campaign is being launched this month to help small businesses and the self-employed get their books in order. Office supplies expert Staples is supporting HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in an innovative partnership that aims to promote and encourage good, accurate record-keeping habits. Many people don’t realise that a change in the law, introduced last year, means that there are penalties if you do not to take reasonable care with financial paperwork. The campaign is designed to get over some of the hurdles of record keeping. The message is simple – ‘do a little, do it often’. To link all the material together a visual of a mountain runs across all material – from in-store to online – reinforcing the point that leaving things to the last minut... »

Retailer Steps in with Free CVs for Job Seekers

Retailer Steps in with Free CVs for Job Seekers

As the class of 2009 leaves formal education this month – an estimated 300,000 graduates and 400,000 school leavers – Staples is today launching a free CV service to help make the search for work a little easier. The world’s largest office products company took the decision to provide free CVs after news that the UK’s jobless total had reached a 12-year high of 2.261 million, with the unemployment rate for 18-24 year olds particularly worrying at 16.6%. Staples Head of Marketing Yetunde Ige said: “We don’t believe in sitting back and waiting for someone else to make a difference. We believe in going out there and doing it ourselves. “It’s the toughest job market in recent history. People looking for work need all the help they can get and a f... »