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  • Creating the Payara Design System 23 Mar 2020

    At Payara Services we have many different applications and web-based projects that all need to be unified under our brand. Ideally, someone should be able to recognise a Payara app even if they can’t see our logo. For this to happen, we need to create consistency in the UI (User Interface) across our projects. Enter […]

  • Why are HR Policies and Procedures so Important? 19 Mar 2020


    It looks like we are in the middle of a global crisis – COVID-19 – and politicians, health officials and your social media influences are all shouting ‘Doom to the world’. There is so much information out there, most causing fear and panic rather than help and advice. In a world where any news can […]

  • Holding it All Together – The Office Manager 11 Feb 2020

    Am I the Office Manager or….. the Administrative Officer, Office Services Coordinator, Administrative Services Coordinator, Administrative Support?………yes, it is all very confusing as there are so many titles for this invaluable role.

  • Video Storytelling for Business Marketing 13 Jan 2020

    HyperWallet Video testimonial

    More than half of marketing professionals rely on video marketing techniques (according to Hubspot) because… well, because they work! Plus, more than 50% of consumers prefer to watch video content over receiving emails, reading blog posts, or viewing marketing messages on social media – so why wouldn’t you want to communicate with your prospective customers […]

  • Let Me Sell You on our Corporate Values 20 Dec 2019

    Picture of Stuart

    Our Payara corporate values are the guiding principles on which we base our relationships and drive our approach with the community, our customers, and our internal affairs. Our seven values are based on; Community, Excellence, Growth, Openness, Initiative, Passion and Trust.

  • Christmas Jumper Day 2019 19 Dec 2019

    Christmas Jumper day

    Who doesn’t love the opportunity to wear a festive sweater and raise money for a fantastic charity at the same time? Payarans this year had great fun coming into our Malvern office, donning their varied Christmas sweaters and donating towards –

  • 10 Good Reasons to Exhibit at a Conference and Planning Tips 11 Dec 2019

    Jadon at a conference stand

    Since joining the Payara Marketing Team I have had the pleasure of attending tech conferences and events all over the world. But the company doesn’t send me to these events just to fulfill my wanderlust. They are an extremely expensive form of field marketing, especially when compared to other digital options.

  • Why Animation is an Important Marketing Tool 10 Dec 2019

    Animation is a great way to get into the world of marketing. In today’s fast-paced creative marketing world you want to do anything you can to get your product recognized. A simple written announcement is not enough to create hype around your product anymore. Even your loyal customers would get bored of your never changing […]

  • Christmas in the Workplace Challenge: Ho, Ho, Ho – Rather than Woe, Woe, Woe! 05 Dec 2019

    christmas in the workplace concerns

    Christmas for most people is a time of fun, presents, and slight over indulgence ..but for some it can be a time of worry, increased stress, or loneliness. The HR team needs to be aware of these aspects of Christmas as not all staff are going to be feeling the traditional Christmas cheer. In the […]

  • What's in the Business Financial Statement? 05 Nov 2019

    financial statement

    Business owners are responsible for the economic prospects of their business, the buck quite literally stops with them. Keeping an eye on the daily sales and expenses while aiming towards growth will only get them so far. If growth of the business is to be approached with both foresight and insight, there is a key […]

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