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Payara Works With Local Council to offer Junior Internship Placements (JIP)

Worcestershire County Council recognised that students needed to get a clearer understanding of the workplace and created the Junior Internship Program. It offers placements to students at local sixth form colleges the opportunity to work with an employer for up to 2 years, gaining experience of an industry that interests them, and being mentored by employees keen to help develop young people entering the work force. At Payara, we have 3 JIPs who have all been assigned mentors who are currently Degree Apprentices. The apprentices offer monthly mentoring sessions and will work with the JIP student during the work experience block. See what Olga, one of our JIP students has to say!

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Payara Hosts Coding Workshop at Local High School.

On Wednesday 12th February, Payara held a programming and coding skills workshop for a number of students at local high school, Dyson Perrins CofE Academy, Worcestershire ,UK.

Led by two of our Degree Apprentices, Cuba Stanley and Matt Gill, the Devoxx4Kids seminar provided a group of students aged 13-14 with the opportunity to expand their tech and electronics knowledge through a range of fun activities, including creative programming and coding music.

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Payara Week 2020: Madeira, Portugal

Although every Payaran is currently working from home in response to Coronavirus, the whole team is still buzzing from Payara Week, held on the stunning sub-tropical island of Madeira. While this is our fourth annual Payara Week, it’s our first time hosting the event outside England. Flying everyone out to Funchal, Madeira gave the whole Payara crew the opportunity for a warm, sunny break from late winter (though it felt more like home to our equatorial crewmember).

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Why are HR Policies and Procedures so Important?

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 be called ‘fake’ its very hard for anyone to know good information from bad.

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UK National Apprenticeship Week – 3-7th February 2020

Apprenticeship Week is always a great opportunity for Payara to showcase what we do well – encourage and support new talent! This week our current apprentices attended a local High School Apprenticeship Fayre to raise awareness of Payara’s role as a Degree Apprenticeship provider. This face to face opportunity to share knowledge and first-hand experience of apprenticeships with both parents and students is great for recruitment and raising our business profile locally. Continue reading “UK National Apprenticeship Week – 3-7th February 2020”

Core Values:  Polaris of Company Culture

Walk into any of the silicon-valley behemoths or trendy start-ups and there’s a good chance you’ll see a colourful mural of inspiring words on the wall, an ever-present backdrop for the team as they work on objectives from the most minute to the highest level. Core values — along with mission and vision statements — have become essential for any business, especially now that the active construction of company culture has become standard.

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Video Storytelling for Business Marketing

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 in the way in which they prefer to receive the information?

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Christmas Festivities at the Malvern Office

You might have noticed that Payarans will make lots of excuses for a good time, and the energy of Christmas and New Year is as good of a reason as any to let down our proverbial hair for a bit of fun. On 6 December, Payarans in our UK office celebrated the upcoming holidays with its annual Christmas party, when all Payarans in our UK office shut down their workstations at lunchtime to spend the rest of the day having some fun and a nice meal out on the town.

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10 Good Reasons to Exhibit at a Conference and Planning Tips

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. Continue reading “10 Good Reasons to Exhibit at a Conference and Planning Tips”

Why Animation is an Important Marketing Tool

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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 practices. In that case, it’s good to change up your content every now and then and get your audience’s interest peaked. Animation is one of those solutions. Continue reading “Why Animation is an Important Marketing Tool”

Christmas in the Workplace Challenge: Ho, Ho, Ho – Rather than Woe, Woe, Woe!

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 multi-faith workplace, HR also need to be aware that not everyone will want to celebrate the Christian festival. Continue reading “Christmas in the Workplace Challenge: Ho, Ho, Ho – Rather than Woe, Woe, Woe!”

What’s in the Business 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 document that any business owner needs their organisation to have …the financial statement. Continue reading “What’s in the Business Financial Statement?”

Eat All the Cake! Payara Hosts Another Successful Cake Sale for Macmillan Cancer Support

If you are a regular reader of our Fish Food for Thought Blogs, you probably already know that the Payarans can’t say no to a cake 😉 So, once again, we decided to turn our love for cake into something useful and last Friday, the 18th of October, we took part in the Macmillan Coffee Morning, selling a huge variety of home-baked cakes! Continue reading “Eat All the Cake! Payara Hosts Another Successful Cake Sale for Macmillan Cancer Support”

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