Am I Entitled To Take A Career Break

A career break is generally a prolonged, unpaid period away from the workplace – for several months or even several years – and is taken for many different reasons. This article looks at the reasons people choose to take a career break, whether you are entitled to take a career break and have your job ‘kept’ for you until your return, and issues that you may face when returning to work after a career break.

Career breaks are usually taken voluntarily and can be taken by men or women, by full or part-time workers, and by senior managers or more junior members of staff. Reasons for taking a career break are numerous and include taking time off work to have children or spend more time with your family, taking time off to travel the world, spending time taking care of a sick or elderly relative, time off to deal with personal problems or taking time off to retrain or take further academic qualifications.

Employers are not legally entitled to agree to your request to take a career break. That is to say, your employer cannot prevent you from terminating your employment contract with them if that is what you wish to do but they are under no legal obligation to keep the position open for you until you choose to return. It is down to the discretion of your employer as to whether your position is kept open for you and it will be up to you to discuss matters fully with your employer and explain the reasons that you wish to take a career break and why you think your position should be left open for you. Some employers, as is advisable, have a policy on how requests for career breaks are dealt with and the circumstances under which they are granted, or not granted. You should ask your employer for a copy of this policy as this may give you some idea as to how your request to take a career break will be received.

B2b Marketing Must Solve The Customer’s Problems

B2B marketing (business to business marketing) could be referred to as one company supplying goods or services to another business, instead of selling to the consumer. Now days, B2B e-mail marketing is certainly an economical strategy.

Several techniques & strategies are used for this kind of marketing compared to business to consumer marketing (B2C Marketing).

Fundamentally, the focus of B2C marketing is on impulse buying.

If You Aren’t Using Great Sales Jokes Then You Are Losing Sales

If you are in sales and you are not using humour in your presentations then you are missing the boat. Experts have known for years that humorous jokes and stories can help you establish relationships, defuse difficult situations, and get your customers to be more open to hearing what you have to say.

The trouble is, many people who have not used humour before are afraid to. There is always the danger that your great sales jokes could fall flat but if you do a little preparation and homework you will be sure to get the reaction you are looking for.

Of course you aren’t going to become a top notch stand up comedian over night. The truth is you don’t really want to or need to. This is business and your goal is far different from that of the professional comedian. Your goal is to be professional yet appealing and funny. Even if you don’t have a natural affinity to humour you can take advantage of great sales joke in order to spice up your sales material.

ANB Promotions Ltd gets the prestigious Marketing Company of the Year award

ANB Promotions Ltd makes news by bagging the prestigious Marketing Company of the Year award at the Appco Group Convention 2010. The Managing Director of the company Mark Cox picked up the award amidst thunderous applause. Mark waxes eloquent on having won the award- -I believe the award isn’t based on the last twelve months; the results we’ve achieved in the last year are a by product of the environment in the office: it’s been set up like a training school rather than just a sales office, with a sales-based trainer. I’m a believer in showing the FRs what is possible, not only over one, two, or three months, but consistently setting the pace to show them it’s possible to have fifty FRs in a Marketing Company and consistently do 200 sales a week.- ANB Promotions has been delivering great results with its campaigns, thanks to the earnest efforts of Mark Cox and the team. Mark says, -I demand high standards from myself. I am not afraid to demand the same from those around me. I teach my people early on how to have a first gen on their team. I have a full-time Recruitment Manager to ensure this happens. It’s important to have a consistent stream of new starters each week.- ANB Promotions, based in Birmingham, has a long way to go in direct marketing. Says Mark Cox, who is also the founder of the company, -My mission is to open offices across the globe creating incredible opportunities for the people working alongside us. I’m a great believer in people and hold the firm belief that individuals can achieve much more than they’d ever believed possible under the right guidance and training-. The company, launched in 1997 in Plymouth, goes ahead with the philosophy that everyone deserves the opportunity of a new beginning and the chance to succeed. ANB Promotions Ltd has been providing the best of face-to-face commercial service to many household names across a range of industries from hospitality and leisure to utilities and telecoms.

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