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Hidden Gems of London: Speakeasies part 2

By Anna Zilli · Jun 15, 2021

We are back! Did you miss us? In case you did, don't worry, in this article, we will reveal to you more hidden bars in London, so let's get started. ... Continue reading

Pioneering the living wage

By Max Denis · May 27, 2021

We at gigl are pleased to be recognised for our work in championing the London living wage and are honoured to be one of this year’s nominees in the Living Foundation Awards. To our employees and users of our platform, the living wage symbolizes security, strength and opportunity. While we recognise it is not always possible for employers to pay the living wage, we encourage all to advocate for a fairer, more rewarding, and booming jobs market.... Continue reading

Being Authentic Online

By Chris Jones · May 23, 2021

Being our best selves online can have its perks. We can choose to post the most flattering profile pictures, boast about our latest win at work and filter out all of the negativity in our lives so that what other people see (and think) of us is that we are consistent - and always - happy, productive, and winning.... Continue reading

We're All Going On A...Summer Voluntary

By Christian Ayerst · May 19, 2021

So five months after Brexit, the dust is beginning to settle. Progress is being made in the fight against COVID. Normality isn’t quite back - but things are looking a little brighter than a few months earlier. Especially with summer around the corner.... Continue reading

10 Step Guide To Getting A Job

By Tyler Malcolm · May 12, 2021

When finding and getting a new job must be a considered and structured approach, otherwise you will waste time, get frustrated, and potentially miss the perfect opportunity for you. Here are 10 steps that may help with the process.... Continue reading

Evolution of virtual recruitment and it’s future

By Ellie Manning · May 5, 2021

Many companies are planning how their employees can safely return to the office. If the UK government’s roadmap out of lockdown is successful, restrictions on social contact could be removed by 21 June, which could indicate a good point in time where legally companies can ask their employees to return. But what will the future workplace look like?... Continue reading

Common Signs Of Stress You Are Unaware Of!

By Tyler Malcolm · May 2, 2021

2020 was one hell of a year. The events that have accrued throughout the year has undoubtedly created a deposit of stress within all of us. Some may be very intuned with their personal stress level however many of us go unaware of the build-up. Managing stress is a crucial part of our personal well being. If you are able to identify and understand stress, you will ensure positive benefits on your personal well being. ... Continue reading

Rebuilding the Gen Z Workforce

By Max Denis · Apr 23, 2021

As you walk through the city centre, you can hear the rowdy cheers and exclamations of pub-goers once more. Bars packed with people, pedestrians crowding the streets; it’s a reminder of how life was before the pandemic and it sure brings a smile to the onlooker’s face. ... Continue reading

Avoiding Work-From-Home Procrastination

By Max Denis · Apr 19, 2021

While the pandemic has shut down communal offices, for most companies, the show must go on. Yet remote working has a number of pitfalls that are increasingly affecting workers’ productivity.... Continue reading

Hidden Gems of London: a guide to the most secret speakeasies

By Anna Zilli · Apr 15, 2021

Have you ever been to one of the hidden bars in London? Now that everything is slowly going back to normality it is your chance to go explore one of the most secret bars in the British capital. ... Continue reading

Deliver Who?

By Christian Ayerst · Apr 11, 2021

Last week Deliveroo listed its shares for sale on London’s stock market. Things didn’t go quite to plan: when trading opened shares were available at 390p each; before falling 30% in value and ending the day at 284p - a 14% decrease in value. ... Continue reading

Somewhere Uber The Rainbow...But No Pot O’Gold At The End

By Christian Ayerst · Apr 5, 2021

As a follow up to our post on the supreme court judgement against Uber, we look at what has happened since this and what it could possibly mean.... Continue reading

They Think It’s All Uber...It Is Now!

By Christian Ayerst · Feb 25, 2021

It’s appropriate that in an age when VAR decisions are hot topics in football, the employment law equivalent has just been made by the highest court (Supreme Court) in the United Kingdom. ... Continue reading

25k and Growing!

By Chris Jones · Feb 18, 2021

We can’t quite believe it. We are so excited about the fact we have reached 25,000 downloads. This is an amazing milestone for us and reinforces our belief that there is a better way to find work.... Continue reading

Brexit Means: Not Quite Sure

By Christian Ayerst · Feb 15, 2021

Brexit has brought so much uncertainty to the market and has created soo many questions. We thought it would be a great idea to get our legal specialist, Christian to look at what it could mean to people.... Continue reading

Video CVs are the Future

By Chris Jones · Feb 3, 2021

“Video CVs are the future” These are the words of Aidan Draper, whose video CV has gone viral after he decided to ditch the traditional route of CVs and paper-based applications.... Continue reading

Keeping A Positive Mindset Going Into 2021

By Chris Jones · Dec 23, 2020

As 2020 draws to a close and we reflect on what has undoubtedly been a difficult year for us all, we’re also given the opportunity to look at the year with a positive perspective, and to look ahead to 2021 with some optimism.... Continue reading

Getting a job in the current market

By James Hudson · Nov 23, 2020

The job market in 2020 has evolved beyond recognition. It looks like it will continue to evolve. How do you prepare for a completely new job market going forwards?... Continue reading

Health and Wellbeing

By James Hudson · Nov 18, 2020

When we created 'jobfest' we wanted to ensure we helped people with all aspects of working life, finding work and staying healthy during the process. You are only able to be your best if you look after your health.... Continue reading

Our new videographer

By Chris Jones · Oct 18, 2020

Hi - my name’s Chris, and I’m excited to introduce myself as Gigl’s new Videographer, Business and Marketing Intern. It’s been a couple of weeks since I opened the Gigl app for the first time and sent off my video application for the internship. As I was hired through their own app, I'd like to share my firsthand account of the process. ... Continue reading

Gig economy workers

By Ignas Knizikevicius · Oct 5, 2020

The world of work has changed considerably and the gig economy is definitely on the rise. Based on flexible temporary contracts and taking advantage of the ever-expanding possibilities provided by technology, the gig economy seems to be the answer for workers and businesses looking to become more adaptable and meet fast-changing demands. ... Continue reading

Being a founder of a startup

By Dan Hudson · Aug 7, 2020

What is it like to turn your idea/dream/wish into a fully-fledged business, delivering for clients and customers, whilst building your teams internally?... Continue reading

5 Great Tips For Gig Workers!

By Tyler Malcolm · Aug 7, 2020

Gig work or non-traditional work consists of income earned outside of traditional, long term employee-employer relationships. A non-traditional consistency of work has its own pros and cons. This blog post will take a look at five of the major things to consider as a gig worker. ... Continue reading

Legal considerations of being a gig worker

By Christian Ayerst · Aug 7, 2020

Are you looking for a part-time job? Is it as easy as find a job, book on, turn-up and get paid? Almost! Working flexibly in the gig economy can be financially and personally rewarding - but be aware of the issues to best protect yourself! ... Continue reading