Erotica laid Bare

After the global success of 50 Shades of Grey, it was only a matter of time before other authors became inspired by the newfound ‘mummy porn’ genre. Renowned author Sylvia Day is the next novelist to write an erotica novel. Entitled Bare to you, the book takes you on a similar journey charting the life of Manhattan newbie, Eva and her steamy romance with the unspeakably dashing Gideon.

The book is poised to rival E.L James hit novel and many are saying that Bared to you offers everything 50 Shades lacks. But the similarity between the two books is undeniable, twisted sexual tales of a billionaire business tycoon and a timid woman. Instead of the Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, readers are introduced to Gideon and Eva, two damaged people who are drawn together in a lustful, romantic rollercoaster.

Move over Mills and Boon, a new Day has dawned.


Are employment levels stabilising for UK temporary market?

There has been a levelling out in hiring across the temporary employment market within all three core sectors: financial services, public sector, and commerce industry, according to a new report by Venn Group; the UK’s only company dedicated to the provision of temporary and contract staff to organisations in both the private and public sectors. Employment levels are still heavily impacted by the current economic climate, but interim and temporary markets are performing well. There has been an overall decrease in hiring levels across the UK in the second quarter of 2012 compared to the first quarter, with vacancies having decreased by 4% across the board. Hiring levels are still 14% higher than the last quarter of 2011.

Within the public sector, a large number of areas are enjoying a high level of activity, for example, due to the changes within the NHS, the recruitment of temporary and interim staff has increased to ensure service is maintained.

Within the financial services, temporary vacancies have increased by 6.9% after a fall last quarter. Director of Venn’s financial services Robert McLeod has said that although there have been reports that this sector is performing badly, the interim market is still thriving as experienced professionals are being drafted in to work on projects.

Within commerce and industry, London enjoyed a healthy rise of 6.9%. Although a rise was expected in light of the Olympics, other areas have also benefitted from the games. Stan Murray Hession who looks after Venn’s operations in North West say “Businesses in Manchester are definitely capitalising on the Olympic effect” this is due to Old Trafford being a major Olympic venue.

Overall, the Olympics seem to be having a positive effect on unemployment with an increase in temporary and interim jobs.


The Future of HR!

Owning and managing around 19,000 properties, Walsall Housing Group (WHG) provides affordable, good quality homes and community based services to the local community. This makes WHG a significant employer within the region, which in turn places sizeable and growing demands on the HR team and its processes.

Walsall Housing Group opts for CIPHR+ for core HR systems and has moved on from on-premises to SaaS delivery of HR systems.

CIPHR (Computers In Personnel) is a leading supplier of HR software, payroll, absence and recruitment Solutions. It has been supplying elite people management solutions for over 29 years and remains one of the most established and trusted providers in the UK.

The phased approach taken by WHG sees the core HR systems implemented along with Notifications for improved workflow. CIPHR decisions adds real-time management reports and HR statistics, followed by employee self service facilities with CIPHR Net.

Dawn Pilbeam, System Analyst at WHG, says, “We were keen that the HR team took a leading roll in the decision process so that the chosen system had their commitment ad buy-in from the start. The general look and feel of CIPHR is good, the screens are intuitive and, with deeper scrutiny, we found that the report writing facilities are great.”

Ms Pilbeam adds, “We anticipate big time-savings from CIPHR and the reduction in paper usage will be huge. Early indications are very positive and we expect that the future implementation of CIPHR Net will take us to yet another dimension in functionality and efficiency.”

Everyday, some of the UK’s largest and most respected organisations, small businesses, charities and public sector bodies rely on CIPHR to effectively manage their employee data. It proved a unique breed of sophisticated integrated HR software solutions that can help organisations achieve their business goals.

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TUKcic Launch for Charity

Last night was the fabulous launch party of TUK in Old Street with the store filled with press, bloggers, fashion influencers and insiders. The TUK Store is a creative platform to exhibit and sell an eclectic mix of innovative products by indie and handmade designers. All the profits from the TUK store help TUKcic fund complementary healthcare therapists to help treat individuals with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. The shop was filled with people keen to hear TUKcic director Gregg give a passionate speech. Guests were supplied with amazing orange cocktails, which where donated by the not new bar Callooh Calley and Becks donated the beer. Restaurant of the moment Tramshed provided delicious canapés for the guests and Say Cheese on Toast provided some delicious chocolate cupcakes, which were topped with sprinkles in the shape of the TUK signature. To top off this amazing night, goodie bags were given out which contained Vita Coco drinks, Popchips crisps, Revital Vitamin samples ad some handmade pieces by some of the incredible designers that TUK supports.








I Can Do It 2012!

London and Glasgow will host the greatest motivational and inspirational event in the world this September.

Some of the worlds greatest teachers, best selling authors, spiritual leaders and an Olympic gold medallist will be in London at the I Can Do It! conference this September. In its fourth year in London, the line-up includes Louise L. Hay, Dr Wayne W. Dyer, Dr Brian Weiss, Dame Kelly Holmes, Dr David Hamilton and many more.

The two-day conference is a once in a lifetime opportunity to work personally with the aforementioned.

Here is the full London line-up

  • Louise L. Hay
  • Dr Wayne W. Dyer
  • Dr Brian Weiss
  • Dame Kelly Holmes
  • Cheryl Richardson
  • Robert Holden
  • Anita Moorjani
  • Dr David Hamilton
  • Janey Lee-Grace
  • John Parkin
  • Marie-Claire Carlyle
  • Phil Parker
  • John Whiteman
  • Kyle Gray

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September

Logan Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H OAL

And for the first time, I Can Do It! is coming to Scotland! Hosted in Glasgow’s iconic and largest conference centre, the SECC, you will be joined by the best authors and influencers in the mind, body and spirit scene from across the UK as well as a fantastic line up of Scottish authors.

Here is the full Scotland line-up

  • Louise L. Hay
  • Dr Wayne W. Dyer
  • Dr Brian Weiss
  • Cheryl Richardson
  • Sonia Choquette
  • Robert Holden
  • Anita Moorjani
  • Dr David Hamilton
  • Ali Campbell
  • Kyle Gray
  • Andrea Garner
  • Janey Lee-Grace
  • Marie-Claire Carlyle
  • Louise Presley-Turner

Saturday 15th September to Sunday 16th September

The Clyde Auditorium, Exhibition Way, Glasgow, G3 8YW

Over the weekends, there will be opportunities for speaker interviewers, author signings and a bookshop selling a variety of Hay House products.

Weekend tickets available from £229.

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Sporting great hair at the Olympics

The Olympics are finally here! The end of this week marks one of the greatest sporting events in history. The London 2012 Olympic games are all about stamina, sporting achievements and with Debenhams and Stella McCartney getting involved with the design of the Olympians outfits, style is also a major factor! And this doesn’t just stop at clothes; it extends right up to the hair. Obviously, fashionistas will want to give a nod to the sporting greats and support and acknowledge them, and what better way than to design your hair in par of the Olympics? A triathlon of hairstyles, each making themselves heard will be showcased throughout and will definitely take the wearer back to their PE days.

The Track and Twist is inspired by the individualism of the global athlete. With sporty twists which race to the front, be ahead of your game with this fashion forward style.

The Boxing Braids are hard-hitting and the middle parting provides a fierce edge to a potentially feminine style. Pack a punch with this rough and tough look.

The Urban Knot gives a nod to the current tribal trend whilst combining sports. With aerodynamic smoothness, you won’t false start with this sleek and slender accolade.

The Great Book Migration

Here at Through the Door Promotions, we all enjoy relaxing with a well-made cup of team and immersing ourselves with a good book. There is nothing better than entering another world and being introduced to an entire range of heroes, heroines and villains and being told their stories regardless of whether they are fact or fiction; realistic or unbelievable.

So that is why were extremely happy to hear that according to a poll of 2000 people, the average UK resident spends 7 hours and 54 minutes reading a book each week. Over 53% of the nation welcome a good book and read on a daily basis for at least an hour, and 7 out of ten people will have heard of an E-reader.

But what do you prefer, the convenience and efficiency of an E-reader or the feel, smell and representation of a book?

The same poll also revealed that the average UK bookworm will get through two and three quarter books each month. The most popular reasons for picking up a book are escaping the everyday stresses and problems of reality and to broaden ones knowledge. However, for some, reading books hide ulterior motives.

Over a third of people admit that they have hidden behind a book to check on someone they admire, avoid a conversation or simply sit back and indulge of a spot of subtle people watching.

This national joy of reading has prompted laser eye surgery specialist, Ultralase to launch the campaign, The Great Book Migration with the support of former athletic – and patient – Jonathan Edwards. The campaign will track 100 books, and their travels, across the UK. The titles will vary from classic horrors such as Dracula to modern day romances such as One Day. The titles can be found in a range of public places with ‘Read Me’ labels attached to their covers. Those who find one of the marked books will then be invited to join the migration and using social media and mobile technology such as QR codes will be able to let followers know where they found it. Let us know what you think about this!!

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