The amount of time and money required to recruit a new member of staff in the corporate world is astounding. And it isn’t just the initial hire cost either – just like when you buy a new car; you have to take into account the many different expenses associated with hiring an employee. Not to mention the resources, such as experienced staff member’s time, which you’ll have to dedicate to training a new recruit.

Almost all businesses could do with cutting recruitment costs.

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Moving away from the dark days of winter and into sunny spring means it’s time to open the windows, let the fresh air in, and start cleaning!

But where do you start? How do you manage your time cleaning and still make the most of the sunshine?

Lucky for us, our friends, the home cleaners at Housekeep, have revealed their top spring-cleaning tips to help you clean like a professional:

 

1.        Clean each room systematically

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Thinking of raising money for one of your favourite charities in 2015? Well this year Zipcar have partnered with Nightrider™ to offer Zipcar members a 10% discount on their registration fee!

Nightrider™ is an overnight charity bike ride through London taking place on 6th to 7th June 2015. It's a truly unique way to explore the capital and raise money at the same time, and with Zipcar as a partner, we'll be cheering you on all the way.

Zipcar will be supporting the Nightrider logistics team and lightening the load for everyone involved.

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As much fun as sitting on the sofa watching repeats of Dad’s Army with Aunt Barbara is at Christmas, there are plenty of fun and festive places to zip to over the Christmas and New Year holidays. We’ve rounded up our top 5.

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At Zipcar we love small businesses, so ahead of this year’s Small Business Saturday on 6th December we wanted to take some time out to tell you all about one of our fantastic Zipcar for Business accounts, The Troubadour.

 

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"The Zipcar right outside our flat was booked during Monday's commute to work, and there was no going back – come the weekend, we were escaping this concrete jungle, seeking out fresh air, tranquillity and a oneness with nature."



Another weekend, another getaway in the Zipcar!  The poor Texan has been working like a dog lately, with late nights in the office on Fridays, and weekends ruined by endless meetings...

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"The Zipcar right outside our flat was booked during Monday's commute to work, and there was no going back – come the weekend, we were escaping this concrete jungle, seeking out fresh air, tranquillity and a oneness with nature."




Meet Cat, a Zipcar member and blogger extraodinaire who knows how to get out of the hustle and bustle of London life...

Are you thinking about getting out of the city? With our new bundle deals, it's now easier and cheaper than ever. For inspiration read on, or why not check out Cat's adventures at her blog Take Courage? We've even got a few trip ideas ourselves, check out Ziptours - our guide to lots of different adventures you can have outside of London.


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With so much great tech innovation happening around the globe, sometimes it's easy to forget to look right on your doorstep. Zipcar's own HQ is nestled right in the heart of Wimbledon, and we recently stumbled upon Wimbledon's brand new Tech Campus, aka 'Wimbletech'. It's a home for local startups, a garage for Hackathons and above all, an innovation hub for the London Borough of Merton. Our very own Will spoke to Wimbletech's Founder David and found out a little more about this slice of startup paradise.

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Thursday 31st July proved to be an exciting and experimental evening for Zipcar UK, as we hosted our first ever member dinner in partnership with Grub Club. We invited members from the local community of Stoke Newington to come together to eat great food, fine wine and share some stories, instead of cars for once!

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Here at Zipcar, we love to lend a helping hand.  In fact, we like to give a Big Hand.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Big Hand, it’s something we do at Zipcar: we choose three charities, and help support them by sending some of our troops over to them for some voluntary work. We asked you to suggest potential charities that we could partner with (of which you gave us over 50!) After we had a list of all our top candidates, we held an internal vote to decide which charities we would most like to help. These ended up being:

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