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Artificial intelligence? Don’t bot-tle it.

As Jeremy Hunt announced plans for dragging the NHS into the 21st century with a GP At Hand app that gives people access to healthcare via their smartphones, the company behind the technology sparked controversy with their ‘wild assertions’ about … Read more »

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Mash wins approved agency status with Dixons Carphone

After showcasing our retail experience credentials, we have recently been appointed as a Dixons Carphone Approved Agency providing sales demonstration staff to work in Dixons Carphone stores including Currys. As a retail brand that understands the importance of high quality in-store staff, … Read more »

Big data is watching you

Good pain?

Our famously organised, never knowingly flappable Operations Director is perspiring slightly right now. Why? Well, because GDPR – AKA General Data Protection Regulation – comes into effect on 25th May. And GDPR means sweeping changes for any business that holds … Read more »

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Unfairly distributed?

I’m currently staring at my recently purchased copy of James Bloodworth’s new book: Hired – 6 Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain – and a familiar feeling has gripped me. It’s the one I get when I stare at the rowing … Read more »

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Mash Staffing grows partnership with Waitrose

After a successful trial period, Mash Staffing has been appointed by Waitrose to provide Waitrose Taste Ambassadors for their Tastings with Waitrose sampling programme. The six-month trial in 25 stores received excellent feedback from brand partners, store staff and customers, … Read more »

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Tigger vs. Eeyore

Yesterday the Chancellor set out his Spring Statement, and was pretty cheerful about the way the economy is going: growth up, borrowing down, debt falling, light at the end of the tunnel. But on Monday we were given a very … Read more »

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From Magic to Tragic (And not just the snow)

Yesterday we heard the news that ToysRUs has gone into administration, hotly followed by electronics retailer Maplin. Two of our biggest retail brands are on the brink of disappearing, and over 5,000 jobs in the UK are now at risk. … Read more »

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Just have it

It is now a widely accepted trend that people are spending more of their disposable income on doing things rather than having things. Whether it’s some spiritual awakening or simply the urge to look good on Instagram that’s driving this … Read more »

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Just add sparkle (and the golden quarter will shine)

Last week gave us the headline that YOY retail sales were down in October. As the first month of the famous ‘golden quarter’, this understandably gave retailers some cause for concern. Many retail experts were quick to explain away this … Read more »