A Shropshire HR expert is celebrating the perfect end to her first year in business – by being shortlisted for one of the country’s most prestigious awards. Ishbel Lapper’s company HR Solutions Shropshire is one of four finalists in the best new small business category of the Shropshire Chamber Business Awards. Delighted Ishbel, of Telford, said the news was the icing on the cake of a fantastic first year running her own business offering tailor-made HR and employment support to business across the region. “I am thrilled to bits to be one of just four businesses shortlisted and cannot believe just how successfully this first year has gone,” she said.
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We live in an age of social media. Whether it be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn or any one of the myriad of other platforms, there are few of us who don’t have one kind of digital footprint or another these days. But with the opportunities that social media can provide come some risks too. And if you are in the market for a new job, it makes sense to be aware of just what some of those risks might be.