UK Office

Working From Home With A Toddler

James Hopes | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Parents
James Hopes

Working in a proper office can be a challenge at times, but working from home with a toddler is akin to trying to walk a tightrope, which has been greased with lard, without a stick, in front of 4000 people, above a pit of tigers, wearing a blindfold, with no legs

The Importance Of Having Friends At Work

Matthew Finch | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Finch

A friend in the workplace doesn't necessarily have to be your very closest friend, but if you do share your working day with someone you can trust and rely on, both of you will find the working day much more palatable. Of course, making friends at work isn't always easy, but by following a few simple tips, you could find you have new friends in no time at all.

How Sitting Down All Day Affects Your Body

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We spend, on average, almost nine hours a day sat down - and that’s not taking into account the eight hours we spend lying down, asleep. You might b...

Proud Office Weirdo

Joy Muhammad | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK
Joy Muhammad

Every office has one, and everyone dreads being the one. You know, that person that oversteps on the borders of interesting. The one that is the offic...

15 Things We Are Doing At Work (When We're Meant To Be Working)

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When five o’clock rolls around we feel like we’ve been slaving away over our computers for days. But now a new study, by Rescue Plus Effervescent...

11 Things You Only Know When You’ve Found Your Work BFF

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The only thing that gets us out of bed and into the office on a Monday morning is our work BFF. The friend who gives us all the juicy gossip, sends th...

Career Advice For My 18 Year Old Self

Yvette Pearson | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Yvette Pearson

Now, more than a decade on, I often wonder what a mentor might have said to me back then. As a mentor now, what career advice would I have given my 18 year old self?

Eaters At Work Make Me Sick!

Dave Berry | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Dave Berry

I'm not opposed to work pals sitting in the canteen or grabbing a sandwich to eat at their desk because people are pressed for time - but this is a totally different kettle of fish, a kettle of fish that's smells and has been devoured by Jim in accounts and its one that is causing a work place divide between two camps.

What Do We Want From Work? - How Work Became Life and Things Got Tricky

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK
Anniki Sommerville

When I started my first proper job I had low expectations. I'd been working in a furniture shop and it involved standing up for long hours and watching other people buy stuff I couldn't afford. This new job offered me my own laptop and a sit down desk. It seemed like a step in the right direction.

Shoe Brand Office Tell Female Customers To Shave Their Legs

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Style

Shoe brand Office has come under fire for a "sexist" online newsletter. The subject line of the email was "Show a little leg", while the tagline below...

Finding Inspiration When You Need It The Most

Josh Taylor | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK
Josh Taylor

A client recently called me up on a Monday morning and said 'Josh. I'm sat at my desk, I'm all geared up to make the most of this working week and yet...

This British Company Is Launching A 'Period Policy' For Female Staff

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK

A Bristol-based company is introducing a 'period policy' for its female workers, based on the idea that paying attention to employees' monthly menstru...

Dawn Foster Interview: Equality, Misogyny and Leaning Out

Ariane Sherine | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Politics
Ariane Sherine

Social affairs journalist Dawn Foster's new book Lean Out is a mere 81 pages long, but it packs a powerful punch. Inspired by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg's likeable bestseller Lean In, it's much more than just a riposte to the popular business manifesto for women....

Louise Ridley

You'll Be Jealous Of The Way This UK Company Has Revolutionised Its Working Day | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK

A British company has shortened its working day from eight hours to six, inspired by a Scandinavian model aimed at boosting wellbeing and efficiency. ...

Why Business Must Understand the Threat of the Internet of Things

Nigel Somerville MBE | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Tech
Nigel Somerville MBE

The potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) is jaw dropping. Its value to industry could be worth $11.1trillion a year globally and it will revoluti...

We Need to Take Control of Our Health This Winter - Easy Steps to Helping Yourself and the NHS

Rose Gallagher | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK
Rose Gallagher

Winter puts enormous pressure on the NHS as common mild infections spread rapidly and demand for healthcare soars.

The Hilarious Sound All Brits Make In Awkward Situations

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We've all been there: you're walking through the office, arms flailing like some kind of giant octopus, and then you accidentally smack into someone's...

Getting Out

Naomi Hefter | Posted 11.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

So for now, it's back to my temp job ( I'm sat here now with nothing but this computer, my phone and people walking past this reception desk either ignoring me or being told "I smell delicious" by an old man), and some good comedy gigs to look forward to. Have a good weekend and if you don't enjoy your job, walk out. NOW (you won't regret it).

Beat the 'Afternoon Slump'

Kenneth Freeman | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kenneth Freeman

Anyone who has worked in an office is very likely to have experienced that unwanted lull in the afternoon, where your eyes start to close slightly, em...

Office Birthdays Are a Bind

Chris Rooney | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Comedy
Chris Rooney

In my workplace we celebrate each other's birthdays with an energy we rarely apply to our work. The events are spoken about weeks in advance - plans are laid, presents are discussed. We even have a birthday rota keyed into our outlook calendars.

Internet Reveals The Biggest Office No-Nos

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Another day, another list of gripes from the Reddit community. This time it's something we can completely get on board with... office blunders. ...

Fear and Respect- Different Management Styles

Paul Bailey | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK
Paul Bailey

Allowing your employees to have input in the business is also a sign that you respect them. You also need to accept the fact that there are some things where your employees are better than you. Giving people credit for their skills is one of the ways you can earn respect.

Essentially Speaking

Naomi Hefter | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

I've often heard people tell me to be a "good" comedian; you need to be highly intellectual. Be specially good at the English language and know a lot about the world. I think that's a load of bo*****.

Is the Market Calling Time on Office to Residential Conversions in Central London?

Jonathan Glanz | Posted 18.06.2016 | UK
Jonathan Glanz

With some reports suggesting house prices in central London have cooled dramatically and increasing demand for commercial space in the Capital will th...

There's a Human Void in the Office - Let's Fill It

James Layfield | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK
James Layfield

Here is my challenge, to you and myself: lets not become a nation of zombie offices. Lets unplug our headphones, put down our phones, resist the urge to email and make sure we all take the time to speak to one another, share ideas and collaborate where we can everyday. Not only will this create much healthier and more vibrant offices, but we will be more productive too.