UK Office

10 Easy Techniques To Get Through To Awkward Colleagues

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to workplace stress, nothing gets our heart rate shooting up like a particularly awkward colleague. According to a recent study, 40%...

Does Your Office Have One Of These?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When you push through the doors of an office, you can no longer be certain the inside will seem familiar. Sure, it could be the same old dreary fo...

Microsoft Unveils Office For iPad

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Tech

Microsoft has unveiled a full suite of 'Office' apps for Apple's iPad tablet. The landmark move to bring its flagship software to Apple's market-le...

Planet Office

Sophia Parsons | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Parsons

For the past few months I have opened myself up to the world of the office environment, having never experienced this sort of bubble before (usually succumbing myself to either working with children or making coffee) I was apprehensive and intrigued about what I would learn from these new and unfamiliar surroundings.

Repelling a Woman at a Networking Event

Chris Rooney | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

The room was crowded with people in variations of our attire, many of the males had longish hair parted towards the middle, several had their shirt sleeves half rolled up - there was something of the '90s Richard Madeley about these men, affable and moderately successful, but crushingly dull.

10 Best Healthy Snacks To Beat Those Office Cravings

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When you're stuck at your desk all day, it's hard to stay true to those healthy eating vows. By 3pm on Monday afternoon, most of us are already cravin...

Take a Sickie - But Not When Channel 4 Says So

Dale Bilson | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dale Bilson

Lying there, wishing it would end, I was worried they would think I was skiving. Bunking off. Throwing a sickie. I didn't think they would believe I was genuinely ill.

The Number Of Years You Spend Sitting Down At Your Desk

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Let's start with a pre-emptive apology. We already know January is miserable enough without us adding to it. But during the winter months when it's ea...

The Only Way You Can Go From Monday Morning Sinking Feeling to Floating on Air by 5pm Friday

Chris Ward | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Ward

I am writing a series of features to inspire people to break a 200-year-old bad habit we have, to stop doing the one thing that that kills most of our time and energies - going to the same place for eight hours of every day, of every week, of every year, to do our work.

It's a Wonderful (Post-Uni) Life?

Mat Greenfield | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Mat Greenfield

It's the end of the year, Class of 2013 - that is, now that the year ends at the close of December rather than some arbitrary day in July - and that can only mean Christmas. But you have an extra reason to celebrate: you've survived your first six months out of Uni!

Art for Work's Sake

Charlie Green | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK
Charlie Green

And this isn't just opinion; research has also shown that staff work 15% more efficiently in an office decorated with art and plants and when staff decorated their own office space, productivity increased by 30%.

'The Winter Party' - HR Rebrand the Christmas Social

Chris Rooney | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

The office was busy for a Friday afternoon but I had committed to the action and was determined to see it through. I went into the toilet and checked myself in the mirror; I straightened my tie then donned the large Santa hat. I turned to the side, someone else would make this look good, I thought.

Paperless Pandemonium

Christian Toon | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

If you take a moment to think about every piece of paper you handle in a day, you'll see the paper soon stacks up. Here, for example, are just some of the paper items that passed through my hands today...

Secret Recruits to an Invisible Army

Christian Toon | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

When faced with the prospect of clocking in again from the comfort of home, think about what is appropriate to take with you from the office. Do you feel overwhelmed by your workload? Is that why you are taking work home? If yes, your workplace and colleagues should be helping you to address this and provide support, advice and training where needed.

How to Start Your Business on a Budget

Tom Raffe | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK
Tom Raffe

Starting a business can be expensive, but it doesn't need to be. If you're cash strapped you can get set up and ready to trade for much less than you think. Here's a few money-saving tips on how to start your own business on a budget.

The Modern Working Environment: Have We Become a Nation of Office-Phobes?

Michael Bernd Bayer | Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Tech
Michael Bernd Bayer

There's a misconception that office working is no longer as productive or cost effective as mobile or remote working. As communications become increasingly intelligent, office environments are on the cusp of providing a richer, more fruitful technology experience than we can get remotely. In fact, I think we are set to become even more productive and collaborative in the office.

National Work-Life Week

Charlie Green | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Green

This week is National Work-Life Week. But what exactly does that mean? Despite a ton of links to websites offering suggestions and tips for the week, it's difficult to decipher the core values for my favourite named week in September.

Design Subterfuge and Misdirection

Charlie Green | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK
Charlie Green

I've always been a student of design. I have never studied it in a traditional sense, I've always admired clever architecture and regularly find mysel...

'Nice Bosses Don't Get Appreciated'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK

Your boss thinks you don't appreciate how nice and supportive she/he is, research has suggested. Managers who support employers with their personal...

The Disappearance of the Nine -Fivers

Charlie Green | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Green

Businesses on different sides of the world, in different time zones, need to communicate instantly and the digitalization of business with the advancement of smartphones and tablets has meant that the working day has stretched out.

Blagging: Like Farting In A Lift, We All Know Women Do It Too

Richard Taylor | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Richard Taylor

Why should blagging be seen as something negative? Blagging is thinking on your feet. Cheekiness is doing it with a bit of charm and an element of dishonesty is always present in business - only the most naive would lay all their cards on the table. So why on earth would some women wish to distance themselves from blagging?

2013 Summer Style for the Office and Interview Room

Harriet Williamson | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Style
Harriet Williamson

It's so much easier to do office wear when it's cold outside. Rubbish weather gives you an excuse to cover up, skirts over the knee, legs hidden in opaque tights, and cardigans under blazer jackets. But I want to look summery and stylish and still be considered as a serious candidate, without overspending.

Is Google a Cult?

Planet Ivy | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Tech
Planet Ivy

If our top ten blogger is to be taken at (stupidly grinning) face value, then Google are breeding an army of employees that cannot envision a world without Google, a world where the latest Google plugin is a digital Mother Teresa.

Leaving Employees in the Cold

Monica Parker | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Parker

A Cornell study found the optimum temperature for productivity was approximately 25°C. But someone - Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg included it seems - always persists in the belief that "the cold keeps you awake!" Awake maybe, but shivering with mukluks on doesn't seem to say "high performance office" to me.

Two In Five Office Workers 'Dangerously Stressed'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

How's your week going so far? Feeling stressed already? If so, you're far from alone - according to a new study, two out of five office staff are w...