Work Life

In A Spin

Caragh Little | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

And what of the endless spinning of messages and comments and demands? If we fidget with our every thought to kill time, are we destroying all those moments which really matter, passing the spinning to everyone around us like a fidgety, blurring virus?

The Fatherhood Penalty: It's Real And It's Here

John L. Adams | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Parents
John L. Adams

You've probably heard of the motherhood penalty. It's the penalty many women pay when they have children and either leave their careers or take on lower paid, less demanding jobs. Have you, however, given any consideration to the fatherhood penalty?

Shared Parental Leave - Can We Overcome Stereotypes?

Neeha Khurana | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Parents
Neeha Khurana

The policy's main criticism so far is that the number of new fathers signing up is low, with many blaming cultural stereotypes for their hesitation. Employers need to address this by making role models more visible and openly communicating the available options around shared parental leave.

How To Trick Your Boss Into Giving You a Pay Rise

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Even when you feel nothing could be more well-deserved, asking your boss for a pay rise is a daunting task. Before you take the plunge, do your ho...

Is Your Boss Holding You Back?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Managers need a new year "makeover" after a new study found many lacked the expertise and skills to steer their companies to success. A survey of 7...

Work-life Balance - A Dad's Survival Guide

Malcolm Bell | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Bell

This isn't a cry for help. But I can't help but notice, my wife is asked all the time about 'work-life' balance, but nobody ever asks me. The way you feel, act and certainly look (sleepness nights) is changed forever.

Are Zero-Hours Contracts 'Unfairly Demonised'?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK

Zero-hours workers are more likely to be happy with their work-life balance than other employees, new research has found. The study from the Chart...

Is Your Job A Waste Of Time?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK

Workers are drowning in monotonous tasks without contributing anything meaningful, new research suggests. According to Microsoft UK's new report "T...

Stress Forces £3m-A-Year Barclays Executive To Quit

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK

Sir Hector Sants, Barclays' head of compliance and former chief executive of the Financial Services Authority, has taken a leave of absence after bein...

The 'Shirley Valentine' Experience: Make Summer Your Catalyst for Change

Maite Baron | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

A few people really do have Shirley Valentine moments like this, but many more who should, never think of their holiday as potentially a powerful catalyst for change. So they go back home to live the life they've always lived, no matter how unrewarding or disappointing it is. But why do that?

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...

My Very Own Stockholm Syndrome

Lana Citron | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

It occurred to me that once ensconced in the state of motherhood women are prone to suffer the Stockholm syndrome, devotedly held captive 24/7 by the needs of our charges.

Why Being an Entrepreneur and a Mum is a Balancing Act

Nicola Elliott | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Elliott

I think it's my femininity that makes Neom the 'lust after-able' brand we have become over the past seven years.

A Leg-Up for the Start-Up - Using My Award to Make a Difference

Hayley Gait-Golding | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Gait-Golding

What is equally important to us as a business is the support of fellow females on a global scale. As last year's Entrepreneurial Women of the Future winner, I have ensured that one of our key roles at BEAR continues to be inspiring and supporting the employment of primarily single mothers in rural developing countries, where few opportunities exist.

Is Our 'Working Culture' Making Us Sick?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Managers are suffering because of the "harmful" culture across British industry, working around 46 days of unpaid overtime a year, going to work while...

Olympics 2012: Feeling Sick About The Commute?

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The Olympic transport misery that everyone's been predicting is on finally on its way. Athletes began pouring into the Olympic village today, accor...

Are Coffee Drinkers More Successful?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Do you guzzle copious cups of coffee throughout your working day? According to a recent survey, your caffeine habit not only reveals your love for lat...

Frozen Ovarian Tissue Could 'Preserve Fertility' Of Older Women

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

An Italian woman has given birth after being transplanted with ovarian tissue that had been frozen for seven years. Italian scientists told the ann...

Is Your Office Making You Ill?

Jonathan Lee | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Lee

I was one of 2,000 employees, and we had every workplace perk we could ever want. But in some way, every day, the office was making us ill.

Is This a New Trend - A June Spike in Divorce Enquiries?

Jonathan West | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan West

Could it be that for some couples the prospect of the school holidays precipitates divorce? That the mere thought of spending their summer holiday together is enough to send them over the edge and going running towards the divorce courts?

Move Down South If You Want A Longer Life

PA | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

English people will live longer than their Scottish neighbours, newly published statistics show. The average English man will live to the age of 78...

Kyrsty Jade Hazell

Cocktails With A View (PICTURES) | Kyrsty Jade Hazell | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Finally the sun is out, time to head for the rooftops and bathe in its glow. HuffPost Lifestyle has selected the best rooftop bars in the UK, whic...

'Childcare Guarantee' Needed To Grow Economy, Says Labour

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

British families need a childcare ‘guarantee’ said shadow work and pensions secretary Liam Byrne MP today, at the start of National Childcare Week...

How I Survived Juggling Music and Motherhood

Helen Boulding | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Helen Boulding

The joy of having a baby is unsurpassable and I wouldn't change it for the world; it's by far the best thing I've ever done, but on the flip-side I could never not pursue my beloved music. For me music is a way of life, not a job - it's part of my genetic makeup. If I'm not making music something inside me dies, so I knew I had to find a way to be a working mummy.

Work-Life Balance: Having It All?

Camilla Macpherson | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Camilla Macpherson

I'm a lawyer working in the City for a major law-firm. I have a husband, and a two-year-old daughter. Last month, my first novel was published by Random House. The question I was asked by everyone? "How on earth did you find the time?"