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Tackling Issues At Their Roots: The 'Gap' Still Remains For Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Professor Binna Kandola | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
Professor Binna Kandola

For us to progress, we must move past the realm of simply reporting and observing. Even though examining the difference between male and female salaries is an excellent place to start, we must begin to broaden our understanding and endeavour to undertake contextual analyses of women in the working world so we can combat the roots of gender inequality, rather than the symptoms that come to fruition as a result of them.

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...

How You Can End Mental Health Stigma By Wearing A Green Ribbon To Work

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Next month, employees across the capital will be wearing a green ribbon to send a clear message: mental health issues are nothing to be ashamed of in ...

Passion For The Job? No, But I Do Work Hard - Is That Not Good Enough?

Matthew Sanders | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Sanders

A standard interview for a role that, at best, can be described as functional. For a position that most people do not understand or care for fully. Ac...

Acting After Illness #8 Limbo

David King | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David King

Last month I didn't post a blog. Sadly, my father passed away after a short illness. Seeing my Dad attached to a life support machine somewhere be...

Hey Management - Seven Things You Need To Do Now!

Matthew Sanders | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Matthew Sanders

Times are tough and you need to be clever to stay in the game. Unfortunately more and more these days companies are looking into cutting back and bec...

Five Ways To Be A Better Workplace Ally To Your Colleague With Down's Syndrome

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Hayley Goleniowska

In the past decade, societal and workplace attitudes towards individuals with Down's syndrome have made positive strides forwards, but there's still room for improvement. For employers and their workforce, being equipped with the knowledge and understanding of how to better support a colleague with the condition is at the heart of the matter.

'Fro-Zen

Diane Ofili | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Style
Diane Ofili

All too often earning a wage means giving up the 'fro, even a short, clean, pushed-back-by-a-hairband number that resulted in an on-the-spot and crude appraisal by my former manager: 'You need to put some Sof'n'Free' (relaxer) in that'.

Why Work Doesn't Have To Suck

Malcolm White | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm White

If you believe that the work you are doing is worth doing, then the much bandied about, supposedly aspirational attainment of a 'work/life balance' is irrelevant; in fact it actually gets in the way of the desired state of being fully absorbed in the work worth doing. 

All Gig Economy Workers Do Not Play Same Tune

Simon Sapper | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK
Simon Sapper

The future workforce of Britain - where the jobs of the future are going to be and what they are like - has been spotlighted by a new report. And the findings will surprise you.

Are You A Global Citizen?

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

British, European and American politicians will have to manage groups who see the world in very different ways, protect their jobs and enable them to live their lives in a rapidly changing, digital economy where success means less barriers to travel and trade. Trump and Brexit won their elections on the back of declarations to protect those who see their future within a less open state, that they can recreate the world before globalisation and that international free trade has damaged their lives. It's a gamble which is unlikely pay off.

Can We Put Religion On Hold At Work?

Meliha Hayat | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK
Meliha Hayat

Being a Muslim woman, society has defined my life in many different ways, but one thing I can tell you, is that out of all of those adjectives, dull certainly won't appear on that list. We are always a focal point of discussion and let's face it my presence could liven up any dismal gathering. My very being is always brought to question, as many struggle to decide whether my hijab is a symbol of empowerment or mark of oppression.

Money Matters - Theresa May Must Take Rising Child Poverty Seriously To Tackle Social Justice

Sumi Rabindrakumar | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Politics
Sumi Rabindrakumar

If this government is as committed to reducing poverty as it claims, its social justice strategy must avoid the blame-game when supporting families, and set out a vision for how we can move towards adequate incomes and sustainable work.

Mindful Ways Of Dealing With A Difficult Boss

Smita Joshi | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Smita Joshi

A lot of difficulties with your boss can be resolved by understanding your nature and your boss' nature. By truly listening to the spoken communication that lives in the realm of "being human", you can effectively dissolve the individual from being the rock that blocks your career progress.

5 Simple Ways To Motivate Millennials In Your Workplace

Seb Atkinson | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK
Seb Atkinson

According to a survey by Deloitte, the Millennial generation, or Generation Y, will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025. As this generation are now m...

Women's ‘Pessimism' Isn't To Blame For The Gender Pay Gap, Deeply Ingrained Sexism Is

Rachel Moss | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

all women everywhere We need to start celebrating women for their achievements, rather than their looks, so that girls have positive role models. We need to be introducing programmes in secondary schools to ensure girls know that they are just as capable as their male classmates of pursuing careers in any industries, at any levels.

#BeBoldForChange And Consign The 9 To 5 To History

Nikki Cochrane | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Parents
Nikki Cochrane

all women everywhere So the problem certainly isn't a lack of enthusiasm from mums. The problem is an overwhelming number of businesses that are frightened of change. Businesses that are clinging on to a 9-5, coat-on-the-chair culture of another era.

Returning To Work: Three Things I Wish I'd Known At The Time

Helen Casewell | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Parents
Helen Casewell

If I had known then what I know now I really wouldn't have worried so much, so I wanted to share some of the things I wish I had known at that time to help anyone else in their return to work:

The Genesis Of The UK's Gig Economy

Ed Green | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK
Ed Green

News last week: the number of UK workers on zero-hours contracts has reached the all-time high of 910,000. It was something of a blast from the past....

UK Companies Have A Huge Part To Play In Improving The Lives Of People With Mental Health Problems

Paul Farmer | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Paul Farmer

At Mind, we know that almost one in six workers have experienced mental health problems at work, with the cost to employers estimated at £26 billion each year. The economic and societal costs of mental health problems are estimated to be at least £105bn a year.

The Best Investment You Can Make: What The High Street Can Teach Us About Employee Engagement

Amelia Kallman | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech
Amelia Kallman

With the rise of online shopping, retailers were forced to rethink how they attract people to come into stores, and then how they convert those visits into sales. By giving people an in-store experience that they can't get online, brands have found the answer

How To Make The Transition From Full-Time To Freelance Writing

Elise Dopson | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Elise Dopson

Making the transition from a secure full-time job to freelancing is difficult. It can feel like a leap into the unknown and with no concrete evidence that you'll generate enough money, many freelancers will put-off the jump for longer than they actually need to.

What NOT to Write On Your CV

Victoria McLean | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

When I worked in recruitment in the City, I was drowning in job applications for the first three months of the year. To speed up the process of ploughing through them, like everyone in my industry, I had certain CV no-nos which, when spotted, would send any potential candidates straight into the bin.

More Than Half Of Disabled People 'Have Been Bullied Or Harassed At Work'

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

More than half of disabled people have faced bullying or harassment at work, a poll has found. Disability charity Scope said 53% of disabled people ...

This Is How You Can Stop Taking Your Frustration Home From Work

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It is a truth universally accepted that 90% of conversations with your spouse are not spent talking about happiness, holidays or kittens, but about yo...