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The Government Is Capping Deaf Young People's Ambitions And Aspirations

Susan Daniels | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK
Susan Daniels

What of those deaf young people who need ongoing regular support in order to thrive and prosper at work? The cap has sent them a very clear signal - to cap their aspirations and settle for something beneath their hopes and expectations.

Alexandra Shulman Is Right - Things Do Change When You're On Maternity Leave

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Parents
Anniki Sommerville

It was good to hear a successful woman speak about maternity leave in an honest way. This is one area where women can sometimes have quite mad expectations. Having a baby is truly transformative - you aren't the same person and everything changes.

Most Common Job Hunting Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

Kirstie Mackey | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Kirstie Mackey

The latest NEET figures show that one in eight young people are still not in education, employment or training. While there are many reasons for this, often, it can be simple things during the job application process that hold young people back. LifeSkills created with Barclays is a programme that aims to help young people build their employability skills and help them when they are applying for jobs. Below are some of the most common job hunting mistakes we see and tips on how to avoid them:

Flexible Working Still Isn't Flexible Enough

Alfie Stirling | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Politics
Alfie Stirling

Flexible working in its current form, where many women are expected to work fewer hours than men in all phases of their life time, simply isn't flexible enough for anyone.

As Someone With a Learning Disability, Working Has Given Me Confidence and Independence

Vicky Hiles | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Hiles

My name is Vicky, I have a learning disability and I've been able to find full-time paid employment. Finding paid work has given me more confidence and independence. I want more people with a learning disability to have a chance of working because they can do it.

Seven MORE Ways to Leave an Impression

Vicki Marinker | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

Using words like 'I think' and 'I believe' diminish your authority. Similarly, going up at the end of your sentences and creating a question? It makes you sound uncertain of your opinion? Be BOLD. Your audience may not agree, but they will admire your conviction.

Never Have Enough Time? Simple Solutions to Help You Reclaim That Lost Time

Alisa Burke | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alisa Burke

The best way to stay focused and not get distracted by time munching tasks is getting a good dose of intentionality. This means that when you wake up each morning, ask yourself what you are going to achieve today?

Working From Home - My Top Tips

Natasha Colyer | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Colyer

Set an alarm for a normal waking up time. Waking up swaddled in your sumptuously soft duvet, the groggy morning haze streaming through the window and the world waking up around you, makes it hard to get up.

Criticism Is Not as Simple as the Block Function on Twitter

Tami Mir | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Tami Mir

During this week, I read some tweets on personal criticism, Hilary Clinton, her years in politics and how she takes the criticism directed towards her. She quoted Eleanor Roosevelt's advice "Take criticism personal but not seriously, and grow a skin as thick as a rhinoceros."

Are You In the Snapshot of Your Life?

Dr Toby Silverton | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Toby Silverton

Being Front & Centre is not about having the "right" Filofax or the top of the line electronic organiser, no it is about meeting your own needs, taking your wants seriously, and putting your dreams, your precious dreams, Front & Centre in the picture of your life.

Why Successful People Don't Talk About Their Kids

Charlene Allcott | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Parents
Charlene Allcott

Children, they're everywhere. They're like a plague. You can't take a casual stroll anywhere without tripping over a couple. Now more than ever the mantra of 'seen and not heard' has been replaced with seen, heard and instagrammed. Yet even amidst the kid friendly revolution it seems that people who don't bang on about their children get better breaks and here's why.

The 'Work/Life Merge'- It's Official. Friend or Foe?

Professor Ewan Gillon | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Ewan Gillon

Our work and home life are no longer two separate entities. This merging of worlds has been made possible due to mobile technologies and portable WiFi, so whilst we may be out of the office in body, we're still there in mind.

How to Cope With a Job You Hate

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Gabrielle Leimon

Consider a full turn around. Work in your loathed job for as long as you can stick it and quit. Then go work abroad and completely change your surroundings. I know that this option isn't always affordable or possible for people, but changing your surroundings may be the therapeutic change that you need.

Why Office Workers Should Stand For At Least Two Hours Each Day

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Office workers should use sit-stand desks to ensure they are on their feet for a minimum of two hours a day during working hours, according to new rec...

Eight Ways to Keep Fit and Be in Control of Your Professional Life

Maite Baron | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

We all know that it's important to keep fit and healthy. Yet when you're under continual pressure trying to meet deadlines and juggling priorities, it's easy to trust in your ability to just keep going and ignore what your body and mind might be telling you differently.

Sleep Deprivation Affects Productivity More Than Being Hungover

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We've got good news for those of you who had an over-indulgent bank holiday weekend. Drinking alcohol, smoking and over-eating will not affect you...

Has Your Boss Ever Asked You About Your Mental Health?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You may readily discuss your bad back with your boss, but when was the last time you discussed your mental health? Half of all employees have never...

Whose Business Is Mental Wellbeing?

Adam Stones | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Adam Stones

It's Mental Health Awareness Week so a good time to reflect on the crucial role businesses can play in supporting mental heath issues. There's not just a moral case but an unquestionable business case for doing so: each year one in four people experience a common mental health condition - such as stress, anxiety or depression - and the overall cost of mental health to the UK economy is estimated at £70 billion per year.

Work on and Live With Purpose

Jilly Forster | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jilly Forster

The culture we live in today, which evolved around lives half as long, does a pretty good job of supporting people up to 50 and then it stops. As we learn about ageing, the potential for people to age well is greater than ever previously imagined.

Respect the Extroverts/Introverts

Gina Lyons | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I genuinely get my energy from people, friends or strangers. I don't function without it. Whereas an introvert might lose energy mingling with people for too long a time, I and other extroverts - feed off it.

'Me? I'm Just a GP...'

Dr Zoe Norris | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK
Dr Zoe Norris

Being a GP isn't about glamour. It's not about high tech equipment. It's not about cutting edge research, or shouting "Get me some paracetamol, stat!". There is very little drama. It's about the challenge of dealing with everything in a tiny amount of time. Of having the skills to develop an instant rapport with a patient you may have never met before...

A Responsible Business' Greatest Asset - Its People

Chris Jones | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK
Chris Jones

If you really want staff your staff to be loyal, you have to enable their development at every step of their career. That involves supporting them to do their current job, helping them progress on that job, and eventually, helping them to move onto the next job.

I Want It All, and I Want It Now

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leeanne Boulton

I don't have time to exercise. I've got fat. I'm constantly wired from mainlining diet coke instead of lunch. My phone beeps constantly from the SIX Twitter accounts, four Facebook accounts, instagram and pinterest accounts that I manage from the iphone I'm enslaved to.

Is This The Most Sarcastic Resignation Note Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Stop everything, because this employee's resignation letter is going to make your day. In what is probably the most honest and gutsy letter of noti...

Think Your Job Interview Was Embarrassing? Think Again...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Under the pressure to perform, it's easy to say or do something a little out of the norm at job interviews. At the time, these embarrassing moments...