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Mind The Gap! How To Make Yourself Even More Employable By Taking A Year Out Of Studying

Iwan Williams | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Iwan Williams

As we run up to A Level results day on August 17 many students will be looking at the option of deferring and/or taking a gap year. Here are some common questions and advice on how to make the most of this valuable time.

What Are The Biggest Career Mistakes To Avoid?

Quora | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK

What are the biggest career mistakes to avoid? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from o...

School's Out For Summer - Time To Consider Teaching

Mat Galvin | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

It was overwhelming to see so many thank yous to teachers as term ended and the summer holidays began. One in particular that caught my eye, and the hearts of many, was a student from Bristol, thanking their primary school teacher through a very 'sweet' and imaginative approach.

One In Three Men With Poor Mental Health Blame Their Jobs

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Work is the “main factor” causing poor mental health among men, a survey by mental health charity Mind has revealed. Many men work in industries w...

Son Shares Poignant Facebook Post About Why You Should Never Judge His Mum's Tattoos

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Misti Johnson is a hard-working nurse whose job is to save lives and care for people - she also happens to have a few tattoos. When she spoke to her s...

Why Aren't We Embracing Female Talent?

Professor Binna Kandola | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK
Professor Binna Kandola

As of April this year, the number of FTSE 350 companies with no women on their executive committees in 2017 has risen from 52 to a total of 60. To add...

The Gig Economy And The World Of Unicorns

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

No-one really knows what the Gig Economy is all about The Gig Economy is based upon either disrupting an existing big business model or it is providi...

Does 'Good' Work Pay?

Dave Clements | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Politics
Dave Clements

Those on the receiving end need to organise and fight - with a bit of solidarity from the rest of us - for a much better deal, whether that's more pay or better conditions.

Don't Drift: Why Every Millennial Needs A Career Strategy

Jane Barrett | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jane Barrett

You might be considering whether to go to University, you might be starting your first job out of University or you might be considering your next car...

Taylor Tinkers And Employees Will Still Be Exploited

Gregor Gall | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK
Gregor Gall

It was always likely to happen and now it has - the much awaited publication of The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices called 'Good Work' esche...

The Five Most Important Things You Need To Be Happy At Work

Marianne Stenger | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

Although at some point we've probably all fantasised about having enough money to retire and sip cocktails on a tropical beach for the rest of our days, the truth is that human-beings thrive on challenges and are happiest when pushing themselves to the limits.

CEO’s Response To Woman’s Mental Health Sick Day Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Mental health and the workplace are far from happy bed fellows. Whether your work environment is causing mental health issues or existing conditions a...

Trying To Fit It All In - And Keep Everyone Happy!

Paula Ruane | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Parents
Paula Ruane

Everybody, everywhere, seems to be busy. The time poor problem seems to affect people all over the world. However, with the huge growth of time-saving apps and devices, do we actually have more time on our hands? I think many of us would agree, that this is sadly not the case.

Break The Rules And Re-Invent Your 9-5

Victoria Fox | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Parents
Victoria Fox

It's also becoming more acceptable to decide to re-invent yourself and change direction at least once in your career. Increasingly, we're getting into our forties and trying something new. It's about having the confidence to break the rules and realise your career doesn't just have to be in a straight line - it can be wiggly.

Employees Behaving Badly: The Everyday Insider Threat

Matt Middleton-Leal | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Tech
Matt Middleton-Leal

A lot of people are quite comfortable with this. However, a new survey we carried out found that over half (52%) of UK office workers would access sensitive company data if they knew they wouldn't get caught. In fact, far from being a moral issue, one in five (21%) cited a lack of technical skills as holding them back from attacking their employer.

The Hidden Pressure Of Working With A Disability

Sophie Morgan | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Morgan

everybody banner Last month for example, I was struck down by a pressure sore. These are common secondary complications of being paralysed, and can occur at any time. I blanched with fear when I discovered it. 'I don't have time', I panicked. 'I literally do not have time to be... disabled'.

How Do I Tell My Children Their Dad's A Big Fat Loser?

Mark Piggott | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Parents
Mark Piggott

On Tuesday, as I'm inspecting my navel (see past and indeed future blogs), out of the blue I get a call from the head of HR at the company that has been my main employer for almost four years.

This Is What It's Really Like To Be A Tour Guide

Emma Rosen | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rosen

Kim recommends that anyone interested in becoming a tour leader, especially for an overlanding company, goes on a trip first, preferably with the company you are interested in working for. It may seem an obvious point, but you need to be aware of the realities of what's involved.

Why The Advice 'Be Yourself' Won't Always Work

Jyoti Agrawal | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jyoti Agrawal

Grant said that authenticity depends on a personality trait called self-monitoring. Low self-monitors -- those keen to reveal their authentic selves -- are guided by their inner states, regardless of circumstances. But what if your inner state is a mess?

The Struggle Is Real For People Going Back To Work After Glastonbury

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For many Glastonbury goers, today marks the return to work - and it’s painful, to say the least. On twitter, dozens have been sharing their thoughts...

Can We Ditch Our Suits Or Even Quit Work Early During Heatwaves?

Victoria McLean | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

It's one of the hottest British heatwaves on record - and the majority of us are sat at our work desks sweltering. As any of us who have ever been i...

Happy Go Home On Time Day

Sarah Jackson | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Jackson

Today's the longest day of the year. Where will you be spending it? New figures we have released today suggest that if you are a working parent you ...

9 People Share Tips For Overcoming Chronic Procrastination

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

In a world dominated by social media, emails and incessant phone notifications, it can be difficult to concentrate on the task in hand. To help tackle...

Full Time. Part Time. All the Time

Rebekah Smith | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Parents
Rebekah Smith

It's not easy returning to work; back to the routine, back to caring about something more than nap times, feeds and tantrum negotiation. I returned three weeks ago, changing from full time to part time. I still work the equivalent of four days a week and it sometimes feels as though I am trying to 'have it all' - but why shouldn't I have my own identity, career and earnings.

7 Sunday Hacks To Help You Nail Monday Morning

Claudia Canavan | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Monday morning doesn’t have to be filled with trepidation, anxiety and bucket loads of coffee. Just a few simple steps on Sunday can transform the w...