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Why Are Men More Likely To Get Approval for Flexible Working Than Women?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"Work to live, don't live to work" is a phrase often heard when trying to achieve that elusive work-life balance. But while more and more companies ar...

Glass Ceilings For Women and Glass Floors For Men

Nick Clements | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

I think the majority of us want to see positive action against the 'glass ceiling' for women in the corporate world. It's about time sensible people ran our big corporations. However, we have an equally divisive 'glass floor' for men, which is not recognised, and yet it is causing just as much damage.

I Mistook Friendliness For a 'Come On'

Chris Rooney | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

My colleague Jess and I were in the pub talking to Michelle, our head of communications. It was her leaving do and many of the senior managers were there. Needless to say, enthusiasm was compulsory. She was being prompted to our New York office and we were learning about her move. It was a long winded tale of logistics and house-hunting, but we listened attentively.

'Worried About Self-Employed Brits? You're Doing Down The Recovery'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Politics

A Tory business minister has hit out at Labour, trade unions and economists for worrying about the rise of self-employed Britons, accusing them of "do...

Why Working In A Windowless Office Is Damaging Your Health

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it's sunny outside, sitting in an office with artificial lighting all day is bound to make you feel miserable - and new research has shown workin...

Should Workers Still Be Paid For Time at the Office or What They Actually Deliver?

Mark Hillary | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hillary

I haven't worked in a single corporate job where I was paid overtime. The last time I could actually claim overtime regularly for hours worked beyond those normally scheduled was when I was stacking apples on the produce counter in Safeway - happy days.

Travel Minus Four Weeks: The First Goodbye

Chloe Palmer | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Palmer

Earlier this year I decided to change my life forever. On 30th January 2014 I made my way down to Dorset to attend the funeral of my Grandmother May... her passing reminded me of two facts: life is too short not to grasp every opportunity and life is far too long to regret the big choices you didn't make.

Three Reasons Why Your Clients Won't Refer You

Andy Lopata | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
Andy Lopata

The common belief that if you do a good job your clients will refer you is misplaced. People are far more likely to share bad news than good. Do a good job and you are delivering on expectations. That doesn't give people a story. Dip below expectations and they will want to tell everyone, to warn them off.

This Is Why Most Brits Are Headed For Burnout

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Do you check your emails on holiday? Even just once? If so, you're part of a worrying statistic of people that check their inbox while they're meant t...

How To Nap At Work Without Getting Fired

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you love a power nap on your lunch break, but you also like being employed, help is at hand. The guide from memoryfoamwarehouse.co.uk will help ...

This Is An Unexpected Health Risk For Shift Workers

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When you think of shift work, the downsides that immediately come to mind are tiredness and the difficulties of having a regular social life - but a r...

Why Aren't Women Interested in Rail?

Adeline Ginn | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adeline Ginn

As women we have fought for years for equality. We read constantly how as a gender we are striving to break the glass ceiling and change perceptions. But what if a whole industry was actively crying out for more female CEOs, managers and employees, but very few were accepting the offer?

Telecommuting Top Tips: How to Ask Your Boss

Jayne Morris | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK
Jayne Morris

Successful change requires trust. If you can prove to your boss that flexi-working will enable you to be equally, if not more productive, then not only is it possible to have her support you in a new way of working, but you can also inspire others to follow your lead and become a catalyst for much-needed corporate change.

What It Means to Be a Brand Champion

Chris Rooney | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

Jess and I were sitting in the staff canteen facing the window. Across the road was a scaffolded office block, in the centre of the tarpaulin a large sign read 'Considerate Constructors - improving the image of builders'.

Defining Success

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

What does it mean to be successful? A high-powered job? Bags of money? A fancy house and expensive sports car? Living up to the expectations others have for you? To me, success is far more personal than any of these things.

Flexible Working: Let's Make It Mainstream

Jayne Morris | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

A recent study by Robert Half UK, revealed that nearly a third of UK HR directors cite 'inability to balance personal and professional commitments' as the primary reason for employee burnout. Could the new UK government legislation offering flexible working rights for all help make a difference?

The Three Best Pieces Of Advice I've Ever Received

Martin Nieri | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK
Martin Nieri

On Sunday, The Huffington Post UK turned three. To mark this occasion, the front page carried the three best bits of advice business leaders have ever been given in the pursuit of success. In the same vein, then, I'm sharing the three tips I've distilled from my twenty years working in the advertising and marketing industry...

Can You Ever Be as Good at Your Job After Having Children?

Holly Wainwright | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Wainwright

One of the most challenging things about parenthood is learning to accept change. Accepting the fact once the baby cyclone dust settles, nothing looks like it did before. Not your body, not your relationship, not your friendships. Or your work.

Things Can Only Get Better?

Stephen Evans | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen Evans

The General Election is just 10 months away. But the focus of its debate is a generational challenge to share the benefits of growth, in an environment of ongoing reductions in public spending. The good news is that the current squeeze in living standards is not inevitable and there are choices we make to reach a different outcome.

Zero Hour Contracts, the Impoverished Elephant in the Room

Tom Johnson | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

Outlaw zero hours contracts and instead ensure that any individual entering a work contract is given a legal guarantee of the number of the minimum number of hours they should be required to work. It might increase the costs for corporations and may in the short term lead to a rise in unemployment, but if the economy is growing as fabulously as George Osborne announces, then the number of jobs should increase to combat this problem.

I Used Office Jargon on a Date

Chris Rooney | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

The corporate world is full of pedants and vipers - passive-aggressive and prickly in their ambitions - it is nonetheless where I feel most comfortable. Office work is the least painful work I know. I am useless at anything that requires physical dexterity. In my younger years I worked on building sites but I had no aptitude for it - for me 'graft' means typing quickly...

The Perils of the Jobcentre and the Ineptitude of Their Advisers

Fez Sayed | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK
Fez Sayed

There's a classic song by the band Green Day called 'Warning' from the album of the same name, released in 2000, where agile and energetic front man B...

Poorna Bell

This Is How Bosses Can Make Life Less Hellish For Employees

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Stress is a natural part of work, but when it becomes long term and you find yourself weeping in the toilets, it's time to do a stock take of where yo...

Pay and Self-Employment Crisis Impoverishes as Unemployment Falls

Nick Stephenson | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

The rate of unemployment fell from 6.8% to 6.6% in the last three months, leading to government rejoicing. A rise too in the number of people in work - up 345,000 compared to the previous three months - looks good on the face of it...

How To Copy The Habits Of People Who Never Worry

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're feeling stressed out by life, the first thing to remember is that you're not alone. Anxiety is a huge problem in Britain and according t...