UK Work

How My Employer And I Handled My Cancer Diagnosis

Katharine Osborne | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katharine Osborne

I wanted to write this because I want to encourage people to get symptoms checked out as early as possible. Many cancers are curable if they are detected early. Be your own advocate; keep pushing for answers until you have them.

Are Female Leaders Judged Differently?

Allyson Zimmermann | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Politics
Allyson Zimmermann

Do we pore over male leaders with this same forensic examination? Or are female leaders judged differently due to a combination of conscious and unconscious bias? I think you can already surmise the answer.

Time To Embrace The Wisdom Of The Crowd?

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

Dare I mention how many weeks there are left to the end of 2016? For many this triggers a small panic attack about preparing for the holiday season - for others it signals a countdown to the trauma of end of year performance appraisals.

Do Women Make Better Parents Than Men?

John L. Adams | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Parents
John L. Adams

In answer to the question, no women do not better parents than men. There are, of course, bad dads in the world and there are also bad mothers. I just don't think society gives men the opportunities to prove what great parents they can be. This is simply because the overwhelming responsibility for raising children almost always falls on women and this starts at birth.

The Workplace Dress Code; A Conundrum For The Uninitiated

Mark Oaten | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Style
Mark Oaten

I know workplace dress codes are usually unwritten and grow out of culture. If you get the memo, so to speak, all well and good. But it can be so easy to stick out like a sore thumb if you fail to read between the lines. When did things get so complicated!

Winter Is Coming

Iris Maxfield | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Iris Maxfield

In shops across the country, change is approaching and an old friend has arrived: tinsel. The encroaching face of Santa Claus and red and green wrappi...

The Realities Of Working From Home

Toni Hargis | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK
Toni Hargis

To some, "working from home" sounds idyllic or perhaps just plain cushy. No more commuting to work, no more dressing in clothes you wouldn't normally be seen dead in, no more chained to your desk till lunch time, no more irritating colleagues and most importantly, no more distractions.

Jobseeker Comes Up With Unique Way To Get His CV Noticed

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When you’re looking for a job, sending off your CV and never hearing back is one of the most frustrating things in the world. Especially as you can ...

Wellbeing At Work - It's Not Just Apples

Alex Bailey | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Bailey

It's probably not a surprise to any of us that stress and mental ill-health are two of the leading causes of long-term workplace absence in the UK. We're working longer hours - even compared to just four years ago - and we're struggling to switch off when we get home.

10 Rules For Working From Home

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The number of people working from home is on the rise - and no surprise. What’s not to love about being your own boss? The most recent survey by the...

Why Mums Need #WorkThatWorks

Nikki Cochrane | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Parents
Nikki Cochrane

This week sees the launch of the Digital Mums #WorkThatWorks Report in conjunction with the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr). And what is abundantly clear is that the lack of flexible working for mothers in the UK remains utterly scandalous.

How To Tell If Your Boss Is A Psychopath

Terence Mauri | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Terence Mauri

I have a confession. I once had a psychopath boss. His nickname in the office was 'silent assassin'. He wasn't the CEO but did hold a senior position as Head of Department for a big consultancy I worked at.

No Country For Young Women

Joe Levenson | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK
Joe Levenson

It's not in any of our interests to write off an entire generation. We cannot afford to be complacent about the challenges many young people are facing. That's why we're calling for urgent action so that all young people can prosper and thrive, rather than have to struggle to survive.

Urged On By Shadow Chancellor UK Foster Care Workers Vote To Unionise

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

In an historic moment for the child fostering sector - and urged on by the Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP - foster care workers have voted to unionise and launch their own branch of the Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain Union (IWGB). The decision was taken at a packed meeting of foster care workers at Parliament on Monday 19th September.

It's 2016, But Women Are Still Being Told To Wear High Heels And More Makeup At Work

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Employers regularly tell women to put on more makeup, wear high heels and short skirts, new research has found. Large numbers of women feel their empl...

15 Things We Are Doing At Work (When We're Meant To Be Working)

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When five o’clock rolls around we feel like we’ve been slaving away over our computers for days. But now a new study, by Rescue Plus Effervescent...

It's A Great Time To Get Hired!

Damian Hinds | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Politics
Damian Hinds

Taking the first step onto the career ladder is one of the most challenging things we will ever do. Whether they've just left school, college or uni...

How To Achieve The Perfect Work-Life Balance

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

In our current always-on work culture, creating space for other ways to enhance our lives is becoming increasingly challenging. The Mental Health Fou...

11 Things You Only Know When You’ve Found Your Work BFF

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The only thing that gets us out of bed and into the office on a Monday morning is our work BFF. The friend who gives us all the juicy gossip, sends th...

Should You Remove Your Engagement Ring For A Job Interview?

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Style

Whether to wear an engagement ring to a job interview has become a topic of heated discussion. And yes, it is still 2016. This is all thanks to recrui...

Women Who Wear Makeup Get Paid More, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Style

Women who turn up to work looking well-groomed earn significantly more money than their less-preened peers, according to a new study. Previous studies...

You Don't Succeed By Working 130 Hours Each Week

Mark Hillary | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK
Mark Hillary

There are 168 hours in total in one week. If you sleep for eight hours each night then the total time left in a week is just 112 hours - less that the 130 hours that Mayer suggests it is possible to be at work. The idea that working all night is something that should be regularly expected is also nonsense.

Redundancy - To Hell And Back To The Future

Cerys Aedy | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cerys Aedy

These days I'm hearing more and more about the stress and heartache redundancy brings, so I decided to write a very personal piece reflecting the gamut of emotions I experienced whilst going through this very same process.

Putting The 9-5 In The History Books

Rich Preece | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK
Rich Preece

When so much is changing in the world we need to continually question whether there are better ways of doing things. We now have the tools to work when and where we want and the demand to maintain flexible hours may finally put the 9-5 as we once knew it in the history books.

Why Work Experience Is Really Important For Young People

Vikram Kumar Khosla | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Vikram Kumar Khosla

The Government should ensure that businesses do more for us because even if we don't have the adequate training required, we can always learn new things like we normally do seven hours a day at school. The former employment minister Priti Patel believes that we should 'step away from the selfie sticks and put down Snapchat and do some work experience.' Not everyone wants to work when they are sixteen but for those who do, more needs to be done.