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Promotion - In a Rut or on a Rung!

Shirley Palmer | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shirley Palmer

It takes a bit more than your academic credentials, your job skills and your performance to help you attain the executive level but first and foremost you need to have a plan and the right mindset. In order to help you focus on what you want I have listed some key steps to help you gain that promotion.

Trying to Impress Women on a Team-Building Day

Chris Rooney | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

It was an unseasonably cold morning on the riverside. My colleagues were huddled in a tight formation, shuffling against the breeze. I had asked them to come in 'work clothes' but for office workers this had little meaning.

Are Students Lazy, or Just Being Overworked?

Victoria Farley | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Victoria Farley

Modern student culture in the UK is based around one thing, and one thing alone- drinking. It's ingrained into students the moment they step onto campus for the first time, with a week of celebrations and revelry that's actively encouraged by every university in the country.

Six Honest Truths of Mental Health in the Workplace

Danielle Montgomery | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Montgomery

Not being able to come into the office to do your job because of some thoughts and emotions that you're finding difficult to deal with is alien to a lot of people, and often not taken seriously as a debilitating illness.

The Battle for Apprenticeships Must Be Fought on Two Fronts

Richard Grice | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Grice

Employers must be aware of the variety of skills and talent that is available to them. If the gap between promoting apprenticeships in schools and raising awareness among employers is bridged, the number of new apprenticeships could increase significantly.

1,000 Jobs Created Every Day - But What Kind of Jobs?

Nick Stephenson | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

1.8 million more people are in work since 2010, and that works out at roughly 1,000 per day. It is when you dig a bit deeper that things start to unravel. Only from the middle of 2013 were more employee jobs created than lost. Of the 1.1 million rise in the number in work between 2008 and 2014, 732,000 were actually in self-employment.

Seven Elevators for Elevating Your Culture to New Heights

Annicken R. Day | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Annicken R. Day

If you are a leader, believe me when I say that by embarking on the elevating leadership journey, you will not only quickly see changes in your teams; higher levels of engagement, more inspired cultures and better business results. You will all also be having more fun and live happier lives.

Let's Work Together on International Day of Happiness

Nic Marks | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nic Marks

There is a huge body of research that says that not only do good relationships contribute significantly towards people's happiness at work, but also helps people become more resilient in the face of every day stresses and frustrations.

How To Poo In Peace At Work

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We may have all read 'Everyone Poops' as children, but it seems as adults we are still coy about going to the loo - especially on a date or at work. ...

Have You Failed to Spot a Toxic Work Environment?

Adam Strong | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK
Adam Strong

Excessively long hours, a willingness to take payment in lieu of annual leave, staff giving up their weekends as a matter of course... something's seriously wrong with this picture. Is there undue pressure on your staff to accept this as the norm?

It's Time to Develop a Coaching Culture

Rachel Kay | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK
Rachel Kay

Not everybody has to be a professionally qualified coach, but if everybody with management responsibilities at least exhibits coaching behaviours the result can be extremely powerful.

Apprenticeships: What's in a Name?

Chris Jones | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK
Chris Jones

There's nothing wrong with the concept of gaining practical skills alongside academic study, but that's what 'sandwich year' university programmes already offer. Is it truly an apprenticeship, then, or is it simply re-packaged?

Recipes for Effective Leadership - Don't Look Too Far!

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK
Thomas Gelmi

Effective leadership starts with effective self-leadership. Or can you imagine a really successful leader who expects her team members to be punctual while she is late for meetings or overruns them on a regular basis?

Digital Transformation: The Move to Digital Business

Matthew Finnie | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Tech
Matthew Finnie

For many the assertion that your business can become 100% digital isn't practical but the simplicity and efficiency of digitisation is an ambition that can be leveraged in every business, whether it is shifting bulk aggregates, or tailoring bespoke suits for a global market.

The Job Is Not "Done" When It Comes to Youth Unemployment

Rosi Prescott | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK
Rosi Prescott

The government must be challenged so that we can create a generation that no longer feels lost or bereft of employment prospects. Not only will this save billions of pounds in public finance, it will also help with the wider economy, reduce crime, support skills shortages, and boost our nation's productivity.

Changing Careers at 28, What I Learned

Rhiannon Dance | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rhiannon Dance

Over a year before I left my job, I'd convinced myself that I was a failure for not having pursued my childhood dream of becoming a vet. If we were in medieval times, I'd have been out flagellating myself in the street, full of regret.

The Bank of England's Damascene Moment Shows Just How Important Web-watching is Becoming Within Finance - but Don't Think it's Easy

Emmett Kilduff | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Emmett Kilduff

Every minute of every day sees 100,000 new tweets, 2 million Google searches, and 347 new WordPress blogs, while consumers spend around $272,070 on online purchases.

Management Apprenticeships - Stereotypes and Old Misconceptions

Charles Elvin | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Charles Elvin

It is National Apprenticeship Week this week (9-13 March) and for the Institute of Leadership & Management, the fate of management apprenticeships is a key topic of conversation due to the limitations on funding.

Is Your Dog Getting Too Much 'Me Time'?

Claire Stallard | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Claire Stallard

Although we can't change the fact that dogs want to spend most of their time with us (and why would we as this is what makes them fantastic companions!), we can at least help them by preparing them well for spending a bit of time on their own, should they need to.

A Look at the Working Landscape in 2035

Maite Baron | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

The future isn't set in stone, however it is clear that technology will highly impact the working population, in some cases for the better and in others for the worse, and the reality is that everyone is vulnerable to these changes.

Freelancing Tools Of The Trade - The 90's And Now

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Trying to keep up? Here's how to translate your current resources in to the tools you'll need to keep up with the New Age.

Employee or Entrepreneur - It's a Matter of Choice

Maite Baron | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Fortunately, being an entrepreneur has now become much easier thanks to new technologies and the internet, which have reduced the risk of setting up in business significantly. Lack of job opportunities has also driven entrepreneurial change and so made starting up your own business a much more attractive alternative.

Is Beauty Really a Privilege?

Antonia Mariconda | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Antonia Mariconda

Staying young and attractive certainly seems to be hugely important in today's society. It's difficult to imagine anyone bemoaning the fact that they're beautiful; being physically attractive is considered fortunate, and when beautiful people to complain about their beauty, it seems ungrateful almost.

Britain, a Nation of Entrepreneurs

Stephen Fear | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK
Stephen Fear

As we approach the UK General Election it is obvious that possibly for the first time ever, most, if not all, of the main political parties accept that the creation of wealth through free enterprise is the only real way toward general prosperity.

Fear of the Future

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

For the next four months, I will be completing my university degree. Then, from the end of May, for possibly the first time in my life, I have no idea what I'll be doing. I'm both excited and completely terrified.