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Uni vs College

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I'm currently doing a study abroad year at a college in Louisiana. It is a small Jesuit Liberal Arts School, so I won't claim that I can speak on behalf of all colleges in the USA or universities in the UK, as they are all very different!...

If People Communicated In Real Life How They Do On Email, It'd Look Like This

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Imagine what would happen if email etiquette made its way into everyday life? It would be pretty hilarious, although probably quite frightening. Th...

Why Women Are Still Unhappier at Work Than Men

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Verde Nieto

While this could simply reflect the fact that women may be more open to discussing their emotions, the charity has a different - and more worrying - view, that women are unhappy at work because of self-imposed pressure.

How to Stress Less - What Stresses You Out?

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

As an entrepreneur, therapist, husband, father of two and fitness fanatic, I think it's fair to say that I have a fairly pressure sensitive lifestyle, and fully understand the working pressures and difficulties that most men have when it comes to "attempting" to achieve a work-life-balance.

Millions Of You Want To Work More Hours But Can't

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Politics

The number of Britons wanting to work more hours has hit a new high after a massive increase in the number of people classed as "underemployed", accor...

Have Some Manners, Please

Sian Elvin | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Elvin

What kind of world do we live in now that no one bothers to tell another human being to have a nice day? ... Good manners can make someone's day, so let's all just give it a go. I'm sure we'll feel much better about ourselves as a result, and the world will probably be much nicer.

Child Sexual Abuse Content Downloaded on a Fifth of Corporate Networks

Christian Berg | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Berg

The growth in portable USB devices and mobile storage means there is a disturbing trend of offenders increasingly bringing illegal images or videos into the workplace. In fact, many businesses are already unwittingly storing, and allowing the movement of, illegal images and videos across their networks.

I Was Caught Dad-Dancing

Chris Rooney | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

The day after the ball, I felt fine. I did not harbour the dread that follows a night of self-abasement. Still, the picture of my pasty visage was a giveaway. I had shamed myself. The newsletter was quarterly so I would have to endure its presence in the canteen for some time. I could destroy every copy but they would only be replenished by a keen intern.

An Ode to the Work Spouse

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

I met my third wife Stacey-Lee on the set of Coronation Street. Well, the offices anyway. I was desk hopping and she was sat in my seat. I've not forgiven for that because it wasn't the beginning of a romantic comedy just a ball ache because I had to find another desk.

Why Being Contacted By Your Boss While On Holiday Is The Worst

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Holidays are meant to be a chance to unwind, but with technology making staying connected to work more and more possible, there can sometimes be an un...

Rachel Moss

This Man Can Teach You How To Be Happy And Make A Load Of Money Doing It

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Do you go to work every day because you want to or because you have to? If your answer is the latter, you certainly aren't alone: one in three Brit...

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 22.09.2014 | 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 16.09.2014 | 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 15.09.2014 | 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'.