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Anyone For Human Sheep Herding? Weird And Wonderful Team Building Events...

Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to provoking a hostile reaction from employees, the words ‘team building activities’ are up there with ‘redundancies’ and ‘pay...

10 Easy Techniques To Get Through To Awkward Colleagues

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to workplace stress, nothing gets our heart rate shooting up like a particularly awkward colleague. According to a recent study, 40%...

ESA - A Phoney Solution for an Unreal Problem

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

Today these two very different problems have become completely muddled. The ESA system, with its demeaning assessments and its ineffective Work Programme, is a sprawling public policy disaster.

Does Your Office Have One Of These?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When you push through the doors of an office, you can no longer be certain the inside will seem familiar. Sure, it could be the same old dreary fo...

Ten Tips For Work/Life Balancing

Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"Work to live, don't live to work" It's an oft-repeated phrase but one that's often easier to preach than to practice. Whether it's your phone buzzing...

German Ministry Has An Excellent Idea For Avoiding Work Burnout

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

CORRECTION: Ursula von der Leyen's title has been updated to reflect that she is no longer Labour minister. Experts have called on British bosses t...

10 Reasons These Are The Happiest Professions Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Although it might be tempting to assume that a new career will make you happy, there's more to feeling satisfied at work than your job title. Resea...

Female Experts on TV Are Still a Rare Species

Barbara Stocking | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Barbara Stocking

It was disappointingly timely that last week the hostility often faced by women in positions of seniority or visibility in public life was brought to the fore by the Daily Mail's diary story about the panel of experts invited to discuss the results of the BICEP2 study on Newsnight.

As Young Workers' Month Ends: It's Time to Get Organised

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Josiah Mortimer

It's been a bad couple of weeks for trade unionism. Two of its greatest champions - Tony Benn and Bob Crow - have both passed away. But beneath the sadness, something interesting has been happening. Something that offers hope for a previously moribund movement...

Five Ways To Kick The Negative Work Attitude In Five Minutes

Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

No matter where you work or how much you love your job, you can still find yourself banging your head against a productivity brick wall from time to t...

Brits On Zero-Hour Contracts Could Get Right To Fixed Work

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics

Workers on controversial zero-hours contracts should get a legal right to a fixed-hours arrangement after 12 months, a think-tank has concluded. Th...

How A Stressful Job Could Keep Your Mind Sharp After Retirement

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Stressed at work? That might just be a good thing. According to a new study a demanding job that causes you stress today could benefit you in the futu...

Britain's Happiest Workers: 10 Towns Where You'll Find Them

The Huffington Post UK | Libby Banks | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the current economic climate the job search can be a little daunting, and it's not surprising that more and more of us are relocating in pursuit of...

Planet Office

Sophia Parsons | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Parsons

For the past few months I have opened myself up to the world of the office environment, having never experienced this sort of bubble before (usually succumbing myself to either working with children or making coffee) I was apprehensive and intrigued about what I would learn from these new and unfamiliar surroundings.

Your Future, Your Ambition

Jenny Garrett | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Garrett

The iniative is the latest London-wide project receiving her focused attention. Yvonne is part of the event organising team under the leadership of Tunde Akintokin of Cisco Systems enlisting the support of at least 20 main corporate organisations to help shape the hearts and minds of society's future leaders...

Repelling a Woman at a Networking Event

Chris Rooney | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

The room was crowded with people in variations of our attire, many of the males had longish hair parted towards the middle, several had their shirt sleeves half rolled up - there was something of the '90s Richard Madeley about these men, affable and moderately successful, but crushingly dull.

Web for Everyone Launches Campaign to Fight Internet Inequality

Freya Bromley | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Freya Bromley

As we celebrate 25 years of the World Wide Web, the Web for Everyone coalition wants to give thousands of people the power to learn new digital skills. The aim of the partnership is to address 'internet inequality' by encouraging people from all walks of life, young and old, to not only use the Web but create it.

Brits On Zero-Hours Contracts More Than DOUBLE What You Thought

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Politics

Zero-hours contracts have been found to be more than twice previous official estimates as new figures from the Office for National Statistics showed 5...

NEEDED: Young Female Role Models

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK

More younger female role models are needed, according to a business group which found that most people who inspire workers are either dead, approachin...

Major Culture Transformation to Help Women in the Workplace Needed

Barbara Stocking | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK
Barbara Stocking

Unless we see a true cultural shift and change of attitude throughout the fabric of our workplaces, no matter how hard a college like Murray Edwards tries, it will still be difficult for our women to have the impact they aspire to in the world.

What's Wrong With Everybody?

Mark Young | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK
Mark Young

All I'm asking is that people bring more of their life values into business with them. React more to colleagues as they would to their friends and see the whole picture rather than becoming embroiled in politics and the trappings of business.

What Is Having It All? It's Having A (anything) L (life) L (lacks)

Shannon Edwards | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Shannon Edwards

The constant conversation about women, men, work, family, children and what it means to 'have it all' always stops short for me on the 'all' front. What does 'all' mean? Is it different for me? For you?

Romanian Vampires to British Empires

Stephen Fear | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen Fear

I understand the concern of many people in the UK who feel that immigration is generally bad, and that a flood of Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants will affect their job prospects, or those of their offspring, but personally I think moderate immigration is a good thing.

Fake Self-Employment Replaces Real Jobs in Sick UK Economy

Nick Stephenson | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

More than half of the new 'jobs' created in the UK economy since 2008 have been in self-employment, and the income they attract has taken a sharp dive.

Take a Sickie - But Not When Channel 4 Says So

Dale Bilson | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dale Bilson

Lying there, wishing it would end, I was worried they would think I was skiving. Bunking off. Throwing a sickie. I didn't think they would believe I was genuinely ill.