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Can We Ditch Our Suits Or Even Quit Work Early During Heatwaves?

Victoria McLean | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

It's one of the hottest British heatwaves on record - and the majority of us are sat at our work desks sweltering. As any of us who have ever been i...

Happy Go Home On Time Day

Sarah Jackson | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Jackson

Today's the longest day of the year. Where will you be spending it? New figures we have released today suggest that if you are a working parent you ...

9 People Share Tips For Overcoming Chronic Procrastination

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

In a world dominated by social media, emails and incessant phone notifications, it can be difficult to concentrate on the task in hand. To help tackle...

Full Time. Part Time. All the Time

Rebekah Smith | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Parents
Rebekah Smith

It's not easy returning to work; back to the routine, back to caring about something more than nap times, feeds and tantrum negotiation. I returned three weeks ago, changing from full time to part time. I still work the equivalent of four days a week and it sometimes feels as though I am trying to 'have it all' - but why shouldn't I have my own identity, career and earnings.

7 Sunday Hacks To Help You Nail Monday Morning

Claudia Canavan | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Monday morning doesn’t have to be filled with trepidation, anxiety and bucket loads of coffee. Just a few simple steps on Sunday can transform the w...

8 Commuter Changes To Help You Live Your Best Monday Morning Life

Claudia Canavan | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It’s Monday morning again. You wake up, shower, maybe start the day with a few sun salutations. You’re feeling good - what could possibly spoil yo...

What Older Women Really Bring To The Workforce

Grace Fodor | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Fodor

If a woman at 45 fears ageism, how should one at 65 feel? We all know that whilst compulsory retirement is no longer legal, there are other ways to undercut and undervalue a member of staff who is perceived to have outlived their purpose.

General Election 2017: Labour Leads On Work And Welfare As Tories Run Out Of Ideas

Nick Stephenson | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

The Conservative manifesto provides broad-brush sketches of some ideas, but only the Labour manifesto shows the power of government to make much-needed change in work and benefits.

The Attention Paradox: Winning By Slowing Down

James Hewitt | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Tech
James Hewitt

Let's consider the work cycle of Jing - a hypothetical manager based in a typical multinational business. She gets out of bed at 6:30am and, like four...

Night Owls, Scientists Have Put Forward A Solid Case For You To Start Working Later

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People who struggle with early starts could actually benefit from starting work later, according to a study. Researchers have suggested that bosses co...

When Money, Status And Power Don't Equal Success

Neel Dhesi | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Neel Dhesi

What isn't remembered or talked about is how much money we made, how big our house was, what car we drove, how successful we were in our career, or anything else acquired through money, status and power, and yet many of us spend a disproportionate amount of our time and effort trying to "succeed" at these things.

Want To Have A Rewarding Career? First, Get Comfortable With Uncertainty

Quora | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Quora

When you can face uncertainty, you stop making excuses for being in a situation you hate. Instead, you'll do some research to learn more about your options and you'll go do something else. Bad careers are for people who think there's something keeping them from making a change. The only thing in the way is their own response to uncertainty.

This Mental Health Awareness Week, Let's Look At The Bigger Picture

Hannah Clare | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Clare

Mental health does not exist in a vacuum, and if we are going to tackle this generation's wellbeing crisis we must recognise that mental health isn't just about what goes on in our heads - it is about where we live, where we work, the pressures we face and the oppression we experience in our day-to-day lives.

Why Mental Health Week Is Wrong

Richard Daniel Curtis | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Daniel Curtis

Mental Health Awareness isn't just about a day, a week or even a month, mental health awareness is about a culture. Shoe-horning a culture shift into a week is not giving it the respect it deserves and will not work. What we need is long-term strategies to embed these changes.

Tackling Maternity Leave Anxiety

Saira Aspinall | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents
Saira Aspinall

The realities of maternity leave when your job is dependent on YOU - as a personality, a creative, a presence in the system really isn't discussed enough. The idea that we are all replaceable, often with a younger model or another identikit 'part-time mum', is difficult to confront.

Tackling Issues At Their Roots: The 'Gap' Still Remains For Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Professor Binna Kandola | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
Professor Binna Kandola

For us to progress, we must move past the realm of simply reporting and observing. Even though examining the difference between male and female salaries is an excellent place to start, we must begin to broaden our understanding and endeavour to undertake contextual analyses of women in the working world so we can combat the roots of gender inequality, rather than the symptoms that come to fruition as a result of them.

Proud Office Weirdo

Joy Muhammad | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK
Joy Muhammad

Every office has one, and everyone dreads being the one. You know, that person that oversteps on the borders of interesting. The one that is the offic...

How You Can End Mental Health Stigma By Wearing A Green Ribbon To Work

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Next month, employees across the capital will be wearing a green ribbon to send a clear message: mental health issues are nothing to be ashamed of in ...

Passion For The Job? No, But I Do Work Hard - Is That Not Good Enough?

Matthew Sanders | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Sanders

A standard interview for a role that, at best, can be described as functional. For a position that most people do not understand or care for fully. Ac...

Acting After Illness #8 Limbo

David King | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David King

Last month I didn't post a blog. Sadly, my father passed away after a short illness. Seeing my Dad attached to a life support machine somewhere be...

Hey Management - Seven Things You Need To Do Now!

Matthew Sanders | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Matthew Sanders

Times are tough and you need to be clever to stay in the game. Unfortunately more and more these days companies are looking into cutting back and bec...

Five Ways To Be A Better Workplace Ally To Your Colleague With Down's Syndrome

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Hayley Goleniowska

In the past decade, societal and workplace attitudes towards individuals with Down's syndrome have made positive strides forwards, but there's still room for improvement. For employers and their workforce, being equipped with the knowledge and understanding of how to better support a colleague with the condition is at the heart of the matter.

'Fro-Zen

Diane Ofili | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Style
Diane Ofili

All too often earning a wage means giving up the 'fro, even a short, clean, pushed-back-by-a-hairband number that resulted in an on-the-spot and crude appraisal by my former manager: 'You need to put some Sof'n'Free' (relaxer) in that'.

Why Work Doesn't Have To Suck

Malcolm White | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm White

If you believe that the work you are doing is worth doing, then the much bandied about, supposedly aspirational attainment of a 'work/life balance' is irrelevant; in fact it actually gets in the way of the desired state of being fully absorbed in the work worth doing. 

All Gig Economy Workers Do Not Play Same Tune

Simon Sapper | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK
Simon Sapper

The future workforce of Britain - where the jobs of the future are going to be and what they are like - has been spotlighted by a new report. And the findings will surprise you.