UK Work

Bad Work Is Worse Than No Work, So Why Should Unemployed People Take Any Job?

Nick Stephenson | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK
Nick Stephenson

If we want the kind of economy and country where all are empowered to make the most of their careers and lives, and where the needs of the many are prioritised over those of the few, we need to understand the real story behind the coalition 'recovery'.

It's Time for a New Approach to Help People With Mental Health Problems Into Work

Paul Farmer | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Farmer

There is a significant prize here for all concerned. For people with mental health problems, a chance to find appropriate work in a supportive workplace; for employers, the opportunity to support the mental health of all staff; and for the wider economy, the potential to deliver a significant change to our society.

From Work Disengagement to Soul Fulfillment

Maite Baron | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Even in our technological age, people are still the best asset of any business. Unfortunately, while employers may want the best from those they employ, not all are prepared to give it. And not all companies are willing to invest in their workforce to make sure that happens.

Five Big Tips for Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave

Andrea Mara | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Mara

Going back to work after maternity leave is a time of mixed emotions for many mothers - for some it's a worry, for some, it's exciting. And for most, it's a lot from column A and a little from column B.

This Guy Stacks Watermelons In Style

The Huffington Post UK/Zoom.in | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Sometimes the simplest of jobs can be done in the most spectacular way. This guy knows how to get his job done in style....

Working From Home: The Good, The Bad and the Gluttony

Sian Hughes | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Sian Hughes

This week, I've been mostly thinking about the pros and cons of working from home, which I'd like to share. I'll begin with the bad news...

Four Business Lessons From Ganache Macarons: The Sweet Taste of Success

Maite Baron | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

These guys should be an inspiration to anyone who has ever wanted to set up their own business doing something they love, but hasn't, maybe because they haven't wanted to borrow the funds to do it with or simply didn't know how to get sta

Digital Skills - Taking It One Town at a Time

Duncan Higgins | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

It's a widely held belief that the UK's small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. With 99.9% of all UK private sector businesses classified as SMEs and a collective turnover of £3.3 billion, they're an economic force to be reckoned with,

Is It Okay to Cry at Work?

Mike Shaw | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Shaw

Crying is our way of showing something's wrong to other people, letting them know we're going through some kind of emotional anguish. Given the pressures and stresses of work it's the kind of place where, very occasionally, we feel the need to raise a flag and have a cry.

Stranger Than Fiction

Caragh Little | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Tech
Caragh Little

My favourite health and fitness app measures how many steps I've taken each day and how deeply (or- most often- not) I've slept each night. It calculates the balance of the calories I've consumed, and gives me a helpful nudge if I've had too much salt, sugar or saturated fat. It sets me targets, and gives me a virtual pat on the back if I meet or even exceed them.

From Busy to Super Busy: Why It's Time to Give Up the B Word

Daniel E. Browne | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel E. Browne

Being busy is a sort of laziness. While it can mean "actively fully engaged or occupied," when it rolls off the lips of most people it means being overwhelmed and unable to cope. Most people are trapped in overwhelm, and rather than actually looking at the totality of what there is to do and making rational choices...

A Date at Waterloo Station

Chris Rooney | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

Daisy from Marketing had agreed to have a drink with me, with the proviso that she still makes the 19.37 from Waterloo to Clapham Junction. I suggested the bar at the station. On arrival, it seemed a poor choice. It was a charmless drinking-hole, loaded with dark mysticism and sorrow - a locale with the frosty charm of Superman's Fortress of Solitude.

Women In India Can Finally Work As Make-Up Artists

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Women in India will finally be allowed to work as makeup artists after nearly 60 years of exclusion. In ridiculously archaic guidelines from unions...

Seven Networking Tips That Work

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK
Swatee Jasoria

While a nerve-wracking experience for some, networking at events can garner useful business connections, though you'll need to be equipped with more than a good handshake. I've gathered some pointers together based on experience (the good, the bad and the ugly) in the hope they will help prevent networking opportunities from feeling like the first day of school - again.

Five Quick Things to Do When You're Feeling Stressed

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

This is probably one of the hardest articles that I've written, simply because stress is highly personable and there are so many different external factors that can influence the stress-state; however with this being said, when in that state there are some quick and easy things that you can do.

The Blue Morning Express: Rage on the Daily Commute

Ekaterina Botziou | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ekaterina Botziou

The dreaded morning commute; a rite of passage for many who enter the depressingly strict, robotic routine of the working world. Every morning I gather my spirits off the floor and join the throng of morbidly morose, facially vacuous beings who keep the world's economic clock ticking.

A Date With an Angry Civil Servant

Chris Rooney | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

Provoking Audrey was the last thing I wanted to do but I could not help myself. I would say the devil made me do it - if I believed in him. As it was, I could only blame myself for my demonic outburst.

The Cure for Unhappiness

Maite Baron | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

It shouldn't come as any surprise to learn that children are for the most part pretty happy. After all, they have lots of play time, get everything done for them and don't have to worry about paying the bills.

Freud Revelation Exposes Weakness in David Cameron's Technique

Will Black | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

The public, media and political response to the revelation that Lord Freud, in a fringe meeting at Conservative Party conference, suggested that some people with disabilities are not "worth" the minimum wage and perhaps should instead work for as little as £2 an hour, has been fascinating.

How To Trick Your Boss Into Giving You a Pay Rise

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Even when you feel nothing could be more well-deserved, asking your boss for a pay rise is a daunting task. Before you take the plunge, do your ho...

Tipping the Work/Life Balance Scales in Your Favour

Adeline Ginn | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adeline Ginn

It's a well known fact we live in a 24/7 consumer culture. The rise of technology means that almost every aspect of our life has an expectation of immediacy, from our 24 hour news culture, to shops extending their opening hours, to smart phones giving us access to a wealth of information anywhere, at any time.

Skills to Succeed: How Your Hidden Skills Can Boost Your Career

Kirstie Mackey | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK
Kirstie Mackey

Thinking about your future and getting onto the career ladder can be daunting, whether you have a strong CV or not. We often worry whether we are good enough for the role or if we have the right skills and experience.

The Price We're Paying For Stress And Anxiety At Work

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Huge numbers of people are hiding mental health conditions from their employers because they fear it will affect their job, according to a new report....

How to Live in London on Minimum Wage (And Still be Happy)

Lee Tobin | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Tobin

Almost two years ago now, I left that big mass of sun-scorched land down-under for the city which has now been ranked the world's most expensive to live and work in, according to a survey by global estate agents Savills.

How to Change the World and Still Be Home for Dinner With the Kids

Linzi Boyd | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK
Linzi Boyd

Think back to when you were in your 20s. If you were anything like me you had a BIG VISION to change the world and become the next Oprah Winfrey - mo...