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Work Hard for a Good Reason

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

It's no secret - I detest work that requires sitting down and I detest work that requires using my brain. These two traits were the cause of my dismal...

The Night Tube

Olivia Jones | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Olivia Jones

I wouldn't like to assume what the Night Tube is going to be like but after once speaking to the ticket inspector on the high speed service from St Pancras International to Strood, I understand that the later the service, the more unpleasant the experience. He nick named that service the Vomit Comet, which I think dangerously glamourises it.

Try-oomph

Danielle Wood | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Wood

By definition, success is accomplishing an aim or purpose. Success is subjective: to one it is working on Wall Street while to another it's efficientl...

Notes on Denmark: People and Practices

Harvey Wilks | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

Eight months after moving to Denmark, I'm now straddling that crepuscule between things being novel and others becoming the norm, so in this lucid moment I wanted to jot down a few observations, about my experience of Denmark and, more importantly, about the people who hail from it - an invitees examination, if you will.

Employers Have No Excuse to Ignore Mental Health

Adam Stones | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK
Adam Stones

There is a lot written about mental health in the workplace and a lot of ideas on how to protect and support employees fly around. And yet many organisations still do not act - are they confused by where to start, shackled by the stigma that still surrounds mental health, or have simply failed to understand the imperatives?

The Rules Have Changed: Gender Roles in Modern Society

Kathrine Bejanyan | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathrine Bejanyan

At the heart of most relationship problems nowadays is unclear expectations and contradictory roles or goals between partners. Modern couples are plagued with a whole set of new problems - where to live if each partner's job is in a different location?

Stop Overthinking Your Millennial Employees

Dom Fletcher | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK
Dom Fletcher

In many ways 'millennial-talk' is hyperbole. Taken literally, if I believed everything that has been written about millennials - I shouldn't be writing this. My sense of entitlement would mean that I'd be resigning from my third job to launch a start-up that sells digital mindfulness from a semi-derelict storeroom...

When Trying to Be Productive Can Harm Productivity

Grace Olivia Parry | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Olivia Parry

Have you ever tried forcing something in life? Something unrelated to productivity levels, in this instance? What happens? My guess is, like pretty much every time, it fails. Things can only happen in life if we truly want them to. If we start to follow a path lined with uncertainly, it's never going to work out.

Why Training People Leads to a More Innovative Business

Mark Farrar | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK
Mark Farrar

Training is often viewed as only applicable for learning new skills and so employers do not always deem it necessary for some roles. The reality is that training delivers so much more. Absolutely, it builds new skills and increases knowledge - however, it also helps to reinforce the confidence in individuals, helping them to recognise their own capabilities.

Losing Your Job: One Year On

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

Give yourself time to adjust and grieve for your loss. I looked to poetry to write out my insecurities, upset, and uncertainty of the future - you'll find something that can help you too.

Loyalty Redefined - With Apologies To Her Majesty

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

Many of us have experienced a great surge of pride and affection for the Royal Family, and in particular for the Queen in recent weeks. A recent poll...

Would You Like a Side Order of Sexual Harassment With That?

Bronte Huskinson | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Bronte Huskinson

In an ideal world, stuff like this wouldn't be happening. I know that might be too much to ask, no one can control what people say. Just respect the staff of the places you visit. Stop harassing them if they are clearly not interested, and for the love of God leave the 16 year olds alone, making them uncomfortable is far from a joke. Respect the staff. That isn't too much to ask.

We Need To Stop Sending Personal Messages Through Work

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Tech

Employees still send huge quantities of personal messages during work hours despite a recent European Court ruling which saw one employee fired for us...

Women in Finance Need to Find More Confidence to Help Address the Gender Gap

Olivia Hill | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
Olivia Hill

Following extra pressure reviewing gender inequalities when it comes to pay, the Government is calling on financial services employers to sign up to a...

Are You Ready for the Character Interview?

Edith Bryan | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK
Edith Bryan

Have you experienced character based questions at interview? How did you get on? What do you think about employers assessing your personality and values? Should the selection process be purely competency based?

Spring Cleaning for the Mind: Four Superficial Changes That Can Improve Your Mental Focus

Tayana Simons | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

What if tackling the little things first allowed us to tackle the bigger issues more easily? Recent research over has shown that some small, seemingly superficial changes can make a big difference to our mental focus and wellbeing.

Don't Be Taken for a Ride by the New Living Wage: Big Firms are Denying it to Cycle Couriers

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK
Cathal Sheerin

The 1st April sees an increase in the minimum wage, rebranded as the National Living Wage, to £7.20 for those over 25 years of age. But one group of workers - cycle couriers - will be denied this modest boost to their income.

A Wage That Excludes Young Workers Is Worse Than Any April Fool

Liam Beattie | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Beattie

Today sees the introduction of the National Living Wage, a flagship policy of the Chancellor, George Osborne, who boldly announced last year that "Britain deserves a pay rise". However there's one gaping hole in this policy, under 25s, those who keep our service sector running and often fill the most underpaid jobs, will be excluded... Everyone in Britain deserves a pay rise on today, the 1st April; discriminating against a section of the workforce based on age is no more than a joke.

We Asked People How Much You Need To Earn To Be Happy

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK

How much money would you need to be paid to be happy? From 1 April, the Government is introducing a new 'national living wage' meaning that everyone o...

Five Practical Ways to Maximize Productivity in Your Home Office

Sasha G Brown | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK
Sasha G Brown

As a mother of two beautiful girls, I've experienced first-hand the struggles of balancing work with the responsibilities of being a parent. I jumped at the opportunity to work from home, but I quickly realized I needed to set boundaries in order to maximize my productivity in a busy home. ..

Budget 2016: How the Rowntrees Could Cure George Osborne's Productivity Problem

Julia Unwin | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Politics
Julia Unwin

It's been easy to miss given the dominance of Europe, but George Osborne must stand before the Commons tomorrow in a very tricky predicament to delive...

Employers Should Take the Idea of Working From Home More Seriously

Josh Moorcroft-Jones | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Moorcroft-Jones

If there's something any business owner will tell you, it's that running a business is expensive and it's only getting more so. One of the biggest ove...

Beauty Lovers, We've Just Found Your Dream Office

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Style

Think the Google office is the coolest workplace you've ever seen? Think again. Beauty fans and makeup obsessives, prepare to get some serious job ...

Battling an Eating Disorder in the Workplace

Habiba Khanom | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Habiba Khanom

I am sitting at my desk in the newsroom, watching my colleagues working, preparing for their next report. They seem to be full of energy and not a care in the world about whether they should eat or not or how they look like. Why can't I be like them? I ask myself...

Return to Work as an Outcome - Good for Mental Health?

Dr Richard Heron | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK
Dr Richard Heron

The recent report by the Mental Health Task Force chaired by Paul Farmer of Mind is the latest call for employment to be recognized as a "health outco...