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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 18.04.2016 | 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...

Feeling Emotional? Good!

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Rosethorn

The meltdown in world economic markets of 2008/9 feels like a long time ago, but it is important not to forget lessons learned. Back then, in the aftermath, as people searched for answers to make sure it never happened again, there were two words often repeated - change culture. If good has come as a result of what happened, then the growing interest in understanding and managing corporate culture is it.

Wake Up Well and Start Your Day Feeling Great

Susan Leigh | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

How we awaken in the morning can impact on the rest of the day. If we wake up feeling jaded, in need of more sleep or stressed and overwhelmed at the prospect of the coming day it may well be time to reflect on our habits and the way we manage our lives. Let's look at some ways to better support yourself and your quality of life.

Stop Telling Millennials We Chose This Job Market

John Fletcher | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK
John Fletcher

There's an unsettling pattern in the words and phrases used by businesses and recruitment 'experts' when talking about people of my generation - the so-called 'Millennials' - and the way we approach working.

Beyond Employee Ownership?

Ed Mayo | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK
Ed Mayo

Imagine working somewhere where you not only had a say over your own work, but could direct the organisation as a whole? A business where you had not just employee ownership, but employee control, a real stake?

Four Tips for Finding That All-Important Summer Placement

Caitlin Doherty | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Caitlin Doherty

Placements are the Holy Grail of the student summer, but, hopefully, by following these few pieces of advice and constantly refreshing your Hotmail inbox, you'll soon be in need of some credit on that Oyster Card. Good luck...

The (Working) Benefits of Being a Millennial

Carolina Are | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Carolina Are

Sure, Millennials have it a lot harder when it comes to making their job count. We will probably have worked 100 jobs by the age of 60, all while still renting a house in the middle of nowhere and commuting to work for hours. But we will also be able to change our job titles to something outlandish and, most importantly, shape our company and its products rather than letting them shape us.

An Open Letter to Nicky Morgan MP

Joeli Brearley | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Parents
Joeli Brearley

Firstly, I do not believe that all employers behave like this out of malice, but out of ignorance. They panic, believing pregnancy could have a detrimental impact on their stability. Many are unaware of what the laws are.

Are you ready to choose pain?

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

So it's that time of the year again - or more specifically a new year again - and we all have a tendency to think about what we want to make happen, what we want to prioritise and very often key things we want to improve or change.

Planning a Career Change or Hoping to Get Promoted? Here Five Reasons to Upgrade Your Qualifications

Marianne Stenger | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

Whether you're looking to earn an advanced degree or get a certificate in order to gain a competitive edge in your place of work or industry, education broadens your job prospects and puts you in a better position to negotiate a pay rise or ask for a promotion.

Dawn Foster Interview: Equality, Misogyny and Leaning Out

Ariane Sherine | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Politics
Ariane Sherine

Social affairs journalist Dawn Foster's new book Lean Out is a mere 81 pages long, but it packs a powerful punch. Inspired by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg's likeable bestseller Lean In, it's much more than just a riposte to the popular business manifesto for women....