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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....

How to Learn to Win Again

Danny Bowman | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danny Bowman

Sometimes in life we have moments of hardship and times where you start to lose hope. Below is my five step plan to win again...

Why Bosses Snooping on Our Emails Could Do Us All a Favour

Nitya Rajan | Posted 16.01.2016 | UK Tech
Nitya Rajan

While I don't agree with mass surveillance and I do believe in the right to respect one's "private and family life," the outcry also got me thinking about why bosses snooping on our emails could be a good thing.

Do's and Don'ts When Discussing Stress with an Employee

Katie Buckingham | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK
Katie Buckingham

Mental Health remains a taboo subject within the community and this extends into the workplace. Most employers/managers are still afraid to talk about...

Louise Ridley

You'll Be Jealous Of The Way This UK Company Has Revolutionised Its Working Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK

A British company has shortened its working day from eight hours to six, inspired by a Scandinavian model aimed at boosting wellbeing and efficiency. ...

In Praise Of My Passport

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK
Bhanu Bhatnagar

I ended up studying in the UK, paying the same as someone born and raised there. Yet before I set foot in London to study I had absolutely no connection to the UK. So what makes me, a Swedish citizen of Indian descent, any less of an 'overseas' student than an Indian citizen? Answer: my passport.

Students! Get Ahead of the Pack for the Great Job Hunt of 2016

Anthony Adeloye | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Anthony Adeloye

Before picking up that turkey drumstick or downing that mulled wine, the festive period offers a great opportunity to students to evaluate their job prospects going into the new year. These top five tips will make you fighting ready for your job hunt in 2016.

Football Manager 2016 and Keeping the Dissatisfied Workforce Quiet

Alfie Bown | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech
Alfie Bown

What we see in Football Manager is the replacement of the real playmate with a virtual one so that every gamer can take successful revenge on the computer. In the solitary world of Football Manager, no one has to lose. This active revenge is taken against the computer for a passive defeat suffered at work.

Robots Will Cut Out the Middleman - Oops, That's Us!

Michael Mercieca | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech
Michael Mercieca

The endgame of robotics is to achieve the so-called 'Technological Singularity'; that's the moment when artificial intelligence can truly think for itself, redesign itself, improve itself or build other robots that are better than itself, on its own, without human assistance.

Five Caffeine-Free Ways to Boost Your Energy Levels at Work

Marianne Stenger | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

No matter how much energy you bounce out of bed with in the morning, there's always that one point during the day where your eyelids start to droop and sleeping at your desk begins to seem like an appealing option.

Getting Your Work Groove On: How to Gain More Control

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

Okay I understand that most people can't become a yoga instructor and make a good living. And beanie hats are rarely going to pay the mortgage. But what about instead of plotting an escape we think about how to work differently in our current jobs?

Women In Business Call For An End To Networking Events That Exclude Women

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Business dinners and evening networking events exclude women with families, the chief of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has said - and a ...

Office Air May Be Making You Less Intelligent

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Ever feel like your brain is frazzled after a day at work? Office air may be to blame. A new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives s...

How Joining 'Team Earth' Can Help End the Politics of Gender Difference

Natasha Stromberg | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Stromberg

How often have you heard the phrase 'Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus', to casually explain differences between men and women based on our gender? Pretty often I bet, as these words stormed into the English language back in 1992 when Dr. John Gray published his phenomenally successful book.

Six Reasons to Bring Mindfulness to Your Workplace

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

In our busy workplaces we have so many things to think about, above all our health needs to come first. Bringing a culture of mindfulness to the workplace will not only support wellbeing but also working relationships, motivation, organisation and productivity.

Leaning in to Life and Love

Vanessa Olorenshaw | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vanessa Olorenshaw

Walking along the Tube platform I noticed an elderly couple. The woman was on the train, and, through the open doors, she was holding the hands of a man. They were gazing at each other. The emotion in both their faces was palpable. Something was being said between them, unspoken.

Seven Key Work Skills I Learned From Doing Stand-Up

Liz Fraser | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Comedy
Liz Fraser

Talk to anyone who's done stand-up, and they will tell you that it's the most terrifying thing you can do. (I assume these people haven't worked down a 200-ft mine, defused any bombs, or had lunch with my mother.)

The Key to Creating a Better Life Is to Use Your Personal Positioning System (PPS)

Jackie Mendoza | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Mendoza

When any of my clients, friends or even I, for that matter, feel stuck in this way I always say it's time to revisit what's important to us; in other words, it's time to reconnect with our values and recalibrate what I call our Personal Positioning System or PPS.

Bog Post: You Faint Hearted?

Ian Watson | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Comedy
Ian Watson

As I sit on the bog for the 6th time this morning, gas mask in one hand, Germolene in the other, 'Ring of fire' on the iPod. I wonder what I could possibly have eaten to make my insides so rancid.