UK Work

Why Aren't Women Interested in Rail?

Adeline Ginn | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adeline Ginn

As women we have fought for years for equality. We read constantly how as a gender we are striving to break the glass ceiling and change perceptions. But what if a whole industry was actively crying out for more female CEOs, managers and employees, but very few were accepting the offer?

Telecommuting Top Tips: How to Ask Your Boss

Jayne Morris | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK
Jayne Morris

Successful change requires trust. If you can prove to your boss that flexi-working will enable you to be equally, if not more productive, then not only is it possible to have her support you in a new way of working, but you can also inspire others to follow your lead and become a catalyst for much-needed corporate change.

What It Means to Be a Brand Champion

Chris Rooney | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

Jess and I were sitting in the staff canteen facing the window. Across the road was a scaffolded office block, in the centre of the tarpaulin a large sign read 'Considerate Constructors - improving the image of builders'.

Defining Success

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

What does it mean to be successful? A high-powered job? Bags of money? A fancy house and expensive sports car? Living up to the expectations others have for you? To me, success is far more personal than any of these things.

Flexible Working: Let's Make It Mainstream

Jayne Morris | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

A recent study by Robert Half UK, revealed that nearly a third of UK HR directors cite 'inability to balance personal and professional commitments' as the primary reason for employee burnout. Could the new UK government legislation offering flexible working rights for all help make a difference?

The Three Best Pieces Of Advice I've Ever Received

Martin Nieri | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK
Martin Nieri

On Sunday, The Huffington Post UK turned three. To mark this occasion, the front page carried the three best bits of advice business leaders have ever been given in the pursuit of success. In the same vein, then, I'm sharing the three tips I've distilled from my twenty years working in the advertising and marketing industry...

Can You Ever Be as Good at Your Job After Having Children?

Holly Wainwright | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Wainwright

One of the most challenging things about parenthood is learning to accept change. Accepting the fact once the baby cyclone dust settles, nothing looks like it did before. Not your body, not your relationship, not your friendships. Or your work.

Things Can Only Get Better?

Stephen Evans | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen Evans

The General Election is just 10 months away. But the focus of its debate is a generational challenge to share the benefits of growth, in an environment of ongoing reductions in public spending. The good news is that the current squeeze in living standards is not inevitable and there are choices we make to reach a different outcome.

Zero Hour Contracts, the Impoverished Elephant in the Room

Tom Johnson | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

Outlaw zero hours contracts and instead ensure that any individual entering a work contract is given a legal guarantee of the number of the minimum number of hours they should be required to work. It might increase the costs for corporations and may in the short term lead to a rise in unemployment, but if the economy is growing as fabulously as George Osborne announces, then the number of jobs should increase to combat this problem.

I Used Office Jargon on a Date

Chris Rooney | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

The corporate world is full of pedants and vipers - passive-aggressive and prickly in their ambitions - it is nonetheless where I feel most comfortable. Office work is the least painful work I know. I am useless at anything that requires physical dexterity. In my younger years I worked on building sites but I had no aptitude for it - for me 'graft' means typing quickly...

The Perils of the Jobcentre and the Ineptitude of Their Advisers

Fez Sayed | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK
Fez Sayed

There's a classic song by the band Green Day called 'Warning' from the album of the same name, released in 2000, where agile and energetic front man B...

Poorna Bell

This Is How Bosses Can Make Life Less Hellish For Employees

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Stress is a natural part of work, but when it becomes long term and you find yourself weeping in the toilets, it's time to do a stock take of where yo...

Pay and Self-Employment Crisis Impoverishes as Unemployment Falls

Nick Stephenson | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

The rate of unemployment fell from 6.8% to 6.6% in the last three months, leading to government rejoicing. A rise too in the number of people in work - up 345,000 compared to the previous three months - looks good on the face of it...

How To Copy The Habits Of People Who Never Worry

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're feeling stressed out by life, the first thing to remember is that you're not alone. Anxiety is a huge problem in Britain and according t...

Apps For A Travel Adventure - Without Leaving Your Desk

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Barton | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you work in an office, no matter how much you love your job, when summer hits, it can be tempting to want to escape beyond the four walls of your c...

What The UK Can Do To Improve Our Work-Life Balance

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The way we live our working lives is never far from the spotlight, these days. A recent survey for Depression Awareness Week revealed that as many ...

The Suicidal Society

Nick Clements | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

We are a happy and simple people, that's all we wish for. I've never been to your lands, but I can feel what you are doing. It feels like a very grim, unhappy place where you live. You must only ever talk about death.' The Eastern European shaman was talking about the Western European culture.

What Comedians Have To Say About The 9-5

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A dark sense of humour is definitely required when it comes to work. Of all the areas of daily life, our careers tend to provoke as much anxiety, ...

Best Power Lunches To Help You Avoid Afternoon Sleepy Time

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Of all the meals in the day, lunchtime is the one that no longer has any 'me time'. For office workers, this midday meal was long ago subsumed into...

Run For The Hills If You See These Things In Your Office

The Huffington Post UK | Philippa Warr | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Comedy

Offices can become home to strange collections of objects. Looking at the promo copies, professional samples, desktop detritus and attempts to per...

A Very British Walk of Shame

Chris Rooney | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

I started dressing, rolling to the side as I forced my foot into a tightly laced shoe. There was a certain pathos to my clownish panic. Dannie watched me with dead eyes, my flimsy charm from the night before had evaporated. I could only hope I was one of her better mistakes.

How To Stop Working So Hard And Still Get All Your Work Done (Yes, Really!)

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ouch. We know you don't want to hear it, but UK workers are lagging behind on the productivity front. In 2012, the Office for National Statistics r...

You Don't Have To Be A Bad Boss If You Don't Want To

The Huffington Post UK | Philippa Warr | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Nobody sets out to become a bad boss. But that doesn't mean it can't or won't happen. Perhaps the position you were promoted from just didn't teac...

22 Best Pranks You Can Play On Your Friends At Work

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Admit it. The last laugh you had a work wasn't an uplifting moment. Perhaps you shared a juicy piece of gossip that raised a group smirk. Or you sn...

Help to Work: Won't Help Won't Work

James Coe | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
James Coe

Long term unemployed people will have their benefits cut unless they visit a Job Centre everyday, undertake voluntary work or undertake training. If those out of work fail to partake in one of these tasks they will initially lose four weeks Job Seekers Allowance in the first instance then 13 weeks for a second failure.