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Has Your Boss Ever Asked You About Your Mental Health?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You may readily discuss your bad back with your boss, but when was the last time you discussed your mental health? Half of all employees have never...

Whose Business Is Mental Wellbeing?

Adam Stones | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Adam Stones

It's Mental Health Awareness Week so a good time to reflect on the crucial role businesses can play in supporting mental heath issues. There's not just a moral case but an unquestionable business case for doing so: each year one in four people experience a common mental health condition - such as stress, anxiety or depression - and the overall cost of mental health to the UK economy is estimated at £70 billion per year.

Work on and Live With Purpose

Jilly Forster | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jilly Forster

The culture we live in today, which evolved around lives half as long, does a pretty good job of supporting people up to 50 and then it stops. As we learn about ageing, the potential for people to age well is greater than ever previously imagined.

Respect the Extroverts/Introverts

Gina Lyons | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I genuinely get my energy from people, friends or strangers. I don't function without it. Whereas an introvert might lose energy mingling with people for too long a time, I and other extroverts - feed off it.

'Me? I'm Just a GP...'

Dr Zoe Norris | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK
Dr Zoe Norris

Being a GP isn't about glamour. It's not about high tech equipment. It's not about cutting edge research, or shouting "Get me some paracetamol, stat!". There is very little drama. It's about the challenge of dealing with everything in a tiny amount of time. Of having the skills to develop an instant rapport with a patient you may have never met before...

A Responsible Business' Greatest Asset - Its People

Chris Jones | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK
Chris Jones

If you really want staff your staff to be loyal, you have to enable their development at every step of their career. That involves supporting them to do their current job, helping them progress on that job, and eventually, helping them to move onto the next job.

I Want It All, and I Want It Now

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leeanne Boulton

I don't have time to exercise. I've got fat. I'm constantly wired from mainlining diet coke instead of lunch. My phone beeps constantly from the SIX Twitter accounts, four Facebook accounts, instagram and pinterest accounts that I manage from the iphone I'm enslaved to.

Is This The Most Sarcastic Resignation Note Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Stop everything, because this employee's resignation letter is going to make your day. In what is probably the most honest and gutsy letter of noti...

Think Your Job Interview Was Embarrassing? Think Again...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Under the pressure to perform, it's easy to say or do something a little out of the norm at job interviews. At the time, these embarrassing moments...

Unemployment Down, Employment Up - Only If You 'Reclassify' What Those Terms Mean

Christian Garland | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Politics
Christian Garland

The 'record numbers' now being erroneously counted as 'in employment' like those numbers used to show 'record falls in unemployment' are concocted and made to fit into categories invented for the purposes of spin, and to be sure, the stuff of a continuing and ongoing crisis.

Promotion - In a Rut or on a Rung!

Shirley Palmer | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shirley Palmer

It takes a bit more than your academic credentials, your job skills and your performance to help you attain the executive level but first and foremost you need to have a plan and the right mindset. In order to help you focus on what you want I have listed some key steps to help you gain that promotion.

Trying to Impress Women on a Team-Building Day

Chris Rooney | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

It was an unseasonably cold morning on the riverside. My colleagues were huddled in a tight formation, shuffling against the breeze. I had asked them to come in 'work clothes' but for office workers this had little meaning.

Are Students Lazy, or Just Being Overworked?

Victoria Farley | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Victoria Farley

Modern student culture in the UK is based around one thing, and one thing alone- drinking. It's ingrained into students the moment they step onto campus for the first time, with a week of celebrations and revelry that's actively encouraged by every university in the country.

Six Honest Truths of Mental Health in the Workplace

Danielle Montgomery | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Montgomery

Not being able to come into the office to do your job because of some thoughts and emotions that you're finding difficult to deal with is alien to a lot of people, and often not taken seriously as a debilitating illness.

The Battle for Apprenticeships Must Be Fought on Two Fronts

Richard Grice | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Grice

Employers must be aware of the variety of skills and talent that is available to them. If the gap between promoting apprenticeships in schools and raising awareness among employers is bridged, the number of new apprenticeships could increase significantly.

1,000 Jobs Created Every Day - But What Kind of Jobs?

Nick Stephenson | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

1.8 million more people are in work since 2010, and that works out at roughly 1,000 per day. It is when you dig a bit deeper that things start to unravel. Only from the middle of 2013 were more employee jobs created than lost. Of the 1.1 million rise in the number in work between 2008 and 2014, 732,000 were actually in self-employment.

Seven Elevators for Elevating Your Culture to New Heights

Annicken R. Day | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Annicken R. Day

If you are a leader, believe me when I say that by embarking on the elevating leadership journey, you will not only quickly see changes in your teams; higher levels of engagement, more inspired cultures and better business results. You will all also be having more fun and live happier lives.

Let's Work Together on International Day of Happiness

Nic Marks | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nic Marks

There is a huge body of research that says that not only do good relationships contribute significantly towards people's happiness at work, but also helps people become more resilient in the face of every day stresses and frustrations.

How To Poo In Peace At Work

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We may have all read 'Everyone Poops' as children, but it seems as adults we are still coy about going to the loo - especially on a date or at work. ...

Have You Failed to Spot a Toxic Work Environment?

Adam Strong | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Adam Strong

Excessively long hours, a willingness to take payment in lieu of annual leave, staff giving up their weekends as a matter of course... something's seriously wrong with this picture. Is there undue pressure on your staff to accept this as the norm?

It's Time to Develop a Coaching Culture

Rachel Kay | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Rachel Kay

Not everybody has to be a professionally qualified coach, but if everybody with management responsibilities at least exhibits coaching behaviours the result can be extremely powerful.

Apprenticeships: What's in a Name?

Chris Jones | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Chris Jones

There's nothing wrong with the concept of gaining practical skills alongside academic study, but that's what 'sandwich year' university programmes already offer. Is it truly an apprenticeship, then, or is it simply re-packaged?

Recipes for Effective Leadership - Don't Look Too Far!

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK
Thomas Gelmi

Effective leadership starts with effective self-leadership. Or can you imagine a really successful leader who expects her team members to be punctual while she is late for meetings or overruns them on a regular basis?

Digital Transformation: The Move to Digital Business

Matthew Finnie | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Tech
Matthew Finnie

For many the assertion that your business can become 100% digital isn't practical but the simplicity and efficiency of digitisation is an ambition that can be leveraged in every business, whether it is shifting bulk aggregates, or tailoring bespoke suits for a global market.

The Job Is Not "Done" When It Comes to Youth Unemployment

Rosi Prescott | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Rosi Prescott

The government must be challenged so that we can create a generation that no longer feels lost or bereft of employment prospects. Not only will this save billions of pounds in public finance, it will also help with the wider economy, reduce crime, support skills shortages, and boost our nation's productivity.