Don't Be a Turkey

Monica Parker | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK
Monica Parker

I sailed for a week in Turkey last summer and it was the best holiday of my life. I found the people to be lovely, open and kind. My heart breaks for what I fear will be a difficult point in their political evolution, as they struggle to carve out some very basic freedoms for their people, one of which is certainly a free internet.

Ten Tips For Work/Life Balancing

Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"Work to live, don't live to work" It's an oft-repeated phrase but one that's often easier to preach than to practice. Whether it's your phone buzzing...

Why Gossip Is No Bad Thing...

Huffington Post UK | Libby Banks | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Gossip, especially gossip at work, is generally considered a bad thing. While it’s hard to deny that few catty words shared at the water cooler can ...

Mental Health at Work: Show Leadership and Start Talking

Charlie Mowat | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK
Charlie Mowat

There must be many more people who have suffered mental ill health as I have, and yet still work and succeed. I want to take this opportunity to encourage business owners and employees to speak up and share your experiences, as the more of us there are having the conversation, the louder it will be.

Making Flexible Working Work for You

Penny de Valk | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK
Penny de Valk

Despite regular reports that flexible workers are more productive and committed, the practice is still regularly presented as one of the biggest issues in the workplace, with managers too often looking at it as a problem to be solved rather than as a problem solving tool.

What's Wrong With Everybody?

Mark Young | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK
Mark Young

All I'm asking is that people bring more of their life values into business with them. React more to colleagues as they would to their friends and see the whole picture rather than becoming embroiled in politics and the trappings of business.

Take a Sickie - But Not When Channel 4 Says So

Dale Bilson | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dale Bilson

Lying there, wishing it would end, I was worried they would think I was skiving. Bunking off. Throwing a sickie. I didn't think they would believe I was genuinely ill.

Married to the Job in More Ways Than One

Baukjen de Swaan Arons | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Baukjen de Swaan Arons

I have a confession, I work with my husband and I like it. There, I said it. For most people, the thought of working with their other half sends them running for the hills. Even some of our closest friends are surprised that we manage to spend so much time together without ever tearing our hair out, but we don't. Or at least I don't.

How to Make the First Two Weeks of 2014 Super Productive

Magdalena Bak-Maier | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Bak-Maier

We are now past Christmas Day and quickly rolling into the New Year celebrations. Soon, it will be time to set fresh goal and new year resolutions yet again. It seems we just did that not too long ago.

I Gave at the Office

Monica Parker | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK
Monica Parker

Despite this, I can't blame people for feeling a bit bah-humbug about holiday workplace charity. I find giving very personal. It's a bit of a tinsel laden minefield. How much do you give? Anonymously or not?

All About the Women

Anjali Ramachandran | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Tech
Anjali Ramachandran

We've had a pretty good few weeks as far as elevating the status of women in the workplace is concerned. Articulate Network, the database of women speakers in the tech and creative industries, finally launched to the public on Lanyrd.

Breaking Bad Work Habits

Dave Coplin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dave Coplin

'Success' comes down to organisations nurturing creativity and ideas in order to grow and flourish. The good news is that that UK economy appears to be on the mend. A substantial 29.87million of us are in work and most jobs are full time and permanent. However, there are question marks as to how productive we are whilst at work.

10 Ways to Create a Compassionate Workplace

Andy Fraser | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Andy Fraser

Since today is World Kindness Day and most of us will be spending it at work, I thought this would be a good time to share a few tips on how we can transform our workplace in a way that benefits, well... basically everyone.

Six Good Reasons to Create a Compassionate Workplace

Andy Fraser | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Andy Fraser

Before you start picturing boardroom sing-alongs and group hugs around the water cooler, let's define a compassionate workplace as follows: a work environment where people feel valued and supported, and are encouraged to develop their skills and reach their full potential.

Confronting the Elephant in the Boardroom

Dr. Sandra Delroy | Posted 14.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sandra Delroy

Do you remember the last time that someone in your office talked openly about mental health issues? Have you ever heard a colleague discussing anxiety or depression in the work environment? In 2013, mental health continues to be a business taboo - the elephant in the boardroom.

The Modern Working Environment: Have We Become a Nation of Office-Phobes?

Michael Bernd Bayer | Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Tech
Michael Bernd Bayer

There's a misconception that office working is no longer as productive or cost effective as mobile or remote working. As communications become increasingly intelligent, office environments are on the cusp of providing a richer, more fruitful technology experience than we can get remotely. In fact, I think we are set to become even more productive and collaborative in the office.

Business Leaders Must Lead Dialogue Around Mental Health in the Workplace

Patrick Watt | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Watt

As an employer we understand that healthier and happier employees are more engaged and therefore more productive; a win-win situation for everyone.

Nursing Broken Cultures in the NHS and Beyond

Peter Cheese | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK
Peter Cheese

The well-publicised scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and the subsequent Keogh Mortality Review have put the topics of patient care and NHS culture firmly in the public domain. Almost every day we open the papers or switch on the news to yet another report on what's going wrong in the NHS.

Office Bullying: Don't Let Them Get Away With It

Anna Byrne | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Byrne

A snide comment, a patronising remark, a withering look: it sounds like the childish behaviour of kids in the playground, but it happens daily between adults in the workplace too, and can have damaging consequences.

Don't vilify the banks: all employers need to take staff health and wellbeing seriously

Louise Aston | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK
Louise Aston

Recent news of the 21-year-old Merrill Lynch intern Moritz Erhardt's death is both tragic and shocking. Although we can't speculate that his death wa...

Flexible Working's Not Just for Females

Donna Miller | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Miller

It is not just women who might need flexibility in how they work. This applies equally to both genders. It's about giving people the ability to cope with the changing and often unpredictable demands that are placed upon them.

'Nice Bosses Don't Get Appreciated'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK

Your boss thinks you don't appreciate how nice and supportive she/he is, research has suggested. Managers who support employers with their personal...

Seven Ways to Make Your Working Day Healthier

Sam Murphy | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Murphy

Whether you are a gym bunny or a couch potato in your spare time, a job that has you glued to your seat most of the day is bad news for health. A 14-year-long prospective study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that the number of hours spent sitting was independently associated with mortality.

SO Over This Heatwave!

Chanel de Yong | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chanel de Yong

Are you lying in bed completely naked in the starfish position with you're windows wide open and you're still hot? Have you got your first 'sula' (sweaty upper lip ALERT)? And, is your bag filled with four different water bottles? This British heat wave has definitely caused a dangerous behaviour pattern evident amongst all of us Brits and this bloody heat is the cause of it!

Dummies Sell More

Lisette Howlett | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK
Lisette Howlett

In a typical sales meeting or pitch scenario you answer every question, try and dazzle the prospect with your expertise, and may even give away free consulting - all because you're worried that if you don't you'll look stupid. But here's the amazing thing - 'dummies' sell more. Why?