Workplace

Improving Representation of Women in Science and Engineering

Barbara Stocking | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Tech
Barbara Stocking

I am passionate about equality in the workplace. It is frustrating that many barriers still exist for young women graduating today. It is unfair for the talented women missing out on rewarding careers, and it is detrimental to the UK economy.

How Your Office Massively Affects Your Health

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There is "overwhelming" evidence to show that well-designed offices help to boost health, wellbeing and productivity of staff in the workplace, accord...

How to Build a Supportive Feminine Tribe in the Workplace

Magdalena Glistak | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Glistak

There is so much we women can offer, we have gifts deeply hidden in ourselves and they just need our willingness to open up to them.

Why We Need More Feminine Qualities in the Workplace

Magdalena Glistak | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Glistak

For years I worked in the places without feminine qualities and I had enough of it. In those places there is a lack of a real connection, understanding, acknowledging and supporting each other. It's time for a change.

How Google Glass Can Change the Way We Work

David Akka | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Tech
David Akka

I recently had a chance to test drive a Google Glass device. Although it still feels like a prototype, it has the potential to be extremely useful in the workplace because of its ability to bring up information you need at the right moment with totally hands-free user experience.

Young at Work - And Don't We Know It

Sarah Kwong | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

Last year, when I was 23, I was asked to do some freelance work for a website. It was a really exciting opportunity, and I couldn't wait to take on a new challenge. A few days in, my boss emailed me. Nestled between the chitchat was a question about my age. As in, what is it? Happily, I told her. And that's when everything changed.

Hard to Come Out as Gay at Work? Imagine You're the CEO

Ian Johnson | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK
Ian Johnson

Being able to be open with colleagues about sexual orientation and gender identity is one of the challenges in the modern workplace. Research show...

Fortune 500 Company CEO: Homophobic Workers 'Need to Go'

Ian Johnson | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK
Ian Johnson

No CEO of a Fortune 500 company has yet come out whilst the head of their company. Some current Fortune 500 company CEOs are reported to be gay, but none openly so.

For True Mindfulness, Space Matters

Helen Sanderson | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Sanderson

Mindfulness is everywhere. It's a wellbeing buzzword. Most people have an idea of what it represents - the desirable ability to be 'in the now' instead of letting mind (and body) gallop ahead to the next thing and the next. But many are unsure how to access this sought-after mental state.

Bored At The Office? Try Propelling Your Chair With Two Fire Extinguishers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Comedy

This guy did. It didn’t go well. Still, if you've got a lunch hour to kill, why not grab a wheelie chair, a couple of fire extinguishers and ...

Eight Sharp Tips to Harpoon That Dream Job

Ed O'Meara | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Ed O'Meara

Jobs are horrible aren't they? What a waste of a life. Pity people who enjoy their job. They truly must have nothing. Still, while superrich psychopaths run our society you've got to play their sick, soul-destroying game. After all life comes with a monthly subscription charge, so here's how to get the job which will make everyone else think your life is great...

Flexible Working: Let's Make It Mainstream

Jayne Morris | Posted 09.09.2014 | 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 Truth Behind How Happiness Fuels Success

Susanna Halonen | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Halonen

When I discovered positive psychology, I realised I'd had it all backwards. It's not the success that fuels the happiness, but the happiness that fuels the success.

Work Related Learning: A Model for Inspiring Pupils

Olly MacNamee | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Olly MacNamee

Education needs to think more about what it can offer all their students, but it should be on our terms because if anyone knows their pupils best, it's their teachers. And I have not met many that do not, every single day, try to inspire their pupils.

The Seven Days of Learning

Kevin Young | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK
Kevin Young

Staff training and skill development should always be seen as a valuable method to improve productivity, staff morale, business agility and ultimately drive increased sales and business growth.

Women's Careers - Highways or Winding Roads

Meg Munn | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

Despite the advances at work that women have gained in recent years for far too many their experience is akin to a winding road whilst they see male colleagues roaring along a highway. This is as true in the public sector as it is in industry and the business world.

Could Sitting be the New Smoking?

Stella Photi | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

Are you sitting comfortably? Well you might not be sitting quite as comfortably as first thought because new research shows too much time lounging around can have a huge impact on our health.

Don't Be a Turkey

Monica Parker | Posted 09.06.2014 | 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 24.05.2014 | 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 26.04.2014 | 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.