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Can We Ditch Our Suits Or Even Quit Work Early During Heatwaves?

Victoria McLean | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

It's one of the hottest British heatwaves on record - and the majority of us are sat at our work desks sweltering. As any of us who have ever been i...

The Future Of Work Is Here To Stay - Now We Need To Understand What It Means

Paul Cant | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Cant

Global IT decision makers must now focus on using IT automation in new ways to achieve business objectives. Without doing so, companies will not be able to overcome the budget, skills and time constraint challenges that plague businesses every day.

Why Mental Health Week Is Wrong

Richard Daniel Curtis | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Daniel Curtis

Mental Health Awareness isn't just about a day, a week or even a month, mental health awareness is about a culture. Shoe-horning a culture shift into a week is not giving it the respect it deserves and will not work. What we need is long-term strategies to embed these changes.

AI In The Workplace: Why Robots Won't Replace Humans

Raj Dhonota | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Tech
Raj Dhonota

Whilst we are currently witnessing an explosion towards AI, the technology itself is still rather limited. It's fair to say that robots won't be replacing humans any time soon, as AI technology is simply not at the same level of cognitive thought that humans currently possess.

Tackling Issues At Their Roots: The 'Gap' Still Remains For Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Professor Binna Kandola | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
Professor Binna Kandola

For us to progress, we must move past the realm of simply reporting and observing. Even though examining the difference between male and female salaries is an excellent place to start, we must begin to broaden our understanding and endeavour to undertake contextual analyses of women in the working world so we can combat the roots of gender inequality, rather than the symptoms that come to fruition as a result of them.

Employees Should Not Worry About 'Beating The Bots'

Paul Roehrig | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Roehrig

With AI enhancement comes more efficiency, more productivity, and ultimately, more opportunity for people to do higher-value work with higher-value skills. This is the route to protecting jobs and creating new ones, not destroying them.

From Hunchback To JLo: Deskercise Moves That'll Improve Your Posture AND Your Body

Peter Haling | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Haling

But - of course, not all companies and organisations have posture awareness schemes in place. So, if you want to improve your posture AND tone your tush (with less effort than a squat), without even leaving your desk, here's my three favourite moves for you to use:

Women Need Their War Paint To Help Them Succeed At Work

Maya Gura | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Style
Maya Gura

'Just be confident' - easier said than done, right? But for women, it really is. The confidence gap between men and women is real and it's inhibiting women from succeeding at the same rate as men.

Could Employers Do More To Support Mental Health?

Richard Daniel Curtis | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Daniel Curtis

I'm talking about the side of mental health we avoid talking about, the side that makes us feel embarrassed, the one that has a stigma and makes people feel uncomfortable - mental health problems. The truth is that throughout our lives we are very likely to experience a mental health problem, temporary or longer-term.

Day To End Racial Discrimination: 'Covert Racism' As A Hurdle

Professor Binna Kandola | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Politics
Professor Binna Kandola

There has been, over the last half-century, a revolution in attitudes towards a range of social groups. Fifty years ago, 80% of people thought Africa...

Five Ways To Be A Better Workplace Ally To Your Colleague With Down's Syndrome

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Hayley Goleniowska

In the past decade, societal and workplace attitudes towards individuals with Down's syndrome have made positive strides forwards, but there's still room for improvement. For employers and their workforce, being equipped with the knowledge and understanding of how to better support a colleague with the condition is at the heart of the matter.

Gender Equality: We Need To Walk The Walk, Not Just Talk The Talk

Bibi Hilton | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bibi Hilton

all women everywhere The saying goes that talk is also cheap. Maybe that's why so many businesses prefer to 'talk' about gender equality rather than make the cultural and policy changes needed to address the issues.

Diversity: More Than Just A Buzzword

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

Diversity is the buzzword in everything from workshops to expos and conferences and everything in-between, but what about in the workplace? It's all too easy to get execs to give talks and bold statements or host glitzy awards about the importance of diversity and yet it's still so difficult to find actual examples of growth and success.

Workplace Culture: Finding The Right Fit

Neeha Khurana | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Neeha Khurana

A healthy workplace culture is crucial for morale and productivity. From driving employee engagement, to attracting and retaining talent, culture has ...

How Technology Is Helping Eliminate The Global Unemployment Epidemic In The Autistic Community

Matt Skillings | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech
Matt Skillings

Asperger's syndrome is a hidden disability. Walking past me on the street you would never know I had it. It's when I have to fit into a neurotypical world that the problems start. Neurotypicals are born with the skills to communicate and interact in any number of public and social situations. I was not.

Overhaul Of Mental Health Services Must Support Middle-Aged For UK To Prosper

David Hope | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
David Hope

The Prime Minister has rightly put the nation's mental health at the centre of her 'shared society' ambitions. However, her recent speech focused heavily on supporting children and younger people in the classroom, which risks missing the mark.

Office Space: The Final Frontier

Rebecca Emerson | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Rebecca Emerson

I write this blog from the corner of my shared office, mindful of a conversation overheard this week among one of the support teams. They recently took on a few extra staff and as such need to change where they sit in the open plan part of our office. Excerpts of the discussion are as follows...

Are You Considering A New Year, New (Teaching) Career?

Mat Galvin | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

I'd advise other people who are looking for a rewarding career change to consider teaching - especially if you like working with young people, are interested in a subject area or are keen to find a career path with a wide range of opportunities. Teaching always has been and always will be my way of tackling those January blues, and it could be yours too.

Mental Health: The Iceberg Issue Holding Back UK Productivity

David Hope | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK
David Hope

This year, for the first time ever, mental health issues will be the leading cause of workplace absence in the UK. These issues have more than doubled since 2009 and are set to continue to rise.

How To Boost Workplace Health And Wellbeing In 2017

Debra Charles | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK
Debra Charles

Staying fit and healthy at work - mentally, physically and emotionally is incredibly important, especially as we return to work in the New Year, reenergised, refreshed and ready for the next challenge.

Why Teaching Gives Me Goosebumps

Mat Galvin | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Mat Galvin

Of course teaching is not without its own challenges, but there are also many benefits and rewards that make the hard work worth it. I go home at the end of each day knowing that I've made a difference. Is that something you'd like to feel too?

How To Approach Your Employer With A Mental Health Problem

Dr Philip McCrea | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Philip McCrea

Worryingly, the report found that more than half of employees admit feeling unable to approach their employer about a stress-related issue; therefore the cycle continues unbroken, and if left un-addressed can lead to significant mental health problems.

Breastfeeding At Work - What Employers Need To Consider

Kate Palmer | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Palmer

A report by the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative has called on the government to introduce legislation to allow reasonable breastfeeding breaks and ensure suitable facilities for breastfeeding or expressing in the workplace.

Forget 'Mansplaining' - Just Teach The Next Generation That We're All Equal

Annie Ridout | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ridout

Why, if women are feeling marginalised at work and mistreated by their male colleagues, should they be the ones who have to work hard to fix this? But also, let's be honest: once a derogatory comment's been thrown out there - making a phone call for advice on a comeback isn't the cleverest way to respond. You need to do it there and then.

Not All Workplace Bullies Are Like Malcolm Tucker

Shumon Ali-Rahman | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK
Shumon Ali-Rahman

Anti-bullying workplace policies and managers with good people management skills are essential and it's important to have a positive workplace climate so that people have the confidence to report bullying when it happens.