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[ 18 Sep 2015 | No Comment ]

The global hotel industry enjoys a total revenue of $457bn, so it’s easy to see why people seek careers within it – to enjoy competitive rates of pay, clear career ladders and the chance to reap the rewards.
Salaries are a strong point when it comes to the industry, with hotel management on average taking home £33,960 a year, sous-chefs £26,588 and receptionists earning £19,698, according to reed.co.uk. The median for gross annual earnings in the country at the last count was £27,200, so roles within the industry fall close to …

business, career coaching, employment, work »

[ 20 Aug 2015 | No Comment ]
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 Tune into our live WebTV show with Luke Roberts and law firm Slater and Gordon as we discuss the serious problem of bullying in the workplace.
 Show date: 20th August 2015
Show time: 1pm
Have you ever experienced bullying in the workplace and would speaking out about it mean jeopardizing your job or future career prospects?
Recent research reveals that a staggering amount of people have been bullied in the workplace with a further frightening amount of people admitting to witnessing others being bullied.
Joining us in this special live and interactive show is former …

business, business planning, employment, job hunting »

[ 3 Aug 2015 | No Comment ]
Patrick Bell

You’ve applied for a new job after your maternity leave. Out of the dozens of CVs and application letters you’ve sent, finally an answer comes through. Except, they are asking you to take a psychometric test before you get to the interview stage. You start panicking, thinking of hieroglyphs and complicated mathematical problems. You even think of giving up on the application all together and forget about that job. But Psychometric tests aren’t that bad, you often don’t even need to study for them.
Psychometric testing is used by 70% of …

maternity leave, parental leave, work »

[ 10 Apr 2015 | One Comment ]
Dr Patricia Thompson

The birth of a child can be an exhilarating and life-changing experience. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the world through a brand new person’s eyes and watching your child learn and develop new skills. At the same time, however, a new baby creates all sorts of demands for juggling priorities, performing when you are deprived of sleep, and wanting to meet all your responsibilities as best you can.
For many women, rejoining the work force after maternity leave can be an overwhelming and emotional experience, particularly if the job …

health, house and home, work »

[ 4 Mar 2015 | No Comment ]
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We all use screens every day. Whether you use a computer at work, or spend all your spare time on your tablet, here are a few tips to help you look after your eyes.

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business mums news, employment, flexible work, work »

[ 7 Feb 2015 | No Comment ]
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Being efficient is the key to achieving balance between work and family says leading management expert Prof Zeynep Aycan from Koc University in Istanbul.
According to Prof Aycan, who has dedicated her entire career to researching work-life balance across the globe, one of the key predictors of high work-family conflict (WFC) is workload -“the feeling that you have more than you can handle in both work and family life.”
She says we can overcome this by becoming better organised: “Employees work long hours and sit in long meetings, but the outcome is …

business mums news, health, jobs, self employment, work »

[ 4 Feb 2015 | No Comment ]
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If you work in a hazardous environment, is your eye protection up to date? Whether you are employed or self employed, read on to fin out how to look after your eyes at work

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employment, flexible work, work »

[ 3 Feb 2015 | No Comment ]

A fun infographic from SAGE, this will help you find out whether you are family focussed, flexible or dynamic!

This infographic was produced by Sage

childcare, employment, parental leave, self employment, time management, working from home »

[ 18 Dec 2014 | No Comment ]
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Whilst every family is different, there are several common issues faced by working parents. Here are some of the top problems that crop up time and time again for working parents, and we look at why they are such big issues for us all and how to tackle them.
There are limited roles that fit around school hours, and those that do don’t tend to pay particularly well.  The popularity recently for zero-hour contracts and shift working with days and hours changing weekly can make it hard to find a …

career coaching, job hunting, jobs, self employment, work »

[ 3 Dec 2014 | No Comment ]
Aimee Bateman

Millions of women admit they would consider not having children because of their career

Half (49%) of women admit they would consider not having children because of their work while two thirds (67%) of women are concerned about what the impact of having children might have on their career
Of those that have had children, half (50%) say they have missed important milestones such as their child’s first steps and first words because of work
So are the demands of work now so great on women that they have to choose between a …