[ 15 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]

According to HSE, around 12.5 million working days are lost due to work related stress in 2017 with 526,000 British workers suffering from Mental Health issues such as depression and anxiety.
Following these recent statistics, Ciara Morrison, Head of HR and Talent at Instant Offices identifies the early signs of Burnout and how to effectively avoid hitting rock bottom:
If your work and family life are consistently stressful, you’re almost certainly at risk of burnout. Most people only realise that they are truly burnt out when it’s too late and then they need to work towards …

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[ 15 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]

According to HSE, around 12.5 million working days are lost due to work related stress in 2017 with 526,000 British workers suffering from Mental Health issues such as depression and anxiety.
Following these recent statistics, Ciara Morrison, Head of HR and Talent at Instant Offices identifies the early signs of Burnout and how to effectively avoid hitting rock bottom:
If your work and family life are consistently stressful, you’re almost certainly at risk of burnout. Most people only realise that they are truly burnt out when it’s too late and then they need to work towards …

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[ 13 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]

By Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells, Alexandra Whittington, April Koury, and Helena Calle from Fast Future
The debate about the potential impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation on tasks, roles, jobs, employment, and incomes shows no signs of slowing, whether it’s doom-laden predictions of mass unemployment, or more positive predictions of a new wave of jobs being created.
People are legitimately clueless about factors such as how far and how deep these technologies will actually penetrate over the next five to twenty years; the scale of opportunities that will be generated …

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[ 9 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]

In previous articles, we talked about how things like your education, your background, and even the way you carry yourself can affect job changes and your career in general. In most cases, everything about you has an impact on how you perform at work and how well you can progress in your career.
Confidence is a big factor too. Unfortunately, things like changes in body shape and hair loss can greatly affect your confidence level. In the case of hair loss, the impact can be profound.
Hair loss is easy to deal …

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[ 9 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]
4 Ways Businesses Can Survive Disruptions Beyond Your Control

Business plans – like all plans – can go awry when events beyond the control of the business owner disrupt the everyday routine.
Such disruptions could be because of a dip in the economy, a natural disaster that creates havoc, a shift in the public’s buying habits, or new technology that can do what you do better.
“Interruptions within a business are as much a part of life as breathing and blinking,” says Raméz Baassiri,  author of Interrupted Entrepreneurship: Embracing Change in the Family Business (www.ramezbaassiri.com). “They are viewed by some as …

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[ 7 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]

By Alexandra Whittington, Fast Future
Artificial Intelligence is developing fast.  We know it is having an impact on the world of work.  What impact might it have for women and particularly for mothers?  How likely is it to positively impact their lives?
We are getting used to the idea of AI having a central role of in care-giving in the future, for example, providing home care for the elderly. It is possible that intelligent machines may serve to help women in their roles as mothers and caregivers.
Decisions on fertility
Medical AI might help …

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[ 4 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]

If you are self-employed, you will likely spend a lot of time thinking of how to generate attention for your business. Whereas your webpage and social media are important digital strategies that you can focus on from home, there are some traditional ways of promoting your business that you shouldn’t miss. One of them is having a stand at an exhibition  or show relevant to your industry or business sector. Most freshly self-employed entrepreneurs have never been at a business fair before and may wonder about how they should present …

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[ 4 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]

By Kay Heald, Toastmasters International
If you’ve been labelled as shy there’s a good chance you won’t relish the challenge of giving presentations.
All the way through school and beyond I blamed my aversion to speaking to groups on being shy. However, I now know that what I thought was ‘shyness’ for all those years was actually a predisposition to ‘introversion’.
Shyness and introversion are not synonymous. Introversion refers to a particular way we energise ourselves. Whereas extroverts are energised by being around people, introverts can also enjoy the company of others, …

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[ 2 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]

Satisfaction, being challenged and ‘making a difference’ are among a list of benefits Brits believe they reap by going to work, according to a study.
Far from slaving away just for the money, millions of workers are coming home from the day job with a raft of positive emotions, including a feeling that they are helping others and a sense of purpose.
Many also enjoy the good company of work colleagues who become friends in their own right, a sense of worth and being given the opportunity to learn new things.
The study …

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[ 31 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

What radical actions are needed to support people losing jobs to automation in the future? And how will we fund them?
 Society is bracing itself for technological disruption, automation, and continuing global economic shifts.  What are the mechanisms that might help prepare for these changes? And how will the money be found to pay for them?
Suggested mechanisms to support unemployed people:
 Universal / Guaranteed Basic Incomes – With inevitably employment casualties from automation many are arguing for a guaranteed or universal basic income (UBI)– paying a living wage to everyone – …

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[ 28 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

If you’re good at fixing, repairing, or installing plumbing fixtures, you’re probably considering starting your own plumbing business. Perhaps you’re the go-to person among your friends and family for those kind of services, or maybe you’ve just had an inclination towards the hobby of fixing things.
 
The fact is, the plumbing business is a booming one. According to IBIS World, the plumbing industry generated $108 billion in revenue, with annual growth rate clocking at 2.3% per year between 2013 and 2018. In the US alone, there are 120,004 plumbing businesses …