[ 20 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

A nationwide study into the career aspirations of modern Brits has revealed the extent to which many traditional or practical roles are being rejected by today’s young people, as the number one dream job of 16-30-year olds emerged as travel blogger (14 percent).
Second in the list, according to the poll, was computer game designer (12 percent), with photographer coming third. (10 percent). Social media influencer, bar owner, stylist, creative director and professional footballer also made the list of dream jobs modern youngsters are working towards.
Last year, the number of teachers …

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[ 20 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

A nationwide study into the career aspirations of modern Brits has revealed the extent to which many traditional or practical roles are being rejected by today’s young people, as the number one dream job of 16-30-year olds emerged as travel blogger (14 percent).
Second in the list, according to the poll, was computer game designer (12 percent), with photographer coming third. (10 percent). Social media influencer, bar owner, stylist, creative director and professional footballer also made the list of dream jobs modern youngsters are working towards.
Last year, the number of teachers …

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[ 19 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

How do you get your employees to perform at their peak? As a business owner you may feel that their salary should be enough reward but there are more ways to encourage employees to put in 100% effort, and also to introduce an element of fun in to the workplace. According to new research, half of all bosses are losing out on increased productivity by not making use of gamified rewards.
A survey of 1,096 UK workers, by workplace incentives and rewards provider, One4all Rewards, published in the Workers on Top …

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[ 18 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

By David Solomon, co-founder of Blueprints
History has a habit of looking unfavourably towards individuals and corporations who don’t hold up to the scrutiny of modern morality. This is evidenced by the demonisation of all slave traders, colonisers and sexual exploiters of history, who often were simply doing what was ‘perfectly legal’ in their period of history.
It’s difficult to tell how history will look back at us now, but the signs are there. Our descendants will be astounded by our generation’s wasteful nature. They will be horrified that we’re so destructive …

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[ 17 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

I’m Neha and I’m the owner of Sonality, a baby and children-wear company which takes personalisation to a whole new level. My husband is Dipe and we have a 2-year-old daughter called Mia. Baby number 2 is due at the end of May.
Sonality is a clothing company like no other. Yes, we’re fun, original and creative. But we also have a serious side which drives us to be who we are. Our core belief is that everyone is unique (especially kids!) – and we love the fact that from the …

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[ 17 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

Most people will have experienced being in an unnecessary meeting at some point in their working lives. Some may have traveled across the country to attend a one hour meeting which could have been a much more efficient conference call. But have you ever considered how much these meetings could be costing your business? One study revealed that the average worker in the UK spends 10 hours 42 minutes each week preparing for and attending 4.4 meetings. Another survey revealed that employees found 56% of meetings unproductive, with 66% admitting …

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[ 16 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

We live in a materialistic society. Social media accounts offer a tantalising glimpse of another world, one that we would love to be in. If you check out the feeds of some of the Rich Kids of Instagram, it’s hard not to be seduced by endless images of fast cars, luxury mansions, and gratuitous displays of wealth. Sure, we’d all love to own a Ferrari and spend a month in the sun on Mustique. Sadly, life isn’t quite like that, yet many people are determined to live a lifestyle they …

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[ 16 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

With studies concluding almost as many women with children (74.1%) participated in the labour force as women without, in 2014, women who are juggling careers and motherhood benefit from flexibility at work the most.
Recent research from Catalyst shows Women account for 40% or more of the total labour force in several countries, making flexible working hours, extended maternal leave, breastfeeding rooms, free education and free healthcare just a few of the ways that some countries build the best working environments for mothers.
Instant Offices has looked countries with the most progressive approaches into …

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[ 15 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

Sometimes, good employees leave. It’s a normal part of running a business, and usually, it’s for the best. People you respect leave on good terms and head for greener pastures, while you replace them with new and enthusiastic staff members.
But when staff are leaving en masse, employers need to look inwards to realise there may be an internal problem. High staff turnover is often a symptom of deeper issues within your company, whether it’s outdated management practices or a toxic work culture.
Gemma Harding, Head of Client Services at call outsourcing …

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[ 14 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

Women have higher success rates at crowdfunding scientific projects than men, according to new research from ESMT Berlin.
The study suggests that the ‘crowd’ may apply different decision-making criteria than traditional funding agencies, says Henry Sauermann, lead researcher and associate professor of strategy.
Alongside fellow researchers, Chiara Franzoni from MIP Politecnico di Milano and Kourish Shafi from the University of Florida, Sauermann analysed data from over 700 campaigns on the largest dedicated platform to crowdfunding scientific research, Experiment.com. They found that students and juniors are more likely to succeed than senior scientists, …

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[ 13 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

Have you thought of taking the family to the Hay Festival? This year’s line up features a rich strand for children and families, HAYDAYS and #HAYYA and a free programme for schools.
A village of just 1,600 people on the banks of the River Wye, Hay welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors to Hay Festival every year, with festivalgoers travelling from over 40 countries to attend in 2018. Nestled beneath the stunning Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park, it’s a special place to visit at any time – if you haven’t yet been, …