[ 26 May 2017 | No Comment ]

It’s Friday…and it’s a long weekend! Hoorah for bank holidays! Here are 10 tips to help you avoid workplace stress when you return after a long weekend of fun, may fairs and three days off work.

Increase your personal stress awareness. Recognise the symptoms. These can be physical, emotional, behavioural or psychological. Consider what might be causing you to feel the way you do and what action might be required to address the causes. If you’re finding it hard to identify the causes, keep a stress diary recording the events that caused …

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[ 26 May 2017 | No Comment ]

It’s Friday…and it’s a long weekend! Hoorah for bank holidays! Here are 10 tips to help you avoid workplace stress when you return after a long weekend of fun, may fairs and three days off work.

Increase your personal stress awareness. Recognise the symptoms. These can be physical, emotional, behavioural or psychological. Consider what might be causing you to feel the way you do and what action might be required to address the causes. If you’re finding it hard to identify the causes, keep a stress diary recording the events that caused …

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[ 25 May 2017 | No Comment ]

Millions of Brits are breaking driving laws abroad every year, risking lives and hefty fines –Specialist Travel lawyer Kieran Mitchell tells us why it is important to familiarise yourself with foreign road signs and driving laws before getting behind the wheel
Nearly a quarter of Brits admit to being blasé towards road rules when driving abroad, with just one in five familiarising themselves with the laws before getting behind the wheel reveals a new research released today.
Over half of British drivers say they are more likely to break driving laws …

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[ 24 May 2017 | No Comment ]
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The average British worker spends as many as 120 hours per year using their smartphones in the workplace, according to research.
Research with 2,012 UK adults carried out by gadgets and technology etailer, LaptopsDirect.co.uk, has revealed more than three quarters 84% admit to using their smartphones during working hours.
78% regularly respond to text messages during working hours, and 59% regularly take personal phone calls whilst working.
52% admit to answering instant messages via platforms such as Whatsapp and Facebook, whilst 9% have sent a Snapchat from their workplace.
44% of respondents said their workplace …

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[ 23 May 2017 | No Comment ]
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Seven outstanding business women were honoured at a prestigious awards event hosted by broadcaster Alison Walker at Oran Mor, in Glasgow’s west end. The Scottish Women in Business (SWIB) inaugural ‘Celebrating Women’ Awards, sponsored by law firm Turcan Connell, initially presented five awards that had been chosen from a shortlist of 15 finalists.
The Communicator Award went to Vash Naidoo from Compliance Scotland and Vash Naidoo Coaching. The Connector Award was presented to Ann-Maree Morrison from Stirling based Labels4Kids. The Collaborator Award went to Managing Director Simone Lockhart from national recruitment …

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[ 21 May 2017 | No Comment ]

The NatWest everywoman Awards celebrates the UK’s brightest female entrepreneurs, from innovative start-ups to established multi-million-pound organisations and will this year celebrate its 15th anniversary.
These Awards celebrate the success of Britain’s top female entrepreneurs at all stages of the journey, from start-ups to those who have established multi-million pound organisations.

Previous winners include Jo Malone MBE, Kelly Hoppen MBE, Chrissie Rucker MBE (The White Company) and everywoman Awards Patron and founder of Specsavers, Dame Mary Perkins. While the NatWest everywoman Awards have long enjoyed the support of the business world’s biggest names, …

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[ 18 May 2017 | No Comment ]

From the Doctor’s Surgery, by Dr Alexandra Phelan
Do allergies and asthma mean that prevent you from spending time around animals? In the UK, pets follow dust as the second largest cause of allergy within the home. Any animal with fur can be the cause of an allergic reaction but the worst offenders are cats and dogs. It doesn’t matter if you have previously had a pet and were not allergic to it before, pet allergies can develop at any time.
Couldn’t be fur-ther from the truth
It often surprises people that pet …

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[ 15 May 2017 | No Comment ]

New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) suggests that the process of dealing with emotional exhaustion can sometimes increase happiness.
The study examined when and how dealing with emotional exhaustion can enhance happiness in a work environment. The research was focused on the role of perceived supervisor support (PSS) – the workers’ view of their manager’s level of supportiveness, caring and appreciation for their efforts – in stimulating ways to cope with exhaustion.
The research was conducted by Carlos Ferreira Peralta of UEA’s Norwich Business School and Maria Francisca Saldanha …

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[ 12 May 2017 | No Comment ]

New social experiment explores if the ability to save is nature or nurture
 When it comes to budgeting and spending patterns, over two fifths (43%) of Brits say their parents have been their biggest influencer on their money behaviour while one in 10 (11%) attribute this to their partner, that’s according to new analysis from Santander UK.
 Interestingly, 40 million people (78%) believe that being good with money is a learned behaviour that anyone can pick up with practice. The study, which investigates the savings habits of the nation, also reveals that …

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[ 11 May 2017 | No Comment ]

 
Office for National Statistics data released today (11 May 2017) shows that 905,000 people are on a zero-hours contract. People on these contracts are most likely to be young, part-time, women, or in full-time education when compared with other people in employment. Around one in three people (32 per cent) on a zero-hours contract say they want more hours.  Commenting, Young Women’s Trust chief executive Dr Carole Easton OBE said:
“Zero-hours contracts and low pay are leaving young people struggling to make ends meet. Budgeting, paying your bills and planning ahead …

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[ 11 May 2017 | No Comment ]

Working mums have taken Pitman Training’s International SuperAchievers Awards by storm, with two independent entrepreneurs announced as category winners of ‘Working Mum of the Year’ and ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’, heralding success across the awards for working parents nationwide.
Business mum of two, Charlotte Wibberley, who took her career to launching a Virtual Assistant business and pioneering support for other mums with work life balance,  has been crowned Working Mum of the Year in Pitman Training’s International SuperAchievers Awards. Charlotte is joined in her success by mum of two, Emily Williamson, …