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[ 17 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

Employees share less information with minority group colleagues, according to a study by Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. The larger the cultural differences between a majority and minority nationality, the less likely it is that employees will share information with them.
The research examined problem-solving in 60 mixed groups of three nationalities: German, Dutch and Chinese. In all cases, the Chinese participants were given less information by their team members, leaving them unable to complete the task.
Burcu Subaşi, the lead researcher, says: “In the workplace, people tend to categorise colleagues …

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[ 13 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

The nation’s employees believe work now takes up 42 per cent of their life, according to research.
Researchers carried out a detailed study of 2,000 adults in employment and found we all want more downtime.
Half of those polled agreed waking up in the morning and dreading the day ahead at work is a sure-sign you need to address your work-life balance.
And one third agreed struggling to sleep and finding yourself regularly in a bad mood are other common signs.
In an ideal world, employees agreed a dream existence would see adults dedicating …

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[ 3 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

Where I work, there are usually one or two dogs around, and it seems like my office is not unusual. UK pet owners are kitting out their office space to accommodate their four-legged companions, according to new research. A survey of 1,013 UK pet owners carried out by interiors etailer, Furniture123.co.uk, revealed that British pet owners spend an average of £143 per year furnishing and decorating their office space to accommodate their furry friends.
This comes following recent reports that – as a nation – Brits spend a total of £1,150* …

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[ 1 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

A third of Brits reckon they are sat on an idea which could ‘make them millions’, according to research.
And most believe the expense of modern living, a lack of time and busy family schedules are the main barriers to them bringing their idea to life.
The study of 2,000 adults found more than one in 10 even admitted to once having an idea which they didn’t act upon – only to see someone else get their first.
One quarter blamed a lack of time, with half putting it down to not having …

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[ 29 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

Turning up late wearing the wrong attire and bumping a colleague’s vehicle in the car park are among the worst first impressions made by new employees, according to new research. A poll of almost 3000 workers* revealed that the first day at work can be a humiliating affair if things don’t go to plan.
Other blunders include arriving to find you are completely over-dressed, spilling tea everywhere, getting lost en route to the office and saying something inappropriate because you’re nervous. Almost half of workers have had a terrible first day at a new job, with 95% stressing how important it is to …

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[ 27 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

Writing a business plan within the first six months of launching a business is worthless, and even counterproductive, new research from the University of Edinburgh Business School suggests.
Professor Francis Greene and his co-author found that the key to starting a successful business is being flexible and responsive to opportunities – not having a rigid plan. 
The researchers discovered that the most successful entrepreneurs are those that write plans between six to 12 months into starting their business.
“Our research shows that writing a plan first is a really bad idea. It …

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[ 25 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

Long, expensive and emotionally draining: Entrepreneurs reveal what it’s really like to launch a startup
New research conducted by Studio Graphene in partnership with City Road Communications has revealed how entrepreneurs’ expectations of launching a startup compare to the realities of running a company.
Based on a survey of more than 100 founders of London-based tech businesses, the study found:

For over half (52%) of startup founders it took much longer than they thought to launch their business
15% also said it was “far more expensive” than they predicted
What’s more, almost a quarter (22%) found the experience more …

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[ 23 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

A new study reveals the top 110 cities for entrepreneurial millennials, based on factors such as startup ecosystem, and employment. The results are released as part of the larger Millennial City Ranking, which Nestpick released for the second year running earlier in 2018. Nestpick conducted this study in order to pinpoint which cities are successfully attracting this generation, and therefore a core future workforce.
 “Millennials grew up in a shrinking world, where the internet opened doors their parents never could have dreamed of, and budget airlines made those avenues real possibilities. …

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[ 21 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

In a recent survey, instantprint discovered that 50% of business owners are more stressed now than they were in previous jobs, and 57% of female SMEs admit that they are mostly worried about their finances. This survey also revealed that business owners are so stressed that they are only sleeping around 3-4 hours a night.
instantprint interviewed a selection of business owners and discovered that many of their financial mistakes were made due to a lack of education when it came to money management. Are SMEs avoiding managing their finances? Is …

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[ 18 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

Greatcoat Films is a London based production company and is currently looking for people to feature in a digital content project being made in collaboration with eBay and The Guardian. This is a project which looks to explore approaches to motherhood in the workplace and how these are changing. For this particular clip we are looking to film a conversation between a woman who is about to return to work after having a child and a mother who either owns her own business or is able to work remotely. In …