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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 – …

business, business mums news, Headline, work, working from home »

[ 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 …

Headline, health, house and home, maternity leave, work »

[ 17 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

So you’re going back to work. You’re sorted. Baby is sorted. Partner is sorted. What could possibly go wrong?
Despite being an organised person, there will be times when you feel that those balls will simply not stay up in the air no matter how much you juggle!
Exhaustion. Have you been up all night with a teething baby? Does your boss who has a 2pm deadline care? Probably not. Exhaustion can make clear thinking very difficult. If you are doing a job that involves working heavy machinery, this can actually be …

Headline, work »

[ 18 May 2018 | No Comment ]

A study has revealed the percentage of female managers in 41 OECD and EU countries, highlighting the nations which offer the best opportunities for career progression
Leading technology career platform Honeypot, has released a study revealing the gender gap in managerial roles, with women accounting for less than 50% of senior positions in every nation. With a lack of women in senior roles having been highlighted as a major aspect of gender disparity in the workplace, Honeypot wanted to enrich the debate by releasing this data. Using figures from the World …

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[ 7 May 2018 | No Comment ]

Male workers aged over 55 working in a marketing, comms or advertising micro-business are happiest in the UK
The average British worker rates their happiness as 6.81/10
OLDER male workers employed by microbusinesses within marketing, communications or advertising are happier at work than any other age group, according to new research.
A survey of 1,024 UK workers, by workplace incentives and rewards provider, One4all Rewards, and published in The 2018 Happiness Survey, surveyed employees from different age groups, genders and industries, asking them to score how happy they are in their current roles out of …

Headline, work »

[ 30 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]

By communicating, we forward information to the other person. Or do we?
Frequently we experience miscommunication where part of the information is lost or misunderstood by the other person.  Both people think they understand what has been passed between them but it turns out there has been a potentially damaging “illusion of communication”.
When talking to another person words are filtered through our own unique context grid which is made up of our strongly held opinions, beliefs, and attitudes – shaped and reinforced over a lifetime.  This personal filtering results in words …

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[ 27 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]

The attitudes and behaviours of colleagues towards people returning to work from sick leave can have a big impact on whether or not a worker feels they are fairly treated by their organisation.
According to a new study by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Stockholm University, there is a clear link between a person’s health and their perceptions of fairness at work over time. The most significant factor in that link is the amount of support a worker feels he or she gets from colleagues.
The research, published …

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[ 9 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]

With solicitors and barristers charging upwards of £150 per hour, many people are now turning to Paralegals who can do much the same as a solicitor or barrister (with a few exceptions) but for a fraction of the cost. Paralegals are currently a growth area with lots of demand for their services.
So, if you are considering setting up your own Paralegal practice, Amanda Hamilton of the National Association of Licenced Paralegals (NALP) has some advice on what you should – and should not – be doing.
Paralegals are not statutorily regulated …

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[ 2 Mar 2018 | No Comment ]

Researchers have developed a new tool which could benefit organisations and their staff by assessing employees’ beliefs about how they manage challenging and stressful situations at work.
Self-efficacy – the belief in one’s capabilities to achieve a goal or an outcome – is a key variable for understanding how people manage themselves and their behaviour at work, given its influence on motivation, well-being, and personal achievement and fulfilment.
Employees must not only accomplish tasks but also manage their negative emotions as well as interpersonal relationships. Despite this, self-efficacy has mainly been assessed …

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[ 22 Feb 2018 | No Comment ]
Employment organisations call for part-time apprenticeships

A new report from Young Women’s Trust, Trust for London, flexibility experts Timewise and Learning and Work Institute today reveals that potentially thousands of people are missing out on the opportunity to train because of a lack of part-time apprenticeship opportunities.
Just one in ten apprentices are contracted for less than 30 hours per week, leaving the training out of reach for many who are unable to work full-time – particularly women, people with caring responsibilities, disabled people and young people leaving the care system. Instead, these groups often find themselves …