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[ 3 May 2019 | No Comment ]

According to experts, remote work will become one of the major business trends of 2019. The concept of the office has changed over the last decade as employees seek a better work/life balance, and it is expected that 50% of the workforce will be able to work remotely by 2020. The biggest benefit felt by employees regarding remote working is their ability to manage and structure their own time – 65% of employees believe they are more productive working from home. Additionally, the widespread use of the Internet means that …

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[ 1 May 2019 | No Comment ]

Between 2015 and 2018 women had reportedly higher rates of work-related stress, depression or anxiety per 100,000, with the highest rates amongst those between the ages of 35 and 44. Founder of the UK’s first ever #EmployeeRightsDay, Alex Monaco is an employment law solicitor and author of The Resignation Revolution. Here he shares his top employee rights tips for women.
Equal Pay
Pay gap between men and women reportedly widens with age, particularly when it comes to senior executive roles. Despite there being legislation, employers are seemingly playing catch up, which includes …

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[ 8 Mar 2019 | No Comment ]

Does it feel like you’ve been working hard for years in hopes of climbing the career ladder? Up to this point, have you been overlooked each time a promotion came up? Well now the tides have turned and it appears it is finally your chance to shine and step into that coveted management position.
This is most certainly a time to celebrate your successes and revel in the excitement, but it’s also time to buckle down and ensure you go into the position in a strong and effective manner. Getting the …

employment, freelancing, part time work, self employment, work, working from home »

[ 28 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

It’s a hard balancing act. On one hand, there’s your responsibilities as a parent. On the other, it’s the demands of a full-time job. But it’s also a big ask to make the jump from regular paid employment to going freelance so you can fit work around your family. Despite this, there has been a massive rise in the number of freelance parents – particularly mothers – in the UK.
So, why is it now becoming more popular for parents to work for themselves?
Flexible Hours
For freelance parents, a major benefit …

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[ 5 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

Research analysed by co-working-meets-creche start-up Cuckooz Nest reveals that women are far more likely to travel less than 15 minutes to work whilst the vast majority of long commutes are undertaken by men. The question is, does this disadvantage them in the work place?
Men travel longer distances to work, and women are the most likely to walk to work. Men account for 74% of those that cycle to work. Overall, men predominate journeys via train and tube and women occupy more bus and taxi seats.
Cuckooz Nest suggest that women opt …

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[ 27 Oct 2018 | No Comment ]

The average Brit will spend 3,507 full days hard at work during their lifetime –  including 204 days of overtime, it has emerged.
Researchers found they will also think about quitting their job 16 times a year, and will retrain for an entirely new role twice over the course of their working life.
Additionally the average worker will put in 34 hours and 26 minutes of work a week, totalling 1,791 hours a year, and 84,171 hours in the course of their career.
They will also keep their nose to the grindstone for …

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[ 21 Oct 2018 | No Comment ]

By Tiernan Douieb, professional comedian, NextUp Comedy
There are lots of reasons that comedians decide on having our unpredictable, financially unstable and socially inactive life. Mostly it’s down to being driven by an innate – albeit odd – need to get onstage and make people laugh.
Whatever your motivations, the challenge is the same: to earn enough money to carry on doing what you love while getting on with your life. I’ve got a 5-month-old baby so, for me, it’s supporting my wonderful wife and providing for our family.
However, in a world …

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[ 3 Oct 2018 | No Comment ]

I spoke to career expert Amanda Augustine from TopCV about all things job hunting – and being a busy working mum!
What is your full job title and what does your job involve?
I am the resident career advice expert at TopCV, which is the largest CV-writing service in the world. I am also a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) and resume writer (CPRW). My passion is helping professionals, whatever their age or stage, to improve their career and find the right job sooner by providing practical, tactical job-seeking advice.
What are …

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[ 25 Sep 2018 | No Comment ]

Whether it is time for a complete career change or you are trying to get back into the workplace after some time out, searching for a new job can often seem very daunting. Maybe you have some hours to kill with the kids being now back to school, or you just needed to take some time out to reconsider your options; making the decision to return to work is actually the hardest part of the process.
Taking a course, with leading online course provider AVADO, might be a way to help …

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[ 31 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]

By now, you’re probably well aware of the UK’s Gender Pay Gap. A government report revealed an average GPG of 9.3%, with only 11% of women employed by a company that pays women an equal or higher salary than men. That means 89% of women work for a company that pays women, on average, less than men.

 
The Gender Pay Gap cannot be attributed to one specific cause, but results from a combination of several factors like the fact that men are more likely to be employed within more senior roles …