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[ 2 Aug 2017 | No Comment ]

It might just be a case of ‘the grass is greener on the other side’, but according to a new survey from furniture@work,  66% of people surveyed would prefer to work from home. I’ve worked mainly from home for the last fifteen years, and it’s not all roses, but I can empathise with some of the issues that the survey found. 38% of those surveyed said the most annoying thing about working in an office is “too many distractions”, 17% specified their colleagues, 14% the workload  and 14%  the temperature! …

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[ 28 Nov 2016 | No Comment ]
Career change tips from Olympic swimmer-turned TV presenter Rebecca Adlington

Olympic swimmer-turned TV presenter Rebecca Adlington is encouraging Britons who aren’t happy in their job to follow in her footsteps and make a career switch. This comes after new research reveals the UK is home to millions of unsatisfied workers, as 63% of us don’t love our jobs. This has led to 39% of people now considering going back to college and undertaking further training to help them get their dream job. However almost a third of people fear they’re too old to switch sectors, and a further one in …

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[ 30 Sep 2016 | No Comment ]

At the end of a working day we all feel tired but if you are finding that you are often close to exhaustion then there may be some hidden reasons for this.
According to self-help author Anne Jones, you are very likely affected by the moods, thoughts and attitudes of the people you work with; their words, thoughts and emotions all have an energy charge and if their vibrations are low they can affect you.
So how can you avoid this and how can you protect yourself from energy depletion? Here are …

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[ 18 Sep 2015 | No Comment ]

The global hotel industry enjoys a total revenue of $457bn, so it’s easy to see why people seek careers within it – to enjoy competitive rates of pay, clear career ladders and the chance to reap the rewards.
Salaries are a strong point when it comes to the industry, with hotel management on average taking home £33,960 a year, sous-chefs £26,588 and receptionists earning £19,698, according to reed.co.uk. The median for gross annual earnings in the country at the last count was £27,200, so roles within the industry fall close to …

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[ 20 Aug 2015 | No Comment ]

 Tune into our live WebTV show with Luke Roberts and law firm Slater and Gordon as we discuss the serious problem of bullying in the workplace.
 Show date: 20th August 2015
Show time: 1pm
Have you ever experienced bullying in the workplace and would speaking out about it mean jeopardizing your job or future career prospects?
Recent research reveals that a staggering amount of people have been bullied in the workplace with a further frightening amount of people admitting to witnessing others being bullied.
Joining us in this special live and interactive show is former …

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[ 3 Aug 2015 | No Comment ]

You’ve applied for a new job after your maternity leave. Out of the dozens of CVs and application letters you’ve sent, finally an answer comes through. Except, they are asking you to take a psychometric test before you get to the interview stage. You start panicking, thinking of hieroglyphs and complicated mathematical problems. You even think of giving up on the application all together and forget about that job. But Psychometric tests aren’t that bad, you often don’t even need to study for them.
Psychometric testing is used by 70% of …

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[ 7 Feb 2015 | No Comment ]
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Being efficient is the key to achieving balance between work and family says leading management expert Prof Zeynep Aycan from Koc University in Istanbul.
According to Prof Aycan, who has dedicated her entire career to researching work-life balance across the globe, one of the key predictors of high work-family conflict (WFC) is workload -“the feeling that you have more than you can handle in both work and family life.”
She says we can overcome this by becoming better organised: “Employees work long hours and sit in long meetings, but the outcome is …

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[ 3 Feb 2015 | No Comment ]

A fun infographic from SAGE, this will help you find out whether you are family focussed, flexible or dynamic!

This infographic was produced by Sage

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[ 18 Dec 2014 | No Comment ]

Whilst every family is different, there are several common issues faced by working parents. Here are some of the top problems that crop up time and time again for working parents, and we look at why they are such big issues for us all and how to tackle them.
Flexibility
There are limited roles that fit around school hours, and those that do don’t tend to pay particularly well.  The popularity recently for zero-hour contracts and shift working with days and hours changing weekly can make it hard to find a …

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[ 21 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]

Nearly three quarters of parents rate flexible working as very important when they are looking for a new job – with homeworking the most popular form – yet relatively few employers supply any equipment or technical support to enable workers to work outside the office, according to a survey by Workingmums.co.uk.
The survey of over 2,000 parents, sponsored by BBC Future Media, also showed that many employees still lack full confidence in remote communications tools despite their desire to work from home.
Homeworking was the most attractive type of flexible working that …