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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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[ 18 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]

Freelancing, and by extension, having the ability to work from home rather than an office is a dream for many. While it’s not the utopia that everyone believes it is, working from home can be extremely comfortable and productive if done correctly. It’s important to separate the wheat from the chaff – in this case, setting potential distractions firmly apart from everything that is going to make your working space a productivity powerhouse.
Is it easy? Not always. Freelancing will constantly require, first and foremost, a herculean amount of willpower to …

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[ 7 Mar 2018 | No Comment ]

A third of Britain’s side hustlers have admitted withholding their earnings from HMRC according to OddsMonkey.
New research commissioned by Oddsmonkey reveals that Brits are using side hustles to help cover the cost of living.
As the annual inflation rate doubled from 1.2% to 3.1% in the past year1, the average monthly wage of £1538.97 is not enough to cover the cost of living for almost a quarter of Brits (24%).
Because of this, 25% of working employees have resorted to a side hustle to earn extra money with 36% of those having 3 or …

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[ 25 Jan 2018 | No Comment ]

Some people never seem to tire of bemoaning that we live in a health and safety conscious society. However, awareness of health and safety issues at work is important in ensuring workers rights. We are currently living much safer lives in all areas than our ancestors have. We all now go to work safe in the knowledge that we are protected from needless danger while working, but for health and safety to be effective, workers also need to remain mindful of the most common workplace dangers and how they can …

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[ 19 Jan 2018 | No Comment ]

Quitting your office job and setting up your own home-based company is the dream for many working parents. Its affords far greater flexibility of hours and makes you your own boss. But with more and more people opting to go it alone, it is of ever greater importance that you ensure your new business is able to snag new potential customers at every opportunity. There are a number of easy ways you can shape up the way your company runs to help improve business. Here we take a look at …

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[ 23 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]
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Early mornings can be a nightmare for working parents, especially when you never quite know what’s actually coming up ahead. Being a professional means that there’s only so many times that you can blame the kids for being late, before it starts to affect your work. Want to avoid the drama? Things need to change, now.
Prioritise Breakfast
Sometimes, it’s easier just to get the kids (and you) ready and out of the door, but there are so many reasons why breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Instead of …

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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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[ 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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[ 22 Nov 2016 | No Comment ]

Are writing skills and academic skills a packaged deal? Of course, they do correlate with each other, but sometimes even the most amazing researchers do not always write well. In particular, ESL academics are challenged when it comes to publishing and in getting their work well edited. Hiring an English editing service is the key to overcoming inadequate writing skills. The number of English editing services has increased drastically over the past decade, and with this increase, there is also a rise in confusion over what to expect from English …

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[ 11 Oct 2016 | No Comment ]

We’ve all experienced an annoying coworker; the person in the office who clears their throat endlessly, pounds their keyboard too loudly or is oblivious to how pungent their fish lunch is. And as for the guy who has his iPhone turned up too loud, well… simmering resentment towards these individuals is an inevitable result of spending the day in close proximity to strangers.  But while it is essential to learn to navigate their behaviour in a healthy way, it’s even more important to avoid actually becoming one of them.
To help …