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By Helen Taylor, Head of HR at Instant Group According to the HSE, 39% of all work related illnesses in 2013-14 were caused by work stress, depression or anxiety which can cause early burnout. Achieving a better work/life balance is essential to ensure you can give your all at work, while still enjoying personal time […]
By St.John Dunne, Client Partner and Managing Director, New York at Rockpool Digital Digital is all about making it your own. People can download the apps they want, decide who they connect with on social networking platforms or create lists of products they want to buy. Digital experiences are improved immeasurably when the information a […]
Glenn Elliott, Founder and CEO of Reward Gateway What is employee engagement? Employee engagement means different things to different people, but one definition that I really like is our engagement consultant Rob Marsh’s: “A belief that the work you are doing matters and makes you happy, and that is what drives you to do better.” […]
By Richard Morris, UK CEO at Regus For many professionals the office-based 9-5 is a thing of the past. Instead, completing tasks whilst travelling to meetings or on the commute, for example, has become normal practice. Laptops, tablet, mobiles, and file sharing tools like DropBox all mean that we can work whenever and wherever we […]
By Niamh Spence, content writer for Project Lower Juggling all that is involved in running a business can be overwhelming; from profits and expenditures to customer demand and brand awareness. Yet one consideration that should appear at the top of the list and often does not is sustainability and energy efficiency. By improving your energy […]
By Alan Price, HR director at Peninsula Personal and romantic relationships at work are an inevitable by-product of the amount of time we spend and dedicate to our professional lives. Our colleagues are the people that we engage with most on a daily basis, so it comes as no surprise that the lines between professional and […]
By Sam Campbell, Head of Business Insight, SwitchMyBusiness.com In many areas, the UK’s smaller businesses are the overlooked middle child, falling between the heavily regulated consumer sector and better resourced corporates. Energy is no exception. A lack of time to carefully consider the options is the recurring theme. Take fixed-term energy contracts, for instance: while […]
As technology constantly changes, so do our workplaces. Remote working is a rising trend and an increasing number of companies are designing a digital workplace
Talent is the lifeblood of any organisation and young talent has the potential to transform how a company does business. I will discuss how businesses can seize this challenge.
Ask a room full of people the characteristics of the ideal leader, and it’s likely that you’d receive some broadly similar responses. Charisma, authority and decisiveness are commonly offered as crucial elements for success in leadership. Examine this in our daily lives, however, and the picture is less clear cut.
In the run up to the recent general election, zero-hours contracts became a hot topic. Some held them up as an example of the free market gone mad; others defended the flexibility and increased employment opportunities they offer. The truth, as is often the case, lies somewhere in between these two scenarios.