Brits collectively drink 65million* cups of tea every morning, burn 9 million pieces of toast and scroll through a whopping 130 million social media posts
Mar18

Brits collectively drink 65million* cups of tea every morning, burn 9 million pieces of toast and scroll through a whopping 130 million social media posts

Researchers surveyed the nation, looking at all aspects of the modern British morning routine and found working Brits collectively send a staggering 97 MILLION emails (three each), before even getting out of bed. We also spend three million hours browsing social media from our beds, loos and breakfast tables and spend 16 million hours watching morning TV. As a nation, we now spend over four million hours catching up on news online,...

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World Sleeping Day – Power naps: snooze to supercharge your day
Mar15

World Sleeping Day – Power naps: snooze to supercharge your day

It’s no secret that sleep is essential for wellbeing and productivity – research even shows our bodies need 40 winks as much as eating, drinking and breathing. Yet, 1 in 3 people suffer with insomnia – difficulty falling, or staying, asleep – on a regular basis. In today’s society, achieving the recommended 7-9 hours a night can be difficult, especially with the increased use of technology and work pressures. Poor sleep quality can...

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8 of 10 Brits admit observing Presenteeism in the workplace
Mar15

8 of 10 Brits admit observing Presenteeism in the workplace

According to a recent CIPD survey, people coming into work when they are ill also known as ‘Presenteeism’ has more than tripled since 2010, with 86% of employees admitting they had observed Presenteeism in the workplace. Research by the Centre of Mental shows Presenteeism from Mental Health alone is estimated to cost the UK economy £15.1 billion per annum, compared to £8.4billion per annum for absenteeism. Following the findings,...

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Five Hot Trends in Customer Relations Management  in 2019 That Will Change the Way You Deal with Your Buyers
Mar14

Five Hot Trends in Customer Relations Management in 2019 That Will Change the Way You Deal with Your Buyers

Any business owner wants to win more buyers and keep them as long as possible. To turn individual sales into long-term relations, companies use sophisticated CRM systems. It’s a great tool to manage various communication and marketing efforts. To make a system work for a company, there should be the features and functionalities required to reach the company’s objectives. Each year a set of features that should be included in a CRM...

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How to Avoid Epic Career & Life Fails
Mar14

How to Avoid Epic Career & Life Fails

Guest Blog By Merilee Kern, MBA Success Guru Sheryl Grant Cites 3 Ways a Mental ‘Road Map’ Can Help you Reach Work and Life Goals For entrepreneur, professional speaker and success coach Sheryl Grant, transformational leadership through personal development and community building is the name of the game. A Ms. Olympia at over the age of 50, Sheryl clearly knows what it takes to realize over-and-above achievement both in life and...

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Millennials more motivated by pay than a job with a ‘mission’
Mar14

Millennials more motivated by pay than a job with a ‘mission’

45% of Millennials cite money as their primary motivator in the workplace, suggesting they are more motivated by cash than believedIn contrast, only 12% said they are motivated because they like their company and feel they’re on the same mission   The standard mantra is that Millennials are moremotivated by making an impact at work than previous generations. However, according to a new study from Automatic Data Processing (ADP),...

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Almost six in ten leaders of scaling businesses have faced a moment of crisis
Mar14

Almost six in ten leaders of scaling businesses have faced a moment of crisis

Barclaycard research finds 57 per cent of scale up business leaders have experienced a moment when they were afraid their business would fail The most common challenges faced by growing companies include maintaining employee wellbeing and satisfaction, finding and retaining talent and standing out from the competition Requiring a bigger office or shop is regarded as the key ‘milestone moment’ for businesses marking the shift from...

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Baby Boomers Struggle With Work-Life Balance, Hays Research Reveals
Mar14

Baby Boomers Struggle With Work-Life Balance, Hays Research Reveals

Gen Z mastered balancing act while baby boomers remain weighed down by work, Hays research revealed Younger workers most satisfied with work-life balance, as 63% rated either good or very good  Almost half of baby boomers (49%) rated work-life balance average to very poor Only 18% of employers believe work-life balance is important for attracting staff, despite the 30% of professionals who prioritise this when considering a new...

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9 Resume Errors That Can Cost You The Job of Your Dreams
Mar13

9 Resume Errors That Can Cost You The Job of Your Dreams

In many cases, your resume is your introduction to potential employers. Before they receive that important document, most know little or nothing about you. Essentially, you’ve got one page to make a great impression. Even a small error, can derail things. Unfortunately, these errors are all too common, leaving applicants at a serious disadvantage. Before you apply for the job of your dreams, double check your resume for one of these...

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How to spot confident candidates in job interviews
Mar13

How to spot confident candidates in job interviews

· A campaign by Grosvenor Casinos has revealed the micro‐expressions and signs to watch out for when trying to tell if someone is displaying confidence · Grosvenor Casinos have teamed up with Robert Phipps, a body language expert to reveal the signs to watch out for A campaign by Grosvenor Casinos titled ‘Game Face’ has uncovered the tell‐tale signs to watch out for when working out if someone is displaying a lack of confidence. As...

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Dress codes in the workplace
Mar13

Dress codes in the workplace

Guest Blog By Arwen Makin, senior solicitor at ESP Law Discrimination and Dress Codes HR Professionals may recall the highly publicised case from 2016 of Nicola Thorp, a 27 year old receptionist working as a temp via an agency, Portico, for Price Waterhouse Coopers. Part of the Portico formal dress code was for women to wear high heels. When Nicola turned up to work in flat business shoes she was told that she must wear...

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A third of UK businesses offer no employee training or development time
Mar12

A third of UK businesses offer no employee training or development time

A quarter (25%) of office workers invest no time in learning new skills or further education to enhance their professional life, according to new research by MPA Group. The study, conducted by the innovation funding specialists, looked into how many UK businesses are offering workers dedicated time to work on upskilling, training and research and development, and how much time UK workers are investing in further education and new...

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8 Ways to Improve Efficiency in Your Business
Mar12

8 Ways to Improve Efficiency in Your Business

In business, efficiency is extremely important. The faster you can complete tasks without affecting the quality of your work, the more you can achieve in a shorter period of time. If operations are constantly being delayed or employees are under performing, it can significantly affect your bottom line. Time and money are two of the most valuable resources to a business. Decreasing the amount spent on both will help you stay...

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The Best Software Round up for Improved Productivity
Mar12

The Best Software Round up for Improved Productivity

If you want to be productive, you must master time management. You need to be able to work quickly and effectively day after day, but thankfully you don’t need to do this all on your own. Instead, you can rely on digital tools to help you automate tasks, take better notes, and stay on top of your task list every day. To ensure you stay fresh and alert, there are even apps and other online tools and games you can use to give yourself a...

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Revealed: The Most and Least Stressful Jobs
Mar11

Revealed: The Most and Least Stressful Jobs

Struggling with stress? You’re not alone. 59% of UK workers have experienced work stress and 54% had trouble sleeping because of it. Most of us endure stress at some point in our careers. Long hours, overtime and a heavy workload can all be key contributors to our work-related stress. But how stressful is your job compared to the rest of the UK? New research from Workwear Giant has uncovered just how the UK’s occupations compare...

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