Monthly Archives: February 2016

Should you work from home or take your germs to the office?

The average Briton takes 9.1 sick days a year, according to accountancy firm PwC. Doesn’t sound like much, does it, especially given that the average Briton works 150 days of the year*! But we all know that coming to work when you’re unwell won’t make you any friends AND could well make you feel worse!

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How to save yourself from bad meetings

Imagine coming into the office one morning, settling at your desk to prepare for the working day. A colleague you sort-of recognise from down the corridor wanders into your office and, without a word, steals your chair and rolls away with it. No explanation as to why he took your chair in particular, or any acknowledgement that you might need it to get any work done. You’d surely kick up a fuss, right?

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The employment benefits you could expect in 7 countries around the world

How work compares around the world

If you were to work for a company in the US, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Brazil or South Africa, how would that compare to what you’d experience in the UK?

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Make working from home work for you

Working from home is gaining acceptance among a growing number of organisations, as HR policy-makers latch on to the value of flexibility in creating a stable, productive workforce. It’s no longer a nice-to-have or just for working parents – flexibility is becoming a key concern for today’s employees who want more say in how, when and where they work. Companies that don’t adapt to this new reality risk losing talented people to more progressive rivals.

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Why you should consider hiring a business or life coach this year

You only need to look back in history, or at some of today’s most successful business people, to see that coaching and mentoring has been around for quite some time. Plato was mentored by Socrates, Harper Lee was rumoured to be mentored by Truman Capote, Audrey Hepburn was mentor to Elizabeth Taylor, Marissa Myers is mentored by Larry Page and Marc Benioff was mentored by Steve Jobs. These people sought inspiration and the greater wisdom of others, and it paid off!

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Get ready to launch your webinar with this helpful planning checklist

Get ready to launch your webinar with this helpful planning checklist

Launching a space shuttle takes a vast amount of preparation. Planning a mission involves detailing specific crew activities and essential flight support functions with a degree of thoroughness probably best described as “mind boggling”!

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7 tips to help improve your status update meetings

7 tips to help improve your status update meetings

The trouble with meetings is that the more time you spend talking about something, the less actually gets done about it. Regular status meetings tend to be the worst culprits for draining productivity – and draining the life out of a team. Even the mere anticipation of them can put a downer on the working day.

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