For employees Drop the balancing act: How to manage to have a life when you’re working

For many, the dual concepts of work and life are a balancing act. Meaning: the notion of having a balance between work and life doesn’t exist- it’s an act. Balance, like a balanced diet or a less-than-exhilarating ‘Body Balance’ class,…

For employees, For employers 1 in 5 say their happiness decreases at work

Health, wellbeing and education charity, Central YMCA, has conducted research that highlights the major role employers have to play in supporting the nation’s wellbeing. The study of 1,000 UK adults found that being at work is the most common situation…

For employees, For employers How to combat stress in the workplace

Previous research has found that work related stress costs the economy approximately £6.5bn a year. A new study by Preventative Medicine revealed that working in a stressful job for 15 years can significantly increase the risk of illness. But how…

For employees, For employers How to nail your next office tea round in five minutes

The office tea round- an easy way to be in the cool gang, or the thankless task of interns and people-pleasers? We live in a nation where dunking the wrong kind of biscuit, or even dunking the right kind of…

For employees, For employers What’s the new inquiry into workplace dress codes all about?

Everyone remember that time when Nicola Thorp was sent home from work after refusing to wear heels in December 2015? A petition since then has garnered the support of over 150,000, triggering an inquiry and a report. Thorp, who was…

For employees, For employers, Fun for the whole company The secret to making the most of your holiday this year

2017 is upon us: it’s time to escape. Here’s how to use your annual leave wisely. What is your annual leave? In the UK full time workers are legally entitled to 5.6 paid weeks a year off, or 28 days…

For employees The 7 types of Secret Santa present

You’ve just put your name in the Secret Santa hat. Whoever you draw, you’ll search high and low for that perfect present. You’ll remember the deadline. You’ll come in just under budget. And you’ll be convinced you’ve been original… We…

Employee, For employees, For employers We need to talk: We have a problem with emails

We send too many emails and spend too long answering them. Is the solution to ban them altogether? We spend a lot more time on interpersonal relationships than we do on actual tasks, and email is a mammoth proportion of this communication….

For employees, For employers You got yoghurt: What company culture means

When we think of culture we think high-mindedly. He’s so cultured, with his pocket square and his pince-nez! Where did he get that from? Somewhere cultured, I’ll bet! But there’s a yoghurt at the back of your office fridge that’s…