Let’s be brutally honest: you are surely acquainted with one or more individuals that you are not particularly fond of. It may be that Rita, your neighbour, is too loud and nosey for your liking. It could be that Uncle George is overly fussy and pernickety. Or, maybe, the chatty guy at the bus stop simply does not give you good vibes.
The chances are that there is someone at your workplace who you struggle to connect and communicate with. When collaborating and rowing in unison…Continue
Added by Adam Johnson on May 27, 2022 at 9:55am — No Comments
nflation levels in Britain have reached 7% – the fastest growth in prices in nearly 40 years. Petrol prices have risen by 12.6p per litre in the space of one month (from February to March), household bills…Continue
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The UK is a great place to find a meaningful career, progress, and live a satisfactory lifestyle. It comes as no surprise that so many European and international students are flocking into the country to pursue their higher education and career development in an environment that motivates and supports them. In 2020/2021, there were 605,130 international students pursuing their degrees in the UK, which is an increase of 8.71% since the year before.
Yet, the UK is also suffering from…Continue
Added by Adam Johnson on May 17, 2022 at 10:27am — No Comments
Social media has been a phenomenon. Before Facebook’s founding in 2004 there was the likes of Bebo, Faceparty, and MySpace. However, the last 10 years have seen a huge spike in both users of social media and reasons for using it. As of January 2022, there are 4.62 billion active users on social media, equating to more than half of the entire population having a social…Continue
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The UK is experiencing a skills gap in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) roles. According to the IET, there’s a shortage of over 173,000 vacancies.
Skills gaps must be addressed in a number of ways, from embedding teachings and awareness of specific roles and sectors into school subjects to upskilling existing members of the labour…Continue
Added by Adam Johnson on May 10, 2022 at 5:52am — No Comments
When finishing your final exams in school, you’ll probably find yourself thinking about your future. There are plenty of options for what you can choose to do, so why is university the decision that so many sixth formers and college students decide on?
Going to university seems more popular than ever. UCAS has seen a 10-year high in the number of applications…Continue
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In the last two years, both work and fashion have changed. Together, it would seem unsurprising that workwear has also changed. Previous attire codes and workplace inflexibility have been dropped, favouring comfort, versatility, and accommodating culture.
But while employers continue to strike a balance between onsite and remote work, and how it is carried out, there remains one part of the working day that has changed without much…Continue
Added by Adam Johnson on April 28, 2022 at 11:35am — No Comments
The consumer market has evolved significantly in recent years. As a result, independent retailers have faced many challenges, from a dissipating high street to difficulty accessing marketing strategies.
This article will explore three of these challenges. We will also offer suitable solutions for independent retailers to thrive in the current climate.
Our high streets were once bustling with life and the promise of consumerism. They have become…Continue
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Implementing digital transformation into your business is essential for success. But with technological advancements dominating the business world, it’s important to assess the digital additions within your company to discover if they are making the expected improvements.
As a business leader, you may wonder where to start. Here, we explore five ways to improve digital experiences in the workplace.
Added by Adam Johnson on April 21, 2022 at 10:10am — No Comments
The representation of women in media is a hot topic today. Discourses on gender stereotypes are making us question the fair portrayal of women, who are often perceived as overly sexualised, vulnerable, and superficial.
But do we talk about representations of men in media enough? Who is the man of today? How is he portrayed in traditional media…Continue
Added by Adam Johnson on April 21, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments
Even today, building a business is difficult. While businesses can access an array of tools such as B2B Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) platforms to extend cash flows, social media to make connections, and the internet to…Continue
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Success, whether at school, at work, or in our personal domains, is ingrained in us from a young age. We strive to plant the seeds of success, so we can reap the fruits of our efforts.
Along our journey, we hear all sorts of tips for success. People like Tony Robbins and Jay Abraham, who are dominating the life coaching space, are teaching us how to set goals, use affirmations, and fake it till you make it. These tricks might be the missing piece of the puzzle for some, while for…Continue
Added by Adam Johnson on April 19, 2022 at 6:44am — No Comments
Thinking of buying an electric car? Great choice. Electric cars are environmentally friendly, provide an improved driving experience, and have lower running costs. It’s fair to say that they are the future of our mobility.
But how much does it actually cost to buy and run an EV, and how does that compare to petrol and diesel fuelled cars?
Here is a breakdown of the most common electric car expenses and how to minimise them.
It’s a well-known fact…Continue
Added by Adam Johnson on March 31, 2022 at 10:57am — No Comments
There is no hiding that, until not too long ago, a faulty sink or a toilet that wouldn’t flush would have led to three certain steps: assess the situation, phone a plumber, and welcome an experienced man with wrenches and hydraulic probes.
Hands-on trades have historically been dominated by male workers. However, as the years go by, this once-unsurmountable gender gap is slowly narrowing and softening. With an increasing demand for skilled workers in the industry and an array of…Continue
Added by Adam Johnson on March 23, 2022 at 11:02am — No Comments
TikTok is the social media platform that has taken the world by storm. Its growth is seriously impressive when compared to other social giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. In 2021, TikTok was the most popular app in the world, with 656 million people downloading the music, dance, and video platform on their devices.
While some people love…Continue
Added by Adam Johnson on March 23, 2022 at 4:38am — No Comments
The well-being of employees is crucial. Improper care for staff can impact their performance and can have harmful effects within a company. The Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) conducted research in 2020 demonstrating that reduced labour activity can occur as a result of high stress. Case studies also showed that workplace wellness programmes can result in increased…Continue
Added by Adam Johnson on February 16, 2022 at 5:17am — No Comments
Wellbeing at work means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. There’s a renewed focus on supporting your people’s health at work after nearly two years of pandemic mayhem.
Your initiatives can range from the large to the small, and an employee wellbeing strategy should have many strands. Half of businesses have a standalone wellbeing strategy according to a CIPD survey, while over 80% have…Continue
Added by Adam Johnson on January 25, 2022 at 10:31am — No Comments
Communications is vital to a successful business. Effective communication means that people will feel comfortable talking to people at all levels of the business. Communication is essential to create productivity within a business. Allowing each employee, the freedom to ask what they like will create strong work relationships in your business.
In this article, we will show you how to encourage good communication within your business and furthermore how to create a great company…Continue
Added by Adam Johnson on December 8, 2021 at 9:41am — No Comments
You may read the phrase “imposter syndrome” and be surprised that there’s a term for something you feel without realising it’s a common thing. Have you ever felt like you’re not good enough for the career you have? Do you doubt yourself and feel like an imposter in the workplace? Do you have a nagging feeling that you’re winging it? You’re not alone.
A huge 77…Continue
Added by Adam Johnson on August 26, 2021 at 11:48am — No Comments
Being a dog owner over lockdown has had us spending significantly more time with our dogs while we worked from home. Now, as we begin to return to normal, the thought of leaving our dogs at home who have become accustomed to being by our side day and night is a sad one. Offices that allow office dogs every day are becoming a more desirable option for pet…Continue
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