It’s important now more than ever for us to focus on our mental health and wellbeing and how we can help ourselves as well as others. Did you know that when we do things that make us feel good, whether this is having a productive routine or spending time with our loved ones, this stimulates the reward areas in our brain, creating positive feelings? In simple terms, research has found that feel-good chemical dopamine is released when we carry out certain activities, motivating us to do it…Continue
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Social media has been a world-changing 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.
In 2019, there were …Continue
Added by Caitlin Purvis on November 26, 2020 at 10:08am — No Comments
Inevitably, the world will change once we have emerged from lockdown. With a heightened sense of hygiene and further concerns about workplace safety, employers will need to look closely at ways to reduce contact and move towards what is being touted as the Low…Continue
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As we continue to work towards the government’s net zero emissions by 2050 commitment, businesses are naturally becoming increasingly aware of the need to be more eco-friendly. Other strategies, such as the Clean Growth Strategy, which aims to promote economic growth at the same time as decreasing emissions, mean that the focus on having a positive effect on the environment is now…Continue
Added by Caitlin Purvis on November 26, 2020 at 8:49am — No Comments
It shined a light on the strength of our community, as thousands have volunteered to help out, and waves of applause have rippled up and down the country in appreciation of our key workers. These are the real heroes who…Continue
Added by Caitlin Purvis on November 24, 2020 at 6:03am — No Comments
Ever since lockdown ensued in early March, we’ve been rather limited in the decisions we’ve been able to make in regard to what we do. Whether it’s visiting friends and family, going out for dinner and drinks, or even going to the office, our ability to move freely and do as we please has depleted—many of us have just had to stay at home.
But what if we were to tell you that the uber-successful have been doing this all along? They’ve not been stressing about where to go, who to see,…Continue
Added by Caitlin Purvis on November 23, 2020 at 5:22am — No Comments
The growing number of channels in which to advertise your business online can be a tempting route to target your ideal audience. Businesses have flocked to digital media to gain traction for their brand, but they’ve dismissed an incredibly valuable and highly successful form of marketing – direct mail.
The preconceived image of direct mail as an…Continue
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This year has been no easy ride for businesses and the individuals within them. Since the pandemic forced a lot of us to work remotely, finding the motivation to persist with our everyday tasks has been a challenge. It is now more important than ever that employers recognise and reward their staffs' efforts to continue working through these…Continue
Added by Caitlin Purvis on November 6, 2020 at 5:23am — No Comments
With university the obvious next step for many school leavers, attracting new talent can be competitive. While the benefit of apprentices to e.g. growing businesses can't be underestimated. The ability to train your staff and integrate them into a working culture has its obvious advantages. But the reasons for creating on-the-job training courses for new talent are increasing every day. Here we look at how businesses are benefiting from apprentices, and how they can grow in the…Continue
Added by Caitlin Purvis on November 4, 2020 at 11:43am — No Comments
If we trawl back through the depths of history, we are able to lay our eyes on some pretty wealthy figures.
We aren’t talking mere millions here either. No, that would be considered pocket money to some of these folk.
Take Mansa Musa for example. King of the Mali empire, Musa lived between the years of 1280 and 1337. His wealth? Well, it can only be described as ‘indescribable’. Then we’ve got the likes of our modern-day monetary giants—the Scottish American industrialist,…Continue
Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 8, 2020 at 10:50am — No Comments
Evidence of a gender imbalance in the UK construction industry should come as no surprise to anyone. Even though the misconception of men dominating the STEM subjects can be disproved through a quick Google search (female students outperform male students), the same articles suggest there are continual obstructions to women participating in subsequent industries.
According to reports, sexism, a lack of role models, and anxiety over career progression prevent women from pursuing a…Continue
Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 6, 2020 at 11:01am — No Comments
A 2018 Deloitte Survey which analysed 10,455 millennials, born between 1983 and 1994, from 36 countries across the globe, found that 43 per cent of people didn’t plan to stay in their job beyond the two-year mark — the ‘job-hopping’ generation. Furthermore, only 28 per cent of the people included in the survey expected to stay in their job more than the recommended five years. This pattern of behaviour was shown to be stronger in 2019, when a millennial manager survey found that 75 per cent…Continue
Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 5, 2020 at 12:03pm — No Comments
Back in 2015, representatives from nations all around the world met to sign an initiative that would help combat the damaging effects of climate change.
This very first globally collective effort in terms of reducing greenhouse emissions, to which 179 countries have formally agreed their commitment, focusses on limiting the rise in global temperature increases by two degrees above…Continue
Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 5, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments
Most of us work in comfortable 9–5 office jobs where the biggest risk to our health is spilling hot coffee on our lap or getting a papercut. Although all jobs have their own sort of stress, there are some that can risk workers lives.
The International Labour Office (ILO) estimates that there are around 2.3 million workplace fatalities and 340 million injuries every year — that’s 6,300 deaths every day. Here, we take a look at the world’s most dangerous jobs in the UK.
Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 5, 2020 at 10:51am — No Comments
Young people should be able to do anything they set their heart on, regardless of their gender. With that we’ve focused this article on gender equality in the workplace, and how we can debunk the tired stereotypes that have been holding us back.
Do we attach genders to jobs?
Often, people have been held back in certain fields due to unfair gender bias. Not only do we assign gender roles to people within our society, but we also stereotype jobs with these same set of arbitrary…Continue
Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 5, 2020 at 9:19am — No Comments
There’s never a wrong time to learn a new skill or trade. If you feel like you’re stuck in a job or career which isn’t right or you, change it. Many people can fall into a trap of thinking they must stick to their first choice which they made at school. It may be daunting to challenge this idea and change your career. Embarking on an adult apprenticeship may seem daunting and like a huge risk. You may have questions such as will it work out? Or, what if I’m not good enough and can’t find a…Continue
Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 5, 2020 at 9:08am — No Comments
Inspiring the Next Engineers: Building Beneath the Waves
One of the most difficult questions we are ever asked is what career we would like to pursue. Where do we see ourselves in five years’ time? For those of us who do have an answer, there are a whole spectrum of routes available to us. For example, you may dream of becoming an engineer, but in what speciality?
There may even be routes you hadn’t thought of before. So, whether you have your mind set on becoming an…
Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 5, 2020 at 8:30am — No Comments
Social media has been a world-changing 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. In 2019, there were 3.486 billion active users on social media, equating to nearly half of the entire population having a social media presence. This was up by nine per cent since January 2018. But, with a lot of the world currently on lockdown due to…Continue
Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 5, 2020 at 7:00am — No Comments
On the 8th March, we celebrated International Women’s Week, which focuses on forging a gender-equal world, celebrating women’s successes, and raising awareness of historic and present bias. There’s a lot of discussion around women in the workplace and underrepresentation in industry — 5% of U.S. ownership in the tech industry is women, and only 2.9% of black women study STEM-related bachelor’s degrees across the world.
This begs the question, what about women in…Continue
Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 2, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments