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What Impact will prescribed cannabis have in the workplace?

It is thought that people suffering from chronic pain, spasticity, nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy, as well as drug-resistant epilepsy, will be first in with a chance to be prescribed cannabis, with a recent article in the British Medical Journal saying it could be of use in cases like these.

Article by: Pam Rogerson | Published: 23 October 2018


Why hasn’t IT embraced remote working?

Tech City UK’s Tech Nation 2017 survey found that 50 per cent of the nation’s digital tech community believed the shortage of skilled talent was the biggest challenge facing the industry. It’s becoming abundantly clear that there needs to be a shift in the way the technology sector operates to encourage fresh talent into the industry. But, what can be done?

Article by: Jarek Grzeskowiak | Published: 23 October 2018


How to sustain productivity when the clocks go back

The shortening of daylight hours and lack of exposure to sunlight during the winter months can cause us to feel down and less able to cope. Not only do our immune systems take a hit between September and April meaning we are more vulnerable to infections and illness, there is also a rise in depression and mental health related problems.

Article by: Mark Pinches | Published: 22 October 2018


Top 10 tips for your business to weather tough times

Only a couple of years ago, I was about to close my business.  I’d tried everything to save it, but it simply wasn’t working. I was forced to let six staff go, leaving just myself and one other. Then, at the very last minute, we signed a key client and the company was saved.

Article by: Anthony Main | Published: 21 October 2018


Design for adaptability and innovation

"Disrupt yourself or be disrupted”, is a growing cliché. But I’d encourage HR to park their desire for adopting disruptive behaviour for a moment and think of organisational performance in a more holistic and connected sense. The employee or consumer experience is not going to change just because HR want to be disruptive.

Article by: Chris Furnell | Published: 20 October 2018


How do you talk about cancer at work?

The research, which surveyed 500 UK managers, revealed that 21 per cent of managers are uncomfortable speaking about any illness with an employee and have never spoken to a member of their team who has suffered with cancer about their illness (21 per cent).

Article by: Evelyn Wallace | Published: 19 October 2018


Throwing a brick at Newton’s cradle
Print – Issue 168 | Article of the Week

Science, the world of the rational, the evidence-based, the clinical and the precise. Add the element of "people", and it's like throwing a house brick at Newton's cradle. People aren’t rational or predictable - they are unique, emotional and as unlike machines as anything could possibly be.

Article by: David Cartwright | Published: 18 October 2018


Tips for good mental health in the workplace

Lots of people find work good for their mental health for many reasons. A fulfilling work role can help to develop a positive sense of identity. A steady source of income can help to have a stable, comfortable and enjoyable home and social life. The workplace can provide opportunities to have contact and develop friendships with others.

Article by: Unknown | Published: 17 October 2018

Identifying five Key Types of Expat Professionals in GCC Countries

A move from their home countries has worked handsomely for some expats; while, others lament the high cost of living and the diminishing marginal utility gained from trying to prosper under restrictive labor laws that invite discriminatory practices. Consequently, the justifications to arrive and stay within the GCC region vary widely among the expat professional communities. Let’s review the following 5 key types of expat professionals to gain a better understanding of their goals/objectives/ambitions as they strive to find relevance/congruity within the corporate environment of the GCC countries:

Article by: Murad S. Mirza | Published: 17 October 2018

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Has the London tech bubble burst?

Dominic Harvey, Director at CWJobs commented on the research: “Has the London tech bubble finally burst? Not quite, but Manchester is proving itself as an ever more dominant force for tech talent. The city’s strong tech educational institutions and the appealing work/life balance it offers make it an ever more viable option compared to London.

Article by: Dominic Harvey | Published: 17 October 2018