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How working parents can bust the summer stress 

Green tea contains a special substance called L-Theanine, which has shown to stimulate a feeling of relaxed alertness and clarity. This is a great way to give you an afternoon energy boost without the worry of staying up all night.

Article by: Lily Soutter | Published: 29 September 2019

gig economy

How to Set Salaries for Remote Workers

A well-informed hiring manager is undoubtedly aware of the many changes that have taken place in recent years when it comes to hiring employees. As a consequence of these changes, traditional work patterns are being replaced by remote jobs that require a different metric when it comes to setting salaries.

Article by: Tope Longe | Published: 29 September 2019

personal

Why’s the CEO sitting in the middle of the office? Because it’s better business

I wanted to give my dozens of team members room to operate and run their portions of the business. At the same time, though, I wanted to find a way to stay up to date on what was happening, beyond what would get reported back to me at weekly check-ins or occasional all-hands meetings.

Article by: Jonathan Wasserstrum | Published: 28 September 2019

businesses

Preparing for a world of difference

I’ll start with a cringe moment. As a young, confident business person I was dispatched to Shanghai by a consulting firm to set up an operation out there. I did no homework; didn’t understand the culture and did myself no favours wearing a spectacularly ill fitted suit I’d had sewn by a tailor upon arrival.

Article by: Steve Bright | Published: 27 September 2019

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Negotiation tips for women in the workplace

Half of the battle of negotiations comes down to how confident you are or are perceived to be. If you are confident, self-assured, and even bold, you can elevate your position simply by how you present yourself. This goes for both verbal and non-verbal cues – so you need to look, speak, and behavior confidently.

Article by: Rhonda Moret | Published: 25 September 2019

Do you need a sporting event policy for the Rugby World Cup?

With a few days to go to the start of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, teams will be hard at work preparing their teams for success in the tournament. At the same time, employers should be taking the necessary precautions to manage their staff and ensure provisions are in place to keep productivity levels high.

Article by: Alan Price | Published: 24 September 2019

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How to Be a Proactive Recruiter

There is a war for talent happening right now, with 45 percent of employers struggling to fill roles. The low unemployment rate and increase in millennials in the workforce demands a change in recruiting tactics. The talent market is tight, recruiters are expensive and job seekers are choosier than ever.

Article by: Darren Bounds | Published: 22 September 2019

 What Will Work Be Like in 2035?

If you look at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ productivity statistics, you can immediately see the impact. In the last five years, labor productivity in the nonfarm business sector grew by just 0.5 percent annually, compared to two percent to three percent in the decade before the 2008 recession.

Article by: Alexandra Levit  | Published: 21 September 2019

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Rising through the ranks to become a successful leader

As the UK emerges from another major political shake-up, leadership and the qualities required to reach the top have understandably shifted to the forefront of the public consciousness. In the world of business, we tend to know an effective leader when we see one, but what exactly is it in their character and behaviour.

Article by: Richard Hilton | Published: 20 September 2019