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Top tips on how to run brilliant meetings

Meetings are a coming together of minds. An opportunity to exchange ideas, listen, develop thoughts and formulate action plans. With the right planning, management and follow up, meetings could become one of your most productive activities, as opposed to an obstacle to productivity. 

Article by: Owen Cook | Published: 20 May 2019

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Two-thirds of tech workers would leave over poor work-life balance

At the same time, tech workers want the opportunity to grow as professionals, with over half (52 percent) willing to leave their jobs over a lack of career progression, while a third (35 percent) would move elsewhere for more learning and development opportunities

Article by: Dominic Harvey | Published: 19 May 2019

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Guide to spotting the stresses of climbing the career ladder

Bupa Health Clinics’ Medical Director, Dr Arun Thiyagarajan, says: “This new research shows how important it is for business leaders to be aware of their employees’ highs, as well as lows. It is important for leaders to be aware of external pressure that employees can bring into work and not just recognising pressures.

Article by: Dr Arun Thiyagarajan | Published: 17 May 2019

Employer guidance to supporting mental health

Despite increased awareness of mental health conditions, many companies still believe that, when it comes to dealing with employees’ mental health, they only need to seek legal advice when a disability discrimination claim is made against them.

Article by: Lindsey Knowles | Published: 16 May 2019

Why do employees turn to trade unions?

Since their peak in 1979, union density in the UK workforce has fallen by half and today less than 23 percent of employees are members of a trade union. While the global trend is not universal, this is a common theme in the US and many other countries.

Article by: Lee Harding | Published: 15 May 2019

Renaissance, but not quite the full picture
Print – Issue 174 | Article of the Week

There’s no doubt that the apprenticeship system has been through a rigorous set of changes, in a bid to fit the pressing skills crisis. Discarding the oily overall reputation, apprentices can now be seen besuited in; courts, financial trading halls, IT and even PR and marketing offices.

Article by: Angela Middleton | Published: 15 May 2019

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Six steps to help battle addiction at work

There’s physical addiction – where the body adapts to a presence of an ingested drug, gets used to it and needs more and more of it, which is called tolerance. And then there’s another form of addiction, which is associated with an overreaction of the brain.

Article by: Dr Mark Winwood | Published: 14 May 2019

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In reward and remuneration, comply but also explain

Increasingly, issues of fairness and diversity have gained prominence on company board agendas. The deadline for the second year's gender pay gap reports has now passed.  Just over half of private companies reported gaps that are higher or the same as last year's. 

Article by: Paul Ellerman & Jemima Coleman | Published: 12 May 2019

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How managers’ good intentions can hinder employees’ success 

Years ago, and by ‘years’ I mean in the industrial revolution, the relationship between employees and employers was cultivated on the basis of money. Over time, that transitioned to one where benefits would be forthcoming, and unions and work councils were formed to protect the rights of employees.

Article by: Rob Whitfield | Published: 11 May 2019

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Top tips: What makes tech workers tick?

At the same time, tech workers want the opportunity to grow as professionals, with over half (52 percent) willing to leave their jobs over a lack of career progression, while a third (35 percent) would move elsewhere for more learning and development opportunities.

Article by: Dominic Harvey | Published: 10 May 2019