Changing expectations: the end of the job for life

With the birth of the ‘see it, want it’ generation, today’s employers are facing a new challenge: that of managing a modern workforce who place a greater focus on job satisfaction, achievement, and personal growth than even before. And with younger …

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How to make your workplace mentally healthier

Mental health problems at work are incredibly common; so much so that at this moment in time, one in six of us is dealing with a mental illness. The trouble is you might find it hard to talk about because, well, it’s all a bit taboo. But it shouldn’t …

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Planning your future

Retirement is often one of those think-about-it-later things and with the media threatening a future of measly state pensions, rising life expectancy and high property prices, it’s tempting to concentrate on the brighter bits of your to-do list. …

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The dark side of social media

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the like have proven themselves as all-powerful tools in our social and professional spheres; great for keeping in touch with the people we might not see everyday, useful for following the companies and celebrities …

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Emotional Intelligence at work

Gunning to get ahead at work? It might be time to soften that stiff upper lip. Emotional intelligence – or the ability to identify, understand and respond to our own and others’ feelings - could be the missing link in your march up the career …

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Changing expectations: how the digital world affects our behaviour at work

There’s no denying it: the digital revolution that we’ve all been party to over the last five, ten, even twenty years has massively impacted our working lives — and whilst older generations are largely embracing the change, young professionals are …

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Presentation skills

Some people make it look so effortless, breezing through a stack of slides without so much as a slip up. But most of us aren’t quite so cool, calm and collected when it comes to presenting. If public speaking leaves you feeling spooked, a few …

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The benefits of speaking a foreign language

The learning of foreign languages is at an all time low in schools - but international business is most definitely on the rise. It is estimated that in jobs such as sales, marketing and technical support , a second language can add between 10 and …

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Soft vs. technical: the battle of the skill sets

Employers are a demanding bunch, aren’t they? Not only do they have a long list of must-haves on the skills front, but increasingly, personality is being thrown into the mix.   Gone are the days when a decent degree would double as a …

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