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4 Tips for Turning a Job Rejection Into Career Success

Have you ever applied for a job but weren’t hired? Few people could answer “no” to this question. In fact, our unsuccessful job applications shape our careers just as much as our successes do, as anyone who has ever experienced a job rejection would have a different work history leading up to their present role…

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Working to Learn Must Underpin the Future of Work

Technological innovations have helped humans separate industrial ages and define periods of time throughout history, thanks to their transformative effect on people’s lives. From the rise of industry to the dawn of the internet, innovation has provided regular timestamps which we have used to define eras. But categorizing history in this way assumes innovation and…

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4 Ways Employers Can Better Support Their Working Parents

For many of us, the pandemic brought with it a number of changes (and challenges) in the way we work. Notably, working parents probably suffered the most under the weight of additional pressures. Alongside the dual responsibility of childcare responsibilities and their job, they experienced incredibly long hours and, in some instances, managed under an…

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A Wake-Up Call: Tackling the Employee Insomnia Crisis

When COVID-19 struck this time last year, most employees were forced to work from home. One of the results of enforced remote working is the rise in the number of people experiencing insomnia. One in four people reported sleepless nights and Google searches for the word “insomnia” surged significantly, with searches peaking most often during the early hours at 3am.…

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Nudging the Way to Better Employee Wellbeing and Productivity

As organizations face the prospect of offices reopening and start planning for the adoption of a hybrid (remote/ in-office) work environment, Richard Gregory, Senior Director at Avanade considers how ‘Nudge’ theory can empower employees to be the best they can be. For some time, organizations have known that they have needed to be more data-led…

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When Is It Okay to Quit a Job on the First Day?

For new employees, the first day of work is always full of surprises. Unless you’re a “boomerang” who has worked for the company in the past, it’s impossible to know what to expect from a new role and employer. Unfortunately, some may find there are more bad surprises than good when starting a new job.…

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How to Retain Your Best Female Workers During COVID-19

According to a recent Mckinsey report, the global pandemic has disproportionately impacted female employees. Women are 1.8 times more likely to lose or feel forced to leave their jobs due to COVID-19 than their male counterparts. There are many reasons for this, one being the rise in unpaid caring responsibilities for children and loved ones,…

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How to Support Staff’s Mental Health When Working from Home

Since the announcement on the 22nd February 2021 that lockdown restrictions will be easing, there has been a 466.67% increase in Google searches for “returning to office”. Over the last year, the UK has had to adapt to a new way of working, especially with mental health affecting so many people working from home. A…

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Want to Be More Productive at Work? Pop Music is the Answer

The nation’s working practices have changed dramatically in the last year, with many employees now working from home on a semi-permanent basis, and for those who can’t, they’re facing new working conditions with PPE becoming compulsory. Given the circumstances, it is imperative to keep your workforce as motivated as possible and be sympathetic to the…