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The Curious Employee

Ask anyone at 10Eighty and they’ll tell you that the trait we’d probably put the top of our list is curiosity. The curious employee is likely to be a natural learner, eager for knowledge and new experiences, keen to grow and develop in their role. These are people willing to explore new perspectives and new…

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It’s Time to Change Our Approach to Employee Wellbeing

‘Time to change’. You may recognize this phrase as the headline of Mind’s ambitious campaign to change the stigma around mental health. In line with this great work, we believe it’s also important we look at how to change the way employee mental health is handled in the workplace. According to Mercer’s 2019 report on mental health…

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How to Support Staff with Coronavirus Anxiety

As a global society, we are facing an unprecedented time of change and uncertainty. As more cases of the coronavirus continue to be announced, we can expect to see employees experiencing high levels of anxiety around the potential impact of the virus. The fear of becoming ill – and the social and economic impact that…

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Why Holding Women Back is Bad for Business

The benefits of a diverse workforce are plentiful – from increasing innovation to boosting the bottom line. But despite the steps taken to address inequality and gender biases in the workplace, there are still several challenges unfairly holding women back in their careers – and the UK’s businesses are at a disadvantage as a result.…

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Work-Life Balance: How To Prevent Employee Burnout

Over the last few decades, the business world has been gripped with paranoia about productivity. Companies have adopted numerous philosophies and systems aimed at removing every last inefficiency from their operations. Anything that isn’t contributing directly to higher output and profitability is seen as wasteful and unnecessary. Although the impulse to be more successful is…

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Talent Acquisition Workplace

Self-Isolating as a Recruiter

Who would have ever predicted I would be writing a blog as if we were in post-apocalypse times. I write this as I am on day 3 of a precautionary 14-day self-isolation as I was fortunate enough to be enjoying the delights of the Amalfi coast when the country was put into obligatory lockdown, instigated…

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How Women Can Match Men in the World of Work

Although the UK’s gender pay gap has been steadily closing and is now sitting at its lowest ever level for full-time employees (17.3% according to the ONS) – with the 18-39-year-old pay gap leading the way – the reality is that women are still paying the price for not being men in the world of…

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We Need to Brick Up Sexism

As the world celebrated International Women’s Day yesterday, there are still some cases of sexual discrimination in the workplace. It doesn’t matter which industry women work in, it is something they will face, often on a daily basis. More than two-thirds of women in construction (72%) say they have experienced gender discrimination in the workplace…

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How Employers Can Encourage a Healthy Lifestyle

Most modern worker schedules have changed in the present day to adapt to new job industries, demanding bosses and fluctuating workloads. On average, full-time employees expend over one-third of their time at work. While staff members are often credited for driving success and growth to a company’s profile, a business typically cannot flourish without efficient,…