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How to Stress Better at Work (…Yes, There is a Balance)

It is undeniable: stress is widespread across today’s workplaces. A Mental Health Foundation survey found that 74 percent of adults experiencing chronic stress felt ‘unable to cope’ as a result, impacting their daily lives and careers. And since the pandemic, there has been an explosive 25 percent increase in the incidence of anxiety and depression worldwide. According to research, in…

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Developing Skills in Today’s Workforce for Tomorrow’s Data Challenges

As businesses are put under more pressure to deliver more with fewer resources, ensuring they’re equipped with a refined and skilled data-literate workforce is crucial. An uptake in technology adoption will mean very little, if only a fraction of the workforce has the skills needed to reap the benefits. With upskilling and training integral parts…

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5 Ways to Encourage Mental Health Transparency in the Workplace

This year 35 percent of UK employees said they called in sick due to poor mental health but gave another reason*. While this is a significant percentage, it is lower than the findings from Nuffield Health’s 2022 report, with the percentage previously being 39 percent. This is especially significant given that Nuffield Health’s 2023, ‘Healthier…

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Advice for Achieving Your Career Goals (and Why It’s Often Wrong)

If you read any work-related blog or website, you will likely find numerous articles offering advice on how to successfully achieve your career goals. After a while, much of the advice starts to sound the same because, well, much of it is the same. As long as you have the tenacity of a used car…

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The EU Pay Directive Cements a Move Towards Global Transparency Legislation. Here’s What the UK Needs to Know.

The pay transparency era is here. Last year, we saw a steady drumbeat of new pay reporting requirements in Europe and around the globe, a post-pandemic revival of Gender Pay Gap reporting in the UK, a laser focus on pay range transparency in the U.S., and more employees openly discussing and sharing their pay. With…

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4 Career Tips for Gen Z Job Seekers and Employees

It’s rare to find a career-related blog or article today that doesn’t mention the Great Resignation in some shape or form. After 47 million American workers quit their jobs in 2021 with millions more following throughout 2022, 10.8 million U.S. job openings now remain, making it seem like a job seeker’s paradise. But as Gen…

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5 Ways Workplace Bonding Improves Employee Satisfaction 

For many working professionals, the workplace is like a second family. And even though remote working has put a damper on the process, many workers today still think of the workplace as the place to create lifelong relationships and forge friendships. That’s why many companies today are enabling and encouraging workplace bonding. It has now…

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5 Ways Employers Can Support Redundancy Survivors

Mention the word redundancy and people inevitably think of the unfortunate individuals who are let go from their roles – and rightly so. Being on the receiving end of redundancy can be a life-altering experience professionally, financially and emotionally. But the effects of redundancies are felt more widely than simply by those who leave the…

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5 Tips to ‘Quiet Thriving’ in the Workplace

‘Quiet thriving’ is a concept that emerged after the trend ‘quiet quitting’ became widely discussed at the end of last year. Quiet quitting refers to completing the minimum requirements of one’s job. Individuals put in no additional enthusiasm, effort, time or energy than needed. In contrast, ‘quiet thriving’ involves the opposite with employees reconsidering their relationship with…