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Monthly Archives: March 2019

How to work from home

Working from home is on the increase; employees enjoy the flexibility and cutting out the commute to work and employers lower their overheads.…

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The onwards march of AI

We have written several times about the threats posed by AI to the workforce. Now the ONS (Office for National Statistics) confirms our…

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How to craft your CV: part 1

Landing your dream job requires a good CV. So how do you go about writing the best possible CV? In this article I…

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Open-plan offices, worst idea ever; official  

It is now official; open-plan offices are now the dumbest management fad of all time. A study from Harvard reveals that open-plan offices…

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Lacking in self-confidence?

Many employees don't feel qualified in their current roles, with the fear of being ‘found out’ impacting their wellbeing. A third of UK…

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Face up to it

Are you scared of having that ‘little chat’? It’s a familiar problem. You’re sitting at work when – *ping* – an email drops into your inbox. It’s Sandra from HR asking for a ‘quick chat’. Sounds ominous. You’re sure she’s never liked you and now she’s found some reason to make you really suffer. Your entire body runs hot. Confrontation is not your strong suit. Actually, if you’re honest, you hate it. Cate Mackenzie, qualified therapist and couples counsellor, says: “It’s not what we’re doing, it’s how we’re doing it. People get caught in a ‘cortisol dump’. When someone is stressed, their body releases hormones; cortisol, adrenaline and testosterone, which hinder their ability to think straight.” If you want to handle confrontation without getting worked up into a stress-induced frenzy, there are some simple steps you can take. Take a moment to slow down. The minute a confrontation rears its head, you probably react like this: You panic, think of the worst case scenario and…

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Are you 16 or 70? Then you will never be happier  

  What is the secret to life? What Bridget Bardot said? That was a long time ago now and probably apocryphal. Who knows;…

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