How to boost your productivity in 10 minutes

Ever been sat at your desk, with a complete block, not knowing what to do next?

Well you’re not the only one, lots of people suffer with this every day and one of the best ways to combat it is to get away from your desk. Yes, it does sound counter intuitive but getting away from your desk and exercising is an excellent way to over come this hurdle.

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Why the 30-hour work week is almost here

Simon Kuper’s interesting article in the FT today. ‘Qualified jobseekers are scarce. Finally, workers can make demands’

A friend who recruits for an investment bank grumbled to me recently about millennial job applicants. He said that at interview they ask questions like: “Can I leave early on Friday afternoons to go to yoga?”

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Iceland makes it illegal to pay men more than women

An interesting article in the Independent looking at how the Nordic nation pledges to eradicate gender pay gap by 2022.

Iceland has become the first country in the world to make it illegal to pay men more than women. Under the legislation, companies and government agencies with more than 25 employees will be required to obtain government certification for their equal-pay policies.

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Control Your Phone. Don’t Let It Control You.

An interesting article by Common Sense Media discussing how adults are pretty savvy when it comes to advertising and commercials. Those juicy cheeseburgers or shiny new cars look pretty appealing, sure, but we know the tricks advertisers use to tempt us, from upbeat music to attractive young models.

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Why now’s the time to embrace flexible working

In a flexible working arrangement, an employee has some say over how, where or when they work. Whether this involves working from home, working part-time, job sharing or having another kind of flexitime arrangement, generally workers benefit from an element of freedom to define a working arrangement that supports their lifestyle.

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Wellbeing in the Workplace

This week we attended a fabulous breakfast and a panel discussion on Workplace Wellbeing. It was hosted by Well Aware, Feedr and Headbox. The major benefits of investing in Employee Wellbeing, including top tips firms can adopt to ensure employees are the happiest, healthiest and most efficient they can were discussed.

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Workers would be prepared to take a pay cut for an agile working life

A new survey claims that the ability to accommodate agile working into their life is important, with those who prefer to work agile claiming they would sacrifice an average of 16 percent of their annual salary for the opportunity.In addition to this, 86 percent stated they would even change jobs to accommodate their preference.

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