Your rights at work

Why you should avoid eating lunch at your desk

We all know that eating regularly and healthily is the way to keep our energy levels up, but often forget that how and where we eat can affect our productivity too. If you’re a bit behind with work, grabbing a quick sandwich at your desk can seem like the best solution, but a recent study

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Balancing work with commitments at home

Times, they are a’changing and it is becoming increasingly common for more and more people to have long term care situations at home that they are committed to, as well as going out to work to earn money to pay the bills. With elderly parents living longer and life being more stressful, such as illness

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Taking a career break or sabbatical

If you’re desperate for a break from work, there are a couple of options open to you. If you’re lucky, your company may offer a sabbatical. Or you could take a career break – which basically means resigning from your job to explore other avenues. Here we take a look at the two options in

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How does your office environment affect productivity

Walk into any office and you are immediately hit by the atmosphere – it may be lively, quiet, sombre, tense, energetic, and any other descriptions you can imagine. Elements of the physical environment make significant contribution to this, and can have a dramatic effect on productivity – for better or for worse. Colour me Happy

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Coping with redundancy

You may have known it was coming, or perhaps it was a complete shock, but the fallout from redundancy is the same. It can have devastating effects on self-confidence, self-worth, and on the financial practicalities of life. Learning to cope with the new status-quo as quickly as possible will aid recovery from the shock, and

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How to negotiate your salary

You’ve spent hours tweaking your CV, writing a dazzling covering letter, researching the company and preparing for interviews and you’ve finally been offered your dream job. Congratulations! However, perhaps the salary on offer isn’t quite as high as that you’d been dreaming of. But don’t reject the job offer before making an effort to show

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