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Money isn't the key to worker happiness

Money isn't the key to worker happiness

August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

A recent article on the BBC website caught my attention – Money ‘does not make staff stay’ From the article: A strong interest in the job and a good work-life balance are more important to workers than the size of their pay packet, a survey suggests […] “Companies can no longer rely on those established […] … Read More »

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August 3, 2008 by Katy Whitton

Free Subscriber Download Subscribe to the Flipping Heck! Blog, and receive your Free subscriber download of “Managing Meetings” What the book covers: What is a meeting? Why do we need them? Who benefits from them and where did all the free doughnuts go? Types of meeting Oh yes, there are lots and lots. The question […] … Read More »

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Work your proper hours day

August 2, 2008 by Katy Whitton

Today is “National Work Your Proper Hours Day” in the UK. The TUC has designated 22 February as the day we should all work our contracted hours and no more. The BBC reports that: The TUC says 5 million workers in the UK do unpaid overtime, saving employers almost … Read More »

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Writing Meeting Minutes – Meeting Mate v3

August 2, 2008 by Katy Whitton

Consistently over the past 6 months or so, the same search terms keeps on coming up at the top of my stats. The subject? How to write meeting minutes. In this post I provide some tools and tips to help you write good minutes during those boring meetings. … Read More »

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Addicted to Email…?

July 8, 2007 by Katy Whitton

I was pointed in the direction of an article recently (and apologies as I can’t remember the source) called “Think You Might Be Addicted to Email? You’re Not Alone” which states that 83% of users check email whilst on holiday. The article says: AOL, in partnership with Opinion Research Corporation, conducted online surveys with 4,025 […] … Read More »

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Consistency is the key…

July 6, 2007 by Katy Whitton

I’ve recently been rather busy (hence the lack of posting this week) on a project at work. It’s the first time we’ve used this method to populate a website (I need to be a bit vague for obvious reasons!) and a couple of things came up during the process that have prompted me to write […] … Read More »

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Brits get the short end of the stick at work (again)

July 6, 2007 by Katy Whitton

A Couple articles in my RSS feeds caught my attention last week (yes, I’m lagging behind a bit): The Register: Britons are workaholics, survey says (via Out-Law): According to a study published today by the International Labour Organisation, more of the UK’s workforce put in “excessive hours” than in any other developed country. The ILO […] … Read More »

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"Sickies make up 12% of absences"

July 4, 2007 by Katy Whitton

From the BBC… UK bosses suspect that one in eight of all UK workplace absences are due to staff faking illness, research by the CBI suggests. (full article here) I was going to write something about this yesterday as it was pretty much all over the news but as I was off sick (I kid […] … Read More »

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Are You A “Now Brat”? 10 Sure Fire Ways To Annoy Your Co-Workers

July 3, 2007 by Katy Whitton

We’ve all had it; be it client, boss, co-worker or friend. They want it. And they want it NOW! In this day and age of high-speed communication – instant messages, email, voicemail, fax, pagers…. and the rest – we are all (supposedly) instantly accessible all of the time. Google, Yahoo! and the rest of the […] … Read More »

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UK Working Hours

July 1, 2007 by Katy Whitton

I’ve been working on sending out tons of quotes over the past couple of days which has been a bit dull (although kind of nice to see the money I could be generating if they all go through!) so my mind’s been having a bit of a wander. We have a job clocking in/out system […] … Read More »

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