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UK National Holidays – are we getting a bad deal?

UK National Holidays – are we getting a bad deal?

August 8, 2008 by Katy Whitton

There was no post from me yesterday as it was a Bank Holiday here in the UK, which got me to thinking – how do we fare in terms of holidays compared to the rest of Europe/The World? I was all prepen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_holidayared to say how hard-done-by we are but the research I did was quite […] … Read More »

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Jargon Warning – it may be heading to your office soon!

Jargon Warning – it may be heading to your office soon!

August 8, 2008 by Katy Whitton

It’s summer, your boss has just returned from holiday and all of a sudden all of this new jargon and buzzwords fill the office. The reason? Your boss has been reading management books on his holiday! The BBC has an interesting article  on some of the new jargon that could be heading our way – […] … Read More »

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UK Firms failing to train staff

UK Firms failing to train staff

August 7, 2008 by Katy Whitton

An article on the BBC website states that 1 in 3 firms aren’t bothering to train their staff and not only that, they missed out on … Read More »

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Spending a penny costs a packet

Spending a penny costs a packet

August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

I just read an article on the BBC website which caught my eye  – which isn’t suprising as it’s headlined “Row over firm’s toilet break rule“. The issue us that workers aren’t being paid to use the toilet, they have to clock on and off when they want to have a comfort break: …The employee, […] … Read More »

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How to make your boss love you

How to make your boss love you

August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

There’s an interesting post over at US News, written by Alison Green, called “10 ways to make your boss love you” and whilst it is written in a “Corporate Speak” style (Green is a manager herself so I guess you can’t blame her!), there are a few interesting points that the article highlights. Here’s my […] … Read More »

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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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Get your Free Managing Meetings EBook

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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