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Consistency is the key…

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)

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"

"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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Manage Your Manager – How To Cope With Ineffectual Leadership

June 9, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Why should you manage your manager? There have been several companies I’ve worked for in the past that, whilst having a good “social” relationship with my manager(s), I have felt un-wanted and un-rewarded by what I would class as bad management. When I say “bad”, I don’t mean evil in a Freddie Kruger way, it […] … Read More »

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Writing good meeting minutes revisited

June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

I'm not sure why people are writing a lot of minutes at the moment (or at least looking for information about it), perhaps it's to do with the fact that our roles are becoming more diverse and we're being asked to do tasks that weren't previously expected from us. In this post I take another look at how to write good minutes … Read More »

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How to run effective meetings

June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

It seems that my two posts on “Writing Good Meeting Minutes” and “Writing Good Meeting Minutes Revisited” have been very popular (the first post is receiving the second highest amount of hits after the homepage). So, I thought I’d point you in the direction of two other meeting resources that will be of interest to […] … Read More »

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How To Write Good Meeting Minutes

June 6, 2006 by Katy Whitton

I’ve recently taken over a secretary of my Village Hall Committee and it’s actually quite surprising how much work is involvedĀ  for such a little organisation. One of my tasks is to write and distribute the minutes of our monthly meetings, a job that I have to admit I wasn’t looking forward too. I’d never […] … Read More »

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Christopher's Meeting Guidelines

June 3, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Off the back of my last post, Christopher Hawkins has some interesting Guidelines regarding meetings, here’s my favourite: Christopher’s Meeting Guideline #3: No chairs. This one drives people crazy. I can hear you already – “No chairs?!? Have you lost your mind?!? What about pregnant people? What about the crippled? What about employees who wheelchair […] … Read More »

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