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December 12, 2014 by Katy Whitton

You may only have a couple of days off, or you may be lucky and have a couple of weeks off over the festive period - however long you have it's important to make the most of the time you have, try to switch off from work and enjoy some much needed family time, Here are 5 simple tips to help you make the most of your holidays. … Read More »

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September 1, 2009 by Katy Whitton

The BBC is reporting that we’re up to our usual tricks again – working too many hours overtime and not getting paid for it. From the article: According to the TUC the average amount of unpaid overtime was more than seven hours a week, and workers were missing out on an average of £5,000 of […] … Read More »

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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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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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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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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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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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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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