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Superheroes with normal jobs

Much like crime, being a superhero doesn't pay. So that means that the secret identities behind the masks need paid employment, Superman's Clark Kent is a journalist, Daredevil's Matt Murdock is a lawyer and Batman's Bruce Wayne throws around an endless amount of money.However in this day and age, it's not easy to live on the wages of a part time job, and it's even harder to maintain a day job when you have to leave early every ...

Published: Tue 09 September 2014

5 tips for stay at home parents going back to work

With the school bell beckoning young minds back into the classroom, many stay at home parents will be considering the prospect of going back to work. While some will be apprehensive, the majority of parents will be looking forward to grown up conversation and rediscovering an identity that exceeds three letters. While going back to work can be daunting, there's no reason why this transition from Iggle Piggle to the Rat Race ...

Published: Thu 04 September 2014

How to deal with a difficult employee

Every office has them. Whether it's the short fuse, chronic procrastinator or rebel without a cause, all employers will eventually find themselves up against a difficult employee at one time or another. Despite recruitment agencies limiting the cost of a bad hire, the law of the vital few suggests that 80% of a manager's staff problems are most likely caused by 20% of the workforce. Now while this is a somewhat generalised and ...

Published: Wed 27 August 2014

Is social media helping or hurting employers?

As social media continues to redefine what we mean by 'social,' employers have long cottoned on to the potential benefits that the digital age could hold for them. While recruitment agencies may be working on plans to either reject or friend the Mark Zuckerberg revolution, businesses are reportedly flourishing with their new found ability to personally source and analyse their own candidates. While social media has given employers ...

Published: Thu 21 August 2014

5 signs it's time to leave your job

Nobody ever said that life would be one big party, but they also failed to mention how quickly  aspiration and youthful exuberance could be traded in for stability, drudgery and a regular pay cheque.With the state pension age set to rise between now and 2020, the working population in the UK won't be able to enjoy retirement until their mid-sixties, with those yet to enter the labour market expected to remain in employment ...

Published: Tue 19 August 2014

Top 100 employers recruiting graduates

With memories of Spaghetti Hoop dining and Jeremy Kyle marathons beginning to take their place in the wine cellar of the limbic system, students up and down the country are taking that jump into the icy cold water that is the real world. Barely half of all graduates will find themselves employed six months after returning their cap and gown, with the majority failing to land a position in a degree related field. The responsibility ...

Published: Fri 15 August 2014

How to stand out as a graduate

Once you've received your degree and ceremoniously tossed your cap up in the air, your life as a student comes screeching to a halt. Your next step is to put the past few years of hard work to good use and find a job.The unfortunate part about the graduate job hunt is that everyone with a degree similar to yours is now a rival, looking to take your dream job right from under your feet. Luckily, there are ways to differentiate ...

Published: Tue 12 August 2014

4 tips for dealing with an annoying work colleague

Just what is it about you? Whether you're waiting at the bar, sat on the train or in this case just trying to complete that last minute proposal, you always seem to attract the eccentric, obnoxious and clinically insane. Annoying colleagues can be a real test of resolve, especially when it seems that they're only job is to disrupt you in your job.Getting too engaged with the idiosyncrasies of the office joker, loud talker and ...

Published: Tue 05 August 2014

5 tips for reducing eye strain at work

With the digital takeover ensuring that computers are less dispensable in the office than those who use them, eye strain is becoming a very real work related complaint. Fatigue, poor vision, and eye twitching have all become the calling cards of our increased exposure to blue light and are even the victim to the century's other favourite hobby of labelling symptoms. Computer Vision Syndrome, or CVS as it's more (un)commonly ...

Published: Wed 30 July 2014

5 tips for coping with mental health problems at work

With 1 in 4 people suffering with mental health disorders every year in the UK, trying to cope with these conditions in the workplace is a very real problem. Around 70% of sufferers don't seek treatment and so within the confined walls of an office, daily stresses coupled with your anxiety or depression can mount up to an almost impossible struggle.Many see their job as a key component on the road to recovery with the sense ...

Published: Mon 28 July 2014
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