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13th November, 2019

Christmas parties: A survival guide

The Christmas Party is the cornerstone of any workplace. It’s the one night of the year where you can let your hair down with your workmates and celebrate how hard you’ve all worked for the past 12 months. But we all know that the Christmas party can be a breeding...

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29th October, 2019

Smoking breaks at work: where do you stand?

It is generally well known that workers in the UK are entitled to some breaks during the working day. But what about smoking breaks? Is it fair that a smoker can nip outside whenever they want and a non-smoker can’t? Breaks at work: the law Firstly, let’s look at the...

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17th October, 2019

A shorter working week: Is it a good idea?

who For the vast majority of us in the UK, the working week consists of around 37 to 40 hours per week. Even if you work shifts over evenings and weekends, it’s likely that your hours come in at roughly the same amount before overtime. The 9-to-5 is the accepted...

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12th September, 2019

The Office Pet: Genuine Benefit or Trendy Distraction?

There are more and more companies embracing the office pet trend. Usually coming in the form of a well-behaved dog with his own profile on the company website, it’s a quirky edition to an office environment. But is an office pet a genuine benefit to staff, or just a trendy...

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27th August, 2019

Millennials in the Workplace

There has been a LOT said about Millennials over the past few years. Every generation gets some stick from the one before it regarding work ethic, dress sense and music tastes. It could be because information is now so readily available, but it feels like Millennials have had it worse...

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16th May, 2019

Good Mental Health at Work

Hands up who has ever called in sick because of a cold? Or perhaps a dodgy stomach? Most of us, right? And you’d usually tell your boss the truth about why you’re not coming in, wouldn’t you? What about calling in sick because you’re feeling overwhelmed, or anxious, or perhaps...

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