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As today (July 24th) is Self Care Day, I thought we’d take a look at how you can practise self care at work.  Self care is the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health, both physical and mental.  Given the stresses that many...

During my recruitment career, I had a number of candidates approach me to help them find new opportunities for their career. Almost every one of them were suffering aspects of burnout as discussed in this blog. If left unchecked, burnout can have a detrimental effect...

We recently discussed some of the potential pitfalls of being self employed, so we thought we would expand on the topic of health and wellbeing at work. It is already well documented that employees in the UK work some of the longest hours in Europe....

The number of self employed workers and freelancers has risen dramatically in recent years. Many people choose to become self employed after starting a family, or because they wish to pursue their passion and turn it into a career. Whatever your circumstances or reasons for...

There are a couple of themes running through Claire’s story that seem to crop up throughout this ‘Career Stories’ series. Firstly, she spotted a need for a service, something that she would love to use but couldn’t find, so went out and developed it herself....

The number of self employed workers in the UK, which includes freelancers and contractors,  has grown exponentially in recent years. In fact, there are now thought to be around 5 million people working for themselves in some capacity. For many, it’s a passion project or...

Did you know that last year Childline delivered 3,135 counselling sessions on exam stress? Half of the sessions were for children aged 12-15, with common worries including being overwhelmed with the workload, feeling pressurised by parents and feeling concerned that they wouldn’t achieve the necessary grades. It’s natural...

“The face of Britain’s workforce is changing dramatically. We can’t afford to ignore our older workers.” This quote comes from a Guardian article about the rise in the number of  workers aged 70 and over in the UK workforce. In fact, the number of people still working into...

As more and more of us are self employed and working portfolio careers these days, there are increasing numbers of people working from home. To many it’s the dream, allowing a greater degree of control and the flexibility to work around other commitments. There are downsides however,...

In 1930, the renowned economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that by the year 2000, we would all be working 15-hour week and devoting the rest of our time to leisure pursuits. He may not have got that exactly right, but there is a growing school...