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Life after graduating can be tough. After a (hopefully) positive experience of higher education, the reality of life after university can be hard for many graduates to deal with. On top of that, entering into the world of work can be daunting. Add in well meaning, but...

Do the words “business presentation” fill you with dread? It may seem like an old fashioned concept in these days of modern technology and remote working, but sometimes nothing beats getting in front of your clients or colleagues to get a message across. Here are...

I know it’s a cliche, but January really is a good time to take a few moments to reflect, refocus and decide how to move forward in your career. This time of year is always a bit slow, nothing much happens and everyone takes a while...

It’s repeatedly pointed to as one of the top workplace challenges, but finding the perfect work-life balance remains elusive for so many of us.  A lot of employees are juggling their many responsibilities in a precarious balancing act that can crumble at any moment. For every enlightened...

I’m sure we can all remember a manager from our past who has inspired us, made us better at our jobs and maybe even made us better people. But I bet you can also remember, just as vividly, the managers that let you down. The...

With increasing numbers of self employed workers in the UK, more and more of us are turning our business dreams into reality. According to the CIPD a “higher proportion of the self-employed (than employees) have the very highest levels of job satisfaction: they derive greater value from...

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently announced that, for the first time, work-related stress anxiety or depression now accounts for over half of all working days lost due to ill health in Britain. In total, 15.4m working days were lost in 2017-18 as a result,...

We all dream of pursuing a fulfilling career, where we are valued and able to develop our skills. However, even if you enjoy your job, there can be workplaces challenges to overcome. Many employers understand the benefit of creating a happy workforce, but unfortunately many...

Universities are giving out more first class degrees than ever and have been warned that they risk slipping down in teaching quality rankings if this grade inflation is not controlled. The proportion of students getting first class degrees has doubled since the late 1990’s. For example,...