Work-life Balance

Five ways politicians can win over young voters

<b>Jeremy Corbyn continued his drive to appeal to young people with a visit to Glastonbury this weekend. But how can politicians get more young people to support them at the ballot box?</b><p>Turnout amongst 18-24 year olds rose from 43% in 2015 to 54% in the latest general election and most of them voted …

Youth Vote

A Professional Website Can Help Any Woman Fulfill Her Business Aspirations

I am Aisha Olson, the mother of a four year-old son. I work for a software concern and I am here to share my tips about spending time with my kid and …

Lifestyle

The Secret to Having Focused and Loyal Employees

It takes more than free snacks and happy hours.<p>3 Unexpected Drivers of Great Employee Experiences<p>Today, only 30 percent of U.S. employees are engaged at work, which is costing $450 billion to $550 billion per year in lost productivity. In 2017, the employee experience matters more than ever to keep …

The Workplace

3 questions to ask yourself before you move for a new job

Moving to a new city is never as easy of the advice of “just move to where jobs are” makes it seem. Moving for a job is a big career decision where …

Job Satisfaction

Goodbye, Corporate America: 4 Benefits of Entrepreneurship

Thinking about leaving corporate life? Here are four perks of entrepreneurship to consider.<p><i>By Kelly Gibbons, founder and managing partner of Main & Rose.</i><p>Five years ago, I left a career in the fashion and entertainment industries to start my own business. After more than a decade in corporate …

Entrepreneurship

How small construction businesses are embracing digital transformation and boosting productivity

Construction is often thought of as a non-technical field, yet increasingly, small business owners are embracing software solutions to improve …

Project Management

Oh, Sorry, You Don’t Get Summer Fridays?

This summer, employees may not have to worry about sneaking away from their desks to start the weekend early, as more companies are offering summer Friday perks.<p>Companies are getting more creative about boosting employee morale and productivity by offering perks during the summer. Just over 40 …

The Workplace

Podcast: Tiago Forte on Productivity, Provocation, and Layering Knowledge

When it comes to productivity, there are plenty of people who want you to do things <i>their</i> way. Tiago Forte, a productivity consultant based in San …

Evernote

America's Most Beloved CEOs Ranked

German native Benno Dorer may not be a household name in the U.S., but it appears he has had a huge impact on the Clorox Company's (CLX) 8,000 …

The Workplace

23 Percent of Millennial Entrepreneurs Value Influence Over Personal Wealth

When it comes to fundamental goals, 23 percent of entrepreneurs in their 20s cited becoming more influential or having a positive impact on their …

Millennials

Millennials: 3 Ways to Take Charge and Create Your Own Work-Life Balance

Why leave it up to someone else when you can create the work-life balance that is right for you?<p>Work-life balance is an issue we all try to solve, even though some people feel work-life balance is overrated. (Here's my favorite approach to achieving a better work-life balance.)<p>According to numerous …

The Workplace

Save for the Future, Live for the Present

When I was a teenager, one of my favorite musicians was Mac Davis, a crossover country and pop star whose hits included “Baby, Don’t Get Hooked on …

7 Ways You Can Grow Your Business By Tracking Your Time

I get asked all the time, what are your reasons to track your time? William Penn once said, “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” Not …

Time Management

My Kind of Job

Flexibility at Work is not Just About Freelancing & Part Time Jobs Any More<p>The need for flexibility at work is not just about freelancing, <b>work from</b> …

The Workplace

How to manage the risks of the internet of things

[MUST READ] 9 big Lies Job Interviewers Tell You

#1. “You’re in the lead for this position.”<p>Are you really? Have they already interviewed everyone? This might be the truth, or it might just be …

Employment

How can schools reduce teacher workload? – live chat

Join us on Thursday 6 July, 5.30-7pm, to discuss what school management and teachers can do to improve work/life balance<p>With budget cuts leading to redundancies, larger class sizes and longer hours with less help from support staff, teacher workloads are on the up. The number of hours teachers are …

Teaching

For A Great First Job, Find One That Offers These 5 Benefits

There's a big difference between an okay first job and a great first job.<p>When it comes to finding the first job that's right for you, salary is just …

The Workplace

Digital Nomads Living The Vanlife Share Challenges & Work-Life Balance Tips

“Vanlife” was named the “bohemian social media movement,” earlier this year. Primarily led by millennials who are ditching traditional living arrangement to live in a van, it takes digital nomadism a step further. Instead of flying around the world and finding a place to set up shop in each …

Digital Nomads

I'm a Working Mom, and I Actually Have Work-Life Balance. Here's My Secret Weapon

Hint: He's tall, dark and handsome.<p>Lean in, my friend, and I’ll tell you a secret: Striking a balance between work and home life is, indeed, possible.<p>…

Productivity

The news business is unfair to journalists with children. Let’s change it for the better.

Many journalists think of their work as a calling. They live for breaking news, scoops, deadlines and remarkable stories. Early mornings and late …

3 Life Lessons from Wonder Woman Gal Gadot

Turns out the actress is a real life Wonder Woman.<p>When the original Wonder Woman came out in 1975, there weren't a lot well-recognized female super heroes in the world.<p>Flash-forward to today, and we can see them everywhere, on screen and off. I encounter wonder women in my life everyday--my mother, …

Gal Gadot

Trendy office provider WeWork heads to Manchester

WeWork, the US company that provides trendy office space on flexible leases, is set to branch out into the UK's regional cities for the first time after agreeing a deal to open in Manchester.<p>The new centre, which will be housed in the tallest commercial building to be built in Manchester in the …

The Workplace

CEO Of Mindbodygreen Shares How He Encourages Work-Life Balance

Mindbodygreen is a lifestyle media brand dedicated to helping people live their best life mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally and environmentally. Each month, over 10 million people visit the site, 75% of which are millennials, looking for ways to live their best lives. Their community …

Workplace Wellness

How Millennials Are Reshaping What's Important In Corporate Culture

Millennials are often criticized for their obsession with technology and general egocentricity, but like it or not, this is the up-and-coming generation that’s going to shape the workplaces of tomorrow. By about 2020, nearly half the working population will be composed of millennials, and …

The Workplace

What Do Millennials Want From Their Employers, Exactly? This Study Sums It Up in 1 Sentence

For companies looking to attract and retain millennial talent, take this cue from 8,000 millennials questioned across 30 countries about what truly matters in the workplace.<p>One of my go-to resources for discovering the latest insights on millennials is Deloitte's reputable Millennial Survey. This …

The Workplace

Happy Go Home On Time Day

Today's the longest day of the year. Where will you be spending it?<p>New figures we have released today suggest that if you are a working parent you could be spending it at work. The Modern Families Index, published by Working Families and Bright Horizons, indicate that just a third (34%) of UK …

Time Management

Meet the couple who 'upcycled' their home into a quirky holiday let

Anyone who wants to make money from their house usually rents out a spare room or tries Airbnb. Tim and Caroline Ackroyd have done one better. They have “upcycled” their garage into a gorgeous holiday let, kitting it out with quirky finds and antiques. It’s now a hot favourite for bookings on a …

Boxing Day

Would You Travel to a Conflict Zone?

For those of you have not read me for years, I love traveling to conflict zones. I’ve been to Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia purely for the …

North Korea

Stop the Meeting Madness

Poking fun at meetings is the stuff of Dilbert cartoons—we can all joke about how soul-sucking and painful they are. But that pain has real consequences for teams and organizations. In our interviews with hundreds of executives, in fields ranging from high tech and retail to pharmaceuticals and …

Management