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Monday, January 11, 2016

Employees struggle to balance work and family

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According to a new report by finance firm Scottish Widows, only one in 10 employers encourage their staff to switch off when they get home after work and most would not consider offering flexible shift patterns. The study by the firm’s Centre for the Modern Family shows that fewer than a third of companies give […]

Gmail’s new app aims to help women be more assertive

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Just Not Sorry is the new app that may be just what you need…   Whether we’d freely admit it or not, it’s safe to say our email correspondence has more caveats and apologies than the men sitting next to us at work. And while we’re wasting our time wording and re-wording softly softly messages, we […]

Productivity is better in bigger firms

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Productivity is better in bigger firms, according to analysis from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) – as reported by BBC News. The ONS found that companies with more than 50 employees had significantly higher output per worker than smaller firms between 2008 and 2014. It also found that only the biggest companies – those […]

South African politician accused of sexual assault

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A 20-year-old woman has filed sexual assault charges against South Africa’s Western Cape African National Congress (ANC) chairman Marius Fransman (pictured) after she was appointed his personal assistant. The victim says she met Fransman and was offered a job before going for an interview on 2 January. She was given the position and accompanied the […]

How to escape the office diet talk

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The office is a great place to find support for a new diet or exercise regime, but sometimes the weight loss talk goes beyond a joke. Some experts even equate competitive dieting with harassment. Here are a few tips for handling the accusing glances if you’re not as strict as your colleagues. Diane Shipley from […]