Making your work more playful and seeking challenges in your job increases performance, especially on days with lower work pressure, according to new research from BI Norwegian Business School. Associate Professor Olav Kjellevold Olsen, and colleagues, investigated the relationship between job crafting, playfulness in work, and job performance. Job crafting involves employees redefining their job tasks […]
You perform better at work if it’s fun or hard work
Opinion: Four-day working weeks – are they the future?
Rarely does a day go by without another business announcing the introduction of a four-day working week. Some research has claimed that four-day weeks lead to increased productivity levels, job satisfaction and generally higher moral. However, despite this idea seeming positive on the surface, especially from an employee’s perspective, there could be some negative impacts. […]
Three in five employers report impending skills crisis
As Brexit threatens the pipeline of skilled workers, employers are facing numerous recruitment challenges, but will your company be okay? In its latest Business Barometer, which monitors the skills landscape of the UK, The Open University found that three in five (61%) employers believe the skills shortage has worsened in the last year, and over half […]
Which is more important job security or job satisfaction?
Job security is not enough for today’s workers, as many are willing to move jobs or even change careers to get more job satisfaction. The survey of 1,001 UK adults carried out by Cygnet Jobs, one of the UK’s leading healthcare recruitment companies, has revealed that more than one in two (57%) have moved companies […]
What motivates us to go to work?
We look at the top reasons that get us Brits motivated to get out of bed every morning and go to work. Satisfaction, being challenged and making a difference are among a list of benefits Brits believe they reap by going to work, according to a study. Millions of workers are coming home from the […]
PA Life Club Members can save money when they order from My Baker
The latest company to offer a discount for PA Life Club members comes from the deliciously sweet My Baker. My Baker is an online concierge service connecting independent bakers to clients looking to order bespoke cakes, biscuits, macarons and other based goods. The company has built a community of over 100 talented bakers, ranging […]
Housewife could be word of the past as Financial Independence and being happy are the top goals for modern day women
The Term ‘Housewife’ could soon be cosigned to the history books, as half of modern woman feel it is outdated, sexist and embarrassing, according to a new study Researchers surveyed British females and found as many as 38 percent feel the word “housewife” is outdated, while a further one in ten deem the word to […]
‘Thank you’ – 2 words that go a long way
If your boss thanks you for a job well done, chances are you’ll remain loyal to the business, says a new report. A survey to mark the launch of the One4all Spotlight Awards reveals that 83 per cent of UK workers say that being thanked increases their loyalty to the company, with 65 per cent […]
65% of workers say appreciation is a key trait for UK bosses
A simple ‘thank you’ for a job well done can go a long way for UK workers, according to research marking the launch of the One4all Spotlight Awards. In fact, 83% of UK workers said being regularly thanked by an employer increases the sense of loyalty they feel to their company. Meanwhile, 65% stated that being grateful […]
WE ALL KNOW THE TOP PERK OF BUSINESS TRAVEL – POSH HOTELS!
Breaking the routine, travelling to new places and staying in expensive hotels are among the best perks of travelling ‘on business’. Unsurprisingly, a poll of 2,000 business travellers found that one in four professionals enjoy the bonus of staying in a hotel they otherwise couldn’t afford. One third like to see places they have never been […]