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    Long working hours ‘shorten life expectancy by 9 years’

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    People living in countries that have an average working week that exceeds 48 hours die an average of two years earlier than those that work for 45 hours or less per week, new research shows. According to World Health Organization (WHO) data, countries with a high life expectancy between 82.2 and 84.2 years work an […]

    Flexible working: The benefits and the rules

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    Study after study is revealing that companies which offer flexible working conditions have happier staff, fewer absences and are more likely to attract and retain top talent. Lisa Carter reports… Flexible working is no longer seen as a perk, with employees now actively seeking places that allow them to better juggle the work/life balance. Events […]

    Higher salaries do NOT equate to staff loyalty

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    Analysis of data from 10,000 CVs has shown there is no clear correlation between high salaries and staff retention. According to the research from Adzuna, it takes UK employees 28 months on average before they get the new job itch. Top ten job roles employees stay in the longest: Machine Operator – 5 years and […]

    These are the best cities for work-life balance

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    Helsinki, Munich, and Oslo have topped an index as the cities promoting the most holistic work-life balance, compared to the most overworked cities of Tokyo, Singapore and Washington D.C. The study, by mobile access technology firm Kisi, says that on average, employees in Barcelona (30.5 days) and Paris (30 days) take advantage of the most […]

    What motivates millennials in the workplace?

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    AXA PPP healthcare offers advice on retaining millennial workers in a business and how you can begin to find out what they want from the job they are in.. Although it’s important to treat each employee as an individual regardless of their generation, a report by American Express found some common themes when it came […]

    What makes you happy? Here are the country’s Top 50 mood lifters

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    Bad day at the office? Less plastic being used, winning the lottery – and a ban on nuclear weapons would make Brits happier, a survey has revealed. A poll of 2,000 adults found one third believe the seas being free of rubbish would send their happiness levels soaring. While others say their general mood would […]

    You will spend 6 months of your life talking about the weather

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    The average Brit spend will spend half a year of their life talking about the weather – Isn’t it time we found something more important to worry about? Well maybe not, given the existential threat of global warming. Either way, research revealed 84 per cent of the nation admitted to a love of discussing the […]

    Are you ready for the ‘Frantic Friday’ getaway?

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    Motorists are being warned to prepare for a ‘Frantic Friday’ this week due to millions of drivers hitting the road and a predicted increase in breakdowns. Department for Transport figures show August is the busiest month on British roads and Friday is the busiest day of the week for traffic. More cars also break down […]

    Do you have a ‘side hustle’ outside of work? You’re not alone

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    Millions of Brits have a ‘side hustle’ job to pursue their passions – and make a few quid on the side, according to research. A study of 2,000 adults in full-time employment found one in four are working ‘5 to 9’ on the side… after arriving home from their ‘9 to 5’. It also emerged […]

    Working from home today? Here’s how to stay focused

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    In these soaring temperatures (and even as a general trend), employers are being encouraged to allow employees to work from home. Indeed working from home is more popular than ever, with 40% of people now taking the opportunity to do so at least once a week. With this in mind, Monster has created some tips on ‘how […]