But as with any technology, glitches can occur, and video calls are no different to this issue. As more and more professionals relied on this type of software to communicate with colleagues, managers and clients, these tech issues became more prevalent.
For around ten months now employees have been working remotely from the comfort of their own home. Yet, this new way of working has fuelled an increase in burnout, lack of productivity and the inability for many to switch off from work at the end of the day.
A third of employees are reluctant to return to the office due to fears their colleagues will not follow proper hygiene guidelines allowing COVID-19 to spread. This research comes from Solopress, a print firm that found that 33 per cent of UK workers do not have any faith in their colleagues in regards to making sure they keep themselves clean.
We share almost everything with our colleagues; we know about their families, we know their annoying habits, their daily routines and, often, how they spend their time when not at work. Yet, there’s one area of every professionals’ life that’s traditionally shrouded in secrecy – their wage.
According to new research conducted by Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, women are on average 30% less likely to be called for a job interview than men – despite sharing similar qualifications – the Economic Times reported.
To excel in the business world, you must cultivate a strong corporate image. It’s sadly the case that many who believe themselves to be ‘stuck’ in a job are often completely unaware that they sabotage their own career prospects on a daily basis by undermining their own abilities and competency.
It can be utterly infuriating to deal with a co-worker that isn’t pulling their weight. Companies work only if everyone is aiming in the same direction; just one employee impacting production flow can have catastrophic effects on a whole team – and even a whole company, for that matter.
There are numerous traits that employers will look out for when hiring new candidates, from punctuality and appropriate experience, to a set of qualifications that will match the job role. However, there are a variety of ‘soft skill’ factors that hiring managers are also on the look-out for.
Today, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed that it will recognise the growing issue of corporate burnout as a medical condition, meaning that as of 2020, it will officially be identified in the International Classification of Diseases.
Whether it be weekly fruit deliveries, unlimited bar tabs, dining clubs, yoga or even allowing pets in the office, businesses are cottoning on to how effective ensuring worker wellness through perks can be. For minimal costs (I mean seriously, how much can a weekly bowl of fruit cost?) leaders can ensure that workers feel cared for and nurtured in the workplace.
Letting a job hopeful know they have been unsuccessful in the hiring process is never an easy task for a recruiter, however, one recruiter went one step too far when they accidently left a voicemail for a jobseeker to listen to.
According to a 2018 study conducted by the Association of Accounting Technician’s (AAT), British workers spend an average of 3,515 full days at work over the course of their lifetime, while the average person will also work 188 days of overtime throughout their careers, too.
What you do for a living defines so much of your life and identity. For better or for worse, the vast majority of workers find their personal value and purpose in investing their time and effort into their professions, and whilst the output is an important factor, the physical space in which you work has a bigger effect on job satisfaction than you may think.
Every company is aware of who its top performers are. It may be a salesperson who carries the rest of his team, a copywriter that goes above and beyond to deliver quality work or a manager that elicits dedication and confidence from their team.
Don't forget to tune in for George's radio interview with BBC Three Counties. This will will be held on the Happy Monday’s show with Nana Akua on 20th May at 8:30pm. (It's only for about 15 mins so you can squeeze it in before the final GoT.). .
Disorganisation can never breed productivity. We’ve learned, through studying the habits of the world’s most influential business leaders, that each has a carefully cultivated routine that keeps them fighting fit, active, and most of all – mentally agile.
Most people would assume that the more hours you put in, the more you get out in terms of money and success against deliverables. However, there are always those workers who exaggerate their working hours to make themselves seem indestructible.
Being fired is a nightmare scenario for the vast majority of workers. The concept of being cast out with no stability, future or regular income is an anxiety-inducing thought, especially when it’s simply thrust upon you with no warning.
It’s a fear that many professionals live with on a daily basis in the modern workplace; the idea that you may one day arrive at your desk, only to receive a company-wide email explaining that in a tough market, the Board has decided that it simply cannot justify the steady decline in profits.
It's easy, when considering a multi-national corporation such as Berkshire Hathaway or Royal Dutch Shell, to see large companies as a faceless monolith of financial input and output without considering the millions of small duties that contribute to its entirety.
When it comes to effective leadership, knowing that you command the respect of your employees is imperative to your success. Mutual respect between you and year team ultimately leads to more effective communication, greater employee satisfaction and greater productivity across the organisation.
The first message a recruiter sends can be the most important. It hopefully signals the start of a new relationship – one which is potentially beneficial for the recruiter and life-changing for the candidate.
Apprenticeships can be mutually beneficial for both company and apprentice, and whilst providing workplace education to a junior may be taxing, teaching a potential future employee your practices can result in a dedicated and highly talented worker.
Making your CV stand out from the crowd these days is challenging when you apply for a role, you are most likely competing with people who have very similar qualifications. If you are not having much luck to date, perhaps it is time to rethink your CV and approach it not as a candidate, but as an employer.