Employers missing opportunity to unlock emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence or emotional quotient (EQ) is an increasingly popular buzz phrase in business and understanding its impact in the workplace is becoming crucial to employers in getting the most out of their staff. A new survey from Lee Hecht Harrison Penna claims the importance placed by people managers both …

Time for a Personal Re-Brand? Here’s What You Need to Know.

The 3 transformative steps every personal brand should follow It’s no secret to any reader of this blog that an intentional, carefully-managed personal brand is critical to take control of your career in today’s professional landscape. As Mark Schaefer elaborates in his most recent book KNOWN, “You need to be …

10 Steps to Creating Your Own Home-Based Business

When you first consider starting your own home-based business usually you are full of enthusiasm and will often come up against people who will tell you that you can’t do it…”It’s too hard, Times are tough”…, and a vast range of other negative comments. The naysayers are partly correct in …

U.S. State Dept. hosts 'Family Travel Hacks' Facebook Live as if that's a totally fine thing to do right now

In times of crisis, one would hope the U.S. Department of State would know how to respond accordingly. Sadly, not this time. On Tuesday, rather than showing any compassion for the nearly 2,000 children who have been separated from their parents at the border due to the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” …

Make Your Home Office More Exciting & Inspiring with the Multifunctional Como Audio Solo Speaker

It is easy to experience a slump in motivation during the summer, so now is the perfect time to fill your office with essentials that will help inspire and boost your productivity. If you love listening to music while you work, there is an all-new, multifunctional speaker that will help …

Back to workplace basics, the joy and pain of work, squeezing people in and some other stuff

Let’s get the inevitable WeWork story out of the way first. A supposed news item in Crain’s New York Business has claimed that WeWork is ‘squeezing’ people into half the space recommended in the BCO’s Specification Guide; “roughly the size of two standard doors laying side by side”. You can …

Keysight spurs 5G and 6G research with ‘largest’ NYU Wireless donation

NYU Wireless announced it has received the largest donation in its history, courtesy of Keysight Technologies. The organizations have a clear purpose in mind: to create next-generation 6G cellular technologies and further development of 5G. As New York University’s wireless research arm, NYU Wireless helped pioneer the use of millimeter wave…Read More …

Acting like an extravert increases wellbeing (and the reverse is true too)

Although researchers have long recognised a correlation between extraversion and general levels of happiness and wellbeing in individuals, the idea that simply acting in more extraverted could make people happier has been a source of contention. Now a new study from researchers at the University suggests that not only does …

More than a third of UK workers actively looking for job with flexible working

New research among more than 2,000 UK adults, all in full-time or part-time work, commissioned by KnowYourMoney.co.uk claims to have uncovered the importance of flexible working practices to employees today. Its main finding is that more than a third of full-time workers in the UK are currently looking for a …