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Nearly half of all “sick leave” in the UK is actually “stress leave”* Most of us have been stressed at one time or another for a variety of short-term or longer-term reasons. It’s not fun, to say the least. When […]

Six years ago this very day, I returned to the UK on a ferry with all my worldly goods after living and working in France for five years. My tail was between my legs. I felt small and utterly crushed. […]

Now where’s my crystal ball? Every now and again, some employed people wonder whether they would better off being self employed. Every now and again, even people who have already been self-employed and have become employees again still wonder which […]

There may be some days when you find yourself resenting certain aspects of your work. Then you tell yourself to be grateful and you stop those thoughts. After all, it could be worse. But at the end of your working […]

You’ve just found out that you have no role anymore. One day, out of the blue you find out in some – probably heartless – way that you have lost your job. A horrid moment. You didn’t see this coming. […]

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A change of routine – like a holiday – often injects us with an increased dose of commitment to make a change to something that’s no longer fulfilling our needs. Deciding to move on from our current role is something […]

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I was speaking with a client yesterday and was reminded of my view and wanted to share it with anyone responsible for organising staff surveys. In my experience, the question which expresses employees’ voices more accurately than any other, what […]