Posted on May 22 2013
Whether you work from home every day or only do so occasionally, this highly convenient practice can sometimes result in you compromising your health, and often without you even realising.
Posted on April 22 2013
As part of our Work Happy, Work Well campaign, we asked you to tweet us what makes your perfect Saturday, including the hashtag #MyPerfectSaturday as part of our campaign and we got an overwhelming response!
By Darren Roscoe, Operations Director, Posted on April 22 2013
25 years ago, secretaries were good typists, managed diaries, and had basic PC skills. Things have moved on considerably since then. Depending on the size of the company, many secretaries and personal assistants now play a much more integral role in the company.
Posted on April 18 2013
For many of us, the work-life balance may be off. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to have a good time every now and then.
Posted on April 12 2013
Earlier this year, we published the results of our part-time working dads survey, which looked at the emergent trend of fathers taking a greater role in the upbringing of their children.
Posted on April 11 2013
Towards the end of March, we ran a competition offering you the chance to win one of 100 Office Angels 'Happy Packs', as part of our Work Happy, Work Well campaign.
Posted on April 4 2013
We all know that end-of-weekend feeling. No matter how much you love your job, the thought of a potentially stressful week ahead is enough to put anyone in a bad mood.
Posted on April 2 2013
With recent news highlighting many high street restaurants are serving up meals with hidden high salt levels, we got to thinking about how healthy our everyday lunches really are.
Posted on March 28 2013
The importance of getting the right balance between your job and your social life can't be underestimated. A recent survey has revealed 63% of women define professional success as having the right balance between work and their personal life.
Posted on March 26 2013
Finding motivation in the workplace is not always easy. Many things motivate us while we're at work, for example our salaries. As well as this, more than 80% of people believe having a good boss inspires greater motivation
Posted on March 21 2013
As part of our 'Work Well, Work Happy' campaign we would like to know what makes YOU most happy at work. Answer this question in our survey to win an Office Angels 'Happy Pack'.
Posted on March 15 2013
Working hard and meeting deadlines are only two pieces of the career progression puzzle. A third - and some would say the most important - is building and maintaining positive relationships in the office.
Posted on March 12 2013
For many of us, our morning routine consists of a ten minute snooze on the alarm clock, a rushed shower, throwing on clothes, grabbing the car keys and running out the door.
Posted on March 7 2013
Poor time management is one of the biggest causes of stress at work. At times, we've all felt like we don't know whether we're coming or going, and it's not a nice feeling.
Posted on March 5 2013
Exercise: you either love it or you hate it, and even if you hate it, chances are you realise how important regular exercise is to your health. When you're struggling to get enough motivation for that morning run, try to think about how great exercise is for you.
Posted on February 28 2013
At some point in our working lives we're all likely to hit a rough patch in one way or another. This could be being asked to take part in an office project we don't really enjoy, or having to work with someone who is difficult and unhelpful.
Posted on February 26 2013
How often do you moan about your job? Once a week? Once a day? Once an hour? Chances are, even if you're chasing your dream career, you find time for at least a little moan every now and then.
Posted on February 25 2013
Sometimes it's the little things in life that make us happy. Little things can go a long way in the office, whether that's a colleague telling you how great you are to work with, or even someone just keeping up with their turn on the tea round.
Posted on February 20 2013
Having a clear sense of career progression undoubtedly plays a big part of being happy at work. What's more, in today's fiercely competitive job market, we often need to step up and deliver more than is expected of us in the office.
Posted on February 15 2013
Being happy in the workplace is an integral part of a successful career. Taking steps to ensure your happiness at work will not only aid your productivity and engagement, but will also make building relationships with your colleagues and clients easier and more fulfilling.
Posted on February 5 2013
Looking back over the past quarter, average salaries for permanent general staffing roles have remained consistent. Declines are minimal, with salaries remaining predominately competitive across the country.
Posted on January 24 2013
Being well-liked in the workplace can do as much for your career as meeting deadlines and being a hard worker. But office politics can be tricky to negotiate and what will score you points as an old hand won't necessarily work for a newbie.
Posted on January 22 2013
Handing in your notice might be an easy decision if you have been given a better offer. But maintaining a good relationship with people you have worked for may be important for references and future networking opportunities, so resigning well is well worth the effort.
Posted on January 18 2013
We all make mistakes, but if you've been on the job hunt for a while, and are not getting anywhere, it might be that you need to rethink your job hunt strategy. Here are our top no-nos when it comes to job hunting.
Posted on January 17 2013
Employers will frequently request references from previous firms you have worked for. How do you make sure the information they give reflects positively on you? Well for a start, you don't have to worry too much.
Posted on January 14 2013
Despite our best efforts, things don't always run smoothly in the workplace, and when issues arise or people struggle to get along with each other, it can be hard to know how to set everything straight.
Posted on January 10 2013
Being organised in the workplace will help you keep on top of things, keep up to date and even free up time to take on additional responsibility. Career success relies on a good level of organisation, so here are some tips on upping your achievement levels by getting prepared in advance.
Posted on January 7 2013
Lack of self-esteem can be a vicious cycle. We all have down days and times when we don't quite live up to our own, or others' expectations of us but we can be our own worst enemies when it comes to feeling good about ourselves.
Posted on January 3 2013
If you've got a touch of the January blues, or you've woken up with a New Year hangover that has left you wondering whether your life is headed in the wrong direction, it's a great time to reassess your career goals for the coming year. Here's how you know it's time for a change.
27/12/2012 Job hunting - top tips for 2013
24/12/2012 Postcode lottery - Finding a job in your area
19/12/2012 Becoming a sucessful team player
18/12/2012 LinkedIn - a beginner's guide
14/12/2012 Find your perfect job match
13/12/2012 Cleaning your online profile
12/12/2012 Top tips to never be late
10/12/2012 Up your concentration skills
08/12/2012 First day on the job
30/11/2012 Bring a little festive cheer to your office
27/11/2012 Escaping the job hunt burnout
20/11/2012 Approaching your boss for a pay rise
19/11/2012 How much are you worth?
16/11/2012 How to utilise networking events
13/11/2012 Give your CV a makeover
12/11/2012 The national minimum wage – is it enough?
31/10/2012 Quarterly salary update
28/10/2012 Setting career goals: S.M.A.R.T.
27/10/2012 What makes your boss the perfect boss?
22/10/2012 Temping - Paul Harraway: a day in a life.
20/10/2012 Shorthand guide to shorthand.
18/10/2012 Where to start? Picking a career path.
11/10/2012 The importance of planning ahead
10/10/2012 Work experience. Is it worth it?
09/10/2012 A day in a life: Jane Monk, perm
08/10/2012 Case study: Eszter Nemes Incze, temp
25/09/2012 Does being nice at work limit your career opportunities
13/09/2012 Working from home: benefits vs distractions
08/09/2012 Ways to improve your relationships at work
03/09/2012 It’s hard to avoid being glued to your computer in the office
30/08/2012 Extra grand a year come in handy?
29/08/2012 The real reason you’re not being promoted
28/08/2012 Salary update - July 2012
30/07/2012 Working 9-5, what a way to make a living
29/07/2012 Living the dream: never give up on your ideal job
27/07/2012 Salary update - June 2012
28/06/2012 Salary update - May 2012
15/06/2012 Inspire your workforce to achieve
14/06/2012 How to be a high achiever
11/06/2012 Dream big, win big Our guide to working towards promotion
11/06/2012 Olympic Athletes to Inspire Your Work Ethic
06/06/2012 How to be an employer that people want to work for
06/06/2012 British Celebration Ideas for the Office
30/05/2012 Salary update - April 2012
29/05/2012 Happiness at home leads to success in the workplace
25/05/2012 Everything you need to know about psychological contracts
23/05/2012 5 tips on beating stress in the office
21/05/2012 Eat healthily at work
17/05/2012 Why you should always take your holiday
14/05/2012 Building working relationships socially and professionally
08/05/2012 Spring fashion for the office
04/05/2012 8 steps to help you manage your money
02/05/2012 Maintaining a balanced home and work life
30/04/2012 Salary update - March 2012
29/04/2012 Handling pre-employment assessments
27/04/2012 Staying professional online
25/04/2012 Dealing with competency based interviews
23/04/2012 Time for a change? Getting ready to leave your job
18/04/2012 How to get paid what you're worth
10/04/2012 Job opportunities for school leavers
05/04/2012 Using social networks for job hunting
01/04/2012 Using a recruitment agency for the first time, do's and don'ts
31/03/2012 Salary update - February 2012
26/03/2012 Managing work and parenthood
25/03/2012 Standing out from other graduates
22/03/2012 Computer skills training at home
18/03/2012 The hidden meanings behind job adverts
11/03/2012 Returning to work
01/03/2012 First job after university
01/03/2012 The differences between working in the public and privatesectors
29/02/2012 Salary update - January 2012
29/02/2012 Why use a recruitment agency?
28/02/2012 Questions to ask at the end of your interview
24/02/2012 Taking the plunge
24/02/2012 Career planning for graduates
24/02/2012 You are what you read
23/02/2012 Advice for graduate jobseekers
21/02/2012 Helping employees achieve a work-home life balance
19/02/2012 How to be the perfect PA
18/02/2012 Moving up the corporate ladder
15/02/2012 Using LinkedInto help find work