Five ways to ensure employee satisfaction

Whilst many people work because they love it and strive to have a career that they care about, employee satisfaction can also stem from a happy, healthy office environment. Employee satisfaction ensures that work is being done quickly and efficiently because the employee wants to work there, and means that the company is positively discussed … Continued

Don’t let your phone control you

Remember the old days when we only had a landline and it was in the hall, which was usually cold. So to answer the phone you had to go there, and probably sit on the stairs. But now – our phone is with us 24/7 and we can’t leave it alone. While away I’ve spent … Continued

How to structure your day

Starting a part-time PhD, I need to be well organised. I’ve set aside two days a week just for studying and I understand most people work a maximum of 6 hours a day. I want to work an 8-hour day, and I know that trying to work in a couple of long blocks won’t work, … Continued

It’s good to be quiet and take time for yourself

I’ve been on a group holiday. Fine if you like being social, but I like a lot of time to myself, and with a room mate who loved to talk it was tiring. We are different, and we need to respect differences. We can be quiet in the way we communicate. We can also be … Continued

We should act from compassion

There is something about spending time with Buddhist teachers; they radiate calmness and happiness.  I always feel more at peace. At a recent talk by the Venerable Joan from Kopan Monastery much of what she said resonated with my work.  I like that religion is downplayed and the focus is on personal or spiritual development. … Continued

Demonstrating empathy at interview

Most people think we are recruited for our skills, but these can be learned. What’s essential are well developed social skills.  Empathy is an important. Empathy is the ability to sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling. You can demonstrate this at interview when … Continued

How to Embark on Your Freelance Journey

Technology has made living and working at our own pace possible. Through technology, the number of remote working options has increased considerably over the years. The so-called gig economy has been on the rise since 2001. While the term “gig-economy” might not scream stability, it’s already transformed the workforce in significant ways. The BBC reports … Continued

How effective is your LinkedIn profile?

I like writing LinkedIn Profiles. My popular service – The LinkedIn Profile Makeover helps clients to have an effective online presence. I spend time and money on my education for this. Keeping up to date with best practice and I need to certify each year. Some people ask if they need one.  Most people do. … Continued

6 ways to land that job in Digital Marketing

For many, the future of the retail world is in the digital one. With more and more businesses focusing on the internet in order to generate sales. So much so that this fast paced industry is always on the look out for fresh digital marketers with a passion for the latest trends and getting results. … Continued

Autumn Equinox Newletter

I send my newsletter to over 2,000 subscribers. This includes some new articles and links to recent blog posts. Here’s what went out on Tuesday. Autumn Equinox It’s now Autumn, we have passed through the Autumn Equinox, the North Pole is tilting away from the sun. We are transitioning into a new season. This is … Continued