Record number of long-term sick
The United Kingdom is currently facing a pressing issue, with a record number of individuals on long-term sick. The UK’s growing population of people unable to work, due to illness or disability, has significant consequences for both the economy and staffing levels across various sectors.
Effective Branding Tips for Small Businesses
If you're a new small business owner, you're probably worried about how you're going to attract customers to your products or services. Branding is one tool that can help.
Transpennine Express Under Operator of Last Resort
Passengers that use Transpennine Express will be well aware of the terrible service it’s delivered over the past year. I’ve even experienced it myself.
Do employees really need to be present in the office?
The rise of remote opportunities and flexible working arrangements has challenged the traditional idea that employees need to be physically present in the office to be productive.
If the syndrome was applied to a scale, I’d be at the lower end. I don’t spend lots and lots of money for the sake of it—I still make conscious buying decisions, and I won’t spend above a certain amount on any one item.
The current challenges small businesses face
Small businesses are the backbone of the UK economy, employing millions of people and driving growth. However, the pandemic hit them hard...
Food prices tripling in as many months. Justified?
According to recent data from the Office for National Statistics, food prices in the UK rose by 4.2% in February 2022
Why is TikTok being targeted by (some) Americans?
Recently, the CEO of TikTok, Shou Zi Chew, was hauled into a hearing where he faced some inane questions from the committee he faced.
Retail Sector - Stressful lost cause
One of the primary causes of stress in the retail sector is the pressure to meet sales targets. In a survey conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), 51% of retail workers reported feeling pressure...
Aye aye, AI - how effective are you?
Canva has recently added its own AI image generator to its online software, and programs like DALL.E 2 and Midjourney are becoming increasingly popular.
The cost of a toxic teammate
In a recent article, we spoke about the rise of workplace bullying in remote teams, i.e. people working from home. Though some people may believe co-worker clashes are a feature of the physical office, the stats show otherwise.
Nationalisation is the only thing that will save our railways
I’m currently sat on an LNER Azuma train from Newcastle to Doncaster. The train should’ve left at 19:02; it’s now 19:40. This isn’t a huge a problem for me, admittedly—delays happen, and I’ll receive a refund of sorts.