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Can you work less but get more done?

Parkinson’s Law is a popular productivity theory which states that “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” This means that if you work intensely for a shorter period of time, you actually achieve more than if you work on the same task for a number of days and allow yourself [Read more…]

How to create the perfect LinkedIn summary

Your first impression speaks volumes on LinkedIn. You should use your summary to get the right people’s attention, sell yourself and get across all the key information about yourself in a concise way. Your LinkedIn profile is also likely to show up in the first few results if people research you online (and they will). [Read more…]

Are “smart drugs” the future in work and study?

Most of us don’t try anything more than a few cups of coffee to give us a mental boost during the work day. But increasingly there’s a generation who are using more powerful medication to give them an edge, firstly in their studies and then later at work. In one survey of tens of thousands [Read more…]

Lifelong learning: good for you and good for the economy

If the lockdown has meant more free time perhaps, like many people, you have been learning new skills and finding ways to develop your education. Such ‘lifelong learning’ benefits employees, businesses and governments, argues the World Economic Forum. Voluntarily pursuing new knowledge and skills throughout your life can not only bring about good health, wealth, [Read more…]

How to budget

Even before the financial issues caused by the Coronavirus – the furloughing, redundancies, temporary paycuts and so on, millions of Britons were scraping by from payday to payday. One in five of us say we have no savings to fall back on in an emergency. Rising costs of living can make it hard get by. [Read more…]