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Which Careers Let You Work From Home?

6th November 2020

If you’re one of the millions of employees working from home right now, you’re already well accustomed to the routine of lengthy email chains, last minute Zoom meetings and logging on and off from your own living room.  As of April this year, more than 46% of us were working from home. But if you were one of the 56% …

Bottom view construction.

Retro Future – How Adaptive Reuse Revives Awesome Architecture

30th September 2020

One of the most exciting aspects of working in construction and civil engineering is the opportunity to contribute to innovative projects which transform towns and cities for the better.  As bricks, mortar, steel, glass and other materials bind together to rise skywards in endlessly inventive ways, they don’t just change the physical appearance of their environment – they can breathe …

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Why Mental Health Is Crucial For Work, Rest and Play

16th September 2020

Public awareness on the paramount importance of mental health is on the rise. The issue has been front and centre in the media in recent years, with everyone from celebrities to the royal family joining the conversation. In schools and workplaces, positive changes are being implemented to tackle the stigma, address the causes and provide support for those struggling with …

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5 Essential Skills for the Educational Leaders of Tomorrow

27th August 2020

Every imaginable industry has hurtled headlong into rapid transformation recently and the field of education is no different, although it was in a state of flux prior to the current health pandemic. Pre-existing challenges in education are still present and pressing. Whilst the return to physical learning environments post-lockdown will require new health and safety routines and procedures at all …

Glass office building.

WFH Forever: Is the Office Obsolete?

21st August 2020

For office-based employees, working from home has become the norm since the beginning of lockdown back in March. It has been an enjoyable break from the monotony of the office for some, while others have found the adjustment a considerable challenge. With the re-opening of non-essential venues like shops, restaurants, pubs and gyms, life appears to be returning to some …

Healthcare leaders discussion.

What Makes An Inspiring Healthcare Leader?

7th August 2020

As the world around us has changed beyond recognition, responses to the Coronavirus pandemic from across the globe have been personal, poetic and poignant. From the innovative ways people are connecting with one another under lockdown, to the heart-warming triumphs of heroes like Captain Tom Moore, the crisis has brought out the best in individuals who have been inspired to …

Woman working on a beach.

What Does Distance Learning Look Like?

5th August 2020

Have you been hearing about distance learning but you’re not quite sure what it looks like in practice? Perhaps you’ve got an idea how it works but need more detailed information to decide how well it can fit into your lifestyle and blend with your family commitments? By the end of this blog you’ll have the lowdown on distance learning …

Women working from home.

10 Do’s And Don’ts of Working From Home

24th June 2020

The sharp increase in employees working from home across industries marks just one way our lives have changed since the beginning of lockdown. Whatever challenges you face as you adjust to your new working environment, it appears that this may be the norm for some time – only last month, Facebook and Google announced that the vast majority of employees …

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The Skim – June’s Business Inspiration Summary

10th June 2020

Summer’s here – but not as we know it. As we enjoy the season safely during lockdown, this month’s Skim reflects on a few of the exceptional female leaders stepping up to the plate at the toughest time. You’ll find insights on leadership skills, self-confidence and that all-important work-life balance – take five and treat yourself. ‘Her leadership style is …