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Dark nights and mornings aren’t just unpleasant and make it difficult to get out of bed, but they cause our bodies to feel lethargic and our mood plummet. So, what is it that causes one in three Brits to feel down in the dark winter months, and what can we do to combat it in our workplace? SAD: what is it? Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a depression primarily caused by the lack of natural light. It is associated with the late autumn and winter months. This occurs when your body’s internal clock and your brain and...

Corporation tax is taxable annual profit from companies operating in that country, comparable to income tax that individual citizens pay. In general, it has been reported that large developed countries have higher corporate tax rates than developing countries, as business requires a stable environment to contribute to, whether it’s a business selling invoicing software or a hairdressers. However, according to the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), corporate tax has fallen across 88 countries from high...

2016’s statistics have found that 3.7 million commuters travel for around two hours or more everyday whilst getting to work — public transport, walking, cycling, driving, or a combination. As well as this trek to work, many men are wearing a suit, which is undoubtedly uncomfortable whilst traveling for a considerable amount of time. Here, we’ll take a look at what steps you can take to avoid ruining your suit for work. A suit made for the commute Your work suit shouldn’t be your go-to-wedding suit. Look out for the signs...

Whether you have made investments before or if you are just about to start purchasing shares for the first time, you might already be aware of the fact that the stock market can be a fickle friend. Because of all the factors that go into the increase or decrease in the value of stocks, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to investing and how much is a good amount to start with. This is where an asset manager can come into play and take that uncertainty away for you. Trusting an asset manager to look after your...

Spend too much on social media and in front of your computer screen and you may indeed increase the risk of developing depression and anxiety. However, it’s now proven that technology can also have positive outcomes on our mental wellbeing too – even in our busy digital world. These days, many of us have turned to apps like Headspace, Calm and Stop, Breathe & Think for support with a number of mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. The office is main source of stress for adults in the UK, as revealed...

Employees are the lifeblood of any organization.  For small businesses in particular, hiring and retaining the right team is essential to keeping operations moving seamlessly.  Unlike large companies, small businesses usually don’t have an HR team dedicated to creating performance rewards or flexible working schemes.  What small businesses lack in resources, however, they make up for in engagement.  Having a smaller staff means owners know their staff on a more personal level. This way, they can really understand their day-to-day...

California has become a beacon for American innovation and a blazing symbol of progressivism. But California has a problem. Bradley Tusk, an early investor in Uber, says that the reality of Uber in 2020 is not aligned with the original vision for the company. This vision was not for drivers to “Uber everywhere,” but rather for driver partners to earn some side money while retaining a primary job.  The issue is that about 4% of Uber drivers in America count on Uber for a...

As a manager, there are many challenges you will face in your business. Some of these will not be a lot of fun. Some may even be very stressful and demanding on a personal level. Here are a few resources and advice to help guide you through difficult real-life situations. Firing an employee This can be one of the worst things you will have to do as a manager. Some companies even hire in specialist termination companies to handle this uncomfortable process. However, it is vital that you know how to fire an employee in a firm,...

There are various reasons to consider a new office. Perhaps, as your workforce grows, space in your current office is increasingly at a premium. Alternatively, you might need to be closer to a thriving business hub, like a major city, where networking and making connections are both easier. Whatever your own incentives for relocating, there’s the question of whether your choice of office architecture should be classic or modern. Whichever way you go, look for the following features… Lots of light When on a viewing...

Back when senior executives of large corporations only had to focus on earnings growth and people stayed in their jobs, it could be argued that business leadership was simpler.  Today, factors like evolving technology and labor mobility have created an environment that keeps companies on their feet and changing. In this environment, it has become increasingly important for organizations to be able to incorporate new practices that will enhance their business activity.  Having a clear vision that defines the new paths chosen...