Companies often seek out employees who are enthusiastic and prepared to put in overtime. In some cases, though, firms take advantage of overworked, stressed, and miserable workers, who may underestimate their self-worth and skills. Dubbed “insecure high-achievers,” these employees often fear being “let go” if they don’t push themselves to the...
Metro: What If The Future Of Work Was No Work At All?
After meeting someone, ‘what do you do?’ is one of the first questions we ask and the government wants to opt out of the EU Working Time Directive, which limits work to 48 hours-a-week. Over a third of people in the UK see their jobs as completely meaningless and companies are looking at ways to automate their workforce in the coming years....
Financial Times: The City Office Where Bankers Cope With Life After Redundancy
David* worked in investment banking for 33 years and was made redundant three years ago. Banking had defined his sense of self, provided him with friends, disposable income and monopolised his waking hours.
Yahoo Finance: Why Companies Ghosting Interview Candidates Is Damaging To Firms
Ghosting is an unpleasant phenomenon in the dating world. Someone you are dating decides to fade away, ignoring your messages and calls, rather than have an honest conversation about why they no longer want to keep seeing you. The term ghosting can also be applied to the working world. Employers have been known to “ghost” potential recruits...
Telegraph: The Five Ways To Win A Pay Rise
We were delighted to be featured in both the print and online versions of The Telegraph.
Jo Garside, a coach at SEVEN Career Coaching, says it’s important to show your boss that you’ve done your research and you know what someone at your level in your industry should be paid. “Don’t threaten them - this is an opportunity for you to...