Advice and Opinion - June 2024

  • The UK Election: Why We Need More Than Empty Promises

    Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024 by Liz RichardsonNo comments

    Ah, the UK election. Here we go again, thrust into the whirlwind of campaign slogans, glitzy photo ops, and politicians bending over backwards to convince us they're just regular folks. But let's strip away the veneer of staged smiles and contrived concern and get to the heart of the matter: what are we really voting for, and why should we give a damn? Every election cycle feels like a rerun of a ...

  • Unlocking Wellbeing and Productivity: The Transformative Power of Gratitude

    Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024 by EditorialNo comments

    In the hustle and bustle of modern life, where stress and pressure often dominate our daily routines, the simple act of practising gratitude can be a game-changer. Gratitude, the practice of recognising and appreciating the good things in our lives, has profound effects on both our wellbeing and productivity. By unlocking the transformative power of gratitude, we can foster a more positive ...

  • Top Companies with Inclusive Policies for LGBTI Employees This Summer

    Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024 by EditorialNo comments

    As summer heats up, many job seekers are on the lookout for companies that not only offer exciting career opportunities but also foster an inclusive and supportive environment for LGBTI employees. The importance of workplace inclusivity cannot be overstated, as it significantly impacts job satisfaction, employee retention, and overall workplace culture. This summer, we spotlight top companies ...

  • Tips for Coming Out at Work: Creating a Supportive Environment

    Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024 by EditorialNo comments

    Coming out at work can be a significant and sometimes challenging decision for many LGBTI individuals. Creating a supportive environment is crucial not only for our well-being but also for fostering an inclusive and accepting workplace culture. Here are some tips to help us navigate the process of coming out at work and to contribute to creating a supportive environment for everyone. ...

  • The Elephant in the Room: Brexit – How It’s Been a Disaster and It’s Now Time to Speak the Truth

    Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024 by Ian ThomasNo comments

    Let’s face it: Brexit has been the political equivalent of a slow-motion car crash. We've watched it unfold in excruciating detail, and now we’re left to pick up the pieces. It’s high time we spoke the truth about Brexit and faced the reality of the mess we’re in. Back in 2016, when the referendum result came in, it felt like the country had collectively decided to jump off a cliff with nothing ...

  • Surfing the Job Market - Summer Tips for LGBTI Job Seekers

    Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024 by EditorialNo comments

    Summer is a great time to explore new career opportunities and make strides in the job market. For those of us in the LGBTI community, navigating the job market can come with unique challenges. However, with the right strategies and resources, we can find inclusive and supportive workplaces that value our talents and contributions. Here are some summer tips to help LGBTI job seekers surf the job ...

  • AI and Automation: How Can Businesses Generate and Retain a Future-proof Workforce?

    Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 by David BanaghanNo comments

    Data shows that the percentage of job-to-job changers rose in 2023 from 2.7% in the first quarter to 2.9% in the second quarter; with the peak being 3.2% back in 2021-22, we can likely expect future employees to consider changing roles too. When establishing your future-proof workforce, consider everything that would make an employee likely to leave. From hiring the right workforce to encouraging ...