In this ever-competitive and fast-paced business environment, it can be easy for employees to become overwhelmed. Overwhelmed not only with their workload but the expectations placed upon them. When employees feel overwhelmed, more often than not, stress usually begins to creep in.
With March 2nd being World Book Day, we decided to celebrate it by compiling a list of books that could prove valuable to those in property. From those just looking to break into property investment, to those who have been in the industry for years, these books will help broaden your knowledge and open your mind to ways in which you can increase your successes.
Property has long been viewed in Britain as a sound investment – but with property prices at record highs, is it still possible for an amateur to make money in this game? The answer is yes – so long as you’re careful to manage both the property and your expectations! So here is your guide to investing in property in the UK.
Most office workers are now back to work after the festive break – back to the long commutes, early starts and dark finishes. Despite early starts, long commutes and working hours, most will through through lunch, with only 1 in 5 will actually take the traditional lunch hour, a stark contrast to countries such as France, which sees the lunch hour as a key part of the working day.
You’re back to work after Christmas; your head is still banging, your eyes feel heavy, and you feel the need to detox after all the Christmas excesses. ‘New year, new start’ you tell yourself, but you look down at your messy, cluttered and probably dirty desk. You push it to the back of your mind, and try and crack on with your job, but you find you keep getting distracted by the mess, and you can’t find anything you’re looking for. But, no fear! January the 9th is clean off your desk day, and many people around the country, just like you, will be tidying up their workspace.
Each year over half of Brits stroll into the new year with a positive attitude and high hopes for the months ahead. Last year around 35% of us made a new year’s resolution to lose weight. However, less than 10% of people kept to this promise, and within three weeks many were back on the cakes and biscuits. The inability to lose weight is a constant battle for so many, and despite multiple health warnings, reportedly 62% of Brits are overweight or suffering from obesity.
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Millennials are faced with a highly competitive and cut-throat job market upon leaving school or university, leading a number of young grads to choosing to start a business rather than jump into a job. Likewise, it is also a move made by those who have gained knowledge and experience within a particular sector and want to transfer that knowledge to their own project. Starting a business gives individuals more autonomy and control over their work, and the ability to “be their own boss”.
Arguably the most festive and joyous time of the year is finally here. Yes, you guessed it, it’s finally December. The season for bright lights, dazzling decorations, delicious food and contagious smiles. For office employees especially, it’s time for the eagerly anticipated Christmas party. The wonderful opportunity to unwind and celebrate with fellow colleagues.
So with the majority of offices hosting a Christmas party before December 25, what exactly is the UK businesses average Christmas party spend? And if there is a budget per person, how much are employers willing to spend?
Construction of commercial properties in London has hit an 8 year high with 120 projects for new offices being built. In recent news, Google, Facebook and Apple are all opening offices in the capital next year. This is an increase of 4% compared to 6 months ago before the EU referendum.
With Christmas just round the corner, your employees will be looking forward to their annual festive knees-up – AKA the office Christmas party! Of course, you want to reward them for their hard work over the year, but budgetary constraints may mean you can’t afford to splash out on limousines and Bollinger!
We’ve looked at some of the best office Christmas party deals and venues and put together a selection to fit a range of budgets without compromising on fun. Enjoy – and Merry Christmas!