Spot the monsters in your office this Halloween!

Not long now – Halloween is only a short time away and if we have young people in our lives, they might be turning their thoughts to scary parties, a frightening amount of sweet eating and of course, creepy costumes! There are so many to choose from – ghosts, vampires, witches, monsters, devils, zombies… And it’s the same for their parents, although our costumes tend to be invisible to the naked eye. So to help keep you safe this autumn, we’ve re-issued our handy Cerulean Guide to Halloween Characters at Work monsters-article

by Lesley Aitcheson, ago

Busting productivity myths!

The subject of productivity – and how to achieve it – is something that has attracted many mantras down the years. Everyone seems to know how to get more work done in a shorter space of time, but how many of those widespread beliefs really stand up to scrutiny? Is a traditional ‘9 to 5’ workday, for instance, the best way to encourage productivity, or is it something that we’ve all just got into the habit of, without really questioning it? Flexible working can yield great benefits to both individuals an organisations as it allows people to work in a way that fits with their home life, meaning that they are more focused when working.

by Lesley Aitcheson, ago