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World Cancer Day: February 4th, 2020

By |February 4th, 2020|News|

World Cancer Day World Cancer Day takes place every year on February 4th, as a way of raising awareness, educating people and encouraging governments/organisations to do the same. According to the Union for International Cancer Control, 9,6 million people die each year from cancer. It is an extremely worrying epidemic. And contrary [...]

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Sabbatical: How Can It Help Workers?

By |January 30th, 2020|News|

How Can a Sabbatical Improve Our Career? Very often our working hours and conditions leave us exhausted and wanting to get away from it all. But, most of the time, this is not a possibility. Even when we are on vacation or off work, disconnecting completely and relaxing may not seem [...]

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Work Clothes: Why Are they So Important?

By |January 29th, 2020|News|

How we Dress at Work Matters The way we behave, how we communicate, verbally and non-verbally, and interact with our colleagues can affect the way others see us in the workplace. But another thing that can really influence our image and performance are our work clothes. Therefore, it is crucial that [...]

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Gender Pay Gap: How to Tackle It Effectively?

By |January 28th, 2020|News|

Tackling the Gender Pay Gap The 1957 European Treaty of Rome introduced two fundamental principles: “equal pay for equal work” and “equal pay for work of equal value”. While this shows clear progress in terms of equality between women and men in the workplace, we are still far from the ideal [...]

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Distractions at Work: How to Deal With Them?

By |January 23rd, 2020|News|

How to Get Less Distracted at Work? We all know how much our sleeping and resting habits can affect our focus at work. But many things can influence it. For instance, in the workplace, we are constantly being distracted by noises, colleague's conversation, and interruptions, among many other things. An interesting [...]

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Emotional Intelligence at Work: Why Is It Crucial?

By |January 22nd, 2020|News|

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence at Work Emotional intelligence (EI) is vital in every area of our lives, including in the workplace. When combined with empathy, EI can bring even more benefits. However, EI is more than empathy. It is the ability to identify, understand and manage our emotions and those [...]

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2020

By |January 21st, 2020|News|

Cervical Cancer Cervical Cancer Prevention Week takes place this year from January 20th to 26th. The goal is to educate about the disease and ways to prevent it. NHS statistics from 2017 showed that every day 9 women in the UK are diagnosed with the disease and 3 lose their lives. It [...]

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Automation and Digitalisation Shaping the Future of Work

By |January 16th, 2020|News|

Why should we develop skills that won’t be automated? Automation and digitisation are replacing workers in many tasks. An IBM 2019 study conducted in the 12 largest organisations in the world, showed that 120 million workers will need skills training over the next 3 years as a result of the growing number [...]

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Work Meetings: How to Make Them More Effective?

By |January 15th, 2020|News|

How to improve work meetings Meetings are a practical way to allow employees to work together, share progress, ideas and connect with each other. They can be formal or informal and happen face-to-face or through electronic devices (phone, computers, etc). Business meetings can be extremely effective, however, when they are not [...]

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Gender Differences in the Life Sciences Sector

By |January 14th, 2020|News|

The Challenges of Being a Woman in the Life Science Industry The workplace has undergone significant changes in recent years. According to a 2019 study by McKinsey and Company, the number of women in C-suite positions grew from 17% to 21%, between 2015 to 2019. However, we are nowhere near the [...]

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