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Only 3% of our lives are spent doing things we enjoy

People are being urged to prioritise their mental health and wellbeing after new research revealed that a third of people spend just 42 minutes per day doing something they enjoy – which works out at just 3% of their daily lives. (HR News, 2019) This could be due to the fact the average commute time…

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5 CEO’s that you should follow on Twitter

Global business leaders are encompassing the social media takeover, utilising the platforms to share and network. We have collated a list of five influential CEOs that you should be following on social media to keep up with news, trends and innovations.   Tim Cook – CEO of Apple Cook has maintained Apple’s innovative leadership stance…

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Best Career and Leadership Podcasts

What are you listening to today? We have collated five of the best career and leadership podcasts to help you reach your goals and give you that boost of motivation. Listening to a podcast can help you maximise time, as they allow you to continue with other tasks. In addition, as obvious as it sounds,…

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Celebrating a Milestone

This year, we are celebrating a true milestone within the eSift team, as our colleague Louise Miles celebrates 10 years within the business. Louise joined us in 2009, when the business was still in its infancy and has been an integral part of the team for the last decade, contributing to the growth, success and…

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Think Happy, Be Happy.

“Positive thinkers tend to be happier.” (Scott, 2018) but sometimes it’s easier said than done, especially when under work pressure and stress. Boosting your own mental wellbeing will have a positive effect on both your working and personal life. Today is international Positive Thinking Day so keeping that in mind, we have found three apps…

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5 Ways to Overcome Creative Block

Everyone has days where we struggle to think creatively and concentrate on a particular task. Below are five tips to overcome a creative block and help you to re-focus on the task in hand.   Relax It sounds obvious but taking a moment to relax and de-stress can really help a mental block. Move away…

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Employees rate top workplaces

In today’s digital world, most people go online to do research, especially when it comes to businesses, jobs and workplaces. Indeed have recently released the top 50 top-rated workplaces by employees in 2019. One recurring theme across the businesses is the importance of a positive and enjoyable work environment, but also one that is a…

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Top 50 Employers for Women 2019 Revealed

Annually, The Times release a list of the top 50 Employers for women, highlighting gender equality within the workplace. Each business listed takes part in an assessment managed by Business in the Community’s gender equality campaign. The process focuses on transparency, the causes behind gaps, what companies are doing to address these structural issues and…

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Top techniques to expand leadership skills…

Ultimately, it doesn’t matter how senior your role is or how prestigious your career path has been, you should never rest on your laurels. The second you stop taking the time to develop your career and better yourself as a leader, you’ll witness a steep decline in your influence and, ultimately, your relevance in the…