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Natural ways to boost your memory

over 1 year ago by Claire Brandon

A good memory relies on a healthy brain. Here are some simple things you can do to boost your brain health and your memory. Get up and go! Staying active keeps your circulation moving. It improves the blood supply to your brain and helps to flush away waste material and toxins. Sleep During deep sleep, your whole body, including your brain has a chance to repair and renew. A study by Washington...

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The art of listening with empathy

over 1 year ago by Claire Brandon

Listening is one of the most important skills we can attempt to master in the modern workplace, especially with so many distractions competing for our attention. It forms the basis of so many other skills and traits that enable effective communication. However, it can be a difficult skill to learn, as it requires us to be more present, attentive, engaged, open and flexible. The ability to liste...

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Tips to writing a great CV

over 1 year ago by Claire Brandon

Your CV is likely to be the first impression your future employer gets of you, so it’s crucial to do it right. A lousy CV may stop you from getting an interview; It is the first key stepping stone to securing your next dream job. Recruiters on average spend 5-7 seconds glancing at a CV. Recruiters have a trained eye, so it's essential that you tick the right boxes. The modern day CV is very dif...

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Resilience: Power of the Micro-Action

over 1 year ago by Claire Brandon

A good job and a career should have a positive influence on your health and happiness. However, various circumstances can arise making your job a source of stress and potentially even illness. Causes of work-related stress Work-related stress and other health issues have become a very common consultation for me in the GP surgery with a whole range of workers affected. Workload There are many fa...

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Friendships and Fall-outs at work

over 1 year ago by Claire Brandon

If you work full time you spend more of your waking hours at your workplace than at home. And that means you spend more time with your work colleagues than with your friends and family. A survey by Relate suggests employees are as likely to have daily contact with their work colleagues as with their own children, with more than twice as many having daily contact with their bosses than their fri...

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