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Bank of England staff will work in the office one day a week - 07/07/2021

From September this year, the Bank of England will change the working hours of its staff: most of them will only need to be in the office one day a week, all other days they will be able to work remotely. The change was announced by the bank's chief operating officer, Joanna Place. From the start of the pandemic until now, the majority of Bank of England staff have been working from home, with...

Apple explores possibility of decentralised work - 07/05/2021

Senior Apple executives expect the company to reduce its reliance on Silicon Valley, where the company is headquartered, in order to retain its workforce, Bloomberg reported, citing sources. According to the publication, Apple's recruiters are finding it difficult to find candidates with diverse backgrounds. Among the reasons Apple is considering decentralising its workforce, referring to high...

Three steps to change your life - 07/02/2021

To change, it is not enough just to want to change. Everyone who has tried at least once knows this. You need to understand how change happens, and more importantly, what prevents us from changing and why we secretly want to leave things as they are. To change, you have to want to change. And to do that, we need to understand why we resist change. Here are three ways to delve into the complex...

Buffett gives half his shares to charity - 06/24/2021

Warren Buffett reported that he has already fulfilled 50% of his promise to give away all his company's shares to charity. The value of the securities he donated is about $100bn - the 90-year-old billionaire has an equal amount left. Billionaire Warren Buffett said he has donated $4.1bn worth of Berkshire Hathaway shares to five foundations. With this tranche, he said, he has halfway fulfilled...

Experts: Economic losses from stress at work are rising - 06/16/2021

Workplace stress costs the global economy more than $8 trillion annually, Gallup analysts have calculated. Stress, anxiety, anger, sadness and other negative emotions of workers in 2020 reached a record level and costs the global economy of $ 8.1 trillion a year, according to a study of the State of the Global Workplace, prepared by Gallup.  The company's analysts found that every seven in...

Early career: Simple advice for a head start - 06/14/2021

Economists and sociologists agree: working between the ages of twenty and thirty has a very large impact on career development. Around two thirds of wage increases occur in the first ten years of a career. Here are some tips to help make the start an exciting one. Choose a job that matches your qualifications There's nothing wrong with taking an "easier" job at the beginning of your career...

Former Volkswagen chief, other top executives to pay €288M for dieselgate - 06/10/2021

German carmaker Volkswagen said it reached an agreement with former CEO Martin Winterkorn and three other former top executives on the issue of compensation for the "dieselgate". In total, VW will receive €288 million from them. Most of the amount - €270 million - will be paid by the company that insured the top managers' liability for possible harm in the performance of their activities. ...

Apple employees speak out against return to office - 06/07/2021

Apple employees have spoken out against a new company rule that would require them to work from the office at least three days a week. According to them, working remotely has only improved their productivity, allowed them to take care of themselves and their loved ones and avoid wasting time commuting. Apple employees have expressed dissatisfaction with the company's new rule that will require...

Three ways to re-focus and let your brain rest - 05/31/2021

Excessive concentration tires the brain. It takes away energy, exhausts you, and interferes with self-control. It makes you more impulsive and less efficient. As a result, you risk making rash decisions and resisting cooperation. Recent research has shown that both activities are important. Optimal brain function occurs when the brain switches from one state to another, allowing for greater...

Pain points and weaknesses: How to resist manipulators at work - 05/10/2021

Everyone has weaknesses and pain points, and pushing them tends to throw us off balance. "Hot buttons" are anything that triggers an involuntary emotional reaction in you, making you mad (negative "hot buttons") or inspiring (positive "hot buttons"). When someone pushes one of our hot buttons, two things happen: our attention is diverted from other, sometimes more important things, and the...
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