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I’ll take my Eggs Frozen Please

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If you’re a career women working for some of the hottest tech companies in the world, you may just have the option to freeze your eggs now and think about thawing them later. Oh, and by eggs, we mean the ones in your ovaries of course. Facebook implemented it’s oocyte cryopreservation (that’s egg-freezing to you) […]

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Unlimited Leave – Revolution or Gimmick?

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Last week Richard Branson announced he would be introducing one of Silicon Valley’s latest hook tactics by offering 170 of his personal staff unlimited annual leave. At first glance this seems an enviable perk, but you may want to put down your imaginary Pina Colada and take another look . Amidst all the dazzle, there […]

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Are UK workers facing a stress crisis?

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We may be facing a stress epidemic according to a shocking new study. 44% of Brits admitted to feeling stressed, with almost half of these cases going on to develop into issues such as anxiety and depression. The study by Bupa (a private insurance company) revealed some chilling statistics and it’s not just isolated to […]

What is ‘Big Data’ and Do You Have it?

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‘Big Data’ is a term that’s been bandied about in ever increasing frequency over the last few years – usually by people selling incredibly expensive technology solutions. The claim is that getting a handle on your big data can lead to big gains in productivity, efficiency and competitive edge. But are these claims justified? And if […]

4 Steps to Sales and Marketing Zen

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In the endless battle between Sales and Marketing, the only ones left victorious are your competitors. So perhaps it’s time to wave a white flag and concentrate on a treaty which will aid your business in flourishing rather than flailing. The tale is age old and we’ve all heard it before – sales and marketing […]