How Will Hard Work Pay Off?

Work is good for us.  It provides a way of structuring and occupying our time, physical and mental activity, an opportunity to use and develop skills, a sense of identity and achievement, social support and, of course, money and other resources. But what if work could actually be doing us harm at the same time? Globalisation, growing competition and austerity …

Why Soft Skills Matter

  A recent survey by The Hay Group showed that graduates overlook the importance of soft skills; including self-awareness, self-management, empathy, listening, teamwork and understanding others’ concerns.  However, according to the vast majority of employers surveyed, soft skills are vital to commercial success. When questioned about soft skills, the majority of graduates said they believed they just needed to be good …