Success at work

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  • With working practices having changed vastly in a short space of time, how can we remain 'visible' to managers and colleagues in a continuously evolving world of work? We provide tips on how you can ensure your career stays on track in the coming months.
  • Blockchain is coming. If you want to secure your future in finance, you’ve got to learn how to use it. Start with these three applications and you’ll be ready when it arrives.
  • Working from home doesn’t have to mean putting your career development on hold. Here’s how to strengthen professional relationships, make new connections and stand out from the virtual crowd.
  • Flexible hours are good for you and good for business; but not every employer offers them yet. Read the article to know the best tips to ask for flexible working arrangements.
  • There are plenty of common traits shared by people from every walk of life, working at all levels, in each part of the world – for example, all of us eat, breathe, sleep and have imagination. But until that imagination is applied to something, can we all honestly say that we’re creative?
  • There are often managers or directors within your organisation that you want to be noticed by, like your boss’s boss. However, due to their seniority, they are just a little too far out of reach when it comes to building a relationship with them. Read on to find out how to build this vital rappor...
  • Boasting productivity, whether that's on the shop floor or in the office, starts with people.
  • If you’re already in a senior position, and have lofty ambitions, it’s important to have a pathway in mind. Here are some things to consider as you plot out your career course.
  • Automation technology holds the key to potentially revolutionising the industry, offering professionals the chance to add greater human value and insight. Recruiting experts at Hays offer tips on how you can get the most from an ever-changing digital landscape.
  • Personal branding is all about controlling the way people perceive you - Jeff Bezos (CEO of Amazon) summed it up nicely when he said that “your personal brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room”.
  • Want to save time at work? Rethink your approach to email. That’s the message from productivity experts, who themselves follow strict rules for when and how they read and reply to email messages.
  • When feeling overwhelmed by an ever-expanding to-do list, many of us make the mistake of trying to plough through as much as we can, without pausing to think about how best to use our time.
  • When the disappointment sets in, you may be tempted to throw in the towel and move on. But that may not be the best solution.
  • Talk to any responsible parent and they’ll explain the power of saying “no”. Saying “no” is often a good thing. So why do we so fail to say “no” at work to adults who are much more intellectually capable of understanding and accepting it?
  • We live in a fast-paced world, and it seems we're all action-orientated. It’s easy to assume that doing as much as possible and keeping busy every hour of the day is the best way to be productive.
  • Career progression is top of mind for many management accountants, and the scope of a role and the prospects it holds for promotion are strong motivating factors for those considering their next move.
  • Regardless of your role or career stage, building and maintaining a strong network is more important than ever.
  • Here are five ways for you, your employees and you finance team to become more innovative and forward thinking.
  • Are you an introvert or a shy person who longs for stronger communication skills — especially in stressful situations? We’ll let you in on a secret: The key to being an excellent verbal communicator is confidence.
  • Email messages have become the primary communication tool in business settings. But writing an efficient work-related message is easier said than done.