Monthly Archives: May 2012

Stressed with work? Could Reiki be the answer?

For most of us work is good, it’s a place to be creative, meet new people and of course make money, but from time to time work can be stressful. The word stress gets used so flippantly today that few of us probably really know what stress is. The Health & Safety Executive’s formal definition of stress is:   “The adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them at work.”   Sound familiar?   Today’s world is so fast moving that few of … Continue reading

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Every day is a schoolday

iOS Development(s) I was fortunate enough to run a successful iPhone Recruitment Agency during the boom of the App Store. I’ve seen a lot of changes in the space of several years. Back in the day (OK, only three years ago) it was all about paid Apps – that’s where the money was being made. Developers could be hired in for a reasonably cheap price and then the success of the App would be able to offset the cost of a developer. However it didn’t always go to plan, as … Continue reading

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A stream of thought about Social Media….

Social Media, a low key version of the paparazzi? I often have Tweets on my feed or articles on my Facebook news feed slandering some celebrity or another or exclaiming how their outfit seen in Glamour magazine really wasn’t that flattering. I suppose it’s what you can expect when Facebook asks the younger generation or the media frenzied “what are you thinking?” Is Social Media simply a tool to update friends on exciting new happenings in your life and share photos from memorable events? Is it a free advertising tool? … Continue reading

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Are You Getting The Time Off You’re Entitled To?

The summer holidays are fast approaching and if you’ve either booked already, or haven’t booked but are about to, have you got enough holiday days left over? If you have, that’s good forward planning but if you haven’t, you might be in a bit of trouble trying to explain that away to your boss. May’s blog is about letting you know what your statutory holiday and time off entitlements are but allow us to preface everything we’re about to tell you with this – ALWAYS check with your HR guys … Continue reading

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