The case for a four-day work week just got a lot stronger

What if every weekend was a three-day weekend? Well, there is new evidence that a four-day work week can be a huge benefit for both workers and the company’s bottom line. Numerous studies have shown – and you’ve probably noticed in your own experience – that a great deal of time gets wasted at work….

Job hopping is on the rise – and that’s a good thing

Job hopping is the new normal. New research has shown that older millennials (those born in the early 1980s) have already switched jobs nearly eight (7.8) times, even though they are only in their mid-careers. Statistics also show that the rate at which people are quitting their jobs has increased 25 per cent since 2013….

Win the job interview in under 10 minutes

Most employers make up their minds about candidates within the first few minutes of the interview. So, starting off strong and making the right first impression are crucial for landing the job. You are under scrutiny from the moment you arrive for an interview. From your casual small talk and handshake, to body language and…

New study determines the precise length of the perfect handshake

You have to get this right. Your handshake with a potential employer at the outset of a job interview really matters. A new study from the University of Dundee’s School of Social Sciences found that the length of time you spend shaking hands can set the tone for the rest of your interaction. Research has…

The 10 ‘creepiest’ careers people have – according to science

Just in time for the Hallowe’en season, here is a look at the creepiest jobs on the market. These findings come from a paper prepared for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). The researchers studied the science of ‘creepiness,’ and what creepy people have in common. To determine those factors, the authors surveyed…