Paul Davidson USA TODAY Published 4:05 AM EDT Jul 17, 2019 A few years ago, Amy Balliett, CEO of a Seattle-based design and marketing firm, noticed that as the work week slogged on, her employees’ energy and productivity wilted. “That would slump to such an extent that the same task on Monday would take double the time by Friday,” says Balliet, CEO of Killer Visual Strategies. So she decided to squeeze the work week into four 10-hour days, with her 30 employees taking off either Friday or Monday. Now, she says, “Our team has more energy throughout the week since they have three days to recharge instead of just two.” And with less time to complete tasks, “They’re far more efficient and focused,” producing 25% more with the same-size staff. The perk also has bolstered recruitment, cutting in half the time it takes to fill vacancies despite a 3.7% unemployment rate that has spawned the tightest labor market in half a century. A small … [Read more...] about Jobs: Is 4-day work week the next bif thing?
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A woman who thought she had a simple headache ended up needing a lifesaving 10 hour operation after it was discovered she had a severe brain injury. Zoe Roberts from Nailsea was on her way to meet friends at the Hen and Chicken pub in Bedminster in February 2016 when she started to develop a headache. Thinking nothing of it, she took some tablets reports Somerset Live. But soon after the 34-year-old started to feel sick and cold. "I had a little bit of a headache but I didn't think anything of it - I just took some tablets," she said. "But then I started feeling really sick and really cold. "I parked outside the pub - and I couldn't get out of the car. "I couldn't use my phone; I couldn't see the screen. "I just about sent a message to a friend and they managed to find me." Ms Roberts was rushed to Southmead Hospital, Bristol, where she was told she had arteriovenous malformations (AVM). "I hadn't heard about it before," she said. "It's a big knot of blood vessels in your head. "It … [Read more...] about How headache ended with woman needing 10-hour operation
Business 28 June 2019 comments Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48789236 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Daniel Lewis, 33, was struggling to save up to buy a house, despite saving for years from his full-time 37-hour-a-week job.To … [Read more...] about ‘I’m working three jobs to afford a home’
Looking for a new job that's a bit out of the ordinary? We've scoured vacancies available right now across Wales for some of the most unusual and amazing posts up for grabs. Whether you're a musical prodigy or simply like donning a fancy dress and keeping kids happy, there's a range of roles out there. Have a gander at some of the jobs we found.... 1. Orchestra Director, National Orchestra of Wales Based at the famous orchestra’s home in the Wales Millennium Centre, you'll need to have an "in depth understanding of music". And no, aceing Ken Bruce's PopMaster on BBC Radio 2 doesn't count. As well as knowing everything from Beethoven to Bryn Terfel, you will have to have a good knowledge of orchestral repertoire, as well as conductors and soloists. And if that wasn't enough - you'll also need excellent business skills among other requirements to lead the the UK’s foremost soundtrack orchestra - which has provided the soundtracks for Doctor Who, Casualty and David … [Read more...] about 10 jobs available right now in Wales that will change your life
They are the companies that have great staff satisfaction, ranked the best in the UK to work for. Experts at the world’s largest job site, Indeed, analysed tens of thousands of staff reviews, and revealed the top 25 private sector companies to work for in the UK. Workers gave the highest scores to companies offering career progression, flexible working and perks rather than just a good salary. The top 25 companies include high street and business-to-business brands, as well as British and foreign-based firms - and you can work for some of them here in Devon and Cornwall. Wren Kitchens Wren was also recently voted the fastest-growing bricks and mortar retailer in the UK by The Telegraph. It now employs more than 4,500 people across its UK stores. Indeed said it scored consistently highly for valuing and treating its employees well. On Friday, November 9, Wren Kitchens launches its new 15,000sq ft showroom in Plymouth's new £23million Gateway Retail Park in … [Read more...] about Apply for jobs at ‘the best companies to work for’