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Better call Paul: A commuter’s tale

Better call Paul: A commuter's tale (Photo credit: Thinkstock/iStock)

Paul Matthews is 36, works for a London PR company and lives in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Having married his wife two years ago, they are now expecting their first child in May. It's an exciting time for them and …

Balancing family life with work? You’re kidding!

Balancing family life with work? You're kidding! (Image credit: Thinstock/iStock)

If there's one thing we can be certain of, it's that we can never quite be sure what's waiting for us around the corner.

People and their priorities often have a tendency to change. One day, all that matters is …

Why older workers can’t yet call it a day

Why older workers can't yet call it a day (Image credit: Thinkstock/dubassy)

At a time when the retirement age is continually being pushed back, it appears as though an era of working into our elderly years will soon be upon us.

There are, as you might expect, pros and cons to this …

HS2 little, too late? Why we need to consider alternatives to rail

HS2 little, too late? Why we need to consider alternatives to rail

Chances are, unless you've been living under a rock for the last year, you've at least heard about the government's much talked-about High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project.

Linking London with Birmingham before joining up with Manchester and Leeds, the …

Are they for rail? The best-kept refund secret

Are they for rail? The best-kept refund secret

What a battering the country's train operators have taken this month. As well as the bad weather beating the rail network into submission with flooding and high winds, the service's own users have waded in to kick it while it's …

Conference call cure for sick day blues

Conference call cure for sick day blues (photo source: Thinkstock/iStock)

It goes without saying that being ill is never a pleasant experience. As an employer, it can often be a difficult balancing act between showing sympathy for someone phoning in sick and managing the feelings of frustration in anticipation of …