Workplace culture

What is workplace culture? Luckily, we’ve got all the answers. Whether you’re looking for advice on management styles, types of workplace culture, dealing with annoying office phrases, or even nailing your Secret Santa gift, this section provides all the advice you need to make your life at work great.

Five last-minute Secret Santa gifts

If you’re still struggling for festive inspiration, here are six last-minute gift ideas that ‘Santa’ (and/or you) could be bringing this year:

How to: Deal with awkward situations at work

Have trouble dealing with embarrassing social situations? Here are a few of the most common moments that could come up (and how you should deal with them).

Employee perks: What UK workers really want  

Office perks are something many of us take for granted. But it appears not all workers are getting what they want, according to our latest survey…

Six times saying sorry at work is a bad idea

Always apologising at work? To help you understand when you should (and shouldn’t) say it, here are six times saying sorry at work is a bad idea.

14 work email problems everyone has experienced

Work emails are (mostly) great. To help you relate, here are 14 work email problems everyone has experienced:

How to: Guarantee productive meetings

Ah, meetings. To make sure your meetings aren’t a waste of time, here are our top tips on how to guarantee productive meetings:

14 Christmas cards to instantly impress your co-workers

So it’s your first Christmas in the office and you’re not sure if people ‘do’ cards. To help inspire you, here are 14 of our favourite cards you could send your co-workers this Christmas:

Eight terrible reasons for leaving a job

So you’ve fallen out of love with your job. To help you figure out whether leaving your current position is really the answer, here are eight terrible reasons for leaving a job (and our advice on what you should do instead):

How to: Deal with difficult staff

We’ve already covered some problematic employees you might manage, but to help you move forward, here’s our advice on how to deal with difficult staff.

What it’s like to work for Apple

Want to take a bite out of Apple? ‘Slide and unlock’ is only the beginning. To make sure you’re clear of the facts, and to give you an insight into the life of an Apple employee – here’s what it’s really like to work for Apple:

Five types of difficult employee (and how to manage them)

Unfortunately, your colleagues won’t always be easy to get along with. To help you address the situation, here’s how to manage some difficult employees.

What it’s like to work for Facebook

To give you an insight into what it’d be like to be a Facebook employee, here’s what’s it’s like to work there (and our top tips to help you land the job):

Management styles: What you need to know

To help you sort your autocratic leaders from your Laissez-Faire, here are five of the most common management styles (and how to deal with them).

Office perks: Have they lost their pulling power?

Although exciting office perks might make a role seem more appealing, knowing their true importance is vital. But not all candidates (or employers) see benefits as a big deal. So, are office perks a must-have, or have they lost their pulling power?

How to: Deal with horrible bosses

Not a big fan of your boss? To help you turn things around, here’s our guide to some horrible bosses you could encounter, and how to deal with them.

Five of the coolest offices in the world

Need to get to meetings quicker? Why not take the slide? Here are five of the coolest offices in the world, and how you might be able to become a part of them (goodbye plain old desk):

What it’s like to work for Twitter

Want to work for one of the fastest growing tech organisations? To give you an idea of the interview process and working atmosphere, here’s what it’s like to work for Twitter:

What it’s like to work for Google

Want to be part of one of the world’s biggest companies? To help give you an idea of the application process and day-to-day, here’s what it’s like to work for Google:

Eight signs an employer is not the one  

Sometimes finding the right job is as simple as finding the right employer. To make sure you know when to apply (and when to steer clear), here are eight tell-tale signs your potential employer is not the one:

Revealed: The 10 most annoying office phrases

Want to instantly irritate you co-workers? Just make sure you use one of the following 10 phrases, and frustration won’t be far off…

Six tips to improve your workplace wellbeing

Is your workplace wellbeing suffering? Don’t ignore it. To help you add a little positivity back into to your day-to-day, here are six tips to improve your workplace wellbeing:

Top 5 – Desktop distractions

To help see if you’re bit of a secret slacker, here are the top five desktop distractions for workers across the UK:

Secret Santa: Dos and don’ts

It’s officially Secret Santa time. But how can you make sure your gift gets a positive reaction? Here are some dos and don’ts to help you win your workplace Secret Santa:

Top 5 – Tips for the perfect working lunch

A filling and nutritious lunch has a multitude of benefits, positively affecting your mood and your productivity. To help you make the most of your midday mealtime, here are our top five tips for the perfect working lunch…