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  • December 13, 2017

    Flexible work hours may be the best way to reduce Christmas stress

    Over 50% of survey respondents said they want their employers to offer more flexible hours to help them deal with the stress of the holiday season.
     
    Over 50% of survey respondents said they want their employers to offer more flexible hours to help them deal with the stress of the holiday season.
     
  • December 11, 2017

    Online Christmas shopping delivers a spike in UK air pollution

    As the Christmas gift buying season ramps up in the UK this week, experts are warning of air pollution spikes as an increased number of vans and trucks take to Britain’s roads to keep up with the pace of online shopping.
    As the Christmas gift buying season ramps up in the UK this week, experts are warning of air pollution spikes as an increased number of vans and trucks take to Britain’s roads to keep up with the pace of online shopping.
  • December 08, 2017

    Christmas is bad for workers’ productivity

    Over 60% of employees mentally switch off from their jobs in the week before Christmas, according to a new study.

     

    Over 60% of employees mentally switch off from their jobs in the week before Christmas, according to a new study.

     

  • December 06, 2017

    Amazon launch set to disrupt Christmas retail in Australia

    International e-commerce giant Amazon officially launched in Australia yesterday, heralding what could be the beginning of a Christmas price war as well as a major shake-up of the Australian retail sector and labor market.
    International e-commerce giant Amazon officially launched in Australia yesterday, heralding what could be the beginning of a Christmas price war as well as a major shake-up of the Australian retail sector and labor market.
  • December 04, 2017

    Is the "Weinstein effect" forcing firms to review office Christmas party culture?

    Following two months of revelations concerning workplace sexual harassment, there is evidence that many employers are reviewing their office Christmas party plans in order to ensure that their annual festive celebration does not contribute to the problem.
    Following two months of revelations concerning workplace sexual harassment, there is evidence that many employers are reviewing their office Christmas party plans in order to ensure that their annual festive celebration does not contribute to the problem.
  • December 01, 2017

    “Cash is still king” in the Eurozone

    The majority of payments in the Eurozone are still carried out with cash according to a recent European Central Bank (ECB) study, with cash used for 79% of 2016 transactions at points of sale.
    The majority of payments in the Eurozone are still carried out with cash according to a recent European Central Bank (ECB) study, with cash used for 79% of 2016 transactions at points of sale.
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