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Raising awareness of modern-day loneliness in Plymouth

Authored by ben26rings

A new initiative is being launched in Plymouth this month to raise awareness of modern-day loneliness. Sisters Jennifer Hamer and Carolyn Campbell, who are running the campaign, are concerned about the impact loneliness can have on people’s mental health when working from home.

Carolyn Says:

“Working from home can be great for work-life balance but it can be very lonely. It can...

Work to start on new crossing in Exeter Street

Authored by News Desk

Drivers coming into the city centre via Exeter Street could face some delays as work starts on a new crossing.

Contractors working on the British Land leisure complex will be digging up the road in order to install ducts beneath the surface to house cabling for the new pedestrian crossing.

A traffic order is being published today for the work which gets underway on 13 August....

Exclusive: 45% of South West employees have felt bullied by a boss

Authored by Sarah Parker

New research has revealed that 45% of people in the South West have felt bullied by a boss throughout their careers, and a huge 87% said they would confront their boss if they thought they were in the wrong.

The survey of more than 1,000 employees was carried out by UK printing supply company TonerGiant . Interestingly, 42% of the South West see their boss as a friend, but not a close...

Plymouth City Council recognised for helping young people find work

Authored by George Dawson

Plymouth City Council has been recognised at an event celebrating the opportunities offered to young people leaving school and going directly into work rather than university.

AllAboutSchoolLeavers.co.uk held the ceremony at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel – hosted by comedian Ed Byrne – giving out prizes to employers based on the real-life experiences of apprentices and school leaver...

Plymouth to hold jobs fair for veterans

Authored by Mary

A jobs fair is being held this month to help Veterans back into work following their return to ‘Civvy Street.’

The Plymouth Corporate Covenant Group, coordinated by Plymouth City Council, has organised the jobs fair for armed forces veterans, which takes place at the Plymouth Guildhall on Tuesday 19 July 2016 from 12pm to 8pm.

So far, 45 different employers and organisations...

Workplace etiquette from around the world revealed

Authored by MFoster

When it comes to working in another country, one of the trickiest parts can be knowing exactly how to interact with your colleagues, business partners or clients, as it's quite common for there to be differences in cultural and business conventions.

Viking Direct, the office supply chain company, operates in over 11 countries worldwide and employs over 1,300 people. The company...

Bring Your Dog To Work Day confirmed for 2016

Authored by Mary

The third national Bring Your Dog To Work Day - which is organised by the dog grooming product company HOWND - has been confirmed for early summer.

On Friday 24 June, businesses from across the UK will welcome their dog loving employees into the workplace along with their loyal (and well-behaved!) four-legged companions, all in the name of charity.

Britain’s most memorable day...

Work to start on Derriford Hospital interchange

Authored by Mary

Work to upgrade Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange will get under way this week.

The Derriford Hospital Interchange scheme, which has been developed in partnership with Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, will convert the existing one-way bus link through the hospital to allow buses to travel in both directions. It will also create separate taxi and passenger drop-off points and...

Shake Up September Workplace Challenge

Authored by Mary

Active Devon is encouraging employees across Devon to try a new sport or activity this month, as Shake Up September from Workplace Challenge aims to get the nation’s workplaces more active.

Workplace Challenge, the free, online activity programme which combines cutting edge technology with sport and physical activity opportunities, is inviting employees in Devon to join the national...

Trainees from across Europe head for Devon

Authored by Mary

A Devon-based work placement company is preparing for its busiest summer yet with hundreds of trainees travelling to the South West from across Europe.

A record number of trainees, more than 220, will be welcomed by The Training Partnership (TTPL) in July. Another 75 will arrive in August.

The company, based at Torquay Innovation Centre, works with hundreds of Devon firms to...

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