The first of May, International Workers’ Day is celebrated (nearly) all over the world. In fact, more than a celebration, it is the commemoration of a tragic historical event that happened in 1886: the strike for workers’ rights at an American factory that ended in the death of several demonstrators. Their big “crime”? Demanding to work a maximum of 8 hours per day.
Reflecting on this day, we remember the progress that has been made in labour matters and recognise that there is still a long way to go for equal labour rights. Though International Workers’ Day is celebrated around the world, each country honours this day differently. Find out which millionaire gifted his workers over £100 on this day!
Every morning on April 23rd, the streets of Barcelona are lined with colourful roses, the vendors walk around shouting, “Roses, roses, 3 euros!” and everyone is bustling around getting ready for the day. Book stands are being set up along the streets and ladies walk around with the bright roses in their hand. By the afternoon, thousands of people stroll through the city, stopping at the stands on every important street, exchanging roses and books. It’s the Sant Jordi celebration and there’s marvelous excitement in the air.
Psychologists Belinda Board and Katarina Fritzon (Psychology, Crime & Law, 2005) have discovered a correlation between psychopathic character traits and those exhibited by some top managers. There you have it in black and white, your boss is a psychopath. No, of course we’re just kidding. Though it may seem that with those of higher intelligence, the line between genius and madness is thinner than those of average intelligence, we firmly believe that what people need to become successful leaders in the modern world are empathy and good judgement.
For all who want to continue to develop as you make your way to the top, we’ve compiled a list of 10 tips that are in no way unscrupulous – they’re easy to implement and we believe they’ll help you to succeed greatly in your professional life.
Social media has transformed. If you’re looking for your place in the world today, LinkedIn is where you need to be. Hiring through social media has increased and continues to do so. Over 90% of companies use social media platforms like twitter, Facebook and Instagram to recruit potential employees. LinkedIn, the leader in recruitment via social media has over 97% of companies using the page as one of their tools. With 97% of companies looking at your profile, let’s try to make it 100% perfect.
LinkedIn is one of the most powerful tools for your job hunt; over 3 million companies are listed on the site and 500,000 of those company pages were added in the past year alone. LinkedIn connects you to 300 million members in over 200 countries worldwide. That’s a lot of networking, but with an average of 2 new users per second, your profile needs to stand out from the rest. Let’s make sure your page shines.
With spring comes the feeling of a new you; organized, healthy, on top of the world you! And why not, spring’s a great time to make a change. We’ve shooed off those winter blues and have waited eagerly for those weekend afternoons with a plate of cucumber sandwiches and a cup of tea.
What’s a spring without sunshine, warm weather, and being stuck inside an office? Wait. That last one didn’t sound right. The harsh reality is that we can’t be kids forever; those barefoot afternoons running through sprinklers in our swim costumes are long gone. We’ve made our way to a world of fluorescent lighting, computer screens and keyboards. But it’s not as gloomy as it sounds, or if it is, there are ways to change it.