Many have taken to emphasising the benefits of neurodiversity during Dyslexia Awareness Week. Satellite PR director Pauline Kent is no different. She unveils her experience of hiring those with dyslexia – and why more bosses should look to do the same.
Author Shané Schutte
With Dyslexic Awareness Week in full swing, we asked the UK workforce which tools and means allow them to work comfortably.
Kenny Rogers once sang about the advice he gleaned from a poker player: “You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em and when to walk away.” Those words ring true of entrepreneurs making business gambles as well.
The recovering eurozone and rising optimism seem to be going hand-in-hand. But out of a sample of six countries, the UK is least confident. This is partly due to Brexit, an issue which hasn’t actually spelled news for all, especially Billericay Fertiliser Services.
There’s no denying that English is seen as a must-know language in the business world, but if you’re going to work with companies in other countries, or hire staff from across the world, then you need to understand some of the intricacies behind their speech.
Research by Unum and the Mental Health Foundation unveiled that by 2015 some 8.6m people aged 16 or older were prone to experiencing a common mental health problem. This, the two explained, included stress, depression and/or anxiety.
Vacuum cleaner manufacturer Dyson has swiftly moved away from creating a sole product and branched off into other consumer electrical areas. Perhaps its most “radical” move yet, however, is the promise of an electric car.
While Twitter’s 280-character limit trial was intended to help people “express themselves” – the result of findings from its own research – companies have already started experimenting with it.
Research suggests that most leaders derail or fail by unknowingly “joining the dark side”. Your behaviour, it seems, can become your kryptonite.
While seven million tourists visit York each year, it’s the big retail chains that truly benefit, Joe Gardham is convinced. He believes there’s limited room for small players – and that it’s partly the reason why less than two per cent of university graduates remain in the city.
The question of whether music is distracting in the workplace brings up divided opinion. It’s been noted that sound generally hinders performance, promoting arguments given diverse tastes, yet boosts motivation and elevates stress. Either way, what songs help Brits “get the job done”?
Deliveroo may have faced some heavy losses of late, but it ploughed on with its fundraising endeavour, securing itself the title of fastest-growing tech business in the UK.