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Hiring employees is a long process, and from the initial advert posting to the signing of contracts you may end up spending a lot of money on recruitment fees, interviews, not to mention the training costs once they’re hired. This means you want to be hiring employees that are suitable for the job, enthusiastic about the company, and want to stick around, but that’s a no braine ...

First things first – the key to understanding our tendencies towards sweet and sugary treats is by first gaining a basic understanding of human evolution. It might sound ridiculous to some but, according to evolutionary biologists, we inherited our sugar cravings from our ancestors. Sugar – where would we be without it? Sugar-rich fruit would have been a key component of th ...

According to figures from the mental health charity, Mind, approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. With the Department of Health estimating that mental ill health costs the NHS and society around £105 billion last year, it’s a subject that needs a lot more research, care and attention to enable effective, long-term treatment. Al ...

Unusual ways to  fight off the winter cold before you're stuck with it for a week

Did you know that smokers could be costing you a fortune in the workplace? There are tonnes of statistics surrounding just how much time they take each day, away from their desk, for a smoke. Research shows that with 27% of people spending around an hour each day smoking, the figures are more like 200 hours a year, doing nothing, basically a typical five working weeks just gone ...

This year, World Mental Health Day looks into mental wellbeing in the work place. General & Medical look into how you can help as an employee, or an employer, to provide the best support.

After scientists and health professionals being on the fence about e-cigarettes, they are now showing their support for the nicotine based device saying it could help smokers leave tobacco behind for good.

  It can be difficult to avoid the racket of social media when it comes to quitting smoking, trying to lose weight, taking up a new exercise or generally just looking for some sort of self-improvement. Around January, it’s common to see plenty of committed gym goers slating people who have joined just after Christmas and any alcohol or smoking free month gets plentiful of comm ...

According to a survey conducted by Slimming World, smokers will often delay quitting for around seven years purely because they’re afraid of getting fat. If this is what’s stopping you from quitting, it’s time to stop giving yourself excuses. Quitting smoking isn’t about replacing the habit, it’s about changing your mind set to your health. If you quit smoking, you will live f ...

The NHS have put together a Stopping Smoking calculate my savings quiz where you can work out just how much smoking is costing you, not just your life. For example, say you spend around £9 on a 20 pack of cigarettes each day, and smoke all of them, you will be paying out £270 per month and around £16,425 every five years. Not to mention the 140 grams of tar that’s piling up in ...