Legal benefits of working for yourself

People are classed as self employed when they are not working for an employer but working for themselves. Self employed people either work as independent contractors of make money through their own More »

Can you still be connected in the countryside?

For many of us, moving to the countryside is a dream. After years of coping with the noise and fast pace of urban life, the thought of retreating to a peaceful rural More »

The secret to clean classrooms

Primary schools are important places for youngsters around the country, being the venue where they will gain a firm grounding for their education and the rest of their lives. For this reason, More »

Simple solutions for business issues

Running into issues is an inevitability when it comes to business, but that doesn't mean they have to cause a hindrance. In fact, the perception that risk can stifle growth is increasingly More »

How to overcome the challenges of hiring salespeople

Hiring salespeople in the current labour market can be a tricky endeavour at the best of times. But with competition for places higher than ever, there are some fantastic candidates out there More »


Scientific Progress in Africa

Today, most people don’t think of Africa as a major leader in the world of science and technology. This is because for most of its history, Africa has heavily relied on other countries for their scientific knowledge and technological developments. It has not been self-sustaining in this area, and thus has created a problem for itself moving into a future that is heavily dictated by these fields. If Africa wants to move forward into a bright future for its people, it needs to gain scientific independence Read more [...]

When school’s out, cleaners are in!

As the academic year is drawing to a close, many universities will start planning the cleaning that needs to be done over the summer break. This immense task must be carried out every year in order to make sure the facilities are ready to be used again. It also ensures the educational establishment makes a good impression on the next lot of students to pass through the doors. Plan ahead The sheer size of the task means that it has be planned ahead - absolutely nothing can be left until Read more [...]

How to reverse the changing room stereotype

Changing rooms have a bad reputation. They are often seen as grungy, grimy rooms with pungent aromas. Adults may remember trying to dress as quickly as they could after a PE lesson, to avoid spending any unnecessary time in there. The stench of stale urine hangs in the air, mixed with sweat and cheap deodorant. The smell of mould penetrates the very walls of the shower cubicles and mud has been ground into the floor tiles. However, with just a little effort, changing rooms can be transformed Read more [...]

Jean-Michel Basquiat

On August 12th 1988, the neo-expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat died of a heroin overdose in his studio in Manhattan. He was already famous, a bright young star whose raw, colourful and emotionally-charged aesthetic offered a fresh take on contemporary art. The imagery he presented was hard to shake. It still is. Last year marked the 25th anniversary of the death of Jean-Michel Basquiat and in that time his reputation has been utterly transformed. He is now mythology and legend, high brow Read more [...]

Demand for specialised contractors key to 2014

The outlook for 2014 looks bright for contractors, especially those with niche skills. According to a recent Manpower report, the first quarter of this year is set to be very positive for contractors with specialised skills and qualifications. Those who work within the information technology sector will do particularly well at the start of 2014, according the recruitment firm’s recent report. With cloud technology set to really take off this year, any contractors with skills that relate Read more [...]