Tags: Email

Email in meetings – most HR’s say no!

Four in 10 (41%) HR directors believe it’s only acceptable to read messages during a meeting if they are urgent A quarter (25%) said it’s never acceptable and mobile devices should not be brought to meetings In today’s working environment, multi-tasking is an ever present discipline with the majority (78%) of UK HR directors finding…

Michael-Jon Andrews: Is there a lesson to be learnt from the French on working hours?

It was widely reported in the media last week that the French government was introducing legislation that would prohibit employees from having to deal with phone calls or emails after 6pm. The British media’s view of the new rules was predictably scornful even though it was based on an entirely inaccurate picture of what was…

The seven deadly email sins stressing employees out

Workers obsessed with checking their emails could be damaging their own mental health and that of their colleagues, according to research at London’s Kingston University. Occupational psychologist Dr Emma Russell believes she has identified the seven deadly email sins that can lead to ‘negative repercussions’ if not handled correctly. Some of the worst habits include…

Almost half of young workers ´nervous´ of using the telephone

Almost 40% of 18-24 year olds said they were nervous of using the telephone while one in twenty said they are terrified of using the telephone in the workplace, new research from Jurys Inn Hotels and CrossCountry trains has revealed. The survey of 2,500 office workers exposed the nation’s over-reliance on email with 94% claiming…

Citrix podio collaborative work platform now supports Outlook Exchange and Google Calendars

Real-time syncing, filtering and following of meetings and events create a seamless experience for teams and helps more people work the way they want to Citrix today announced significant enhancements to the calendaring capabilities in the Cit rix Podio collaborative work platform, including new customisable filtering and viewing options and two new platform integrations with…

Females fired over ‘inappropriate’ emails scandal

Sarah Murray (25), from Ballybrack, Dublin, and Sarah Rooney (25), from Glasthule, Dublin, were both dismissed from their positions at ICS Building Society after they were found to have circulated emails the financial institution deemed to be in breach of its guidelines. The work enviroment in a division of Bank of Ireland was described as…