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Do Women Have To Work Harder Than Men To Be Heard At Work? David McKenzie, McKenzie-Jones Recruitment

20 June 2018: Susanna Reid, presenter of the popular read more

20 June 2018: Susanna Reid, presenter of the popular morning talk show Good Morning Britain, has spoken out publicly about the battles she faces working with her outspoken co-host Piers Morgan. Reid says she constantly has to fight for airtime, saying “sometimes I open my mouth to ask a question and hear Piers voice come out.” She’s gone on to reveal that she’s frequently come off air in tears. Do you ever have a challenge being heard at work? Do you think it has anything to do with your gender? Do you face challenges working closely with colleagues of the opposite sex? Plus, there’s some disagreement about whether this is an issue at all. Research by McKinsey showed that when asked if women with equal skills have more difficulty reaching senior management – 93 percent of women agreed, compared to only 58 percent of men.

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Sleep: Does The Early Bird Really Get The Worm?

20 June 2018: Do you enjoy having a long read more

20 June 2018: Do you enjoy having a long lie in over the weekend? It might actually be good for you. According to new research, adults who consistently get five or few hours of sleep have a higher risk of death than those who get a full six or seven hours… But there’s good news for those who can’t manage an entire seven hours during the week, making up for it with a late start during the weekends results in no greater mortality risk.  

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Is It Ok To Confront People For Bad Behavior? (Part 2)

19 June 2018: An incident in India centering read more

19 June 2018: An incident in India centering around actress Anushka Sharma and her cricket star husband Virat Kohli has made headlines over the past few days. Kohli posted a video on his social media of Sharma calling out a man who she claims threw garbage out of his car onto the road. But the response hasn’t been what you might expect. Rather than standing behind the stars, a number of people have criticized them for using their celebrity to shame someone on social media. So that raises the question, is it appropriate to confront someone if you think they’re doing something wrong? What kind of offence would make you stand up and say something?

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Is It Ok To Confront People For Bad Behavior? (Part 1)

19 June 2018: An incident in India centering read more

19 June 2018: An incident in India centering around actress Anushka Sharma and her cricket star husband Virat Kohli has made headlines over the past few days. Kohli posted a video on his social media of Sharma calling out a man who she claims threw garbage out of his car onto the road. But the response hasn’t been what you might expect. Rather than standing behind the stars, a number of people have criticized them for using their celebrity to shame someone on social media. So that raises the question, is it appropriate to confront someone if you think they’re doing something wrong? What kind of offence would make you stand up and say something?

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Taking Time Off Work for Sick Children: Louise Karim, Mums at Work

13 June 2018: Whose responsibility is it to read more

13 June 2018: Whose responsibility is it to stay home and take when both parents work full time out of the home? Does it always fall to one of them, or should it be a case of sharing the sick leave? A British model said that women who take time off work for sick children are using it as an excuse to get out of doing their jobs. Kelly Brook has upset a lot of fans and while she has no children of her own but she said she observed this behaviour among her close work friends. Fans suggested she had “no idea” of the demands of being a working parent. A report in the UK last year said that two in five young parents who ask for flexible work arrangements are being "penalised" with fewer hours, worse shifts and even losing their job. We spoke to Louise Karim, Managing Director at Mums at Work.

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Taking Time Off Work for Sick Children: Listeners' Opinions

13 June 2018: Whose responsibility is it to read more

13 June 2018: Whose responsibility is it to stay home and take when both parents work full time out of the home? Does it always fall to one of them, or should it be a case of sharing the sick leave? A British model said that women who take time off work for sick children are using it as an excuse to get out of doing their jobs. Kelly Brook has upset a lot of fans and while she has no children of her own but she said she observed this behaviour among her close work friends. Fans suggested she had “no idea” of the demands of being a working parent. A report in the UK last year said that two in five young parents who ask for flexible work arrangements are being "penalised" with fewer hours, worse shifts and even losing their job.

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Paying for Bags - Tatiana Antonelli, Goumbook

12 June 2018: Will having to pay for plastic read more

12 June 2018: Will having to pay for plastic bags encourage you to bring your own reusable bags? Supermarket brand Waitrose will charge customers 25 fils for single-use plastic bags that they supply. This is part of a 12 week trial at 5 Abu Dhabi stores, in a bid to encourage residents to think about the plastic waste they generate and cut down the use. The chain has confirmed that customers can use reusable bags from any brand or supermarket. Meanwhile, Spinneys supermarket have said they could also begin charging for plastic bags, depending on the success of the Waitrose trial. We speak to Tatiana Antonelli, CEO and founder of Goumbook.

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Kids Flying First Class - Simon Cameron, Lightfoot Travel

12 June 2018: Would you let your children sit read more

12 June 2018: Would you let your children sit in economy while you fly first class? A British TV presenter divided opinion when she said she makes her two sons travel in economy while she and her husband fly business. Kirstie Allsopp says this is to teach her 12 and 10 year olds the value of money and hard work. She did add that when her children were younger, they would sit together, and that it is only now that they are old enough to sit alone that they do. But since the story came out, the mum of 2 boys has been shamed on twitter - many users have accused of being arrogant and called her out for what they describe as “neglect”  In conversation with Simon Cameron, Founder & Managing Director atLightfoot Travel.

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15 September 2014

Join multi-talented broadcaster Tom Urquhart every weekday morning on The Agenda for a fast paced, news driven show, focusing on the issues being talked about here in the UAE. Whether it’s traffic, education, new developments, cost of living or technological advances, if it’s an issue impacting lives then we will be covering it, with insight, […]


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