The Gender Pay Gap & What you can do about it

With the recent revelations at the BBC regarding the Gender Pay Gap that BBC Breakfast sofa was definitely more awkward this morning!! But this issue is obviously not all about the BBC – it is a relevant topic that affects so many.

Despite the Equal Pay Act over 45 years ago, women still earn less than men in equivalent roles today. This is illegal. Overall the gender gap in the UK still stands at 18.1% for all workers, or 9.4% for full-time staff.

Women can expect to earn significantly less than men over their entire careers as a result of differences in caring res...

Posted in Interiors - 19th July, 2017

Action stations in the workplace

Our top tips for buying the best desks and chairs for your workforce

Are you considering buying new staff workstations for your office? It’s a big step and can be a large investment.
In a swift move, you can alter the whole look and feel of your workplace – positively or negatively – as well as the way your staff work together. You can’t afford to make mistakes.
So, pay heed to our insider tips here and consider the following before you part with your hard-earned cash!

1. What size of desk to go for?

When considering new desking, the best way to start is to g...

Posted in Interiors - 19th June, 2017

Writing a powerful Personal Statement - 5 Top Tips

Of all the components of a CV, the personal statement is often the part people struggle with. Recording objective facts about your career progression to date is easy. Writing subjectively about yourself, having to actually sell yourself (cringe) – not so much. But it doesn’t have to be a challenge. Sometimes called a profile or summary, the Personal Statement is a critical part of your CV which enables prospective employers and recruiters to quickly identify who you are as a professional, what you have to offer in terms of experience and ambition, and the strategic valu...

Posted in Recruitment - 14th June, 2017

Eight technology greats we rate

8 new products for a more efficient workplace

Within the last five to ten years technology has revolutionised our lives in so many different ways from shopping and social networking to banking, communications and entertainment.

So, it figures that the workplace environment should also have changed beyond all recognition. For bright, go-ahead organisations, this is true – and they’re reaping the rewards.

However, we’re often surprised to see how many companies still cling to outmoded work patterns and products – even though upgrading a system or product may not be...

Posted in Interiors - 7th June, 2017

Clerkenwell Design Review 2017

The Ben Johnson Interiors team are always in the know when it comes to the very latest designs and new products to make your workplace simply the best it can be for productivity, staff-wellbeing and aesthetics.

So, do you want to know about all the very latest gadgets, gizmos, furniture and fantastic designs that are out there now? Read about our Ben Johnson Interiors visit to the amazing Clerkenwell Design Week in London!

We split into teams to cover as much of the event as we could. Below are our collective Top 10 Clerkenwell design highlights in no particula...

Posted in Interiors - 31st May, 2017

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