Day: May 12, 2020

How can we support introverted employees during lockdown?

Introversion is a personality type that typically characterises an individual who prefers a more solitary and subdued experience.

This isn’t however, to be confused with shyness or loneliness, which can be often characterised incorrectly as. Those who identify and reflect with this personality type are likely to take joy from their own company and inner world as opposed to busy social events which may over stimulate their nervous system.

Typically, they will often prefer environments which are calmer and more reflective, which allows them to thrive. However, it is worth noting that we are, by nature, a social species to some extent. This doesn’t mean that introverts don’t enjoy or need the company of others but are likely to experience this in ways which are often 1 on 1, or more individualised.

The terms ‘introversion’ and ‘extroversion’ were popularised by the Carl Jung who defined them as more of an

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‘Phase out furlough scheme or risk surge in unemployed’

The government risks unleashing another surge in unemployment if it withdraws its income support measures too soon, according to a think tank.

Millions of workers have been put on furlough since Rishi Sunak, the chancellor, announced in March that the government would pay the salaries of those put on temporary leave.

Under the job retention scheme, the government pays 80 per cent of the salaries of furloughed workers, up to a maximum of £2,500 a month. By keeping workers linked to their employers the government hopes to prevent widespread unemployment.

Demand for the scheme has been great, as many non-essential businesses have been forced to temporarily close or scale back their operations. According to the Office for National Statistics more than a quarter of the workforce is on furlough.

With so many reliant on the programme, the Resolution Foundation said the support must be eased gradually. The programme was initially

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Investors keep faith in gold


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Columbian eliminates biz page, Sunday business section

Craig Brown, the editor of the Columbian in Vancouver, Washington, writes about why the paper has eliminated its daily business page and Sunday business section.

Brown writes, “Business news is another priority. We eliminated our daily business cover page and our standalone Sunday business section. We have not reduced local business news. It’s been mingled with the rest of our local news report. But it’s harder to find, and we are carrying less national and international business news, which has to compete for space on our wire pages.

“Some readers are missing the Money and Markets page that ran inside our C section on Tuesdays-Fridays. I am not a fan of this page. Today there are many better ways to get stock prices. There’s the internet. Cable TV has several business channels that display stock prices in the crawler across the bottom. You can get a customized stock report

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