How HR can sell the value of people to the Head of Finance
May24

How HR can sell the value of people to the Head of Finance

Helen Monk, people manager at Crunch Accounting explains why HR Managers and Finance Directors will both benefit from closer co-operation. People are undoubtedly the most vital asset to any organisation. They also incur one of the biggest costs impacting the bottom line. With this in mind, collaboration with the Finance Director is imperative – whether you’re looking to promote the business benefits of launching new HR...

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New report: Brexit and ‘zero hours’ contracts undermining financial wellbeing of UK workers 
May24

New report: Brexit and ‘zero hours’ contracts undermining financial wellbeing of UK workers 

Almost half of workers are borrowing to meet day-to-day financial needs A quarter of workers have a monthly income fluctuation of more than 10% 39% of employers think employees would approach them for financial assistance – but only 3%* of employees would turn to them for help A nationwide study of the financial wellbeing of UK workers ‘The DNA of Financial Wellbeing 2017’ report, shows that employee financial confidence has...

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Why choosing the right location can help create a progressive staff culture
May24

Why choosing the right location can help create a progressive staff culture

  Helen Eyley, Head of Brand, Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work, explains why the right workplace is key to improving workplace culture, and why ‘enjoying work’ is at the core of Chiswick Park. In today’s increasingly heightened ‘war for talent’, more employers than ever are looking at what they can do to create an optimum working environment as a means of improving their brand and attracting and retaining the best people....

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4 ways employers can support staff in a changing economic climate
May24

4 ways employers can support staff in a changing economic climate

Aon Employee Benefits, the UK health and benefits business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), has highlighted four ways UK employers can support employee wellbeing in the changing economic climate. The new report, ‘Wellbeing: Examining the correlation between employee health and financial wellbeing’ examines and interprets data from various global and regional sources, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) and Aon’s own research and client...

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HR’s Secret Weapon for GDPR Compliance
May24

HR’s Secret Weapon for GDPR Compliance

Mika Javanainen, Vice President of Product Management, M-Files discusses why new data protection regulations will significantly impact HR, and what they can do about it. The clock is ticking. One year from now in May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect. The new European Union (EU) data privacy regulation will have major implications for companies worldwide, not just those in the EU. Additionally,...

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Majority of Brits have experienced bad leadership in the workplace
May24

Majority of Brits have experienced bad leadership in the workplace

New data from the UK’s leading independent job site, CV-Library, has found that 82.2% of Brits have had a bad leader, with some of the worst bosses being based in Cardiff (88.5%), Liverpool (86.4%), London (84.2%) and Newcastle (83.7%).  The survey, which asked 1,200 UK workers about their experiences of leadership in the workplace, found that some of the worst traits of bad bosses included: poor people skills (60.2%), poor...

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Teacher & pupil risks ‘under-reported’ as 86% of school workplaces found to have asbestos
May22

Teacher & pupil risks ‘under-reported’ as 86% of school workplaces found to have asbestos

NAHT is a member of the Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC), which is campaigning to make schools safe from the dangers of asbestos. Asbestos is present in 86 per cent of schools. Since 1980, there have been 319 teacher deaths from mesothelioma (a cancer caused by asbestos fibres); on average 17 teachers now die every year from mesothelioma, compared to 3 per year in 1980.  It is estimated that up to 300 people a year die as adults,...

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TUC analysis finds home-working up by 152,000 over the last year
May19

TUC analysis finds home-working up by 152,000 over the last year

The number of employees who usually work from home increased by 152,000 last year, according to new analysis published by the TUC today (Friday) to mark National Work From Home Day. The analysis shows that more than 1.6 million employees (1 in 16) worked from home in 2016 – an increase of 7.7% on the year before. The analysis reveals that: Women have seen the biggest rise: The number of women working from home has increased by 10.5%...

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Report claims employee engagement could improve GDP by one percent – so how do employers achieve it?
May19

Report claims employee engagement could improve GDP by one percent – so how do employers achieve it?

Mark Scanlon, Chief Executive of Personal Group discusses the UK productivity puzzle and the impact of engagement Personal Group has always been curious about the connection between employee engagement and business performance, and today, that connection is more pertinent to the UK economy than ever. Unemployment is the lowest it has been for over a decade and yet productivity remains flat. In 2016, output per hour of work in the UK...

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Why workers won’t smile in work photos
May19

Why workers won’t smile in work photos

Marking the start of National Smile Month, new research from Unum Dental has found that just 28% of people smile with their teeth showing in photos for work, such as work passes and LinkedIn profile pictures. The research found that one of the most popular reasons for not smiling in work photos was because people don’t like their smile / teeth (28%), whilst around a quarter (23%) feel it looks less professional, and almost 1 in 10...

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EMEA Talent acquisition professionals increasingly measured on retention
May19

EMEA Talent acquisition professionals increasingly measured on retention

  A new global study by the Futurestep division of Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) finds that Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) talent acquisition professionals are increasingly focusing on the longer-term success of new hires instead of simply measuring the efforts of the hiring process itself. In Part Three of Talent Forecast, Futurestep’s global survey of more than 1,100 hiring professionals, EMEA respondents said that while...

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‘Jobs for the boys’ myth limits apprentice opportunities
May19

‘Jobs for the boys’ myth limits apprentice opportunities

Gender bias colours students’ attitudes to apprenticeships Six out of 10 school leavers believe apprenticeship opportunities are in sectors with mainly male workforces One in three parents believe apprenticeships are suited to boys Male students wrongly believe apprenticeships for men involve manual labour while female students think most opportunities are in nursing, healthcare and childcare School leavers are missing out on...

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National working from home day – but is it a pain in the neck?
May19

National working from home day – but is it a pain in the neck?

  Over half of home-workers (51%) have sustained injuries, aches and pains as a result of their working environment The most common issues from a home-working set up are backache and neck pain But working from home has its benefits, nearly 60% build exercise into their day, and eat a healthier diet Bupa has created a home-working health checklist People who work from home are more likely to suffer from work-related injuries such...

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CIPD: New pay squeeze predicted as pay growth expectations hit three and a half year low
May18

CIPD: New pay squeeze predicted as pay growth expectations hit three and a half year low

Workers face a squeeze on their earnings as employers anticipate awarding median pay rises of just 1% in the year ahead, according to findings from the latest CIPD/The Adecco Group Labour Market Outlook survey. The survey of more than 1,000 employers suggests that the UK economy is about to be hit by a fall in basic pay awards and real wages. According to the survey data, employers’ median basic pay expectations in the 12 months to...

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Lack of deaf awareness is holding millions back at work
May18

Lack of deaf awareness is holding millions back at work

A lack of deaf awareness amongst employers and society at large is holding people with hearing loss back by creating unnecessary barriers and is costing the UK economy £24.8billion. During Deaf Awareness Week (15-21 May) the UK national charity Action on Hearing Loss highlights simple and cost effective ways of making work environments more hearing loss friendly. Despite the fact that employers are legally obliged to make any...

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