How will technology transform the HR industry?
Nov12

How will technology transform the HR industry?

The world of work is constantly evolving in an effort to become more efficient, more profitable and more enjoyable for employees. We’ve come a long way over the past few decades, helped in no short measure by technological advances which have transformed the way in which we live. Entire industries have been built off the back of this technological revolution. App developers, web designers and digital marketers all owe the creation and...

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Revealed: Using your phone abroad helps Brits to relax
Nov12

Revealed: Using your phone abroad helps Brits to relax

Forget about a digital detox when on holiday, research has revealed Brits who have access to their mobile phone on holiday allows them to relax more. The research, which was commissioned by river cruise and tour operators Riviera Travel, found that over 40% of the adults asked feel the need check their phone three to four times a day during their holiday.   The research reveals, in order, Brits biggest worries about their home when...

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5 ways a strategic approach to HR can fuel fast business growth
Nov12

5 ways a strategic approach to HR can fuel fast business growth

Guest blog by Pete Byrne, Founder – ESPHR Despite the doom and gloom of the Brexit headlines, there are actually some encouraging trends in the wider economy. There has been sustained growth in the total business population, with increases of 2.2m (+64%) since 2000, for example¹, and the Institute of Economic Affairs has reported that the UK’s latest GDP figures suggest the economy is on course to expand by 0.6% in Q3 (July to...

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‘Familymoon’ trend drives interest in Shared Parental Leave
Nov09

‘Familymoon’ trend drives interest in Shared Parental Leave

Government estimates place Shared Parental Leave take up at a disappointing 2%2. However, recent research from leading travel insurer Columbus Direct suggests interest amongst parents and parents to be is rising thanks to ‘familymoons’. Over a third (34%) of those surveyed say they’ve already taken a ‘familymoon’, and this is set to rise. Two fifths (41%) say they are planning to use Shared Parental Leave in future, and a fifth (20%)...

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Why standing desks can increase productivity – Advice piece by CEO of Health Assured, David Price.
Nov09

Why standing desks can increase productivity – Advice piece by CEO of Health Assured, David Price.

Last week it was reported that standing desks, that allow employees to alter their position throughout the day, may boost performance and wellbeing at work. The research, carried out by Loughborough and Leicester University, also found that staff said they were less tired and more engaged while using standing desks. CEO of Health Assured, David Price comments on why standing desks can increase productivity: “Standing desks are...

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Have attitudes to working from home changed?
Nov07

Have attitudes to working from home changed?

Guest Blog by Lorna Davidson, WigWam Lorna Davidson, CEO of short-term recruitment specialist, RedWigWam recently conducted a poll on LinkedIn, raising the question of whether people were for or against working from home. The post gained a huge amount of interaction and debate, garnering over 150,000 views and hundreds of comments, with 83.4% of people completely for working from home, claiming that the benefits far outweigh the draw...

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Are your employees lonely? Advice piece by Health Assured CEO and wellbeing expert David Price
Nov07

Are your employees lonely? Advice piece by Health Assured CEO and wellbeing expert David Price

Loneliness has been described as a looming public health concern in the UK. A report by the British Red Cross and Co-op revealed over 9 million people, almost a fifth of the population, have expressed feelings of loneliness. It’s perhaps no surprise that loneliness is not just exclusive to peoples personal lives and can also creep into their work life. A 2014 survey by Relate revealed that 42 per cent of workers do not have a...

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Going under cover: Brits underestimate how much they’re worth by up to £140,000
Nov07

Going under cover: Brits underestimate how much they’re worth by up to £140,000

New research by leading price comparison website MoneySuperMarket reveals that Brits underestimate their life insurance requirements by almost £140,000. The study asked respondents without life insurance cover how much they think they would need and compared those figures to existing life insurance data1. Estate agents believe they would need just £35,000 of life insurance cover, a whopping £138,095 less than the average cover amount...

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Working wonders for employee wellbeing
Nov07

Working wonders for employee wellbeing

Guest Blog By Paul Avis, Marketing Director at Canada Life Group Insurance Employee wellbeing is high on many businesses’ agendas and is no longer merely an afterthought when addressing sickness absence. There is an obvious link between a happy, healthy workforce and improved productivity with “improvements in employees’ wellbeing also being conducive to economic growth.”[1]   But how can organisations effectively enhance employee...

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59% of millennial job seekers feel short-changed due to a lack of interview feedback, recruitment survey finds
Nov06

59% of millennial job seekers feel short-changed due to a lack of interview feedback, recruitment survey finds

Already the largest generation in the workplace, by 2020 millennials are forecast to make up 35% of the global workforce. In an increasingly candidate-led market, it’s crucial to appeal to millennial job seekers more than ever before, as employers compete to attract and retain top talent. It is vital that HR teams utilise the latest data to tailor their interview process to appeal to candidates, or risk losing out to their...

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Over a third of employees have no more than a month’s savings and over half want employer support with financial planning
Nov06

Over a third of employees have no more than a month’s savings and over half want employer support with financial planning

Over a third (34 per cent) of employees have a month or less salary saved 55 per cent of employees say they want more financial help from employers, ‘subject isn’t taboo’ Almost a fifth (18 per cent) are not setting aside any of their monthly earnings Pensions, insurance and savings are among employees’ most valuable benefits Over half of Britain’s workforce (55 per cent) want employers to help with financial...

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Is your company experiencing these Halloween HR nightmares?
Nov02

Is your company experiencing these Halloween HR nightmares?

Activ Absence reveals HR horror stories With Halloween just around the corner, Activ Absence software reveals a top ten of HR horror stories shared by HR professionals who attended this year’s CIPD HR Software and Recruitment Show in June. Topping the list of horrors is a situation that no employee wants to hear from their HR team – that they have lost everyone’s annual leave request forms. In this case the HR manager had to rely on...

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What you need to know about mental health in the workplace
Nov02

What you need to know about mental health in the workplace

Feeling happy at work isn’t a luxury, says Adele Hawkes. It’s a competitive advantage for both individuals and businesses. Last week, I was at a charity event listening to an inspiring panel talk about leadership challenges. As the discussion deepened, it transpired that three out of the four panellists had suffered such mental overwhelm at some point during their career that they had become astonishingly physically unwell. Two of...

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Almost half of employees with mental health issues hide it from colleagues
Nov02

Almost half of employees with mental health issues hide it from colleagues

A survey by recruitment giant, Morson International, has found that almost half (46%) of employees living with a mental health condition do not inform their employer, with more than a third (39%) saying that they feared their reaction and the repercussions. Other reasons cited included not being comfortable telling the individual (59%), the stigma around mental health (42%) and the lack of support in the workplace (22%); with 55%...

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Santa gets the sack, as bespoke Christmas parties in the office on the rise
Nov01

Santa gets the sack, as bespoke Christmas parties in the office on the rise

Equipment rental stats reveal demand for themed office parties are on the rise this Christmas Most rented products include casino equipment for Bond themed events, alongside traditional dance floors and photo booths 23% decrease in demand for Santa costume hires over the last year Fizz back in fashion, champagne flute rental increases by up to 20% year-on-year as the drink of choice for 2018 New research on Christmas party season sees...

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