Three in five 18 to 24-year-olds have had issues keeping up with buy-now-pay-later repayments
Nov27

Three in five 18 to 24-year-olds have had issues keeping up with buy-now-pay-later repayments

Hastee, the earnings on demand technology provider, has released new findings from their recent research report* which outlines the new credit behaviours and financial concerns of young British workers ahead of the UK’s first online-only Black Friday. At a time when many retailers are aiming to boost online sales with the availability of more buy-now-pay-later deals, Hastee’s new findings reveal nearly three in five (58%) 18 to...

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It isn’t just another day in the office for many employees
Nov27

It isn’t just another day in the office for many employees

New research has revealed the vast majority of people who are still working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, feel positive about their current situation and have adapted well to the new routine.  According to the data from Cognito Learning, approximately two thirds of people feel they are coping well or very well with their new routine and 29% said they are ok and getting there. Less than 5% gave a negative response.Cognito...

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How employees can build financial resilience in uncertain times
Nov27

How employees can build financial resilience in uncertain times

Mark Pemberthy, Head of DC & Wealth at Buck The coronavirus pandemic is continuing to act as a major drain on the health and finances of UK workers. Despite furlough being extended until March 2021, millions of people face heightened financial pressures because of cuts to their income and the prospect of redundancy. The Citizens Advice Bureau estimates six million UK adults have fallen behind on at least one household bill during...

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Safety first as we work from home
Nov27

Safety first as we work from home

Healthy data habits for HR  By Sara Newman, Practice Lead and co-founder Securys (www.securys.co.uk) Many HR teams have been working remotely since March, so the England lockdown is just another day in the home office.  Taking this in our stride is one thing. But a lockdown is not a bad time for pause on the subject of work safety while we operate remotely. We are diligently washing our hands, wearing masks and making space to...

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5 Sure-fire Ways to Eradicating Employee Turnover
Nov26

5 Sure-fire Ways to Eradicating Employee Turnover

Retaining a happy and motivated workforce is perhaps the most critical part of the HR department’s responsibilities. After all, the downsides to a high turnover are just too massive to ignore. There are the costs of making a new hire, which on average takes 42 days, and costs $4,129. Then there are the costs of training a recent employee, which averages $1,286.  And those are just the tangible costs. There also are multiple...

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How not to underestimate the cost of employee absence to your business
Nov26

How not to underestimate the cost of employee absence to your business

A new survey into sickness absence rates and costs highlights an upward trend in the number of sick days an employee typical takes, with many employers underestimating the cost of absenteeism, something Adrian Lewis from Activ Absence is urging employers to address.  The research from XpertHR[i] shows that the UK’s median absence rate has risen slightly from 2.5% of working time in 2018, to 2.7% – translating to 6.4 days’...

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Avoiding Health-Related HR Issues in the Construction Industry
Nov26

Avoiding Health-Related HR Issues in the Construction Industry

From an employee standpoint, few industries are more dangerous than construction. This hands-on sector comes with a number of hazards, including electricity, heights, and powerful machinery. However, despite the risky nature of construction sites, there are various ways that employers can strive to keep health-related HR issues to a minimum while maximising employee safety. Let’s take a look at a few ways that this can be achieved....

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Working from home: How to create the PERFECT home office based on the sun
Nov26

Working from home: How to create the PERFECT home office based on the sun

Following the COVID-19 crisis, home working has become the norm, but setting up an ideal working environment can be tricky. New insight reveals why proximity to windows and natural light should be top of your requirement list.  After a recent YouGov poll revealed 57%1 of Brits who never worked at home prior to COVID-19 want to stay working from home in the future, it’s important that home workspaces are set up to create a...

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Can Remote Selling Be Used By HR Agencies?
Nov26

Can Remote Selling Be Used By HR Agencies?

When it’s time to decide how to go about marketing and selling your offerings in 2020, one would be limiting themselves by assuming all transactions need be conducted in person or locally. With the advent of the Internet and the rise of ecommerce and other web platforms to support it, the ease with which businesses can begin to expand their operations online is increasing. This can be especially true for businesses who are offering...

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The evolution of Redundancy: a business mandate
Nov26

The evolution of Redundancy: a business mandate

Chris Locke, CEO UK and Europe, Rainmaking & Head of Startupbootcamp ASPIRE: https://rainmaking.io/ According to the BBC, British employers planned 58,000 redundancies in August, taking the total to 498,000 for the first five months of the pandemic. That’s nearly half a million Brits now out of work, scrabbling for new opportunities in a very difficult job market. Don’t just take my word for it, according to the latest jobs market...

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How to fire up your sales team to turn this Black Friday and Cyber Monday into your biggest yet!
Nov26

How to fire up your sales team to turn this Black Friday and Cyber Monday into your biggest yet!

Top tips from Frank Creighton at leading staff incentives experts Appreciate, home of Love2shop Celebrate the team heroes  Long-term incentive schemes can end up rewarding the same small group over and over. However, putting some exciting digital gift cards up for grabs on the day, when your whole team is focused on the same tasks at the same time, lets everyone into the game. Of course, it’s best to reward people for hitting...

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Employers encouraged to reward staff and keep money local this Christmas
Nov26

Employers encouraged to reward staff and keep money local this Christmas

Research has shown that less than one fifth of UK companies are still planning an office Christmas party for 2020. Ongoing restrictions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic mean that many employers are looking for new ways to reward their staff after a difficult year. Some employers though are taking a different approach by choosing to reward staff with local gift card programmes that help to bolster local economies.  Town and City...

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How hybrid workforces could be the key to more engaged employees
Nov26

How hybrid workforces could be the key to more engaged employees

Scott Wilson, Director of Customer Experience, eFax While no one actively sought a second national lockdown in England, it is noticeable that it has barely sent a ripple through the working patterns of what would once have been considered office-based businesses. Whereas the first shutdown was followed by several weeks of companies scrambling to get workers online while offsite, this time around this vast majority have not seen a...

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1 in 5 British men admit greeting  colleagues and friends online before their partner in the morning
Nov26

1 in 5 British men admit greeting colleagues and friends online before their partner in the morning

A lack of balance through lockdown has been felt most dramatically by Brits living in house shares according to new research released by Microsoft Windows, revealing that over 40% of people living with house mates, friends or professionals are finding it increasingly difficult to destress and unwind after a long and challenging...

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The price of poor payroll: new research reveals the impact poor payroll management is having on UK SME growth
Nov26

The price of poor payroll: new research reveals the impact poor payroll management is having on UK SME growth

Research from IRIS Software Group (IRIS), one of the UK’s largest software companies, has found the UK’s small businesses are struggling to manage payroll for their staff during the pandemic, and it is impacting business performance.   The YouGov Study revealed how nearly a third (29%) of businesses owners think managing payroll requires too much of their time. Despite a quarter (25%) agreeing that the amount of time spent managing...

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