Useful or distracting? Parents split over teens’ weekend job benefits
Mar21

Useful or distracting? Parents split over teens’ weekend job benefits

Parents are losing confidence in the benefits of weekend jobs for youngsters, despite helping children learn about the working world, a new study has discovered. Research by home education provider Oxford Home Schooling has found that increasingly fewer parents believe that weekend jobs are important for older children to understand managing money. The study of 2,000 parents revealed that, while 59% of parents aged 55 to 64 believe...

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Administration and what it really means for employees
Mar21

Administration and what it really means for employees

Earlier this month, two of the UK’s most established companies – Toys R Us and Maplin –  announced their collapse into administration, putting over 5,000 jobs at risk. When such an announcement is made by any company, it is understandably a worrying time for those involved, especially its employees, with many undoubtedly wondering, ‘’what happens next?’ Initially it was confirmed by both companies that stores would remain open...

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Career Catfishing is more common than you think!
Mar21

Career Catfishing is more common than you think!

Everyone knows the dangers of talking to someone online, the risk of them not being who they say they are (catfishing) is becoming more and more frequent. So, why are we not more wary of it in the workplace? It is not uncommon for job seekers to inflate their CVs with an added skill here and there or be selective over which grades to declare. However, with the mounting pressure of unemployment, people are now going to extreme lengths...

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Unnecessary meetings costing UK business more than £191bn a year
Mar21

Unnecessary meetings costing UK business more than £191bn a year

New research reveals office workers are spending more than 10 hours each week on meetings, with almost an entire working day spent on unnecessary meetings UK office workers are spending almost an entire working day every week attending and preparing for unnecessary meetings, according to new research from meeting governance technology firm eShare out today. The average office worker spends 10 hours 42 minutes every week, preparing for...

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Top Tech to Make HR Workers’ Lives Easier
Mar15

Top Tech to Make HR Workers’ Lives Easier

As a HR professional, it can feel like so much time is wasted on monotonous yet unavoidable admin. This is time that could be much better spent on more important tasks that genuinely improve employee satisfaction and retention whilst helping the business grow. However, so many HR professionals don’t realise there are plenty of great tools out there; tech which can free up time and energy by streamlining day to day tasks – it’s just...

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Costs are one of the biggest struggles for businesses, says research by Opus Energy
Mar15

Costs are one of the biggest struggles for businesses, says research by Opus Energy

Small businesses face many struggles in their early days, but costs are the biggest one, according to research conducted by Opus Energy. The research found that for 40% of small businesses, costs were the biggest challenge most likely to affect them. The finding brings into question the importance of lending and financing options for SMEs as a barrier to success. In the UK, it is estimated that 100,000 businesses are rejected for...

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What to do when the business goes bad
Mar15

What to do when the business goes bad

In the wake of the Carillion collapse, Barry Ross, Director at Crossland Employment Solicitors talks about the important role HR plays in times of crisis. A lot has been written about the collapse of Carillion from how directors ignored pleas to plug the pension deficit, to the loss of thousands of employees’ jobs. But little has been written about the rights of the employees and whether there is anything they can do to protect...

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UK Employers need to realise benefits of working mums
Mar13

UK Employers need to realise benefits of working mums

New statistics released today by the Equality and Human Rights commission (EHRC) show the shocking extent to which British employers are ignorant to the rights of pregnant women and new mothers, putting them at risk of discrimination claims from both existing and prospective employees. The sizeable survey of over 1,100 senior decisions makers, conducted by YouGov on behalf of the EHRC, aimed to understand their attitudes around...

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How to avoid yet another “say-do” gap
Mar13

How to avoid yet another “say-do” gap

Guest Blog by Steve Herbert is Head of Benefits Strategy at Jelf One of the biggest workplace topics of the last 12 months is that of the Gender Pay Gap.  The figures now slowly – and sometimes rather reluctantly – emerging from many major organisations show that this issue is perhaps much bigger than even the more pessimistic commentators originally predicted.  So what lessons can employers learn from this, and how can...

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Starting Work Is Better Than You Think, According To KPMG’s Survey of Students
Mar13

Starting Work Is Better Than You Think, According To KPMG’s Survey of Students

There is good news for those preparing to leave full-time education later this year, as new research has revealed that the overwhelming majority (84%) of those who have recently entered the world of work are enjoying the experience. According to a survey of c.1,000 students and new joiners, commissioned by KPMG 360°, 1 in 3 (33%) have said they were pleasantly surprised by how much they are enjoying the experience, claiming they find...

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Enrique Garcia, employment law consultant for the ELAS Group, takes a look at the changes in legislation which take effect on 1st April.
Mar13

Enrique Garcia, employment law consultant for the ELAS Group, takes a look at the changes in legislation which take effect on 1st April.

End of Fit For Work assessments – there is no longer a free occupational health service for employers so it is even more important to use absence management services such as Absence Assist and occupational health services to stay on top of absences as prevention is better (and often less expensive) than cure when it comes to managing absences. National Minimum Wage / National Living Wage – These are two areas which will continue to...

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6 Things to Consider When Choosing a US State to Incorporate In
Mar09

6 Things to Consider When Choosing a US State to Incorporate In

Guest Blog by Jessica Foreman. If you’re thinking about setting up a subsidiary in America,​ ​you’ll have a figure out a few things first. America is substantial country to break into, featuring the world’s largest private sector, swathes of venture capitalists and unrivalled access to global trade. No wonder so many businesses set up overseas. However, it’s critical that you choose the right location for your business’ needs, as it...

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Less than half of young Brits feel female employees are better off than those 50 years before them
Mar09

Less than half of young Brits feel female employees are better off than those 50 years before them

· New report highlights the challenges young Brits still face in the workplace · Less than half think female employees have more opportunities in business than previous generations · Just over half of female workers studied feel secure in their current role (58%)   In a new report from Freedom Finance, the disparities and challenges of three generations are analysed to explore key factors that could be impacting the 2018 workforce and...

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What to remember when planning volume recruitment
Mar08

What to remember when planning volume recruitment

In 2016, 63% of employers predicted the volume of hiring would increase the following year. Whether you’ve experienced a surge in hiring or are high volume recruiting in industries like retail, hospitality, healthcare, etc., the candidate’s experience must still be at top of mind. Why? Because nothing can damage your employer brand like a poor candidate experience especially when 72% of those candidates share their poor experience...

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Work giving you grief? Over half of UK adults feel pressured to return to work after losing a loved one
Mar08

Work giving you grief? Over half of UK adults feel pressured to return to work after losing a loved one

4 in 10¹ bereaved adults feel isolated when back at work More than half (58%) of UK adults feel pressured to return to work after losing a loved one Three in ten (31%) adults feel they have to justify grief for anyone other than their immediate family New research released today by Co-op Funeralcare reveals just how challenging Brits find the return to work after a bereavement. More than half (58%) of adults felt pressured to return...

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