Work those resolutions in 2019
Jan18

Work those resolutions in 2019

Beat Buhlmann, General Manager, Evernote, EMEA, looks at why your business life should have resolutions too. As we head into 2019 most of us are probably trying to stick to resolutions of losing weight,hitting the gym or saving money. But why not use it an excuse to have some work based resolutions? There are so many ways we can improve our working life to improve productivity, reduce stress and be more organised. Here are some...

Read More
What You Can do to Slow Down a High Staff Turnover
Jan18

What You Can do to Slow Down a High Staff Turnover

Whether your organisation suffers from a higher than usual turnover or not, it benefits organisation to look to slow the rate of unwanted people turnover. In the war for talent, it pays significant dividends to retain good people. Kate Keaney, CEO at Connor.co.uk, the People and Organisational Change experts, explores how experienced leaders, line managers and HR professionals can take fresh approaches to talent retention. Staff...

Read More
8 out of 10 UK workers rate access to personal development above a salary increase but expect employers to foot the bill
Jan17

8 out of 10 UK workers rate access to personal development above a salary increase but expect employers to foot the bill

Employers have been emphasising the value of a‘learning culture’ in their organisations and encouraging workers to commit to training and development programmes for many years. Now, the penny seems to have finally dropped, with a ‘growth learning mindset’ well embedded across all segments of the country’s workforce, according to new research from UK personal development and soft skills e-learning specialists, Good Habitz.  The pan...

Read More
How to ditch the January blues
Jan17

How to ditch the January blues

Guest Blog by Conor McArdle, Brighter Business Christmas may be on everyone’s radar now, but before we know it January will soon be here. Winter can have a huge impact on the mental health and well being of working Brits, with studies showing it not only affects their mood but also their productivity. January, after all, is the Monday of the calendar, making it roundly resented. It’s little wonder why: cold, wet weather, dreary days...

Read More
Where does the rise of AI leave HR?
Jan17

Where does the rise of AI leave HR?

Guest Blog By Julie Provino Artificial intelligence (AI) is a wonderful thing. Most of my clients work in the technological space so I am personally amazed at the everyday advancements that are being made. From the simplest of robots and what it is able to achieve, to a machine that can learn, react and implement activities close to how humans actually behave. It is unsurprising then that the HR press frequently raves about the...

Read More
Why a BYOD ban is stifling flexible working
Jan17

Why a BYOD ban is stifling flexible working

A key part of a collaborative and mobile workforce comes from allowing employees to use their own devices for work purposes (BYOD). Whilst the acceptance of BYOD into larger companies was slow,it is now a common occurrence in modern working practices for businesses of all sizes. That said, personal devices are still often banned from the workplace for reasons ranging from compliance, through to data security or simply employer’s...

Read More
Hard Work or Smart Work
Jan16

Hard Work or Smart Work

Businesses,whether a SME or large orginastion are now more aware than ever of the importance of utlising office space, employee time and productivity. The benefits aren’t just another money saving incentive to make the companies more profitable and staff to work harder. Working hard is something we’ve all been taught since our childhood but the paradigms are evolving and ‘Working hard’ isn’t the way of the modern office. Working Smart...

Read More
Pesky printing: Over 1.5 billion personal documents are printed in the workplace per year
Jan16

Pesky printing: Over 1.5 billion personal documents are printed in the workplace per year

With fewer consumers having a printer at home,just how much and how often are Britain’s workforce printing personal documents at work? Over three-quarters (77%)1 of Brits regularly print personal documents while at work, with an average of thirteen pages being printed per person, per month, according to new research. The study, conducted by Ebuyer, the UK’s biggest online tech retailer, explored the true cost of personal printing at...

Read More
Motherhood VS Career
Jan14

Motherhood VS Career

Working mothers face impossible standards. They are expected to work like they have no children and raise children like they have no jobs. However,if businesses offered more support – women wouldn’t face the untenable choice between being a mother or a professional. Businesses have improved on flexibility policies in general, but often forget to tailor them to each individual. This fact is why some organisations struggle to attract,...

Read More
Workplace productivity plummets due to unhappiness at work
Jan14

Workplace productivity plummets due to unhappiness at work

Over two thirds (69%) of full-time employees in the UK are currently unhappy at work,with the majority (88%) admitting to regularly doing non-work related activities to ‘make the day go faster’, new research has revealed. Of the 2,101 respondents surveyed, 61% stated that the largest distraction at work is gossiping to other co-workers, followed by almost half (45%) spending time procrastinating on Facebook and using personal email...

Read More
Early pay in December leaves workers five times more likely to rely on credit in January
Jan14

Early pay in December leaves workers five times more likely to rely on credit in January

New research from Hastee Pay has found that workers in the UK and Ireland are five times more likely to use high-cost credit in January compared to December as workers are left to endure a five or six-week wait for their January pay packets. Adding to their woes, workers on a monthly pay cycle are twice as likely to use short-term credit in comparison to those paid weekly. Those who are paid monthly are also seven times more likely to...

Read More
6 steps employers can take to help employees who are retiring in 2019
Jan14

6 steps employers can take to help employees who are retiring in 2019

The New Year is the perfect time for employees to take stock of their finances and those who are approaching retirement will have a number of decisions to make given the freedom and choice in pensions. Many will turn to their workplace for support with this. Therefore WEALTH at work has created a list of 6 steps employers can take to help employees who are retiring in 2019. Encourage employees to put a retirement plan together –...

Read More
Tips On Having a Workout At Your Desk
Jan11

Tips On Having a Workout At Your Desk

Do you spend a lot of time at your desk? Have no time for a proper workout? That’s okay – most of us don’t. However, you can combine those two and workout at your desk. Are you wondering how? Here are some tips: 1. Stand While You Work Sitting in one position all day or for an extended amount of time can be extremely bad for your health – not to mention your posture. This is why standing while working is such a big trend....

Read More
More than half of diners would eat food made by robots
Jan11

More than half of diners would eat food made by robots

A new survey reveals that more than half of restaurant diners would eat food made by robots – if it tasted good. The ‘Refuelling Rituals’ survey – published by London-based international customer experience and branding agency I-AM – states that 56 per cent would consider robot-made food. And 59 per cent said they would be happy to see more technology in restaurants if it meant an improvement in the dining experience. Whilst people...

Read More
Bosses to ban unhealthy snacks from the office
Jan11

Bosses to ban unhealthy snacks from the office

Many of us will be familiar with the sight of an office desk groaning under the weight of cakes and biscuits brought in by well-meaning colleagues – but some bosses have declared they will ban the unhealthy treats from workplaces. Protecting.co.uk, a health & safety and employment law consultancy, has collated anecdotal evidence that shows that up to a third of managers and business owners are considering putting a stop to...

Read More