Employers looking to nurture talent in 2020 should overhaul their appraisal process, says Activ People HR
Dec12

Employers looking to nurture talent in 2020 should overhaul their appraisal process, says Activ People HR

Performance appraisals may be losing favour in some organisations over different approaches to performance management, but Adrian Lewis, Director of Activ People HR says they are still a crucial part of nurturing and engaging staff. The 2019 Gartner Performance Management Benchmarking Survey[i] showed 81% of HR leaders are making changes to performance management, and some companies have even considered eliminating altogether the...

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Tis the season to be earning extra money and building up your CV for 2020
Dec12

Tis the season to be earning extra money and building up your CV for 2020

The hunt is still on for tens of thousands of UK workers and students to capitalise on the bonanza of UK seasonal jobs still available, according to more than 75,000 festive jobs published by the global job search engine Jobrapido. Most requests come from food preparation and logistics sectors, with thousands of vacancies available to satisfy the extraordinary needs of the festive season. Yet, for those that love the Christmas...

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Six ways to help manage your Christmas stress levels at work
Dec12

Six ways to help manage your Christmas stress levels at work

In the lead up to Christmas, our workplaces can be a particularly stressful place to be. With many offices seeing an increase in work and demanding deadlines, employees are more likely to feel under pressure. In one study, 54 per cent of employees admitted to feeling stressed on the run up to Christmas. They gave reasons ranging from present buying, to an increased workload, to managing personal expenses. Throughout the festive season...

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Controlling identity in a post-Brexit destiny
Dec12

Controlling identity in a post-Brexit destiny

Tim Galligan, General Manager of EMEA Operations, SailPoint The UK’s planned exit from the EU continues to impact the country’s workforce. Since the 2016 Referendum, concerns around the ability to do international business post-Brexit has driven many companies to re-locate their staff or review their UK workforce. To date, almost a third of Institute of Directors (IoD) members have cited plans to move some, or all, of their operations...

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4.7 Million Brits to miss Christmas day this year
Dec12

4.7 Million Brits to miss Christmas day this year

Spending time with loved ones is the thing British people look forward to the most about Christmas – but for a shocking number of workers, this won’t be the reality this year, new research has revealed. A study by One4all Gift Cards of 1,382 UK workers, to coincide with their #One4allThisXmas competition, has found that 4.7 million people across the UK are set to work on Christmas Day this year, meaning they will miss out on...

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How Workforce Transformation is Shaping Talent Management
Dec12

How Workforce Transformation is Shaping Talent Management

In an era of technological innovation and market disruption, change is the new form. Talent management refers to the anticipation of required human capital for an organization and the plan to meet those needs. Many organizations are now feeling the need to rethink strategic decisions related to their people. Today, companies need an expanded view of the nature of work to be done and how it can be completed. The War for Talent The...

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Brits now PREFER employees to have a tattoo
Dec12

Brits now PREFER employees to have a tattoo

It has been revealed that more young people than ever have a tattoo, with around 30% of 18-35-year olds having at least one tattoo. It appears tattoos in the workplace are becoming normalised, with some peoples even preferring tattoos. Theknowledgeacademy.com wanted to delve deeper and find out which professions people now prefer employees to have a tattoo.   The Knowledge Academy conducted a survey on 1,265 people asking them...

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During election week XpertHR helps employers manage political tensions in the workplace
Dec12

During election week XpertHR helps employers manage political tensions in the workplace

With a general election taking place on 12 December, XpertHR looks at five employment issues when politics and work mix and how employers can avoid tensions in the workplace. A new YouGov survey[i] found that a quarter of people have had a row with someone over the forthcoming general election, and 48% have had a row over Brexit. Politics can cause issues in the workplace with people of opposing political views starting conversations...

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Festive cheer wins over flexible working fear
Dec12

Festive cheer wins over flexible working fear

‘Tis the season to switch off, according to leading communications provider, TeleWare. A new survey of 2,000 UK workers has found that nearly three quarters (71%) are able to fully unwind during the festive season.   Just one in ten (9%) workers are tempted into checking their emails during the holidays. This signifies a significant slowdown to the rest of the year,...

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Almost Half of Women in Tech Feel Gender Pay Gap Is Still an Issue
Dec11

Almost Half of Women in Tech Feel Gender Pay Gap Is Still an Issue

Ivanti, the company that unifies IT to better manage and secure the digital workplace, today announced survey results that found the majority of women who work in the technology industry are still experiencing inequality when it comes to salary and career progression. The Ivanti Women in Tech Survey 2019 surveyed over 800 women about their experiences and priorities working in the technology industry. Despite the implementation of...

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HR experts calls for bosses to give staff half an hour a day to discuss politics in the office
Dec11

HR experts calls for bosses to give staff half an hour a day to discuss politics in the office

An employment law expert is calling for company bosses to give their staff half an hour a day to debate the current state of British politics. Gill McAteer, head of employment law at leading HR firm, Citation, says the looming general election has not only divided the nation, but has also led to a heightened emotional state amongst the UK population, significantly impacting on workplace productivity and team morale.  She said:...

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Majority of UK employees feel engaged at work, despite a third experiencing burn out and many wanting higher pay
Dec11

Majority of UK employees feel engaged at work, despite a third experiencing burn out and many wanting higher pay

Wrike, the most versatile collaborative work management platform, today released data from its new report, Employee Engagement Survey: The Productivity Gap, which studies the current state of engagement amongst employers in the US, UK, France, Germany, and Australia. The report reveals that the vast majority of UK workers (90%) identify themselves as engaged at their current job, yet one in four (23%) believe they are only...

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83% Do not know where the first aid kid is
Dec11

83% Do not know where the first aid kid is

Do you know where it is? You’re not alone: Most workers don’t even know what’s inside the kit when they get there Five out of six British workers have no idea where their workplace first aid kit is located, and even more don’t have a clue what to do once they’ve found it. That’s the incredible findings of a UK health and safety consultancy which has uncovered a massive gap in first aid...

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Reasons why you need an aquarium in the office
Dec11

Reasons why you need an aquarium in the office

Many people underestimate the influence their environment has on the results they achieve at work. But in reality, even a few simple additions to the interior design of the office space can boost productivity levels and your creativity. It’s incredibly important to look for solutions that will help you create a great atmosphere to work, but also to relax during breaks. There’s no need for a huge redecoration, you’ll be able to reach...

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Six in ten startups struggling to recruit due to skills gaps
Dec11

Six in ten startups struggling to recruit due to skills gaps

Six in ten (60%) UK startups are struggling to find talent in their required area, pointing to the presence of skills gaps across the nation. New data from conference calling company PowWowNow, looking into the barriers to recruitment in SMEs across Europe, reveals the industries facing the biggest skills gaps are HR and travel. Over two thirds (67%) of UK SMEs in the travel and transport industry struggle to attract new workers due...

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