Interviews cause real life stage fright for workers
Apr01

Interviews cause real life stage fright for workers

In response to Covid-19, the swift adaptation by many companies from office to remote working, in most cases overnight, has been admirable. Yet pursuing a new role can be a stressful time for many people, even without the added components of a global pandemic and economic uncertainty. The pressure of interviews, be they face-to-face or remote, is causing workers to freeze, which could hinder their confidence and career progression –...

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Messaging in the  workplace: new report highlights challenges and opportunities
Apr01

Messaging in the workplace: new report highlights challenges and opportunities

British start-up Guild, in partnership with London Research, has launched a new study – Mastering Messaging in the Workplace – aimed at helping businesses and professionals understand the opportunities and challenges of using messaging at work. The guide contains insights from communications experts and explores how organisations can use messaging tools to foster a culture of collaboration, while also navigating security, privacy and...

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‘Ten tips to de-stress while working remotely’ – Priory expert
Apr01

‘Ten tips to de-stress while working remotely’ – Priory expert

Under normal circumstances, stress at work can be difficult to avoid, especially if you are stuck behind a desk, whether that be in the office or at home. But, in these unprecedented times of global pandemic, the vast majority of people who are normally office-based will be trying to work remotely, in a new and hastily contrived workspace. Many employees, across a range of professions, will already be used to working remotely and will...

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Right to Work Checks Relaxed During the COVID-19 Crisis
Apr01

Right to Work Checks Relaxed During the COVID-19 Crisis

The Home Office has issued new guidance for employers in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Lawyer Anne Morris explains what the new rules mean for employers.  With the UK on full lockdown and people working from home wherever possible, standard business practices requiring face-to-face contact, such as Right to Work ID checks, are proving challenging.  Under normal circumstances, onboarding processes can take anywhere...

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Always Online: Do Smartphones Ruin a Work-Life Balance?
Apr01

Always Online: Do Smartphones Ruin a Work-Life Balance?

Essex-based insurance company loveit coverit have conducted a survey of over 300 workers, examining their use of smartphones at work and their overall work-life balance. 4/5 professionals use their smartphone to aid their workLess than half of workers feel that they have a healthy work/life balance76% of people identify their smartphone as an ‘important’ element of their work Smartphones are increasingly versatile, often taking on...

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Covid-19 hits the job market – vacancies drop 22% in six weeks
Apr01

Covid-19 hits the job market – vacancies drop 22% in six weeks

Coronavirus has unsettled job markets across the world and posed serious challenges for key industries such as travel, hospitality and manufacturing. The crisis has damaged many industries, but has created opportunities in unexpected fields. Job search engine Adzuna.co.uk has analysed the latest job market data to assess how each industry has been affected and the opportunities that are still available across the U.K. this week....

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How employees with children can adapt to working from home
Mar31

How employees with children can adapt to working from home

Stacy Barwood, clinical administrator at BHSF, talks about life as a working mum and how parents can try to remain productive at home.   The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has resulted inschools being closed except for pupils of key workers and vulnerable children. Employees have also been advised by the government to work from home. With the majority of school children now at home, many working parents and families may...

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Fitting carpet in an office: what are the benefits?
Mar31

Fitting carpet in an office: what are the benefits?

Fitting carpet in an office: what are the benefits? – United Carpets And Beds The interior design of an office can have a big impact on how a business performs. The aesthetic can leave a lasting impression on clients, customers and potential new staff members. As employees often spend more time in the office than at home, the design should also be functional and supportive. A fundamental aspect of office design is the flooring....

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Coronavirus:  Think carefully before cancelling Employee Benefits provision
Mar31

Coronavirus: Think carefully before cancelling Employee Benefits provision

Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing (Howden) suggests 3 key reasons for employers to retain and better communicate Employee Benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic Employee Benefits intermediary Howden has today warned employers to think very carefully before cancelling or lapsing their Employee Benefits offerings during the coronavirus crisis. The warning comes as many employers approach their annual Employee Benefits renewal...

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UK employees miss office banter and adult conversations as working from home becomes the norm
Mar31

UK employees miss office banter and adult conversations as working from home becomes the norm

New research* from Vodafone has proven just how much we value time spent with colleagues with over forty percent of workers claiming they miss office banter (41%) and spending time with their workmates (40%) the most as working from home becomes the new norm. As well as our working routines changing, so too have the demands on the tech we rely on, with almost half (44%) unsurprisingly claiming that home broadband is the most valuable...

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A place in the sun: Brits dream of working in warmer climates
Mar31

A place in the sun: Brits dream of working in warmer climates

New research reveals that given the opportunity two-thirds of Brits would welcome the opportunity to pack up their life in the UK and move overseas for work.    The findings from Bayut, the UAE’s largest property portal, reveal the main motivation for two-thirds of Brits (65%) looking to move to another country is for a better quality of life, followed closely by over half the...

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Powering the Payroll Engine
Mar30

Powering the Payroll Engine

by Richard Dutton, Account Director, Symatrix “Many organisations have made a significant investment in Tier 1 human capital management (HCM) systems, the equivalent of the shiny red Tesla of the HR technology world – leading-edge technology and all the innovation that they can fit under a bonnet. Yet, when it comes to payroll, many continue to run these super-slick engines like a ‘Mr Bean Mini’. They now have access to a high-quality...

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Discover the female FTSE 100 CEOs of 2020
Mar30

Discover the female FTSE 100 CEOs of 2020

In 2020, only 5% of FTSE 100 CEOs are women. The FTSE 250 is even further behind, with just 2%, including IG’s June Felix. Last year, 23% of executive committee members in the FTSE 100 were women, and the combined number of women in executive and senior positions reached 28.6%. Further, a FTSE 100 pay gap still exists, and the highest paying male CEO earns significantly more than the highest paying female executive.  A lot of...

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HR advice for Staff (who are parents) working from home during Corona times
Mar30

HR advice for Staff (who are parents) working from home during Corona times

Under normal circumstances if your staff were working from home as an employer or HR Manager you wouldn’t be getting involved in how they are doing in their other job, as parents. It’s their private life and none of your business, but these are anything but normal times, these are corona times and the rules have changed. Staff will be working from home under extraordinary circumstances with novel fears and pressures including...

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What does person-centered care really mean and how to effectively practice it
Mar30

What does person-centered care really mean and how to effectively practice it

Peter Bewert, Managing Director of Meaningful Care Matters According to The Health Foundation’s 2016 Quick Guide on ‘Person-centered care made simple: What everyone should know about person-centered care’, the concept is described as a way of thinking and doing things that sees the people using health and social services as equal partners in planning, developing, and monitoring care to make sure it meets their needs. We...

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