It’s lonely at the top: One in four senior leaders admit to feeling isolated at work
Nov14

It’s lonely at the top: One in four senior leaders admit to feeling isolated at work

While one in five (20.7%) Brits believe that managing a team is a sign of success in the workplace, new research from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, reveals that it comes at a price. In fact, one in four (27.2%) senior leaders admit to feeling lonely in the workplace, with a further 40.8% claiming that people’s attitudes towards them changed after they moved into the...

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UK businesses could lose up to £195 Million a day as half of Brits look to change jobs in the next year
Nov14

UK businesses could lose up to £195 Million a day as half of Brits look to change jobs in the next year

New research released today by leading UK job board Totaljobs and global employer brand specialists Universum, has revealed the cost to UK businesses as job-hopping Brits hunt for new work. With more than half of us (54%) looking to change jobs in the next 12 months, employees are spending an average of 1 hour 24 minutes a day being unproductive – costing up to £195 million each day to the UK economy in wages. The research also found...

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What college degree to choose to work in HR
Nov14

What college degree to choose to work in HR

Every job position has a specific set of requirements because roles vary from position to position. As a Human Resource (HR) manager, you’ll be responsible for overlooking the administrative functions of an organization. You don’t necessarily need a degree to be an HR manager, but getting one gives you a competitive edge. Seeing as the job market is so saturated, you need an educational background to secure a position in...

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Why Is Having An Online Degree Becoming A Trend?
Nov14

Why Is Having An Online Degree Becoming A Trend?

The field of education has gained a lot of technological advancements over the years. New tools and software have facilitated the quest for knowledge through the digital classroom. Professors and students no longer need to be in the same location to exchange insights. Everything can now be done remotely. Because of this, online degrees have become prevalent. More and more people are seeing the advantages that they bring to both the...

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How to create a security culture in your workplace
Nov14

How to create a security culture in your workplace

As the fear of crime is growing, organisations need to put strategies in place to protect their workplaces from cyber-crime, terrorism and threats to personal safety. Darren Hyde is the Managing Director of VIP Security Services; here he discusses how companies can engage their staff to create a security culture in the workplace. When most people think of security in the workplace, they mainly consider online fraud and a security...

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The Benefits of Failing in Business
Nov13

The Benefits of Failing in Business

Failure is an unfortunate, but generally inevitable part of business and can be incredibly difficult to move on from, especially when a lot of time, money and effort has been exhausted. However, the failure of one project can be a small hurdle on the way to a successful company. Innovation funding specialists MPA Group have delved into the history of four successful UK entrepreneurs, inventors and brands, looking at the...

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Half of Brits Want Compassionate Leave for Pet Loss
Nov13

Half of Brits Want Compassionate Leave for Pet Loss

Half of pet-owning Brits (50%) believe dog and cat owners should be given compassionate leave from work, if their pet passes away and 89% believe the death of a canine or feline companion is just as difficult to handle as the passing of a loved one. These are the findings of a survey by pet website Wamiz.co.uk, ahead of National Grief Awareness Week 2019 (December 2 to 8), that should make HR departments and business owners pause for...

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New ways of working – how good can your office make you feel?
Nov13

New ways of working – how good can your office make you feel?

By Jason Leek, CEO of London Executive Offices The world of work is rapidly changing. Recent research found that 77% of employees think that wellness programs positively affect company culture, but an even higher percentage – 83% – would turn down a job if it didn’t offer flexible working. Employees are demanding both wellness and flexibility, but have employers considered the wellness benefits that can in fact be directly reaped from...

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Nearly 70% of UK construction companies putting the safety of their workers at risk
Nov13

Nearly 70% of UK construction companies putting the safety of their workers at risk

UK construction companies are putting the future of their organisation and the safety of their staff at risk, after a new study has found that 67% of 2,000 construction firms admit that they would fail a formal ‘on the spot’ Health & Safety Executive (HSE) site inspection – or they ‘might scrape through’ – because of internal failings in recording and maintaining accurate, up-to-date health and safety...

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Over 2.5 million households receive inaccurate utility bills
Nov12

Over 2.5 million households receive inaccurate utility bills

More than 2.5 million households are being unfairly charged for their utilities it has been revealed, after new research found that over 9% of customers received inaccurate bills in the last year. The figures are highlighted in The Secrets of Better Billing, a study commissioned by utility billing software business Echo Managed Services, creator of Aptumo and RapidXtra. The company surveyed 1,000 UK households and found that 9.3%...

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The importance of communicating your boundaries to resilience
Nov12

The importance of communicating your boundaries to resilience

Blog by Angela Armstrong, author of The Resilience Club By definition, a boundary is something we deem to be OK or not OK for us and these play a key role in shaping our life rules and decision-making. Managing the demands on our time is a core skill for managing our resilience. A lack of boundaries can quickly lead to overwork and burnout but if we take the time to assess each request at the source, we become more deliberate about...

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Lawyer warns bereavement in the workplace is not a ‘one size fits all’ rule
Nov12

Lawyer warns bereavement in the workplace is not a ‘one size fits all’ rule

A leading law firm has warned employers that dealing with grief in the workplace needs to be sensitively handled and is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach.  Vanessa Bell, employment partner at Ipswich-based law firm Prettys, explains that while there is little legislation surrounding staff needing compassionate leave following a bereavement, employers need to handle every situation individually and in a sympathetic way. “There...

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Recruiters must leverage their expertise to help close disability employment gap
Nov12

Recruiters must leverage their expertise to help close disability employment gap

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has urged recruiters to leverage their expertise to help close the disability employment gap following insight which revealed that this has decreased by just 7% over the last 20 years. In its analysis of recruitment trends from the last two decades, APSCo, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, found that engaging disabled workers is far behind where it...

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The great equality challenge
Nov12

The great equality challenge

Andrea Rowe, Principal Consultant, People & Organisational Development at Civica How can we make sure we build diverse and inclusive workplaces for everyone in society? Andrea Rowe, Civica’s Principal Consultant, People & Organisational Development explores the issues and opportunities which face us all. By the year 2025, it’s estimated that 75% of the global workforce will be made up of millennials, meaning this group will be...

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The Top Trends the Talent Pool Want in Your Business
Nov11

The Top Trends the Talent Pool Want in Your Business

People are a major contributing factor to any company’s success, and employers are always looking at how to hire talented employees to give their business more of an edge. According to CV-Library, HR professionals are saying today’s job market is 90% candidate-driven, which means that as an employer, you don’t choose talent – talent chooses you. Taking in account LinkedIn’s top hiring trends of the year, Lucinda Pullinger, Global...

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