Talking to Employees Virtually about Furloughs and Layoffs: dos and don’ts for HR
Aug12

Talking to Employees Virtually about Furloughs and Layoffs: dos and don’ts for HR

Organizations are continually looking to increase their productivity, profits, and introduce changes internally through different tools. Budgets need to be kept in balance and to do that. Several staffing changes take place periodically. One of the tools for doing this involves layoffs and furloughs. In recent times, many more organizations have to use these tools for obvious reasons. These can be due to severe budget constraints...

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Crucial Tips For A Successful HR Digital Transformation
Aug12

Crucial Tips For A Successful HR Digital Transformation

We live in a digital era where most of our daily activities involve high technology devices. From payments to communication, most people use their mobile phones to access websites and solve tasks. In 2020, even governments have most of their public data online, and companies tend to switch their bureaucracy into the virtual form. This means that HR changes too. But how do you convert traditional human resources into a digital form...

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New data reveals only 18% striking good work life balance throughout lockdown home working
Aug12

New data reveals only 18% striking good work life balance throughout lockdown home working

GoVox – the cutting-edge online mental health and wellbeing tool – has uncovered new data which demonstrates home working guidelines put in place by their corporate clients have been well received by the majority of employees. The data discovered the minority of negative responses appeared from questions surrounding work/life balance, where it was revealed only 18% felt they have been able to manage a healthy balanced lifestyle amidst...

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CV fraud: why proof of candidate’s credentials is more important than ever
Aug12

CV fraud: why proof of candidate’s credentials is more important than ever

Primary Source Verification provider, TrueProfile.io advises on how the current climate will lead to heightened CV fraud  With over 50% of CVs reported to contain falsified information, background screening and pre-employment verification has always been an integral part of the hiring process, but increased pressures of the pandemic on both companies and individuals is likely to push fraud even higher. This is according to...

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How can employers remove recruitment bias and build a diverse workforce?
Aug12

How can employers remove recruitment bias and build a diverse workforce?

Hiring diverse teams and building an inclusive workforce, where everyone feels valued is a growing priority for businesses. New data from Instant Offices has highlighted a global spike in searches for ‘diversity and inclusion manager’ over the last 10 years, with interest in the term growing by 122% since 2010.   Glassdoor also predicts a wave of hiring for leaders and managers that can drive more diversity and inclusion in...

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How much do office workers trust their colleagues?
Aug12

How much do office workers trust their colleagues?

A new survey of 1,000 office workers reveals how the nation is feeling about getting back to work. With many returning after months in isolation, anxieties are expected to be high.  The research carried out by Moneypenny, the outsourced communications provider, showed that almost a half (45%) of the office workers surveyed said they already returned to the office, with a further 31% saying they’ve been given the go ahead to...

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How Does the Hit Frequency Affect Online Slots?
Aug12

How Does the Hit Frequency Affect Online Slots?

If you have engaged in your fair share of slot machines, then you have most likely noticed that some titles award payout combinations more than others. It is common knowledge that slot games are programmed to grant winnings randomly with the results of each spin being independent of the next. Therefore, most people prefer to go through a simple playing strategy and watch the reels spin. For instance, in the free Triple Diamond slots,...

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How smart buildings help the return to work
Aug11

How smart buildings help the return to work

By Kas Mohammed, VP of Digital Energy at Schneider Electric As lockdown restrictions ease, more workers are returning to the workplace. Over the past few months, the concept of an office has altered past the point of return – open-plan offices and hot-desking suddenly look more risky than revolutionary, busy is bad and airflow isn’t just positive, it’s necessary. As well as the new logistical demands, employers have a raft of...

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The most important skills all HR managers should have
Aug11

The most important skills all HR managers should have

Have you got what it takes to make it in HR? HR managers work tirelessly to build relations with employees, work on the public image of a business, handle payroll, training and employment law issues – and that’s usually just one morning’s work.  HR managers need to be able to juggle huge amounts of data and information to do their jobs thoroughly and successfully. Thankfully, these days most data is digitised meaning...

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Care and flexibility: How HR professionals can encourage workers to get better rest
Aug11

Care and flexibility: How HR professionals can encourage workers to get better rest

By James McErlean, GM, Headspace for Work, Europe Headspace A study by King’s College London has revealed nearly two thirds of Brits have experienced worse sleep since the beginning of lockdown (Source). It’s easy to see how this has happened – with worries about the health of loved ones, financial security or caring for elderly or young family members playing on minds. While it may seem strange for HR professionals to share...

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Seeking Christmas clarity in a post-lockdown world
Aug11

Seeking Christmas clarity in a post-lockdown world

Following the news that some UK events can now resume, 60% of people are expecting Christmas parties to be more important than ever in 2020, according to recent research by IET Birmingham:  Austin Court. Christmas parties have been the subject of debate for many weeks, with the festive season sitting right on the periphery of potential normality or indeed a second wave of COVID-induced regulations, but overall, the public are...

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How coronavirus has changed flexible and international working
Aug11

How coronavirus has changed flexible and international working

Adam Ewart, CEO and founder of Send My Bag German software developer Siemens recently announced its decision to allow staff to work remotely from anywhere in the world for two or three days a week. The new working model will affect more than 140,000 employees at around 125 locations in 43 countries worldwide. In a statement, Chief Executive Roland Busch said “these changes will also be associated with a different leadership style, one...

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Discover The Best Indestructible Scopes
Aug10

Discover The Best Indestructible Scopes

Indestructible scopes are considered to be a must-have accessory for any hunter who is serious about accuracy and precision. If you own an indestructible scope, you will understand the raving reviews this accessory always gets from fellow gun enthusiasts. This is because they are wonderfully versatile, incredibly practical and super-rugged, giving you a much enhanced shooting and hunting experience. Any person who owns a gun should...

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5 Common Virtual Onboarding Challenges and How to Solve them
Aug10

5 Common Virtual Onboarding Challenges and How to Solve them

Duncan Casemore, Co-founder and CTO of Applaud If you’d talked about virtual onboarding this time last year, some people may have wondered whether you were (literally) from another planet. But, much like the term furlough became part of our vocabulary overnight, remote onboarding has become increasingly common as COVID-19 forced entire companies to work from home. As with so many other changes caused by the pandemic, this shift to a...

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Coronavirus exacerbates millennial anxiety around personal finances
Aug10

Coronavirus exacerbates millennial anxiety around personal finances

Two in five UK workers (40%) report increased financial anxiety in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, but it is millennials (those 25-34) that are the hardest hit with 51% saying they have suffered from increased anxiety around their personal finances according to the new ‘Changing Trends of Financial Wellbeing’ report from Close Brothers. Prior to the pandemic, just under half (48%) of UK employees were happy with the...

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