Uncovering why people are off sick can help companies reduce stress in the workplace, says Activ Absence
Feb19

Uncovering why people are off sick can help companies reduce stress in the workplace, says Activ Absence

New research from employment law firm, GQ Littler[i] suggests the number of ‘fit notes’ issued by doctors saying someone is not fit to work due stress-related disorders, increased by 8% last year. Commenting on this rise, Adrian Lewis, Director at Activ Absence says more needs to be done by employers to uncover the root causes of sick leave absence to help reduce stress in the workplace. Adrian says, “This research indicates that more...

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Where to Start Search Engine Marketing For Your Business
Feb19

Where to Start Search Engine Marketing For Your Business

One of the best methods for marketing a business is through traditional advertising, which includes television, radio, print ads, and billboards. Using such marketing strategies often proves to be ineffective. You have to have the right budget to advertise your business. Too much advertising will cost you a lot of money and more time, but if done incorrectly you could lose customers and the whole business would suffer. There is a...

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Fathers seeking out mental health support at work
Feb19

Fathers seeking out mental health support at work

Four times more likely to access help through parenting service than mothers. Usage figures from Parent Cloud, an innovative online support service for parents offered through employers, reveals the much fuller role fathers are now taking in raising their children, their willingness to embrace parenting support and the help they want. They are just as likely to access the help on offer, everything from infant sleep therapies to career...

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Bob, John and Dave are the UK’s Most Irritating Employees, According to New Survey
Feb19

Bob, John and Dave are the UK’s Most Irritating Employees, According to New Survey

Office politics are a long-standing part of working life, and often not something that can be easily avoided. A situation that most will be keen to avoid however, is getting on the wrong side of their boss, and thanks to a new survey, UK bosses have revealed the top reasons behind taking a dislike to certain staff members.   The study by online printing specialists, instantprint, quizzed 1,000 British managers on the most...

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IT’S CRUNCH TIME: The ULTIMATE ranking of Britain’s favourite office snacks
Feb19

IT’S CRUNCH TIME: The ULTIMATE ranking of Britain’s favourite office snacks

It’s a conversation that sparks debate in the office time and time again – which crisps are the best? Do you prefer Cadbury Dairy Milk over Galaxy? Well, now the arguments can be finally put to bed, with a new pyramid ranking that claims to be the ultimate list of our favourite snacks. The list has been devised from data taken from more than 60 snack rankings from news sites, brands, Twitter and Reddit to have the final say on...

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How do I land my dream job? The UK’s biggest career queries answered
Feb19

How do I land my dream job? The UK’s biggest career queries answered

With over half (55%)1 of UK workers considering applying for a new job in the next 12 months, new insight delves into the potential careers they could be interested in and what queries the UK has when it comes to landing their dream job.  Job search engine, Adzuna, has answered the five most-searched career questions2, beginning with ‘How do I become a’, to ensure job hunters know how to land their dream role.  How do I become a...

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Global Intelligence Gap Hindering Future Workforce with Productivity Losses of at Least a Month Per Year, Research Reveals
Feb19

Global Intelligence Gap Hindering Future Workforce with Productivity Losses of at Least a Month Per Year, Research Reveals

Starmind, the shared employee intelligence company, has today unveiled a new report shining a light on the talent, expertise and skills gap challenges facing global enterprises. Research conducted amongst over 1,000 knowledge workers in the UK and US for the Starmind Future of Work mini guide for Solving the Talent, Expertise & Skill Gap Challenge has revealed that: Employees use just 38% of their knowledge and expertise at work...

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Recruitment Success Over the Next Decade Depends on Broadening Talent Pools and Focusing on Diversity
Feb19

Recruitment Success Over the Next Decade Depends on Broadening Talent Pools and Focusing on Diversity

Harnessing AI and fostering greater diversity in talent selection will be key to securing top performers over the next 10 years, according to leading pioneer of innovative recruitment technology, Oleeo. Talent acquisition professionals must focus on transforming their techniques to hire top talent if they want to truly build diverse workforces fit for the challenges of 2020 and beyond. Diversity challenges, talent shortfalls, growing...

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Well-paid, high-skilled: Most popular jobs for overseas applicants pay above £30,000
Feb19

Well-paid, high-skilled: Most popular jobs for overseas applicants pay above £30,000

Foreign workers searching for UK jobs are highly interested in professional roles that pay an above-average salary, according to new data released by the world’s largest job site, Indeed. Indeed analysed millions of jobs advertised on its UK platform to find the roles which receive the most clicks from overseas, both from workers in Europe and the rest of the world1. The research forms part of Indeed’s Work Shift report, which gives...

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How HR can help single parents in the workplace
Feb19

How HR can help single parents in the workplace

Advice by Kate Palmer, Associate Director of Advisory at Peninsula Earlier this month, a report published by Gingerbread, the charity that supports single parent families, revealed that UK businesses are missing out on valuable workplace skills due to workplace barriers which limit opportunities for single parents to progress in their jobs. The majority of single parents in the UK are in work (70 per cent), but they are more likely to...

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5 Things to Consider When Looking for a Solicitor
Feb19

5 Things to Consider When Looking for a Solicitor

If you’re in need of legal representation, finding the right solicitor for you is a must. Not all firms are the same, and you need to feel comfortable with the person who is dealing with your intimate legal affairs. When you’re searching for a solicitor, keep these things in mind. Services Solicitors tend to offer their clients a range of services; for example, MJW Law, one of the law firms in Altrincham, cover issues such as contract...

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30% of meetings never happen, and it’s costing business BIG
Feb17

30% of meetings never happen, and it’s costing business BIG

If you work in a major city and your daily grind involves lots of “meetings”, you might not want to show your boss this research. Well, maybe you might if you want to avoid more meetings! New research by Norwegian meetings tech provider Synergy SKY reveals that regularly missed meetings are costing employers huge sums of cash globally due to the sheer number of meeting rooms that are being booked by workers, yet nobody actually turns...

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Lunchtime at the Office: Peace or Turmoil?
Feb17

Lunchtime at the Office: Peace or Turmoil?

When you think about your workday, what do you most look forward to? For many people, lunch is the part of the day that excites them the most (other than the end of the day, of course). Whether you simply like to take a break from your job or if you look forward to eating a tasty meal, lunch often becomes the best part of the day. However, it isn’t all fun and games, as some people find it stressful to decide what to eat for lunch....

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UK Workplace Gambling Policy: Is It Worth To Follow The Trend?
Feb17

UK Workplace Gambling Policy: Is It Worth To Follow The Trend?

Gambling has had severe effects on many of the well-established companies to date. The highly addictive venture has led to the loss of a huge amount of cash by employers of companies. The loss has resulted in most employers adopting a new safety measure that will assist them to survive in the future business environment.  Compulsive gambling among many employees has been realized as a severe problem causing many to reduce the...

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Benefits of upgrade your writing skill for career growth
Feb17

Benefits of upgrade your writing skill for career growth

Employers prefer smart employees who are constantly evolving. As such candidates are more ambitious and valuable for companies. One of the key skills that every professional should have is the ability to write well. Why this is so important, you will learn from this article. We made a selection of 10 objective reasons to start developing writing skills right now. Image Email is the main channel of communication with a potential...

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