The rise of the franchise
Feb21

The rise of the franchise

Franchises are popping up everywhere – that’s the whole point of them. Whether it’s an automotive company, a fast-food establishment, or a chain of pubs, many business hopefuls use franchising as their route to market. There are currently over 120 industries that have franchised companies, with the franchisee normally receiving help with their site selection and development support, operating manuals, brand standards, quality control,...

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Getting the right support and advice will help employers treat staff with cancer better, says GRiD
Feb21

Getting the right support and advice will help employers treat staff with cancer better, says GRiD

While a cancer diagnosis can strike fear into the heart of anyone, employers can also be completely blindsided when hearing that a member of staff has cancer, and be totally unsure how to support them best. Katharine Moxham, spokesperson for GRiD said: “There are cases of employees with cancer being treated very poorly by their company, and this may be because the employer panics, doesn’t know what to do, makes an assumption that the...

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Half of young finance professionals want a position in the C-Suite, Metapraxis research reveals
Feb21

Half of young finance professionals want a position in the C-Suite, Metapraxis research reveals

Half of young professionals (53%) working in the finance functions of large organisations want a position on the C-Suite,according to new research revealed today by Metapraxis,the leader in financial analytics technology. However, of these respondents,only 29% want to become CFO, the assumed natural career progression of those working in the finance function today.  Of the remaining respondents, almost a quarter(23%) want to set...

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Reviewing your benefits for future success
Feb21

Reviewing your benefits for future success

Guest Blog by John Deacon, Head of Employee Benefits at Buck A company’s benefits structure should never be static; regular reviews and updates are absolutely essential for making it an effective tool in the workplace. This dynamic approach to benefits can pay huge dividends in areas ranging from employee engagement to staff retention. Taking the time at the start of 2019 to improve the benefits offering will ensure that the company...

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Staff ignoring rules on which apps to use in the workplace
Feb20

Staff ignoring rules on which apps to use in the workplace

Employees are putting their businesses at risk of cyber-attacks by refusing to obey the rules when it comes to the apps they use in the workplace, according to Maintel, the cloud and managed services specialist. Workers have confessed to using unapproved apps in the office, including Instagram, Facebook Messenger and Snapchat, to communicate with colleagues as well as friends and family. For example, four in ten employees (41 per...

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UK employees confident in ‘buyers’ market as talent dilemma continues
Feb20

UK employees confident in ‘buyers’ market as talent dilemma continues

2019 is set to be a ‘buyers’ market’ for the UK’s top professionals, as the nation’s war for talent intensifies. New research 1 from Robert Half UK reveals employers currently face a talent dilemma, where they must look to plug a widening skills gap in the race to adapt to an increasingly digitalised business landscape. Nearly a third (32%) of over 1,200 UK employees surveyed believe their skill set will be more desirable over...

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How Emotional Intelligence will save us from chaos
Feb19

How Emotional Intelligence will save us from chaos

Guest Blog by Russell Wardrop, CEO at Kissing With Confidence Jonny Cash is right,“you can have all the synthesisers you want, but you won’t replace the human heart”. Rory Stewart is right, he’s been banging on about empathy for weeks now: Emotional intelligence will extricate us from Brexit hell. Once the children pick up their toys and perambulate off to their perma-huff, adults will decide the way forward. Imagine you are one of...

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Overlooked and Underappreciated? IT Security Professionals are Suffering from an Image Problem
Feb19

Overlooked and Underappreciated? IT Security Professionals are Suffering from an Image Problem

The majority of UK IT security professionals feel they’re suffering from an image problem amongst fellow workers, according to new research commissioned by Thycotic, a provider of privileged access management (PAM) solutions for more than 10,000 organisations worldwide.  Nearly two thirds of respondents (63%) feel that their security teams are either viewed as the company naysayers – specifically either ‘doom mongers’ or a...

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New Report Reveals the Best Locations for Trade Professionals
Feb18

New Report Reveals the Best Locations for Trade Professionals

Want to know the best cities for your trade? Crusader Vans latest research looks into the number of vacancies, average salary, and businesses around the UK to help you make the right decision. Best Locations for the Trade...

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Brexit concern over filling technical roles as apprentice and graduate jobs rise by nearly a third, reports Institute of Student Employers
Feb18

Brexit concern over filling technical roles as apprentice and graduate jobs rise by nearly a third, reports Institute of Student Employers

Brexit is not impacting the number of apprentice and graduate jobs available this year, but employers are concerned about filling specialist and technical roles. Institute of Student Employer’s (ISE) Pulse Survey 2019 found that some of the UK’s largest employers are increasing their apprentice and graduate vacancies by 27%this year. Respondents are offering more than 17,000 entry jobs and the majority (70%) don’t anticipate Brexit...

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Breaking barriers to physical activity key to corporate success
Feb15

Breaking barriers to physical activity key to corporate success

Giving staff a free gym membership sounds like a nice perk. In reality, it will most likely only appeal to the 20% of employees who already engage in physical activity.  The other 80% – who do little or no exercise – need more than a freebie to change their behaviour and attitude regarding physical activity.  When building a corporate health package, it is vital that employers understand what their staff want. Pietro...

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Defeat imposter syndrome advance your career
Feb15

Defeat imposter syndrome advance your career

Imposter syndrome – a form of anxiety in which the sufferer finds it hard to accept achievements and success – affects seven in 10 people at some point in their lives[i]. In the UK, it’s thought that two thirds of women have suffered from it at work in the last 12 months. It can manifest in a variety of ways – from downplaying achievements to self-doubt. It might cause employees to be introverted in team meetings or too...

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Three quarters of City women returning to work feel discriminated against
Feb14

Three quarters of City women returning to work feel discriminated against

New research* has found three quarters (75%) of female job-seekers believe taking timeout has negatively impacted their career prospects and chances of progression.The research was commissioned by The Return Hub, an executive search firm which specialises in helping senior women return to the financial services sector after a career break. Despite employers publicly taking steps to address the imbalance of women in City firms, over...

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Over a quarter of working Brits admit they are “married to their job”
Feb14

Over a quarter of working Brits admit they are “married to their job”

Recent research commissioned by Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee experience platform, ahead of Valentine’s day, has found that over a quarter of working Brits admit they are ‘married to their job’, with 45 per cent habitually working outside of their contracted hours for over an hour a day everyday, including weekends. The research, which polled 2,000 employed UK adults, has found that one in 10 Brits have seen their...

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Workplace Transformation: Richer Company Culture Demands Flexible Pay
Feb14

Workplace Transformation: Richer Company Culture Demands Flexible Pay

Financial wellbeing must factor into workplace transformation. The future of the workplace depends on it says James Herbert, CEO, Hastee Pay   Three quarters of workers would prefer their employers to invest in their wellbeing rather than endure another office party. While the idea of anything party themed is wholly unappealing so early in the new year – even if it means a free bar – this particular figure was actually released...

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