Tips for Making Your Business as Efficient as Possible
Jan21

Tips for Making Your Business as Efficient as Possible

As much as people on the outside might look at businesses and decide that those running them have it made in every single way, the actual reality of it can depict something that more closely resembles an uphill struggle. This is especially true in the early days of business, where the amount of money you’re spending to make something stick is much more noticeable than what you’re bringing in. While the name of the game in business...

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The Top Industries Where Workers Have the Most Job Security
Jan21

The Top Industries Where Workers Have the Most Job Security

Throughout 2020 and 2021, many different job markets took a massive financial hit, and as such, many businesses were forced to close, and many people lost their jobs. As a result of this, many people have been left looking for new roles and questioning what some of the most secure job markets out there are. The fact is that this can change depending on different markets, but there are some industries where job security is usually a...

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New year, new games
Jan21

New year, new games

You might have brought in the new year with a bang, but did you know that you can keep the excitement rolling with Paddy Power online casino, for example. Help yourself to a variety of different games, from Roulette and Baccarat to Slots. Speaking of Slots, there are new and exclusive games added to online casinos regularly, meaning you’re kept on your toes by thrilling themes and fantastic new features. So, if your new years’...

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Hybrid work is here to stay according to UK workers; and businesses must be flexible to retain talent
Jan21

Hybrid work is here to stay according to UK workers; and businesses must be flexible to retain talent

Envoy, the workplace platform that helps modern workplaces manage hybrid work, today released the results from its latest UK Return to the Workplace Report, examining employee attitudes to work this year and the trends that will shape employee retention and a return to the office.   The findings reveal that hybrid (a mix of working in the office and at home) will continue to be the preferred way to work for the majority (57%) of the...

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Employers are failing staff on helping reduce home energy costs
Jan21

Employers are failing staff on helping reduce home energy costs

Following yesterday’s government announcement to relax working from home guidance, millions of workers will be today discussing with their employer when they might return to the office. But will they be discussing the impact of all this working from home on their rising energy bills? Probably not.  New research reveals businesses are not providing enough support or advice to employees on how to reduce energy costs. Neither are...

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The new normal of a four-day working week: How does it actually work?
Jan21

The new normal of a four-day working week: How does it actually work?

The pandemic has changed the work structure and expectations for many businesses with many people now working from home; this has come with a mass of challenges and opportunities as this new way of working is reviewed and evaluated to create ‘new normals’. As the lines between work and home are blur even more, people often work longer hours and are available for work outside office hours. This, paired with long term stress and...

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Government urged ‘not to lose momentum’ and tackle sexual harassment at work
Jan21

Government urged ‘not to lose momentum’ and tackle sexual harassment at work

Six months on since the Government published its response to its ‘Sexual Harassment in the Workplace’ consultation, a leading employment lawyer is calling on it to not lose momentum or assume the problem has gone away during the pandemic. The UK Government’s long-awaited response to its 2018 consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace was published exactly six months ago on 21 July 2021. The consultation was launched in this...

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Remote managers killing culture
Jan21

Remote managers killing culture

60% of professionals report feeling ‘disengaged’ due to lack of face time with leaders Remote managers killing culture – 60% of professionals report feeling ‘disengaged’ due to lack of face time with leaders 2 in 3 professionals have reported that they are ‘highly likely’ to leave their job this year due to a lack of face time with leaders within their organisation. Following the announcement yesterday from Government that...

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Revealed: the UK’s Top Employers 2022
Jan21

Revealed: the UK’s Top Employers 2022

Top Employers Institute today announces its Certified Top Employers for 2022 which includes 84 UK organisations. Eleven organisations from the UK are certified for the first time, including McLaren Racing, pladis UK (the world’s second largest manufacturer of biscuits, including McVitie’s) and the supermarket chain Lidl Great Britain Limited. Other first-time Certified Top Employers this year include; Ageas UK (insurance), Catalent...

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The most embarrassing mistakes job seekers make
Jan21

The most embarrassing mistakes job seekers make

Data has revealed that over a third (35%) of jobseekers make embarrassing mistakes when applying for a new role, including forgetting who they are interviewing with and sending the wrong CV, with men worse than women. That’s according to a survey conducted by job application tracking platform, RoleCatcher. In the study of UK job seekers, individuals cited their most common recruitment failures, with 13% managing to make it through the...

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HR Dilemma of the Day: Can I force my staff to work if they are showing Covid symptoms?
Jan21

HR Dilemma of the Day: Can I force my staff to work if they are showing Covid symptoms?

Almost 1 million Brits are self-isolating right now, leaving a lot of businesses short-staffed and struggling to keep up with their workload. Whether testing positive for Covid or being identified as a close contact in the case of someone who is unvaccinated, current self-isolation rules mean at least five full days of staying at home. The Government recognises the issues for businesses across the country right now and so has reduced...

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Reducing pay for unvaccinated staff
Jan21

Reducing pay for unvaccinated staff

MORRISONS has become the latest company to cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff who must self-isolate because of Covid exposure. According to reports, the supermarket’s decision came after Next, Ocado and Ikea announced they were making similar moves to cope with rising staff absences. This means unvaccinated workers who are required to isolate could now receive as little as £96.35 a week, the Statutory Sick Pay minimum, unless there...

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Covid-19’s Effect On Land-Based Hospitality
Jan21

Covid-19’s Effect On Land-Based Hospitality

Covid-19 and the mitigation used to curb its spread have had wide-ranging effects on the land-based hospitality industry, both with the direct closure of businesses within the sector and with the various lockdowns that affected the population in general. On the 20th of March 2020 last orders were called at pubs nationwide, the last roulette wheels in casinos span that evening and the last films shown in cinemas across the country...

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Half of workers would quit to move to an employer that provided burnout support
Jan20

Half of workers would quit to move to an employer that provided burnout support

More than half of UK based employees would leave their jobs in favour of organisations that can offer better support for stress and burnout. A new report, Performance Management 2022, launched today by Clear Review – an Advanced company – also reveals that nearly half of workers don’t feel their managers take any steps to help them avoid the problem of burnout – a problem which impacts over 800,000 British workers with...

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Jobs most likely to cause work-related pain
Jan20

Jobs most likely to cause work-related pain

A new study has found that a surprisingly high number of Brits are suffering from frequent pain or injuries while at work. The research, conducted by hot tub and hydrotherapy specialists, Jacuzzi, revealed that almost a third (32%) of Brits experience work related pain every week, with lower back pain topping the list as the most common work-related affliction and 43% of people claimed their work environment caused them to suffer back...

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