‘Always on’ work cultures putting British employees at risk
Oct11

‘Always on’ work cultures putting British employees at risk

British employees are adopting unhealthy ways of working that are having a profound impact on their personal lives, according to new research from Microsoft UK. Asking the views of more than 2,000 British workers, the study found that 30 per cent of Brits regularly sacrifice their personal lives for work, 56 per cent have answered work-related calls out of office and 8 in 10 (80%) have struggled to focus at home due to pressure from...

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Workthere reveals five top tips to keep coworkers happy
Oct11

Workthere reveals five top tips to keep coworkers happy

Research* from flexible office specialist, Workthere reveals five top tips to keep employees happy at work. Workthere’s What Co-workers Want report* found that 59%of coworkers in the UK say they are happy with their current workplace, but what can providers do to improve happiness within their offices? Workthere asked 1,874 European office workers about 48 different office features in order to determine how satisfied they are with...

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The Ultimate Casino HR Behind the Scenes
Oct11

The Ultimate Casino HR Behind the Scenes

The world today, especially when it comes to employment, is slowly shifting from the conventional and is embracing the more exciting. People are now more inclined to look for pleasure and work-satisfaction rather than just earn money. This is encouraging people to explore more exciting niches and non-conventional jobs. Currently, the gaming industry is thriving online and offline. Thanks to online gaming websites like Red Spins casino...

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Maintaining professionalism in the workplace after having children
Oct11

Maintaining professionalism in the workplace after having children

After experiencing the life-changing and wonderful process of having children, going back to work can be quite a daunting and difficult time. It may be challenging for you to go back to your pre-baby routine, and knowing you have a child waiting for you to come home to adds a completely new dynamic. The knowledge that your little one depends on you, along with the lack of time that parents have to themselves, can result in a reduction...

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Bereaved employees being let down at work
Oct11

Bereaved employees being let down at work

Grieving employees are not being supported at work, both immediately following a death and in the weeks beforehand, according to a study involving 2,000 recently bereaved UK employees released today. The research was carried out by family owned funeral directors CPJ Field. Only 43% of bereaved people surveyed say their employer has a bereavement policy, so most either haven’t defined the support they can offer, or haven’t made staff...

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On World Mental Health Day employers urged to consider the financial wellbeing of employees
Oct10

On World Mental Health Day employers urged to consider the financial wellbeing of employees

To mark World Mental Health Day[i] on 10th October, an awareness day organised by the World Health Organization (WHO), Punter Southall Aspire highlights that focusing on the financial wellbeing of employees is a key part of any effective employee health and wellbeing strategy. The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day is suicide prevention. According to the charity Mental Health UK[ii], one in six people who have had money...

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Understanding the root causes of absenteeism can help employers tackle mental health in the workplace
Oct10

Understanding the root causes of absenteeism can help employers tackle mental health in the workplace

In the run up to World Mental Health Day[i] on 10th October, Adrian Lewis, Director, at Activ Absence says there is a lot employers can do to help break the taboo of mental health, including having systems in place so they can uncover the reasons behind employee absence. A recent survey[ii] conducted by Censuswide and Slater and Gordon found that in 2019 workers took on average 3.75 days off for mental health reasons including stress,...

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Unproductive Brits ‘waste’ the equivalent of 30 WORKING DAYS a year on their office email
Oct10

Unproductive Brits ‘waste’ the equivalent of 30 WORKING DAYS a year on their office email

A study of 2,000 office workers found they typically spend around two hours each day browsing their inbox. However, around half of this time is wasted by accidentally re-reading messages, needlessly checking for updates and sending emails to colleagues when it is easier to speak to them face-to-face. As a result, around five hours per week – or a staggering 230 hours a year – of productivity is lost. SoftwareONE conducted...

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British SMEs missing out on £35,000 of extra revenue each month
Oct10

British SMEs missing out on £35,000 of extra revenue each month

With SMEs being the backbone of the British economy, research by Wix, the cloud-based website development platform, revealed that small businesses in the UK, could be missing out on £35,000 of extra revenue each month, due to a lack of efficiency online. The study by Wix, which looked at the productivity, efficiency and general sentiment of UK SMEs in 2019, revealed that 40%[1] of British businesses still have no online presence and...

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29 million employees have been into work while ill, almost three times the number who have pulled a ‘sickie’
Oct10

29 million employees have been into work while ill, almost three times the number who have pulled a ‘sickie’

Nine in ten (89%) workers – the equivalent to 29 million employees1 – have gone into work when they were unwell, according to new research from Canada Life Group Insurance.2 This is almost three times the number of people who admitted to ‘pulling a sickie’ (31%). For the past five years, Canada Life Group Insurance has been tracking presenteeism levels in the UK. This trend shows little sign of abating, with no improvement in the...

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Over two-thirds of young people criticise the digital industry’s diversity
Oct10

Over two-thirds of young people criticise the digital industry’s diversity

70 per cent of young people believe that the digital sector is run entirely by those that are of white, British ethnicity, according to a nationwide OnePoll survey commissioned by the Institute of Coding – the government-funded national consortium of educators and employers dedicated to solving the digital skills crisis. The nationwide poll of 1,000 16-18 year olds also found that more than half want more diversity (56 per cent). At...

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A third of British toddlers tried a chip before they tried a carrot
Oct10

A third of British toddlers tried a chip before they tried a carrot

A nationwide survey of parents of under-fives has revealed the extent to which many are losing the battle to feed their children veg, with seven in ten admitting their kids do not get enough greens in their diet. In fact, according to the mums and dads surveyed, as many as 36 percent of modern children tried a chip before they tried a carrot, while almost one in five (18 percent) ate a burger before they had even tasted broccoli. And...

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Europe lags behind in employee satisfaction with learning and development
Oct10

Europe lags behind in employee satisfaction with learning and development

Degreed and Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning surveyed 772 employees, managers and business leaders from all over the globe to gain insight on the current state of workforce learning and development. The resulting data highlights workforce learning habits, obstacles limiting their growth, and what support they need from employers. This new research shows that the businesses making a positive learning...

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How Can More or Less Sleep Affect Your Work Productivity?
Oct10

How Can More or Less Sleep Affect Your Work Productivity?

There’s no magic pill for productivity and a clear mind, but there’s something else that can work miracles — it’s sleep. The modern working culture, though, is very demanding and often requires you to stay online 24/7 which can be very detrimental to your sleep quality. So, instead of being jealous of those who give up on sleep for work — even though some individuals can indeed sleep 5 hours or less and still feel great — you should...

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The challenge for homepreneurs to hire, retain and engage a team
Oct09

The challenge for homepreneurs to hire, retain and engage a team

The rise of the homepreneur Almost half of Brits aspire to run their own business from home and with one in ten Brits already doing so (full or part time), Wren Kitchens have conducted a study into the current homepreneur landscape. With many workers starting side hustles and growing these into full time businesses from the comfort of their kitchen tables, the survey of 1,000 UK adults has found that though there are plenty of perks...

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