5 tips to help employees engage with their finances and improve their financial wellbeing
Jan21

5 tips to help employees engage with their finances and improve their financial wellbeing

It’s not uncommon for individuals to face financial worries at various stages of their life – whether that is dealing with debt, concerns over retirement savings or making the monthly budget work. The impact of poor financial wellbeing can be especially devastating for employees and have a direct impact in the workplace.  WEALTH at work has prepared the following tips as the basis for a good financial wellbeing strategy. 1.)...

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More than two thirds of musculoskeletal sufferers say their job has contributed to their condition
Jan21

More than two thirds of musculoskeletal sufferers say their job has contributed to their condition

More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of musculoskeletal (MSK) sufferers say their occupation has been a contributing factor to their condition, research has revealed. According to a survey of 2,000 workers by Willis Towers Watson, a similar number (64 per cent) claim their condition has been exacerbated by their job, while a third (33 per cent) said their employer was aware of their condition, but had failed to provide adequate support....

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Stressed and undressed- Gen Z wear their work attire worries on their sleeves
Jan21

Stressed and undressed- Gen Z wear their work attire worries on their sleeves

New research from Milkround, the UK’s leading graduate job board, reveals that almost two thirds (65%) of Generation Z (18-22 years old) feel judged based on their appearance at work, and more than a third (36%) actively worry about being ridiculed for their clothes. This concern has not gone unfounded given that 15% have received negative comments from supposed “work friends”. Gen Z are the generation most anxious...

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Number of sexual misconduct reports received by SRA more than doubles in five years
Jan21

Number of sexual misconduct reports received by SRA more than doubles in five years

The number of sexual misconduct reports received by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has more than doubled over the last five years to 63* in 2018/19, up from 25 in 2014/15, says GQ|Littler, the London office of the largest global employment law firm for employers. Reports have increased 16% over the last year alone, up from 54 in 2017/18 (see graph). Lawyers must report incidences of sexual misconduct to the SRA and a...

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What to consider when choosing your garden office
Jan21

What to consider when choosing your garden office

Having a garden office can provide many benefits in comparison to a home office or even renting an office or studio elsewhere. Once you have made the decision to invest in your own garden office it can often be difficult to know exactly where to start with design and style. As there are a wide range of factors to consider, such as the amount of available space and the actual installation itself, you will want to make sure that you...

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Brick and Mortar Businesses and Their Expenses
Jan20

Brick and Mortar Businesses and Their Expenses

Even in this day and age, there are plenty of sound reasons to go for an old-school brick-and-mortar business, instead of an online e-commerce one. Heck, even online shipping giants like Amazon are opening actual retail stores throughout the country; they realize that the potential for increased market penetration and customer appeal is just too good to pass on. On the other hand, an online store has much lower overhead than an...

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Long Working Hours May Lead to Hair Loss
Jan20

Long Working Hours May Lead to Hair Loss

While being dedicated to your job is great, saying that long working hours only bring good things would be misinformation. And sure, there have been both studies and common knowledge pointing toward a connection between immunity losses and long working hours. But recent studies have also shown that long working hours may also lead to hair loss – learn all about it below! New Research Indeed, studies have showcased ways in which...

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Is ‘Blue Monday’ the prompt employers need to tackle mental health issues at work?
Jan20

Is ‘Blue Monday’ the prompt employers need to tackle mental health issues at work?

Monday 20th January 2020 or ‘Blue Monday is being billed as the most depressing day of the year – with the miserable weather, debt and post Christmas blues all considered to be major contributing factors. While Mental health charity, Mind is dismissive of Blue Monday , absence management expert, Adrian Lewis, director at Activ Absence believes the day could serve as a positive reminder for employers to think about reducing employee...

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A closer look at recruitment in the catering industry
Jan20

A closer look at recruitment in the catering industry

Statistics show that one third of people who work in the catering industry do it because they’re passionate about food. But, what makes this industry an attractive one to work in and what is recruitment currently like in the sector? We’ve teamed up with the Seaton Lane Inn, a modern country pub in Seaham, to find out more: Why is catering an attractive sector to work in? For many, catering is an ideal sector to find a job in. It can...

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More than half of university students consider quitting due to poor mental health
Jan20

More than half of university students consider quitting due to poor mental health

Over a third of UK students (37%) are experiencing their state of mental wellbeing changing for the worse since starting higher education, according to a new report published today, by specialist recruiter Randstad. The 2020 ‘a degree of uncertainty: student wellbeing in higher education.’ report, based on a survey of over 1,800 students about their current state of mental wellbeing, suggests that the state of mental health in higher...

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If your mission’s critical,  make it concrete
Jan20

If your mission’s critical, make it concrete

What can a Welsh town teach you about rallying people behind your mission? I recently visited a small town in Wales. It’s got a couple of pubs, a butcher’s and a handful of shops and houses. It might not sound like much, but every year thousands of people flock there from across the globe. That town is Hay-on-Wye, home of the annual literary festival. It hasn’t always been so popular (the festival’s been going since 1988). When I was...

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Self-awareness can help with your financial resolution for 2020
Jan17

Self-awareness can help with your financial resolution for 2020

The Myers-Briggs Company urges people to incorporate self-awareness when making their New Year’s resolutions  Saving money is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions among Britons, with 31% of people stating that they have resolved to save more money, according to research from YouGov. The study also revealed that three-quarters (75%) of people failed to meet some or all...

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Nearly half of UK adults fear for their job in 2020. Here’s why…
Jan17

Nearly half of UK adults fear for their job in 2020. Here’s why…

More than four in ten (46%) employed UK adults fear their job is at risk in 2020 and over half (55%) are considering a new job role this year, new data from leading job search engine Adzuna reveals1.  The research, conducted by Adzuna to launch its new Career Coaching service, looks into the UK’s attitudes towards their job capabilities and security in their current role, as well as the stages of the job search people are most...

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Brits reach job satisfaction at 45, after four major knock backs and eight different jobs
Jan17

Brits reach job satisfaction at 45, after four major knock backs and eight different jobs

Don’t panic if you’ve started 2020 feeling like you’re in the wrong role – a new study reveals Brits won’t be truly satisfied with their job or career until they reach middle age, with 45 the average age UK workers are finally happy with their lot. The study of 1,500 employees, commissioned by global job site Indeed, also found the average Brit has eight different jobs before landing the role they are happy in, and experiences...

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Are you guilty of eating ‘al desko’ at work? Why more Brits are struggling to take their lunch break
Jan17

Are you guilty of eating ‘al desko’ at work? Why more Brits are struggling to take their lunch break

New research reveals the lunchtime habits of UK workers and why many of us are choosing to eat ‘al desko’. Despite nearly three quarters of employees agreeing that taking a full lunchbreak is good for their mental health (74%), diet (65%) and personal wellbeing (75%), still almost a third (29%) of Brits only manage to get away from their desk to take a full break two-three times a week.  The survey conducted by Flexioffices with...

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