Insights to Gender Pay Gap
Oct19

Insights to Gender Pay Gap

Career coaching organisation, Careers in Depth, have created a series of articles on Women, Career & Empowerment. For this part, the focus is on unequal pay as one of the many issues affecting women at work, such as the glass ceiling, adopting a male persona and juggling family and career. Further articles can be found at www.careersindepth.com. Here we are going to explore some common reactions to unequal pay and how these can...

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Why interim teams are the future of business success
Oct19

Why interim teams are the future of business success

With House of Fraser, Debenhams and M&S being the latest victims of this progressive fast-moving business landscape, it’s only a matter of time before we see similar traditional corporates who have been operating the same way for the last century, joining this list. However, it’s not all doom and gloom, as there is still a chance for businesses to stay in the game and ahead of the disruption curve. Corporates today need to...

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Why the tech sector experiences a high talent churn and what you can do about it
Oct19

Why the tech sector experiences a high talent churn and what you can do about it

Guest Blog by Dominic Harvey It’s widely known that the tech industry suffers from a high talent churn, but is this necessarily a bad thing? After all, if talent spreads out across the industry then it will improve the capability of the UK’s tech sector as a whole – which is vital if we are to hold our own against the rest of the world.   Why is the tech sector prone to low retention rates?   One of the major reasons for a high talent...

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Six reasons why HR should be considered in top level management
Oct18

Six reasons why HR should be considered in top level management

Guest Blog By Glenn G Jones What a great opening heading; however, ask yourself this very pertinent question, why is HR having to state this in the first place and almost defend the position of “why”? Something which I have addressed in my new book. You could argue that anything after this in this article is secondary and if you are interested in my thoughts on the question please do see my book. Consider this also, there is only one...

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Handling Redundancy in the workplace
Oct18

Handling Redundancy in the workplace

Redundancy may be one of the toughest situations faced by both individuals and organisations alike. In the case of an individual losing their job due to the position no longer being necessary in an organisation, both parties involved will face several challenges.   Effects of redundancy on individuals Individuals whose roles have been made redundant often take the incident extremely personally. It can be a genuinely traumatic...

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Why creating inclusive working environments is critical to business success
Oct18

Why creating inclusive working environments is critical to business success

Guest Blog by Richard Elliot, HR Manager at ManpowerGroup   Businesses are struggling in their search to find talent, with 50% of UK employers in large businesses unable to find the skills they need. And, failure to find qualified people with the right skills is costing companies dearly – an estimated £2 billion a year – due to increasing recruitment costs and temporary staffing bills.   Recruitment efforts are being further hampered...

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Online learning bolsters chances of promotion, reveals new research
Oct17

Online learning bolsters chances of promotion, reveals new research

FutureLearn, the online social learning platform owned by The Open University, has today published new research revealing that employees’ chances of promotion and securing a new role are enhanced by taking an online course. Nearly three quarters (73%) of employers said they thought online courses were either very valuable (33%) or valuable (40%) when considering the promotion of an existing employee.   Professional development through...

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Filling Your Team with Top Talent
Oct17

Filling Your Team with Top Talent

Guest Blog from Shakira Joyner of HCHR Recruit in haste, repent at leisure As a professional business owner, you understand that filling your team with top talent is critical. However, you also know that open positions and mis-hires result in lost revenue but you don’t have the time to source and develop talent yourself. That’s where HCHR come in. In order to prevent gaps in your team, you need an HR team to act as your business...

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Communications Chaos in the Workplace as Workers Increasingly Turn to Unsanctioned Comms Platforms
Oct16

Communications Chaos in the Workplace as Workers Increasingly Turn to Unsanctioned Comms Platforms

Research from Maintel reveals extent of unauthorised comms platforms at work and highlights the dangers to businesses unless they regain control   Organisations must listen to users’ concerns around corporate-approved communications platforms or risk their employees using unsanctioned tools, according to a new report from Maintel.   In a survey of 1,000 employed adults in the UK, a substantial proportion of employees say that they...

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Apprenticeships should be available through UCAS-style application system, sixth-formers say
Oct16

Apprenticeships should be available through UCAS-style application system, sixth-formers say

A new study claims three-quarters (75%) of sixth-formers would consider an apprenticeship more seriously if degree apprenticeships were offered in their chosen career. Almost two-thirds (63%) of the 1,051 young people interviewed also say that they would be more likely to apply for an apprenticeship if a UCAS-style format was available. At present, would be apprentices must apply to individual companies.   The findings – from the...

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Dads demand more flexible working
Oct11

Dads demand more flexible working

– Surveys show the need for more flexible working for mums and dads As more and more women are staying in the workplace after having children – and often full time – parents are demanding greater flexibility, but dads are still being held back by old-fashioned policies and fears that their employer will react negatively to requests to work flexibly, according to two new Workingmums.co.uk surveys....

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A non-British name on your CV makes it twice as hard to get a job… Unless you work in Tech
Oct11

A non-British name on your CV makes it twice as hard to get a job… Unless you work in Tech

Competing to land a job in the UK is tough. But a new study from StandOut CV has discovered that it’s much tougher if you don’t have a “British sounding” name on your CV. The CV advice site took one good CV from 6 major job sectors, and created 2 separate versions of each that were almost identical – except each had one differentiating factor…. Each variation was headed with a different name. CV 1 was headed with Adam Smith CV 2 was...

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Is Social Media an Effective Recruitment Tool for SMEs?
Oct11

Is Social Media an Effective Recruitment Tool for SMEs?

According to research by The Open University Business, the total cost of the UK skills shortage is £6.3 billion a year and SMEs, which make up a large portion of businesses in the UK, shoulder the majority of the cost. Around 69% of SMEs think that large employers monopolise the best talent, and that they are unable to compete by raising salaries or spending significantly on recruitment strategies.  John Williams, Head of Marketing...

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Tell me why I DO like Mondays: 74% of Brits love them – but only after a good weekend
Oct11

Tell me why I DO like Mondays: 74% of Brits love them – but only after a good weekend

Why happiness of staff should be high on the list in National Work Life Week Office managers are being encouraged to think more about the mood of their staff in National Work Life Week (October 1-5) after a survey revealed nearly three-quarters feel better about going to work on a Monday after a good weekend – and nine in 10 perform better if they are happy. The survey was commissioned by Boundless, an experiences company with a...

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Employee motivation decline
Oct11

Employee motivation decline

News research says employee motivation levels are on the decline with 29% saying they aren’t motivated A new research report, “Living to Work”, has shown employee motivation levels are on the decline. 29% of employees surveyed said they were not motivated at work in 2017 compared to just 18% who said the same in 2016.   Reward and Recognition experts, Motivates Inc. Ltd, has commissioned its employee motivation research for the past...

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