A guide to quick and convenient office relocation
Nov18

A guide to quick and convenient office relocation

By Mike Ryan, Chief Executive, PACK & SENDCompanies relocate for many reasons. Overheads, employee satisfaction, access to a new talent pool and physical space all play a role in businesses moving their operations. However, any office move risks disrupting employee harmony and day-to-day business if not properly planned. In this article, Mike Ryan looks at best practice for office relocation and explains the benefits on offer for...

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How to Write Great Interview Feedback
Nov18

How to Write Great Interview Feedback

An interview tends to be hard for the individual being interviewed, but it is also hard for the employee conducting the interview. There are many things that they have to check off on their list as the interview proceeds, and there are many aspects of their speech and body language that they have to keep neutral in order to avoid giving the interviewee any false signals that they’re doing well or that they’re doing badly. In the same...

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Job stress the top reason for sleepless nights
Nov18

Job stress the top reason for sleepless nights

International health benefits provider, Aetna International, recently surveyed 4,000 office workers and 1,000 HR Directors across the globe to find out their thoughts on the current state of health care and wellness provisions in the workplace. As part of the Business of Health 2020 report, employees were asked about their sleeping habits and what causes them to lose sleep at night. The survey revealed that: More than half (56%) of...

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These 4 Workplace Halloween Party Errors Really Give HR a Scare
Nov18

These 4 Workplace Halloween Party Errors Really Give HR a Scare

From celebrating a party with friends to greeting online, gambling in a land-based casino to playing internet roulette games, progress and innovation have changed the world in the past 20 years. The way we celebrate Halloween is no exception to this change. The celebration of Halloween is observed on 31 October and it one of the best holidays of the year. People dress up like creatures, monsters or beloved characters and celebrate in...

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Should employees have the ‘right to disconnect’ outside of work hours?
Nov15

Should employees have the ‘right to disconnect’ outside of work hours?

According to recent research, banning employees from accessing their work emails out-of-hours could do more harm than good. The research was conducted by the University of Sussex in response to a growing movement against the use of out-of-hours emails, on the basis that a lack of “down time” arguably makes employees less productive while at work and exacerbates anxiety or other stress-induced health conditions. The French have set an...

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Two in five Brits will never add work colleagues on social media
Nov15

Two in five Brits will never add work colleagues on social media

Two in five (40%) British workers will never add colleagues on social media, according to new research by Ebuyer. The study, conducted by the independent tech retailer, surveyed 1,000 Brits about their social media etiquette at work, including how long they would wait before adding a new co-worker on social media. Of the five main social media platforms, Brits were the most reluctant to add colleagues on Snapchat, with over half (51%)...

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Why mental fitness makes for strong teams and successful businesses
Nov15

Why mental fitness makes for strong teams and successful businesses

In any business, regardless of industry, you need to get the best out of your people. You want to harness their energy and hunger, individually and collectively, to succeed. But the world of business is ruthless and during tougher economic times, it’s easy to see why companies can start to slip in to treating people unsympathetically or working them to the bone in an attempt to squeeze out their last few drips of productivity. But we...

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63% of UK employees value kindness as a leadership trait
Nov15

63% of UK employees value kindness as a leadership trait

Recent research commissioned by Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee experience platform, ahead of World Kindness Day, has found that 63% of UK employees value kindness as a leadership trait. Introduced in 1998 and taking place on November 13th each year, World Kindness Day is a day for the celebration of kindness in society and day to day life. Individual acts of kindness are encouraged on this day, annually. The research,...

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New study reveals that 80% of British employees go to work when they’re sick
Nov15

New study reveals that 80% of British employees go to work when they’re sick

A new study conducted by Love Energy Savings has found that more than 80% of British employees still continue to work when they are ill. Love Energy Savings investigated which groups were most likely to continue to work when ill and discovered some shocking results, with less than one-fifth of British workers (17%) admitting to taking sick days when they’re ill.  And there is a widening margin when it comes to age groups. Young...

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It’s lonely at the top: One in four senior leaders admit to feeling isolated at work
Nov14

It’s lonely at the top: One in four senior leaders admit to feeling isolated at work

While one in five (20.7%) Brits believe that managing a team is a sign of success in the workplace, new research from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, reveals that it comes at a price. In fact, one in four (27.2%) senior leaders admit to feeling lonely in the workplace, with a further 40.8% claiming that people’s attitudes towards them changed after they moved into the...

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UK businesses could lose up to £195 Million a day as half of Brits look to change jobs in the next year
Nov14

UK businesses could lose up to £195 Million a day as half of Brits look to change jobs in the next year

New research released today by leading UK job board Totaljobs and global employer brand specialists Universum, has revealed the cost to UK businesses as job-hopping Brits hunt for new work. With more than half of us (54%) looking to change jobs in the next 12 months, employees are spending an average of 1 hour 24 minutes a day being unproductive – costing up to £195 million each day to the UK economy in wages. The research also found...

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What college degree to choose to work in HR
Nov14

What college degree to choose to work in HR

Every job position has a specific set of requirements because roles vary from position to position. As a Human Resource (HR) manager, you’ll be responsible for overlooking the administrative functions of an organization. You don’t necessarily need a degree to be an HR manager, but getting one gives you a competitive edge. Seeing as the job market is so saturated, you need an educational background to secure a position in...

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Why Is Having An Online Degree Becoming A Trend?
Nov14

Why Is Having An Online Degree Becoming A Trend?

The field of education has gained a lot of technological advancements over the years. New tools and software have facilitated the quest for knowledge through the digital classroom. Professors and students no longer need to be in the same location to exchange insights. Everything can now be done remotely. Because of this, online degrees have become prevalent. More and more people are seeing the advantages that they bring to both the...

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How to create a security culture in your workplace
Nov14

How to create a security culture in your workplace

As the fear of crime is growing, organisations need to put strategies in place to protect their workplaces from cyber-crime, terrorism and threats to personal safety. Darren Hyde is the Managing Director of VIP Security Services; here he discusses how companies can engage their staff to create a security culture in the workplace. When most people think of security in the workplace, they mainly consider online fraud and a security...

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The Benefits of Failing in Business
Nov13

The Benefits of Failing in Business

Failure is an unfortunate, but generally inevitable part of business and can be incredibly difficult to move on from, especially when a lot of time, money and effort has been exhausted. However, the failure of one project can be a small hurdle on the way to a successful company. Innovation funding specialists MPA Group have delved into the history of four successful UK entrepreneurs, inventors and brands, looking at the...

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