Hospitality Industry Accounts for 86% of Workplace Harassment Reports
May23

Hospitality Industry Accounts for 86% of Workplace Harassment Reports

Leading ethics and compliance software and services company NAVEX Global® have released a report finding the highest employee reporting rate for HR, Diversity and Workplace Respect infractions lies in the food and drink industry, with 86 percent of all reports coming from this sector, according to the 2019 report. Overall, the report found an eighteen percent increase in harassment complaints made by employees since the #MeToo...

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36% of Home workers are scared to ask employer for help with their posture
May23

36% of Home workers are scared to ask employer for help with their posture

A new study of over 2400 home workers reveals the shocking state of workstation posture and the reasons why: 23% of home workers admit to mostly working from their kitchen table 51% of home workers acknowledge their workspace is not setup for correct posture 52% of employers have not conducted basic HSE & DSE checks for home worker staff 68% of home worker staff incorrectly assume it’s their responsibility to provide suitable DSE...

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How to Retain Talent During Business Relocation
May23

How to Retain Talent During Business Relocation

Better amenities, talent pools, tax breaks, affordable real estate and increased odds of success are just a few of the reasons businesses choose to relocate. A new address has the potential to improve profitability, provide access to new markets, increase employee happiness and even lower the overall costs of doing business. With Brexit uncertainty in the UK, a survey by Instant Offices had found 28% of businesses are gearing up for...

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GDPR leads to a rise in employee confidence in data security
May23

GDPR leads to a rise in employee confidence in data security

May 25th marks one year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force and findings from ADP shows that the regulation has had a positive impact on employee confidence around data security. More than half of respondents (53%) say that they feel confident that their data is stored responsibly and securely by their employer, a rise of six percentage points since 2018. In May 2018, GDPR was implemented to enhance...

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Parents could be damaging their child’s development by not playing with them
May23

Parents could be damaging their child’s development by not playing with them

Modern parents could be damaging their children’s development, by not playing with them enough, according to new research. A nationwide study of British parents has found as many as 87 percent of mums and dads worry that they do not play or engage enough with their children. Asked why they struggle to have one-on-one time with their kids, a third (33 percent) said they are too tired after a long day at work, while 31 percent...

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Tips from the top – the advice British business leaders would give their younger self
May23

Tips from the top – the advice British business leaders would give their younger self

The study* of senior managers, managing directors and CEOs, carried out by the UK’s number one hiring app, JOB TODAY, reveals self-confidence (29%), problem-solving (23%) and time management (21%) are among the key traits to master early in your career, with a number of senior stakeholders suggesting that grasping office politics is what could benefit young professionals the most. “Commitment to continuous learning” and “Confidence”...

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Why office space should be part of the employee wellbeing strategy
May23

Why office space should be part of the employee wellbeing strategy

Guest blog by Tushar Agarwal, CEO and co-founder of Hubble Keeping employee morale high is key to boosting productivity.  Establishing measures that will keep employees happy, such as providing stimulating training and offering customised rewards, all contribute to growing a loyal and motivated workforce. But, in this competitive market, employers need to go one step further to create an inspiring work environment, and are...

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Creating a Sustainable Workplace through Mental Health Mindfulness
May22

Creating a Sustainable Workplace through Mental Health Mindfulness

Guest blog by Jodie Hill – Mental Health Campaigner and Solicitor, Thrive Law As busy professionals, we’re expected to have all the facts at our fingertips. Statistics, recent decisions, up to date information, informed opinion, not to mention a myriad of details about office administration and the like. And this all means one thing – our minds are overloaded with information, stressed to the maximum with data,...

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Sleepless in the UK: wake up to sleep problems in your workforce
May22

Sleepless in the UK: wake up to sleep problems in your workforce

by Ben, the automotive industry charity www.ben.org.uk. Are your employees getting enough sleep? The answer is: probably not. According to a recent study, Britons get just over six hours sleep per night – as opposed to the recommended eight hours per night. In fact, nearly a third of people in the UK have sleep problems – which equates to as many as 16 million adults. Alarmingly, over four times as many people who have...

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Bank of Mum and Dad trend shifts to Bank of Son or Daughter
May22

Bank of Mum and Dad trend shifts to Bank of Son or Daughter

News: ‘Bank of Mum & Dad’ shifts to ‘Bank of Son or Daughter’ for many millennials Contrary to views that young people often rely on the ‘bank of mum and dad’, a new survey shows that 33.2% of 18-35 year old employees receive no financial support from their parents or family. In fact, 26.6% of young people expect to have to provide financial support to their parents later in life, swapping roles to ‘bank of...

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AI and Automation: It’s time for HR to adapt and adopt
May22

AI and Automation: It’s time for HR to adapt and adopt

Guest blog by Peter Van Ostaeyen, Blockchain and IoT Consultant at SD Worx Do you really imagine yourself sitting next to a robot at your desk? No. Neither do I. And when it comes to AI and automation entering the workplace, this is not the future we’re talking about. Workforce automation is here, and it’s not going to be a passing fad. No one yet knows the full impact it will have on the workplace, but it’s clear that the very...

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Is Extended Holiday The Answer To Improved Employee Wellbeing?
May22

Is Extended Holiday The Answer To Improved Employee Wellbeing?

Employee wellbeing is “hot topic” right now, especially since Mental Health Awareness Week took place this month. Everyone is talking about how companies can do more to support staff and help them feel more fulfilled.Much of it comes down to improving employee’s work-life balance. What’s more,companies that have happier employees receive various benefits too: · Happy employees are 31% more productive· Happy employees take on average...

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Workers’ dos and don’ts for bosses introducing gamified rewards revealed
May21

Workers’ dos and don’ts for bosses introducing gamified rewards revealed

A series of dos and don’ts for bosses introducing the increasingly popular gamified rewards systems have been released. A survey of 1,000 UK workers, carried out by workplace incentives and rewards provider, One4all Rewards, and published in The Gamification Report polled workers on their preferences for gamified bonus systems – which encourage achievement and good behaviour by awarding small rewards for desired actions. It found that...

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Women make up only a quarter of executive boards at top accountancy practices
May21

Women make up only a quarter of executive boards at top accountancy practices

An online employee referral recruitment platform has analysed the data from the top 25 accountancy firms in the UK and found that women make up just a quarter of the executive boards, however statistics show that in 2014 women made up 44% of full-time accountants in the UK. The analysis also found that, out of the 10 most common names on the executive boards, the first female name, Sarah, only comes in 10th and none of the boards have...

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British businesses could save £61 billion per year by prioritising health and wellbeing
May21

British businesses could save £61 billion per year by prioritising health and wellbeing

Today, Vitality is calling on business leaders to help their employees engage with health and wellbeing initiatives available to them at work. This comes after new research revealed that three-quarters of ill-health related absence and presenteeism in 2018, equating to £61bn, came from factors such as depression, poor lifestyle choices, and stress, all of which are can be targeted by businesses through health and wellbeing...

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