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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Office workers drifting off six minutes into presentation
Jan17

Office workers drifting off six minutes into presentation

As human attention span gets shorter with advent of smartphones, it’s easy to disengage – unless you do it right! UK officer workers have admitted it takes them less than six minutes to drift off during a PowerPoint presentation and some 58% claimed to have almost fallen asleep during one in the last year. The new One Poll research of 2,000 office workers commissioned by presentations experts, Future Present, revealed that 22% are...

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How HR technology can help businesses attract and retain top talent in 2020
Jan16

How HR technology can help businesses attract and retain top talent in 2020

Views from Adrian Lewis, Director of Activ People HR The UK is nowhere near where it should be in terms of using workplace technology and 2020 will see more British businesses move to a more digital environment, says Adrian Lewis, Director of Activ People HR, a provider of cloud based HR software. Adrian says, “As more Millennial and Generation Z employees enter the workforce they expect and demand to have technology at their...

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Childcare is more expensive than a University Degree
Jan16

Childcare is more expensive than a University Degree

The Government has released its Childcare and Early Years Survey of Parents 2019, reporting a rise in the number of families that found it “difficult” or “very difficult” to meet their childcare costs. In conjunction with this survey, new research led by childcare platform, Yoopies UK , reveals that the UK ranks in thetop three most expensive countries for childcare in Europe, surpassing the price of UK University tuition fees....

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UK workforce struggles as cross-country meetings affects mental and physical health
Jan16

UK workforce struggles as cross-country meetings affects mental and physical health

New research from Capita Travel and Events has revealed that a third of people in the UK have felt ill or suffered from a lack of sleep as a result of travelling for work. The news comes from a survey carried out by Capita Travel and Events in support of its Unnoticed Impact of Business Travel report, which explores how the UK workforce feels about the culture of business travel, and if the practice of travelling 100+ miles frequently...

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Eight out of 10 UK SMEs struggling to acquire capital needed for growth
Jan16

Eight out of 10 UK SMEs struggling to acquire capital needed for growth

A staggering number of UK SMEs – 8 out of 10 – are struggling to acquire the capital needed to scale, pointing to trouble ahead for business as Brexit looms. New research, commissioned by conference call provider PowWowNow, has revealed the attitudes and barriers to growth for SME business leaders across Europe. Just under three quarters (73%) of UK SMEs are seeking funding for growth, but for a third (32.5%), the biggest barrier to...

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More than 1 in 5 working Brits plan to become their own boss in 2020
Jan16

More than 1 in 5 working Brits plan to become their own boss in 2020

New research from FreeAgent, conducted on 2000 employed people in the UK, today reveals that over 1 in 5 Brits (21.6%) plan to start a business and become their own boss in 2020.  Additionally, 15.7% of working Brits intend to set up their own business in the next few years, and over a quarter (25.6%) revealed that they want to start their own business at some point, but do not yet have any concrete plans to do so.  Almost 6 in...

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How can employee debt affect you?
Jan16

How can employee debt affect you?

Despite most people getting into debt at some point in their lives, the issue is generally treated as a taboo topic. The reasons for this are unclear. Perhaps it’s the British attitude of ‘not wanting to cause a fuss’ or maybe those in debt feel ashamed or embarrassed by their situation. There is definitely a difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ debt. The former allows us to move on with our lives; mortgages are often necessary for us...

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Over 1 in 3 employers not supporting EU workers with Settled Status applications
Jan16

Over 1 in 3 employers not supporting EU workers with Settled Status applications

New research from Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing suggests that many employers need to provide more support to workers based both in the UK and EU After many turbulent political months, it appears that the decisive General Election result in December finally signals the departure of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) in just three weeks’ time.  This end to uncertainty has largely been welcomed by...

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Blue Monday – Good Mental Health at Work
Jan16

Blue Monday – Good Mental Health at Work

Blue Monday is supposedly the saddest day of the year. It is the third Monday of January that’s been awarded the title due to a combination of cold dark evenings, the dread of returning to work after the festive period and the unwelcome arrival of unpaid credit card bills. According to the mental health charity Mind, one in six workers is experiencing common mental health problems, including anxiety and depression, at any one time....

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Half of UK workers plan to ask for a pay rise in next 12 months
Jan16

Half of UK workers plan to ask for a pay rise in next 12 months

Half (49%) of UK workers intend to ask their boss for a pay rise in the next 12 months, according to new research from recruitment specialist Robert Half UK1. Record employment levels2 in 2019 have continued to support the emerging buyer’s market for professionals with in-demand skillsets, placing upward pressure on salaries, with highly skilled employees becoming increasingly impatient for a pay rise. The average UK worker intends to...

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How to help your children decide on a career
Jan15

How to help your children decide on a career

As your kids are approaching the end of their education and it’s getting close to when they need to start thinking about what’s going to happen next, it gets to be a pretty scary time for most parents. And as much as they might try to hide it, it’s a scary time for the kids too. Because very soon they’re not going to be kids anymore, and while that does mean freedom and independence, it also kind of means that they’re out on their...

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