Mistakes employers make with Gen Z and how to avoid them
Sep18

Mistakes employers make with Gen Z and how to avoid them

Generation Z are the cohort employers have least experience of, and so are at most risk of becoming disengaged in the workplace, according to Towergate Health & Protection. In 2018, on average 48% of employees left a role because it wasn’t what they thought it would be, this figure is even higher for Gen Z workers with three-quarters (73%) quitting as a role did not meet their expectation*: a clear warning for businesses that Gen...

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Rugby World Cup 2019: a survival guide for employers
Sep18

Rugby World Cup 2019: a survival guide for employers

Guest blog by Owen John, Partner at Darwin Gray On Friday 20 September, the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan. Whilst it will be an exciting six weeks for rugby fans, it is important that employers are aware of the work-related issues which could arise during the tournament, which runs from 20 September until 2 November. For example, whilst some employees may have genuine reasons for being absent from work, in other cases it may be a...

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4 Ways to Drive Your Sales Using Collectible Badges
Sep18

4 Ways to Drive Your Sales Using Collectible Badges

Collectible badges are cherished by many people because they have significance in their lives. It could be a memory of a store you visited in a foreign country or a special souvenir collected from somewhere. They can be collected and displayed in homes, offices or any other places where you want people to see and appreciate them. Many entrepreneurs and institutions have already realised how valued collectible badges are. As a result,...

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One in ten Brits have reported their neighbours to the police
Sep17

One in ten Brits have reported their neighbours to the police

More than one in ten (11%) Brits have reported their neighbours to the police, new research has revealed. The study, conducted by regulated property buyer Good Move, asked 1,500 UK adults what they think of their neighbours, which habits they find annoying and the actions they have taken in response. It found that nearly three in five (59%) Brits think their neighbours are annoying. Specifically, the most frustrating habits are...

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This is how gender bias might be affecting women promotion to C-suite
Sep17

This is how gender bias might be affecting women promotion to C-suite

Gender bias has been an ever-trending topic in the world of work. Specifically, topics like equal pay and promotion have occupied most of the debate. Interestingly, there has been a significant increase in the search term “gender bias”. According to Google, people searching for the term almost doubled from the year 2016 to 2019. During the same period, people seeking understanding of women promotion at work has remained stable....

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Recruiters still finding it difficult to hire, with 59.3% blaming Brexit
Sep17

Recruiters still finding it difficult to hire, with 59.3% blaming Brexit

According to the latest data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, 59.3% of recruitment consultants believe it’s harder to recruit right now because of Brexit uncertainty, with a further 55.4% worrying that there isn’t enough talent in the UK to fill their vacancies. The study, which surveyed 200 UK recruiters, found that there are a number of key areas that recruitment consultants are concerned about right now,...

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20 Million UK adults worried about the prospect of a longer working life
Sep17

20 Million UK adults worried about the prospect of a longer working life

New research from Aviva has found that 61% of UK adults are worried about the prospect of a longer working life1. This equates to 20 million working people in the UK2. This research comes as official figures report a record number (10.6m) of workers over the age of 50 – a rise of 32% (2.6m) over the past decade.3 Fall in employment as workers progress through their 50s While the population of employees working beyond 50 is growing,...

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Five ways to improve collaboration in your workplace
Sep17

Five ways to improve collaboration in your workplace

Ensuring that your employees work well together is vital if your organisation is to excel. So,here are five ways to improve collaboration in the workplace Cultivating a culture of collaboration in your organisation should be a priority if you want your business to be as productive as possible. In the words of top entrepreneur Richard Branson, “To be successful in business, and in life, you need to connect and collaborate.”...

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100 days until Christmas: Half of retailers are recruiting temporary Christmas staff now
Sep16

100 days until Christmas: Half of retailers are recruiting temporary Christmas staff now

Leading retailers have an ever-increasing demand to be bigger and better than their competitors in the run up to Christmas. Christmas is creeping forward year-on-year in the calendar and they must now navigate through a precise timeline of festive planning before they even reach December, one of the most lucrative and competitive shopping periods. New research from leading retail job board RetailChoice has revealed 85% of retailers...

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How much is your Degree worth? A new tool from job market experts Adzuna can tell you
Sep16

How much is your Degree worth? A new tool from job market experts Adzuna can tell you

With 400,000 ‘freshers’ due to start university in the coming weeks*, leading job search engine Adzuna has used data from over 500,000** CVs to create a new “Value My Degree” tool which helps students determine their earning potential following graduation, and even identify what roles they’re most likely to land. By selecting the qualification type, institution and course name, the tool offers the user an instant BA, MA or PhD...

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The UK’s most pension savvy cities revealed
Sep16

The UK’s most pension savvy cities revealed

As part of Pension Awareness Day on September 15th, experts are promoting the importance of saving for the future and why Brits need to save more for retirement. And with previous research from Portafina confirming that a third (32%) of UK adults1 admit to not taking their pension seriously as they find it confusing, the pension advice specialist has now revealed the glaring gaps when it comes to the most basic pension knowledge in...

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Sustainability: saving the planet and your bottom line?
Sep16

Sustainability: saving the planet and your bottom line?

has indicated that over half of consumers will consider not using a company that they believe has bad ethics. So, it doesn’t matter if you’re the fastest, the cheapest or have the cleverest ads; for small businesses operating in a highly competitive field, pushing forward without good morals could cost you money. Recognising the ethical importance of sustainability to your business is one thing, but integrating it into the daily...

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Employers failing to meet employees’ remote working expectations, Capita survey reveals
Sep16

Employers failing to meet employees’ remote working expectations, Capita survey reveals

Less than a third (32%) of UK workers are allowed to work remotely whenever they want, according to research from Capita which uncovers employee attitudes to remote/flexible working and the challenge employers face meeting their expectations of IT to do so. ‘The State of IT – The Employee Verdict’report reveals that almost three quarters of workers (71%) would like the option to work remotely, citing a better work-life balance (60%),...

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Working Visas Around the World
Sep16

Working Visas Around the World

Brits looking to move or work abroad have been urged to get to grips with the different types of working visas in five popular emigration hotspots. Travel experts at MyBaggage.com have simplified some of the jargon surrounding visa applications in countries such as Canada, Australia and China. Deciding which visa applies to you and the country you’re travelling to can be a minefield, especially if you’re heading to Australia which has...

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Friday 13th NOT as deadly as you think – Tuesday 8th kills more people at work in the UK
Sep13

Friday 13th NOT as deadly as you think – Tuesday 8th kills more people at work in the UK

Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition. But a new analysis of workplace death data reveals a new date you should be most cautious of. 1526 people have died at work in the UK since 2008 with rates remaining fairly consistent over the last 10 years, new research reveals. The study, carried out by health and safety experts CE Safety, examines a decade’s worth of ONS data to determine the deadliest industries...

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