Making older workers feel like part of the business
Mar14

Making older workers feel like part of the business

Guest blog by IainThomson, Director of Incentive & Recognition at Sodexo Engage Many businesses seem to have made it their mission to attract millennials and Gen Z workers,but they really need to think about how to make their older employees happy too.Workers over 50 are now a major contributor to employment levels in the UK and there’s no sign of this stopping. With that in mind, there are lots of things that companies can...

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Tribunal compensation limits increase
Mar14

Tribunal compensation limits increase

Guest blog by Croner Associate Director Paul Holcroft Although the annual April increases to employment tribunal compensation awards are expected, the ever-increasing monetary awards highlights the significant financial costs of ending up in front of a tribunal. For dismissals effective on, or after, the 6th April 2019, the total compensatory award in an unfair dismissal claim has breached the £100,000 barrier for the first time....

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Digital graduates failing to make the grade in job market
Mar13

Digital graduates failing to make the grade in job market

Almost a third of IT graduates are dropping out of the sector and failing to convert their qualifications into jobs. An in-depth survey commissioned by Scotland’s number one independent IT recruitment company Be-IT, examined the trends in the industry’s talent pool over the past five years. The poll also examined the experience of employers and considered the challenges facing digital technologies industry in Scotland. The appraisal...

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Top 7 Benefits Of Undergoing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Mar13

Top 7 Benefits Of Undergoing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

First, What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? Cognitive behavioural therapy is a process of manipulating your brain to make it think positive and behave accordingly. As the name implies, it is a combination of two psychological therapies – cognitive and behavioural, which is used to emphasise the relation between a person’s thoughts, feelings and actions. When you undergo a cognitive behavioural treatment, you are educating your...

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Keeping staff motivated all year round
Mar12

Keeping staff motivated all year round

Guest Blog by Aliya Vigor-Robertson,Founder, JourneyHR The start of a new year often brings new beginnings and for many of the UK’s workforce, that includes jobs. Research by Arden revealed that nearly half (46%) of the UK’s working population is likely to re-evaluate their career at the beginning of the year. Perhaps unsurprisingly, salary wascited as the top reason to look elsewhere (34%), but the findings uncovered a number of...

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What the EU Settlement Scheme means for UK businesses
Mar12

What the EU Settlement Scheme means for UK businesses

Guest Blog By Kirsten Cluer, HR Consultant and owner of Cluer HR With the UK set to sever its ties with the European Union in just over a month’s time on March 29th,major changes are set to ripple through the UK workforce. While the unpredictability of the UK economy post-Brexit still looms large, one thing that is certain is the changing of the law around EU citizens working in Britain and Northern Ireland. Being rolled out the day...

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Who you gonna call? How ‘ghosting’ has moved into the workplace
Mar04

Who you gonna call? How ‘ghosting’ has moved into the workplace

Guest Blog By Laura Little, Learning and Development Manager at CABA In the dating world, it’s the dreaded term that has come to mean 1 person cutting off another entirely, without reason. But now ‘ghosting’ has entered the workplace too, causing headaches in the form of lost time and resources for employers, HR and recruiters alike. Candidates agree to job interviews and fail to show up, never to be heard from again. Others accept...

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Fall back in love with your career
Mar04

Fall back in love with your career

The relationship we have with our job can sometimes come under strain and like any relationship it needs to be nurtured. This year, it’s time to fall back in love with your career. There might be several reasons why you may not be enjoying the job you once loved. It could be that you feel undervalued, struggling with stress or perhaps you’re bored and want a new challenge. Stacey Allen, Director of Corporate Partnerships at Arden...

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Competition heating up in hunt for UK’s best office breakout area
Mar01

Competition heating up in hunt for UK’s best office breakout area

The search for the UK’s best office breakout area is heating up, as entries flood in for the inaugural Office Breakout of the Year competition, with an outstanding entry already leading the way. Looking for the most inspirational office-based breakout space that the UK has to offer, the competition has seen an abundance of entries coming in, including ones from London, Oxford, Cheltenham, Edinburgh and more. A particularly choice...

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Brexit:  Employers encouraged to provide more &better communications to workers
Mar01

Brexit: Employers encouraged to provide more &better communications to workers

Howden Employee Benefits survey finds that less than half of employers have communicated with their work forces regarding Brexit uncertainty The UK’s trading future after the 29th March 2019 remains very uncertain.  As a result employers across the nation are quietly undertaking preparations to ensure that their business survives and thrives regardless of the eventual outcome of negotiations.  Yet it appears that the same...

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Too busy to be ill – employees downplay illness despite bosses’ best intentions
Feb28

Too busy to be ill – employees downplay illness despite bosses’ best intentions

Despite workplace health being a major priority for business decision makers across the UK, employees are still hiding illness and injury and delaying seeking help. According to new research from Bupa and Babylon Health, seven in 10 employees (70%) have delayed or put off seeking medical advice when they should, despite the majority of business leaders having no issue with colleagues taking time off to deal with health issues. So...

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UK SMEs gunning for growth in 2019 with over half looking to increase headcount
Feb28

UK SMEs gunning for growth in 2019 with over half looking to increase headcount

While enduring tough economic struggles, UK SMEs are still hoping to grow their headcount by an average of 21% over the next 12 months, according to new research from business energy supplier, Opus Energy. Despite official figures from the ONS showing a decline in consumer spending throughout much of2018, entrepreneurs remain optimistic for small business growth. Of over 500 small business owners surveyed, over half (51%) intended to...

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Employers must work with employees to achieve a better work-life balance
Feb28

Employers must work with employees to achieve a better work-life balance

Guest Blog By Christian Brøndum, CEO of Planday The demand for flexibility can no longer be ignored by employers. With only 6% of people now working a traditional shift and almost half of people working flexibly, businesses across all industries should be reflecting on the flexible benefits they offer their workforce. A recent report from Carers UK called on employers to provide flexible options and workers’ rights to their employees...

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Silent Strain on UK Businesses as Financial Stress Distracts a Quarter of UK Workers
Feb28

Silent Strain on UK Businesses as Financial Stress Distracts a Quarter of UK Workers

Research from Hastee Pay has found that 25% of UK workers have suffered from a lack of concentration at work due to worry over their personal finances showing productivity could be improved if workers had more control over their earned pay. Of 1,000 workers surveyed, 25% say they have suffered from a lack of concentration at work while thinking about managing their finances and 19% believe this has diminished their performance. ...

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37% of office workers say their dated office has contributed to mental health issues
Feb27

37% of office workers say their dated office has contributed to mental health issues

A new study of 1,000 UK office workers by saraceninteriors.com has revealed that a huge 3 in 4 (76%) workers find their dated or uninspiring office is having a negative impact on their productivity. 30% of those survey said the impact was high or significant, with only 12% saying their dated office has little to zero impact on their productivity. The study also suggests this issue is a hot topic at the water cooler, with over half...

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