59% of millennial job seekers feel short-changed due to a lack of interview feedback, recruitment survey finds
Nov06

59% of millennial job seekers feel short-changed due to a lack of interview feedback, recruitment survey finds

Already the largest generation in the workplace, by 2020 millennials are forecast to make up 35% of the global workforce. In an increasingly candidate-led market, it’s crucial to appeal to millennial job seekers more than ever before, as employers compete to attract and retain top talent. It is vital that HR teams utilise the latest data to tailor their interview process to appeal to candidates, or risk losing out to their...

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Over a third of employees have no more than a month’s savings and over half want employer support with financial planning
Nov06

Over a third of employees have no more than a month’s savings and over half want employer support with financial planning

Over a third (34 per cent) of employees have a month or less salary saved 55 per cent of employees say they want more financial help from employers, ‘subject isn’t taboo’ Almost a fifth (18 per cent) are not setting aside any of their monthly earnings Pensions, insurance and savings are among employees’ most valuable benefits Over half of Britain’s workforce (55 per cent) want employers to help with financial...

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Is your company experiencing these Halloween HR nightmares?
Nov02

Is your company experiencing these Halloween HR nightmares?

Activ Absence reveals HR horror stories With Halloween just around the corner, Activ Absence software reveals a top ten of HR horror stories shared by HR professionals who attended this year’s CIPD HR Software and Recruitment Show in June. Topping the list of horrors is a situation that no employee wants to hear from their HR team – that they have lost everyone’s annual leave request forms. In this case the HR manager had to rely on...

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What you need to know about mental health in the workplace
Nov02

What you need to know about mental health in the workplace

Feeling happy at work isn’t a luxury, says Adele Hawkes. It’s a competitive advantage for both individuals and businesses. Last week, I was at a charity event listening to an inspiring panel talk about leadership challenges. As the discussion deepened, it transpired that three out of the four panellists had suffered such mental overwhelm at some point during their career that they had become astonishingly physically unwell. Two of...

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Almost half of employees with mental health issues hide it from colleagues
Nov02

Almost half of employees with mental health issues hide it from colleagues

A survey by recruitment giant, Morson International, has found that almost half (46%) of employees living with a mental health condition do not inform their employer, with more than a third (39%) saying that they feared their reaction and the repercussions. Other reasons cited included not being comfortable telling the individual (59%), the stigma around mental health (42%) and the lack of support in the workplace (22%); with 55%...

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Santa gets the sack, as bespoke Christmas parties in the office on the rise
Nov01

Santa gets the sack, as bespoke Christmas parties in the office on the rise

Equipment rental stats reveal demand for themed office parties are on the rise this Christmas Most rented products include casino equipment for Bond themed events, alongside traditional dance floors and photo booths 23% decrease in demand for Santa costume hires over the last year Fizz back in fashion, champagne flute rental increases by up to 20% year-on-year as the drink of choice for 2018 New research on Christmas party season sees...

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5 weird and wonderful interview techniques
Nov01

5 weird and wonderful interview techniques

Once upon a time, job interviews were fairly straightforward affairs. They began with a handshake, consisted of questions relating to your skills and experience and if you’d done really well, they’d end on a smile. Today, job interviews are anything but predictable. As companies strive to find the perfect fit for their organisations, they’re turning to new interview techniques that get to the core of who the individual really is...

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7-Hour Work Day Can Help to Prevent Burnout
Nov01

7-Hour Work Day Can Help to Prevent Burnout

According to Eurostat, British full-time employees work the longest hours amongst all European countries, averaging nearly 43 hours per week. However, the results of the longer work days do not seem to fulfil expectations, and the level of productivity in many British companies is not satisfactory. Statistics from 2017 revealed that the United Kingdom is the 12th country with the worst life-work balance worldwide. Moreover, for 59%...

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4.7 Million SMEs impacted by the war for talent as employees thrive in “Buyer’s Market”
Nov01

4.7 Million SMEs impacted by the war for talent as employees thrive in “Buyer’s Market”

The Robert Half 2019 Salary Guide reveals nearly five million1 UK SMEs, the equivalent to four out of every five (82%) small and medium-sized companies, are struggling to attract the skills they need. As a result, many are being forced to offer salary packages higher than originally expected to recruit the right talent. More than half of CEOs (53%2) admit they can’t find candidates with the necessary skills to help them navigate an...

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Doing business in the countryside
Oct31

Doing business in the countryside

Written by Mike Surrey, Chief Executive of Gigaclear For most businesses today, being able to operate online – to raise awareness, sell products or engage with customers – is as indispensable as having electricity. It is so ingrained in the basic day to day operations of running a business that most would struggle without it. Sadly, this has become a reality across the UK. In fact, rural small business owner and Gigaclear...

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A Guide to Keeping Healthy with a Sedentary Job
Oct31

A Guide to Keeping Healthy with a Sedentary Job

Written in collaboration with Cornerstone Office Search Whether you work in an upbeat office space in Mayfair, remotely in Bali or quietly at your own desk at home, your health is still at risk if your job is deskbound. Considering you probably spend around half of your waking hours at work, it’s important to implement healthy practices. Though it’s common to assume office environments have few health hazards, your daily decisions...

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How the L&D sector can utilise digital platforms to increase engagement
Oct30

How the L&D sector can utilise digital platforms to increase engagement

The L&D sector is going through unprecedented change as companies look to take advantage of more engaged workforces, a wider reaching target audience and an increase in the number of people looking to improve their personal skillsets in the face of a competitive job market. Over the last five years demand for online courses has risen 25% worldwide based on Google Trend data – not to mention the emergence of new course areas (such...

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How to deal with workplace sexual harassment
Oct30

How to deal with workplace sexual harassment

Guest Blog by Martha McKinley Accusations of sexism and harassment by female employees of Just Eat last month have intensified focus on workplace culture after a year in which scandals in Hollywood and Westminster have also received high-profile attention in the media. Over the course of the last year, many women – and men – have spoken out about their experiences. What has made these allegations particularly worrying is that a...

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Over a quarter (28%) of British people change their accent in the workplace to seem more professional
Oct29

Over a quarter (28%) of British people change their accent in the workplace to seem more professional

One of Britain’s proudest assets is our wide range of regional accents, as well as those of international residents and visitors. Despite this diversity of diction, it seems that many British people are mindful of their accents in the workplace. Surveying the nation, business telecoms provider 4Com reveals that almost half of the British public (44%) are conscious of how their accents make them appear at work, with over a quarter...

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UK SMES in dark over impact of employee engagement gap on revenue and profit
Oct29

UK SMES in dark over impact of employee engagement gap on revenue and profit

Propellernet, one of the UK’s most engaged workplaces, today revealed figures which highlight the significant employee engagement gap within UK SMEs. According to the research, two thirds of senior managers (64%) within UK SMEs believe their staff feel valued. Yet when posed the same question, less than half of non-managerial SME employees (46%) feel valued at work. Propellernet, a digital marketing agency which enjoys engagement...

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