Work: The Clash of Generations
Jan11

Work: The Clash of Generations

It’s predicted that by 2020 the global workforce would be dominated by millennials (35%) and generation X (35%), with baby boomers only making up 6%. For business owners navigating this gap in the workplace, recruiting talent is one challenge. The other is successful employee management and retention. Instant Offices’have considered what is important to each age group, and how employers approach the age gap. Workplace gaps in...

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This one thing will prevent New Year staff departures in HR
Jan10

This one thing will prevent New Year staff departures in HR

Research has revealed a simple step bosses in HR can take can prevent staff departures during the dreaded January rush for new jobs. According to a survey of 1,096 UK employees carried out by bonus and incentives provider One4allRewards.co.uk, HR bosses who give out bonuses in December are less likely to see staff being poached or looking elsewhere. 58% of workers in this sector said having received a bonus or gift from their boss...

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What we can learn from the HR of the most successful companies in the world
Jan10

What we can learn from the HR of the most successful companies in the world

An effective human resource system is integral to any company’s success, but running a successful HR department can be difficult business. Many of the world’s most successful brands have unique and inspiring approaches to HR which we can learn from to improve how we run our own departments. Facebook’s HR initiative is headed by Lori Goler. The company’s unprecedented success has meant that they have long been a talking point when it...

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Research reveals that we’re more vulnerable to stress in the evening
Jan10

Research reveals that we’re more vulnerable to stress in the evening

8 ways to de-stress your day from am to pm Stressful events in the evening release less of the body’s stress hormones than those that happen in the morning, according to new research.[i] This suggests that we are more vulnerable to stress in the evening, as less stress hormones are freed to help provide the body with the energy needed for the fight or flightmode. Our experts are here to help you de-stress from the moment you...

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Should employers pay for their employees to stay in the UK after Brexit?
Jan10

Should employers pay for their employees to stay in the UK after Brexit?

Italian dining chain Carluccio’s is set to pay for its 1,550 non-British EU employees to apply for ‘settled-status’ in the UK after Brexit. The EU Settlement Scheme is set to be fully rolled out from 30 March 2019, giving all EU nationals to opportunity to obtain clearance that will allow them to remain in the UK. Obtaining clearance will be a legal requirement but it comes at a cost of £65 for adults and £32.50 for children. So...

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Why will some job hunters be hungry for zero hours contracts in 2019?
Jan09

Why will some job hunters be hungry for zero hours contracts in 2019?

Zero hours contracts have quite rightly attracted a lot of criticism, for the extent to which they’ve been abused by businesses to the detriment of employees’ rights. But might people actually start to demand them in 2019? Oliver Shaw, CEO of Cascade HR, offers his thoughts… They’ve been hailed as exploitative, have featured heavily in employment tribunals and have been a topic of focus on the picket line – it’s no wonder zero hours...

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No ‘Average’ Joe
Jan09

No ‘Average’ Joe

Jayson Darby, Head of Psychology at Thomas International, the world’s leading provider of people and psychometric assessment tools, explains what high potential means for the ‘average’ employee. The phrase ‘high potential’ is very loaded.  When you hear it, it’s easy to immediately think of an elite group – ‘Olympic hopefuls’ or perhaps people capable of one day leading a FTSE 500 company. However, organisations do not rise and fall...

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Deploying cognitive AI assistants for a cutting-edge candidate search
Jan08

Deploying cognitive AI assistants for a cutting-edge candidate search

Martin Linstrom, Managing Director UK&I at IPsoft Effective talent management that successfully attracts and retains the best candidates is now more vital than ever, particularly in times of increasing job competition. Significantly, 56% of recruiters state that access to new recruitment and interview tools is very or extremely important for the future of hiring processes. Working more efficiently is essential for the future...

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HR professionals turn to alternative company car models as tax rises bite
Jan08

HR professionals turn to alternative company car models as tax rises bite

HR executives are turning away from the traditional company car scheme, due to constant rises in Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) taxes.  The tax hikes are making employee benefit packages less attractive and, as a result, HR teams are looking to different car provision models to try and escape the impact, according to Gordon Calder-Jones, director at vehicle finance specialist, Maxxia. “We traditionally help people in fleet management roles,...

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The Ultimate Guide on Writing an Appealing Job Description
Jan07

The Ultimate Guide on Writing an Appealing Job Description

According to Glassdoor report, there are 5 things that are most valuable for job seekers before opting to a particular opportunity: salary, growth opportunities, work-life balance, a location, and a company culture. How can one communicate these things in a short but detailed job offer? It all starts with job description – and often ends there, too Even though it’s pleasing to entertain a thought that the potential employee has...

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Top 10 Employees Demands Revealed
Jan07

Top 10 Employees Demands Revealed

International office suppliers Viking have compiled results from nine surveys conducted across the last three years to reveal what UK workers need to perform at their best. The surveys consulted almost 14,000 people about their workplaces, what keeps them engaged and what they struggle with. Topics from mental health support to art in the office were covered to reveal what needs improving. Viking has used the data to produce a guide...

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Employers urged to talk to staff about retirement plans as changes to state pension begin to take effect
Jan04

Employers urged to talk to staff about retirement plans as changes to state pension begin to take effect

As planned State Pension Age changes come into effect today, the Centre for Ageing Better is calling on employers not to shy away from talking to their staff about retirement, including when and how they want to retire, and to ensure they are providing support to help staff plan for the transition. The Centre for Ageing Better’s report on retirement, published today, says that a significant number of people worry about retiring. Data...

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Automotive Automation: Nearly 1.2 million motoring jobs at risk
Jan04

Automotive Automation: Nearly 1.2 million motoring jobs at risk

Human drivers on the road could soon become obsolete, according to research from the UK’s leading price comparison site, MoneySuperMarket. Driver less vehicles are growing in capability and popular among firms that traditionally employ large numbers of drivers, including food delivery and bus companies. Automation of driving jobs could trigger large-scale redundancies by as early as 20203. Positions at risk Although few UK motoring...

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Pop-ups: a shortcut to business growth?
Jan03

Pop-ups: a shortcut to business growth?

Guest Blog by Conor McArdle, BrighterBusiness The rise of the pop-up shop has been almost meteoric, particularly over the last ten years. The phenomenon has grown hugely in popularity to coincide with the growth of e-commerce and the changing face of the traditional high street. The pop-up format is hardly new. Farmers markets, or seasonal markets around Christmas, for example, could be considered the original pop-ups, appearing for...

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New survey data: Brits love driving- but most wouldn’t do it for a living
Jan03

New survey data: Brits love driving- but most wouldn’t do it for a living

Britain is a nation of confident drivers who enjoy being out on the roads – but most of them would not consider driving for a living, according to new survey data from Lanes Group Careers. Although nearly two-thirds of Britons mostly feel happy behind the wheel and do not generally hold strongly negative views of professional driving, the survey showed that only 13% of them have ever considered driving professionally themselves....

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