More than half of young adults would now consider undertaking an apprenticeship
May21

More than half of young adults would now consider undertaking an apprenticeship

Leading UK housebuilder Redrow today launches the second part of its third annual report on perceptions of apprenticeships and careers in construction. Encouragingly, this year’s report found that more than half of young adults (54%) would now consider taking on an apprenticeship, however, the findings also throw into stark relief the lack of adequate advice on construction and apprenticeship careers in schools.  Image Source:...

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Why having regular training sessions is beneficial for your staff
May21

Why having regular training sessions is beneficial for your staff

Retaining good quality staff in the workplace isn’t always an easy feat for employers. With research showing that upwards of 40% of employees who didn’t receive the job training they required to support the progression of their role leave their positions within the first year, it’s more important than ever to support staff development. One of the UK’s leading providers of Driver CPC training, Driver Hire Training have collated exactly...

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Absence is Coming: 27.2 Million U.S. Workers Say the Final Night’s Watch May Kill Job Productivity, Attendance
May20

Absence is Coming: 27.2 Million U.S. Workers Say the Final Night’s Watch May Kill Job Productivity, Attendance

You Know Something, Jon Snow: King of the North Voted the Most-Preferred Manager Brace yourself: Absence is coming. According to a new survey from The Workforce Instituteat Kronos Incorporated conducted by The Harris Poll, Sunday’s long-awaited series finale of Game of Thrones (GoT) will create the biggest storm of workplace disruption since The Super Bowl1.  A staggering one-third (34%) of employed U.S. adults who...

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Five Things to Nail When Managing Millennials
May20

Five Things to Nail When Managing Millennials

Patrick Van Der Mijl, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Speakap Today’s 20 and 30-somethings are a somewhat perplexing breed of employees. It didn’t surprise us that 32% of the HR professionals we surveyed said millennials are the hardest group of employees to engage – considerably more so than their Gen X and baby boomer counterparts. But with 56 million millennial workers at large, employers don’t have any other choice but...

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How office drinking culture could be costing businesses big time
May20

How office drinking culture could be costing businesses big time

In 2016, the prevalence of hazardous drinking among men was 24% and among women was 13%. In the age group 16-24, 30% of all drinkers exceed the weekly unit limit on their heaviest drinking day. Yet still, offices around the UK continue to foster a social culture based heavily around drinking.When staff drink through the week and come to work hungover, this can seriously affect their performance. If a group from the office are drinking...

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Tech scaleup employees leave due to work culture and accept new roles based on salary
May20

Tech scaleup employees leave due to work culture and accept new roles based on salary

New report shows major talent retention challenges and solutions for UK tech scaleups Employees working for tech startups and scaleups leave their jobs because of work culture or bad management and take positions based on salary, a new report (published 29/04) has revealed. The ISL Retention Report – Tech Scaleups 2019 surveyed nearly 200 people[1] who had left their post in the previous four months and found that more...

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Employers not doing enough to keep pregnant women safe at work, TUC and Maternity Action warn
May20

Employers not doing enough to keep pregnant women safe at work, TUC and Maternity Action warn

The TUC and Maternity Action have today (Wednesday) warned that employers are not doing enough to protect pregnant women at work.  The organisations have published new guidance which details steps bosses should be taking to keep female staff safe during and after pregnancy.   The new guide says there are clear laws in place to protect new and...

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Why more and more retailers are taking on staff with learning disabilities
Apr26

Why more and more retailers are taking on staff with learning disabilities

More and more retailers are taking on staff with learning disabilities and say they are reaping the rewards of a more diverse workforce. Less than 6% of people with learning disabilities are in paid employment, but this is slowly changing thanks to the likes of chains such as Greggs, Dunelm, Waitrose, Jojo Maman Bébé, Tesco and Fenwick. The Down’s Syndrome Association’s ‘WorkFit’ programme aims to match potential employees with...

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What Every Employer Needs To Know About Safety Footwear
Apr26

What Every Employer Needs To Know About Safety Footwear

As an employer, you should have safety measures in place to ensure that your employees, customers and anyone else who visits your premises are not exposed to danger. Some of the safety measures that employers should consider include providing safety training for workers, investing in safety tools and equipment, using signs to warn of danger, eliminating recognised hazards, and ensuring employees wear safety gear. By doing so, you can...

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4 Things to Consider When Choosing CRM Software
Apr26

4 Things to Consider When Choosing CRM Software

Customer relations are an important part of doing business. It’s inevitable that customers will occasionally have questions or complaints, but the way that you handle these will affect how others perceive you. You should always be mindful of your business’s image; customer relations are a big part of that. Customer relations management software refers to all-in-one systems that enable you to manage every aspect of your customer...

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Easing workplace stress
Apr26

Easing workplace stress

Guest blog by Kerry Drury, Culture and Engagement Strategist from O.C. Tanner Europe Workplace stress is increasing at a phenomenal rate, with recent research by The O.C. Tanner Institute finding that 45 per cent of UK workers admit their jobs are creating a great deal of negative stress in their lives, with the UK being the third most stressed nation (behind India – 51 per cent and Germany – 48 per cent). Some organisations are more...

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Absenteeism vs. presenteeism – which is worse?
Apr25

Absenteeism vs. presenteeism – which is worse?

When someone is absent from work, the remaining staff may take on the extra load. But when they come in to work sick, everyone is at risk of catching a cold – which is worse? Absenteeism · It will not come as a surprise to any business owners that an employee’s absence from work can be a disruption. · According to a report by ERS Research and Consultancy, sickness absence costs UK businesses an estimated £29bn annually with the...

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7 Best Ways For A Company To Invest Its Early Profits
Apr25

7 Best Ways For A Company To Invest Its Early Profits

It can take a few weeks or several decades but many companies turn a profit. It can be tempting to take those cash reserves as a well-earned reward but reinvestment is key. But it can be hard to figure out what to do with millions of available options. The right solution is unique to each business but there are some prevailing ideas. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways for a company to invest its early profits. Marketing...

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A third of employees take time off work to deal with financial worries
Apr25

A third of employees take time off work to deal with financial worries

More than a third[i] of employees claim they have had to take time off work to deal with money issues, new research has found. A joint report from Yorkshire Building Society and Salary Finance shows employees are taking up to five days off sick every year as financial stress impacts the UK workforce. The research, which was conducted with more than 10,000 workers across the country, found that younger people were more affected by...

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How to help your employees reduce the cost of Fuel
Apr25

How to help your employees reduce the cost of Fuel

Despite the rise of flexible working, it’s likely that the majority of your workforce will commute to work most days, and many of them by car. Not only does this have a significant negative impact on the environment due to CO₂ emissions, but it can also put a strain on your employees’ finances. With the cost of fuel and transport consistently rising, employees are having to part with a bigger proportion of their hard-earned salaries...

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