HR Horror Stories from London…
Jun21

HR Horror Stories from London…

If you had the chance to pop along to see meet the team from Activ People HR, then you would have been asked for any “HR Horror Stories”. After much deliberation… the winner is… “Employee with significant wind problem – required the gift of charcoal pants!” The bottle of Moet is on it’s way to the lucky winner! Some other great stories we had were… “Best Sickness Absence Excuse – My 3 alarm clocks didn’t go off”...

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Car Sharing Saves Commuters Almost £1000 Each Year
Jun21

Car Sharing Saves Commuters Almost £1000 Each Year

Motorists in the UK who car share with three others for just three days each week could save themselves almost £800 every year. New research from a national commuting survey by leading automotive retailer, Inchcape paints a colourful picture of car sharing potential. The full report highlights how commuters across the country could be saving themselves time and money, whilst also helping to tackle congestion, pollution and traffic...

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Workforce’s mumsung heroes
Jun21

Workforce’s mumsung heroes

Thousands of highly skilled mothers are quitting the workplace because employers are failing to help them juggle work and family life New recruitment concept tackles the issue head-on   Two thirds of mothers (67%) have felt they had no choice but to leave a job because working arrangements didn’t enable them to integrate their family life as they would like to, new research reveals.  A survey of almost 1,500 mothers looking for...

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How much paid leave should employers provide?
Jun21

How much paid leave should employers provide?

New Global Paid Time off Study from Asinta and Punter Southall Health and Protection reveals major global differences and complexities Taking a holiday is essential for recharging our batteries, to get away from work stress and to have time to ourselves. But how much paid time off should employers give their staff and how do entitlements differ globally? Which countries are the most generous with their holidays? Are there standard...

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Prevention is better than a cure- Is it time to reinvent occupational health?
Jun21

Prevention is better than a cure- Is it time to reinvent occupational health?

By Victoria Anderson, Director, Better Humans Technology Occupational health plays an important role in any organisation. If an employee has a work-related problem which is preventing them from doing their job effectively, occupational health is there to help. It acts on the behalf of the employer to assist the worker to recover from injury, restoring them to full function in a working capacity. It is job focused and once the person...

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The traditional recruitment model is “broken” says Armstrong Craven CEO
Jun21

The traditional recruitment model is “broken” says Armstrong Craven CEO

The CEO of global talent mapping and pipelining specialist Armstrong Craven has called the traditional recruitment model “broken”. Writing in the first ever AC Review, Tom Mason says the increasing demand for senior and scarce talent is causing organisations to question the way they go about hiring. Tom Mason, who joined Armstrong Craven as CEO in November last year, writes: “Traditionally in-house recruitment teams and/or RPO...

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Three in four employees will work beyond 65 as rising cost of living and poor returns on savings takes its toll
Jun21

Three in four employees will work beyond 65 as rising cost of living and poor returns on savings takes its toll

23 million workers[1] (72%) say they will have to work past state pension age Nearly half of UK employees (47%) will be older than 70 before they retire, up from 37% in 2017 Those at the peak of their financial responsibilities aged 35-44 are feeling the squeeze the most, with 27% expecting to retire after their 75th birthday One third (35%) believe that older workers will have to learn new skills or retrain to remain employed but 41%...

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Football Frenzy will Cost British Bosses up to £2.3 Billion this World Cup
Jun21

Football Frenzy will Cost British Bosses up to £2.3 Billion this World Cup

Employees are risking getting the boot as they wangle ways to watch the World Cup. New research has found that workers have tactics in place to keep up with the eagerly-awaited tournament, including pulling sickies, streaming games discreetly and keeping an eye on social media.Almost one million workers say they’ll feign illness, costing employers a staggering £99,793,529 in lost hours, while three million aim to keep tabs on a live...

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Office wear tips for the unpredictable British summer
Jun15

Office wear tips for the unpredictable British summer

Women’s and men’s fashion tips for heatwaves, train delays, offices with no aircon, thunderstorms and al-desko to evening drinks. We all love the Great British Summer time but planning outfits for work each day taking into account unpredictable temperature shifts with effortless style isn’t always easy, especially when navigating armpits and elbows on public transport en route to stuffy offices and getting caught in a subsequent...

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Summer Intern Advice from the Boss: More Passion, Less Entitlement – According to Korn Ferry Survey
Jun15

Summer Intern Advice from the Boss: More Passion, Less Entitlement – According to Korn Ferry Survey

As the summer internship season kicks into high gear, a new survey by Korn Ferry (NYSE:KSFY) points to the reasons bosses would choose one intern candidate over another. Nearly two thirds of professionals surveyed (65 percent) said passion is the top attribute they look for when hiring an intern. Significantly trailing were an intern’s performance (21 percent), university they attended (7 percent), grades (4 percent) and pedigree (3...

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The Bridget Jones Effect: Single women comforteat more than men
Jun15

The Bridget Jones Effect: Single women comforteat more than men

42% of women comfort eat compared with just 26% of men Men are significantly more likely than women to turn to stimulants when stressed WOMEN ARE nearly twice as likely to comfort eat in order to deal with stress than men, according to new research. 42% of women admit that stress has this effect on them – compared with just 26% of men, according to a study of 3,000 UK workers carried out by Perkbox, the UK’s fastest growing...

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Half of UK workforce don’t know if their company offers shared parental leave
Jun15

Half of UK workforce don’t know if their company offers shared parental leave

47% of HR professionals admit they don’t actively promote shared parental leave 65% think their organisation should offer shared parental leave 46% of UK workers believe employers should promote shared parental leave to encourage men to take the option to aid workplace gender equality Brits least likely to know if their company offers shared parental leave compared to other EU countries New research from global jobs site,...

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How workplace injuries can be reduced through the right office solutions
Jun01

How workplace injuries can be reduced through the right office solutions

Guest Blog by Lloyd Coldrick, Managing Director of Cobus   A recent report by Digby Brown Solicitors revealed that a large proportion of the 600,000 or so workplace injuries recorded every year in the UK, can be rooted back to outdated and unsafe office furniture. The statistics found that in the tax year 2016-17, UK workers missed 31.2 million days through medical reasons, costing UK companies around £14.9billion and representing an...

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Employers urged to take employee complaints seriously 
Jun01

Employers urged to take employee complaints seriously 

Employers who believe they have successfully dealt with complaints from employees are being warned they could find the incidents cited in unfair constructive dismissal claims if future incidents occur. Lindsey Knowles, partner at Kirwans law firm said a recent judgement in Kaur-v-Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust at the Court of Appeal had confirmed a point of law that, until now, had been unclear. It is well established in...

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Revealed: Brits are spending over £100 Million* a week on lunchtime Meal Deals
Jun01

Revealed: Brits are spending over £100 Million* a week on lunchtime Meal Deals

The average Brit will spend a staggering £10,044¹ on lunchtime meal deals over their working lifetime, according to new research² by short term loan provider Wonga. The research² considers the nation’s attitudes towards supermarket meal deals and lunchtime spending habits. A third of Brits (33%) fork out on a lunchtime meal deal twice a week, with 14% admitting they buy one more than three times a week. When asked which shop they...

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