Keeping your cool in the office as outside temperatures soar
Jul17

Keeping your cool in the office as outside temperatures soar

With the hard-to-predict British weather also comes the dilemma of what to wear to the office from day to day – particularly when a hot spell is on the cards.Extremes in temperature can affect productivity, office harmony and in some cases, an individual’s health, in the workplace. So, in preparation for the next wave of blistering temperatures, the burning question for many is “Is it too hot to work?” Peterborough-based recruitment...

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Revealed: The most annoying things you can do in the office
Jul17

Revealed: The most annoying things you can do in the office

Eating smelly foods is the most annoying thing you can do in the office, according to new research1 conducted by business telecommunications provider, 4Com. With insight gathered from 2000 office workers across the nation, the study aimed to discover which habits most get under people’s skin in the work environment. According to respondents, the top five behaviours that office workers find most irritating are: Colleagues...

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Are staff footing the bill for their employer’s ‘unrealistic’ expense policy?
Jul17

Are staff footing the bill for their employer’s ‘unrealistic’ expense policy?

Employees could be left out of pocket to the tune of £40 per night because their firm’s expense policy fails to reflect the true cost of hotel stays, new research has revealed. According to the Access Expense Report 2019, which includes analysis of tens-of-thousands of hotel claims, staff fork out an average of £130 per night for business trips – well above the £90 limit (£120 in London) many organisations impose. Dan Mizon, expense...

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The Best Ways to Communicate With Your Customers
Jul17

The Best Ways to Communicate With Your Customers

To form a loyal customer base, it is important to make every member of your target audience feel as if they are valued, especially if they are local or return visitors. However, more important is your ability to set up a two way communication system between your business and your customers which can help to educate you on the success of your business, how your target audience view your brand, and what you can do to improve. Conduct...

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Top five trends in UK reward management right now
Jul16

Top five trends in UK reward management right now

Paydata’s spring UK Reward Management Report 2019 marks the tenth anniversary of running our bi-annual surveys exploring trends, practices and agendas topping the world of reward. 154 HR and Finance Directors and Reward and Compensation Specialists provided data and insights into practices that affect nearly half a million employees. The topical focus for this edition was equality and diversity initiatives, as the ethnicity pay gap is...

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Britain’s Workplace Bonding Rituals and Bugbears Revealed
Jul16

Britain’s Workplace Bonding Rituals and Bugbears Revealed

Cracking a joke, making a cuppa and lending a pen are the fastest ways that office workers can form bonds and become popular with colleagues – but taking credit for someone else’s work, turning up late and not pulling your weight will quickly annoy fellow employees, according to new research into UK office culture. In true British fashion, making tea for others builds strong bonds when it comes to making friends at work. In...

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What Happens to Us When Life Happens: The Impact that Life Events Have on Ourselves
Jul16

What Happens to Us When Life Happens: The Impact that Life Events Have on Ourselves

Getting married – Almost half of people who get married feel they spend more after the wedding. 18.4 % confessed they got into debt six months after tying the knot. Having kids – Almost half of population (46%) say they have kids without thinking about it. Buying a home – 6.9 million Brits claim it as the most important thing to do in the next five years. A fair amount of us have the aim of improving and keep achieving set...

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The benefits of hiring candidates with international experience
Jul16

The benefits of hiring candidates with international experience

Whether it’s a full-on overseas posting, or a gap year in Singapore – the benefits of hiring staff members that have had the opportunity to learn and understand new cultures – especially from a business perspective,are plentiful.  Businesses that look to higher employees with transnational experience will often do so because they want to tap into specific skills sets that can be transferred into the workplace. ...

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Global HRIS Systems – Getting the Choice Right
Jul16

Global HRIS Systems – Getting the Choice Right

Businesses are rapidly expanding, and globalization requires functions that old HR processes can no longer properly manage. A global operation requires an intelligent system. One that can integrate and consolidate a myriad of information in order to handle all the tasks that come with having both a local and foreign workforce. Previously, language barriers, knowledge gaps and manual processes would hinder the HR processes, but by...

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Important things to know for HR negotiations
Jul15

Important things to know for HR negotiations

As an HR manager or employee, you will experience numerous negotiations thought your career. From salary negotiations to deciding annual leave, knowing something about successful negotiation tactics can ensure you come out on top. 1) Listen Listening is one of the most important skills for a negotiator to have. In order to succeed in a negotiation, you need to obtain as much information as possible from the other party. When you are...

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Employers favour workers that are adaptable, resilient and willing to learn!
Jul15

Employers favour workers that are adaptable, resilient and willing to learn!

New research from leading job board, CV-Library, reveals the key skills that employers are favouring right now, including the ability to adapt (71.5%), resilience (57.5%) and being able to balance your work and personal life (29.2%). The study, which surveyed 300 UK employers on the top skills they believe are most important in a potential hire right now, found that companies are keen to see candidates excelling in the following...

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Are you really going to eat that? How to shut down food shaming in your office
Jul15

Are you really going to eat that? How to shut down food shaming in your office

Advice by Peninsula Associate Director of Advisory Kate Palmer We’ve all been there. You get an email from a colleague that there is cake in the office kitchen. You excitedly get away from your desk and ready for your sugar fix, but suddenly you hear one of your co-workers saying “Are you really going to eat that.”  This is a prime example of ‘food shaming’, in which certain individuals are made to...

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Flexible and part time working the greatest challenges for SMEs, according to new research
Jul15

Flexible and part time working the greatest challenges for SMEs, according to new research

Paid leave for new parents is a financial and operational challenge for 90 percent of UK SMEs, according to the findings of new research into the challenges faced by working women and their employers. The first ever ‘Women in Business’ survey also reveals that covering the cost and resource of maternity and paternity leave is an even bigger concern for SMEs, with 96 percent of board level executives saying it’s a significant challenge...

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Revealed: The happiest UK cities to live and work in
Jul15

Revealed: The happiest UK cities to live and work in

Do you feel happy on a daily basis? The UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, recently posed this question to the population and found that 58.7% of Brits do indeed feel happy every day, with this figure rising significantly amongst professionals working in Brighton (86.4%), Swansea (75%) and Glasgow (70.6%). In fact, the study of 2,000 working professionals comes just in time for what leading psychologist, Dr Cliff Arnall,...

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Adults and children not getting enough sleep, risking poor diets and obesity, BNF survey finds
Jul12

Adults and children not getting enough sleep, risking poor diets and obesity, BNF survey finds

New research from the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) reveals that 43 percent of adults reported sleeping less than the recommended minimum of 7 hours on the previous night, and that 32 percent of primary and 70 percent of secondary school children reported sleeping less than 9 hours* on the previous night, despite emerging research linking poor sleep quality to less healthy food choices, and increased risk of obesity. On top of...

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