6 Things to Consider When Choosing a US State to Incorporate In
Mar09

6 Things to Consider When Choosing a US State to Incorporate In

Guest Blog by Jessica Foreman. If you’re thinking about setting up a subsidiary in America,​ ​you’ll have a figure out a few things first. America is substantial country to break into, featuring the world’s largest private sector, swathes of venture capitalists and unrivalled access to global trade. No wonder so many businesses set up overseas. However, it’s critical that you choose the right location for your business’ needs, as it...

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Less than half of young Brits feel female employees are better off than those 50 years before them
Mar09

Less than half of young Brits feel female employees are better off than those 50 years before them

· New report highlights the challenges young Brits still face in the workplace · Less than half think female employees have more opportunities in business than previous generations · Just over half of female workers studied feel secure in their current role (58%)   In a new report from Freedom Finance, the disparities and challenges of three generations are analysed to explore key factors that could be impacting the 2018 workforce and...

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What to remember when planning volume recruitment
Mar08

What to remember when planning volume recruitment

In 2016, 63% of employers predicted the volume of hiring would increase the following year. Whether you’ve experienced a surge in hiring or are high volume recruiting in industries like retail, hospitality, healthcare, etc., the candidate’s experience must still be at top of mind. Why? Because nothing can damage your employer brand like a poor candidate experience especially when 72% of those candidates share their poor experience...

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Work giving you grief? Over half of UK adults feel pressured to return to work after losing a loved one
Mar08

Work giving you grief? Over half of UK adults feel pressured to return to work after losing a loved one

4 in 10¹ bereaved adults feel isolated when back at work More than half (58%) of UK adults feel pressured to return to work after losing a loved one Three in ten (31%) adults feel they have to justify grief for anyone other than their immediate family New research released today by Co-op Funeralcare reveals just how challenging Brits find the return to work after a bereavement. More than half (58%) of adults felt pressured to return...

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How to shrink your stress levels without hurting your salary
Mar08

How to shrink your stress levels without hurting your salary

In a recent survey carried out by UK call-handling specialists CALLCARE, 64% of respondents felt that their salary wasn’t high enough to match the stress of their job. With the economic pressure on UK businesses following 2016’s EU referendum, businesses are more cautious about investing in higher salaries, especially in light of the increase to the national living wage levy.   As a result, making up the deficit in this salary-stress...

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Sexism still rife in the sports industry
Mar08

Sexism still rife in the sports industry

Think outdated and offensive views on women are a thing of past? Think again. Insure4Sport have carried out a survey of 2,000 people nationwide to find out their attitudes and beliefs on women in sport.   Whilst almost 3/4 of respondents recognised there is inequality in sports, the results of the survey are startling. When it comes to sports professional salaries 1/4 respondents think male footballers deserve greater pay than their...

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Know your rights for true career confidence
Mar08

Know your rights for true career confidence

Guest blog from Sinead Bunting, VP of Marketing Europe Monster.co.uk The recent gender pay gap statistics have caused many to re-examine how valued their work is by their employer, and question what their legal rights even are in the workplace. To address this, Sinead Bunting, VP of Marketing at Monster.co.uk has laid out some of the most common questions around rights in the workplace, as well as how to raise any issues with line...

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Employers should do more to encourage shared parental leave, says Activ Absence
Mar07

Employers should do more to encourage shared parental leave, says Activ Absence

A new Government advertising campaign[i] ‘Share the Joy’ is seeking to encourage more parents to take up the offer of Shared Parental Leave in their baby’s first year, after it was revealed take up is as low 2% and around half the population are unaware that the option exists for parents. Adrian Lewis, Commercial Director, Activ Absence says the low take up could be a result of companies not having the right systems in place to manage...

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Employer survey shows preference for a post-Brexit immigration system that is UK-wide and tackles skills and labour shortages
Mar07

Employer survey shows preference for a post-Brexit immigration system that is UK-wide and tackles skills and labour shortages

Employers back a national approach to post-Brexit immigration, rejecting a sectoral or regional policy The latest quarterly Labour Market Outlook from the CIPD and The Adecco Group finds that: Employers support a national approach to tackling the UK’s skill and labour shortages post-Brexit, in comparison with a regional or sectoral one Firms employing EU workers are more likely to invest in training than employers that don’t employ EU...

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What happens when you lie on your CV?
Mar01

What happens when you lie on your CV?

90% of HR Directors have spotted exaggerations or lies on CVs and applications 53% of HR Directors have removed candidates because of exaggerations Skills (44%) are the most common CV exaggeration Exaggerations about school (81%) and university (79%) qualifications are the most likely to get candidates removed from the recruitment process       Nine in ten (90%) HR Directors have found exaggerations on a CV or job application,...

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Pushing an open door? The 20 jobs employers find hardest to fill
Mar01

Pushing an open door? The 20 jobs employers find hardest to fill

With job vacancies at a record high, new analysis reveals Britain’s 20 most undersubscribed roles lower competition, meet higher pay – over a third of the top 20 roles pay more than the average UK salary of £27,195. Three roles in optometry feature in the ranking compiled by Indeed     With official data showing UK employment at an all-time high and jobseekers enjoying a record number of vacancies to choose from job site Indeed...

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Businesses unprepared for threats to disability rights post-Brexit, survey finds
Mar01

Businesses unprepared for threats to disability rights post-Brexit, survey finds

39% of people believe there will be no change in disability laws post-Brexit 38% believe there will be no impact on employment rates of disabled people 47% believe Brexit will have no effect on the number of opportunities for disabled people 75% of business-owners believe Brexit will make no difference to  the way they hire workers post-Brexit 71% of business-owners believe Brexit will have no effect on their ability to accommodate...

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£7,200 is the pay rise magic number, say UK employees
Feb07

£7,200 is the pay rise magic number, say UK employees

That’s the average figure workers say would give them a ‘comfortable life’ Women are less likely to ask for a rise than men – amid a new ‘gender pay rise gap Bristolians are the least happy with their current salary – with just 5% saying they feel comfortable on what they earn Yet Londoners are the most likely to ask for a pay rise in 2018 New research has revealed what the average Briton feels they need to lead a...

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Guest Blog By Lou Walker – Workplace cake culture: health risk or sociable way to boost morale?
Feb07

Guest Blog By Lou Walker – Workplace cake culture: health risk or sociable way to boost morale?

When I was planning my research into office cake culture for my MSc in obesity and weight management, cake-related discussions with friends and colleagues often led to the same full and frank discussion. Some argued that office cake is a sugar-laden menace lying in wait to trip up would-be dieters and hapless healthy eaters. Many felt that any ensuing weight gain carries health risks for individuals and reduced productivity for...

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The Gig Economy is Growing, Are You Keeping Up?
Feb07

The Gig Economy is Growing, Are You Keeping Up?

For a growing number of people, a visit to the city might involve an excursion to the museum, a visit to a local hotspot, and a ride in an Uber or Lyft to travel between the two. Where taxis used to fill the transportation void not that long ago, independent contractors driving for ride-sharing services are now picking up riders and taking them where they need to go; often more cheaply than their traditional, yellow counterparts. The...

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