Corona-tiredness! A quarter of Brits confess to sleeping on the job whilst WFH
Jul08

Corona-tiredness! A quarter of Brits confess to sleeping on the job whilst WFH

Binging on Netflix (37%), sleeping on the job (25%) and household chores (24%) are what Brits working from home are actually doing instead of their day job!.   1 in 10 Brits (9.6%) claim not to miss anything about the office.More than a third of Brits are working a lot less in terms of hours now they’re working from home (37%) 3% of Brits admitted “I am not working at all and getting away with it”Brits hail team...

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Workforce data must be leveraged to plan ahead for the end of the EU withdrawal transition period
Jul08

Workforce data must be leveraged to plan ahead for the end of the EU withdrawal transition period

UK businesses must make workforce planning and analytics a priority to navigate the post-lockdown recovery In less than six months time, the EU Withdrawal Bill transition period comes to an end and, with it, businesses could face restrictions on access to EU skills and labour. Whilst this was a critical discussion point for many businesses four months ago, the pandemic has diverted focus. According to the CIPD more than half of UK...

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Over reliance on gut instinct is leading to bad hiring decisions
Jul08

Over reliance on gut instinct is leading to bad hiring decisions

50% of hiring managers have made this mistake New research* from pre-hire assessment specialists, ThriveMap, reveals hiring managers are relying too heavily on their gut instinct and not enough on objective data when making hiring decisions. Half of hiring managers said when they reflected on new recruits that didn’t work out, these were the result of them paying too much attention to how they felt about the candidate. This means that...

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Why investing in employee health and wellbeing solutions post Covid-19 is essential
Jul08

Why investing in employee health and wellbeing solutions post Covid-19 is essential

The Covid-19 crisis has shone a spotlight on the importance of health and wellbeing like never before, increasing demand for private healthcare and other health and wellbeing solutions, according to Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing. Fuelling the demand is the increased awareness of the importance of good health and wellbeing, coupled with the recognition that the NHS is under major strain. The NHS Confederation[i] recently...

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The Essential Technologies You Need in Your Business
Jul08

The Essential Technologies You Need in Your Business

Business processes are getting complicated, but on a positive note, there is a lot of tech that can help. Tech solutions can automate such processes as hiring, payroll, communication and many more. It will help you cut costs among other benefits. Let us look at some of the technologies that are a must-have if your business is to thrive in a competitive world. Business website  For starters, having a business website is crucial...

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Five ways employers can deal with return-to-work childcare issues
Jul07

Five ways employers can deal with return-to-work childcare issues

Advice by Kate Palmer, Associate Director of Advisory at Peninsula Over the past few days, more workplaces have reopened, however, schools and other childcare settings such as holiday clubs are unlikely to open for some time, leaving many working parents with a childcare problem over summer. Considering this Kate Palmer, Associate Director of Advisory at Peninsula, looks at five ways employers can deal with return-to-work childcare...

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Over half of temporary workers now looking for permanent roles in post-pandemic Britain
Jul07

Over half of temporary workers now looking for permanent roles in post-pandemic Britain

Over half (55%) of those who were temporary workers before the COVID-19 crisis are now actively looking for a permanent role, according to new research[i]. The study of 500 office-based temporary workers, conducted by Office Angels, highlights a fundamental change to the UK’s labour landscape going forward as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. However, this does not spell the end of the UK’s temporary job market; a third (33%) of those...

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Over 400,000 Furloughed Employees Face Repossession after the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Ends According to New Projections
Jul07

Over 400,000 Furloughed Employees Face Repossession after the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Ends According to New Projections

New projections released by UK-based house buying website, CashHouse.co.uk, show furloughed homeowners could be in for a surprise come November. Their research uncovered that the Furlough Scheme, which supports over 9 million workers, ends with disastrous timing for homeowners. “Unfortunately, the ban on repossessions also ends on 31st October 2020 – the exact same date as the UK furlough scheme ends”...

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Best Practice Approach to Launching in a New Territory
Jul07

Best Practice Approach to Launching in a New Territory

Nicole Sahin, CEO and Founder, Globalization Partners  Expanding your operation into a new region can be risky, and oftentimes a little daunting. But it can also be exciting, and if the right due diligence in terms of planning and preparation has taken place, it can be an important stepping stone to increased revenue and profitability. The critical role that people play within a business is well-documented. And nowhere is this more...

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Returning to the workplace: can I monitor and collect information about my staff?
Jul07

Returning to the workplace: can I monitor and collect information about my staff?

As people begin to return to the workplace, employers such as Ford, Amazon, and PwC are introducing new ways to monitor the fitness of their staff to work. Different measures include using thermal scanners to check for temperatures, phone apps which register the proximity between staff, and wristbands to monitor an employee’s physical location on site. For smaller businesses, more practical measures to identify risks may include...

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Preparing Your Home For Work
Jul06

Preparing Your Home For Work

The time has come for many of us to get back to work as the green light has been given for business across the country to reopen once again, however for many of us it’s likely that remote working will remain for a longer period of time, or even permanently for many. This means that you may have to transform your home into a working office for yourself, which has challenges of its own – so where to start? (Image from ncsc.gov.uk)...

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A third of employers don’t provide support to help long-term absent employees return to work
Jul06

A third of employers don’t provide support to help long-term absent employees return to work

A third of employers (31 per cent) do not make any early interventions to help staff return to work in the event that they’re absent for longer than six months owing to ill health, disability or injury. Similarly, thirty-two per cent of employers don’t have any financial support in place for staff if they are absent for half a year or more. This is according to research among 500 employers* carried out by GRiD, the industry...

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Employees want to stay at home for good, says new study
Jul06

Employees want to stay at home for good, says new study

More than three in five (62%)1 UK employees who can work from home would be happy if their office remained closed indefinitely after lockdown measures are lifted, despite a sustained drop in Covid-19 cases. One in five (21%) claimed to be ‘extremely happy’ at the prospect of working permanently from home according to a new study2 commissioned by Winckworth Sherwood, the leading full-service UK law firm. UK businesses appear to be...

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The legal considerations to be made when phasing employees back to work
Jul06

The legal considerations to be made when phasing employees back to work

As businesses in England begin the process of easing employees back to work, they will find themselves embarking on an unprecedented process. Strict social distancing and adequate protective measures set out by the government raises questions around personal safety and employer responsibilities, meaning great care will need to be taken to avoid reputational damage or costly tribunal claims. Here, Joanne Wright, Employment Solicitor at...

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The COVID cost: Employers walking into remote working productivity slump
Jul06

The COVID cost: Employers walking into remote working productivity slump

New research from workplace software company Names & Faces has exposed the link between remote working productivity levels and employee visibility, defined as the degree to which employees feel seen, know people across the company, and are quickly able to find and identify anyone they don’t know.  With 98% of people saying they would like to have the option to work remotely for the rest of their careers, employers are...

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