Location, location, location: Do the same job and get paid up to 140% more depending on where you live
Nov03

Location, location, location: Do the same job and get paid up to 140% more depending on where you live

· New research from job site reveals how salaries for exactly the same job vary based on location · Primary school teachers can earn up to 18% more in London vs. 20% less in Liverpool     Depending on where you live could see you earn up to 140% more than the national average salary for exactly the same job, new research reveals. Bus drivers, for example, can earn up to £34,244 by working in Birmingham – 44% above average,...

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Nine out of 10 bosses believe changing departmental office seating improves efficiency
Nov03

Nine out of 10 bosses believe changing departmental office seating improves efficiency

Over nine in 10 (94%) senior decision makers in UK companies believe project efficiency could increase significantly if they simply re-arranged their office seating plans to promote cross-departmental collaboration between team members Yet more than three in five (64%) of the same respondents say their office can be best described as being arranged by departments The median length of time before any organisational structure change is...

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One in five adults are unhappy with their career
Nov03

One in five adults are unhappy with their career

A quarter of workers (25%) don’t like their current job 1 in 4 adults think changing jobs would improve their mental health Lack of financial support is the main reason people stay in jobs they are unhappy in One in five (19%) UK adults are dissatisfied with their careers, new research has revealed. A study carried out by energy comparison site, UK Power, questioned the nation to find out which areas of their life they are most...

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One Identity Research Exposes Major Problem with Employees Snooping on the Corporate Network
Nov03

One Identity Research Exposes Major Problem with Employees Snooping on the Corporate Network

Global survey of over 900 IT security professionals indicates that employees are seeking out, and finding, information that is irrelevant to their jobs Ninety-two percent of respondents report that employees attempt to access information they do not need for their day-to-day work Nearly two in three (66 percent) IT security professionals admit they have specifically sought out or accessed company information they didn’t need One...

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Nearly half of employees with mental health issues have felt discriminated against at work
Nov03

Nearly half of employees with mental health issues have felt discriminated against at work

47% of workers with a mental health issue have felt discriminated against in the workplace because of their condition, according to research released today, on World Mental Health Day, by Badenoch & Clark, part of The Adecco Group UK and Ireland.   The Badenoch & Clark research report, ‘Breaking boundaries: Mental health and the failings of the UK workplace’ also found that more than half (64%) of respondents did not...

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Over half of business professionals feel uneasy about “leaving their ethics at the door” at work
Nov02

Over half of business professionals feel uneasy about “leaving their ethics at the door” at work

Research by A Blueprint for Better Business found one in six people have changed jobs due to behaviour and action in the workplace Junior members of staff most likely to do things which make them uncomfortable in the workplace More support needed to help employees discuss workplace issues that cause them unease   A new poll, commissioned by the independent charity A Blueprint for Better Business, found that 55% of professionals...

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Recruitment and Employee Retention for Small Businesses
Nov02

Recruitment and Employee Retention for Small Businesses

Guest Blog from Shakira Joyner of HCHR   Employee recruitment and retention is a key issue facing many businesses and effective, professional advice on this matter can be hard to find.   For small businesses in particular, the staff turnover can be very high due to a number of factors; so these businesses are constantly looking for ways to encourage staff members to stay for longer periods of time.   Finding out why people...

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UK Businesses are stifling their employee’s creativity and innovation
Nov02

UK Businesses are stifling their employee’s creativity and innovation

81% of workplaces don’t have a culture of experimentation 24% of workplaces are in need of new ideas and fresh thinking UK businesses are failing to support a culture of innovation despite employees believing that their companies would benefit from fresh ideas and innovative ways of working, new research shows.   A study of 1,000 workplaces conducted by RADA in Business (the commercial subsidiary of the Royal Academy of Dramatic...

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The 12 design principles for next generation learning
Nov02

The 12 design principles for next generation learning

Guest Blog from Paul Ashcroft, The Ludic Group.   The concept of next generation learning has captured the attention of both the Board and learning professionals. When executed well, it can enable organisations to build vital transformative skills, mindsets and behaviours, faster and more cost effectively than ever before. By using digital resources to optimise adult learning, organisations can significantly speed up the cycle of...

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Tips on how to achieve work-life balance
Nov02

Tips on how to achieve work-life balance

Guest Blog from by Laura Little, Learning and Development Manager, CABA   ‘Work-life balance’ has become a popular phrase over the past couple of years, and the more we hear about it, the more unachievable it seems. This is because there now seems to be general acceptance that it’s no longer achievable, with the consequences detailed for us to read on a daily basis. We’re tired, unproductive and working longer hours, with endless...

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IT education doesn’t meet employers demands say CIOs
Nov02

IT education doesn’t meet employers demands say CIOs

Security skills is biggest area of concern, followed by digitisation and business intelligence   The demands of the IT employment market are not being met by today’s education system, according to new research from recruitment specialist Robert Half Technology UK. With the UK skills gap costing the UK economy an estimated £63bn a year, the poll of CIOs reveals the most critical technological skills that UK technology leaders want...

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Hi-home, hi-home it’s off to work we go: 40% of Brits get more distracted when at home than in the workplace
Nov02

Hi-home, hi-home it’s off to work we go: 40% of Brits get more distracted when at home than in the workplace

Household chores and chatting to friends are the biggest distractions 60% of Brits spend the work-at-home day in their pyjamas   With big corporations such as HSBC and Virgin actively encouraging their employees to work from home, a new survey has found that nearly half of Brits (40%) spend their remote working hours doing personal tasks. And when they are doing the job in hand, 60% do so in their pyjamas.   A recent study...

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Robey’s Blog: Getting off the Agency crack
Oct24

Robey’s Blog: Getting off the Agency crack

Recruitment agents.  We HR professionals have a bit of a love-hate relationship with them, and I suspect the feeling is mutual.  It’s always been my practice to keep them at arm’s length, to be honest.  Keep turnover down.  Recruit through direct methods.  Turn to the Dark Side only when no other solution will do the job.   But some organizations are well and truly addicted to Agency crack.  They love the quick fix that comes...

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Robey’s Blog: The Importance of Being Wrong: Holiday & Overtime Part 2
Oct20

Robey’s Blog: The Importance of Being Wrong: Holiday & Overtime Part 2

Life is about learning.  And sometimes learning involves being wrong.  And last week I was, in a couple of respects, wrong.   When we work, we sometime earn money in addition to our base salary: commission, bonuses, overtime and tips are all money earned in various roles that are additional to the base salary return for our time.  When we don’t work, we aren’t able to earn that money.  So if you’re on holiday, you can’t makes...

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Trump tops the list of most ghoulish bosses this Halloween
Oct19

Trump tops the list of most ghoulish bosses this Halloween

American President Donald Trump named as the scariest celebrity boss to work for Candidates say Lord Alan Sugar would be most intimidating to be interviewed by But employers take a different view on Lord Sugar claiming The Apprentice star is the celebrity most likely to make a “great boss”   Lord Alan Sugar, star of the BBC’s The Apprentice and made famous by his ‘you’re fired!’ catchphrase, has divided opinion among...

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