Do’s and Don’ts at the Office Party
Dec14

Do’s and Don’ts at the Office Party

“Tis the season! Holiday party invitations are probably flooding your inbox faster than Father Christmas invading shopping centres.  Love it or hate it, there’s no avoiding the fact that Christmas is well upon us and somewhere in all those invitations is probably one for the annual work holiday party. This is a gathering that’s meant to celebrate the season and a year of hard work and commitment, but can be daunting, even for the most...

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1000s of Business and consumers are victims of a ‘Friday job’?
Dec14

1000s of Business and consumers are victims of a ‘Friday job’?

By mid-afternoon on a Friday many 9-5 workers have one eye on the clock as they count down to the weekend – but what about when your job involves working on someone else’s home? A survey undertaken by Protecting.co.uk, a health & safety and employment law expert, has shown that a staggering 76% of trades people admit to doing at least one ‘Friday job’ which they are ‘ashamed of’ – from slap dash plastering to...

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What’s on Your Work Desk?
Dec14

What’s on Your Work Desk?

We asked 16 business leaders of start-ups, established companies and multinational giants what their work desks look like, and what it means to them. Have you ever wondered what some of the most influential business leaders work desk looks like? Are they tidy, messy, do they have pictures of loved ones or gadgets close to hand? And why do they  keep their desk that way; is it a place of function to get work done or an area of...

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Why a VPN router is the best investment you can make for your company
Dec14

Why a VPN router is the best investment you can make for your company

Most companies use Wi-Fi printers these days, which is an IoT (Internet of Things) device. While they are a massive convenience to install and use, they create major security loopholes simply because they are not built to withstand attacks or defend its network. Security measures across all IoT devices are generally weak and non-standardised, making them extremely vulnerable to hacking. According to Varonis, a cybersecurity and data...

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Does a Green Corporate Agenda Attract Talent?
Dec13

Does a Green Corporate Agenda Attract Talent?

It stands to reason that recruiters want secure the very best talent in the business. To do that, they often look at what perks the company can offer to an employee. It might be the opportunity for quarterly bonuses, plenty of annual leave days, flexible working hours or high-tech offices. However, there’s something else that employers should consider adding to the list to stay ahead of the competition; social responsibility. A strong...

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Thinking Outside the Box When Hiring
Dec13

Thinking Outside the Box When Hiring

The millennial workforce is definitely not an easy one to please. With employee retention rate lower than ever before, and the modern worker being completely unafraid to leave a steady job in search of better opportunities and a more appreciative work environment, it’s no wonder that modern entrepreneurs and business leaders are struggling. In an extremely competitive job market, managers are having a difficult time finding,...

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Driving a happier workforce
Dec13

Driving a happier workforce

Guest Blog by Conor McArdle, Brighter Business Commuting is rarely a pleasant experience; between congested roads and delayed trains, many UK workers now spend two hours commuting each day, according to a recent study by ONS. The quality of the commute, whether good or bad, can set the mood for the entire day. We all know there is no greater frustration than being stuck in rush hour traffic or on a freezing trainplatform. A new Global...

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Employees with early onset dementia are receiving a lack of support in the workplace an early dismissal
Dec13

Employees with early onset dementia are receiving a lack of support in the workplace an early dismissal

Employees with early onset dementia face a lack of support at work and early dismissal, with those working in low paid employment losing their jobs earlier than thoseworking in high paid roles, a large study has found. The study is published today in the scientific journal Occupational Medicine.  The research pulls together 44 journal papersand articles which explore the management of employees who developed dementia between the ages...

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Four tips to support your employees through international business travel
Dec10

Four tips to support your employees through international business travel

 A major part of the global travel industry that has grown rapidly in recent years is corporate travel. With an increasing number of countries becoming central hubs for international business, the numbers of people travelling abroad for work continues to rise. As more and more people taking to the skies, travel companies and corporate businesses are under increasing pressure to modernise their practices in order to meet the needs of...

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When Do Women Really Get To Clock Off?
Dec10

When Do Women Really Get To Clock Off?

It’s only natural to wonder how your day compares to the rest of the UK. Feel like you never have enough time to unwind and pursue activities you enjoy? You’re not alone. Based on unique survey results and the latest ONS data, Mattress Online have uncovered what the average Brit’s weekday looks like and it finds that women are at a disadvantage when it comes to free time and unpaid work.     What does the average Brit’s weekday look...

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Five wellbeing trends businesses should look out for in 2019
Dec10

Five wellbeing trends businesses should look out for in 2019

Guest Blog by CEO and wellbeing expert, David Price   It’s that time of year when everyone is starting to make their New Year’s resolutions. Most of the time these resolutions tend to focus on improved health and wellbeing. Promoting good health and wellness should also be an employer’s goal for 2019 so with this in mind, here is a summary of the five best workplace wellbeing initiatives and trends that businesses should look out for...

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Where are all the women in automotive?
Dec10

Where are all the women in automotive?

Guest Blog By Amanda Holtby, Director and Joint Owner, G3 Remarketing   It’s hard to believe that in 2018 when visiting any car dealership, garage or auction house and, chances are, women staff members will be few and far between. If you do see any female faces, they are more likely to be handling your paperwork than selling you a vehicle or fixing one.     And men still occupy more than 82% of the jobs in the UK motor sector at a...

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How can businesses manage demand for seasonal workers this Christmas?
Dec07

How can businesses manage demand for seasonal workers this Christmas?

New research from job search engine Adzuna.co.uk has revealed there are currently over 23,000 Christmas jobs available in the UK, with 21% of Christmas vacancies online and 17% with some of the biggest high street retailers such as Tesco, Superdrug and Debenhams.     Managing additional seasonal workers alongside existing staff can be a real headache for employers at one of the busiest times of the year for the high street and online...

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HR News launches new advertising opportunities…
Dec07

HR News launches new advertising opportunities…

We are delighted to announce that we can now offer advertising opportunities on our site. Media Packs are available on request, just drop us an email over on editor@hrnews.co.uk and we will be more than happy to send the pack across to you. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support of our news site and would like to make it clear that our level or service will remain the same and we are still more than happy to...

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Celebrating the Best HR in Wales
Dec07

Celebrating the Best HR in Wales

The annual Wales HR Awards has become a diary marker for Welsh businesses over recent years, recognising and celebrating the hard work and commitment carried out by in-house teams, consultants and the HR industry as a whole.   Created by leading recruitment specialists Acorn and commercial law firm Darwin Gray, the Wales HR Awards is the annual flagship event of the Wales HR Network; the country’s leading networking platform for HR...

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