Majority of UK workers do not get paid overtime according to latest research by Jobrapido
Jan18

Majority of UK workers do not get paid overtime according to latest research by Jobrapido

60% of UK employees check their phone or email for work purposes at least once a day whilst on holiday 38 % of the UK admit to suffering from work related stress 8More than half of UK workers (51%) who work additional hours outside their contract do not get paid overtime by their employer, according to the latest research by Jobrapido – the world’s leading job search engine with 55 million monthly visits and more than 80 million...

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What’s Your Worth?
Jan18

What’s Your Worth?

For the second year running, junior and mid-tier creatives have seen substantial pay rises Most senior marketers have seen a real term salary fall, with static salaries for new jobsOnce again, despite the ongoing focus by many brands on content marketing, salaries for content and writing jobs have not kept up with inflation   Aquent/Vitamin T, the specialist recruiters for creative, digital and marketing talent, announced the launch...

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Small business owners work 17 days’ overtime per year
Jan17

Small business owners work 17 days’ overtime per year

Small business owners in the UK work an average of 2,366 hours per year in order to make their business a success, compared to 1,950 for an average UK employee, according to new research* by Opus Energy. The research found that on average, SME owners work 45.5 hours per week, and that more than half (56%) work either six or seven days per week. If a full-time working week is recognised as being 37.5 hours, this means that the average...

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Feeling the chill? Nine out of ten UK office workers lose productivity due to unsatisfying office temperatures
Jan17

Feeling the chill? Nine out of ten UK office workers lose productivity due to unsatisfying office temperatures

Have you ever felt unproductive at work because the temperature is just too hot for you to concentrate? Ever wrapped up in extra layers to keep warm whilst your colleagues complain they’re too hot? Then it sounds like you’ve been at the centre of the office temperature debate. As workers across the country make their way through the cold winter months, flexible office specialist Workthere has conducted research into the age-old office...

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Almost one third of students and graduates believe they would be expected to be available to work during their holiday
Jan17

Almost one third of students and graduates believe they would be expected to be available to work during their holiday

 – Mental health survey suggests 74% of students and graduates are concerned  the expectations of their new employer          -55% feel they will have less time available to dedicate to looking after their mental wellbeing after starting a new job   With the Christmas holiday approaching, new data from the City Mental HealthAlliance (CMHA) on UK student and graduate mental health has identified that those early in their careers...

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Number of UK workers looking to change jobs on the rise due to lack of flexible working options.
Jan17

Number of UK workers looking to change jobs on the rise due to lack of flexible working options.

The founder and CEO of temporary jobs specialist RedWigWam speaks out, as new research reveals the number of UK workers looking to leave their job rose by 13% in a year, with work-life balance named as one of the most important job attributes. According to a recent study, it was found that 23% of employees expressed a low intent to stay with their current employer, this is 10% higher than the current global average and a 13% increase...

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Third of HR teams fail to delete personal data after retention periods expire
Jan16

Third of HR teams fail to delete personal data after retention periods expire

Six months on from the GDPR, new study highlights discrepancies between data protection policies and practices among UK HR teams– despite 87% saying they are confident their processes are ‘fully compliant’ with the regulations A third of HR teams admit to being in breach of the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by failing to delete personal data about employees, leavers and candidates after data-retention...

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7 Tips On Having a Workout At Your Desk
Jan16

7 Tips On Having a Workout At Your Desk

Do you spend a lot of time at your desk? Have no time for a proper workout? That’s okay – most of us don’t. However, you can combine those two and workout at your desk. Are you wondering how? Here are some tips: 1. Stand While You Work Sitting in one position all day or for an extended amount of time can be extremely bad for your health – not to mention your posture. This is why standing while working is such a big trend....

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The New Fundraising Platform Set To Transform Swansea
Jan15

The New Fundraising Platform Set To Transform Swansea

A 20-year-old Swansea University student has just launched an online fundraising platform for students to donate money to local small charities and get great discounts in return. Based in Swansea, Wales. The social enterprise Phoenix Subscriptions aims to help tackle the funding problem that small charities often face by enabling students to set up a monthly donation through the site to the organisations they connect with. Students...

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What does good performance management look like?
Jan15

What does good performance management look like?

Performance management is under the spotlight at last. Radical changes in business culture are transforming the way people are managed – for the better. In the past, performance management has been relegated to the annual appraisal. It is an outdated, ineffective and demotivating tool. Performance management is one of the most powerful things a manager has in terms of motivating employees and ensuring individuals and teams meet...

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UK Workers Are Risking GDPR Penalties By Forwarding Work Emails To Personal Accounts
Jan15

UK Workers Are Risking GDPR Penalties By Forwarding Work Emails To Personal Accounts

64% of UK workers admitted to breaching rules by forwarding work emails to their personal email accounts in the months following the introduction of GDPR MANY UK Businesses are risking penalties by failing to adhere to GDPR legislation. A survey of 1,002 UK workers in full or part-time employment, carried out by technology services provider Probrand.co.uk, has revealed that an incredible 64% of people admitted to having forwarded a...

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Veganism – How much should I accommodate my employee’s dietary requirements at work?
Jan10

Veganism – How much should I accommodate my employee’s dietary requirements at work?

Guest Blog by Peninsula Operations Director and HR Expert Alan Price When news recently broke about an employee’s claim that he was discriminated against because of his ‘ethical vegan’ beliefs, discussions were sparked about an employers’ responsibilities towards employees who have specific dietary requirements like veganism. Employees may have various food needs for many reasons, and employers should consider how they are able to...

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Revealed: The UK’s most sleep-deprived professions
Jan10

Revealed: The UK’s most sleep-deprived professions

●     British operations workers have the lowest sleep quality of any profession ●     Unemployed and retired Brits have a worse sleep quality than workers in any industry ●     HR and recruitment professionals get the best night’s sleep, followed by lawyers The stresses and worries of work are notorious for keeping people awake at night, but now new research1 has revealed which professions are struggling the most to get a decent...

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A Case Of Desk Diagnosis
Jan10

A Case Of Desk Diagnosis

· UK employees are confiding in colleagues over loved ones when it comes to their health· Media, marketing, IT and HR workers most likely to talk openly with colleagues· Topics such as testicular concerns and breast cancer symptoms remain off limits Half of employees in the UK say they speak to colleagues about health concerns before sharing it with a partner or loved one, according to new research out today. Stress, sleep, anxiety...

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Putting wellbeing first
Jan10

Putting wellbeing first

With Christmas behind us and the New Year well and truly underway, ‘January Blues’ may well be setting-in. There will also be those who may be more ‘down’ than usual, perhaps feeling stressed, lonely or undervalued. Although more and more organisations are recognising the need to support employees with their wellbeing needs, many are still falling short in relation to emotional and social wellbeing. Only 14 per cent of workers believe...

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