Why PPE Is Important For Your Business
Mar26

Why PPE Is Important For Your Business

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used to protect workers from health or safety risks at work. There is a wide range of PPE and protective clothing you may need to provide for your workers, including safety helmets, gloves, hi-vis clothing, safety footwear, sensory protection and respiratory equipment. Your industry and the type of work your employees undertake will determine what PPE you are required to provide to be compliant...

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Flexible working fail: Fewer than a third of companies meet modern working demands
Mar26

Flexible working fail: Fewer than a third of companies meet modern working demands

·      Less than three in 10 (29%) UK employees work for companies that operate flexible working schemes for all ·      Almost a third (31%) of UK workers would turn down a job opportunity that didn’t allow flexible working – a quarter (25%) have already done so  ·      Productivity suffering as a result Four in ten (42%) UK employees say...

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Top Six Changes You Need to Make to Enjoy a Better Workplace
Mar26

Top Six Changes You Need to Make to Enjoy a Better Workplace

Every company must have strong foundations, or else the entire structure will crumble. Greater success only means stronger foundations than before. The foundations your company are made up of include your employees, your data systems, and, of course, your ability to successfully outsource so that you maintain healthy ROIs and benefit from maximum output. Your workplace and working mentality must be healthy, strong, and stable. To...

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Winners crowned at Wales HR Awards
Mar25

Winners crowned at Wales HR Awards

HR professionals were recognised at the third annual Wales HR Awards on Friday 22 March. Hosted by Sian Lloyd, the awards – launched in 2017 by leading recruitment agency Acorn and commercial law firm Darwin Gray in partnership with the Wales HR Network – saw individuals and teams from across the country attend a black-tie event at the Exchange Hotel in Cardiff. Celebrating outstanding people and businesses for their contribution to...

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One in 10 UK adults have never had a paid job
Mar25

One in 10 UK adults have never had a paid job

Despite record employment figures, a report released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), found one in 10 UK adults have never done paid work, with students accounting for a large majority of the 3.6 million people. Lorna Davidson, Founder and CEO of short-term recruitment specialists, RedWigWam, shares her thoughts. The report released by ONS, showed the number of 16 – 64 year olds who have never had a paid job has...

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How will Brexit affect the Contractors in the UK?
Mar25

How will Brexit affect the Contractors in the UK?

Guest Blog by Anthony Sherick, MD of ContractorUK As we enter what could be the final stretch of the Brexit negotiations, we are still left with little assurance of what it will mean for contractors in the UK. Many currently have strong ties to European-based companies and may well be affected by the UK’s orderly or otherwise exit from the EU. So, how could Brexit affect contractors? Contracting provides the opportunity to work on...

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4 stress-free tips for Glasgow Airport business travellers
Mar22

4 stress-free tips for Glasgow Airport business travellers

Glasgow’s Scotland’s second-busiest airport, and with regular flights to enterprising hotspots like London, Belfast, New York and Paris, it’s the perfect launchpad for a business trip. And although too many corporate travel jaunts are a pain in the posterior, the occasional junket to a nice destination can be enjoyable — you’ll not only network with new contacts and seal deals with valued collaborators, but also (whisper it) catch a...

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Millennials Are a Double-Edged Sword for HR: The Most Common and the Hardest Employees to Engage
Mar22

Millennials Are a Double-Edged Sword for HR: The Most Common and the Hardest Employees to Engage

It’s predicted that, by 2020, millennials will make up 35 percent of the global workforce. Clearly, they are an important demographic for businesses to recruit, motivate, engage and retain. But according to the “Technology’s Role in Managing & Retaining Employees” research study released by Speakap, millennials are a double-edged sword for HR professionals – they are the most common and the...

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How does redundancy insurance work?
Mar21

How does redundancy insurance work?

If you do not have enough savings to cover regular bills and outgoings in the event of losing your job, then redundancy insurance is worth a look. There are no cast-iron guarantees but some of the policies may be able to help you and your family. They can also provide protection against loans and support mortgage repayments. Find out below how redundancy insurance works.  What is redundancy insurance? Also referred to as...

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Technology key to increasing employee engagement, according to HR professionals 
Mar21

Technology key to increasing employee engagement, according to HR professionals 

Over half of HR workers said their top priority for 2019 is increasing employee engagement Almost 9 in 10 HR workers agreed that employee engagement would improve if their workforce had the technology to recognise each other for good behaviours on an ongoing basis Reward Gateway launches Connect+ App: an all-in-one solution to connecting employees, anywhere in the world LNew research from global employee engagement company, Reward...

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Businesses risk talent exodus and future irrelevance if they fail to manage shift to hybrid human-AI workforce
Mar21

Businesses risk talent exodus and future irrelevance if they fail to manage shift to hybrid human-AI workforce

Business leaders in the UK believe that the transition to a hybrid ‘human-AI’ workforce will be their biggest strategic challenge over the next five years.  And, as the adoption of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and automation accelerates across a wide range of industries, two thirds (67%) of business leaders fear that their organisation will become irrelevant if it fails to move to a hybrid workforce. New research...

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The average British adult now survives on less than six hours of sleep a night, five hour and 48 minutes to be exact
Mar21

The average British adult now survives on less than six hours of sleep a night, five hour and 48 minutes to be exact

Researchers and University psychologists took an in-depth look into the sleep habits of the nation and discovered the majority of us are not getting the amount of sleep needed to function properly, with the average Brit aiming for a minimum of seven hours a night, but only managing five hours and 48 minutes (on average).   And despite experts recommending between seven and nine hours a night, as many as a quarter...

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The Power Of Unconscious Signals In A Consulting Case Interview
Mar21

The Power Of Unconscious Signals In A Consulting Case Interview

It is not uncommon to come across stories about an applicant consultant that makes it to the final round of interviews only to be passed over for the position due to nervousness. Did you know that the signals you send out, whether they are unconscious or conscious, perform an enormous part in the impression the interviewer will form of you? Within the first few minutes of your case interview, the interviewer has formed an opinion and...

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First year of success for charity that helps people with long-term illness find work
Mar21

First year of success for charity that helps people with long-term illness find work

A unique UK charity is celebrating its first anniversary with an impressive year of firsts in its mission to help those with long-term health conditions find work. Astriid is a free online job matchmaking service that connects talented people living with any long-term illness with businesses who need skilled volunteers or staff. Its haul of year one milestones include: Being the first organisation of its kind in the world – committed...

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How to Attract and Retain Talent When Hiring in Five Steps
Mar20

How to Attract and Retain Talent When Hiring in Five Steps

Talent attracts talent – that’s a given. However, with the job market thrown wide open by the advent of the digital age, attracting the right talent and holding onto it has never been a more puzzling skill. Of course, it’s not just about the role – it’s about everything from the salary to the company ethos, the team dynamic, general morale and more, but can it be pinpointed in five simple steps? Communication Be...

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