HR News launches new advertising opportunites…
Aug21

HR News launches new advertising opportunites…

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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Top 10 tips for employees to cut costs and boost savings
Aug21

Top 10 tips for employees to cut costs and boost savings

According to research by WEALTH at work, 80% of employers believe their employees are not saving enough for retirement. This is usually due to affordability or lack of understanding but what many employees don’t realise is the huge difference small changes to their spending habits could make to their savings levels overall.     To help with this, WEALTH at work has shared its top 10 tips for employees wanting to cut their costs and...

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Employers Urged To Step Up Workplace Support As 6.4 Million Over-50s Work Longer
Aug21

Employers Urged To Step Up Workplace Support As 6.4 Million Over-50s Work Longer

Longer working lives have become a reality for millions, yet a significant number of over-50s feel unsupported in the workplace, according to new findings1 from Aviva which highlight the need for UK businesses to boost support for their older workforce. Almost two thirds (63%) of the 10.2 million over-50s in work2 – equivalent to 6.4 million people – are planning to retire later than they thought they would 10 years ago. Many of them...

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What would a statutory maximum working temperature mean for employers?
Aug20

What would a statutory maximum working temperature mean for employers?

Guest Blog by Tilly Harries, Employment Law Barrister in PwC’s legal services team   The recent heatwave across the UK and Europe has presented us with glorious summer sunshine which, while ideal for holiday makers and barbeques, is not so great to have to work in.     Many are surprised to learn that currently there is no clear legislation in the UK which protects employees from working in high temperatures. Whilst the Health...

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How to identify and avoid toxic colleague relationships
Aug20

How to identify and avoid toxic colleague relationships

According to research from the Association of Psychological Type International, up to 80% of all difficulties in the workplace stem from strained employee relationships. This, understandably, causes undue anxiety, stress and in extreme cases; complaints of bullying and harassment.   The effects of dissatisfying colleague relationships are particularly evident when considering statistics which indicate that 62% of employees find...

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Why we need to foster a new working culture in the property sector
Aug20

Why we need to foster a new working culture in the property sector

Guest Blog by Ricky Poonia, Group Director at The Blackmore Group.   Ricky Poonia, group director and head of real estate at The Blackmore Group discusses his ambitions to shake off the old-fashioned perceptions of finance and property institutions. I am very lucky that I can genuinely say that I love my job and I know my colleagues feel the same, but I am all too conscious of the reputation that the property and finance sectors have...

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The Importance & Benefits For An Organisation Of Working Towards Early Talent Diversity
Aug20

The Importance & Benefits For An Organisation Of Working Towards Early Talent Diversity

Guest Blog By Will Shepherd, CEO, Cohesion   The Early Talent market is changing and becoming increasingly competitive.  In fact, in 2017, the number of students planning to go to university fell to its lowest level in 8 years. Companies are having to adapt and evolve to this changing marketplace where competition and demands are high.     When it comes to making changes, increasing Early Talent Diversity represents both a priority...

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Health & Safety: Insights & Tips from the Electrical Guys
Aug17

Health & Safety: Insights & Tips from the Electrical Guys

Guest Blog from the Electrical Guys   Between 2016 and 2017, work-based injuries cost the UK £14.9 billion. From slips and trips to cuts and collisions, poorly executed health and safety measures could cost your business, and the economy, a hefty amount of money.   Efficient health and safety measures are essential for successful business. Safe and responsible companies keep employees safe from harm, and promote an efficient, happy...

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Recruitment boss offers advice to students and parents after A-level results day
Aug17

Recruitment boss offers advice to students and parents after A-level results day

A-level results day opens up a world of opportunity – whatever’s inside that envelope, insists the boss of short-term recruitment specialist RedWigWam.     On Thursday this week students across the country will nervously opened envelopes containing their results, supported by their equally apprehensive parents.   Lorna Davidson, founder and CEO of RedWigWam, said:   “These students will be discovering the results of all their hard...

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Company Reputation More Important Than Ever In Crowded Jobs Landscape
Aug16

Company Reputation More Important Than Ever In Crowded Jobs Landscape

A company’s online reputation has never been more important when it comes to attracting talent, according to new research from the world’s largest job site, Indeed. A whopping 70% of jobseekers say they won’t apply for a role until they’ve researched the employer’s reputation online, while more than half (56%) say they wouldn’t even apply for a role at a company with no online presence.   While reputation has always been important for...

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The wake of #MeToo – what’s the latest in UK workplace bullying?
Aug16

The wake of #MeToo – what’s the latest in UK workplace bullying?

Workplace bullying may occasionally be the topic of conversation within HR, but never has it dominated the national media headlines as much as in recent times. What part has #MeToo had to play in this, what’s likely to happen next and is increased legislation the answer to shaping progress? Arwen Makin, senior solicitor at ESP Law, offers her thoughts… Whilst the #MeToo movement changed the face of social media – and far more – in...

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Phone Calls Are Dead: We’re All Just Too Embarrassed
Aug16

Phone Calls Are Dead: We’re All Just Too Embarrassed

New survey reveals we find talking on the phone embarassing, stress about having to think on the spot and hate interrupting other people’s day.   A new report from Ofcom (published today) reveals that the total number of voice calls have fallen for the first time, yet with Brits checking their phones an average of once every 12 minutes it seems we’re more reliant on our mobiles than ever. So what has caused the fall in voice calls?  ...

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Managing and supporting employees experiencing domestic abuse
Aug16

Managing and supporting employees experiencing domestic abuse

Guest Blog by Health Assured CEO and wellbeing expert David Price   Most employers strive to create a happy and positive working environment, ensuring staff remain safe and protected whilst they undertake their work duties. However, for a significant number of workers, the threat of domestic abuse in their personal lives often looms large once they return home. With this in mind, there are several measures employers can take to...

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Recruiting in the world of AI: Why the human touch will always win out
Aug15

Recruiting in the world of AI: Why the human touch will always win out

Picture the scene: It’s the not-too-distant future and you’re at your standing desk poring over a job description for a role you need to fill. As you read the essential requirements and scan your mind for possible recruits, you realise something. This job might not actually need a human candidate. You reach into your desk and take out a silver folder (because you’re old-school like that), and look for a suitable robot or artificial...

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Welsh workers keeping it cool as the least stressed region in the UK
Aug15

Welsh workers keeping it cool as the least stressed region in the UK

Workers in Wales are far less stressed than the rest of the UK according to research from HR and payroll specialist Moorepay.   Across the country, almost one in ten (9%) people say they suffer constant stress at work, however in Wales this figure drops to one in 20 workers (4%). The same applies when looking at employees who suffer from stress on an hourly basis or more – the national average stands at 14% whilst in Wales this figure...

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