Right Person, Wrong Role: New Research from Right Management Finds One in Five People are in the Wrong Role
Nov15

Right Person, Wrong Role: New Research from Right Management Finds One in Five People are in the Wrong Role

One in five people are in the wrong role, jobs they are not motivated by, engaged with or productive in, according to new research released today by Right Management, ManpowerGroup’s global career and talent development expert (NYSE: MAN). Based on interviews with more than 4,600 people across 20 countries Right Management found companies need to invest in career mobility and help employees develop their skills and gain valuable...

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UK Employees To Receive Among The Lowest Salary Increases In Europe Next Year
Nov15

UK Employees To Receive Among The Lowest Salary Increases In Europe Next Year

UK professionals expected to receive just 0.2% real-terms salary increase in 2018, up to fifteen times less than European peers   Higher inflation to wipe out majority of pay increases   In Europe, only employees in Hungary, Portugal and Ukraine are likely to be worse off than those in the UK   pay   Real salary increases in Asia-Pacific to continue to lead the world in 2018, filling eight of the top ten positions...

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Why freelancers need health insurance
Nov15

Why freelancers need health insurance

Guest Blog by Mike James There is no doubt that freelancers make up a significant proportion of the workforce ; it is estimated that there are more than 2 million freelance workers in the UK, and this number is growing. If this is something that you are considering or have just started, there are certainly a number of benefits that make it attractive. However, it is also true that freelancers need to take steps to protect themselves...

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80% of Brits have thought about starting their own business
Nov15

80% of Brits have thought about starting their own business

● Lack of money was found to be the biggest barrier for starting up a business ● Londoners were the most entrepreneurial in the UK, with 84% of respondents thinking about starting up on their own ● 25-34 year olds were the age group most likely to think about becoming their own boss There were 644,750 company incorporations in the UK in the twelve months to 31 March 2017 and with the popularity of online, handmade marketplaces such at...

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Women Continue To Be Hit Hardest By Low Wages in UK
Nov14

Women Continue To Be Hit Hardest By Low Wages in UK

62% of those earning less than the real Living Wage are women. Nearly 1/3 of all working women in the UK don’t earn a wage they can live on, a real Living Wage.   Following recent news that 5.5M working people in the UK earn less than the Living Wage, further findings reveal women are hit hardest by low pay in the UK, ahead of Equal Pay Day.     • Women make up nearly two thirds (62%) of workers currently struggling to...

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Taking Sexual Harassment Seriously
Nov14

Taking Sexual Harassment Seriously

Guest Blog from Shakira Joyner or HCHR. Headline news over the past few days has focussed on the Harvey Weinstein scandal which has highlighted the issue of sexual harassment in the film industry. What the revelations about Weinstein’s behaviour over decades has further illustrated that victims of sexual harassment in the workplace are still reluctant to report the harassment for fear of retribution and other consequences.  ...

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Specialist care firm expands with new branch in Brecon
Nov14

Specialist care firm expands with new branch in Brecon

Seren Support Services, a specialist in delivering high-quality home care services across South Wales, has extended its reach and ability to service its clients by opening a new office in Brecon, as part of its ongoing expansion plan.   The care provider, which employs some 120 staff, provides care and home support services across the Neath Port Talbot area for hundreds of home-based patients. The company has made the investment...

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“Time” for the office party?
Nov14

“Time” for the office party?

Guest Blog from Steve Herbert, Head of Benefits Strategy at Jelf Employee Benefits   You don’t need me to tell you that we are about to enter the festive season, and across the nation the plans for the annual office shindig will no doubt be in an advanced state of preparation.   So I’m going to be deliberately provocative now.  Without wishing to be a party-pooper, I wonder why the nation continues to persist with this...

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16:22 on Sunday is officially the ‘end’ of the weekend
Nov13

16:22 on Sunday is officially the ‘end’ of the weekend

For British workers, thoughts turn to their working week ahead at 16:22 on Sunday Three quarters of Brits admit to getting the Mondays blues Accountancy and banking employees get the worst Monday blues, whereas workers from the leisure, sport and tourism industry were most positive about the start of the working week The average 20-year old currently needs to work another 2,112 Mondays (almost six years’ worth) until they reach their...

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AI and the Future of Recruitment
Nov13

AI and the Future of Recruitment

Guest Blog By David Haines, Global sales Director, Xref   Tech experts have been paying lip service to the wonders of Artificial Intelligence (or AI) for many years, but what was once the stuff of blockbuster movies and sinister sci-fi stories, is quickly becoming a reality. The age of Artificial Intelligence is upon us.   What does this mean for the HR sector? In an industry where the emphasis is on people and human...

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The Frustrations Being Felt by the Recruitment Sector
Nov13

The Frustrations Being Felt by the Recruitment Sector

Autumn often brings with it a recruitment rush.   With the end of the summer holidays, the traditional vacation allows people time to revaluate their current career path and job role – perhaps signalling time for change for many employees.   Children may be starting school and parents need to find a workplace which is accommodating to school hours and recently graduated students are embarking on their journey into employment...

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Do businesses really care about their employees?
Nov13

Do businesses really care about their employees?

Just six per cent of employees would proactively tell their employer they are suffering from a mental health condition One in five workers believe their mental health is not a concern to their employer Less than a half of UK businesses have an official mental health or workplace wellbeing policy in place   New research by Benenden has revealed the extent to which mental health remains a taboo subject in the workplace, with only...

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Revealed: Over a third of workers are unhappy in their current role
Nov13

Revealed: Over a third of workers are unhappy in their current role

With the majority on the search for better opportunities As the year draws to a close, a recent study from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site, has found that over a third (39.9%) of the nation’s professionals are unhappy in their current roles. What’s more, 96.7% of these workers said that they’re looking for a new job as a result.     The survey of 1,200 professionals sought to explore job satisfaction...

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Why workplace investigations go wrong
Nov10

Why workplace investigations go wrong

Guest Blog by Arran Heal, Managing Director, CMP Resolutions, www.cmpresolutions.com   Put people together into a pressured environment like the workplace and there are always going to be misunderstandings, clashes, and occasions when emotions boil over to the surface. Greater sensitivity to any form of discrimination, a sense of ‘rights’, along with the new opportunities for niggling via digital comms means disputes are only...

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British Workers Reluctant To Take Career Breaks Risk Burn-Out
Nov09

British Workers Reluctant To Take Career Breaks Risk Burn-Out

● New international research reveals that British employees are wary of extended breaks away from work because of long-term impact on their careers despite two-thirds expressing interest in ‘Sabbaticals’ ● More than half think it would be difficult to return to work post-sabbatical ● One in five believe it will make them less employable ● More than a third (38%) said their company offers no flexible working benefits as part of their...

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