“How HR leaders can prepare for AI in the workplace”
Apr18

“How HR leaders can prepare for AI in the workplace”

It’s hard to escape the excitement surrounding Artificial Intelligence and what this is going to mean for leaders of teams inside of our organisations.     But before we get too carried away with the concept of robots invading the coffee area, stealing our jobs and our favourite biscuits, it’s a key area for HR Executives to consider. This is in terms of what this could mean both for the way that teams interact not only with this new...

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Fighting the good fight – How HR can make a difference in the productivity struggle
Apr18

Fighting the good fight – How HR can make a difference in the productivity struggle

Richard Shea, Managing Director, EMEA Search at Futurestep   Economists have long bemoaned the fact that on average it takes until the end of the week for the British employee to do what his/her French counterpart has accomplished by Thursday afternoon. And no wonder the obsession – productivity has historically been correlated not only with rising wages but also with quality of life.   In this context of downbeat bemusement, the news...

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The benefits of choirs for businesses
Apr18

The benefits of choirs for businesses

There is no doubt team building is necessary in order for businesses to run as a strong, united team. Communication and healthy professional relationships play a big part in job satisfaction, in fact, it was found that businesses with effective communication were 50% more likely to have lower staff turnover and 67% of employees say good work colleagues were a reason to stay in a job.   However, when employers ask you to organise team...

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Glassdoor survery finds candidates are 40% more likely to apply for a job if they are familiar with the company brand
Apr18

Glassdoor survery finds candidates are 40% more likely to apply for a job if they are familiar with the company brand

Glassdoor®, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, today released new data which suggests employers with low brand awareness will get overlooked by job seekers. In fact, candidates are 40 percent2 more likely to apply for a job at a company in which they recognise the brand compared to a company they have not heard of.   The survey, conducted among 750 hiring decision makers (those in recruitment, HR and responsible for...

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Draconian EAT ruling on shared parental leave puts pressure on mothers
Apr17

Draconian EAT ruling on shared parental leave puts pressure on mothers

Guest Blog by Danielle Ayres   The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruling in the Ali v Capita Customer Management case puts pressure on working mothers to bear the brunt of childcare responsibilities following the birth of their child. Commenting on the ruling in April 2018, leading pregnancy and maternity discrimination solicitor Danielle Ayres says;   “Whilst the decision may come as a relief to employers who provide increased...

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Only 2 in 10 UK Students Consider a Career in Sales
Apr17

Only 2 in 10 UK Students Consider a Career in Sales

Guest Blog by Ella Pattenall of Inspiring Interns Sales brings up images of a loud, chaotic office – row after row of suited youngsters behind busy desks, calling up elderly citizens and convincing them to purchase insurance they don’t need.   Of course, this is not the reality of sales. Sales differs depending on industry and what is being sold; one sales job might be very different from another.   However, research demonstrates that...

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How to Make Meetings Productive for Employees
Apr17

How to Make Meetings Productive for Employees

The mere mention of a meeting is enough to draw huge, collective sighs across the office, especially if it’s scheduled in first thing on a Monday morning. The fear kicks in at the thought of endless presentations, dry documents and the repeated conversations – it’s just not productive. However, there are ways to brighten up your conferences with just a few minor changes to how they are conducted. Recruitment specialists, Gibson...

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4 Tips for Writing a Resignation Letter You Cannot Afford to Miss
Apr17

4 Tips for Writing a Resignation Letter You Cannot Afford to Miss

It’s a fact of modern life that the vast majority no longer work for one company all our lives. That means that we’ve got know how to cut those ties. People have tried a lot of different ways to cut those ties. Some go for a formulaic letter. Others are a little more colourful about it like a girl who thought she could pull one over on her boss by quitting on YouTube, but where her boss got the last laugh. But which is the best way to...

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Managing Motivation in Tough Business Circumstances
Apr16

Managing Motivation in Tough Business Circumstances

Every business and staff member goes through tough times that might lead to distractions, a drop in motivation or a change in priorities.   The only certainty is that all businesses must be ready to face uncertainty. Difficult situations will arise that need to be navigated sensitively, and whilst trying to maintain ‘business as usual’ and good results.   Here at 1-800 numbers provider TollFreeForwarding.com, we’ve selected a series...

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Women surveyed are happier at work than men, despite being paid less
Apr16

Women surveyed are happier at work than men, despite being paid less

Employee benefits provider Personal Group unveiled its Gender Happiness Gap research today, preceding the Gender Pay Gap reporting deadline on 4th April. The research surveyed over 1200 UK employees about their happiness, enthusiasm, pride, and efficiency at work. The results demonstrate a significant gap in the workplace happiness between men and women across the UK.   The research shows that contrary to, and perhaps in spite of the...

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Hiring the Right Person Doesn’t Require Unpaid Trial Shifts
Apr16

Hiring the Right Person Doesn’t Require Unpaid Trial Shifts

Guest Blog by Chris McCullough, CEO and co-founder, Rotageek   Unpaid trial shifts might be common practice, but they have no place in 2018. There might sometimes be good intentions – an opportunity for employers to get a measure of how a new hire might slot into their business, and for candidates to decide if they want to work for that company. Yet there are increasing concerns that this practice is being used to exploit job hunters...

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How to carry out an HR data audit ahead of GDPR
Apr16

How to carry out an HR data audit ahead of GDPR

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25th May 2018 creates landmark changes to the way employers will have to handle and secure the personal data of their employees. Carrying out an HR data audit before this date is advised and will help employers understand the current data procedures that apply to their business and assess whether amendments are needed to these procedures.   HR data audits will look...

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Is ethnicity pay gap reporting next?
Apr13

Is ethnicity pay gap reporting next?

Now that the deadline for publishing the first gender pay gap report has passed, the pay data of over 10,000 organisations is available online. The focus on this issue has not stopped there, however, with enforcement action commenced against those who failed to report and awareness schemes being launched to help women question their salaries. The buzz around gender pay gap reports has resulted in calls for pay transparency to be...

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How a life coach can improve your hiring protocols.
Apr13

How a life coach can improve your hiring protocols.

Guest Blog from Ben Edwards; life coach, qualified NLP practitioner and motivational speaker. Most successful businesses will attract a substantial amount of interest when advertising for an upcoming vacancy, welcoming many hopefuls through the door. However, the hiring process can become increasingly long and alarmingly expensive if the right decisions aren’t made. Often, candidates are able to excel within the interview, largely due...

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3 Ways Workplaces Will Use Virtual Reality
Apr13

3 Ways Workplaces Will Use Virtual Reality

You can hardly get on the internet these days without seeing something or other about virtual reality. This is in part because it’s one of the more exciting consumer technologies of the last few years. But it’s also because VR has branched out so much. Initially regarded mostly as a tool for gaming, it’s now seen as something that’s useful in all kinds of different activities, industries, and pursuits (even if gaming is still sort of...

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