Tips for SMEs to improve mental health
Nov16

Tips for SMEs to improve mental health

Guest Blog from Adrian Lewis, Director, Activ Absence – absence management software company.   Adrian Lewis, Director, Activ Abesnce says,   “With more focus on rising mental health issues in many UK companies, many employers are looking at ways to improve mental wellbeing but often employers don’t know where to start.”   “One cost effective solution is to use technology to track short and long-term absences and identify if someone is...

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HR News launches new advertising opportunities…
Nov16

HR News launches new advertising opportunities…

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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The Impact of Gender Pay Reporting on Transgender Employees
Nov16

The Impact of Gender Pay Reporting on Transgender Employees

Guest Blog by Shakira Joyner of HCHR   From 6 April 2017 employers in the UK with more than 250 staff are required by law to publish the following four types of figures annually on their own website and on a government website:     ·        Gender pay gap (mean and median averages) ·        Gender bonus gap (mean and median averages) ·        Proportion of men and women receiving bonuses ·        Proportion of men and women in each...

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This could be your article…
Nov16

This could be your article…

Drop us an email to find out more about our brand new advertising opportunities on HR News… Email editor@hrnews.co.uk...

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Balancing Act: The 22 min lunch hour reveals a real disruption to work-life balance
Nov16

Balancing Act: The 22 min lunch hour reveals a real disruption to work-life balance

Guest Blog by Brett Moffatt, Managing Director (EMEA) of Talent Intelligence. Studies show the effects of ‘quick lunch-breaks’ are detrimental to employee’s mental and physical health. The average lunch break – just 22 minutes according to one estimate – may increase the risk of premature death by 60 per cent. It’s entirely preventable – so why is our work-life ratio still so unbalanced?   UK employees are losing up to 18 days a year...

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HR expert warns employers not use to NDAs to silence sexual harassment claims
Nov16

HR expert warns employers not use to NDAs to silence sexual harassment claims

Since the beginning of the year, the #MeToo campaign and increasing focus on sexual harassment in the workplace has revealed worrying details about employers’ use of non-disclosure agreements, or NDAs, to prevent harassment being reported. Previous cases have included waitresses at the Presidents Club dinner having to sign agreements before commencing duties, and Harvey Weinstein’s former aide being silenced by an NDA.   The Telegraph...

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How Offering Health and Wellbeing Benefits to Employees can Improve your Business
Nov16

How Offering Health and Wellbeing Benefits to Employees can Improve your Business

With budgets tight for many small and medium-sized businesses, company owners would be forgiven for considering an investment in the health and wellbeing of their employees as one that they could live without. The result is that many HR teams are not given the resources they need to create the sort of benefits packages that can really make a difference to a business.     However, some employers believe their healthcare benefits...

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Do you think you’ve got a good memory? Take this test to find out!
Nov15

Do you think you’ve got a good memory? Take this test to find out!

A new tool by Oxford Open Learning Trust challenges UK adults to test how good their memory is after recent research reveals nine out of ten Brits feel having a good memory is important for their jobs.   The survey of over 1,000 workers, commissioned to launch the new Memory Matrix tool, found that those that are self-employed and teachers are the professionals that rate the importance of memory most highly for their job.     Distance...

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Why it’s time to start planning your company Christmas party
Nov15

Why it’s time to start planning your company Christmas party

You may have been tasked with the responsibility of organising the company Christmas party and now you’re realising it’s quite a scary prospect. October may seem a bit premature, but you need to start planning as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.     From venues and catering to entertainment and decorations, there is so much to plan and so many people to please, the planning process can be overwhelming. Places will likely get...

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Networking—needs working at, but it’s worth it.
Nov15

Networking—needs working at, but it’s worth it.

Guest Blog by Jeremy Marchant Few business people would turn their noses up at more clients. Most of them understand that business networking is an excellent way of finding them, particularly if you have been recommended by someone they know, like and trust whom you met at a networking event.   It’s at this point that many business people falter. Some try networking in an effort to achieve this and find that, although they did what...

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Promoting a Culture of Punctuality at Work
Nov15

Promoting a Culture of Punctuality at Work

Punctuality is important in any organisation, and in business especially. When employees are allowed to be consistently late, you can be fairly sure that the behaviour will proliferate. Other employees will take note and begin to turn up late themselves. Perceptions of unfairness, justified or otherwise, will spread through the company, to the detriment of everyone. Here, we’ll assess a few popular strategies for getting your...

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Top Tips for Recruiting a Chief Finance Officer
Nov14

Top Tips for Recruiting a Chief Finance Officer

As businesses succeed and grow, they depend on a best-in-class management team to maintain that momentum and continue to meet their long-term goals. Of course, a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is regarded as the captain of the ship, but the appointment of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is equally beneficial; the latter acts as a trusted lieutenant alongside the CEO.     The role of a CFO is far more complex than it used to be. No...

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Stress Management Tips For The Workplace
Nov14

Stress Management Tips For The Workplace

Stress management in the workplace is an essential tool to learn and teach employees if they are to survive in some high-pressure roles. And while some people claim to thrive under these conditions, it is ultimately down to their coping mechanisms that will ensure their longevity in the long run.   Stress is an unavoidable part of work, no matter how much you enjoy your job. It’s also hugely destructive to mental and physical...

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5 Reasons why people want to work in the Gambling Industry
Nov14

5 Reasons why people want to work in the Gambling Industry

The online gambling industry has known an incredible development for the past few decades. This increase is a significant contributor to the country’s economy which has provided more job opportunities related to this sector. A large demand for trained professional workers often occurs and many people begin to be interested in online casino jobs.   Performing in this sector is appealing as some jobs don’t require a college...

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Robots and carers, working together
Nov14

Robots and carers, working together

There is a growing trend of jobs, currently occupied by people, becoming either partially or fully automated in the future. Unsurprisingly the public are skeptical about moving towards an automated job future, especially within the care sector, a new Randstad poll has revealed, that people aren’t comfortable with the introduction of automation. A staggering 84% admitted they wouldn’t trust a robot to help provide health or social...

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