Job insecurity is behind the rise in presenteeism, says Adrian Lewis, Director at Activ Absence
Sep21

Job insecurity is behind the rise in presenteeism, says Adrian Lewis, Director at Activ Absence

 Nine out of ten UK employees (92%) have gone into work despite being sick this year and the top reason for presenteeism is the fear of not getting paid, according to new research[i] from insurer, Holloway.co.uk.   Other reasons cited include being scared to get into trouble (22%), not wanting to fall behind on work (11%), thinking they could just get through their illness (9%) and having called in sick too many times (6%).     In...

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HR News launches new advertising opportunities…
Sep21

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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Sep21

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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Impact of AI in the workplace
Sep21

Impact of AI in the workplace

Guest Blog by Shakira Joyner of HCHR   There has been much debate recently about the impact of Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) and its impact on the workplace.     In the US, all types of businesses are harnessing AI to forecast demand, hire workers and deal with customers. In 2017 companies spent around $22bn on AI-related mergers and acquisitions, about 26 times more than in 2015.   Impact of AI in the Workplace   However, in a...

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Calling all Nurses – NHS Northamptonshire is on an Autumn Recruitment Drive with a  series of Open Days in September and October
Sep21

Calling all Nurses – NHS Northamptonshire is on an Autumn Recruitment Drive with a series of Open Days in September and October

The ‘Best of Both Worlds’ recruitment campaign to attract hundreds of nurses and healthcare professionals to relocate and work in hospitals and the community across Northamptonshire is stepping up a gear this Autumn.   A series of open day recruitment events are being held by leading Northamptonshire NHS employers throughout September and October, welcoming nurses of all levels and specialisms as well as therapists and healthcare...

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Businesses bracing for flu season
Sep21

Businesses bracing for flu season

The number of businesses looking to protect their employees from the flu is on the rise as employers help to safeguard the health of their workforce.   Last year, flu infections in the UK reached the highest levels in seven years[1], and minor illnesses such as the flu accounted for over a quarter (26.2%) of working days lost through sickness absence, adding up to over 34 million days[2].     Bupa saw a 36% rise in the number of...

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How to Manage Temporary Employees This Autumn/Winter
Sep21

How to Manage Temporary Employees This Autumn/Winter

You’ve decided to bring in temporary or contract staff, whether it is to meet seasonal demand or fill gaps in the team. Temporary employees differ from full-time staffers in a number of ways. Here are a few tips on how to manage temporary employees this autumn/winter and make the process as smooth as possible for everyone involved.     Have a Clear Action Plan Before You Hire Them Before you bring in temporary workers, have a clear...

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Beating the Burnout
Sep21

Beating the Burnout

Guest Blog by Jackie Furey, Where We Work   SME’s are facing burnout as more and more find it impossible to switch off- Jackie Furey, Director of the workplace consultancy, Where We Work, explains how overworking is not the answer to building a better business…   Earlier this year, it was revealed that the ‘always on culture’ has spread to Britain’s SME’s, pushing many to what has been described as a ‘breaking point’. The survey...

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How can external staff training benefit your business?
Sep21

How can external staff training benefit your business?

You no doubt offer training to new employees when they first join the business. This quickly brings them up to speed on processes, tools and any other information they require to do their specific role. You might then offer further training as and when new tools are added or processes updated. While this is, of course, necessary – it isn’t enough.   If you don’t already offer external training opportunities to your employees, you need...

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Government’s 30hrs free childcare scheme has reverse effect as in-home childcare prices increase
Sep20

Government’s 30hrs free childcare scheme has reverse effect as in-home childcare prices increase

New research launched today by Yoopies, one of Europe’s biggest online care platforms, reveals the true effect that the government’s 30 hours free childcare scheme has had on hourly childcare costs.   Whilst the scheme has been purse friendly for parents with offspring in funded preschool or nursery places, families using in-home care – such as nannies – have not been so well off.  Prices hiked by 4.1 percent in the last...

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How to establish flat hierarchies without sacrificing formal order
Sep20

How to establish flat hierarchies without sacrificing formal order

Guest Blog By Bas Kohnke, Impraise Flat hierarchies is a new organizational trend in today’s corporate world. As opposed to traditional, “mechanic” organizational structures where the team hierarchies are formed based on product category, target market and even a pure order of power, a company with a flat organizational structure has little or no management layers. Team members are engaged throughout every decision-making process and...

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Move-over Millennials – Gen-Z are here to stay, well, for a bit anyway…
Sep20

Move-over Millennials – Gen-Z are here to stay, well, for a bit anyway…

One year on from the first Gen Z-ers entering the workforce, there has been much reported on this demographic’s predisposition for job-hopping. Graduate jobs board Milkround surveyed this year’s graduates to understand whether the perception is valid.   The research revealed Gen Z are not looking for a job for life, with 55% planning on staying in their first role for less than 2 years. However, they are ambitious and have high...

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Young and old: Getting the benefits from a diversely aged workforce
Sep20

Young and old: Getting the benefits from a diversely aged workforce

Guest Blog by Aliya Vigor- Robertson, co-founder of JourneyHR   In the UK, the older demographic is rising. In just 10 years, we’ll see the number of over-50s increase to around 27 million. As a result, there’s a growing trend of older, pre-retirement applicants looking to re-enter the workplace or reskill in their current role.   Although it should be easy to see the value that these experienced workers can bring to a company,...

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TUC calls for new tech to pave way to shorter working week and higher pay
Sep20

TUC calls for new tech to pave way to shorter working week and higher pay

New technology like AI, automation and robotics could pave the way for better working conditions – including higher pay and reduced workloads – a new TUC report sets out   Government and business estimate that new technologies could boost UK GDP by at least £200bn in the next decade. But most UK workers (51%) expect that the benefits of new technology will be hoarded by managers and shareholders, rather than shared fairly between...

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How to run a better business from your smartphone
Sep20

How to run a better business from your smartphone

It seems like there’s now an app for everything – but which of the millions of smartphone apps are most useful if you’re trying to run a successful business? And how can you use your smartphone to improve productivity?   Online smartphone retailer, e2save, looked into how business owners use their smartphones at work, and also asked entrepreneurs to reveal which apps and features they’ve found most useful.     The research showed that...

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