4 stress-free tips for Glasgow Airport business travellers
Mar22

4 stress-free tips for Glasgow Airport business travellers

Glasgow’s Scotland’s second-busiest airport, and with regular flights to enterprising hotspots like London, Belfast, New York and Paris, it’s the perfect launchpad for a business trip. And although too many corporate travel jaunts are a pain in the posterior, the occasional junket to a nice destination can be enjoyable — you’ll not only network with new contacts and seal deals with valued collaborators, but also (whisper it) catch a...

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Millennials Are a Double-Edged Sword for HR: The Most Common and the Hardest Employees to Engage
Mar22

Millennials Are a Double-Edged Sword for HR: The Most Common and the Hardest Employees to Engage

It’s predicted that, by 2020, millennials will make up 35 percent of the global workforce. Clearly, they are an important demographic for businesses to recruit, motivate, engage and retain. But according to the “Technology’s Role in Managing & Retaining Employees” research study released by Speakap, millennials are a double-edged sword for HR professionals – they are the most common and the...

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How does redundancy insurance work?
Mar21

How does redundancy insurance work?

If you do not have enough savings to cover regular bills and outgoings in the event of losing your job, then redundancy insurance is worth a look. There are no cast-iron guarantees but some of the policies may be able to help you and your family. They can also provide protection against loans and support mortgage repayments. Find out below how redundancy insurance works.  What is redundancy insurance? Also referred to as...

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Technology key to increasing employee engagement, according to HR professionals 
Mar21

Technology key to increasing employee engagement, according to HR professionals 

Over half of HR workers said their top priority for 2019 is increasing employee engagement Almost 9 in 10 HR workers agreed that employee engagement would improve if their workforce had the technology to recognise each other for good behaviours on an ongoing basis Reward Gateway launches Connect+ App: an all-in-one solution to connecting employees, anywhere in the world LNew research from global employee engagement company, Reward...

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Businesses risk talent exodus and future irrelevance if they fail to manage shift to hybrid human-AI workforce
Mar21

Businesses risk talent exodus and future irrelevance if they fail to manage shift to hybrid human-AI workforce

Business leaders in the UK believe that the transition to a hybrid ‘human-AI’ workforce will be their biggest strategic challenge over the next five years.  And, as the adoption of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and automation accelerates across a wide range of industries, two thirds (67%) of business leaders fear that their organisation will become irrelevant if it fails to move to a hybrid workforce. New research...

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The average British adult now survives on less than six hours of sleep a night, five hour and 48 minutes to be exact
Mar21

The average British adult now survives on less than six hours of sleep a night, five hour and 48 minutes to be exact

Researchers and University psychologists took an in-depth look into the sleep habits of the nation and discovered the majority of us are not getting the amount of sleep needed to function properly, with the average Brit aiming for a minimum of seven hours a night, but only managing five hours and 48 minutes (on average).   And despite experts recommending between seven and nine hours a night, as many as a quarter...

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The Power Of Unconscious Signals In A Consulting Case Interview
Mar21

The Power Of Unconscious Signals In A Consulting Case Interview

It is not uncommon to come across stories about an applicant consultant that makes it to the final round of interviews only to be passed over for the position due to nervousness. Did you know that the signals you send out, whether they are unconscious or conscious, perform an enormous part in the impression the interviewer will form of you? Within the first few minutes of your case interview, the interviewer has formed an opinion and...

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First year of success for charity that helps people with long-term illness find work
Mar21

First year of success for charity that helps people with long-term illness find work

A unique UK charity is celebrating its first anniversary with an impressive year of firsts in its mission to help those with long-term health conditions find work. Astriid is a free online job matchmaking service that connects talented people living with any long-term illness with businesses who need skilled volunteers or staff. Its haul of year one milestones include: Being the first organisation of its kind in the world – committed...

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How to Attract and Retain Talent When Hiring in Five Steps
Mar20

How to Attract and Retain Talent When Hiring in Five Steps

Talent attracts talent – that’s a given. However, with the job market thrown wide open by the advent of the digital age, attracting the right talent and holding onto it has never been a more puzzling skill. Of course, it’s not just about the role – it’s about everything from the salary to the company ethos, the team dynamic, general morale and more, but can it be pinpointed in five simple steps? Communication Be...

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Are you missing the signs of mental health issues in your workforce?
Mar20

Are you missing the signs of mental health issues in your workforce?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Mental health, like physical health, can fluctuate from ‘good’ to ‘poor’. Good mental health is important to a person’s overall wellbeing, so it’s important to spot the signs of mental health challenges in your employees so that you can help...

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Five steps for SME business owners to create bespoke employee benefits programme
Mar20

Five steps for SME business owners to create bespoke employee benefits programme

Guest blog from Punter Southall Health and Protection Punter Southall Health & Protection has launched a new five-step guide to help SMEs create an employee benefits programme tailored to their business, workforce and budget. The guide is aimed at businesses launching an employee benefits programme for the first time and those reviewing their current offering. The announcement follows new research from MetLife UK[i] which...

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Why trust is more important than wellbeing
Mar19

Why trust is more important than wellbeing

Guest Blog by Zoe Humphries, Senior Workplace Consultant, Steelcase Workplace wellbeing programmes have become hugely popular amongst enlightened employers, who see them as a solution to combatting absenteeism and stress, while simultaneously boosting productivity and engagement. Consisting of activities ranging from health screenings and exercise classes, to mindfulness advice and educational sessions, these programmes promise to...

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3 simple staff appreciation ideas
Mar19

3 simple staff appreciation ideas

It’s never been more evident just how crucial recognition is in the workplace. Recognising and appreciating your employees boosts morale, drives engagement, improves retention, and more. We say it time and time again (it’s part of our ethos); it’s all about the people. So, how do you go about transforming your company culture and start incorporating acts of recognition into your company’s daily routine? Here are our 3 top tips....

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How an Online Degree Can Boost Your Career Prospects
Mar18

How an Online Degree Can Boost Your Career Prospects

Getting ahead in the workplace can be a tricky road to navigate. This is especially true if you’re stuck in a lowly position with no chance to show your potential. Or if you’re employed in a company where ‘jobs for the boys’ is rife. Or if genuine promotion opportunities are thin on the ground. When you throw in a crop of colleagues similarly desperate to improve their lot, perhaps an unresponsive boss, or the unstable political...

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UK employees can’t do enough basic HR admin online
Mar18

UK employees can’t do enough basic HR admin online

Many administrative HR tasks are still not completed electronically across UK workplaces Despite living in a mobile-first world, employees across the UK say they can’t do enough basic HR admin tasks on mobile devices and many still do them offline. On average, only 12% of HR admin tasks are possible on mobile devices only and 49% is still completed offline.  These are the results of a new survey from leading provider of global payroll...

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