Reduce physical inactivity to improve employee mental wellbeing
Sep18

Reduce physical inactivity to improve employee mental wellbeing

The recently publicised report from the World Health Organisation not only found that four in ten British women do not do enough exercise to stay healthy, but that the proportion of inactive people has risen since 2016 which experts believe is partly due to more sedentary jobs.   Many adults in the UK spend more than seven hours a day sitting and the NHS have advised office-based workers with an increased sedentary lifestyle to spend...

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How to ask your employer for education funding
Sep18

How to ask your employer for education funding

Some adults may feel that they could bring more to their role with the right knowledge and training. However, it’s possible that many people think that they can’t speak to their employer and ask them for education funding. Perhaps they believe that this is an inappropriate question to ask, or they don’t think that their employer would agree. In reality, employees that have been invested in by their place of work often have a higher...

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Employee resignations rise for a sixth consecutive year
Sep18

Employee resignations rise for a sixth consecutive year

One in five (19%) employees resigned from their job in 2017, up from 15.5% in 2016, according to the latest data from XpertHR. Labour turnover statistics from 398 organisations show the resignation rate has increased steadily since 2012, when it stood at 10.6%.   The biggest change in turnover rates was in manufacturing and production. The average voluntary resignation rate increased from 11.7% in 2016 to 18.9%, and the median from...

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Top 10 most colourful, happy and creative cities in the UK
Sep18

Top 10 most colourful, happy and creative cities in the UK

The creative industries cover everything from design to dance, art to architecture but what really makes a city creative? Bloom & Wild have compared data for some of the UK’s biggest cities to find out which are the most creative, happy and most colourful. This will help guide job candidates and business owners towards the city that is best suited to them.     Being a “creative” is more than just a job, it feeds into many aspects...

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A disproportionate number of young people are unemployed, but work placements help many to start careers
Sep17

A disproportionate number of young people are unemployed, but work placements help many to start careers

Through Movement to Work over 70,000 work placements have been completed, with over 50% of young people not previously in education, employment or training progressing into jobs, apprenticeships or returning to education.   Hundreds of thousands of young people are unemployed, far more than in other age groups. Many are trapped in a ‘no-experience, no job’ cycle. Around 800,000 are not in employment, education or training. And amongst...

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Inequality Starts At Interview
Sep17

Inequality Starts At Interview

  AN ALARMING 85% of interviewers have admitted asking off limits questions during the interview process, new research by UK science and technology recruitment specialists, Hyper Recruitment Solution (HRS) has today revealed.   The research also unveiled confusion among hiring managers over what can and cannot be asked, with nearly half (47%) saying they have never had official training on what questions to ask in an interview.    ...

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Brits Are A Bunch Of Fitness Amateurs
Sep17

Brits Are A Bunch Of Fitness Amateurs

BRITAIN IS a nation of wannabe PT’s, offering out amateur fitness advice to colleagues, friends and family with no professional expertise to base it on, according to new research.   The survey of 1,000 UK adults carried out by Focus Training, found that almost two thirds (61%) of UK gym-goers knowingly hand out advice and expertise on exercise and in some cases, nutrition despite having no qualifications in this field.     Workplaces...

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How to get your payroll ready
Sep17

How to get your payroll ready

Guest Blog by Conor McArdle, Content Executive at Brighter Business   When your business moves from a one-person operation to requiring more employees, it’s an exciting time! You’re a successful and growing business, and you’re taking the necessary steps to guarantee future growth.     Part of the process is making sure that you’re ready to take new people on, starting with the most important bit: payroll. After all, people are...

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Job insecurity is behind the rise in presenteeism, says Adrian Lewis, Director at Activ Absence
Sep14

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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This could be your article…
Sep14

This could be your article…

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The blurred lines of the working day
Sep14

The blurred lines of the working day

Guest Blog by Joanna Adams, HR Consultant at Darwin Gray   A cultural revolution Mobile technology and our handheld computers have revolutionised our lives – we are connected to our social groups, the rolling news … and unfortunately, to our work on a 24/7 basis. We are facing a cultural revolution and concerns are being raised that this is not necessarily good for us.  Are we a generation that is unable to ‘switch off’?     A duty of...

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A career in fashion after education — what are your options?
Sep14

A career in fashion after education — what are your options?

Are you thinking of pursuing a career in fashion once you’ve completed education? There are a wide range of options available aside from the ones you may expect, such as designers and models. From a career in fashion-related finance, to discovering a role in communications, the opportunities are varied. Retailers of men’s shirts, CT Shirts, take a look at what’s out there, considering some careers you mightn’t have thought of:    ...

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Why employers need to better support graduates’ mental health in the workplace
Sep14

Why employers need to better support graduates’ mental health in the workplace

Guest Blog by Charlie Taylor, Founder & CEO of Debut, UK’s award-winning student and graduate careers app   The mental health crisis amongst university students is extremely worrying, but it is often forgotten that graduates can struggle post-university once they’ve entered the workforce, too.     Whilst there is clearly still work to be done to ensure students are receiving adequate support at university, there is even more to...

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Bupa launches 30-minute ‘lunch break’ male health check
Sep14

Bupa launches 30-minute ‘lunch break’ male health check

Healthcare provider Bupa has launched a check specifically designed to provide assessment and advice for prostate and testicular cancer.  Within 30 minutes, customers will be much clearer about their health in relation to these male-specific areas, either identifiying the need for further tests or giving the reassurance they needed.   Male Health Check was developed in response to an increase in health assessment bookings earlier this...

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Less than half of British managers are satisfied with their workplace
Sep10

Less than half of British managers are satisfied with their workplace

UK businesses only have a 48 percent approval rating, according to a new Cornerstone OnDemand and IDC survey of over 1,900 European HR, IT and line of business managers. The “Future Culture 2018: Building a Culture of Innovation in the Age of Digital Transformation” whitepaper measured workplace satisfaction at 48 percent by averaging the ‘completely agree’ responses to questions on whether respondents are proud to work for their...

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