5,000 UK employers are now Disability Confident
Sep21

5,000 UK employers are now Disability Confident

5,000 UK employers are now Disability Confident • Minister challenges FTSE 100 to sign up to Disability Confident scheme • TBT Recruitment is 5,000th organisation to become Disability Confident • The Guinness Partnership becomes 50th Disability Confident Leader   The Minister for Disabled People, Work and Health, Penny Mordaunt, has issued a challenge to British based FTSE 100 companies to sign up to the Disability Confident...

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Power workers gain dementia insight  
Sep21

Power workers gain dementia insight  

Britain’s biggest electricity distributor is continuing its rapid progress towards becoming a dementia-friendly business.   UK Power Networks, which keeps the lights on in London, the South East and East Anglia, is marking World Alzheimer’s Month this September by offering all of its 6,000-strong staff the opportunity to learn more about dementia.     To date, more than 750 managers at the company have undertaken the...

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Revealed: The top five questions your employees are afraid to ask
Sep20

Revealed: The top five questions your employees are afraid to ask

  … From pay rises and promotions, to flexibility and time off Dealing with the boss can be nerve wracking, so it’s unsurprising that one in four (22.5%) professionals admitted that there are certain questions they’re afraid to ask their employer, with this figure rising to almost a third (31.3%) amongst millennials. This is according to a recent study from CV-Library , the UK’s leading independent job board.   The survey,...

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What to do when employees’ personal problems affect work – Comment by Health Assured CEO and wellbeing expert David Price
Sep20

What to do when employees’ personal problems affect work – Comment by Health Assured CEO and wellbeing expert David Price

Wayne Rooney’s latest PR disaster has seen him charged with drink driving and having to face allegations of impropriety with a woman whilst his wife was away on holiday. It’s a story that has nothing to do with his footballing career, and yet it’s sure to impact his day job at Everton and could ultimately affect his performance on the pitch in upcoming fixtures. But how should employers go about dealing with potentially fragile...

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The wellbeing disconnect: research uncovers a workplace disparity between employees and employers
Sep20

The wellbeing disconnect: research uncovers a workplace disparity between employees and employers

  Employee wellbeing has been a top agenda point for HR for some years but the results of the recent research by employee engagement specialists, Reward Gateway, shows that employees still aren’t getting what they need from their current wellbeing programmes. This is demonstrated by the disparity of opinion between employee and employer. Over half (51%) of employers agree that their company shows they care about employees mental,...

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Working From Home Productivity Killers
Sep19

Working From Home Productivity Killers

Ellen Holcombe, Freelance Copywriter | Professional Word Person I’m Ellen, a freelance copywriter. I pick the right words and put them in the right order to create copy that gets your readers to take action. Aside from the copywriting, I’m a creative with a hint of perfectionism and a love of spreadsheets. I love both reading (anything with a twist) and writing (pretty much anything). I strongly believe that there is never an...

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Smart Working
Sep19

Smart Working

Guest Blog from Micol Mieli Although it is self-evident that working smart is a good idea, it can be hard for businesses to really know how to do it in practice. Within HR, the usual concerns are how to make flexible working function, how to stay productive with employees scattered all over the place, and how to manage salaries without office hours to count. However, ‘Smart Working’ is not just another term for flexible working, but a...

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Epsom Business Woman, Louise Camby inspires
Sep19

Epsom Business Woman, Louise Camby inspires

Team BRAVO Gorillas, inspired by Epsom-based Louise Camby, helped raise over £1,000 for St. Catherine’s Hospice at their Dragon Boat Festival held at Tilgate Park in Crawley, Surrey on Sunday September 10 2017.     BRAVO (http://www.bravobizevents.co.uk/) is a social enterprise connecting Surrey and Sussex through business networking events and their annual community choir concert, Choiroke. Louise Camby, of BRAVO said...

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Robots could mean we spend longer in retirement, says TUC
Sep19

Robots could mean we spend longer in retirement, says TUC

A new report published by the TUC argues that the economic gains from digitisation, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) should be used to benefit working people, for example by reversing policies to raise the state pension age.   The report Shaping Our Digital Future explores how the next technological revolution will impact on jobs and wages. Previous waves of technological change have not led to an overall loss of jobs,...

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How access control can make your office a safer place
Sep19

How access control can make your office a safer place

A report from the Office for National Statistics has revealed that between April 2015 and March 2016 there were 400,361 police recorded burglary offences, of which 206,588 of them were against businesses. Burglary is one of the highest threats for businesses. There are several security measures you can invest in to protect your business, from CCTV cameras to access control systems. Whilst CCTVs act as a deterrent for offenders, or...

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5.5 million workers ages 50+ fear health concerns will curtail their working lives
Sep19

5.5 million workers ages 50+ fear health concerns will curtail their working lives

More than five million workers over the age of 50 are concerned that health issues will prevent them from prolonging their working lives, Aviva’s latest Real Retirement research reveals. Half (55%) admit to fearing that work will become detrimental to their health or they might not be well enough to keep working, including 13% who say this is already an issue for them.   Fewer than one in five (17%) over-50s workers say they have...

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Employers need to consider employee use of smartphones in their DSE policies
Sep19

Employers need to consider employee use of smartphones in their DSE policies

Research* conducted by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has shown the extent of smartphone use in everyday working roles: 23% of employers said ALL their employees use smart phones as part of their working role 60% of employers said that at least half of their employees use smart phones as part of their working role Just 7% of employers said none of their employees use smart phones as part of their working role     As working...

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ADAPTABILITY is the key to landing the job of your dreams – according to a survey of leading CV writers.
Sep19

ADAPTABILITY is the key to landing the job of your dreams – according to a survey of leading CV writers.

Adaptability the most sought-after quality by recruiters and employers Management skills, pro-activeness and organisation all key to achieving jobs Hard work, loyalty and attention to detail far less important with employers Candidates told not to include a photo or hobbies with their CVs Leading CV writing company Purple CV polled their writers and 71% cited it as among the top three most sought-after qualities among employers....

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Ryanair’s flight cancellations highlight that businesses must take staff holiday planning seriously
Sep18

Ryanair’s flight cancellations highlight that businesses must take staff holiday planning seriously

Reports that Ryanair has cancelled 82 flights on Sunday and will cancel between 40 and 50 flights every day for the next six weeks because it “messed up” the planning of pilots’ holiday is a situation that could have been avoided with better holiday planning, says absence management expert, Adrian Lewis, Director of Activ Absence. Discussing the holiday planning chaos Ryanair’s Marketing officer Kenny Jacobs said, “We have...

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The impact of sleep deprivation on your body
Sep18

The impact of sleep deprivation on your body

If you’re not sleeping enough, the effects could be more significant that bags under your eyes. Head of Preventative Medicine, Dr Ben Kelly, explains how your size and your sleep are closely linked. The rise of obesity over the last few decades is paralleled by significant reductions in the length of time we spend asleep. At the same time, a large number of studies have reported associations between impaired sleep and the likelihood...

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