Dealing with crisis management
Jul17

Dealing with crisis management

Guest Blog Gideon Schulman, director at Pytronot   Setbacks in the business world are regular occurrences. Whether it’s through bad publicity, industry struggles or a breakdown in a bid deal, all companies will inevitably face some troubles. In most instances they will likely be small bumps in the road, however in some cases there could be a big impact on the company and their reputation.     Arguably, it’s how the business deals with...

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35% Of Office Workers Spend Less Than 15 Minutes Outdoors Each Day
Jul17

35% Of Office Workers Spend Less Than 15 Minutes Outdoors Each Day

Ambius, the leading expert in interior landscaping, has carried out a survey of 1,000 office workers that shows an alarmingly limited amount of time spent outdoors. The findings show that a majority of office workers spend less time outside each day than prisoners, who require at least one hour of outdoor exposure each day, according to UN guidelines.   The study found that just 35% spend a maximum of 15 minutes outside, excluding...

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Minimum wage is not payable when a worker is asleep, rules Court of Appeal
Jul17

Minimum wage is not payable when a worker is asleep, rules Court of Appeal

Guest Blog by Rachel Ford-Evans, Solicitor, Darwin Gray   In an important decision for employers and workers in the care sector, the Court of Appeal has decided that workers should not be entitled to be paid for hours when they sleep at their workplace.   A case brought by a worker of the charity Mencap asked the Court to decide whether workers who carried out overnight “sleep-in” shifts at their workplaces could be considered to be...

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School’s Not Out: Demand For Summer Teachers Soars
Jul16

School’s Not Out: Demand For Summer Teachers Soars

  The summer holidays may be approaching but if the UK jobs market is anything to go by, school children may not escape the classroom for too long – as demand for summer teachers soars, according to data released by the world’s largest job site Indeed. Conventional wisdom might regard ‘summer jobs’ as being fruit pickers and ice cream vendors, with one of the traditional perks of teaching being a lengthy break through July and...

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Two-thirds of UK employees want to delegate work to robots
Jul16

Two-thirds of UK employees want to delegate work to robots

More than three fifths (63%) of UK employees would outsource work tasks to a robot if they could, according to research commissioned by ABBYY®, a global provider of content intelligent solutions and services.   For almost a quarter of Brits (24%) attending meetings is their most hated work activity. While one in six (17%) dislike reviewing long documents and more than one in eight (13%) don’t like speaking to customers, these are not...

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Transphobia rife among UK employers as 1 in 3 won’t hire a transgender worker
Jul16

Transphobia rife among UK employers as 1 in 3 won’t hire a transgender worker

A shocking new report reveals a strong prejudice among UK employers towards transgender workers with 1 in 3 employers admitting they are “less likely” to hire a transgender person and nearly half (43%) unsure if they would recruit a transgender person.   The survey identified the retail sector as having the highest number (47%) of businesses unlikely to employ a transgender person, followed by IT (45%), leisure and hospitality (35%)...

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The future of the recruitment supply chain
Jul16

The future of the recruitment supply chain

Guest Blog by Pete Holliday, Managing Director of Sopra Steria Recruitment While organisations have, for some time, relied on master vendor recruiters to source diverse and disparate skills, the ‘master – servant’ relationship which defined historic RPO structures is beginning to crumble. Internal hiring managers are instead increasingly choosing to work with external organisations which are open and honest about their carefully...

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Are Defined Contribution Pension Plans an Effective Option?
Jul13

Are Defined Contribution Pension Plans an Effective Option?

Pensions can be a tricky subject at the best of times, not least because of the vast array of options available to the average person. From receiving a state pension to setting up a SIPP, the entire pension system can seem labyrinthine, although most people set up a work pension.   Defined contribution pension plans are a fairly popular option, but they also have some issues which may need resolving. Here is an explanation of how they...

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Miserable at work?
Jul12

Miserable at work?

Perhaps not as dissatisfied as Boris Johnson whose resignation highlights UK levels of job dissatisfaction. New research reveals that had Boris Johnson made it to the second anniversary of his appointment as Foreign Secretary this Friday then he’d likely have spent 1722 hours, equivalent to almost 72 days dissatisfied in his role. Leading UK job site Fish4jobs has calculated that a third of Brits (32%) spend half their annual working...

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Paying Half a Million In Taxes and Drinking 40 Wheeling Bins Worth Of Coffee
Jul12

Paying Half a Million In Taxes and Drinking 40 Wheeling Bins Worth Of Coffee

Based on the average UK salary, each UK worker will end up a millionaire – but not in one go. A lifetime’s wages add up to £1,260,720 – enough to fill just a suitcase in £50 notes. Of this, over half a million (£252,144) will be taken in taxes – more than the average UK house price (£234,794) for 2017.   These findings, from CIPD course providers, DPG Plc., are based on an analysis of the average UK worker and the various facts and...

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Businesses ‘key to UK recycling efforts’
Jul12

Businesses ‘key to UK recycling efforts’

Recent calls for households to reduce their use of plastics should not overshadow the crucial role businesses must play in improving recycling in the UK, waste disposal experts have warned. Businesses generate approximately a quarter of all waste in England. This has led the government to increase landfill tax to £88.95 per tonne in a bid to encourage businesses to recycle more of their waste. Yet research suggested up to 80% of...

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The different types of team meetings – and how to choose one
Jul12

The different types of team meetings – and how to choose one

Guest Blog by Nicolas Walker   Business communication ought to differ from a secular one as it has a certain role and a strict ethic of behavior when sophisticated small talk is totally free in a form. Business gatherings are held with a goal to come up with a concrete decision of actual task or problem.   Such communication form allows seeing the company’s current situation in complex, to make out all its strong and faint sides. It...

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Most Annoying UK Office Jargon Revealed In New Glassdoor Survey
Jul12

Most Annoying UK Office Jargon Revealed In New Glassdoor Survey

“Touch Base” is Most-Hated Phrase For Second Year In a Row   A new Glassdoor survey released today reveals that the UK’s most annoying office buzzwords in 2018 are “touch base”, followed by “no brainer” and “punch a puppy”. Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, identified what words or phrases irritate UK employees the most in order to highlight to jobseekers the risks of using office jargon and the impact it...

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Benefits And Rewards Failing 3 in 5 UK Employees
Jul12

Benefits And Rewards Failing 3 in 5 UK Employees

Three out of five (61%) employees aren’t satisfied with the benefits and rewards their employers offer, according to the latest research by Sodexo Engage.   The same research* also found that one in five (19%) employees felt that the benefits and rewards on offer aren’t relevant to them at all. The results, based on a survey of 2,000 UK employees, highlight the fact that businesses across the UK are investing in, and implementing,...

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Stay savvy to the hidden costs of a new business
Jul12

Stay savvy to the hidden costs of a new business

It goes without saying that awareness of the cost of setting up a new business is a crucial part of its success. A careful plan of a business’ costs when starting up sets a solid foundation for its future work. To make sure you don’t miss any hidden costs, gas suppliers Flogas, bring you this guide of a few hidden costs you may not have considered when planning your business venture. Upgrade your business plan Competition...

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