DSE compliance at just 10%
Jan05

DSE compliance at just 10%

New figures from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare suggest there is a lack compliance with the Health and Safety Display Screen Equipment regulations. While the research, undertaken among over 500 senior decision makers from UK companies, shows a willingness towards providing DSE eyecare, it reveals a little as 10% of employers are fully complying with the regulations. The regulations state that employers must provide all screen users with...

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Robert Half reveals the top 10 roles set for the highest salary increases in 2018
Jan05

Robert Half reveals the top 10 roles set for the highest salary increases in 2018

With an uncertain geopolitical and economic landscape on the horizon for 2018, businesses are shifting their focus and hiring practices to survive in an aggressive market. The Robert Half 2018 Salary Guide has revealed that junior developers, senior business analysts and fund accountants are all in line to receive the largest salary hikes in the coming year.   The top 10 roles set to see the biggest salary gains next year are:...

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Accidents, arguments and underperformance: the real impact of sleep-deprivation in the workplace
Jan05

Accidents, arguments and underperformance: the real impact of sleep-deprivation in the workplace

Alarming new research from bed manufacturer Sealy UK, has revealed the nation’s employees are turning up for work sleep deprived – impacting not only on their productivity and mood, but their safety. It is now spearheading a major initiative, appealing to bosses to take this often-overlooked issue more seriously. The awareness campaign is based on data from Sealy’s recent Worldwide Sleep Census, which questioned 5,000 people of...

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Organisations not doing enough to help employees reach full potential, believe UK HR professionals
Jan04

Organisations not doing enough to help employees reach full potential, believe UK HR professionals

‘Businesses are not doing enough to encourage employees to reach their full potential’, is a striking viewpoint to emerge from a survey conducted by Cascade HR.   In a poll of 447 UK-wide Human Resources professionals, the research found that 44% believe the workforce does not have enough support to thrive, with a further 23% unsure if organisations are doing enough.     The findings arose alongside another startling...

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Here’s what your employees probably aren’t telling you
Jan04

Here’s what your employees probably aren’t telling you

Guest Blog by Sarah Musgrove, Editor at Brighter Business One of the hardest things about having people work for you is trying to keep them happy. The problem is that, sometimes, you’re not even aware that your employees are unhappy.   Something you can do to anticipate employee dissatisfaction and hopefully work to minimise it, is to pay attention when studies about employee complaints like this one, by Chicago-based HR...

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Top 5 apps all HR professionals need to help improve productivity in 2018
Jan04

Top 5 apps all HR professionals need to help improve productivity in 2018

With UK productivity at a record low, one of the New Year’s resolutions of all professionals will likely be boosting this figure in the workplace. Downloading the five apps below will help HR professionals to tick off their 2018 work resolution and have their most productive year yet.     1. FocusList The first step to higher productivity is to be on top of the daily agenda. FocusList is an app that helps to plan the day...

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More Than Half of UK Adults Believe That Young Girls Are Discouraged from a Career in Mechanics
Jan04

More Than Half of UK Adults Believe That Young Girls Are Discouraged from a Career in Mechanics

The latest research from ClickMechanic, an online marketplace for car repair, has revealed that more than half of UK adults believe that young girls are discouraged from a career in mechanics, as a result of its being a male-dominated industry.     In fact, 58% argue that the gender imbalance will have a negative influence on a young girl’s decision to enter into this profession. Looking at other factors; 50% feel that the...

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The link between employee engagement and customer service
Jan03

The link between employee engagement and customer service

Guest Blog by Kenny Bain, CEO of Rant & Rave explains the intrinsic link between employee and customer engagement.   With the proliferation of communication channels, customers now have more power and information than ever before, and they expect instant service gratification. This has led to a widening expectation gap with today’s businesses where 61% of customers churned in 2016. More significantly, 81% of those defectors...

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What will the GDPR changes mean for HR professionals?
Jan03

What will the GDPR changes mean for HR professionals?

  The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now less than 6 months away and the need for businesses to start working together to ensure that all aspects of data storage and processing is ready for the extensive and complex changes has never been greater.   Failure to comply with the GDPR could result in significant financial penalties, such as 4% of annual group global turnover or €20 million; whichever is greater. As...

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Salaries soar in the education, catering and retail sectors
Jan03

Salaries soar in the education, catering and retail sectors

CV-Library reveals the top five industries for salary growth in November   As the New Year begins,  there is still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the future of the UK economy. That said, the most recent job market data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site, has revealed that salaries across the UK saw a steady increase of 1.3% last month, when compared with data from October 2017.     The...

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77% of people say they will actively pursue their dreams in 2018
Jan03

77% of people say they will actively pursue their dreams in 2018

  Research released today by Huawei, the worlds’ second largest smartphone manufacturer, has revealed the UK is a nation of creative, ambitious people, who are set on following their dreams, with 85% stating they have one or more goals they want to fulfil. Furthermore, 2018 looks set to be the year Britons take the plunge with 77% planning to actively pursue their goals in the next year.   The survey of 5,000 UK residents...

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Is your workplace disability friendly?
Dec22

Is your workplace disability friendly?

According to Scope, a charity for those with a disability, there were 13.3 million disabled people living in the UK in 2016 – at least 18% of whom were adults of working age. However, just 3.4 million disabled people are currently in employment. This is not purely down to choice or the nature of each disability; for some disabled people, it’s the barriers they face in a working environment that prevent them from having a job.  ...

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How to prepare the office for the Christmas shut down
Dec22

How to prepare the office for the Christmas shut down

With Christmas parties booked, and secret Santa’s bought, preparations for the festive period are well underway. Yet for office-based businesses planning to close over the impending festive period, there are some other preparations companies, especially SMEs, should be considering before the Christmas shut down.     Firms that want to ensure they are in the best position to kick start the New Year can benefit by taking...

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In-Demand Workers Can Expect A Verry Happy Christmas
Dec22

In-Demand Workers Can Expect A Verry Happy Christmas

Employers are working harder to keep staff happy this Christmas, and are spending millions on festive bonuses and parties to counter threats of skill and worker shortages in 2018.   The annual study by the Prepaid International Forum (PIF) of 2,000 UK workplaces reveals a 23% increase in the number of employees due to receive a festive reward or bonus.     Just over one in five (21%) workers are due to get a Christmas...

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New Trend For Employees Taking Regular, Short Break From Work Boosts Performance
Dec22

New Trend For Employees Taking Regular, Short Break From Work Boosts Performance

A NEW TREND for workers to take regular breaks throughout the working day has been identified – but, according to new research, it’s not all bad news for employers and business owners.     A survey of 1,000 British adults published by ElectricTobacconist.co.uk as part of theTake a Break Report 2017 revealed that almost 1 in 2 workers (49%) take short breaks from their work as often as every 2 hours, and 15% do so once per...

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