Whatever your customers trust you to do, they trust you with their data too!
May23

Whatever your customers trust you to do, they trust you with their data too!

Guest Blog by Shakira Joyner of HCHR If you want people to trust you with their data, you need to earn it…stick with me.. Companies hold more personal data on their customers than ever before. Details about our social media habits or what kind of washing powder we prefer are collected, stored and then used to tailor our interactions with brands. Hence, why I’m followed all over the internet by Karen Millen dresses. But the...

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89% of employees value eye care, but employers spend less time communicating it than other benefits
May22

89% of employees value eye care, but employers spend less time communicating it than other benefits

New research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare shows how employers and employees value eye care as an employee benefit.   Undertaken among over 500 senior decision makers from companies across the UK, the research revealed that 89% of employers believe their employees value eye care as much or more highly than other benefits. It also showed that 88% of employers believe eye care contributes to the overall health and wellbeing of their...

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Is presenteeism affecting your workplace?
May22

Is presenteeism affecting your workplace?

Guest Blog by, Rachel Stockell, Senior Manager, Robert Half UK   Presenteeism is an issue for almost all businesses. In fact, 86% of UK companies report people coming into work ill, a record high, according to the CIPD.   Presenteeism has many hidden costs and far reaching effects. Coming to work while you’re sick has been proven to be more damaging than absenteeism (lack of attendance at work) despite considerable awareness and taboo...

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Gig workers missing out on company-sponsored benefits aren’t the only losers, says The Health Insurance Group
May22

Gig workers missing out on company-sponsored benefits aren’t the only losers, says The Health Insurance Group

There has been much press coverage about gig worker pay, conditions and benefits, but little discussion about the effects on companies. Flexible, self-employed work is nothing new but the way people find and access work is developing all the time, so this type of work is only likely to increase. The current lack of company-sponsored benefits offered to this group doesn’t just adversely affect the workers, it hurts organisations too....

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1 in 4 employees don’t have the tech they need
May22

1 in 4 employees don’t have the tech they need

Despite the evolving technological landscape and rise in flexible working, Leesman data, released today, reveals that organisations are failing to get the basics right when it comes to providing the digital and virtual systems that support employees in their roles.   A new data release by Leesman, the world’s leading assessor of workplace effectiveness, analyses how organisations can better support employees by offering the technology...

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Stress linked to unhealthy lifestyles in new study
May21

Stress linked to unhealthy lifestyles in new study

Highly-stressed workers are almost twice as likely to make unhealthy lifestyle choices, new research has revealed. The Global Benefits Attitudes Survey from Willis Towers Watson (WTW) found that 61% of employees with high levels of stress are likely to eat unhealthily, exercise infrequently, smoke and suffer a lack of sleep. This compares with just 34% of those with low level stress. “A clear relationship exists between stress and...

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Can a job advert still be appealing without a stated salary?
May21

Can a job advert still be appealing without a stated salary?

Is salary really the most important factor a candidate should consider when looking for a job? It is a thought provoking question and one that the recruitment industry is increasingly becoming aware of. A recent survey suggests that 18% of people are motivated by money over job satisfaction. This is particularly of interest to start ups and young businesses who will ultimately match or exceed industry norms in the future but who, in...

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Pharmacies workplace health MOTs to save lives and cut sickness cost
May21

Pharmacies workplace health MOTs to save lives and cut sickness cost

Pharmacies are working with HR teams to save lives and cut hours lost through sickness through workplace staff health MOTs. Rowlands Pharmacy is extending its healthy living programme of Health and Wellbeing events at work across the UK, day and night to suit all shift patterns.   Rowlands alert staff to medical conditions like high blood pressure, which can trigger heart attacks, and it has averted medical emergencies for thousands,...

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Health Warning For Employers: 1 in 4 Older Workers With Health Problems Considering Quitting
May21

Health Warning For Employers: 1 in 4 Older Workers With Health Problems Considering Quitting

The Centre for Ageing Better is this week releasing a new report, ‘Health warning for employers: supporting older workers with health conditions’, showing that employers are not properly supporting older workers experiencing long-term physical and mental health conditions.   Health is the most important factor affecting older workers’ decisions to stop working before reaching State Pension age. Ageing Better’s research finds that...

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Duvet days: the growing trend among stressed out UK workers
May17

Duvet days: the growing trend among stressed out UK workers

A recent study into ‘duvet days’ across the UK suggests that employees are feeling increasingly stressed, with 61% admitting that they have taken a ‘duvet day’ from work in order to recuperate. Bed and sleep specialist, Time 4 Sleep, has considered the benefits of duvet days and found that they’re more important than you might think to your employees’ mental health and wellbeing.     The research1 found that the main reason for UK...

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Top 5 tips on how to build a successful financial wellbeing strategy
May17

Top 5 tips on how to build a successful financial wellbeing strategy

Guest Blog from WEALTH at work   Many employees feel in the dark with their finances and the impact of this is being felt in the workplace.   In fact, research* shows that 78% of employers believe that financial worries cause increased levels of stress amongst employees, 43% think that it results in lower productivity and 31% believe that it leads to absenteeism.     It’s important to help employees feel secure when it comes to their...

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5 Things to Watch Out for When Conducting an Interview
May17

5 Things to Watch Out for When Conducting an Interview

The interview stage Is the most important part of the recruitment process where you get to really speak to the candidate and find out if their skills and personality are a good fit for the job. Conducting an interview and meeting potential candidates isn’t just about how well you get on with them or how well they answer your questions. Making sure you are asking the right questions and watching HOW they are giving their answers forms...

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How to use a van to inject passion into a career
May17

How to use a van to inject passion into a career

If you’re a van owner, then there are various types of businesses which you could try your hand at in order to reinvigorate your career. Here are just a few ideas, as outlined by Peugeot vans retailer Van Monster…    Become a courier According to Mintel’s Courier and Express Delivery UK 2017 report, there were 2.8 billion packages and parcels delivered across the UK in 2016 — up 65% from the 1.7 billion recorded in 2012. What’s more,...

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World Cup can be a big win for employee engagement
May17

World Cup can be a big win for employee engagement

Major national events such as this month’s Royal wedding and next month’s football World Cup offer employers an opportunity to boost employee engagement and motivation, a study by HR website XpertHR shows.   More than half (51.7%) of employers say their organisation’s approach to major sporting and special events has a positive or very positive impact on employee engagement. Fewer than one in 20 (4.2%) say it has a negative effect.  ...

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A ground-breaking way to attract passive job seekers: the world’s first automated, job-based, micro campaigns for Facebook
May17

A ground-breaking way to attract passive job seekers: the world’s first automated, job-based, micro campaigns for Facebook

  A new automated service to help businesses target passive job seekers on Facebook, the first in the world, is set to fundamentally change recruitment advertising.   ClickIQ, an award-winning automated talent attraction platform, has already disrupted the market by using AI and programmatic technology to challenge more traditional methods of recruitment.     The service allows clients to automate, manage and optimise their...

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