Why workplace investigations go wrong
Nov10

Why workplace investigations go wrong

Guest Blog by Arran Heal, Managing Director, CMP Resolutions, www.cmpresolutions.com   Put people together into a pressured environment like the workplace and there are always going to be misunderstandings, clashes, and occasions when emotions boil over to the surface. Greater sensitivity to any form of discrimination, a sense of ‘rights’, along with the new opportunities for niggling via digital comms means disputes are only...

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British Workers Reluctant To Take Career Breaks Risk Burn-Out
Nov09

British Workers Reluctant To Take Career Breaks Risk Burn-Out

● New international research reveals that British employees are wary of extended breaks away from work because of long-term impact on their careers despite two-thirds expressing interest in ‘Sabbaticals’ ● More than half think it would be difficult to return to work post-sabbatical ● One in five believe it will make them less employable ● More than a third (38%) said their company offers no flexible working benefits as part of their...

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Get results by changing behaviours in your business – 4 tips
Nov09

Get results by changing behaviours in your business – 4 tips

Guest blog by Jo Mousley, Performance Development Director at PDW Group.   It’s not breaking news! If you want better results in your business, it comes down to yourself and your people. However, if you’re looking to change how your business functions, to get those results it’s about changing attitudes and behaviours. Changing behaviours in your business can be a huge challenge but when carried out correctly, you will enhance the...

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Duty of care and enabling employees to become safer drivers
Nov09

Duty of care and enabling employees to become safer drivers

Guest Blog by Helen Potter, VP HR, Masternaut (www.masternaut.com)   As members of the HR community, we have an important role to play in making sure that our employees are kept safe from harm. We all have people within our companies that spend many hours on the road for professional reasons. In 2013, more than 3,000 UK drivers were killed or injured in crashes where speed was a significant influence. We cannot ignore the fact...

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The Gender Name Gap:  Males Names Are Worth Up To £22,570 More Than Females
Nov09

The Gender Name Gap: Males Names Are Worth Up To £22,570 More Than Females

Adzuna’s new ‘ValueMyName’ tool reveals male names are the most valued; the highest earning female name earns £22,570 less than their male counterparts.   Nine of the 10 least valued names are female, with ‘Paige’ (£20,190) the lowest earning female and ‘Reece’ (£21,488) the lowest earning male name.   Highest earning English name ‘Ed’ is male with an average take home of £61,362, in comparison to the Scottish name ‘Bruce’...

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CABA launches first ever whitepaper to advise employers on how to boost the wellbeing of their workforce
Nov09

CABA launches first ever whitepaper to advise employers on how to boost the wellbeing of their workforce

CABA, the charity that supports the wellbeing of chartered accountants, has today announced the official launch of its first ever whitepaper: The importance of holistic health and wellbeing at work. The whitepaper addresses wellbeing concerns of businesses of all sizes, and provides recommendations on how best to boost the wellbeing of employees across a range of industries, including: small businesses, non-profits, migrant-labour...

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Monster Job Search App set to revolutionise candidate mobile applications
Nov09

Monster Job Search App set to revolutionise candidate mobile applications

Monster today announces the latest addition to its product portfolio, Monster Job Search App, an exciting app that helps candidates search and connect with opportunities on the go, revolutionising the ability to apply for jobs from mobile phones.   Currently over 50% of candidates who start the job application process on mobile abandon it. Working with its expert mobile division, Jobr, Monster has created a smartphone app that...

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Exclusive partnership sees Re:markable offer Intent Based Leadership to UK companies
Nov08

Exclusive partnership sees Re:markable offer Intent Based Leadership to UK companies

Re:markable (formerly Investors in People Scotland) today announces a new exclusive partnership to roll out Intent-Based Leadership (IBL) across the UK and Ireland. IBL is a unique leadership model founded by American leadership expert and former US nuclear submarine commander David Marquet.   IBL evolved after Marquet transformed the US Navy’s worst performing submarine into the highest achieving operational vessel and went on...

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Ca-nine to five: One in five British workplaces allow pets in the office
Nov08

Ca-nine to five: One in five British workplaces allow pets in the office

· New research from online job board showed furry benefits – easing employee stress and increasing productivity · Clear “gender pet gap” is evident, with 12% of male workers complaining about pets compared to only 1% of women   According to new research, one-fifth of British workplaces now allow employees to bring pets into the office, yet a similar proportion (22%) of workers have complained about the furry companions....

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Glassdoor Report Reveals One-Third Of Hiring Decision Makers Expect To Increase Investment In Diversity & Inclusion Programmes In Next Year
Nov08

Glassdoor Report Reveals One-Third Of Hiring Decision Makers Expect To Increase Investment In Diversity & Inclusion Programmes In Next Year

More than Half Report that a Lack of Investment in Diversity and Inclusion is a Barrier in Attracting and Hiring Quality Candidates   Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job sites, today released new data,1 revealing greater resources are expected to be devoted towards improving a lack of diversity over the coming year. One in three (35 percent) hiring decision makers expect to increase investment in diversity and inclusion...

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Non-Competes – Eight tips to stop yours being worthless
Nov08

Non-Competes – Eight tips to stop yours being worthless

Guest Blog By Ben Smith and Dan Pollard, GQ Employment Law   Many employers have non-competes and other post-termination restrictions in their employment contracts. The idea is to protect the business from the risks that departing employees pose, particularly in today’s mobile labour market.       These restrictions might prevent employees from poaching clients or staff, or prevent them working for a competitor...

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Playing sports like football and rugby at work could not only keep you healthy but improve your productivity as well
Nov08

Playing sports like football and rugby at work could not only keep you healthy but improve your productivity as well

Workplace sport plays an important role in keeping people physically and mentally healthy as well as improving productivity, a new study has found.   People who struggle to fit in physical activity around their busy lives should take advantage of sporting opportunities with work colleagues, according to research by Loughborough University.       Playing team games such as football, netball, volleyball and rugby...

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New research reveals impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis in the workplace
Nov08

New research reveals impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis in the workplace

  •More than a third (39%) feel that their employer lacks awareness of RA compared to 29.5% in the 2007 survey   •41.5% have had to change jobs since the onset of the illness and one in six were even forced to stop working altogether   •“Time off when feeling unwell or experiencing a flare up” is the biggest barrier that people with RA are currently facing at work   NRAS (the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society)...

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JobLift Publishes Report Analysing UK Startups In Comparison To European Neighbours
Nov07

JobLift Publishes Report Analysing UK Startups In Comparison To European Neighbours

Job meta-search engine Joblift has conducted the European Startup Report 2017 – an extensive insight into the job markets and working conditions in four of Europe’s major startup hubs. Joblift’s report uses job vacancy data from the 1st September 2016 to 1st September 2017, alongside survey answers from around 500 interviewees to focus on every aspect of the British startup workplace. Given the competition from other European...

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Revealed: the most common office personalities – and how to work better together
Nov07

Revealed: the most common office personalities – and how to work better together

  New research released today by Premier Inn lifts the lid on the different personality types we are most likely to encounter at work. They also offer advice about how we can work better together, as half of UK employees (50 per cent) admit it can be hard to navigate the workplace environment. This is partly due to the countless personalities that come in to play, with more than three quarters of employees (79 per cent) agreeing...

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