Negative candidate experiences hit the bottom line
Sep10

Negative candidate experiences hit the bottom line

More than half (58%) of UK candidates say that a negative experience makes them less likely to buy a company’s products or services. This is according to ManpowerGroup Solutions’ 2018 Candidate Preference Survey of more than 700 candidates in the UK. The report calls for equal energy and resources to be spent on the candidate experience as on the consumer experience.   The most impactful negative experiences on purchasing behaviour in...

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HR News launches new advertising opportunities…
Sep07

HR News launches new advertising opportunities…

We are delighted to announce that we can now offer advertising opportunities on our site. Media Packs are available on request, just drop us an email over on editor@hrnews.co.uk and we will be more than happy to send the pack across to you. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support of our news site and would like to make it clear that our level or service will remain the same and we are still more than happy to...

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Impact of AI in the workplace
Sep07

Impact of AI in the workplace

Guest Blog by Shakira Joyner of HCHR   There has been much debate recently about the impact of Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) and its impact on the workplace.     In the US, all types of businesses are harnessing AI to forecast demand, hire workers and deal with customers. In 2017 companies spent around $22bn on AI-related mergers and acquisitions, about 26 times more than in 2015.   Impact of AI in the Workplace   However, in a...

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Why the recruitment sector needs flexible working
Sep06

Why the recruitment sector needs flexible working

Guest Blog by Sanj Mahal, Founder & CEO of AndCo   While the concept of flexible working may seem at odds with the recruitment sector’s traditional working cultures, early adopters within the industry are reaping the benefits of a different way of working.   Flexible working provides an array of benefits to businesses, including improved work-life balance, increased productivity and enhanced motivation. For the recruiters...

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Workers at small businesses are least likely to experience stress
Sep06

Workers at small businesses are least likely to experience stress

DESPITE margins often being tighter and tensions or losses often being felt more keenly in smaller businesses, new research shows that the level of occupational stress workers feel directly correlates to the size of the company they are in. Micro businesses employing a maximum of four members of staff were less likely than those in businesses of any other size to feel work-related stress, with 45% of employees reporting this,...

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Two years on ‘What is Brexit?’ still googled on average 6,800 times a month
Sep06

Two years on ‘What is Brexit?’ still googled on average 6,800 times a month

Perkbox, UK’s fastest growing employee benefits platform has today partnered with SEMrush, the online marketing suite, to examine our greatest concerns regarding Brexit since the year prior to the referendum vote (2015) until June 2018. The findings represent searches in the UK only.   Whilst Brexit, the impending withdrawal of the UK from the EU, was supported by a majority of British voters at the 23rd of June 2016 referendum, it’s...

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Remote staff wellness tips every small business should know
Sep05

Remote staff wellness tips every small business should know

Workplaces and the workloads that come with them have a huge impact on our overall wellbeing, and an increasing number of businesses are starting to acknowledge their responsibility when it comes to keeping employees fit and well. While physical health and safety has long been a consideration of the average workplace, all-round wellbeing provisions which also encompass mental health are often overlooked.     Employers should be...

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What does no-deal Brexit papers mean for employers and employees?
Sep05

What does no-deal Brexit papers mean for employers and employees?

Guest Blog by Croner Associate Director Paul Holcroft   These papers highlight that a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario is likely to result in a period of uncertainty and disruption for businesses and that it is highly advisable for employers to evaluate the effect this would have upon their business and prepare for such an eventuality.     A key point to take from this is the confirmation that existing worker rights, such as laws on working...

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‘Gen Z’ and Millenials Turning Backs On Biggest Employment Opportunities
Sep05

‘Gen Z’ and Millenials Turning Backs On Biggest Employment Opportunities

Those leaving education and looking for work may be missing out on potential employment opportunities simply by failing to consider Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the advantages they offer, new research from Santander UK reveals.   Just a third (35%) of Generation Z and Millennials1 leaving full time education, whether that be school, college or university, say they wish to work for an SME. An even smaller proportion, just...

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Lunch time! Get your chef on!
Sep05

Lunch time! Get your chef on!

Guest Blog By Emily Wells, Business Development Manager at CBS Office Interiors   Does the idea of having a place where you can store, prepare and enjoy a healthy lunch appeal to you? Are you sitting down? Imagine a comfortable place, a short burst away from your desk. As winter and the cold descends upon us, too many eat lunch at their desk to avoid the rain outside and skip the essential breaks needed. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a...

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Ghosting in the Hiring Process: What It Is and How to Stop It
Sep04

Ghosting in the Hiring Process: What It Is and How to Stop It

Guest Blog By Beth Zoller, JD, Legal Editor, XpertHR   You have reached out again and again, but there is radio silence on the other end. No phone call, no email, not even a text or a LinkedIn message. The other person has just vanished. You have been officially ghosted.     Ghosting is defined as the practice of ending a personal or professional relationship with an individual by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all...

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How Local Firms are Achieving an Edge Within the Digital Community
Sep03

How Local Firms are Achieving an Edge Within the Digital Community

The concept of “local” within the business community does not signify what it once did. As the digital revolution firmly takes hold, firms of all sizes will need to adapt if they hope to take advantage of the opportunities that await. Online sales provide a massive opportunity for growth and yet, this will only be achieved if firms will be able to leverage the numerous modern tools at their disposal. This observation is...

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Five Tips To A Better Work-Life Balance
Sep03

Five Tips To A Better Work-Life Balance

With what feels like an ongoing struggle with achieving the ideal work-life balance, recent research shows that two thirds of British employees are not happy with their work-life balance. Sure, it’s not easy to achieve, but the work-life balance isn’t a myth.   As the workplace becomes increasingly competitive and the financial stresses of living in the city are on the rise, more of the population are finding themselves putting in...

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Onboarding temporary employees: techniques for happier staff and faster value
Sep03

Onboarding temporary employees: techniques for happier staff and faster value

Guest Blog By Vincent Brown, Robert Half Vice President of temporary staffing for the UK   Temporary employees act as a powerhouse to help obliterate large workloads or to fill the gaps in your hiring plan. Because they aren’t permanent members of the team, some employers may delay start dates or skip onboarding processes which might otherwise produce far better staff performance.     Don’t wait to get temporary employees in   Our...

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Imposter Syndrome strikes 1 in 5 SME owners… with nearly half convinced someone else could run their business better
Sep03

Imposter Syndrome strikes 1 in 5 SME owners… with nearly half convinced someone else could run their business better

New research from AXA PPP healthcare reveals that 1 in 5 SME owners suffer from Imposter Syndrome – the fear of being exposed in your job as a fraud, inadequate or a failure despite evidence proving you’re successful and capable. * Nearly half (45%) of those affected are even convinced someone else could run their business better.   With procrastination (30%) and avoiding opportunities (28%) widely acknowledged by owners experiencing...

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