What Happens if You Are Barred From Working From Home?
Apr09

What Happens if You Are Barred From Working From Home?

Major City bank BNY Mellon came under fire fromemployees recently after announcing that it was ending its work from home scheme. Many employees vented that this was a huge step backwards in employment working practices with issues such as mental health and childcare being amongst the key concerns. The backlash actually led to the bank retracting its plan but the announcement left people across the country unsure of their rights when...

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Money Worries Cost UK Economy Up To £51bn A Year, Research Finds
Apr09

Money Worries Cost UK Economy Up To £51bn A Year, Research Finds

UK workers’ poor financial well-being is having a significant impact on productivity Savings as a proportion of income is the lowest it has been for nearly 60 years1 40% (13 million) of employees worry about money all the time and 23% (7.5 million) don’t save at allAddressing poor financial well-being in the UK’s workforce could boost GDP by 2.4% a year through increased productivity Report recommends that Government and employers...

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Employees are four time happier in their careers if they sleep well
Apr08

Employees are four time happier in their careers if they sleep well

Employees who get a better quality of sleep each night are happier in their job and more positive when they wake, a new survey from Time4Sleep has revealed. Respondents were asked to rate their quality of sleep, career satisfaction and outlook on life, revealing a link between job contentedness and good nightly sleep. Of all respondents who said they were happy in their careers, 40% rated their sleep quality between eight and ten. In...

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Association for Project Management Annual Salary Survey Reveals Positive Outlook & Suggests a ‘Weather-proof’ Career Choice
Apr08

Association for Project Management Annual Salary Survey Reveals Positive Outlook & Suggests a ‘Weather-proof’ Career Choice

77% of project professionals are optimistic about the supply of jobs over the next five years, however less than a quarter think prospects for the economy are good in the next 12 months Seven out of ten are expecting their pay to increase over the next 12 months The highest average salaries can be seen in the legal and telecoms sectors Those working in London and outside the UK are earning the most Gender pay gap is has decreased...

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Steps You Should Take if You Have Suffered a Serious Injury at Work
Apr05

Steps You Should Take if You Have Suffered a Serious Injury at Work

Nobody wants to think it might happen to them but, even when the correct precautions are taken, a workplace injury can still occur. Knowing what to do when it happens to you or a coworker is crucial. Falling victim to an accident at work can be very distressing and confusing. The most critical steps to take when you suffer a serious injury at work are as follows. Report the Injury As soon as you suffer the injury, you should report it...

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Don’t Opt-Out: From 06 April, £27 a Week will Bring £125,000 in Retirement
Apr05

Don’t Opt-Out: From 06 April, £27 a Week will Bring £125,000 in Retirement

Financial advisers and pension specialists, Profile Pensions, identify growing concerns in the upcoming workplace pension scheme rise, advocating for easy-to-understand explanations, well-informed decisions and useful pension advice for all. From 6 April 2019, the workplace pension scheme is set to rise again to a total of 8%. Although minimum employer contributions are increasing from 2% to 3%, the employee contribution potentially...

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Employers say apprentices need help getting dressed for work
Apr05

Employers say apprentices need help getting dressed for work

Apprentices need to work a lot harder on developing their professionalism at work compared to graduates, but there are little differences in key skills such as resilience, leadership and dealing with conflict. Institute of Student Employers (ISE) asked its members about the 76,000 entry-level staff they have hired over the last three years, including graduates, apprentices and school leavers. The ISE Student Development...

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Employers at risk of letting down staff diagnosed with a critical illness
Apr04

Employers at risk of letting down staff diagnosed with a critical illness

Group Critical Illness is, relatively speaking, the newest and fastest growing of the group risk insurances (employer-sponsored life assurance, income protection and critical illness) but research* from industry body GRiD indicates that employers may lack a full understanding of the product. Only 27% identified the correct definition of Group Critical Illness (GCI) as ‘a policy taken out by an employer to provide a tax-free lump sum...

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Sharing Information on Salaries with Colleagues
Apr04

Sharing Information on Salaries with Colleagues

In this article, Lucy Lewis of Lewis Silkin, UK member firms of Ius Laboris, the world’s largest global HR and employment law firm alliance,examines the legalities of discussing salary information amongst colleagues. The Equality Act introduced a law that makes unenforceable contractual provisions, which prevent employees sharing information about pay in order to consider whether there may have been discrimination.  It also...

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Preparing your business for Brexit
Apr04

Preparing your business for Brexit

Kate Keaney, CEO at Connor.co.uk, the People and Organisational Change experts, discusses how experienced leaders, line managers and HR professionals can ensure they areprepared to deal with an uncertain future. As the time for the UK to leave Europe draws ever closer, almost daily changes in political status mean that little can be predicted about Brexit. Companies are no clearer on whether a deal will even be agreed before we are...

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UK businesses turning to digital and AI to improve training and development
Apr04

UK businesses turning to digital and AI to improve training and development

Business leaders say learning and L&D digitisation is key to successful transition to hybrid ‘human-AI’ workforce; but research reveals current frustrations with digital performance in L&D and dangers of ‘digital overload’ UK businesses are turning to new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence to improve training experiences among employees and overcome severe skills shortages in many industries.  Research...

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Stress Awareness Month: Almost half of managers not trained on managing mental health problems
Apr03

Stress Awareness Month: Almost half of managers not trained on managing mental health problems

Within every business, there will be those who suffer in silence to the point that control is lost and the very act of getting out of bed becomes utterly overwhelming. Employees are still reluctant to share mental health information with their managers or bosses, seemingly for good reason. The stigma associated with mental health, being treated unfairly, becoming the subject of office gossip or compromising their employment terms are...

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Employers have a responsibility to discourage staff from having a “working lunch”
Apr03

Employers have a responsibility to discourage staff from having a “working lunch”

MPs have recommended a daily breaktime of 75 minutes for school children, but should adult workers get the same lunch downtime? Lorna Davidson, CEO of short-term recruitment specialists, RedWigWam, shares her thoughts. According to a group of MP’s, school children should have at least 75 minutes of break time every day. A study on fit and healthy childhood found that a short break time had a negative impact of concentration, health...

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What Effects Will a 24/7 Industry Have on HR?
Apr02

What Effects Will a 24/7 Industry Have on HR?

There’s no denying that our world now runs inherently 24/7. While our country sleeps, key decisions and interactions are being made across the globe, meaning there’s no downtime when it comes to business and finance. And that will soon mean that HR becomes a fully 24-hour vehicle. Some HR departments already continuously operate, such as those within industries where supply chains also operate at unsociable...

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Over 6 in 10 Women Suffer Imposter Syndrome in the UK
Apr02

Over 6 in 10 Women Suffer Imposter Syndrome in the UK

The overwhelming feeling of crippling self-doubt and dread known as Imposter Syndrome has impacted a whopping 62% of people at work, according to a report by Access Commercial Finance. The survey of over 3000 adults in the UK shows over two-thirds of women (66%) have suffered from imposter syndrome compared to over half of men (56%) within the last 12 months. This raises a significant question: are women more likely to experience...

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