Flexibility rather than salary biggest draw for jobseekers, research suggests
May16

Flexibility rather than salary biggest draw for jobseekers, research suggests

Flexible working hours are the biggest draw for jobseekers in 2019, according to new research from Sheffield based recruitment agency Glu Recruit. The survey was carried out amongst the UK public and asked the question, “What would most likely attract you to a new job”. Potential candidates were able to pick one option, with Working Hours/ Flexibility gaining a leading 37.8% overall share of the vote. In second was base salary, which...

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5 tips for achieving work/life balance in the Legal sector
May15

5 tips for achieving work/life balance in the Legal sector

Guest blog by Kiran Purewal, Legal Specialist and Principal Consultant at Sellick Partnership Work/life balance has a huge impact on mental wellbeing, especially in high-pressure legal roles, when it can seem like stress and long hours are part and parcel of the job. According to the Office for National Statistics, 12.7 percent of all sickness absence days in the UK can be attributed to mental health conditions, highlighting the...

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Big businesses are the worst for your wellbeing, survey reveals
May15

Big businesses are the worst for your wellbeing, survey reveals

Big businesses are more likely to have a negative impact on your workplace wellbeing, a survey into noise at work has revealed. The ‘Noise and Wellbeing at Work 2019’ survey, conducted by intelligent business solutions company The Remark Group, showed that 61% of employees within large companies say that noise is an issue at work, compared to just 37% of small business staff. The same percentage (61%) say they are interrupted by noise...

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Climbing the career ladder getting you down?
May15

Climbing the career ladder getting you down?

Landing a promotion, getting your first full-time job or returning to work after having a baby are all meant to be exciting milestones in a person’s life. However, expectations of these events may leave employees feeling underwhelmed when they occur. To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19th May), Bupa Health Clinics1 has released a new report which reveals Britons admit to feeling upset or down after comparing their experience of...

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The hidden costs of modern parenting revealed
May15

The hidden costs of modern parenting revealed

Hard pressed British parents will pay a staggering £28,000 on top of school costs and fees – for extra tuition, clubs and activities for their children, according to new research A new study of UK parents has discovered the true price parents will pay for extra curricular activities before their children turn 18, with as many as 77 percent admitting they feel under huge pressure to find extra cash each week for activities,...

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Digital skills shortages blight UK jobs market for 20 years
May14

Digital skills shortages blight UK jobs market for 20 years

A lack of technical expertise has fuelled skills shortages across the UK for the last two decades. That is according to comparative analysis of the professional jobs market by The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year. According to a 1999 report from University College London, almost half (47%) of all ‘skill-shortage vacancies’ that year could be attributed to a...

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Confession time: 53% of working Brits lunch out at least once or twice a week during their working week
May14

Confession time: 53% of working Brits lunch out at least once or twice a week during their working week

New research by Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee experience platform, to promote PerksGO, its seamless new feature on the Perkbox platform with a mission to support the high street, reveals that over half of working Brits lunch out at least once or twice a week during their working week, and nearly a quarter do so three to four times a week. The research, which surveyed 17,736 Perkbox users across the country, to understand...

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A Complete Guide to a 60 Day Onboarding Plan For New Recruits
May14

A Complete Guide to a 60 Day Onboarding Plan For New Recruits

Guest blog by Stella Lincoln – Recruitment Officer with CrowdWriter New employee onboarding is the process of associating a new employee with the company’s operations, procedures and business environment. Once the onboarding process is complete, the new employee will be a persistent productive member of the team of employees within the organization. Before the onboarding process can begin the appropriate candidates need to be...

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Havensrock Thrive App launched by Punter Southall Health and Protection to address workplace mental health issues
May14

Havensrock Thrive App launched by Punter Southall Health and Protection to address workplace mental health issues

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (13-17 May 2019), Punter Southall Health and Protection is launching ‘Havensrock Thrive’, a new wellbeing app designed to help employees manage their mental health. Havensrock Thrive is a cost-effective app available to employers who want to offer their employees a practical and discrete app to monitor their mental health daily. It combines technology with the ‘human touch’ and is the only NHS...

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Tracking absence is key to addressing mental health issues in the workplace
May13

Tracking absence is key to addressing mental health issues in the workplace

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week (13th – 19th May), Adrian Lewis, Director at Activ Absence urges UK employers to track absence closely, following research from the CIPD[i]that revealed mental ill health is now the number one cause of long-term sickness absence for over one in five UK organisations. A further study from mental health charity Mind[ii]last autumn revealed that poor mental health at work is widespread, with...

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Nearly half of vegans feel discriminated against by employers
May13

Nearly half of vegans feel discriminated against by employers

“My boss refers to vegans as tree-huggers”, “management don’t understand vegans and make ignorant comments” and “vegans are as weird as new age travellers” are just some of the negative comments vegan workers are subjected to by employers and colleagues, a new study has found. Researchers discovered that nearly half (45%) of 1,000 vegan employees questioned have felt discriminated against by employers, while nearly a third (31%) have...

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Could running a bake sale be the new way to de-stress employees?
May13

Could running a bake sale be the new way to de-stress employees?

Britain has recently fallen back in love with its age-old pastime, baking, thanks to culinary TV hits such as Extreme Cake Makers and the Great British Bake Off. With its popularity on the rise, baking appears to have transcended its original purpose and become a useful therapy tool. New YouGov research on behalf of the charity Help for Heroes – ahead of its Bake for Heroes campaign during Armed Forces Week from 22nd to 29th...

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Over 50 Percent Of UK Employees Choose Job Happiness Over Pay Cheque Size
May13

Over 50 Percent Of UK Employees Choose Job Happiness Over Pay Cheque Size

Wrike, the collaborative work management platform for high-performance teams, today released its report “From Positivity to Productivity: Exposing the Truth Behind Workplace Happiness,” which offers new insights on what makes employees happy in a rapidly changing, digital workplace. The report debunks common myths and finds that levels of happiness are generally high at work, but not always for the expected reasons. The happiest...

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How to Help Your Staff in Their Jobs in 2019
May10

How to Help Your Staff in Their Jobs in 2019

From a human resources perspective, helping your staff in their jobs is one of your fundamental priorities from week to week. Employee wellbeing is one thing – ensuring that they’re happy and satisfied in the job – but what about making staff more efficient and proactive in the workplace? How can you find ways to make your staff work better, harder and more enthusiastically throughout the second half of 2019 to deliver results for...

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THE UK has topped a list of the best locations in Europe when it comes to combating workplace stress.
May10

THE UK has topped a list of the best locations in Europe when it comes to combating workplace stress.

The study, led by the University of Cambridge, looked at which countries in the EU were best when it comes to ‘promoting healthy lifestyles at work’. Researchers analysed national policies governing things like healthy eating in the workplace, the promotion of physical activity and methods to tackle workplace stress.  Worryingly, just 29% of ‘EU establishments’ – such as regulatory bodies – had guidelines or policies...

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