How can workplaces support parents with premature babies?
Jan11

How can workplaces support parents with premature babies?

Guest Blog by Peninsula Head of Advisory Kate Palmer Employees will experience an extremely difficult and worrying time when they become parents to premature or sick babies. It is estimated over 95,000 premature or sick babies are born each year in the UK, making it highly likely that all workplaces will employ a parent who is undergoing this situation.   Manchester City has recently made headlines for their sensitive and...

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10 signs that you need to hire an HR manager for your start-up
Jan11

10 signs that you need to hire an HR manager for your start-up

Human Resources is often considered a low priority area for new start-ups, and there’s a tendency to give more attention to other aspects of the business that bring more immediate benefits. However, the list of tasks that an HR manager can complete is surprisingly long and, as a business grows, you might begin to understand just how important a dedicated member of HR staff can be.   From hiring and firing to paying salaries and...

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Gap In Support For Graduates From Top UK Universities
Jan11

Gap In Support For Graduates From Top UK Universities

Only a fifth (22%) of the UK’s top universities1 offer up-to-date-guidance as part of their online resources to help students meet employers’ expectations in job interviews and thrive in the competitive graduate job market. This is according to the UK Domain’s analysis of the UK’s top 54 universities’ career pages.   The main areas for a university’s online guidance are internship seeking (100%), followed by tips on interview...

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Entry to enterprise HRMS – how far should you futureproof your investment?
Jan11

Entry to enterprise HRMS – how far should you futureproof your investment?

In the fast-paced world of HR, an organisation’s requirements today could be very different to those that emerge tomorrow. But how far ahead is it possible to realistically plan and how does this influence the tech that an HR team needs to procure? We spoke to Cascade HR’s CEO Oliver Shaw to get his thoughts…   The desire to futureproof investments throughout any business, has become the norm for most organisations. Gone are the days...

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FT reveals gaps in Gender Pay Gap Reporting
Jan11

FT reveals gaps in Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Guest Blog by Lorraine Heard, Legal Director at transatlantic law Womble Bond Dickinson.   The Financial Times investigation into the accuracy of the gender pay gap information published to date highlights a growing concern that some companies are not reporting accurate figures (Financial Times 8 December 2017).     Whilst it is not impossible for a Company to have a zero gender pay gap it is highly improbable that the gap would be...

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Apprenticeship Levy will see company revenues soar
Jan10

Apprenticeship Levy will see company revenues soar

Survey of hundreds of business leaders reveals employers believe apprenticeship and training schemes will increase workforce productivity and revenues.   The government’s Apprenticeship Levy will be a boon to business rather than a hindrance to productivity according to a survey of industry leaders.   apprenti Hundreds of business leaders who took part in the poll said that they expect productivity and revenues to be positively...

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Senior Managers Creating Organisations Of Clones
Jan10

Senior Managers Creating Organisations Of Clones

British business potential is at risk because employer bias is still rife in some organisations, according to new market research commissioned by The Open University.   The study amongst business leaders and employees finds that three in 10 (29%) senior managers admit they hire people just like them, and warns employers may be overlooking candidates from different social and educational backgrounds, impacting access to talent, and...

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5 Reasons Why HR Professionals Should Use Video
Jan10

5 Reasons Why HR Professionals Should Use Video

Guest Blog by Finja Kruse   Videos have been around for a long time, and there are many reasons for their success. They are adaptable, relatable, engaging, and provide information in an exciting way.  Their range of allocation is diverse and not bound to one specific target group. Formats include explainer videos, personalized videos, tutorials via webinars…the list goes on! This is just one of the reasons why corporations and...

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Why has the number of teenagers in part-time jobs fallen?
Jan10

Why has the number of teenagers in part-time jobs fallen?

It has been revealed by the BBC that the number of child employment permits issued by councils has fallen by more than twenty percent since 2012. While a Saturday job is often thought of as a rite of passage for children and teenagers, it seems the demand from under 16s has dropped significantly in the last five years. So, what are the reasons behind this decline and how is it affecting teenagers and businesses in the UK?   Many have...

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Is it time we ditched the traditional 9 to 5? UK professionals think so!
Jan09

Is it time we ditched the traditional 9 to 5? UK professionals think so!

Over half (58.6%) of UK workers believe that the traditional 9-5 is an outdated concept, with three quarters (77.2%) admitting that they work better at certain times of day. This is according to a recent study from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site.   The survey of 1,200 professionals explored how the nation’s workers feel about 9-5 working hours, and whether these are still fit for purpose. The data revealed that two...

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Keynote speakers announced as entries deadline approaches for  Wales HR Award 2018
Jan09

Keynote speakers announced as entries deadline approaches for Wales HR Award 2018

The Wales HR Network is extremely excited to announce two truly inspirational keynote speakers from the Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award in Wales at this year’s Wales HR Awards, just weeks before the deadline for 2018 entries.   Partnership Manager for the DofE Award charity, Ian Gwilym, who has a 30-year career supporting young people to ensure they succeed in a work environment, will give an insight into the DofE and the fantastic...

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Trends to watch in employee benefits from Punter Southall Health & Protection
Jan09

Trends to watch in employee benefits from Punter Southall Health & Protection

Changes are occurring in the UK employee benefits market, according to John Dean, Managing Director of Punter Southall Health and Protection and Cheryl Brennan, Director of Corporate Consulting.   What new trends can we expect in 2018?     1. Insurance companies will evolve more into ‘Wellbeing Companies’ John Dean said;   “Insurance companies will evolve into wellbeing companies. While traditionally Insurers have concentrated on...

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New Year, new colleague?
Jan09

New Year, new colleague?

The secret to increasing productivity in the workplace has been revealed in new research from CABA, the charity that supports the wellbeing of chartered accountants. The study showed that over half (59%) of British employees find their work colleagues impact their productivity, with 19% stating that the biggest distractions in the office is often not work related.   The data highlights that although work colleagues are ranked highly...

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Perkbox predicts workplace trends for 2018
Jan08

Perkbox predicts workplace trends for 2018

People analytics and mental wellbeing to gain favour in the 2018 workplace, as Millennials take over and a shrinking talent pool fiercens the competition for hiring the very best.   ● Millennials will no longer be the ‘misunderstood’ generation. The generation that values personal development and work-life balance over money and status will continue to nab the most influential roles and lead organisations in 2018. ● People analytics...

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Rail Service Disruptions And Your Staff…
Jan08

Rail Service Disruptions And Your Staff…

Many rail services will be cancelled over three days of strike action this week caused by the long-running row over maintaining guards on trains.   The strike action is timed to take place in the week when most people go back to school and work after the Christmas holiday, and will clearly have an impact on employees’ ability to get to work. Here are some FAQs concerning the major issues from Peninsula Employment Law and HR Director...

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