Over spent at Christmas? Here’s how to get out of the red this January
Jan22

Over spent at Christmas? Here’s how to get out of the red this January

Guest Blog by Lorna Davidson, RedWigWam As survey reveals millions of Brits are worried about the cost of Christmas debt piling up, Lorna Davidson, CEO of short-term recruitment agency RedWigWam, offers tips on topping up your income this January. With many having their mostrecent payday before Christmas, the new year can mean a longer gap between pay packets and being unprepared for the added cost of Christmas expenses and January...

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Ask not just what group risk can do for your employees, but what it can do for your company too, says GRiD, during January’s job-hunting season
Jan22

Ask not just what group risk can do for your employees, but what it can do for your company too, says GRiD, during January’s job-hunting season

Increased knowledge of group risk benefits a must Businesses that are looking to get the most out of their approach to recruitment and retention would do well to start by looking at the benefits of group risk, says GRiD, the industry body for the group risk protection sector. Particularly now, as employees return from the Christmas break – traditionally a time to job-seek. The benefits don’t just support employees but can be a great...

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Are your employees suffering the January blues or is it something more serious?
Jan21

Are your employees suffering the January blues or is it something more serious?

It’s ‘Blue Monday’ today, 21st January, widely considered the most depressing day of the year, as the gloomy weather, high debt levels after Christmas and failed new year resolutions take their toll, causing people to feel down. With mental health issues such as anxiety, stress and depression on the rise, Adrian Lewis, director at Activ Absence, says that while Blue Monday may not have any scientific basis, it can raise awareness of...

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How to manage stress in the workplace
Jan21

How to manage stress in the workplace

Guest Blog By Janice Haddon, founder and MD of Morgan Redwood and Thrive in Life 360 Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures show that between 2017 and 2018, stress, depression and anxiety accounted for 15.4 million lost working days. However, it is encouraging to see mental health taking more prominence in the media and being given the serious attention it deserves. If left unchecked, stress can have a detrimental impact on both...

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Majority of UK workers do not get paid overtime according to latest research by Jobrapido
Jan18

Majority of UK workers do not get paid overtime according to latest research by Jobrapido

60% of UK employees check their phone or email for work purposes at least once a day whilst on holiday 38 % of the UK admit to suffering from work related stress 8More than half of UK workers (51%) who work additional hours outside their contract do not get paid overtime by their employer, according to the latest research by Jobrapido – the world’s leading job search engine with 55 million monthly visits and more than 80 million...

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What’s Your Worth?
Jan18

What’s Your Worth?

For the second year running, junior and mid-tier creatives have seen substantial pay rises Most senior marketers have seen a real term salary fall, with static salaries for new jobsOnce again, despite the ongoing focus by many brands on content marketing, salaries for content and writing jobs have not kept up with inflation   Aquent/Vitamin T, the specialist recruiters for creative, digital and marketing talent, announced the...

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Small business owners work 17 days’ overtime per year
Jan17

Small business owners work 17 days’ overtime per year

Small business owners in the UK work an average of 2,366 hours per year in order to make their business a success, compared to 1,950 for an average UK employee, according to new research* by Opus Energy. The research found that on average, SME owners work 45.5 hours per week, and that more than half (56%) work either six or seven days per week. If a full-time working week is recognised as being 37.5 hours, this means that the average...

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Feeling the chill? Nine out of ten UK office workers lose productivity due to unsatisfying office temperatures
Jan17

Feeling the chill? Nine out of ten UK office workers lose productivity due to unsatisfying office temperatures

Have you ever felt unproductive at work because the temperature is just too hot for you to concentrate? Ever wrapped up in extra layers to keep warm whilst your colleagues complain they’re too hot? Then it sounds like you’ve been at the centre of the office temperature debate. As workers across the country make their way through the cold winter months, flexible office specialist Workthere has conducted research into the age-old office...

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Almost one third of students and graduates believe they would be expected to be available to work during their holiday
Jan17

Almost one third of students and graduates believe they would be expected to be available to work during their holiday

 – Mental health survey suggests 74% of students and graduates are concerned  the expectations of their new employer          -55% feel they will have less time available to dedicate to looking after their mental wellbeing after starting a new job   With the Christmas holiday approaching, new data from the City Mental...

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Number of UK workers looking to change jobs on the rise due to lack of flexible working options.
Jan17

Number of UK workers looking to change jobs on the rise due to lack of flexible working options.

The founder and CEO of temporary jobs specialist RedWigWam speaks out, as new research reveals the number of UK workers looking to leave their job rose by 13% in a year, with work-life balance named as one of the most important job attributes. According to a recent study, it was found that 23% of employees expressed a low intent to stay with their current employer, this is 10% higher than the current global average and a 13% increase...

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Third of HR teams fail to delete personal data after retention periods expire
Jan16

Third of HR teams fail to delete personal data after retention periods expire

Six months on from the GDPR, new study highlights discrepancies between data protection policies and practices among UK HR teams– despite 87% saying they are confident their processes are ‘fully compliant’ with the regulations A third of HR teams admit to being in breach of the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by failing to delete personal data about employees, leavers and candidates after data-retention...

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7 Tips On Having a Workout At Your Desk
Jan16

7 Tips On Having a Workout At Your Desk

Do you spend a lot of time at your desk? Have no time for a proper workout? That’s okay – most of us don’t. However, you can combine those two and workout at your desk. Are you wondering how? Here are some tips: 1. Stand While You Work Sitting in one position all day or for an extended amount of time can be extremely bad for your health – not to mention your posture. This is why standing while working is such a big trend....

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The New Fundraising Platform Set To Transform Swansea
Jan15

The New Fundraising Platform Set To Transform Swansea

A 20-year-old Swansea University student has just launched an online fundraising platform for students to donate money to local small charities and get great discounts in return. Based in Swansea, Wales. The social enterprise Phoenix Subscriptions aims to help tackle the funding problem that small charities often face by enabling students to set up a monthly donation through the site to the organisations they connect with. Students...

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What does good performance management look like?
Jan15

What does good performance management look like?

Performance management is under the spotlight at last. Radical changes in business culture are transforming the way people are managed – for the better. In the past, performance management has been relegated to the annual appraisal. It is an outdated, ineffective and demotivating tool. Performance management is one of the most powerful things a manager has in terms of motivating employees and ensuring individuals and teams meet...

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UK Workers Are Risking GDPR Penalties By Forwarding Work Emails To Personal Accounts
Jan15

UK Workers Are Risking GDPR Penalties By Forwarding Work Emails To Personal Accounts

64% of UK workers admitted to breaching rules by forwarding work emails to their personal email accounts in the months following the introduction of GDPR MANY UK Businesses are risking penalties by failing to adhere to GDPR legislation. A survey of 1,002 UK workers in full or part-time employment, carried out by technology services provider Probrand.co.uk, has revealed that an incredible 64% of people admitted to having forwarded a...

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