XpertHR reveals salary levels are the top reward activity for employers
Apr02

XpertHR reveals salary levels are the top reward activity for employers

Employers are facing a constant battle to get employees’ salaries at the right level, according to the latest research from XpertHR. Almost all (97.7%) organisations questioned said they would be looking at salary levels in some way over the coming year – whether that be through the annual pay review, benchmarking salaries against the market or complying with the national minimum wage legislation. In addition, employers need to keep...

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Tech workers more likely to turn whistle blowers following scandals
Apr02

Tech workers more likely to turn whistle blowers following scandals

46% of tech workers more likely to report wrongdoing in wake of scandals A quarter of tech workers would quit company if their employer was embroiled in a future controversy 16-24 year olds working in tech identified as age group most likely to quit The UK’s tech professionals are now more likely to blow the whistle on an employer’s misbehaviour in the wake of scandals in the sector, according to exclusive new research from the...

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Diversity vs inclusivity?
Apr02

Diversity vs inclusivity?

Guest Blog by Nick Shaw, MD at 10x Psychology Building a diverse work environment is a key priority for any business. Every new employee hired is an opportunity to bring a different skill, level of experience and approach to the table. As a result, widening this pool of talent can greatly enhance a company’s performance by bringing new ideas into the mix. Diversity also makes good business sense, with a study by the Boston...

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London is behind the trend: Four-times fewer job ads for a seven-day flexible work week than other major UK cities
Apr01

London is behind the trend: Four-times fewer job ads for a seven-day flexible work week than other major UK cities

LIt is no secret that a company’s focus on wellness and flexibility is becoming a major factor in people’s decisions when applying for and accepting new job roles. Four-day working weeks are becoming increasingly popular with companies, however, a recent survey from Worksome shows that 47% of UK employees said that the ability to spread their workload across the entire seven days would increase their satisfaction with their...

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Noise at work is having a negative impact on health and productivity, new survey reveals
Apr01

Noise at work is having a negative impact on health and productivity, new survey reveals

Noise in the workplace is having a negative impact on the wellbeing of employees and impacting significantly on their productivity, according to a major new survey. Ina survey of 1,000 UK-based office workers, 65% reported that noise in the workplace impacted on their ability to complete work in an accurate and timely manner. Nearly half (44%) said that noise had a negative impact on their overall wellbeing, with over 40% reporting...

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REVEALED: The Nation’s Most Stressed Cities, Ages and Professions
Apr01

REVEALED: The Nation’s Most Stressed Cities, Ages and Professions

In 2018 it was reported that 74% of the UK felt too overwhelmed or stressed to cope, but a year on which city, age and professions are the most affected by stress? Cardiff is the most stressed city with 55% of residents claiming they are extremely stressed on a daily basis, whilst Newcastle is the least stressed city with 70% claiming they are only a little stressed, or not at all Women are more stressed than men, with 19% of women...

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Nearly two-thirds of students and graduates planning to join the banking sector have experienced mental health issues, new survey from CMHA reveals
Apr01

Nearly two-thirds of students and graduates planning to join the banking sector have experienced mental health issues, new survey from CMHA reveals

– 61% of students and graduates worry that the stigma of disclosing a mental health issue will hinder their chances of securing a job in the banking sector 76% are concerned about meeting the expectations of their new employer 81% are more likely to apply to an employer who is open about its commitment to mental health City Mental Health Alliance (CMHA), an alliance of City businesses aiming to create mentally healthy...

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Am I Above the Law on April Fool’s Day?
Mar28

Am I Above the Law on April Fool’s Day?

With April Fool’s Day almost upon us, people up and down the country will be planning the best and funniest pranks to play on friends and colleagues.  From phony news to foamy shoes it’s the time of year when everyone’s funny bone is being finely tuned. But when does the line between hilarious and harsh get crossed and can a prank turn into legal proceedings? Jordan Brown, legal adviser from DAS Law has some rules for the...

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Deep is meaningful: the invisible aspects of company culture are the secret to attracting and keeping great people
Mar28

Deep is meaningful: the invisible aspects of company culture are the secret to attracting and keeping great people

Guest Blog by Caroline Gosling, Director of Culture and Engagement at Rubica It’s been shown that when it comes to hiring and keeping great people, better cultural ‘fit’ at work results in higher levels of job satisfaction and performance and a willingness to to stay longer.  (Ref: Kristof-Brownet al. Personnel Psychology 2005). Consistently finding people who’ll be a good cultural fit (meaning they share values and norms with...

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Why do expats fear coming home?
Mar28

Why do expats fear coming home?

Guest Blog by Caroline Walmsley, Global Head of HR, AXA – Global Healthcare Living the expat dream is a lifestyle choice that many people would seize if they had the opportunity. The chance to experience different cultures, climates and lifestyles is a prospect too exciting to ignore, and with international travel and trade opening up employment opportunities across the globe, the global expat population is estimated to rise from...

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Brits have admitted to accidentally sending their CV to their boss when applying for a new job
Mar28

Brits have admitted to accidentally sending their CV to their boss when applying for a new job

New research by 247meeting has revealed the UK’s top communication frustrations as well as the biggest blunders in the workplace including: Over a third of Brits say meetings over lunchtime is their biggest work frustration A phone call is the second most preferred form of communication, above email Junior staff would much prefer to send an email than pick up the phone to call colleagues People aged 55-64 would prefer to use...

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How Easy is it to Start an Online Business? Here Are the Success Stories
Mar27

How Easy is it to Start an Online Business? Here Are the Success Stories

The internet has been one of the best places for young entrepreneurs to start businesses in recent years, and there seems little chance of that declining as the online world continues to be used more widely year after year. The problem is, with the market being so competitive, a lot of start-ups fail. In fact, some sources state that as many as 75 percent of startups fail – and those are venture-backed ones. In an effort to...

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Businesses need better online candidate experience as competition for talent hots up
Mar27

Businesses need better online candidate experience as competition for talent hots up

LBusinesses in the UK are set to ramp up their use of digital, including new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR), in an effort to deliver a better job candidate experiences and attract high quality talent. As skills shortages reach a critical level within many industries, two thirds (65%) of recruitment and HR leaders expect candidate experience to become a key differentiator within business...

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Are you addicted to work? Nearly 1 in 10 UK employees work more than 20 extra hours a week
Mar27

Are you addicted to work? Nearly 1 in 10 UK employees work more than 20 extra hours a week

A recent study conducted by Love Energy Savings discovered that 8% of British employees work a staggering 20 hours or more each week than their contracted hours. Our survey of UK workers found that over 35% of employees regularly arrive at work early or stay late, and that younger people are more likely to work longer hours than their older colleagues. By neglecting a healthy work-life balance, employees risk mental and physical...

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Why PPE Is Important For Your Business
Mar26

Why PPE Is Important For Your Business

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used to protect workers from health or safety risks at work. There is a wide range of PPE and protective clothing you may need to provide for your workers, including safety helmets, gloves, hi-vis clothing, safety footwear, sensory protection and respiratory equipment. Your industry and the type of work your employees undertake will determine what PPE you are required to provide to be compliant...

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