We can’t let the next generation of SME owners burn out
May08

We can’t let the next generation of SME owners burn out

Guest blog by Rob Milloy, Sales Director, Opus Energy Starting your own business takes blood, sweat and tears. Few people when they start out are under the illusion that it will be easy, but conversely, in today’s 24/7, always-on culture, are some entrepreneurs now working harder than they need to, to be successful? We recently conducted research of over 500 SME owners and found that on average, they work 2,366 hours per year....

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Feeling demotivated in the office? Nearly a third of office-based HR/Recruitment workers say dance music is the way to improve productivity!
May07

Feeling demotivated in the office? Nearly a third of office-based HR/Recruitment workers say dance music is the way to improve productivity!

Research1 from flexible office specialist, Workthere has found that over half (55%) of office-based HR/Recruitment workers think listening to music at work is a must have with some of the top reasons stated as: helping them to relax (43%); mood improvement (29%) and increased productivity (24%).   Cal Lee, Head of Workthere, says: “Listening to music is known to be a great way to improve a person’s mood....

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How to Recognise Work Addiction in the Workplace
May07

How to Recognise Work Addiction in the Workplace

The growth of technology combined with the idea that we need to work harder to achieve more is a popular concept in the modern workplace. While there’s no denying the benefits and triumphs that come from committed bursts of hard work, unwavering dedication can tip the balance, turning a hard-worker into a workaholic. As technology makes it increasingly easy to push beyond the 9-5, Lucinda Pullinger, Global Head of HR at Instant...

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Employers must end the stigma against mothers working part-time
May07

Employers must end the stigma against mothers working part-time

Mothers in the UK continue to face greater obstacles than fathers in their careers if they embrace part time and flexible working, according to a major new study. The 2019 Modern Families Index: Employer Report published today by Working Families and Bright Horizons highlights the urgent need for employers to offer flexible and part time work without penalty. Mothers disproportionately disadvantaged by working part-time The Index...

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Tackling workplace stress with technology
May07

Tackling workplace stress with technology

Guest blog by Stephen Duignan, Vice President of International Marketing at LogMeIn April marks Stress Awareness month, a month designed to encourage employers to identify how they can keep their employees healthy and happy. Over the course of the month, organisations around the world will join forces with the health care industry to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. Stress...

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What does HR need to know about bank holidays?
May03

What does HR need to know about bank holidays?

Guidance from XpertHR Can employees be required to work on bank holidays? There is no statutory right for employees to take bank holidays off work. Any right to time off depends on the terms of the employee’s contract of employment. Therefore, subject to the terms of the contract, employees can be required to work on bank holidays. Under s.1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996, employers must give new employees a written statement...

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How Will Brexit Affect UK Employment?
May03

How Will Brexit Affect UK Employment?

It’s difficult to avoid hearing the word Brexit in society today. While many would rather we either forget about the whole thing or efficiently put a plan in place to deliver it, a large portion of people across a variety of industries and sectors are wondering: how will Brexit affect me? Indeed, whenever a major shake-up that might affect an economy occurs, employment is one of the first issues that people think about. So, what does...

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How HR can put diversity first
May03

How HR can put diversity first

Guest blog By Alexandra Anders, EMEA Talent Director, Cornerstone OnDemand  Diversity over ability that’s what matters to millennials and Gen Z, research recently revealed. For these generations, employees from all backgrounds being fairly represented is the key for a great workplace and diversity is more important than hiring new employees based on their skills. Yet, businesses are still failing to address problems of...

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Over 4 Million Brits Read Work Emails on their Wedding Day
May03

Over 4 Million Brits Read Work Emails on their Wedding Day

As a nation, we are growing more and more reliant on our mobile phones in both our work and social lives, with many of us unable to go a day without picking one up. However, whilst they may be a necessity to keep on top of developing work situations during working hours, it seems that we’re equally as tempted to check them out of work too – even on some of the biggest days of our lives. For many, work is likely to be the last thing on...

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What are the highest paying casino jobs?
May03

What are the highest paying casino jobs?

Casino gaming is part of the larger Entertainment and gaming industry and thus offers exciting career options for job seekers. Live Casinos provide more opportunities for professionals in departments like gaming, auditing, quality control, security, and accounting. If you are looking for an employment opportunity in the Best Casino, we list down a set of Career options which pay well and offer promising career paths. IT Manager An IT...

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Developers’ happiness leaves much to be desired
May03

Developers’ happiness leaves much to be desired

Developers’ happiness is hugely affected by their age, gender and the rigour of the recruitment process, new research shows. The industry is steeped in issues, as nearly half of the developers surveyed are unsure they’ll be working for the same company in just two years. hackajob, the skills-based tech recruitment platform, analysed the biases impacting 582 developers in the UK and what can be done to address their high employee...

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CEOs earn an employees entire salary in just days
May02

CEOs earn an employees entire salary in just days

Media CEOs saw the largest disparity between their workers, with the top dogs earning around £17.8 million on average compared to an employee’s salary of £31,197. This means it only takes 0.6 days for an entertainment CEO to earn an employees entire salary. With the growing demand for construction workers, the ratio between industry CEOs and workers was 272:1. With CEOs earning around £7.9 million compared to a construction...

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Combatting office phobias: top tips to create the best office atmosphere
May02

Combatting office phobias: top tips to create the best office atmosphere

Guest blog by Emma Yearwood, Director of HR at Sodexo Engage When starting a new job, it’s not uncommon for new joiners to suffer from some common fears as they settle in. We’ve all been there – getting used to an entirely new environment, collaborating with new people and learning different ways of working can take time. In order to make the environment as welcoming as possible, it’s important for senior leadership and managers...

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74% of UK Retailers do not correctly attribute footfall to digital spend
May02

74% of UK Retailers do not correctly attribute footfall to digital spend

MMost UK Brands are unsure of the actual impact digital marketing spend is having on visits to their own bricks and mortar stores. A survey of 1,153 UK retail workers carried out by leading digital marketing agency, Marketingsignals.com, revealed that three quarters (74%) of UK retailers are failing to assess the full worth of their digital marketing spend – due to them not accurately attributing the impact on footfall. The...

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British workers putting in longest hours in the EU, TUC analysis finds
May02

British workers putting in longest hours in the EU, TUC analysis finds

Workers in the UK are putting the longest hours in the EU, according to new TUC analysis published today (Wednesday). Full-time employees in Britain worked an average of 42 hours a week in 2018, nearly two hours more than the EU average – equivalent to an extra two and a half weeks a year. Britain’s “long-hours culture” is not having a positive impact on productivity, says the TUC.  In similar economies to ours, workers are much...

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