My employee is refusing to social distance at work – what should I do?
Sep17

My employee is refusing to social distance at work – what should I do?

advice by Andrew Willis, Head of Legal at Croner With the global pandemic still playing a significant role in people’s lives, unfortunately some individuals are getting complacent when it comes to social distancing and mask-wearing. This means, that even if you’ve set out a perfect plan to make your workplace COVID-secure, it may not matter. The health & safety of your employees is your responsibility, even if they’re the ones...

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Lockdown Loneliness Hits Young Workers Hard
Sep16

Lockdown Loneliness Hits Young Workers Hard

Despite increased appetite in the UK for remote working practices to continue into the future, the disconnection from the day-to-day social interactions of the workplace and the encroachment of work on our home lives has seen feelings of loneliness and isolation take hold, in a workforce already struggling to adapt to the challenge of the ‘new normal’.1   According to a new survey by leading UK job board Totaljobs, almost...

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Just 4 in 10 UK workers are satisfied with their employer’s virus prevention measures
Sep16

Just 4 in 10 UK workers are satisfied with their employer’s virus prevention measures

A YouGov survey by CT Safety Barriers has revealed that less than half of UK workers are satisfied by the precautions their employers have taken to safeguard them from COVID-19. The Yorkshire based safety company worked with YouGov to survey a representative sample of the UK population. The goal was to highlight how safe from the virus UK workers feel during their working day. Here’s what they found out: Only 19% of people who have...

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Over half of UK workers haven’t received mental health support despite rise in anxiety, study reveals
Sep15

Over half of UK workers haven’t received mental health support despite rise in anxiety, study reveals

A survey carried out by mental health organisation, TalkOut, has revealed that 56% of UK workers haven’t received any mental health support or advice from their employer since the pandemic hit in March. The study – which surveyed 1,500 UK workers – found that 68% of respondents had felt anxious and apprehensive about returning to work, while 35% said that their mental health is worse now compared to before the pandemic. On top of...

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Children from low income backgrounds show elevated mental health difficulties throughout lockdown
Sep14

Children from low income backgrounds show elevated mental health difficulties throughout lockdown

OXFORD UNIVERSITY: Children from low income backgrounds show elevated mental health difficulties throughout lockdown Other findings were that children and young people from single and multiple adult households were generally found to have similar levels of emotional, behavioural and restless/attention difficulties. However, when looked at on their own, primary school aged children from single adult households were reported as having...

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3 in 4 businesses considering post Covid-19 ‘meet up’ spaces rather than full time offices
Sep14

3 in 4 businesses considering post Covid-19 ‘meet up’ spaces rather than full time offices

More than 3 in 4 managers in UK businesses feel that ‘collaborative’ workspaces are now be more suitable for their post-lockdown business models when compared to a fulltime staffed office, according to a new survey. The study for Onecom, the UK’s largest independent business telecommunications provider, polled 1,000 UK managers in late August and found that 77% agreed that more causal workspaces designed to facilitate meetings and...

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The pandemic is forcing change on the world of work
Sep14

The pandemic is forcing change on the world of work

What are the crisis management implications? Richard Stephenson CEO YUDU Sentinel Organisations have always faced threats: Data breaches, industrial espionage, terror attacks and more. Sometimes attacks are existential, others are more easily handled. To fight back firms typically had at their disposal a retinue of staff in the office ready to swing into action. Not anymore. The pandemic is having a fundamental impact on the way we...

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Over half of UK employees still in the dark over how their organisation will survive COVID-19
Sep10

Over half of UK employees still in the dark over how their organisation will survive COVID-19

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, organisations across the world have had no choice but to close their offices and switch to a work-from-home model. However, six months since the wide-spread adoption of remote working began, many UK workers are still unsure as to what their employer expects of them. Wrike, the most versatile collaborative work management platform, today announced the findings from its 2020 global remote work...

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Half of Brits spent lockdown searching for a new role
Sep07

Half of Brits spent lockdown searching for a new role

Latest research indicates how changing priorities among UK employees will lead to a surge in candidates seeking new roles over the coming weeks Over half of workers have spent time during lockdown searching for a new role, according to latest research, with the jobseekers’ market set to surge when those furloughed and working from home return to work. A survey among over 2,600 UK employees and jobseekers conducted by Monster, the...

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Let’s not fool ourselves: Women in the workplace have not benefited from the ‘flexibility’ offered by the pandemic
Sep07

Let’s not fool ourselves: Women in the workplace have not benefited from the ‘flexibility’ offered by the pandemic

By Peakon Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sheree Atcheson Many believe the coronavirus pandemic answered working women’s calls for greater flexibility – this could not be further from the truth. Over the years, flexible working has been hailed as key to getting more women into the workplace and leadership positions – and closing the gender pay gap. In 2018, a study showed that 70% of women who dropped out of their careers...

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Recruiters’ stats reveal finance sector’s resilience during Covid-19
Sep01

Recruiters’ stats reveal finance sector’s resilience during Covid-19

FIRMS in one of Scotland’s most critical sectors have demonstrated resilience – with its jobs market continuing throughout lockdown. Recruiters specialising in Scotland’s finance sector, which accounts for 8% of both GDP and total employment north of the border, have also recorded a 283% jump in new roles marketed in June and July versus April and May. Despite this, more than half of all vacancies are seeking temporary or contractor...

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Eat out to help out scheme reveals economic possibilities for government initiatives
Sep01

Eat out to help out scheme reveals economic possibilities for government initiatives

Appreciate Group is backing a campaign calling on the Government to increase the tax-free Trivial Benefits Allowance, which could help deliver a huge £2bn boost to Britain’s high street and help safeguard thousands of jobs.  The #GiftCard500 campaign has been buoyed by the success of the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme which ran throughout August and shows the economic opportunities from government-led incentives and...

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How COVID-19 has rewritten the rules of the workplace
Aug20

How COVID-19 has rewritten the rules of the workplace

By Katya Linossi, CEO, ClearPeople When the UK went into lockdown in March of this year, at the time, the effects it would have on businesses were unknown. Many organisations, having never dealt with a global pandemic before, scrambled to either close their offices and ensure employees could work from home, or put health and safety measures in place to keep returning workers safe. In the midst of thel pandemic we’ve seen social media...

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The Secret Ingredient to a Thriving Business: Today & Post COVID-19
Aug06

The Secret Ingredient to a Thriving Business: Today & Post COVID-19

By James Scott, CEO of Thrive Internal communications (IC) teams haven’t always been given their due, but the events as of late have given them an opportunity to flex their muscles and demonstrate more than ever before their significance in the org chart. And it’s not gone unnoticed by CEOs and other executives, who have been made hyper aware of the need for accurate, rapid-fire information to be disseminated to employees. But...

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Covid-19 has thrown financial resilience into the spotlight: what can employers do?
Aug06

Covid-19 has thrown financial resilience into the spotlight: what can employers do?

Author, Mark Pemberthy, Head of DC & Wealth at Buck The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a seismic impact on UK society. By June, 8.9 million workers were covered by the government’s furlough scheme – that’s a quarter of all working adults. As the Government begins to wind down its furlough scheme, many employers across a range of sectors are concerned they may need to make job cuts to cope with lost revenue, including High...

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