Millennials’ financial wellbeing is the most affected by the pandemic
Oct27

Millennials’ financial wellbeing is the most affected by the pandemic

A new report from Dynata, the world’s largest first party data and insights platform, spotlights generational differences between Brits’ financial and economic concerns, with Millennials and Gen X the most affected. The Global Consumer Trends: The Economy Edition Report also reveals a 10-point drop in work-life balance satisfaction across the UK, as a picture emerges of just how significantly the pandemic is taking a toll on our...

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How can companies manage a fragmented workforce during this winter of upheaval?
Oct23

How can companies manage a fragmented workforce during this winter of upheaval?

Wales is going into a ‘firebreak’ lockdown from Friday[i]. Other areas of the UK are in different tiers of the new Covid tier system, with several northern regions now living under the most severe restrictions of tier 3. Adrian Lewis, director at Active Absence, says as the situation is continually evolving, employers will find the next few months hugely challenging. Adrian says, “While the government’s advice is for people to work...

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COVID-19: Young people suffer most from lack of motivation at work
Oct19

COVID-19: Young people suffer most from lack of motivation at work

44% of employees under 35 years old say that a lack of motivation has been hindering their performance at work since the start of the coronavirus outbreak in March, according to new research by management consultancy Lane4. The study of over 1000 GB employees, carried out by YouGov, reveals that the performance of younger workers (under 35 years old) is twice as likely to be impacted by a lack of motivation than that of 45-54-year...

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After work pints to PPE
Oct19

After work pints to PPE

UK SEES LAUNCH OF FIRST WELLBEING AND PPE BUSINESS SUBSCRIPTION BOXES UK businesses are now able to support employees working from home, thanks to the launch of the first UK wellbeing and personal protection subscription boxes.  Curakit. Targeted at businesses across the UK, the personal protection and wellbeing subscription boxes enable employers to help protect and care for their employees by sending monthly Curakit boxes...

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Get to grips with temp workers’ rights, so you can count on them during Covid-19 and beyond
Oct16

Get to grips with temp workers’ rights, so you can count on them during Covid-19 and beyond

New research released has highlighted that three in four senior and HR managers do not know the rights of agency workers. The news runs alongside insights that suggest temporary work is set to surge, as firms struggle to effectively plan in the wake of a worsening pandemic. Kit Glover, UK MD of digital staffing platform Coople, explains what you need to know about hiring flexible workers, and how they can help you. Today, just one in...

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Almost half of Brits would resign if their company forced them to return to the office
Oct15

Almost half of Brits would resign if their company forced them to return to the office

With current government advice encouraging all those who can work from home to do so, it’s no surprise that Britain’s businesses and employees are navigating a new normal. Research launched today, from Owl Labs, the leader in collaborative video conferencing and classroom technology, sheds light on Britain’s attitudes to work during, and after, a Global Pandemic. It’s no surprise that the majority (84%) of UK full-time workers...

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Eight top tips for setting up your own trade business
Oct13

Eight top tips for setting up your own trade business

Being your own boss has many perks that make it an appealing career move, but it also presents challenges you’ll need to prepare for.  To help those looking to set up their own business, IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest supplier of specialist ironmongery, has spoken to tradespeople who have already taken the step to go self-employed, to reveal eight things to be aware of. Consider if you’re a sole trader or limited company...

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Temporary work set to increase by a quarter as firms struggle with forecasting during the pandemic
Oct13

Temporary work set to increase by a quarter as firms struggle with forecasting during the pandemic

A fifth plan a hire freeze and to reduce hoursThree in four senior and HR managers do not know the rights of agency workers New research released today suggests temporary work is set to surge as more than a quarter of firms (27%) in the UK reconsider the role agency workers have in their business. At the moment, just one in six firms (15%) rely on a flexible workforce according [?], with 1.5m temporary employees in the UK today. The...

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Financial stress is the biggest mental health burden in the UK amid Covid-19
Oct09

Financial stress is the biggest mental health burden in the UK amid Covid-19

New research[1] into the impact COVID-19 is having on Britain’s mental health by the UK’s leading virtual psychology clinic, My Online Therapy, has found financial worries are taking the biggest toll.  The global pandemic has brought great disruptions, monumental challenges and major changes to the way we live our lives, all of which are pushing Britain towards a mental health crisis.  This year’s World Mental Health Day campaign...

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Search for Covid-safe commute leads to surge in demand for company shuttle services
Oct08

Search for Covid-safe commute leads to surge in demand for company shuttle services

Responsible businesses seeking safe and reliable methods of getting staff to workplaces has led to a surge in demand for private shuttle bus services, according to business transport specialist Transport2 where enquiries have shot up 30% in the last month. Although employees are now urged to work from home to curtail infection growth rates, the nature of many roles makes this impossible. With confidence in public transport still low,...

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Are we doing enough to protect our front of house staff?
Oct07

Are we doing enough to protect our front of house staff?

It has recently been reported that 66 Whetherspoon staff have tested positive for Coronavirus across 50 UK pubs. Since reopening on the 4th July, the company is said to have welcomed 32 million people into its 861 establishments; in light of these staggering figures, and the subsequent number of staff who have fallen victim to Covid-19, we must consider whether we’re really doing enough to protect our front of house staff. Whilst...

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Reorganizing, retooling and reenergizing your workforce for the next normal
Oct05

Reorganizing, retooling and reenergizing your workforce for the next normal

By Dorothee El-Khoury, HR Practice Leader EMEA – The Hackett Group With workforce health, safety and well-being at the forefront as organizations prepare for the next normal, the role human resources has never been more important. The global pandemic has changed the way we work, where we work and how we interact with one another, producing new realities that every company must factor in as it reshapes the workplace for the “next...

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Covid-19 Transforms Career Priorities as Workers Seek More Ethical Jobs
Oct01

Covid-19 Transforms Career Priorities as Workers Seek More Ethical Jobs

Covid-19 has dramatically shifted UK worker priorities with professionals turning towards more socially-conscious employers including the Environment Agency and Oxfam, according to a survey of more than 23,000 people by employer branding specialist, Universum. Universum’s annual Most Attractive Employers report, which studies the employers workers prefer, their career expectations and how these have changed since the COVID-19...

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Employees will value space to socially distance above amenities in offices post-pandemic
Sep29

Employees will value space to socially distance above amenities in offices post-pandemic

In contrast to trends pre-pandemic, new research from global workspace broker, First Office Hub, shows that workers want space to socially distance and easy-to-clean offices above amenities such as gyms, pool tables and free booze when they look to return to the office. The new research commissioned this month, comes as employers prepare for the winding down of the UK’s job retention scheme, shows that employers must get the basics...

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Five things businesses MUST do to get their premises COVID-safe
Sep28

Five things businesses MUST do to get their premises COVID-safe

By Dr Tomasz George, Chief Scientist at global provider of PPE  ViraxCare Set the right tone for new ways of workingAlthough many workers will be excited and even relieved at the thought of returning to the office, employers need to set the right tone from the beginning. Everyone should be encouraged to take responsibility for creating a safe environment for themselves and their colleagues.  Employees should be reminded to act as...

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