Time’s up – new research reveals almost three quarters of businesses don’t have the skills to succeed in a post pandemic world
Sep17

Time’s up – new research reveals almost three quarters of businesses don’t have the skills to succeed in a post pandemic world

A new study into the concerns business leaders in the UK currently hold in relation to a post-pandemic world, has highlighted that a staggering 73% of businesses don’t believe they have the skills needed to succeed. The research has shown that communication skills are where the gaps lie with 50% of business professionals picking up bad habits over lockdown. Commissioned by global sales, negotiation and communication experts, Huthwaite...

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UK workers more financially aware and cautious in wake of Covid-19
Sep17

UK workers more financially aware and cautious in wake of Covid-19

New research from Intuit QuickBooks* – the financial management software provider – reveals that UK workers are adopting a far more cautious approach to spending as lockdown lifts, as their finances bear the battle scars of the pandemic. Yet there is still low uptake on taking steps to maintain financial health, such as checking payslips.   60% of UK employees surveyed will be keeping their spending to a minimum going...

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Prepare now to prevent pandemic woes this winter
Sep16

Prepare now to prevent pandemic woes this winter

Following Boris Johnson’s announcement today of the Government’s winter COVID plan, the UK’s largest HR and employment law consultancy is stressing the importance of employers planning ahead. Kate Palmer is HR Advice and Consultancy Director at Peninsula. She says: “While the main focus of the Prime Minister’s plan is vaccine rollout and booster jabs, he also mentioned the possibility of a Plan B, including a potential return to home...

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Pandemic sparks surge in over 50s seeking advice
Sep16

Pandemic sparks surge in over 50s seeking advice

The Covid pandemic has sparked a surge in people over 50 seeking professional financial advice, according to new research from Scottish Widows. Almost half (46%) of Independent Financial Advisors (IFAs) in the UK have reported an increase in the number of over 50s reaching out to them for help over the last 18 months. Some over 50s have been hit by a volatile stock market, furlough and job losses, plus low interest rates and fears of...

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Nearly two thirds of Brits admit to ‘wasting’ up to £100 more a week post ‘Freedom Day
Sep15

Nearly two thirds of Brits admit to ‘wasting’ up to £100 more a week post ‘Freedom Day

Nearly two thirds (61%) of UK workers say they waste an extra £100 each week on booze, shopping, and other ‘unnecessary luxuries’ since lockdown ended, according to new data released today by Hastee. The research, produced in collaboration with Sapio, which surveyed 2,000 workers as part of the financial health platform’s 2021 annual Workplace Wellbeing Study*, also found that, over a third (34%) feel their financial health improved...

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From Covid Tests to Flying – How You Can Manage Stress and Tackle Work related Travel Anxiety Post-Pandemic
Sep14

From Covid Tests to Flying – How You Can Manage Stress and Tackle Work related Travel Anxiety Post-Pandemic

Travelling around the world often sparks thoughts of holidays and rest bite however, much of the UKs workforce is required to travel for work purposes.  As the world is beginning to open, workplace travel is beginning to resume. For many the anxiety of thinking about COVID-19 tests and what you need to do before booking a test and hitting the road might be something that stands between you and really getting away from it all. To...

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Employee Experience Is Everything in a Post-Pandemic World
Sep13

Employee Experience Is Everything in a Post-Pandemic World

By Sam Smith, Vice President & Managing Director, KellyOCG EMEA As the UK continues to open up, some organisations are making the mistake of looking to the past rather than the future when it comes to the employee experience. They are turning away from remote work and attempting to rebuild workplaces that look very similar to ones those that existed before the pandemic. But as employee needs and expectations shift, could failure...

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Survey reveals 81% of younger workers fear loneliness from long-term home working
Sep09

Survey reveals 81% of younger workers fear loneliness from long-term home working

New research* from Chargifi reveals that since working from home, Gen Z and Millenials feel disproportionately isolated, and say it is negatively impacting their ability to build and develop relationships at work – and potentially harming their career progress. The survey of 2,000 US and UK office workers found that over two-thirds of workers aged 18 – 34 (67%) say since working from home, they’ve found it harder to make...

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9 in 10 business leaders say young people hit by COVID-19 “development dip”
Sep09

9 in 10 business leaders say young people hit by COVID-19 “development dip”

The overwhelming majority (87%) of UK business leaders say young people have been hit by a “development dip” during COVID-19 as a result of the prolonged period of working from home, according to new research from LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network.  The study of 250 C-level executives in the UK – at companies with 1,000+ employees and £250+ million annual turnover – finds that nearly a third (30%) of...

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5 Ways to Improve Employee Wellbeing Post-COVID
Sep08

5 Ways to Improve Employee Wellbeing Post-COVID

COVID-19 left people being isolated for a year and a half with very little means of seeing loved ones. Life, as we normally would experience, changed and greatly impacted the wellbeing of many people. As a result of this, workplaces must understand that their staff have been through a completely unique time that will affect how they work. This is why having extra focus and attention to employee wellbeing is absolutely essential in a...

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One in three workers grow apart from their workplace BFF due to the pandemic
Sep08

One in three workers grow apart from their workplace BFF due to the pandemic

Research from Ezra, the leading provider of digital coaching, has found that the majority of UK workers feel the pandemic has impacted the social aspect of their professional lives, with a third stating they’ve grown apart from their workplace BFF. While we work to pay the bills and further our professional development, the social aspect is an important part of the workplace for many, whether it be letting off steam with a workmate at...

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Brits rank work-life balance more positively due to pandemic
Sep07

Brits rank work-life balance more positively due to pandemic

The work-life balance of Brits has risen during the pandemic to hit an average rating of 7.2 out of 10. MoneySuperMarket spoke to over 2,000 households across the country to find out how the pandemic impacted their work-life balance.1 On a scale of one to 10, with zero being low and 10 being high, the results showed that the average rating for work-life balance improved by 0.4 when compared to before the pandemic. ...

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Employers need to address Covid Fatigue to ease return to work
Sep06

Employers need to address Covid Fatigue to ease return to work

Fed up with restrictions, isolation, cancelled holidays, not being able to make plans – everyone has suffered through the pandemic, quite aside from those who have been hit by the virus itself. Add to this the particular challenges for employees and their employers, like furlough ending, return to work, cancelled orders, and it is not surprising that companies and staff are suffering from Covid Fatigue. “‘Covid Fatigue’ is a phrase...

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Poaching pandemic: 38% have been approached for a new job more than five times in the last year
Aug26

Poaching pandemic: 38% have been approached for a new job more than five times in the last year

38% of respondents have been approached over 5 times for a new job in the last year. That’s according to research from Talent Works, which surveyed software and government professionals to determine their opinions on different working policies and how often they are approached for new job roles. The survey also found that 5% have been approached more than 10 times in the past year. Private vs public When it comes to comparing the...

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Two-thirds of bosses still don’t trust employees to work remotely
Aug25

Two-thirds of bosses still don’t trust employees to work remotely

New research released today by Ricoh Europe reveals that just 35% of employers trust their staff fully while working remotely, with 39% suggesting their people don’t work as hard or effectively as in the office. The research conducted by Opinion Matters for Ricoh Europe polled 1,500 decision makers across Europe. The findings come as many organisations consider their return-to-work policies and suggest that the pandemic has eroded...

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