How good employers can offer staff a flu-free Christmas
Nov16

How good employers can offer staff a flu-free Christmas

  Anyone who has ever experienced true influenza or ‘flu’ will understand just how debilitating it can be. But effects of flu extend further than an individual – employers are often also left counting the cost of staff being off sick for extended periods of time.   It is estimated that the flu costs UK businesses in the region of 7.6 million working days – worth a whopping £1.35 billion to the UK economy.   A growing...

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16:22 on Sunday is officially the ‘end’ of the weekend
Nov13

16:22 on Sunday is officially the ‘end’ of the weekend

For British workers, thoughts turn to their working week ahead at 16:22 on Sunday Three quarters of Brits admit to getting the Mondays blues Accountancy and banking employees get the worst Monday blues, whereas workers from the leisure, sport and tourism industry were most positive about the start of the working week The average 20-year old currently needs to work another 2,112 Mondays (almost six years’ worth) until they reach their...

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Revealed: Over a third of workers are unhappy in their current role
Nov13

Revealed: Over a third of workers are unhappy in their current role

With the majority on the search for better opportunities As the year draws to a close, a recent study from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site, has found that over a third (39.9%) of the nation’s professionals are unhappy in their current roles. What’s more, 96.7% of these workers said that they’re looking for a new job as a result.     The survey of 1,200 professionals sought to explore job satisfaction...

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Playing sports like football and rugby at work could not only keep you healthy but improve your productivity as well
Nov08

Playing sports like football and rugby at work could not only keep you healthy but improve your productivity as well

Workplace sport plays an important role in keeping people physically and mentally healthy as well as improving productivity, a new study has found.   People who struggle to fit in physical activity around their busy lives should take advantage of sporting opportunities with work colleagues, according to research by Loughborough University.       Playing team games such as football, netball, volleyball and rugby...

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Revealed: the most common office personalities – and how to work better together
Nov07

Revealed: the most common office personalities – and how to work better together

  New research released today by Premier Inn lifts the lid on the different personality types we are most likely to encounter at work. They also offer advice about how we can work better together, as half of UK employees (50 per cent) admit it can be hard to navigate the workplace environment. This is partly due to the countless personalities that come in to play, with more than three quarters of employees (79 per cent) agreeing...

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UK professionals reveal why their job search is stressing them out
Oct31

UK professionals reveal why their job search is stressing them out

As the majority admit more support from recruitment professionals is needed National Stress Awareness Day is upon us, and a recent study has revealed that the majority of the nation’s workers (84.6%) admit that looking for a new job always or frequently makes them feel stressed. That’s according to a recent survey from CV-Library , the UK’s leading independent job site, which also found that 83.5% of professionals believe that job...

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UK professional women set the standard of a healthy work-life balance
Oct30

UK professional women set the standard of a healthy work-life balance

Working women organise their time, tasks and diaries more efficiently, meaning they minimise the likelihood of their colleagues interrupting valuable time out. UK men are a third more likely to be interrupted by work and join a conference call while on holiday or during a family event. This is according to the latest independent research from Polycom, the global leader in voice, content and video collaboration.     More...

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A quarter of Brits took no time off work following death of a loved one
Oct30

A quarter of Brits took no time off work following death of a loved one

New research reveals impact of UK’s bereavement leave provisions www.cpjfield.co.uk New research has revealed that, despite the devastating impact of bereavement, one in four Britons did not take any time off work following the death of a loved one. A further one in 10 took just a single day away from the workplace to grieve. This is according to new findings released today by family-run funeral service provider CPJ Field, which has...

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Over half of business professionals feel uneasy about “leaving their ethics at the door” at work
Oct30

Over half of business professionals feel uneasy about “leaving their ethics at the door” at work

A new poll, commissioned by the independent charity “A Blueprint for Better Business”, found that 55% of professionals have witnessed or been asked to do things at work which caused them unease. Of these, just 2% said that they would refuse to participate in something which made them uncomfortable at work.     The findings of this survey appear at a pertinent time: as company culture issues continue to come to...

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  Two-thirds of UK employees don’t feel appreciated at work
Oct27

  Two-thirds of UK employees don’t feel appreciated at work

Two-thirds of UK workers (66 per cent) don’t feel appreciated at work and 57 per cent feel as though their organisation takes them for granted. This is according to latest research by The O.C. Tanner Institute, which conducted a large-scale study to examine the factors that influence organisational culture.   Robert Ordever, Executive Director of O.C. Tanner Europe said;   “It’s disheartening that so many organisations are...

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Hating your job is not only bad for your career but detrimental to your health too
Oct27

Hating your job is not only bad for your career but detrimental to your health too

Research carried out by online HR consultancy Reabur.com has suggested a third of UK employees are unhappy in their jobs. Unfortunately, many see this as “just the way things are” and that, if you aren’t hating your work, then you simply aren’t working hard enough. While this may seem like a fact of life for many employees, studies have shown that dreading your job, working long hours and being unhappy in the workplace can be...

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How can you switch off from work and get the best night’s sleep?
Oct26

How can you switch off from work and get the best night’s sleep?

Guest blog from Dr Dan Robertson at Push Doctor Many people find it hard to switch off at the end of the working day and as a result, their sleep suffers. There are lots of habits that could have a negative impact on the quantity or quality of your sleep, so the first step is to change those. Consistency is also important, to allow your body to settle into a rhythm.     Here are a few things you can try:   Don’t take...

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Two-Thirds Of Employees Would Perform Better At Work If They Got More Sleep
Oct26

Two-Thirds Of Employees Would Perform Better At Work If They Got More Sleep

Employees Sleep an Average of 6.9 Hours On Work Nights; Married Employees Sleep More Than Employees Who are Not Married With daylight saving time officially starting on Sunday, a new survey from Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job sites, reveals that three in four (74 percent) full and part-time employees say they get less than eight hours of sleep on a typical work night, averaging just 6.9 hours of sleep. However, that is...

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Rules for employee retention
Oct26

Rules for employee retention

Rules for employee retention Guest blog from Kathleen McLeary – HR Manager, Blue Logic In business, time and budgets are often tight, and focusing on employee satisfaction gets pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. But maintaining a happy, motivated and loyal workforce is key to running a successful business.   Securing top talent is hard enough, but keeping them on board is the real challenge. It is important to realise that...

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Unfair dismissal: what can you do about it?
Oct25

Unfair dismissal: what can you do about it?

Guest Blog by Mike James    There is never a good time to lose your job – but it can feel even worse if you believe that there was no fair reason for your dismissal. At such a challenging and distressing time it is natural to feel confused and angry, but it is important to keep a cool head and consider your options. It may be the case that your employer’s reason for letting you go are not fair are in breach of the law. If this is...

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