Millennials want their bosses to talk to them and inspire them to achieve more, finds new survey
Sep14

Millennials want their bosses to talk to them and inspire them to achieve more, finds new survey

A survey by London recruitment consultancy Freshminds has revealed that millennial workers in the UK are motivated more and respond better to managers and leaders who engage, challenge and inspire them at work according to a recent survey. Freshminds, an award-winning recruitment consultancy that provides UK and European businesses with top graduate talent, found that two-fifths (40.2%) of respondents – ranging from entry level...

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Are you guilty of any of the top 10 most irritating colleague habits?
Sep12

Are you guilty of any of the top 10 most irritating colleague habits?

Bad odours are a no-no in the office, annoying 62% of British workers. – Communication issues, such as being interrupted in meetings, irritates 71%. – Colleagues gossiping about co-workers annoys a fifth of British employees. Brits spend on average 1,740 hours in the office each year; that’s 76,360 hours across a lifetime! Therefore, it’s very important we get on well with our colleagues, whether it be civil or close...

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Driven to distraction at work? Five reasons why we get interrupted
Sep11

Driven to distraction at work? Five reasons why we get interrupted

  One of the primary roles of a workplace is to maximise productivity to achieve the best results possible for that business.   According to research from AXA PPP healthcare, 42% of small businesses said the biggest productivity blocker was employees being disengaged or not enjoying their job. (Source: Online survey of 507 SME senior decision makers in September 2016 by Atomik.) In fact, the ONS reports the UK’s productivity...

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Identifying and nurturing internal talent
Sep07

Identifying and nurturing internal talent

Guest Blog from Anja Henschel-Idriss, Head of People Operations at Portico, discussing succession planning and how to identify internal talent. Succession planning has become a core part of many businesses’ management and development programmes, and is key to our HR approach at Portico. With the industry projecting a potential decline in recruitment following Brexit and The British Hospitality Association claiming it could take up to...

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Revealed: Employees anxiety over meetings driving them to drink
Sep07

Revealed: Employees anxiety over meetings driving them to drink

48% of UK workers admitted to getting anxiety over meetings at work Some employees admitted to calling in sick or turning to drink to cope Nervousness around meetings more prominent with younger workers Full findings and anonymous admission photo series here UK office workers are suffering from daily anxiety over meetings at work, with some going to drastic lengths to cope, new research has revealed. A shocking 48% of employees in...

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Enhance your CSR Strategy this International Day of Charity
Sep05

Enhance your CSR Strategy this International Day of Charity

‘International Day of Charity’ will be observed this year today, Tuesday 5th September. It’s a day dedicated to raising awareness and providing a platform for all things charity-related. Originally declared an awareness day back in 2012 by the United Nations, it has since developed into a successful campaign which spans the globe and reaches millions of individuals. All sectors and industries are encouraged to take part, in a bid to...

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The Secret Isolation of Sole Traders
Sep04

The Secret Isolation of Sole Traders

Whilst it can seem like a dream set up, if you’ve ever owned your own business, or work from home on a regular basis, there will undoubtedly be times where you’ve felt isolated, alone or questioned your decision. In fact, research from Acas found that around a fifth (20 per cent) of homeworkers often feel socially isolated – a figure which is expected to grow in 2017. (source) But is this feeling of isolation normal? And what can you...

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Revealed: The most ridiculous workplace rules in the UK
Sep01

Revealed: The most ridiculous workplace rules in the UK

New research from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library , has found that one third (36.8%) of workplaces in the UK have ridiculous rules in place, with one in five (22.5%) workers stating that they feel they can’t be trusted as a result. The study, which asked 1,000 UK workers whether their employer had any silly or unnecessary rules in place, found that over half (57.2%) of workers will disobey any rules they deem as...

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Half of Brits looking to leave their current job
Sep01

Half of Brits looking to leave their current job

50% of Brits want to leave their job in the next 12 months Workers in London most likely to leave Most are on the hunt for a better salary £30,000 recruitment costs will be a big blow for UK businesses A study conducted by Citation has revealed that 50% of full or part-time workers in the UK want to leave their current job in the next 12 months. With the average cost of recruitment coming in at a whopping £30,000**, UK business owners...

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Forget walking into the abyss, working Brits are sitting…
Aug31

Forget walking into the abyss, working Brits are sitting…

Brits who sit for some or most of their working day are piling up an average daily sit-time of nine hours, according to new research into people’s sedentary habits from AXA PPP healthcare. The poll of 2000 workers found that, while nearly half (46 per cent) sit at work for 4 to 6 hours per day, 1 in 4 (25 per cent) notch up 7 to 8 hours daily. Sitting eats into people’s travel time too, with 29 per cent seat-bound for up to half an...

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Research finds the age of discontent at work starts at just 35
Aug31

Research finds the age of discontent at work starts at just 35

Under appreciation and stress fuel discontent as employees get older, with happiness at work falling after the age of 35 Research by Happiness Works on behalf of Robert Half UK has revealed that almost one fifth (17%) of people over the age of 55 are unhappy at work. Those in Generation X don’t fare much better with 16% of 35-54 year olds admitting they are also unhappy in their roles. This is double the number of Millennials that...

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Disorganised Employees Can Cost Managers’ up to 10% of their Salary
Aug24

Disorganised Employees Can Cost Managers’ up to 10% of their Salary

AnyJunk consider the implications that cluttered desks can have on a business and employees’ productivity, as well as tips and solutions for decluttering the office. The National Association of Professional Organisers (NAPO) found in their study that disorganisation can lead to financial losses equivalent to 10% of a manager’s salary. NAPO also state that 80% of the clutter in the office is a result from being disorganised and...

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It’s time to take staff engagement seriously
Aug21

It’s time to take staff engagement seriously

Andrew Carwardine, Managing Director of Dynama outlines 5 critical paths to motivated staff and organisational success   It may be over sixty years since American clinical psychologist Frederick Herzberg came up with his “motivator-hygiene theory” and became the pioneer of job enrichment, but his principles remain as true as ever.  The formula for creating a harmonious workforce is combining the intrinsic conditions of the job or...

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What is culture, anyway?
Aug10

What is culture, anyway?

Stephen Quinn, CEO and co-founder of Jobbio discusses the issue of culture – an oft used term that means different things to different people, and which five things he believes really make a difference to employment, engagement and retention. Culture, Culture, Culture. A word that’s being bandied about by companies big and small. It has come to light in recent years, that ‘culture’ is a key element of organisational success. You...

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How to Encourage Communication in the office
Jul27

How to Encourage Communication in the office

Jason Downes, MD of Powwownow, discusses how HR managers can improve communication in the office   A quiet office can be a sign of an efficient workforce – but it can also mean people aren’t communicating effectively. Each workplace is built from collaboration but how can we break the curse of the email and talk to one another instead? The Death of Small Talk campaign from Powwownow explores how we can revitalise office chatter and...

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