Employers Urged To Step Up Workplace Support As 6.4 Million Over-50s Work Longer
Aug21

Employers Urged To Step Up Workplace Support As 6.4 Million Over-50s Work Longer

Longer working lives have become a reality for millions, yet a significant number of over-50s feel unsupported in the workplace, according to new findings1 from Aviva which highlight the need for UK businesses to boost support for their older workforce. Almost two thirds (63%) of the 10.2 million over-50s in work2 – equivalent to 6.4 million people – are planning to retire later than they thought they would 10 years ago. Many of them...

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Managing and supporting employees experiencing domestic abuse
Aug16

Managing and supporting employees experiencing domestic abuse

Guest Blog by Health Assured CEO and wellbeing expert David Price   Most employers strive to create a happy and positive working environment, ensuring staff remain safe and protected whilst they undertake their work duties. However, for a significant number of workers, the threat of domestic abuse in their personal lives often looms large once they return home. With this in mind, there are several measures employers can take to...

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Why a healthy dose of competition is good for your career
Jul06

Why a healthy dose of competition is good for your career

Guest Blog by By Matt Weston, Managing Director at Robert Half UK   Most of us can probably agree that coming up against competition brings out a very different side to our personalities. Rivalries for promotions, pitches or new roles can push us to be more productive and to produce stronger work.     Experts believe that being competitive in business drives creativity and helps refine skills like a willingness to push boundaries,...

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Managing staff who are ill
Jun20

Managing staff who are ill

With the recent figures showing that out of 1000 surveyed companies, 86% of observed staff attended work ill, demonstrating the importance of ensuring employees are firstly, well enough to work productively, but secondly are happy to come into work.   As a manager, CEO or team leader, overlooking employee health is vital and as staff return from illness absences’, it should be within your best interest to ensure they are healthy...

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Satisfaction Over Salary – Seven Out Of Eight Working Say It’s Not All About The Money
May24

Satisfaction Over Salary – Seven Out Of Eight Working Say It’s Not All About The Money

The vast majority of workers in the UK are not motivated primarily by how much they are paid, according to surprising research conducted by the world’s largest job site, Indeed. Only 12% of workers class their salary as the most important factor in their job, far behind enjoying the job (24%) and ‘having a good relationship’ with their colleagues (21%) as the main drivers of job satisfaction.   So essential is a good working...

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58% of UK wouldn’t be comfortable telling their manager about mental health issues.
May16

58% of UK wouldn’t be comfortable telling their manager about mental health issues.

A shocking amount of UK workers have little faith in their employer’s ability to support issues such as mental health, stress and anxiety, a study by CIPD course providers, DPG Plc., has found.   The study found that a worrying 85% of UK workers thought that there was a stigma attached to mental health issues and stress in the workplace. This may be the root cause for the 58% that wouldn’t be comfortable telling their manager if they...

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Only two-fifths of UK employees are happy with their workplace benefits
May09

Only two-fifths of UK employees are happy with their workplace benefits

Only 40% of UK workers appreciate the benefits they receive from their employer, new research has revealed. Despite just two fifths of the employees saying their benefits meet their needs, almost two thirds (61%) of employers believe employees are happy with their benefits package, according to Willis Towers Watson’s Benefit Preferences report, part of its Global Benefits Attitudes Study.   As well as highlighting a disconnect between...

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Satisfaction Over Salary – 7 Out Of 8 Workers Say It’s Not All About The Money
May09

Satisfaction Over Salary – 7 Out Of 8 Workers Say It’s Not All About The Money

The vast majority of workers in the UK are not motivated primarily by how much they are paid, according to surprising research conducted by the world’s largest job site, Indeed.   Only 12% of workers class their salary as the most important factor in their job, far behind enjoying the job (24%) and ‘having a good relationship’ with their colleagues (21%) as the main drivers of job satisfaction.   So essential is a good working...

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Presenteeism hits record high in UK organisations as stress at work rises
May02

Presenteeism hits record high in UK organisations as stress at work rises

‘Presenteeism’, or people coming into work when they are ill, has more than tripled since 2010, according to the latest CIPD/Simplyhealth Health and Well-being at Work report. 86% of over 1,000 respondents to the 2018 survey said they had observed presenteeism in their organisation over the last 12 months, compared with 72% in 2016 and just 26% in 2010. The survey also found that ‘leaveism’, such as people using annual leave to work,...

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New research reveals breakdown between employees and employer in recognition, trust and communication of mission and values
Mar05

New research reveals breakdown between employees and employer in recognition, trust and communication of mission and values

A new study from global employee engagement company, Reward Gateway, which surveyed 500 workers and 250 senior decision makers across the UK, has revealed that only 19% of employees feel completely informed about their employer’s corporate mission and only 23% of employees feel completely informed about the values of the organisation they work for. These stats are problematic when you consider that 83% of employers say it’s critical...

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Lack of appreciation and insincere “thank yous” reign in UK organisations
Mar02

Lack of appreciation and insincere “thank yous” reign in UK organisations

UK workers are feeling unappreciated and when they are thanked for their efforts, it doesn’t come across as genuine. This is according to research by The O.C. Tanner Institute, which found that only 34 per cent of UK workers feel appreciated by their organisations. Just 43 per cent believe that when they do receive recognition, it’s authentic and sincere.   These findings have been released on Employee Appreciation Day to highlight...

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Are you at risk of office burnout?
Mar01

Are you at risk of office burnout?

Guest Blog By Mike Davis, SME Director at AXA PPP healthcare   Britain’s small and medium sized firms make up 99.9% of the UK’s private sector businesses, employ nearly three-fifths of its workforce and account for 48% of the turnover.   But full-on pursuit of commercial success may be putting owners and employees of these businesses at increased risk of ill health and burnout. Described as a type of stress, office burnout can...

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More Than Half Of Professionals Would Leave Employer For Better Training Opportunities
Feb28

More Than Half Of Professionals Would Leave Employer For Better Training Opportunities

New research launched today reveals that the average UK professional has gone two years without any training, with more than one in ten (13%) having no training in over four years. As a result, nearly two thirds (63%) of UK employees say they would switch employers to secure more regular training opportunities.   With UK productivity at a record low, the research by AVADO, the digitally-powered professional learning provider, reveals...

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Overwhelming workloads tip the scales on work-life balance for UK employees
Feb27

Overwhelming workloads tip the scales on work-life balance for UK employees

Almost half of UK workers (47%) spend the majority of their time feeling overwhelmed by their workloads, while 85% say that work is causing them stress, according to research from employee experience company Qualtrics.   The Qualtrics Employee Pulse – a quarterly survey of more than 4,000 employees – highlights the impact of burgeoning workloads on today’s workforce and reveals better support from businesses is needed to ensure the...

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Are You One Of The UK’s Happiest Workers?
Feb22

Are You One Of The UK’s Happiest Workers?

Older male workers employed by microbusinesses within marketing, communications or advertising are happier at work than any other age group, according to new research.   A survey of 1,024 UK workers, by workplace incentives and rewards provider, One4all Rewards, and published in The 2018 Happiness Survey, surveyed employees from different age groups, genders and industries, asking them to score how happy they are in their current...

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