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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Colour zones ‘key to boosting performance at work’, say experts
Feb15

Colour zones ‘key to boosting performance at work’, say experts

Using specific colours in discrete ‘zones’ around the workplace can increase productivity, according to experts. A number of top colour psychologists and design consultants interviewed by office fit-out specialist Dale Office Interiors said choosing the right shades should be a key part of any business’s design strategy to get the best out of staff.     Colour Therapy Consultant Suzy Chiazzari, principal of the Holistic Design...

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Desk Bound? Stand To Health!Desk Bound? Stand to Health!
Feb09

Desk Bound? Stand To Health!Desk Bound? Stand to Health!

Varidesk offers different model offers that suit everyones working style and shape. Standing desks help burn up to 50 calories per hour, when used for 4 hours per working day, that is 1,000 calories per week, or 48,000-52,000, which is the same calories burnt as running 18 marathons!   Varidesk offer a range of desks to suit everyone. The main differences between The Varidesk Pro Plus 36 and the new Exec model is that the Exec’s...

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People fear effect of hearing loss on their career
Jan29

People fear effect of hearing loss on their career

Fear of a potential negative effect on their career is preventing people with hearing loss from disclosing their condition to their employers.     More than half of people living with deafness and hearing loss feel they can’t be open about it in the workplace, according to a new survey by charity Action on Hearing Loss. The new research has been conducted as part of the charity’s Working for Change campaign, which wants to change...

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Office Cures January Blues with Custom Vending Machine
Jan22

Office Cures January Blues with Custom Vending Machine

You Won’t Believe What They Put in It!   Global office supplies company, Viking, have set out to cure the January Blues and banish Blue Monday with an extra special office vending machine.         The custom vending machine is stacked full of all sorts of weird and wonderful items expressly aimed at keeping the Viking office as motivated as possible and feeling in tip-top condition. The machine’s products target illness, reduce...

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New Year, new colleague?
Jan09

New Year, new colleague?

The secret to increasing productivity in the workplace has been revealed in new research from CABA, the charity that supports the wellbeing of chartered accountants. The study showed that over half (59%) of British employees find their work colleagues impact their productivity, with 19% stating that the biggest distractions in the office is often not work related.   The data highlights that although work colleagues are ranked highly...

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How important to your career is gaining a professional qualification in HR?
Jan08

How important to your career is gaining a professional qualification in HR?

For many graduates who have just completed three or four years at university, the last thing they want to embark on is more studying.  The vast majority hope their degree will be sufficient to lead to a job and a monthly pay cheque.   Unfortunately, many graduates are finding that this is not always the case. More companies than ever before are now demanding further professional qualifications from their employees, even those with a...

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Organisations not doing enough to help employees reach full potential, believe UK HR professionals
Jan04

Organisations not doing enough to help employees reach full potential, believe UK HR professionals

‘Businesses are not doing enough to encourage employees to reach their full potential’, is a striking viewpoint to emerge from a survey conducted by Cascade HR.   In a poll of 447 UK-wide Human Resources professionals, the research found that 44% believe the workforce does not have enough support to thrive, with a further 23% unsure if organisations are doing enough.     The findings arose alongside another startling statistic which...

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Employers: How to protect employees when they’re rocking around the Christmas tree
Dec18

Employers: How to protect employees when they’re rocking around the Christmas tree

With the Christmas party season well and truly upon us, the coming weeks will see offices up and down the land celebrating. But are employers responsible if their employees enjoy one too many festive drinks?   Leticia Williams, personal injury partner at London law firm Hodge Jones & Allen says that employers owe a duty of care to their employees and this extends to include the hours of any official work party:   “If you are an...

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