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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Research Puts Spotlight On Untapped Productivity Potential Of Seven Million UK Workers
Nov28

Research Puts Spotlight On Untapped Productivity Potential Of Seven Million UK Workers

• 23% of UK employees say they feel ‘unproductive’ at work, rising to 28% of Generation Z[1] employees, research for Vodafone has found • Creating a ‘digital workplace’ by connecting people, processes and information with technology offers a key to unlocking UK’s productivity potential   New research for Vodafone reveals that nearly a quarter (23%) of UK employees rate themselves as ‘unproductive’ at work, equating to seven million of...

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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 number of...

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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 amongst UK...

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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 will naturally improve...

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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 that...

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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 professional...

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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 light in...

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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 failing to...

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