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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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 your phone to bed...

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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 your...

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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 the...

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How To Prevent Workplace Harassment
Oct25

How To Prevent Workplace Harassment

Guest blog from Julian Roberts, CEO for EssentialSkillz (www.essentialskillz.com) With each day unveiling a new claim against a high-profile figure in entertainment, politics and sport, it’s quickly apparent how rife the issue of harassment is. While each headline shocks us and creates fodder for gossip, HR managers around the world need to be reminding staff of the company’s bullying and harassment policies. Julian Roberts, CEO for...

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55% of UK workers productive for less than 30 hours a week
Oct25

55% of UK workers productive for less than 30 hours a week

New research from Sage finds that companies are failing to understand their workforce and the impact their working experiences can have on productivity.   More than half (55%) of UK employees are productive for less than 30 hours per week UK employers plough money into quirky benefits but 52% of employees see office games as a distraction Almost half of UK employees (46%) have never been asked by their employer what makes a positive...

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Bullying Rife In British Workplaces As 75% Encounter Beastly Behaviour
Oct23

Bullying Rife In British Workplaces As 75% Encounter Beastly Behaviour

THREE in four British employees say they’ve witnessed bullying in their workplace, according to shocking new research. Workplace Bullying is mistreatment in the form of humiliating and intimidating conduct, such as gossiping about colleagues, excluding them from activities or name-calling – and in severe cases, work sabotage. And it appears that the beastly behaviour is rife in firms across the nation.     According to new stats from...

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How to find the courage to branch out and leave the job you have begun to hate
Oct20

How to find the courage to branch out and leave the job you have begun to hate

Research from Auto Europe has revealed that 57% of us feel down when returning to work after a trip away. Are you one of these individuals? If you are, don’t be scared that you are on your own. You spend more time in the workplace than you do out, so why would you spend the time you aren’t in the office regretting going back?       A recent survey was carried out by Aon Hewitt to find out how peoples jobs make them feel as a person....

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Five wellbeing lessons Britain can learn from Romania
Oct19

Five wellbeing lessons Britain can learn from Romania

Stella Photi is founder and managing director of wellbeing holiday experts, Wellbeing Escapes. Stella founded Wellbeing Escapes after feeling burnt out in her corporate job and recognising the importance of taking time out and embarking on meaningful getaways that rejuvenate both mind and body. This inspired her to found Wellbeing Escapes, a specialist travel company that offers a range of results-driven wellness programmes and offer...

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One in five adults are unhappy with their career
Oct19

One in five adults are unhappy with their career

  A quarter of workers (25%) don’t like their current job 1 in 4 adults think changing jobs would improve their mental health Lack of financial support is the main reason people stay in jobs they are unhappy in   One in five (19%) UK adults are dissatisfied with their careers, new research has revealed. A study carried out by energy comparison site, UK Power, questioned the nation to find out which areas of their life they are most...

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