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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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British Workers Reveal How Their Bosses Really Match Up To Key Management Qualities
Oct18

British Workers Reveal How Their Bosses Really Match Up To Key Management Qualities

-Bosses being honest, approachable and fair is key for UK Workers – Just 10% believe their boss is sincere -1 in 4 would stay with a company for the long term if they had a good relationship with their boss Most adults have a good idea of the qualities and skills most employers look for in prospective new staff, but new research has turned the tables on this – revealing the attributes that workers believe make up the ideal...

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UK employees most open to leaving current job
Oct16

UK employees most open to leaving current job

The ADP Research Institute® (ADPRI), reveals that 70% of UK employees would consider leaving their current job, with nearly a quarter (24%) actively looking for new opportunities and nearly half (46%) passively looking. This figure is much higher than the 60% of European employees who said they were open to leaving their current job. UK employees are also less likely to consider themselves as devoted to their place of work, with 48%...

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Employees could quit over stress of congestion
Oct10

Employees could quit over stress of congestion

  Traffic volumes are rising at unprecedented rates, in fact, between April 2016 and March 2017, traffic volumes reached a new record high of 324.3 billion miles* in the UK. The stress of getting stuck in traffic is having such a profound impact on Brits’ wellbeing that nearly half (46 per cent) would consider changing their job as a result. Not only that, but with driverless vehicles promising to alter the traffic equation by...

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1 in 3 British office workers avoid working from home
Oct04

1 in 3 British office workers avoid working from home

Nearly one-third (31.4%) of British office workers admitted that they have avoided working from home, according to a survey by Crucial, the memory and storage experts. The survey of 2,000 British office workers found that office workers 45 years old and above have a significantly more positive view on working from home than millennials (18- to 34-year-olds) – 40% of the 45 and above age group said nothing would keep them from working...

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Bupa helps employees to ‘stub it out’ in Stoptober
Oct03

Bupa helps employees to ‘stub it out’ in Stoptober

For businesses that want to help their employees to quit smoking, Bupa experts recommend employing the techniques below:     Positive enforcement: If someone stops smoking for 28 days, they’re more likely to quit for good and within just a few days, they should find it easier to breathe and find they have more energy.   Our ‘Cost of Smoking’ calculator shows how much money people can save if they give up for a week, a...

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What goes bump in the office?
Oct03

What goes bump in the office?

5 biggest fears about our careers! What scares you most about your career? Interviews can be terrifying while the thought of giving a public presentation can send shivers down your spine. If these sound familiar, don’t worry, you’re not alone.   New research from marketing recruitment specialists, Forward Role, has revealed what the general public fear most about their job. 13% of people said they feared being fired from their...

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Flexible working: employer obligations
Oct02

Flexible working: employer obligations

Joanne Payne, Solicitor in PwC’s Employment Team According to a recent survey undertaken by the TUC, two in five low paid young parents are treated badly by their employer following their requests to work flexibly. Examples of the poor treatment cited include being offered fewer hours or less desirable shift patterns or ultimately, losing their jobs. If correct, this demonstrates worrying workplace practices which may be in...

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A nation of bad managers
Oct02

A nation of bad managers

30% of employees can’t approach their manager 2 in 5 say their manager is temperamental 10% describe their boss as scary 1 in 3 are left feeling uncomfortable   Three in 10 employees have unapproachable managers, according to research conducted on behalf of Citation. Employees aged between 18 and 24 are least likely to feel comfortable approaching their manager, and those aged 65+ are most likely. Geographically, it looks like...

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Almost two thirds of UK workers hide an aspect of their lives at work
Sep27

Almost two thirds of UK workers hide an aspect of their lives at work

New data reveals workers are most likely to hide family and mental health issues at work National Inclusion Week, created by Inclusive Employers, offers businesses the opportunity to create more inclusive workplaces New research reveals nearly two thirds (61%) of UK workers feel they keep an aspect of their lives hidden at work. The research from Inclusive Employers found family difficulties (46%) was the most likely hidden issue at...

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