Recruiters must leverage their expertise to help close disability employment gap
Nov12

Recruiters must leverage their expertise to help close disability employment gap

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has urged recruiters to leverage their expertise to help close the disability employment gap following insight which revealed that this has decreased by just 7% over the last 20 years. In its analysis of recruitment trends from the last two decades, APSCo, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, found that engaging disabled workers is far behind where it...

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Mums Forced to Express Milk in Toilets at Work
Mar08

Mums Forced to Express Milk in Toilets at Work

Onein three breastfeeding mums are being forced to use a toilet to express milk when they return to work, a new study has found. Thousands of women encounter a shocking lack of support when returning to work, with 56 percent saying they’ve had to express milk in unsuitable places, including the staff room (18 percent), their car (14 percent) and their desk (11 percent).  As a result, 30 percent said they’ve suffered with problems...

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Discrimination impacts one in four British workers, but Gen-Z plan to do something about it
Oct12

Discrimination impacts one in four British workers, but Gen-Z plan to do something about it

New independent research commissioned by Sky to mark National Inclusion Week has identified a huge gap in the way that different generations see equal opportunities and inclusion in the workplace, with the bosses of tomorrow set to challenge workplace discrimination and put businesses on the path to inclusion.   Gen Z are almost twice as likely as Boomers to believe a glass ceiling exists and they’re twice as likely to question the...

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Dismissed unfairly? Your legal options explained
Oct04

Dismissed unfairly? Your legal options explained

Losing your job is undoubtedly one of the most unpleasant and stressful experiences that anyone can go through. But the sense of frustration and confusion is only magnified if you believe that you were unfairly fired or let go by your employer. But rather than letting these feelings manifest as anger and regret, it is important to look into your legal options. If you were dismissed unfairly from your job this could potentially have...

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Young and old: Getting the benefits from a diversely aged workforce
Sep20

Young and old: Getting the benefits from a diversely aged workforce

Guest Blog by Aliya Vigor- Robertson, co-founder of JourneyHR   In the UK, the older demographic is rising. In just 10 years, we’ll see the number of over-50s increase to around 27 million. As a result, there’s a growing trend of older, pre-retirement applicants looking to re-enter the workplace or reskill in their current role.   Although it should be easy to see the value that these experienced workers can bring to a...

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Inequality Starts At Interview
Sep17

Inequality Starts At Interview

  AN ALARMING 85% of interviewers have admitted asking off limits questions during the interview process, new research by UK science and technology recruitment specialists, Hyper Recruitment Solution (HRS) has today revealed.   The research also unveiled confusion among hiring managers over what can and cannot be asked, with nearly half (47%) saying they have never had official training on what questions to ask in an interview....

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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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Three in ten UK employees discriminated against at work
Mar22

Three in ten UK employees discriminated against at work

More than a third of UK employees (37%) have felt discriminated against in the workplace, according to a new study of 1,300 working adults by ADP®. The research reveals that age is the most common reason for discrimination, cited by one in 10 employees (12%), while 8% feel they’ve been discriminated against due to their gender – rising to 11% amongst women.   UK employers are obliged by law to ensure equal treatment of...

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Do employees need to disclose to their employers that they take anti-depressants?
Feb23

Do employees need to disclose to their employers that they take anti-depressants?

Guest Blog  by Health Assured CEO and Wellbeing Expert David Price   A study carried out by scientists has revealed that anti-depressants are more efficient than previously thought at reducing the symptoms of depression. The use of anti-depressants has soared in recent years, with 64.7 million prescriptions made in England in 2016. As use increases, the likelihood is that nearly all workplaces will have an employee who is...

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FT reveals gaps in Gender Pay Gap Reporting
Jan11

FT reveals gaps in Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Guest Blog by Lorraine Heard, Legal Director at transatlantic law Womble Bond Dickinson.   The Financial Times investigation into the accuracy of the gender pay gap information published to date highlights a growing concern that some companies are not reporting accurate figures (Financial Times 8 December 2017).     Whilst it is not impossible for a Company to have a zero gender pay gap it is highly improbable that the...

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54,000 women are being forced out of their jobs each year after returning from maternity leave.
Nov20

54,000 women are being forced out of their jobs each year after returning from maternity leave.

New stats have been released from Equality Human Rights recently which has revealed some shocking figures. Around one in nine mothers reported the following: – They were dismissed – Made compulsorily redundant – Treated so poorly that they felt they had no choice other than to leave their role       If these figures are scaled up to the whole population, this could mean as many as 54,000 mothers a year...

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JobLift Publishes Report Analysing UK Startups In Comparison To European Neighbours
Nov07

JobLift Publishes Report Analysing UK Startups In Comparison To European Neighbours

Job meta-search engine Joblift has conducted the European Startup Report 2017 – an extensive insight into the job markets and working conditions in four of Europe’s major startup hubs. Joblift’s report uses job vacancy data from the 1st September 2016 to 1st September 2017, alongside survey answers from around 500 interviewees to focus on every aspect of the British startup workplace. Given the competition from other European...

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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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Revealed: One in 10 professionals have experienced homophobic bullying at work
Oct20

Revealed: One in 10 professionals have experienced homophobic bullying at work

While many others have witnessed a colleague falling victim to this prejudice Concerning new research from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site, has revealed that over one in 10 (11.7%) professionals have experienced homophobic bullying at work, with a further 15.4% having witnessed a colleague being subject to this kind of prejudice.     The survey of 1,200 UK workers sought to explore the topic of diversity in...

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1 in 5 Brits ‘Would Consider Cosmetic Procedures to Boost Career Prospects’
Oct17

1 in 5 Brits ‘Would Consider Cosmetic Procedures to Boost Career Prospects’

The majority of British people believe there is a beauty bias in the workplace that favours those who are deemed most attractive, with one-fifth considering a cosmetic procedure in order to improve their career prospects.   According to new research conducted by Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, 72% of people believe there is a beauty bias in the workplace, with 28% saying they are treated more positively at work as a direct result of...

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