Top five trends in UK reward management right now
Jul16

Top five trends in UK reward management right now

Paydata’s spring UK Reward Management Report 2019 marks the tenth anniversary of running our bi-annual surveys exploring trends, practices and agendas topping the world of reward. 154 HR and Finance Directors and Reward and Compensation Specialists provided data and insights into practices that affect nearly half a million employees. The topical focus for this edition was equality and diversity initiatives, as the ethnicity pay gap is...

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Is Killing Eve killing business?
Jul05

Is Killing Eve killing business?

New research from the Radio Times[i]has found that almost one in five people (18%) have said they had specifically called in sick so they could watch TV at home. They also found that half of TV viewers said they had binged more than eight hours of a show in one sitting. According to Adrian Lewis, director at Active Absence employers need to ensure their staff know that pulling a sickie that isn’t genuine is unacceptable, so they don’t...

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How to tackle absence in a season of sport
Jul04

How to tackle absence in a season of sport

Guest blog by Adrian Lewis Director at Activ Absence We know through experience that sickies soar during key sporting events – every summer we see Cricket, Wimbledon and Soccer tournaments that create all manner of ‘mystery bugs’. The increase in summer sport could be scary for HR Managers, who are already used to seeing unauthorised sickness absence rise if Andy Murray is playing well on Centre Court. Of course, that’s on top of...

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Digitally connected from day-dot: how employers can deliver on the millennial desire of 24/7 connectivity
Jul03

Digitally connected from day-dot: how employers can deliver on the millennial desire of 24/7 connectivity

Guest blog by Dan Bladen, CEO and co-founder of Chargifi There’s no denying – the millennial generation has fully come into its own and as the largest generation in the workforce, their way of working is having a profound impact on workplace strategies. Digitally connected from the word dot, millennials have instilled a notion of ‘on-call-attachment’ – never more than a few clicks or a message away from their circle of friends,...

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The Three 2020 Employment Law Changes that HR Teams Need to Consider Now
Jul02

The Three 2020 Employment Law Changes that HR Teams Need to Consider Now

Guest blog by Andrew Secker, employment partner, Mills & Reeve As we enter the holiday season, HR teams should start looking ahead to the employment law changes coming into force in April 2020. Three key reforms should be on your radar now, and below are some tips for how to prepare for them.  (1) New reference period rules for calculating holiday pay  The change  The reference period used to calculate holiday...

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Five ways to improve wellbeing in the workplace
Jul01

Five ways to improve wellbeing in the workplace

Guest blog by occupational health business partner at Elite Executives, Samantha Murray. Business owners and managers are increasingly under pressure to create a happy, productive and supportive environment for their team to work in. To celebrate World Wellbeing Week (24-30 June), occupational health business partner at Elite Executives, Samantha Murray, shares her tips on how organisations can implement some simple changes to...

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Using technology to bridge the skills gap
Jun27

Using technology to bridge the skills gap

Guest blog by Jonquil Hackenberg, Head of C-Suite Advisory at Infosys Consulting In the turbulent context of Brexit, companies are planning and making provisions for every eventuality. Many organisations are investing in new technology in an attempt to streamline business operations and weather the Brexit storm – but investing in new technologies without considering the talent needed to implement them could be a recipe for disaster....

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When’s the right time to use surveillance?
Jun26

When’s the right time to use surveillance?

Guest blog by Arran Heal, Managing Director, CMP Digital working means there are more data trails than ever before on employee activities. CCTV in workplaces has becomes commonplace. Now, a new European Court of Justice ruling means employers also have to show they’re collecting data to make sure staff are taking breaks and not exceeding the 48-hour working week maximum. It’s the kind of drift to a monitoring culture that’s at...

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Body image disorders are on the rise —are your employees affected?
Jun25

Body image disorders are on the rise —are your employees affected?

Guest blog by Health Assured CEO and wellbeing expert David Price Body image disorders are on the rise. A recent poll by the Mental Health Foundation, found one in eight people aged 18 and above have been so distressed about their body image they have had suicidal thoughts. Dysmorphia, bulimia and anorexia are reported more and more—not just among young people, these disorders are common across all age groups. People are...

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47% of ex-employees still have access to business data – what can HR teams do about it?
Jun21

47% of ex-employees still have access to business data – what can HR teams do about it?

Guest blog by Adrian Crawley, Northern European Director, SailPoint With data breaches and hacks hitting the headlines almost weekly, C-suite executives are on high alert – and they’re not the only ones. When the cause of a breach can often be employee cybersecurity practices and a lack of visibility of who has access to what data, HR departments are naturally becoming implicated in the battle to prevent the fallout, both...

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How the Swedish way of working can help Britain’s productivity crisis
Jun20

How the Swedish way of working can help Britain’s productivity crisis

Guest blog by Erik Fjellborg, CEO and Founder, Quinyx The UK is working hard, but not smart. Despite working longer hours than ever before, Britain is in the midst of a productivity crisis. And, with the growth of the 24-hour economy and ever-increased demand from consumers, it is a crisis that shows little sign of ending any time soon. With Brexit on the horizon, it’s vital that the UK continues to find ways to compete on the global...

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The role of workplace culture and processes in conflict management
Jun19

The role of workplace culture and processes in conflict management

While employee conflict is somewhat inevitable, it should never be ignored. Andy Shettle, Chief Product Officer of ER Tracker at Selenity discusses the importance of harnessing technology and the role culture plays in success driven environments. The merits of maintaining a happy and productivity workforce are well documented and economists at the University of Warwick have found that happiness can lead to a 12% spike in productivity,...

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New ways of working – how good can your office make you feel?
Jun18

New ways of working – how good can your office make you feel?

Guest blog By Beth Hampson, Commercial Director of London Executive Offices The world of work is rapidly changing. Recent research found that 77% of employees think that wellness programs positively affect company culture, but an even higher percentage – 83% – would turn down a job if it didn’t offer flexible working. Employees are demanding both wellness and flexibility, but have employers considered the wellness benefits that...

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More effective resource management: human resources are just that, and making the most of them is critical to success in any organisation
Jun18

More effective resource management: human resources are just that, and making the most of them is critical to success in any organisation

Guest blog by David Goulden, Product Director,Clarizen All too often organisations fail to focus enough on people when it comes to resource management and its impact on the collaborative capabilities of a team. Clearly good managers realise that how you manage resources is a crucial factor in determining whether a team achieves its objectives – whether that is consistently meeting quarterly targets and KPIs or completing a...

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Five points for improving employee wellbeing in the office
Jun11

Five points for improving employee wellbeing in the office

Guest blog by Alex Webster, founder of Genie Living Drinks.  Get outside Encourage a culture of getting outside for meetings – whether it’s to the nearest green space, a stroll around the block or just a cafe, the change of scene from a meeting room or deskside sets a more positive tone for meetings. And the proven cognitive benefits of getting outside have been widely reported, particularly for creativity. Bring the...

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