Number of teenagers starting their own businesses up 700%
Feb26

Number of teenagers starting their own businesses up 700%

In the UK, there are more than 1,000 small businesses started every day. Out of the total 5.7 million, over 450,000 are being run by 16-24-years-olds; many of whom are taking advantage of the help and support available to them, including easier access to advice and finance. Redefining what it means to be an entrepreneur and a business owner, today’s young adults start twice as many businesses than their baby boomer counterparts did....

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The most common health and safety complaints about the workplace revealed
Feb26

The most common health and safety complaints about the workplace revealed

A recent study of data from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and a survey of UK workers have revealed the most frequent health and safety complaints. The survey of almost 1,000 workers in the UK found that 17% have made complaints about their workplace, with the most common complaints raised being about the air quality and temperature (42%), followed by the physical workplace (24%) and cleanliness (20%). Data on the number of...

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Revealed: The Environmental Cost Of Your Lunch
Feb26

Revealed: The Environmental Cost Of Your Lunch

New data from Digital ID has found that almost half a million tonnes of CO2e emissions is generated annually through pre-packaged lunches and hot drinks….. The equivalent of nearly 100,000 cars a year.  Digital ID’s survey of full-time working Brits, highlighted that 71% of workers purchase pre-packaged lunches more than twice a week, with workers in London, Birmingham and Glasgow being the worst CO2e emissions offenders. Plus, whilst...

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How to start your photography business with little to no equipment
Feb26

How to start your photography business with little to no equipment

Ever wondered what the planet’s best-selling camera is? It’s not a Canon, a Nikon or even a throwaway disposable. It’s the iPhone. The likes of the iPhone 11 Pro have given everyone the ability to express their creativity through photography. Angles, filters and adjustable focus have truly revolutionised the craft, creating a level playing field for amateurs to find and craft their own unique style. The emergence of Instagram has...

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Tech and healthcare have UK’s biggest staffing shortages
Feb26

Tech and healthcare have UK’s biggest staffing shortages

The biggest staff shortages in the UK are in tech and healthcare, where the number of vacancies outnumber qualified candidates, according to new data released by the world’s largest job site, Indeed. Indeed analysed hundreds of thousands of jobs advertised across its platform, along with candidate CVs1 to determine where there is the biggest gap between workers’ experience and job postings from employers and recruiters.  It found...

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Employee experiences — time for a reset
Feb25

Employee experiences — time for a reset

By Sally Sourbron, Senior HR Director, EMEA, ServiceNow Putting in effort and even some extra hours can be an inevitable part of modern working lives — and it’s not something we necessarily want to shy away from. Many of us genuinely care about the work that we do and the difference we can make. Striving to meet important deadlines, challenging ourselves to think differently and ‘going the extra mile’ are important. But there is a...

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Shift Work – Advice for the overworked, under-slept employees of the night
Feb25

Shift Work – Advice for the overworked, under-slept employees of the night

It’s well documented that shift workers are more susceptible to sleep disorders, are at increased risk for stomach ulcers, coronary heart disease, thrombosis, breast cancer, reproductive disorders and Type 2 Diabetes(1). The risks that come along with working a night-shift not only endanger the individual, but others as well – 41% of UK doctors have fallen asleep driving their car after a night shift(2). There are now over 3 million...

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Lack of diversity preventing firms from meeting growing pressure to be digital-by-default
Feb25

Lack of diversity preventing firms from meeting growing pressure to be digital-by-default

Around one in four (26%) of Generation Z workers say their company isn’t doing enough to attract the younger generation. This is according to a new report from Advanced, which also reveals that 20% say a lack of diversity and multi-generation experience will hold their company back from modernising its key processes or systems. As if these findings aren’t shocking enough, 31% don’t think their company gives the younger generation a...

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This is what the UK’s bosses are doing to their PAs
Feb25

This is what the UK’s bosses are doing to their PAs

Over 60 per cent of PAs (Personal Assistants) in the UK are worried that workplace stress is affecting their health – with long hours, heavy workloads, disorganised bosses and being constantly ‘on call’ contributing to the pressure they feel. The results of a widescale survey of Personal and Executive Assistants carried out by PA Life (https://palife.co.uk) – the leading resource for PAs and EAs in the UK – are revealed as the PA Show...

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Team Building in the Office: Fun Games that will Improve Colleagues’ Relationships
Feb25

Team Building in the Office: Fun Games that will Improve Colleagues’ Relationships

Team building has become a bit passé in modern businesses, quite possibly due to the numerous horrifyingly cringe-worthy team-building days that current bosses have been forced to endure over the years. It also doesn’t help that we’ve seen television series like The US Office, Workaholics, and Parks and Recreation offer an eerily similar satire of how team building is done. If done well and with a bit of nuance, though,...

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UK startups set for record 2020 with 1.8M people planning on becoming their own boss
Feb25

UK startups set for record 2020 with 1.8M people planning on becoming their own boss

With less than a month to go before the government sets out its economic predictions in its first spring budget, new research commissioned by Intuit QuickBooks reveals a 30% uptick in the number of people planning to start a business or register as self-employed this year. With 1.4 million new limited company or self-employed registrations in 2019, 2020 is set to see that rise to as many as 1.8 million new registrations.1 The...

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Why Remote Work Has Grown 400% In The Last Decade
Feb24

Why Remote Work Has Grown 400% In The Last Decade

It would have been impossible just a few decades ago. The idea that a company could function without a central office full of staff would have been laughed out of any conference hall or meeting room. Now, it is becoming the norm for companies – especially in tech – to take advantage of a remote workforce. A few companies such as JCPenney’s tried it in the 1980s and the US Federal Government trialled remote work a decade later but it...

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Bosses urged to sent staff on ‘Mental Health first aid’ courses
Feb24

Bosses urged to sent staff on ‘Mental Health first aid’ courses

A lawyer specialising in employment law has called on bosses to send staff on “mental health first aid courses” to help support colleagues in the workplace.  Gillian McAteer, head of employment law and HR at Citation, offers around the clock support to companies looking to improve their work practices. And now, Gillian is calling on bosses to improve mental health support in the workplace – by sending staff on first aid...

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Planning a work event: organisation tips
Feb24

Planning a work event: organisation tips

Whether you plan work events on a daily basis or it’s new to you, organisation is key. There can be a lot going on, and it’s easy to feel stressed or overwhelmed when there’s pressure to represent your company. It’s important not to allow any personal matters impact your decisions, and to ask for help from colleagues if you need it.   Luckily, you’re probably already a highly-organised person: you’re running an event, after...

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Starting A T Shirt Company – 5 Simple Steps
Feb24

Starting A T Shirt Company – 5 Simple Steps

2020 is here, say goodbye to the last decade and welcome in the next. Do you have plans for the next 10 years, maybe the time has come to finally start up your own t shirt company? If this sounds like something you may be interested in then you are in luck as we are just about to go through 5 steps which are simple, but essential to starting your t shirt business so grab a brew get settled and have a read. We will start this off nice...

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