Majority of UK workers do not get paid overtime according to latest research by Jobrapido
Jan18

Majority of UK workers do not get paid overtime according to latest research by Jobrapido

60% of UK employees check their phone or email for work purposes at least once a day whilst on holiday 38 % of the UK admit to suffering from work related stress 8More than half of UK workers (51%) who work additional hours outside their contract do not get paid overtime by their employer, according to the latest research by Jobrapido – the world’s leading job search engine with 55 million monthly visits and more than 80 million...

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What’s Your Worth?
Jan18

What’s Your Worth?

For the second year running, junior and mid-tier creatives have seen substantial pay rises Most senior marketers have seen a real term salary fall, with static salaries for new jobsOnce again, despite the ongoing focus by many brands on content marketing, salaries for content and writing jobs have not kept up with inflation   Aquent/Vitamin T, the specialist recruiters for creative, digital and marketing talent, announced the launch...

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Work those resolutions in 2019
Jan18

Work those resolutions in 2019

Beat Buhlmann, General Manager, Evernote, EMEA, looks at why your business life should have resolutions too. As we head into 2019 most of us are probably trying to stick to resolutions of losing weight,hitting the gym or saving money. But why not use it an excuse to have some work based resolutions? There are so many ways we can improve our working life to improve productivity, reduce stress and be more organised. Here are some...

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What You Can do to Slow Down a High Staff Turnover
Jan18

What You Can do to Slow Down a High Staff Turnover

Whether your organisation suffers from a higher than usual turnover or not, it benefits organisation to look to slow the rate of unwanted people turnover. In the war for talent, it pays significant dividends to retain good people. Kate Keaney, CEO at Connor.co.uk, the People and Organisational Change experts, explores how experienced leaders, line managers and HR professionals can take fresh approaches to talent retention. Staff...

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Small business owners work 17 days’ overtime per year
Jan17

Small business owners work 17 days’ overtime per year

Small business owners in the UK work an average of 2,366 hours per year in order to make their business a success, compared to 1,950 for an average UK employee, according to new research* by Opus Energy. The research found that on average, SME owners work 45.5 hours per week, and that more than half (56%) work either six or seven days per week. If a full-time working week is recognised as being 37.5 hours, this means that the average...

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Feeling the chill? Nine out of ten UK office workers lose productivity due to unsatisfying office temperatures
Jan17

Feeling the chill? Nine out of ten UK office workers lose productivity due to unsatisfying office temperatures

Have you ever felt unproductive at work because the temperature is just too hot for you to concentrate? Ever wrapped up in extra layers to keep warm whilst your colleagues complain they’re too hot? Then it sounds like you’ve been at the centre of the office temperature debate. As workers across the country make their way through the cold winter months, flexible office specialist Workthere has conducted research into the age-old office...

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Almost one third of students and graduates believe they would be expected to be available to work during their holiday
Jan17

Almost one third of students and graduates believe they would be expected to be available to work during their holiday

 – Mental health survey suggests 74% of students and graduates are concerned  the expectations of their new employer          -55% feel they will have less time available to dedicate to looking after their mental wellbeing after starting a new job   With the Christmas holiday approaching, new data from the City Mental HealthAlliance (CMHA) on UK student and graduate mental health has identified that those early in their careers...

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Number of UK workers looking to change jobs on the rise due to lack of flexible working options.
Jan17

Number of UK workers looking to change jobs on the rise due to lack of flexible working options.

The founder and CEO of temporary jobs specialist RedWigWam speaks out, as new research reveals the number of UK workers looking to leave their job rose by 13% in a year, with work-life balance named as one of the most important job attributes. According to a recent study, it was found that 23% of employees expressed a low intent to stay with their current employer, this is 10% higher than the current global average and a 13% increase...

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8 out of 10 UK workers rate access to personal development above a salary increase but expect employers to foot the bill
Jan17

8 out of 10 UK workers rate access to personal development above a salary increase but expect employers to foot the bill

Employers have been emphasising the value of a‘learning culture’ in their organisations and encouraging workers to commit to training and development programmes for many years. Now, the penny seems to have finally dropped, with a ‘growth learning mindset’ well embedded across all segments of the country’s workforce, according to new research from UK personal development and soft skills e-learning specialists, Good Habitz.  The pan...

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How to ditch the January blues
Jan17

How to ditch the January blues

Guest Blog by Conor McArdle, Brighter Business Christmas may be on everyone’s radar now, but before we know it January will soon be here. Winter can have a huge impact on the mental health and well being of working Brits, with studies showing it not only affects their mood but also their productivity. January, after all, is the Monday of the calendar, making it roundly resented. It’s little wonder why: cold, wet weather, dreary days...

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Where does the rise of AI leave HR?
Jan17

Where does the rise of AI leave HR?

Guest Blog By Julie Provino Artificial intelligence (AI) is a wonderful thing. Most of my clients work in the technological space so I am personally amazed at the everyday advancements that are being made. From the simplest of robots and what it is able to achieve, to a machine that can learn, react and implement activities close to how humans actually behave. It is unsurprising then that the HR press frequently raves about the...

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Why a BYOD ban is stifling flexible working
Jan17

Why a BYOD ban is stifling flexible working

A key part of a collaborative and mobile workforce comes from allowing employees to use their own devices for work purposes (BYOD). Whilst the acceptance of BYOD into larger companies was slow,it is now a common occurrence in modern working practices for businesses of all sizes. That said, personal devices are still often banned from the workplace for reasons ranging from compliance, through to data security or simply employer’s...

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Third of HR teams fail to delete personal data after retention periods expire
Jan16

Third of HR teams fail to delete personal data after retention periods expire

Six months on from the GDPR, new study highlights discrepancies between data protection policies and practices among UK HR teams– despite 87% saying they are confident their processes are ‘fully compliant’ with the regulations A third of HR teams admit to being in breach of the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by failing to delete personal data about employees, leavers and candidates after data-retention...

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7 Tips On Having a Workout At Your Desk
Jan16

7 Tips On Having a Workout At Your Desk

Do you spend a lot of time at your desk? Have no time for a proper workout? That’s okay – most of us don’t. However, you can combine those two and workout at your desk. Are you wondering how? Here are some tips: 1. Stand While You Work Sitting in one position all day or for an extended amount of time can be extremely bad for your health – not to mention your posture. This is why standing while working is such a big trend....

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Hard Work or Smart Work
Jan16

Hard Work or Smart Work

Businesses,whether a SME or large orginastion are now more aware than ever of the importance of utlising office space, employee time and productivity. The benefits aren’t just another money saving incentive to make the companies more profitable and staff to work harder. Working hard is something we’ve all been taught since our childhood but the paradigms are evolving and ‘Working hard’ isn’t the way of the modern office. Working Smart...

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