Looking to increase productivity in the workplace? An office dog could be the answer to your prayers!
Jun19

Looking to increase productivity in the workplace? An office dog could be the answer to your prayers!

Ahead of this year’s Bring Your Dog to Work Day on Friday 21st June, research1 conducted by flexible office specialist, Workthere, reveals how dogs can benefit employee productivity and wellbeing. Workthere conducted research to determine UK office workers attitudes towards having a canine companion at their place of work and found that almost half (43%) think having a dog in the office would be beneficial to their productivity....

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Using reward and recognition to give business insight
Jun19

Using reward and recognition to give business insight

When it comes to any kind of business initiative, Return on Investment is key. This is no different for employee engagement solutions, and more specifically, a reward and recognition platform. Before it’s even rolled out to your employees, your reward and recognition scheme should have a key purpose or set of goals. Maybe you want to embed your corporate values into company culture, or perhaps you want to strengthen your EVP to become...

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How can you become the ‘Employer’ of Choice’ in a candidate’s market?
Jun19

How can you become the ‘Employer’ of Choice’ in a candidate’s market?

When it comes to recruiting for your company in 2019, it is most definitely a ‘candidates’ market’ out there. So, what can you do as a company to stand out from the competition, and how can you make sure candidates choose YOU and YOUR brand over the other companies they are in contact with regarding job opportunities? SVC Recruitment & Training have come up with a whitepaper which looks at few simple steps you can follow to ensure...

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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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Melting pot Britain: One in Ten non-UK workers have left a job because they didn’t fit in
Jun19

Melting pot Britain: One in Ten non-UK workers have left a job because they didn’t fit in

New research today reveals that almost one in ten (8%) non-native workers in the UK have had to leave a job because they felt they didn’t fit in, and a quarter(23%)of those working in multicultural teams feel their workplace has become less accepting towards their non-UK colleagues since the EU Referendum. In fact, the research from UK jobs board, Jobsite, found that over a third (35%) of non-native workers believe their career...

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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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3 ways you can help your employees lead healthier lifestyles
Jun18

3 ways you can help your employees lead healthier lifestyles

The physical health of your employees will not only have an impact on their day-to-day lives, but it can also affect how they perform at work. Poor employee health in any business can lead to absenteeism, presenteeism and will likely cause employees to feel unmotivated and disengaged. To tackle this, businesses should support their employees’ physical health and encourage them to make small lifestyle changes, to ensure they feel their...

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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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Train Your Employees like Never Before by Gamifying the Training Process
Jun18

Train Your Employees like Never Before by Gamifying the Training Process

As you try to teach your employees the best practices for escalating your business’ processes, they may not always be genuinely interested in learning. And it isn’t even their fault. Learning processes can often end up boring your employees and you as well. But, it’s important to train them well, right? Thankfully, there’s a way out. Did you ever think about gamifying your company’s training processes? Well, if you didn’t, this may be...

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Ageing workforce left on the shelf: Research shows lack of opportunities for over 50s
Jun17

Ageing workforce left on the shelf: Research shows lack of opportunities for over 50s

They say experience is everything in business, sadly this isn’t the case for a lot of over 50s, with three in four (72%) deprived of career growth from their current employer[1]. With a rising retirement age and the prediction that by 2020, a third of UK workers will be aged 50[2] or over, new research from leading UK job board Totaljobs and global recruitment firm Robert Walters begs the question –  should more be done to support...

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One in three with learning disabilities fear being victimised in a new job, survey finds
Jun17

One in three with learning disabilities fear being victimised in a new job, survey finds

More than a third (35%) of people with learning disabilities or autism in England fear they would be victimised in a new job by colleagues because of their learning disability1, a survey reveals today. The new data comes as charity United Response continues its Am I Your Problem? campaign to challenge the hidden indifference, discrimination and sometimes outright hostility towards people with learning disabilities or autism. Today’s...

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Senior managers favour humans over machines when it comes to decision making
Jun17

Senior managers favour humans over machines when it comes to decision making

A new study from Headspring, the executive development joint venture of the Financial Times and IE Business School, reveals two in five (39%) UK office workers surveyed believe AI could replace their jobs, despite 58% of those in senior management positions or above saying they trust human decision making over machines. The online research, which was carried out by YouGov on behalf of Headspring, surveyed 2,010 UK office workers to...

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More than a third of over 30s still need financial help from their parents
Jun17

More than a third of over 30s still need financial help from their parents

When it comes to those who are the most financially stretched, it’s the over 30s who are most likely to ask their parents for help (45%), with one in ten parents admitting to gifting over £21K and one in five gifting over £11K for anything from a first car to a house deposit. With growing pressure for parents to pick up their children’s financial pieces, 42% of parents with children over 30 admit they are using their own savings and...

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Majority of Brits prioritise work and money over a social/love life
Jun14

Majority of Brits prioritise work and money over a social/love life

Brand new research from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, reveals that the majority of Brits (54.7%) feel work is the most important thing in their life right now, with only 13.8% prioritising their social life and 12.3% their love life.   The study surveyed 1,200 working professionals and found that only family (78.9%) and health (56.5%) trumped a job...

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More than a third of UK dads claim they suffered from depression, following the birth of their first child
Jun14

More than a third of UK dads claim they suffered from depression, following the birth of their first child

A nationwide study of British men who have started a family within the last two years, has revealed more than a third (34 percent) believe they experienced a form of “postnatal depression”, following the birth of their baby. In fact, 72 percent of those polled feel there just isn’t enough support for new fathers, with 84 percent of men believing the impact of childbirth on dads goes widely unrecognised. According to the...

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