How can companies boost their e-learning strategies in 2021?
Jan25

How can companies boost their e-learning strategies in 2021?

Nikolas Kairinos, Founder and CEO, Soffos Thanks to the great leaps in technology that have been made over the past year, COVID-19 has been no match for the HR departments that have been working tirelessly to ensure that their staff still have the opportunity to upskill, even as they work from home. And now the new year is upon us, although the pandemic is here to stay for the foreseeable future, organizations will be planning ahead...

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Why working remotely will be the norm after COVID
Jan25

Why working remotely will be the norm after COVID

Covid-19 changed the way of working. Most people, due to lockdown, were forced to move to remote working. It proved to be effective, even though there were some exceptions. The pandemic turned the whole world upside down. Many employers are sure that despite a number of errors, which accompanied the massive transfer of staff to remote work, this format will not only take root but for thousands of companies and professionals will be...

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Employers in the UK more optimistic about 2021 than employees
Jan25

Employers in the UK more optimistic about 2021 than employees

Global professional and financial services recruiter Morgan McKinley has released its new look, interactive 2021 Salary calculator showing hiring managers what to pay employees and giving professionals a benchmark on what they can expect to earn.  To launch the new salary calculator, Morgan McKinley surveyed 1,087 UK employees and employers about the ‘World of Work’ and found that there is a confidence to hire in 2021 from...

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How to do 10,000 steps without leaving your home
Jan25

How to do 10,000 steps without leaving your home

By Tim Harrison, MD at WatchPilot  Working from home can also lead to many of us not moving for the best part of the day, with the average Brit sitting for 9.5 hours a day, and that was before the pandemic hit. something which can contribute to burnout and anxiety. Not to mention our poor eyes – staring at blue light for so long a day! We have put together some tips for anyone to achieve their 10,000 steps a day without leaving...

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Challenges faced by parents juggling work with caring and home-schooling commitments in lockdown 3
Jan25

Challenges faced by parents juggling work with caring and home-schooling commitments in lockdown 3

By Kathryn Clapp, Senior Professional Support Lawyer at Taylor Wessing. Following the latest COVID-19 lockdown and closure of schools in England, many working parents are now grappling with working, caring for and home schooling their children. There have been calls in parliament for a legal right for parents to request paid, flexible furlough as the Trades Union Congress’ (TUC) recent survey of more than 50,000 working mothers...

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Know your redundancy rights as Coronavirus jobless toll rises
Jan25

Know your redundancy rights as Coronavirus jobless toll rises

BTTJ Solicitors supporting both employers and employees in volatile climate With record numbers of job losses as the coronavirus takes a continuing toll, employers and employees are being reminded of the need for clarity on their responsibilities and rights in Settlement Agreements and redundancies.A record 370,000 redundancies were recorded in the three months to October 2020 and figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)...

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The UK is in the top five for the cheapest country to launch a business!
Jan25

The UK is in the top five for the cheapest country to launch a business!

Lockdowns and restrictions have left many of us looking for things to do to fill the time, but what do you do once you’ve baked your fourth banana bread of the week, exhausted every theme for a Zoom quiz, and watched everything on Netflix? Some people have decided productivity and ambition is key for their lockdowns, launching brand new businesses throughout the pandemic.  In fact, from 2019 to 2020, the UK saw as many as 665,495...

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Retirement confidence for workers has decreased in 2020
Jan22

Retirement confidence for workers has decreased in 2020

The pandemic has negatively impacted so many areas of life and one significant area which will be a large concern for many is retirement. Many people that are working and approaching retirement now find themselves concerned over whether or not they will have enough money for retirement, especially if they have had to dip into their savings as a result of the pandemic. Confidence Levels Falling A study from Key Advice found that...

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Why HRs need to keep it personal online
Jan22

Why HRs need to keep it personal online

By Kat Rodway, First Internet The growth of digital has certainly helped the HR process; speeding up its research tools, engaging talent, tracking applicants and teams and helping to promote organisational culture. It’s thanks to technology that the move from the bricks and mortar office to remote working over the last year has gone so smoothly for so many, enabling teams to stay connected all over the world. HR teams have responded...

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Helping you help them: Tech to make the workforce happier, healthier and more productive in a year of change
Jan22

Helping you help them: Tech to make the workforce happier, healthier and more productive in a year of change

By Todd Olson, CEO and Founder of Pendo and author of: The Product-Led Organization: Drive growth by putting product at the centre of your customer experience Employee engagement has never mattered more to me than it has in the last year. With employees working from living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms—sometimes side-by-side with their children—everything feels harder. From communication and collaboration, to soliciting feedback, to...

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Here is what you should not say when asking for a Pay Rise in a Pandemic
Jan22

Here is what you should not say when asking for a Pay Rise in a Pandemic

The current climate has led to much of the UKs workforce working from home. For many, this has impacted their opinion on their value within the workplace.  According to Google trend data, the search term how to ask for a pay rise has received a 2.900% uplift within the last month alone.  Such a rise suggests that the new way of working has led many to believe that their salary is not reflective of their contribution to the workplace. ...

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1 in 4 of the UK’s fastest growing businesses moving to permanent remote working
Jan21

1 in 4 of the UK’s fastest growing businesses moving to permanent remote working

Over a quarter (28%) of the UK’s fastest growing businesses are planning to switch to permanent remote working in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new Growth Index research released today by ECI Partners, the leading growth-focused mid-market private equity firm. While the switch to remote working long-term has been made an option for employees at large organisations, it is perhaps surprising that such a proportion of...

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Tips for nailing your Zoom interview
Jan21

Tips for nailing your Zoom interview

by Employment Hero CPO Alex Hattingh 1. Do a test runIf you’re new to Zoom, learn the features with support from a friend or family member. To make sure you know how you look and sound on screen before the interview, do a soundcheck and position your camera so your face and upper body are in full frame. 2. Pull back the curtainsA good amount of natural light is flattering as it evenly accentuates your features and brightens your...

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The Impact of GPS Technology on HR and Fleet Management Policies
Jan21

The Impact of GPS Technology on HR and Fleet Management Policies

GPS is widely considered as one of the biggest innovations of the 20th century; topping almost every list about the most influential technologies of the recent decades. Although GPS existed for decades, it wasn’t as accurate or useful as it is today due to selective availability and the lack of technological devices that utilized it. After the changes in the accuracy and developments made by the tech companies, GPS technology is being...

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Planning the transition – what businesses can learn from America’s handover of power
Jan21

Planning the transition – what businesses can learn from America’s handover of power

The transition of presidential power following last year’s US election has been one of the most bitter, acrimonious and turbulent in the 230-year history of the American presidency. Accusations of electoral fraud, impeachment votes and, ultimately, the attack on the Capitol building at the start of the year has provided a textbook example of how not to handle succession in the workplace. President Trump’s refusal to even accept that...

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