Injecting togetherness back into the virtual workplace
Oct28

Injecting togetherness back into the virtual workplace

Team celebrations and impromptu office get-togethers at the pub were once a staple of the working week across UK organisations, with many seeing these important events as a way for colleagues to mix and mingle to help promote and cement team culture. Today, however, socialising remains a thing of the past because of coronavirus, with more than 1,000 business owners* admitting that their culture has been severely eroded over the last...

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Young jobseekers reveal what they want out of recruitment
Oct28

Young jobseekers reveal what they want out of recruitment

A new report from Debut and the Institute of Student Employers (ISE) has posed a series of seven big questions asked by employers to over 2,000 students and jobseekers.  Institute of Student Employers (ISE) and Debut decided to partner on a research project to investigate what questions employers wanted the answers to from students, and then to ask students to answer them.    What do students want? is based on various surveys...

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COVID-19 is a tipping point for workplace transformation, study finds
Oct28

COVID-19 is a tipping point for workplace transformation, study finds

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact upon organisations in the UK, with many making redundancies and placing employees on furlough. A new study from ManpowerGroup, which encompasses talent management experts, Right Management, finds that the pandemic has also led to many employees rethinking the relationship with their employer and reprioritising what they define as important at work. The study, which questioned 1,000 UK...

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92% of Educational Organisations Consider Improper Sharing of Sensitive Records a Top Security Threat
Oct28

92% of Educational Organisations Consider Improper Sharing of Sensitive Records a Top Security Threat

Netwrix, a cybersecurity vendor that makes data security easy, today announced additional findings from its 2020 Cyber Threats Report, designed to understand how the pandemic and ensuing educate-from-home initiatives changed the IT risk landscape. Since the transition to remote learning, educational institutions have become increasingly concerned about IT risks. 33% of them say they are more vulnerable to cyber threats than they were...

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Half of leaders and managers would not employ a neurodivergent person
Oct28

Half of leaders and managers would not employ a neurodivergent person

New research, published on Wednesday 28 October, from The Institute of Leadership & Management has revealed a significant lack of understanding and awareness of neurodivergents in the workplace despite an estimated one in seven people being neurodivergent, which includes a range of conditions such as autism and dyslexia. Highest level of bias towards Tourette Syndrome and ADHD/ADD The research into neurodiversity in the workplace...

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Protecting employees’ redundancy pay from scams is crucial
Oct28

Protecting employees’ redundancy pay from scams is crucial

Given the many recent redundancies announced, it is inevitable that as coronavirus continues, more redundancies are still likely. Scammers often see turbulent times like these as an opportunity. Unfortunately, employees that receive a lump sum of money through redundancy pay can be particularly vulnerable to being targeted. For example, the BBC[1] reported on a case where fraudsters had taken £25,000 from a doctor’s redundancy payment...

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5 Qualities to Look for in a Digital Marketer
Oct28

5 Qualities to Look for in a Digital Marketer

If you’re looking to boost your online presence, then hiring a digital marketer or digital marketing agency can be a great step. So, what exactly should you be looking for from this person or company?  There are lots of great people out there, but here are some of the most important qualities you want to look for.   Understanding of the Brand   Your digital marketer needs to understand the brand and the goals of your...

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5 ways 2020 will reshape coworking and flexible office spaces
Oct27

5 ways 2020 will reshape coworking and flexible office spaces

COVID-19 really has been the Horseman of the 21st century and many fundamental shifts in the way we live, work and communicate. It will be remembered as one of the most influential events of this century no doubt. Perhaps its greatest impact has been how we have completely redefined our relationship with each other and the space between us. Face masks, which used to be worn either by those who needed them for their profession or those...

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Millennials’ financial wellbeing is the most affected by the pandemic
Oct27

Millennials’ financial wellbeing is the most affected by the pandemic

A new report from Dynata, the world’s largest first party data and insights platform, spotlights generational differences between Brits’ financial and economic concerns, with Millennials and Gen X the most affected. The Global Consumer Trends: The Economy Edition Report also reveals a 10-point drop in work-life balance satisfaction across the UK, as a picture emerges of just how significantly the pandemic is taking a toll on our...

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7 top tips to help employees get through winter as clocks change
Oct27

7 top tips to help employees get through winter as clocks change

British Summer Time ends at 2am on Sunday 25 October 2020. For many this could be a depressing time of dark evenings and loneliness, particularly under social restrictions and with the isolation and pressure of working from home. Towergate Health & Protection is launching a winter survival checklist for SMEs to support employees through this time and to improve their health and wellbeing. Towergate Health & Protection’s...

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Employees need support to make the most of their redundancy pay
Oct27

Employees need support to make the most of their redundancy pay

Given the global impact of the coronavirus crisis along with many recent redundancy announcements, it is an inevitable and unfortunate fact that more redundancies are likely. In fact, the Office for National Statistics have already reported that unemployment has surged to its highest level for more than three years to 1.52 million in August[1]. WEALTH at work have put together an overview of some of the key areas covered in its...

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Surge in demand for virtual mental health support in lockdown
Oct27

Surge in demand for virtual mental health support in lockdown

Latest figures released by the company behind Engage, the leading employee digital health and wellbeing app, have revealed an unprecedented 273% increase in demand for mental health support services during the first week of lockdown. Employee benefits and outsourced payroll provider, Hive360, recorded the massive hike in demand for mental and physical wellbeing advice and support via its employee digital health and wellbeing app,...

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Half of Britons aren’t learning on the job
Oct27

Half of Britons aren’t learning on the job

ALMOST 50 percent of British workers are not learning on the job, a new survey has found.   The landmark poll found some 46 percent of those who gave an opinion say they do not learn enough new skills at work.   It revealed half think the learning courses they take at work are not engaging, and more than 2-in-5 say the skills being taught in the courses do not add value to their daily working life.   The poll comes...

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Three in ten UK business leaders fear collapse within the year
Oct27

Three in ten UK business leaders fear collapse within the year

KnowYourMoney.co.uk has commissioned a new survey of more than 530 decision-makers within UK businesses to uncover their financial outlook for 2021. It found: 30% do not expect their business to survive the next 12 month46% plan to reduce the amount they spend on office space next year45% are likely to make redundancies, despite the Government’s new Job Support Scheme38% have taken on debt in 2020 but lack a plan of how and when it...

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Top job interview questions to prepare for while getting hired during a pandemic
Oct27

Top job interview questions to prepare for while getting hired during a pandemic

The job application process can already be challenging in normal circumstances, but with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing businesses to adjust how they work, you’ll also have to deal with changes in how you’re going to be interviewed. For safety’s sake, most businesses are going remote. This means your application will be handled completely online rather than face-to-face–and you’ll most likely be hired for several months before...

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