HR News launches new advertising opportunites…
Aug21

HR News launches new advertising opportunites…

We are delighted to announce that we can now offer advertising opportunities on our site. Media Packs are available on request, just drop us an email over on editor@hrnews.co.uk and we will be more than happy to send the pack across to you.     We would like to thank everyone for their continued support of our news site and would like to make it clear that our level or service will remain the same and we are still more than happy to...

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Top 10 tips for employees to cut costs and boost savings
Aug21

Top 10 tips for employees to cut costs and boost savings

According to research by WEALTH at work, 80% of employers believe their employees are not saving enough for retirement. This is usually due to affordability or lack of understanding but what many employees don’t realise is the huge difference small changes to their spending habits could make to their savings levels overall.     To help with this, WEALTH at work has shared its top 10 tips for employees wanting to cut their costs and...

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Don’t Rest on GDPR Laurels – Five Strategies for Keeping the Business Compliant and Thriving
Aug21

Don’t Rest on GDPR Laurels – Five Strategies for Keeping the Business Compliant and Thriving

The leadership role played by HR departments in the race towards GDPR compliance was critical, but it’s only the beginning By Ian Osborne, Vice President UK & Ireland, Shred-it May was a harrowing month for many businesses as they scrambled to get compliant with the new GDPR legislation, and much of that effort continued after the deadline. The HR department of UK companies felt particularly keenly the additional strain thanks to...

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Employers Urged To Step Up Workplace Support As 6.4 Million Over-50s Work Longer
Aug21

Employers Urged To Step Up Workplace Support As 6.4 Million Over-50s Work Longer

Longer working lives have become a reality for millions, yet a significant number of over-50s feel unsupported in the workplace, according to new findings1 from Aviva which highlight the need for UK businesses to boost support for their older workforce. Almost two thirds (63%) of the 10.2 million over-50s in work2 – equivalent to 6.4 million people – are planning to retire later than they thought they would 10 years ago. Many of them...

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Specialist motor insurer ERS celebrates successful recruitment drive
Aug21

Specialist motor insurer ERS celebrates successful recruitment drive

ERS – the UK’s largest specialist motor insurer – is celebrating the success of its recruitment drive event, which took place on Saturday 4th August. Held in its Swansea office, the event saw over 150 people attend and submit job applications, with a large number of attendees coming from Virgin Media, following confirmation that the company will close its Swansea office with the loss of up to 800 jobs. Current and former Virgin Media...

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What would a statutory maximum working temperature mean for employers?
Aug20

What would a statutory maximum working temperature mean for employers?

Guest Blog by Tilly Harries, Employment Law Barrister in PwC’s legal services team   The recent heatwave across the UK and Europe has presented us with glorious summer sunshine which, while ideal for holiday makers and barbeques, is not so great to have to work in.     Many are surprised to learn that currently there is no clear legislation in the UK which protects employees from working in high temperatures. Whilst the Health...

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How to identify and avoid toxic colleague relationships
Aug20

How to identify and avoid toxic colleague relationships

According to research from the Association of Psychological Type International, up to 80% of all difficulties in the workplace stem from strained employee relationships. This, understandably, causes undue anxiety, stress and in extreme cases; complaints of bullying and harassment.   The effects of dissatisfying colleague relationships are particularly evident when considering statistics which indicate that 62% of employees find...

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Why we need to foster a new working culture in the property sector
Aug20

Why we need to foster a new working culture in the property sector

Guest Blog by Ricky Poonia, Group Director at The Blackmore Group.   Ricky Poonia, group director and head of real estate at The Blackmore Group discusses his ambitions to shake off the old-fashioned perceptions of finance and property institutions. I am very lucky that I can genuinely say that I love my job and I know my colleagues feel the same, but I am all too conscious of the reputation that the property and finance sectors have...

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The Importance & Benefits For An Organisation Of Working Towards Early Talent Diversity
Aug20

The Importance & Benefits For An Organisation Of Working Towards Early Talent Diversity

Guest Blog By Will Shepherd, CEO, Cohesion   The Early Talent market is changing and becoming increasingly competitive.  In fact, in 2017, the number of students planning to go to university fell to its lowest level in 8 years. Companies are having to adapt and evolve to this changing marketplace where competition and demands are high.     When it comes to making changes, increasing Early Talent Diversity represents both a priority...

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Health & Safety: Insights & Tips from the Electrical Guys
Aug17

Health & Safety: Insights & Tips from the Electrical Guys

Guest Blog from the Electrical Guys   Between 2016 and 2017, work-based injuries cost the UK £14.9 billion. From slips and trips to cuts and collisions, poorly executed health and safety measures could cost your business, and the economy, a hefty amount of money.   Efficient health and safety measures are essential for successful business. Safe and responsible companies keep employees safe from harm, and promote an efficient, happy...

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Recruitment boss offers advice to students and parents after A-level results day
Aug17

Recruitment boss offers advice to students and parents after A-level results day

A-level results day opens up a world of opportunity – whatever’s inside that envelope, insists the boss of short-term recruitment specialist RedWigWam.     On Thursday this week students across the country will nervously opened envelopes containing their results, supported by their equally apprehensive parents.   Lorna Davidson, founder and CEO of RedWigWam, said:   “These students will be discovering the results of all their hard...

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New data reveals huge digital HR skills gap
Aug17

New data reveals huge digital HR skills gap

New research from HR consultants AdviserPlus has revealed that 76% of HR professionals believe there is a shortage of digital talent within the industry.   The survey, which asked 200 HR professionals their opinions about the concept of digital HR, found there was an apparent skill gap in HR staff comfortable with using technology.   Only 6% of those surveyed believed their department’s digital capability could be considered “expert”,...

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Listen up employers! Here are the workplace benefits generation Z crave
Aug17

Listen up employers! Here are the workplace benefits generation Z crave

– Post Millennial Generation Z value perks more than any other age group Yet only 38% expect to receive workplace perks Having your birthday off work and flexi-time cited as the top benefits Annual events like Xmas parties are least attractive to this demographic To mark a fresh wave of Generation Z graduates entering the workforce for the first time this summer, new research has revealed what businesses can offer to attract and...

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How to handle sick days
Aug16

How to handle sick days

Written by Sarah Musgrove, Editor in Chief, Brighter Business Unfortunately sick days are an unavoidable part of running a business. Having absent employees can feel like productivity and performance stall. Whilst sick leave can cause some days of reduced outputs and overall efficiency, it is actually better for businesses in the long run to encourage staff to take the time off for their health. It is a worrying trend that the average...

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Liar, liar – How blockchain will stop lying on CVs
Aug16

Liar, liar – How blockchain will stop lying on CVs

By Peter Van Ostaeyen, business consultant and blockchain specialist at SD Worx “Employees are a company’s greatest asset”. It’s an often used phrase and rings true for businesses of all shapes, sizes and industries. As former CEO of Xerox, Anne M. Mulcahy – who uttered these immortal words – knows a thing or two about the importance of people within an organisation, and the positive impact the right employees can...

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