National study reveals more than 1 in 2 workers believe their health is impaired by their workplace
Feb15

National study reveals more than 1 in 2 workers believe their health is impaired by their workplace

Despite 2019 expecting to see a shift towards improved workplace wellbeing, a national study has revealed that more than one in two (53%) UK office workers believe their health is impaired by their workplace. Even more strikingly, this finding came despite 90% of employee respondents regarding a healthy workplace as fundamental to their work-life balance. The study, was carried out by 3GEM Research on behalf of HomeLeisureDirect.com,...

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5 things to avoid in the interview process
Feb15

5 things to avoid in the interview process

Taking theplunge and kicking off a job search is a daunting task.  After nailing your C.V and bagging yourself an interview, establishing what not to do in the rest of the application process is vital to land your dream role.  Here, the healthcare and education recruitment specialists at Athona give us their top 5 tips on what NOT to do in the interview process. Turning up unprepared If you turnup to an interview without...

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Breaking barriers to physical activity key to corporate success
Feb15

Breaking barriers to physical activity key to corporate success

Giving staff a free gym membership sounds like a nice perk. In reality, it will most likely only appeal to the 20% of employees who already engage in physical activity.  The other 80% – who do little or no exercise – need more than a freebie to change their behaviour and attitude regarding physical activity.  When building a corporate health package, it is vital that employers understand what their staff want. Pietro...

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Defeat imposter syndrome advance your career
Feb15

Defeat imposter syndrome advance your career

Imposter syndrome – a form of anxiety in which the sufferer finds it hard to accept achievements and success – affects seven in 10 people at some point in their lives[i]. In the UK, it’s thought that two thirds of women have suffered from it at work in the last 12 months. It can manifest in a variety of ways – from downplaying achievements to self-doubt. It might cause employees to be introverted in team meetings or too...

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Three quarters of City women returning to work feel discriminated against
Feb14

Three quarters of City women returning to work feel discriminated against

New research* has found three quarters (75%) of female job-seekers believe taking timeout has negatively impacted their career prospects and chances of progression.The research was commissioned by The Return Hub, an executive search firm which specialises in helping senior women return to the financial services sector after a career break. Despite employers publicly taking steps to address the imbalance of women in City firms, over...

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Over a quarter of working Brits admit they are “married to their job”
Feb14

Over a quarter of working Brits admit they are “married to their job”

Recent research commissioned by Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee experience platform, ahead of Valentine’s day, has found that over a quarter of working Brits admit they are ‘married to their job’, with 45 per cent habitually working outside of their contracted hours for over an hour a day everyday, including weekends. The research, which polled 2,000 employed UK adults, has found that one in 10 Brits have seen their...

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Workplace Transformation: Richer Company Culture Demands Flexible Pay
Feb14

Workplace Transformation: Richer Company Culture Demands Flexible Pay

Financial wellbeing must factor into workplace transformation. The future of the workplace depends on it says James Herbert, CEO, Hastee Pay   Three quarters of workers would prefer their employers to invest in their wellbeing rather than endure another office party. While the idea of anything party themed is wholly unappealing so early in the new year – even if it means a free bar – this particular figure was actually released...

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Workers seeking out benefits that deliver real – world connections with colleagues
Feb14

Workers seeking out benefits that deliver real – world connections with colleagues

The UK workforce is increasingly keen for companies to offer them more team-based perks such as company sports teams,according to new research. A study of 2,315 UK workers published in the 2018 Great Perk Search Report by Perkbox, the UK’s fastest growing employee benefits platform, shows that employees today are eager for bosses to offer them incentives that they can enjoy with their colleagues, such as sports-based activities....

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Creating a financial wellbeing strategy – how to overcome the top obstacles faced by employers
Feb14

Creating a financial wellbeing strategy – how to overcome the top obstacles faced by employers

The market’s perception of workplace wellbeing – what defines it and what it represents to employers and employees respectively – has changed rapidly from being relatively one dimensional to something that is holistic and multi-faceted. Specifically, the impact of poor financial health on aspects of employee wellbeing such as mental and physical health has come under scrutiny. Organisations are generally aware of the types of...

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Businesses Failing To Make Their Office Workers Happy
Feb14

Businesses Failing To Make Their Office Workers Happy

Heading back into the office after the festive season is a hard pill to swallow for many office workers, leading to a combination of workplace absenteeism, job unhappiness, and reduced productivity. In fact, the lack of worker enthusiasm in January is even estimated to cost the UK economy £93 billion[i] a year. That is why Staples is building the business case for employers to make their workspaces happier. In its latest research...

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Could supplying staff supplements help ‘keep companies healthy’?
Feb14

Could supplying staff supplements help ‘keep companies healthy’?

Corporate wellbeing could be boosted if employers supplied their employees with vitamins, says nutritional supplement maker Pharma Nord UK. According to the Office for National Statistics, the British workforce are ‘fearing’ to take time off, resulting in workers reporting to work ill. In 2017, the average employee took 4.1 days off due to sickness, with members of the public sector said to lose 3.3% of their working hours because of...

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Telecom Employees Revealed As Most Unhappy At Work
Feb14

Telecom Employees Revealed As Most Unhappy At Work

New global data released from Engaging Works reveals that Telecom employees are the most likely to be unhappy at work compared to other industries. The Workplace Happiness Survey by Engaging Works reveals the happiest scores across industries from its real-time data which has surveyed over 10,000 employees globally since it launched in October 2017. The free survey offers individuals the chance to understand how happy they are at work...

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Revealed: The companies who are recruiting the most in AI
Feb13

Revealed: The companies who are recruiting the most in AI

Artificial Intelligence is slowly taking over our day to day lives – especially when it comes to the workplace and using tech to enhance and fast-track tasks. There are many sectors in which AI can help improve services – specifically national health services, banking and legal services. Not only do some of the biggest names in tech debate over the future of AI and how it continues to make life easier and better...

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Two out of five graduates don’t feel they have very good mental health, new research finds
Feb13

Two out of five graduates don’t feel they have very good mental health, new research finds

Research from 10x Psychology, the leading psychometrics provider, has today revealed that more than two out of five (44%) of graduates do not feel they have very good mental health. For those seeking employment, working part-time, or still studying, this figure rises to 49%. The results also showed that 45% of graduates do not have a positive employee experience at work based on their personal enjoyment, enthusiasm, motivation, and...

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Bonus boost for more than half of all managers
Feb13

Bonus boost for more than half of all managers

More than half (55.2%) of all employees in managerial and professional roles took home a bonus last year, research from XpertHR reveals. Although the sums involved are typically small, they can provide a much-needed boost to salaries for many employees on lower pay rates. The XpertHR Managers and Professionals Salary Survey 2018-2019 analysed payroll data for more than 250,000 white collar employees in 443 organisations. While many...

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