Why PPE Is Important For Your Business
Mar26

Why PPE Is Important For Your Business

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used to protect workers from health or safety risks at work. There is a wide range of PPE and protective clothing you may need to provide for your workers, including safety helmets, gloves, hi-vis clothing, safety footwear, sensory protection and respiratory equipment. Your industry and the type of work your employees undertake will determine what PPE you are required to provide to be compliant...

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How to create a good communications plan
Mar26

How to create a good communications plan

How to create a good communications plan for your benefits The working environment, by nature, is ever-changing. As a result, business’ ability to effectively deliver communications about their benefits schemes can be challenged. How do you engage with every employee? Today, with multi-generational work forces the new norm and the demand for flexible working steadily rising, your internal benefits communications need to be smart,...

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Flexible working fail: Fewer than a third of companies meet modern working demands
Mar26

Flexible working fail: Fewer than a third of companies meet modern working demands

·      Less than three in 10 (29%) UK employees work for companies that operate flexible working schemes for all ·      Almost a third (31%) of UK workers would turn down a job opportunity that didn’t allow flexible working – a quarter (25%) have already done so  ·      Productivity suffering as a result Four in ten (42%) UK employees say...

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Top Six Changes You Need to Make to Enjoy a Better Workplace
Mar26

Top Six Changes You Need to Make to Enjoy a Better Workplace

Every company must have strong foundations, or else the entire structure will crumble. Greater success only means stronger foundations than before. The foundations your company are made up of include your employees, your data systems, and, of course, your ability to successfully outsource so that you maintain healthy ROIs and benefit from maximum output. Your workplace and working mentality must be healthy, strong, and stable. To...

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A parents salary across the UK
Mar26

A parents salary across the UK

A parent’s work is never done, is often a term a child hears throughout their lifetime following the picking up of socks, school runs, homework proofing and best friend fallouts. To support that statement, Funky Pigeon have looked into eight ‘jobs’ that are embraced when one enters the world of parenting; cooking, cleaning, taxi-ing, caring, nursing, organising, educating and emotional supporting. With these eight roles taken on by a...

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Winners crowned at Wales HR Awards
Mar25

Winners crowned at Wales HR Awards

HR professionals were recognised at the third annual Wales HR Awards on Friday 22 March. Hosted by Sian Lloyd, the awards – launched in 2017 by leading recruitment agency Acorn and commercial law firm Darwin Gray in partnership with the Wales HR Network – saw individuals and teams from across the country attend a black-tie event at the Exchange Hotel in Cardiff. Celebrating outstanding people and businesses for their contribution to...

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Workers under 30 most likely to suffer from stress and poor mental health during winter
Mar25

Workers under 30 most likely to suffer from stress and poor mental health during winter

The end of winter may be in sight, but its effect on mental wellbeing – especially in younger workers – could have a lasting impact for the rest of the year, according to new research from Canada Life Group Insurance. Over half (55%) of workers under 30 are more stressed than usual during the winter months, compared to half (49%) of all employees. One in three (29%) younger workers are also more likely to be depressed during the...

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One in 10 UK adults have never had a paid job
Mar25

One in 10 UK adults have never had a paid job

Despite record employment figures, a report released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), found one in 10 UK adults have never done paid work, with students accounting for a large majority of the 3.6 million people. Lorna Davidson, Founder and CEO of short-term recruitment specialists, RedWigWam, shares her thoughts. The report released by ONS, showed the number of 16 – 64 year olds who have never had a paid job has...

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How will Brexit affect the Contractors in the UK?
Mar25

How will Brexit affect the Contractors in the UK?

Guest Blog by Anthony Sherick, MD of ContractorUK As we enter what could be the final stretch of the Brexit negotiations, we are still left with little assurance of what it will mean for contractors in the UK. Many currently have strong ties to European-based companies and may well be affected by the UK’s orderly or otherwise exit from the EU. So, how could Brexit affect contractors? Contracting provides the opportunity to work on...

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Lorraine Kelly win over HMRC is welcome news for UK contracting community
Mar25

Lorraine Kelly win over HMRC is welcome news for UK contracting community

Guest blog by AnthonySherick, MD of ContractorUK Yesterday it was announced that presenter Lorraine Kelly has defeated HMRC in the latest IR35 ruling over a £1.2m tax bill. The judge ruled that she was not employed by ITV, but rather performs as her“chatty” TV persona. Lorraine Kelly received the national insurance and income tax bill from HMRC in 2016 claiming she was an employee of ITV and so fell under the umbrella of IR35...

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77% feel the UK job market is stagnating with Brexit uncertainty
Mar22

77% feel the UK job market is stagnating with Brexit uncertainty

Organisational change experts reveal one in four candidates are nervous to leave their current roles, and organisations may be putting hiring on hold As the deadline for Brexit approaches and ambiguity around what this means increases, research from People and Change experts Connor.co.uk reveals that 77 percent of UK workers feel the recruitment market is stagnating – citing a combination of one in four candidates being nervous to...

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Is it time to leave your job? Take the test
Mar22

Is it time to leave your job? Take the test

Are you having thoughts about a new job? Do you love your role but your boss is giving you a tough time at the moment? Or maybe you love your boss but the workload is affecting your stress levels? Sometimes, you need to stick it out, take on some new responsibilities, or the opportunity to change roles within an organisation. But it’s not always that easy, and making the difficult decision to move on is the only way to improve the...

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4 stress-free tips for Glasgow Airport business travellers
Mar22

4 stress-free tips for Glasgow Airport business travellers

Glasgow’s Scotland’s second-busiest airport, and with regular flights to enterprising hotspots like London, Belfast, New York and Paris, it’s the perfect launchpad for a business trip. And although too many corporate travel jaunts are a pain in the posterior, the occasional junket to a nice destination can be enjoyable — you’ll not only network with new contacts and seal deals with valued collaborators, but also (whisper it) catch a...

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Millennials Are a Double-Edged Sword for HR: The Most Common and the Hardest Employees to Engage
Mar22

Millennials Are a Double-Edged Sword for HR: The Most Common and the Hardest Employees to Engage

It’s predicted that, by 2020, millennials will make up 35 percent of the global workforce. Clearly, they are an important demographic for businesses to recruit, motivate, engage and retain. But according to the “Technology’s Role in Managing & Retaining Employees” research study released by Speakap, millennials are a double-edged sword for HR professionals – they are the most common and the...

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How does redundancy insurance work?
Mar21

How does redundancy insurance work?

If you do not have enough savings to cover regular bills and outgoings in the event of losing your job, then redundancy insurance is worth a look. There are no cast-iron guarantees but some of the policies may be able to help you and your family. They can also provide protection against loans and support mortgage repayments. Find out below how redundancy insurance works.  What is redundancy insurance? Also referred to as...

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