How to find the courage to branch out and leave the job you have begun to hate
Oct20

How to find the courage to branch out and leave the job you have begun to hate

Research from Auto Europe has revealed that 57% of us feel down when returning to work after a trip away. Are you one of these individuals? If you are, don’t be scared that you are on your own. You spend more time in the workplace than you do out, so why would you spend the time you aren’t in the office regretting going back?       A recent survey was carried out by Aon Hewitt to find out how peoples jobs make them feel...

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Transform HR with Modernised Focus on Candidate Experience
Oct20

Transform HR with Modernised Focus on Candidate Experience

Feature Blog from WCN Candidate experience needs to be the number one priority for recruiters looking to transform their recruitment approaches and hire the best candidates, is an anecdote known to many recruiters – but is it the secret to landing the envisaged perfect fit employee?   The case for creating a great candidate experience for your job applicants isn’t all that hard to make. We are hiring in an increasingly...

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Revealed: One in 10 professionals have experienced homophobic bullying at work
Oct20

Revealed: One in 10 professionals have experienced homophobic bullying at work

While many others have witnessed a colleague falling victim to this prejudice Concerning new research from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site, has revealed that over one in 10 (11.7%) professionals have experienced homophobic bullying at work, with a further 15.4% having witnessed a colleague being subject to this kind of prejudice.     The survey of 1,200 UK workers sought to explore the topic of diversity in...

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Cost Of ‘Adulting’: Young Adults Today Fork Out £1bn To Secure First-Time Job
Oct20

Cost Of ‘Adulting’: Young Adults Today Fork Out £1bn To Secure First-Time Job

Other ‘Adult’ Expenses: 18 to 25-year-olds spend £1,485.69 kitting out first home with furniture Average rent for today’s young adults is £536.78 on rent pcm One in eight young adults are under pressure financially; 35% say it’s their biggest concern One in four (26%) have no savings in place Growing up and navigating the world of adulthood is as costly as it is tough, with new research by Gumtree revealing young adults are forking...

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Robey’s Blog: The Importance of Being Wrong: Holiday & Overtime Part 2
Oct20

Robey’s Blog: The Importance of Being Wrong: Holiday & Overtime Part 2

Life is about learning.  And sometimes learning involves being wrong.  And last week I was, in a couple of respects, wrong.   When we work, we sometime earn money in addition to our base salary: commission, bonuses, overtime and tips are all money earned in various roles that are additional to the base salary return for our time.  When we don’t work, we aren’t able to earn that money.  So if you’re on holiday, you can’t makes...

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Trump tops the list of most ghoulish bosses this Halloween
Oct19

Trump tops the list of most ghoulish bosses this Halloween

American President Donald Trump named as the scariest celebrity boss to work for Candidates say Lord Alan Sugar would be most intimidating to be interviewed by But employers take a different view on Lord Sugar claiming The Apprentice star is the celebrity most likely to make a “great boss”   Lord Alan Sugar, star of the BBC’s The Apprentice and made famous by his ‘you’re fired!’ catchphrase, has divided opinion among...

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Time to tackle the myths and taboos of the menopause in the workplace
Oct19

Time to tackle the myths and taboos of the menopause in the workplace

Guest blog from Amanda Okill, Senior Associate at Furley Page   With nearly two thirds of women aged between 50 and 64 in work, the menopause is a huge issue facing employers. It will affect all women – that is almost half the current working population – in varying degrees during the course of their careers. As a new report criticises businesses for a lack of understanding and support, employment specialist Amanda Okill, a...

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British workers outperformed by European powerhouses
Oct19

British workers outperformed by European powerhouses

German and French workers consistently outperforming Brits as poor work habits and struggling millennials causing a looming crisis for the UK.   The Workforce Institute Europe has today launched a study revealing why the UK workforce is less productive than their European counterparts. British workers consistently underperform in almost every aspect in the workplace – they are less productive at work, spend more work time...

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Italian woman granted sick pay for time off to look after her ill dog
Oct19

Italian woman granted sick pay for time off to look after her ill dog

An Italian woman has won her battle to be granted sick pay for days she took off to look after her poorly dog…   Kate Palmer, Peninsula Head of Advisory gives her comments;   Although many people consider their pet to be an important member of their family, or even a dependant, they are not included within the statutory definition that entitles employees to unpaid time off work during emergencies. Other types of...

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Five wellbeing lessons Britain can learn from Romania
Oct19

Five wellbeing lessons Britain can learn from Romania

Stella Photi is founder and managing director of wellbeing holiday experts, Wellbeing Escapes. Stella founded Wellbeing Escapes after feeling burnt out in her corporate job and recognising the importance of taking time out and embarking on meaningful getaways that rejuvenate both mind and body. This inspired her to found Wellbeing Escapes, a specialist travel company that offers a range of results-driven wellness programmes and offer...

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How to ease the transition from education into the workplace
Oct19

How to ease the transition from education into the workplace

The number of people applying for UK university places fell by more than 5 per cent last year, with a rise in young people choosing alternatives such as apprenticeships and internships. Interestingly, this year has also seen a 19 per cent increase in employers choosing to take on apprentices rather than graduates. Apprenticeships and traineeships are creating the highly skilled workforce that employers are looking for.    ...

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Majority of Brits are sleep deprived and stressed, which is negatively impacting their performance at work
Oct19

Majority of Brits are sleep deprived and stressed, which is negatively impacting their performance at work

…And one quarter of Brits claim to feel exhausted on a daily basis Over three quarters (77%) of Brits admit that having a bad night’s sleep negatively impacts their working day, with 27% claiming that they feel exhausted on a daily basis. That’s according to the latest research from leading independent job board, CV-Library . The study explored the attitudes of 1,300 workers around the topic of sleep and the workplace and was...

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One in five adults are unhappy with their career
Oct19

One in five adults are unhappy with their career

  A quarter of workers (25%) don’t like their current job 1 in 4 adults think changing jobs would improve their mental health Lack of financial support is the main reason people stay in jobs they are unhappy in   One in five (19%) UK adults are dissatisfied with their careers, new research has revealed. A study carried out by energy comparison site, UK Power, questioned the nation to find out which areas of their life they...

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The blight of communication overload and the road to recovery
Oct19

The blight of communication overload and the road to recovery

Guest blog by David Goulden from Clarizen Communication in the workplace has come a long way since chat by the water cooler was the best way to tap into what’s going on in an organization. The advancement of email and then social media technologies and the subsequent development of messaging applications such as Whatsapp, Facebook, Skype and Slack promised to take the difficulty out of communicating, with the intention of making our...

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Dealing with workplace conflict
Oct19

Dealing with workplace conflict

Guest blog by Andy Shettle, Chief Product Officer, ER Tracker at Selenity Whenever people work together, conflict is inevitable. Disagreements can occur even in the best working relationships. But it’s how conflict is managed that can have a real impact on a company’s bottom line, taking up 20 per cent of leadership time, losing up to 370 million working days and costing £33bn a year to UK business. Undertaking investigations...

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