HR Tech: The Dawn of a new Industrial Revolution?
Apr25

HR Tech: The Dawn of a new Industrial Revolution?

Guest blog from Helen Armstrong  of Silver Cloud HR   When Henry Ford unveiled the world’s first production line in 1913, it was the biggest change to society since the Industrial Revolution.   By streamlining the manufacturing process of the iconic Model T, Henry Ford could not have foreseen the impact of his innovation – technology had not only made the impossible, possible, but it had completely revolutionised the ways in which we...

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Stress is the main reason for absence, shows research from GRiD
Apr25

Stress is the main reason for absence, shows research from GRiD

Stress, and stress-inducing situations, are the main causes of short-term absence (i.e. up to 26 weeks) according to research* from Group Risk Development (GRiD), the industry body for the group protection sector. Home and family issues account for one in five short-term absences; dealing with childcare issues accounts for nearly as many absences at 17 per cent; and dealing with eldercare issues accounts for one in ten absences.  ...

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Developing Great Leaders: The Human Workplace Perspective
Apr25

Developing Great Leaders: The Human Workplace Perspective

It is said that Leaders are not born, they are made. While the debate may rage over whether the saying is true or false, but the fact remains that people need great leaders everywhere. There are people required who can inspire us to be the best. Someone who we can look up to when on shaky grounds. Someone who can show us the way and walk the path together. Such is the role of leader.   Workplace and Leaders   While there may be many...

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Employees who aren’t allowed to work flexibly are twice as likely to experience stress at work
Apr25

Employees who aren’t allowed to work flexibly are twice as likely to experience stress at work

Employees who do not have an option to work flexibly are twice as likely to experience work-related stress than those with flexible workdays, a survey from VitalityHealth has revealed.   Britain’s Healthiest Workplace* – an annual survey developed by VitalityHealth and delivered in partnership with the University of Cambridge and RAND Europe, which studies the link between health risks and productivity – revealed that employees who do...

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Grievance procedures: The 4 most common mistakes made by employers
Apr24

Grievance procedures: The 4 most common mistakes made by employers

Guest Blog from AWH Legal    Dealing with grievances efficiently will allow you to positively affect the attitudes of employees and protects you from any serious legal complications as a result of a grievance being managed badly.   No one wants to think they will have a need for a grievance procedure in the future, and it is much more pleasant to assume that all employees are happy in their role and within your business. However, each...

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Administration and what it really means for employees
Apr24

Administration and what it really means for employees

Guest Blog By Kelly Tucker, MD of HR consultancy, HR Star Earlier this month, two of the UK’s most established companies – Toys R Us and Maplin –  announced their collapse into administration, putting over 5,000 jobs at risk. When such an announcement is made by any company, it is understandably a worrying time for those involved, especially its employees, with many undoubtedly wondering, ‘’what happens next?’ Initially it was...

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Over a third of UK employees pressured to work overtime by fear of being judged
Apr24

Over a third of UK employees pressured to work overtime by fear of being judged

A study has found that workers in Birmingham are the most likely to stay at work after hours to keep up appearances, with 44% of the city’s workforce impacted by a growing trend known as presenteeism. Employees throughout the country feel pressured to work overtime because they fear their colleagues and bosses will think they don’t work hard enough if they leave on time, according to new research from leading job board totaljobs.   A...

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70% of UK Employees Do Not Think that Their Employer is Equipping Them with the Tools and Training Needed for Future Businesses Challenges
Apr24

70% of UK Employees Do Not Think that Their Employer is Equipping Them with the Tools and Training Needed for Future Businesses Challenges

Sungard Availability Services ® (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today reveals that the skills shortage is having a detrimental impact on UK businesses and could pose serious risks in the years ahead. Both IT Decision Makers (31%), and Line of Business Decision Makers (41%) have labelled it as their biggest issue impacting digital initiatives, with seven in...

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Polly Put The Kettle On – Unless You’re A Director
Apr23

Polly Put The Kettle On – Unless You’re A Director

Hierarchy in the workplace is thriving when it comes to office brew rounds. According to new research, half of Directors defy office etiquette by avoiding the tea and coffee round; only making drinks for themselves.   A Citation HR survey investigated work brew breaks of 2,000 UK office workers, which revealed the politics and pecking order of the office tea round.   Half of those surveyed say their colleagues don’t pull their weight,...

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Why do a fifth of staff fail their probationary period?
Apr23

Why do a fifth of staff fail their probationary period?

A recent study found that a fifth of employees either fail their probationary period or request to have it extended, this a lot of the time is because the manager or the employee has had to question their capabilities to fulfil the role. Over half the amount of the employers included in the survey stated poor performance as the main reason for saying goodbye to people after their probationary period, closely followed by lateness and...

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There’s no need to get stressed about stress
Apr23

There’s no need to get stressed about stress

4 Way to Alleviate Stress At Work by Joanna Adams, HR Consultant, Darwin Gray LLP   1.Absenteeism v Presenteeism   Presenting for work when the pressures are mounting may not be the answer for an employee who is struggling with the effects of workplace stress.  A tactical amount of time off to take stock could improve your employee’s perspective and resilience before their health slides to anxiety, depression or even worse.  Employers...

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How creating a positive workplace environment can benefit your business
Apr23

How creating a positive workplace environment can benefit your business

Guest Blog By Lloyd Coldrick, Managing Director of Cobus   With more and more emphasis being placed on staff engagement and its link to productivity, creating a space in which people can flourish is becoming a priority for many businesses.   The old expression ‘you get out what you put in’ is very accurate when creating a positive workplace environment, as designing a space to promote staff wellbeing will in turn bring business...

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Over Half Of Employers Don’t Meet Basic Mental Health Support Standards
Apr20

Over Half Of Employers Don’t Meet Basic Mental Health Support Standards

Coinciding with Stress Awareness Month, workplace health and wellbeing expert, Health@Work, has revealed that 57% of UK employers do not meet the basic standards when it comes to supporting their staff with mental health. The research follows a recent study by the NHS, which found that one in three ‘sick notes’ are for mental health, making it the most common reason for people to take time off work, costing businesses £10.6 billion in...

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Five reasons why your employees should still clock in
Apr20

Five reasons why your employees should still clock in

With more people working flexibly and remotely than ever before and the rise of shared work and live work spaces; do businesses really need clocking systems and if so is this system of measuring an employee’s hours a bit archaic?   People management software company BrightHR surveyed 786 employees on what clocking in meant to them and 74% said it evoked memories of staff “punching the clock” at factories in popular TV dramas such as...

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Employee stress – Ticking time bomb?
Apr20

Employee stress – Ticking time bomb?

Thanks to a potent combination of both professional and personal issues, one in four employees has taken time off work due to stress in the last year – a figure which has been described as an employee stress ‘time bomb’.   Despite this worrying statistic, half of employees have admitted that they would not approach their employer with stress-related worries. With it being National Stress Awareness Month 2018, Brian Hall, Chief...

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