Office wear tips for the unpredictable British summer
Jun15

Office wear tips for the unpredictable British summer

Women’s and men’s fashion tips for heatwaves, train delays, offices with no aircon, thunderstorms and al-desko to evening drinks. We all love the Great British Summer time but planning outfits for work each day taking into account unpredictable temperature shifts with effortless style isn’t always easy, especially when navigating armpits and elbows on public transport en route to stuffy offices and getting caught in a subsequent...

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Summer Intern Advice from the Boss: More Passion, Less Entitlement – According to Korn Ferry Survey
Jun15

Summer Intern Advice from the Boss: More Passion, Less Entitlement – According to Korn Ferry Survey

As the summer internship season kicks into high gear, a new survey by Korn Ferry (NYSE:KSFY) points to the reasons bosses would choose one intern candidate over another. Nearly two thirds of professionals surveyed (65 percent) said passion is the top attribute they look for when hiring an intern. Significantly trailing were an intern’s performance (21 percent), university they attended (7 percent), grades (4 percent) and pedigree (3...

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The Bridget Jones Effect: Single women comforteat more than men
Jun15

The Bridget Jones Effect: Single women comforteat more than men

42% of women comfort eat compared with just 26% of men Men are significantly more likely than women to turn to stimulants when stressed WOMEN ARE nearly twice as likely to comfort eat in order to deal with stress than men, according to new research. 42% of women admit that stress has this effect on them – compared with just 26% of men, according to a study of 3,000 UK workers carried out by Perkbox, the UK’s fastest growing...

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Half of UK workforce don’t know if their company offers shared parental leave
Jun15

Half of UK workforce don’t know if their company offers shared parental leave

47% of HR professionals admit they don’t actively promote shared parental leave 65% think their organisation should offer shared parental leave 46% of UK workers believe employers should promote shared parental leave to encourage men to take the option to aid workplace gender equality Brits least likely to know if their company offers shared parental leave compared to other EU countries New research from global jobs site,...

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Part Timers Exploited As Don’t Realise Their Rights
Jun14

Part Timers Exploited As Don’t Realise Their Rights

Many women who work part time put up with poor treatment from their bosses because they  don`t realise they  have the same rights as their full time colleagues, a leading maternity discrimination lawyer has claimed.   Speaking at  the Pregnant Then Screwed Live, UK festival of motherhood and work , Danielle Ayres of Gorvins solicitors said that many part time female workers were unaware of their rights which includes getting the same...

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4 ideas to encourage team spirit during the World Cup
Jun14

4 ideas to encourage team spirit during the World Cup

Guest Blog By Matt Weston, Managing Director at Robert Half UK   The World Cup 2018 is just around the corner and excitement is building. On the 14 June, the first match kicks off with Russia v Saudi Arabia and the tournament continues with the final taking place on 15 July. Football fans around the world will be watching the games with baited breath.     Some employers may be concerned that these events can cause distractions in the...

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Personal lives and wellbeing; the true cost of owning a business
Jun14

Personal lives and wellbeing; the true cost of owning a business

The majority of business owners find that the stress and responsibility of running a business has a negative impact on their personal lives away from work, new research has revealed.   The study, from Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance, shows almost half (46%) of business owners feel they miss out on ‘me time’, and over a third (39%) feel they miss out on family time.   When asked what are the current biggest fears and stresses of...

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Productivity begins at home
Jun14

Productivity begins at home

Guest Blog by Hilde Haems, HR Manager at Global Payroll Provider SD Worx   Home is where the heart is, as the old saying goes. Yet we spend the best part of our waking hours either at work, or commuting. The recent National Working from Home Day clearly indicates the appetite for employees to work from home. The onus is on businesses to support flexible working, and actively ensure that employees remain engaged and motivated wherever...

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ACAS on Strike
Jun13

ACAS on Strike

Guest Blog by Arran Heal, Managing Director, CMP Resolutions, www.cmpsolutions.com   The fall-out from the rush to employment tribunals – up 90% according to the government’s statistics – is starting to be felt across the range of organisations. Even at the conciliation service Acas, where staff unhappy at the sudden and growing pressures from cases have opted for strike action. Conflict can affect any organisation,...

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How To Inspire Employees While Changing The World For The Better
Jun13

How To Inspire Employees While Changing The World For The Better

Guest Blog by Christina Chale Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd., CSR Lead, Christina Chale, on how the company’s support of the work being carried out by the Fistula Foundation in Kenya engages employees   Employee engagement is arguably more important than ever – with workers increasingly wanting deeper fulfilment from their jobs. For many, this would mean working for an organisation that realises the importance of having a positive...

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Could mindfulness help? SMEs name money management as a top reason for stress
Jun13

Could mindfulness help? SMEs name money management as a top reason for stress

Following the beginning of the new financial year, online printer instantprint has collected insider tips SMEs can implement to tackle money management issues and help reduce stress. In a recent survey, instantprint discovered that 50% of business owners are more stressed now than they were in previous jobs, and 57% of female SMEs admit that they are mostly worried about their finances. This survey also revealed that business owners...

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Mind the gap: How HR professionals need to analyse gender pay data further to see the benefit
Jun13

Mind the gap: How HR professionals need to analyse gender pay data further to see the benefit

Guest Blog by Peter Meyler, Head of Workplace Consultancy at Barnett Waddingham   The introduction of mandatory gender pay reporting was an attempt to bring the issue of visibility and understanding of differences in pay into the open. Peter Meyler, Head of Workplace Consultancy at Barnett Waddingham, outlines the questions and answers raised by gender pay reporting and looks at ways HR professionals can take the lead in responding.  ...

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“Leave my lunch alone!” Are these the things that wind you up the most at work?
Jun12

“Leave my lunch alone!” Are these the things that wind you up the most at work?

 Messy toilets are Brits’ biggest workplace annoyance, Ebuyer has discovered in a poll of 2,000 office workers.     The tech retailer found that, as well as questionable toilet hygiene, sinks left piled high with dirty crockery take second place, whilst people who leave printers jammed are a close third.     Although most cities in the UK voted toilets being left in a state as the thing that winds them up most at work, people in...

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The UK’s Pet Friendly Office
Jun12

The UK’s Pet Friendly Office

UK PET owners are kitting out their office space to accommodate their four-legged companions, according to new research.   A survey of 1,013 UK pet owners carried out by interiors etailer, Furniture123.co.uk, revealed that British pet owners spend an average of £143 per year furnishing and decorating their office space to accommodate their furry friends.       This comes following recent reports that – as a nation – Brits...

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Developing a health strategy for optimum business performance
Jun12

Developing a health strategy for optimum business performance

Guest Blog By Emma Davidson, Area Retail Manager – City of London, Express   Studies have shown for every £1 invested in employee wellness, a business saving of £2.50 is made through reduced sick leave and improved staff retention.   It’s becoming clear more tailored programmes, are proven to attract and retain a more diverse workforce.       So, how can you develop a corporate health strategy to improve your own business...

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