Why the pressure for the perfect Christmas can be bad for our mental health
Dec13

Why the pressure for the perfect Christmas can be bad for our mental health

Advice by David Price, CEO and workplace wellbeing expert at Health Assured To invoke a cliché, ‘it’s the most wonderful time of the year.’ That’s right, Christmas is looming on the horizon, as the dark evenings draw in, and we begin to count down the weeks ‘til December 25th. If this sounds a little bit stressful, that’s because it often is. The stress of organising presents and get-togethers can bring pretty much anyone down. A...

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Hull Showing the Way in Fighting Unemployment
Dec13

Hull Showing the Way in Fighting Unemployment

When a local economy loses some of its industry, it usually feeds off economies and industry in neighbouring locations. This is why Hull has had such a hard time over the last decades. Not only have its fishing and shipping industries been predominantly swept away, the city is not near any other main hub of activity. This left locals with few opportunities to find work and Hull as one of the poorest places in the UK with high...

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Friday 13th: the unluckiest regions to work in the UK
Dec13

Friday 13th: the unluckiest regions to work in the UK

With Friday 13th a matter of days away, new research has revealed the unluckiest regions to work in the UK. According to new statistics* from Hudgell Solicitors, Brits are more likely to die at work in Scotland than any other region. The specialist injury lawyer analysed 10 years of workplace death-related data and found that workers in Scotland have suffered a total of 231 deaths since 2009, an average of around ONE FATALITY EVERY...

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Hiring in the UK while battling the Brexit brain drain
Dec13

Hiring in the UK while battling the Brexit brain drain

Mark Howard-Banks, Head of Scientific Recruitment at ResearchGate Brexit uncertainty has resulted in anxiety amongst UK organisations. Across industry, academia, and the public sector, hiring managers and recruitment professionals are concerned that the current political climate will adversely impact their ability to attract talented international professionals. These concerns are justifiable, but also — fortunately — partly...

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56% of British SMEs say AI could make a positive impact in HR
Dec13

56% of British SMEs say AI could make a positive impact in HR

Capterra – a Gartner company – has recently published a user study on the perception of AI in HR among UK employees of small and medium-sized companies. The study has revealed that a majority of employees see AI as a way to make the HR practice fairer – but only if managed by a human. According to the findings, 56% of British SMEs say AI could make a positive impact in HR and 49% of respondents think that the use of AI in decision...

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5 top tips on surviving the office Christmas party
Dec13

5 top tips on surviving the office Christmas party

5 top tips on surviving the office Christmas party By Jessica French, Learning and Development Manager, CABA Christmas is a time we tend to indulge. It’s not uncommon for many of us to eat a little too much, slack off the gym and have a few more tipples than usual. It’s also a time for celebration, with the annual Christmas party a highlight for many employees who use it as a chance to blow off steam with colleagues, as they reflect...

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What does 2020 have in store for the flexible office market?
Dec13

What does 2020 have in store for the flexible office market?

2019 was by far the most eventful year yet for the flexible office market with the sector remaining at the forefront of industry conversations on a global platform. Demand for the sector has continued to accelerate at pace throughout 2019 and we have seen relative expansion from providers looking to enter new markets, despite the challenges reported to be facing this sector. So what does 2019 hold: more of the same or will we start to...

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Employers looking to nurture talent in 2020 should overhaul their appraisal process, says Activ People HR
Dec12

Employers looking to nurture talent in 2020 should overhaul their appraisal process, says Activ People HR

Performance appraisals may be losing favour in some organisations over different approaches to performance management, but Adrian Lewis, Director of Activ People HR says they are still a crucial part of nurturing and engaging staff. The 2019 Gartner Performance Management Benchmarking Survey[i] showed 81% of HR leaders are making changes to performance management, and some companies have even considered eliminating altogether the...

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Tis the season to be earning extra money and building up your CV for 2020
Dec12

Tis the season to be earning extra money and building up your CV for 2020

The hunt is still on for tens of thousands of UK workers and students to capitalise on the bonanza of UK seasonal jobs still available, according to more than 75,000 festive jobs published by the global job search engine Jobrapido. Most requests come from food preparation and logistics sectors, with thousands of vacancies available to satisfy the extraordinary needs of the festive season. Yet, for those that love the Christmas...

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Six ways to help manage your Christmas stress levels at work
Dec12

Six ways to help manage your Christmas stress levels at work

In the lead up to Christmas, our workplaces can be a particularly stressful place to be. With many offices seeing an increase in work and demanding deadlines, employees are more likely to feel under pressure. In one study, 54 per cent of employees admitted to feeling stressed on the run up to Christmas. They gave reasons ranging from present buying, to an increased workload, to managing personal expenses. Throughout the festive season...

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Controlling identity in a post-Brexit destiny
Dec12

Controlling identity in a post-Brexit destiny

Tim Galligan, General Manager of EMEA Operations, SailPoint The UK’s planned exit from the EU continues to impact the country’s workforce. Since the 2016 Referendum, concerns around the ability to do international business post-Brexit has driven many companies to re-locate their staff or review their UK workforce. To date, almost a third of Institute of Directors (IoD) members have cited plans to move some, or all, of their operations...

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4.7 Million Brits to miss Christmas day this year
Dec12

4.7 Million Brits to miss Christmas day this year

Spending time with loved ones is the thing British people look forward to the most about Christmas – but for a shocking number of workers, this won’t be the reality this year, new research has revealed. A study by One4all Gift Cards of 1,382 UK workers, to coincide with their #One4allThisXmas competition, has found that 4.7 million people across the UK are set to work on Christmas Day this year, meaning they will miss out on...

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How Workforce Transformation is Shaping Talent Management
Dec12

How Workforce Transformation is Shaping Talent Management

In an era of technological innovation and market disruption, change is the new form. Talent management refers to the anticipation of required human capital for an organization and the plan to meet those needs. Many organizations are now feeling the need to rethink strategic decisions related to their people. Today, companies need an expanded view of the nature of work to be done and how it can be completed. The War for Talent The...

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Brits now PREFER employees to have a tattoo
Dec12

Brits now PREFER employees to have a tattoo

It has been revealed that more young people than ever have a tattoo, with around 30% of 18-35-year olds having at least one tattoo. It appears tattoos in the workplace are becoming normalised, with some peoples even preferring tattoos. Theknowledgeacademy.com wanted to delve deeper and find out which professions people now prefer employees to have a tattoo.   The Knowledge Academy conducted a survey on 1,265 people asking them...

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During election week XpertHR helps employers manage political tensions in the workplace
Dec12

During election week XpertHR helps employers manage political tensions in the workplace

With a general election taking place on 12 December, XpertHR looks at five employment issues when politics and work mix and how employers can avoid tensions in the workplace. A new YouGov survey[i] found that a quarter of people have had a row with someone over the forthcoming general election, and 48% have had a row over Brexit. Politics can cause issues in the workplace with people of opposing political views starting conversations...

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