Top Tips for Promoting the Wellbeing of Your Employees
Apr18

Top Tips for Promoting the Wellbeing of Your Employees

Are your employees happy and healthy in the workplace? Do you have systems in place to monitor their wellbeing and satisfaction? Work accounts for a significant portion of our lives, so it’s important that it’s not making us miserable — or worse, unhealthy. As it becomes commonplace to operate remotely, receive work emails on our mobile phones and work beyond the traditional nine to five, it is increasingly difficult to achieve a...

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Should employers take a gendered approach to mental health?
Apr18

Should employers take a gendered approach to mental health?

Guest Blog by Health Assured CEO and wellbeing expert David Price One in eight men in England suffers from a common mental health problem[1]. That’s an alarming statistic—it’s certain that someone you know is suffering, possibly in silence. There are a great deal of societal expectations placed upon men. How to act, how to behave, how to express emotions. The traditional idea of masculinity is that men should be the providers and...

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Will future leaders need degrees?
Apr18

Will future leaders need degrees?

It’s official: best learning is ‘on the job’ Worrying new research from AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians), the UK’s leading qualification and membership body for technical accountants, shows that students and school leavers remain unaware of the increasingly varied and highly paid career paths they can choose to follow without a degree. AAT recently tested 2000 people of all ages across the UK on their knowledge of careers...

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New partnership between the CIPD and Cranfield Trust set to improve working lives for charity employees in Wales
Apr18

New partnership between the CIPD and Cranfield Trust set to improve working lives for charity employees in Wales

The CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, and Cranfield Trust, a national charity that uses a network of skilled volunteers to share best practice with voluntary organisations, have launched a new partnership that will benefit charities across south Wales.The partnership will see Welsh CIPD members volunteer to provide free HR advice to charities across south Wales that currently have limited or no HR support. In...

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Employees remain ‘silent’ on issues at work, suggests new research
Apr18

Employees remain ‘silent’ on issues at work, suggests new research

A new report has suggested that there are considerable gaps in opportunities for employees to have a voice at work, effecting individual well-being and job satisfaction, as well as organisational learning, resilience and innovation. Carried out by the Centre for People, Work and Organisational Practice at Nottingham Business School in partnership with the CIPD and YouGov, the study questioned more than 2,370 employees across the UK....

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‘Eight ways to de-stress at your desk’ – Priory expert
Apr18

‘Eight ways to de-stress at your desk’ – Priory expert

Stress at work can be very difficult to avoid, especially if you are stuck behind a desk. Combined with long hours, it can take a serious toll on mental health, especially for women according to a new study. The Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health found that women who put in 55 hours or more every week at work had a higher risk of depression. Working weekends also increased depression risk for both men and women....

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PERKBOX UNBOXES: Biggest barrier to ‘dog friendly’ workplaces not company culture but its required policies
Apr18

PERKBOX UNBOXES: Biggest barrier to ‘dog friendly’ workplaces not company culture but its required policies

Recent research commissioned by Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee experience platform, to celebrate the inaugural London Dog Week, has found that the main barrier to having dog friendly policies at work isn’t company culture but in fact obstacles such as building the right policies for such initiatives to work. The research, which polled employed UK adults, has found that 65 percent believe dogs at work support their physical...

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Should CV’s be anonymised to increase diversity in the workplace?
Apr18

Should CV’s be anonymised to increase diversity in the workplace?

Guest Blog by Dan Krijgsman, Real Links Managing diversity in the workplace is a complex issue, and one that has seen fantastic improvements in recent years with clear targets around diversity and open accountability through reporting on progress. But what if there was another way to more naturally achieve a diverse workforce? Certainly the statistics showing the lack of diversity in senior positions are striking and demonstrate just...

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5 Steps to Promote Financial Wellbeing in the Workplace
Apr18

5 Steps to Promote Financial Wellbeing in the Workplace

The workplace is an opportune setting to promote financial wellbeing for staff. While many employers tend not to get too involved with the personal matters of employees, those who try to reach out and offer support are destined to create a more favourable workplace. Whether it’s for culture or better boss-worker relations, there’re numerous benefits to this approach. But how can financial wellbeing be effectively presented to staff...

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Understanding the Need for an HR System in Your Business
Apr17

Understanding the Need for an HR System in Your Business

Great pressure is often placed on human resource departments in companies of all sizes. After all, they are primarily responsible for growing a talent pool, managing recruitment tasks, reducing staff turnover, and ensuring the business remains legally compliant. If you want to streamline the essential tasks to run a smooth, efficient business, it might be time to incorporate a dependable HR platform into a department. Here’s why you...

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How to Improve Morale in the Dental and Healthcare Industry
Apr17

How to Improve Morale in the Dental and Healthcare Industry

One of the biggest challenges any company will go through is the issue of low employee morale. Knowing that those who are working under your roof are not experiencing a good working relationship either with their employer or each other can be hugely upsetting for everyone involved. However, striving to overcome this phase, rather than ignore it, is one of the best things you can do for your employees, and in the dental industry, this...

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Why Staff Feedback Is Crucial To The Success Of Any Business
Apr17

Why Staff Feedback Is Crucial To The Success Of Any Business

There are a lot of things that everyone will deem crucial to the success of any business, from good working relationships with suppliers, right through to customer service. However, there is something that may be overlooked by a few which is in fact of great importance, and that’s staff feedback. The staff is one of essential factors who effectively keep a business running, so it makes sense that their feedback is solicited and even...

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85% of UK consumers prefer to shop in store
Apr17

85% of UK consumers prefer to shop in store

High street retailers must be savvy with omnichannel technological integration in order to survive in the digital age, new research has warned. A survey of 1,056 UK adults carried out by leading digital marketing agency, Marketingsignals.com, revealed that 85% of people still prefer to physically purchase products in store, despite the convenience offered by online shopping. Although the rapid growth of e-commerce has...

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Fast track training contracts to increase number of General Practice Nurses in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes
Apr17

Fast track training contracts to increase number of General Practice Nurses in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes

In partnership with NHS England, Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care System (BLMK ICS) is offering ten fully funded fast track training contracts to attract qualified nurses into General Practices to meet a growing demand for their specialist nursing skills. The programme provides a unique opportunity for qualified nurses to work in a training position within General Practice in the region, whilst studying the...

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Northern Cities and Scotland see boom in job market
Apr17

Northern Cities and Scotland see boom in job market

42% increase in jobs advertised in the last two years Job applications in the North of England and Scotland are up by 17% from 2016-18 With more Londoners willing to relocate, Totaljobs has created ‘City CVs’ to help northern employers bring the benefits of their city to life Northern cities in England and Scotland are proving increasingly to be serious competition to London’s crown as the best city for UK talent. Totaljobs has...

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