Working through the Menopause
Jun12

Working through the Menopause

Guest Blog by Joanna Adams, HR Consultant at Darwin Gray   Little is mentioned about the symptoms and stresses of menopause that can occur over many years and adversely impact on working women.   There can be both physical and psychological symptoms, which may interplay over a lengthy time span between peri-menopause and menopause itself. According to the TUC Cymru Toolkit entitled ‘Menopause in the Workplace’ 8 out of 10 women will...

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81% Of Small Businesses Find It Harder To Hire Staff Than Large Companies
Jun11

81% Of Small Businesses Find It Harder To Hire Staff Than Large Companies

The vast majority of Britain’s small business owners feel it is harder for them to hire staff than it is for bigger companies – according to new research conducted by the world’s largest job site, Indeed.   81% of bosses at micro businesses – those with fewer than ten employees – believe recruitment is more difficult for them than it is for their larger, more established rivals.   The findings, which come as official...

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One in four UK employees would change jobs for remote working options
Jun11

One in four UK employees would change jobs for remote working options

New research from totaljobs has revealed that one in four workers (28%) would move jobs if they weren’t allowed to work from home, increasing to nearly half (45%) of millennial workers.   While two thirds of UK employees (65%) can work from home, 35% are still not given the option of working remotely.       Totaljobs’ research revealed that remote working is in the top five most important benefits when looking for a new job, beating...

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Restaurant job vacancies drop 11% over 6 months as sector struggles with profitability
Jun11

Restaurant job vacancies drop 11% over 6 months as sector struggles with profitability

The number of job vacancies in the UK’s restaurant sector* has dropped 11% over the last six months, to 32,900 in April 2018, from 36,900 in November 2017, says Moore Stephens, the Top 10 Accountancy firm.   Moore Stephens says that as the restaurant sector’s profits have tumbled in the last year, many chains are being forced to close their unprofitable sites and reduce staff numbers across other branches.     Insolvencies of...

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Women Claim Less Than Half The Business Expenses Of Men
Jun11

Women Claim Less Than Half The Business Expenses Of Men

New research has revealed that women reclaim £92.95 per month on average whilst men on average will reclaim £184.34.   It highlighted that women were more likely to have an average monthly meal expense of under £10, while men are almost twice as likely to claim meals for over £100.     Comparatively, more than 60% of the women said they had no monthly hotel expenses, compared to 47% of the men; whether this is because they can save...

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Mental Health Among Millennials at All Time High
Jun08

Mental Health Among Millennials at All Time High

Millennials are considered an anxious generation, which is often attributed to an obsession with technology, overbearing parents and the stress that comes with trying to fit into a social media-driven world. But, according to experts, the anxiety and often depression experienced by young adults lies in uncertainty.  Fresh Student Living have looked at what is to blame for the recent rise in anxiety among young people.     What Age do...

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The real reason employees call in sick: one fifth mask stress as a physical illness
Jun08

The real reason employees call in sick: one fifth mask stress as a physical illness

UK employees have revealed the real reason they call in sick – despite claiming to have a physical health problem, they admit it’s actually stress (21%), anxiety (18%) and/or depression (20%).   In total 42% of employees have called in sick claiming a physical illness, when in reality it’s a mental health issue.     New research from health and wellbeing provider BHSF, has highlighted a hidden problem that is only magnified by the...

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Employers must fly the flag for mental health awareness
Jun08

Employers must fly the flag for mental health awareness

Guest Blog James Malia, Director of Employee Benefits at Sodexo Engage, specialists in employee and consumer engagement The past year has been a game changer for mental health awareness, with the government, media and public putting it firmly on the agenda. And rightly so. Around one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year, but, for various reasons, it’s still much harder to talk about than physical...

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Tips on How to Land a Job in a Luxurious Resort Casino
Jun08

Tips on How to Land a Job in a Luxurious Resort Casino

Luxury casino resorts attract players from all over the world, but they also attract job hunters who are looking to enjoy employment on one of the finest casinos in the industry. When it comes to luxurious casino resort jobs, there are many ways in which one can land one of these positions and it will all depend on current openings and past experiences of those who are applying. Casino resorts have a need for high quality employees...

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Millions of workers plan to switch their current careers
Jun07

Millions of workers plan to switch their current careers

A new study from first direct has found millions of British workers are planning a career change within the next two years.   Almost half (47%) of workers find their careers unfulfilling. As many as four out of ten aren’t happy with their current careers and are planning not just to switch employers but to change careers completely.     The survey of more than 2,000 UK adults in employment was commissioned by first direct following...

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Mobile users leaving chargers at home despite fear of being ‘phoneless’
Jun07

Mobile users leaving chargers at home despite fear of being ‘phoneless’

Only 13% of phone users carry a charger despite two-thirds admitting that having no working phone would cause them considerable distress, research shows. Nomophobia — the fear of being without a mobile phone — affects 66% of phone users, according to a study. However, new research by power module manufacturer CMD shows that less than one in seven people carry a charger when they leave the house.     Around 43.7% instead rely on...

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7 ways to get your food business moving
Jun07

7 ways to get your food business moving

Starting a business in any industry is difficult but the hyper-competitive food industry is even more challenging than most. Of course, launching your food business is no walk in the park, but if it’s your dream, remember you don’t have to do it alone, there are so many different resources available to help you make your dreams come true. With people having different tastes and dietary requirements out there to serve, there are many...

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7 tips for dealing with stress at work
Jun07

7 tips for dealing with stress at work

Guest Blog by Rachel Stockell, Senior Manager of OfficeTeam, Robert Half UK   You deserve to be happy at work. You really do. If you need more persuading, note that companies also benefit from having happy employees, in terms of both morale and a better bottom line.     Robert Half conducted a survey in collaboration with Happiness Works, to find out the secrets of the happiest companies and employees, and we learned a great deal. We...

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Why there is a generational pay gap and how to combat it?
Jun07

Why there is a generational pay gap and how to combat it?

Guest Blog by Suzanne Tanser, Pay and Reward Manager at HR, Health & Safety, Tax and Reward specialists Croner   A recent report by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has highlighted a significant generational pay gap between workers above and below 30 years of age. In response, there have been heightened calls for employers and lawmakers to address this issue and help younger workers secure more stable and prosperous opportunities. ...

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Hot HR Trends For 2018
Jun07

Hot HR Trends For 2018

Human Resources or HR is a key part of many businesses.  Whether you have a huge department dedicated to it or a single employee that handles it alongside other tasks, HR is crucial when you have staff.  It is also influenced by trends just like any other industry – so what are the hot HR trends for 2018?     Employee experience (EX) Employee experience is about the total interactions that an employee has with the company’s brand from...

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