Technology key to increasing employee engagement, according to HR professionals 
Mar21

Technology key to increasing employee engagement, according to HR professionals 

Over half of HR workers said their top priority for 2019 is increasing employee engagement Almost 9 in 10 HR workers agreed that employee engagement would improve if their workforce had the technology to recognise each other for good behaviours on an ongoing basis Reward Gateway launches Connect+ App: an all-in-one solution to connecting employees, anywhere in the world LNew research from global employee engagement company, Reward...

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Businesses risk talent exodus and future irrelevance if they fail to manage shift to hybrid human-AI workforce
Mar21

Businesses risk talent exodus and future irrelevance if they fail to manage shift to hybrid human-AI workforce

Business leaders in the UK believe that the transition to a hybrid ‘human-AI’ workforce will be their biggest strategic challenge over the next five years.  And, as the adoption of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and automation accelerates across a wide range of industries, two thirds (67%) of business leaders fear that their organisation will become irrelevant if it fails to move to a hybrid workforce. New research...

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Brits too proud to ask for career advice
Mar21

Brits too proud to ask for career advice

Michael Page, the global recruitment specialist, has today unveiled new research, which reveals almost half of Brits (45 percent) have never asked for career advice, with one in 10 (10 percent) saying this is because they simply wouldn’t know who to ask. The research comes as Michael Page launches the Career Chats podcast, a new series featuring a range of well-known figures discussing their careers, skills and lessons learned, while...

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The average British adult now survives on less than six hours of sleep a night, five hour and 48 minutes to be exact
Mar21

The average British adult now survives on less than six hours of sleep a night, five hour and 48 minutes to be exact

Researchers and University psychologists took an in-depth look into the sleep habits of the nation and discovered the majority of us are not getting the amount of sleep needed to function properly, with the average Brit aiming for a minimum of seven hours a night, but only managing five hours and 48 minutes (on average).   And despite experts recommending between seven and nine hours a night, as many as a quarter...

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The Power Of Unconscious Signals In A Consulting Case Interview
Mar21

The Power Of Unconscious Signals In A Consulting Case Interview

It is not uncommon to come across stories about an applicant consultant that makes it to the final round of interviews only to be passed over for the position due to nervousness. Did you know that the signals you send out, whether they are unconscious or conscious, perform an enormous part in the impression the interviewer will form of you? Within the first few minutes of your case interview, the interviewer has formed an opinion and...

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First year of success for charity that helps people with long-term illness find work
Mar21

First year of success for charity that helps people with long-term illness find work

A unique UK charity is celebrating its first anniversary with an impressive year of firsts in its mission to help those with long-term health conditions find work. Astriid is a free online job matchmaking service that connects talented people living with any long-term illness with businesses who need skilled volunteers or staff. Its haul of year one milestones include: Being the first organisation of its kind in the world – committed...

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Brexit drives risk and compliance to the top of the people agenda for UK businesses, survey finds
Mar21

Brexit drives risk and compliance to the top of the people agenda for UK businesses, survey finds

More than half (57%) of UK businesses say governance, risk, and compliance are the biggest challenges to their workforce planning in the coming 12 months, according to new research by business analytics and modelling company, Concentra Analytics. The survey of over 400 HR and finance decision makers in the UK and US found that risk and compliance are far higher up the agenda of UK businesses than in the US (41%), which also face trade...

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Employers underestimating the impact of poor employee financial wellbeing
Mar21

Employers underestimating the impact of poor employee financial wellbeing

Working with renowned corporate wellbeing expert Dr Cary Cooper, new research from Close Brothers reveals that employers are underestimating the impact of poor employee financial wellbeing in the workplace. While 88% of employers think that their employees worry about money, just a third (30%) think money worries impact their staff while at work. However, the reality on the ground is very different. Three quarters (73%) of employees...

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How to Attract and Retain Talent When Hiring in Five Steps
Mar20

How to Attract and Retain Talent When Hiring in Five Steps

Talent attracts talent – that’s a given. However, with the job market thrown wide open by the advent of the digital age, attracting the right talent and holding onto it has never been a more puzzling skill. Of course, it’s not just about the role – it’s about everything from the salary to the company ethos, the team dynamic, general morale and more, but can it be pinpointed in five simple steps? Communication Be...

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Are you missing the signs of mental health issues in your workforce?
Mar20

Are you missing the signs of mental health issues in your workforce?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Mental health, like physical health, can fluctuate from ‘good’ to ‘poor’. Good mental health is important to a person’s overall wellbeing, so it’s important to spot the signs of mental health challenges in your employees so that you can help...

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Five steps for SME business owners to create bespoke employee benefits programme
Mar20

Five steps for SME business owners to create bespoke employee benefits programme

Guest blog from Punter Southall Health and Protection Punter Southall Health & Protection has launched a new five-step guide to help SMEs create an employee benefits programme tailored to their business, workforce and budget. The guide is aimed at businesses launching an employee benefits programme for the first time and those reviewing their current offering. The announcement follows new research from MetLife UK[i] which...

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How Can Recruitment Marketing Impact Business Growth?
Mar20

How Can Recruitment Marketing Impact Business Growth?

Guest blog by Adrian Cernat, CEO and co-founder Smart Dreamers Let’s say you’re a scrappy young startup. You’ve got an innovative product and a dedicated team. While you’re certainly not working out of your friend’s garage anymore, you’re still in a pretty small, bare-bones office space without too many frills—which is just as well,because there aren’t too many people around to appreciate those frills. This is all well and good...

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Work-Life Balance Doesn’t Have to be Such an Elusive Employee Experience Goal
Mar20

Work-Life Balance Doesn’t Have to be Such an Elusive Employee Experience Goal

Patrick Van Der Mijl, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Speakap Did you know 53 percent of workers believe their health is impaired by their workplace? That’s both alarming and unfortunate. It’s not the kind of problem that can be fixed with a single solution or quick fix. It requires a comprehensive,multi-pronged approach from companies and their HR departments. If this approach is undertaken from a holistic level and spans the...

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Why trust is more important than wellbeing
Mar19

Why trust is more important than wellbeing

Guest Blog by Zoe Humphries, Senior Workplace Consultant, Steelcase Workplace wellbeing programmes have become hugely popular amongst enlightened employers, who see them as a solution to combatting absenteeism and stress, while simultaneously boosting productivity and engagement. Consisting of activities ranging from health screenings and exercise classes, to mindfulness advice and educational sessions, these programmes promise to...

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3 simple staff appreciation ideas
Mar19

3 simple staff appreciation ideas

It’s never been more evident just how crucial recognition is in the workplace. Recognising and appreciating your employees boosts morale, drives engagement, improves retention, and more. We say it time and time again (it’s part of our ethos); it’s all about the people. So, how do you go about transforming your company culture and start incorporating acts of recognition into your company’s daily routine? Here are our 3 top tips....

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