Mental Health Sick Days: Are young people ignoring their mental health for fear of being labelled a ‘Snowflake’?
Nov11

Mental Health Sick Days: Are young people ignoring their mental health for fear of being labelled a ‘Snowflake’?

Despite the increased openness around mental health, Milkround – the leading graduate job board – has found that workers are still shying away from admitting to their struggles with colleagues.  Exactly half of all UK workers admit to suffering from mental ill health, a figure that alarmingly rises when exploring age ranges. A...

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How HR can support seasoned employers in the digital workplace
Nov11

How HR can support seasoned employers in the digital workplace

Author Nelson Sivalingam, CEO at HowNow Employment rates doubled for those aged 65 years and over between 1993 and 2018, and increased by almost one-third for those aged 50 to 64 year. With the state pension age now at 75, it is clear the UK workforce demographic is shifting as older people remain at work for longer.  As well as these changes, new technologies are influencing the demand for different skills. By 2030, it is predicted...

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Revealed: Small gestures of kindness = big impacts on employee health
Nov11

Revealed: Small gestures of kindness = big impacts on employee health

Small gestures of kindness by employers can have big impacts on employees’ health and work performance, according to new research.[i] “The health and wellbeing of employees make an essential contribution to business success,” explains Leading London Nutritionist Lily Soutter (www.lilysoutternutrition.com). Our experts are here to help with… 8 everyday gestures you can make to create a difference… 1. Celebrate The Positives...

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Hospitality industry can expect to take an extra £20 million in tips over the festive period
Nov08

Hospitality industry can expect to take an extra £20 million in tips over the festive period

As people prepare for weeks of festive cheer, the UK’s 3.2 million hospitality workers are gearing up for the most lucrative “tip season” of the year. New research from Caterer.com, the UK’s biggest hospitality job site, has revealed that the hospitality industry can expect to take an extra £20 million of tips over the festive period as people go out more and are more generous with their money. The research shows tippers are on...

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5 Ways to Build an Effective Remote Team
Nov08

5 Ways to Build an Effective Remote Team

An increasing number of businesses are allowing their staff to work remotely. Some are  choosing to operate without a physical office at all. As technological advances make it easier for employees to perform their roles away from a traditional office, more companies are realising the benefits of this way of working. Staff are happier and more productive, overheads reduce and companies become more eco-friendly as fewer people are...

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Do brands have a duty of care to support inclusivity?
Nov08

Do brands have a duty of care to support inclusivity?

A particular trend has been seen with millennial consumers— they flock to companies that are evidencing there efforts rather than those that are all talk. Powerful mission statements are own thing, but if you fail to put your money where your mouth is you could easily lose your millennial customer base. An active investment in finding solutions to social problems is a millennial priority, both for brands they shop at and brands they...

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Supervisors in the UK spend more than half their working day on meetings and admin…leaving little time to manage performance
Nov08

Supervisors in the UK spend more than half their working day on meetings and admin…leaving little time to manage performance

Frontline supervisors in the UK are spending much of their working day on unproductive tasks such as meetings, admin and email, according to a new study out today from consultancy Managementors. The biggest drain on time was meetings and doing ‘stuff’ – undefined and unspecified tasks – with almost three hours spent on this every day on average. One hour and 26 minutes were spent on email and admin, while almost two hours...

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New Year, New You… Actually Starts Now!
Nov08

New Year, New You… Actually Starts Now!

Don’t wait until January to make a start on your New Year’s resolutions. According to data from recruitment experts Michael Page, if you want to start a new job in the new year, the time to apply is now. Based on historical data, the company has revealed the average job application process takes 40 days from submitting a CV to being offered a role. Once notice periods and Christmas bank holidays are added to the equation, this means...

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Ground-breaking study shows fitter bodies would lead to fitter economies:
Nov07

Ground-breaking study shows fitter bodies would lead to fitter economies:

The results of a ground-breaking academic study on the relationship between global economic growth and exercise, carried out by Vitality and RAND Europe, reveal significant benefits to the economy and life expectancy if physical activity levels increase globally. The study finds that the world’s GDP would gain more than $100bn (£80bn) each year until 2050 if people: walked 15 minutes more a day, or did a slow jog of half a mile (one...

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Relationships in the Workplace
Nov07

Relationships in the Workplace

McDonald’s Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook has recently been dismissed after it emerged that he had a relationship with an employee. This has sparked much debate over the appropriateness of workplace personal relationships and how employers should address the issue in practice. Employers should be mindful that they may face claims for discrimination should they be putting people at a disadvantage due to certain protected...

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Ten Top tips: Creating an inclusive dress code
Nov07

Ten Top tips: Creating an inclusive dress code

Worried about what to wear to work? Make sure your employees understand what’s expected of them by creating an inclusive dress code. Gary Cattermole, Director of award-winning employee engagement and employee research provider, The Survey Initiative, offers his advice. Stories about women being forced into wearing high heels in the workplace have hit the headlines in recent years; by developing an inclusive dress code you’ll be best...

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One third of employees don’t check their payslips regularly
Nov07

One third of employees don’t check their payslips regularly

A survey has revealed that nearly a third of UK employees (31%) do not check their payslips regularly. This is despite one in seven (15%) of the 1129 employees surveyed by IRIS Software Group indicating that they were worried about the accuracy of their payslips.  The research showed that somewhat surprisingly, it was people working in the finance and accountancy sectors that were among the least likely to regularly check their...

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Is it possible to break the stereotype of STEM?
Nov07

Is it possible to break the stereotype of STEM?

Selling the industry to women may seem like a fairly complex task, but in order to want to fill a job yourself, you must be able to envisage yourself in it first. For a woman, looking at a male dominated industry, it is virtually impossible for them to do so. Therefore, to encourage more women, companies need to have more women — starting at the top. The impression most have on the sector is manual labour, long working hours and rows...

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Over half of Brits have booked a holiday to improve their wellbeing due to stress
Nov07

Over half of Brits have booked a holiday to improve their wellbeing due to stress

Recent research has revealed that over half (51%) of the UK have booked a holiday to benefit their wellbeing, and the everyday stresses of life and work has also forced over a third (37%) of Brits to book a holiday. The study conducted by DFDS investigated if going on holiday can improve general wellness. The data revealed that over a quarter (28%) of Brits had not booked a holiday within the last 12 months. A third (33%) of 16-24...

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Demand for flexible working solutions continue to rise
Nov07

Demand for flexible working solutions continue to rise

Interest in co-working spaces has almost doubled over the past five years, with flexible workspace now accounting for 7% of total office space in the UK, according to a new report by Instant Offices. As focus shifts from a ‘business first’ mentality to creating the perfect work-life balance, the UK Flexible Workspace report from Instant Offices investigates the popularity of flexible working and co-working solutions ahead and where...

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