Why investing in employee health can be good for business
Feb15

Why investing in employee health can be good for business

Guest Blog By Betsey Banker, Wellness Market Manager, Ergotron   It’s a widely recognised fact that many long-term health problems including a significant increase in the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, certain cancers, depression and muscle and joint problems are associated with sedentary work and lifestyles. Yet despite this, many employers still remain slow to make the connection between extended periods of sitting and...

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The Office Fling Is Dead: Average Workplace Romance Lasts Four Years
Feb15

The Office Fling Is Dead: Average Workplace Romance Lasts Four Years

Almost half of Brits admit to engaging in a workplace romance according to new Monster research, which revealed 44% of us have been involved with a colleague at some point during our careers. However the notion of the workplace fling may be long dead – the average office romance now lasts four years. Despite that, a third of Brits (33%) still say they regret becoming involved with a colleague, with having to suffer inappropriate...

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Humans will Welcome Rise of Their Bot ‘Co-Workers’, say UK Executives
Feb15

Humans will Welcome Rise of Their Bot ‘Co-Workers’, say UK Executives

Businesses do not fear the emergence of robotic ‘co-workers,’ according to a new global study released by Pegasystems Inc. the software company empowering customer engagement at the world’s leading enterprises. The study surveyed 396 senior executives working across key sectors of industry, including Financial Services, Insurance, Manufacturing, Telecoms & Media, Public Sector, and Retail, to source their views on the increased...

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Singles seeking a spouse with a fat wallet should swipe right for Ed and Liz
Feb15

Singles seeking a spouse with a fat wallet should swipe right for Ed and Liz

Valentine hopefuls looking for a partner with a large pay cheque are best off dating men called Ed and women named Liz, according to new research by job search-engine Adzuna. The study, conducted in February 2018, uses Adzuna’s ValueMyName tool to reveal which potential partners are likely to earn the most dough.   Singletons seeking a well-paid spouse should swipe right for women named Liz (£38,800) or men named ‘Ed’ whose average...

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Why is Employee Development So Important in Business?
Feb15

Why is Employee Development So Important in Business?

In the corporate environment, there are plenty of things that can influence an employee’s level of happiness. In addition, with the ever-increasing pressures of everyday life, it can be all too easy for employees to end up feeling overworked and stressed out. For this reason, it’s more important than ever to ensure that each and every team member feels happy, confident and valued within their position in the company.   However, it’s...

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Mums Enterprise Roadshow Announce 2018 Dates
Feb14

Mums Enterprise Roadshow Announce 2018 Dates

The Mums Enterprise Roadshow, now in its third year, has confirmed that to meet rapidly rising demand it will be hosting two large-scale exhibitions attracting over 10,500 attendees across these two events in Manchester and London with plans to reach Edinburgh in early 2019.   ·        Mums Enterprise Roadshow Manchester will be a one-day event, taking place on Wednesday 20th June at Event City, in Trafford City Manchester.   ·       ...

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Show Yourself Some Love This Valentine’s Day And Use The Stairs To Build A Healthy Heart!
Feb14

Show Yourself Some Love This Valentine’s Day And Use The Stairs To Build A Healthy Heart!

We’re not suggesting that you book a candlelit dinner for one this Valentine’s Day, but when you are busy showering your partner (or special someone!) with love and affection, don’t forget about yourself!    February is a great time to turn more attention to your health; maybe you’re still feeling guilty of a bit of over-indulgence over the festive period? Or put too much pressure on yourself to hit the gym in January, especially with...

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Valentine’s Day: a fine line between romance and sexual harassment
Feb14

Valentine’s Day: a fine line between romance and sexual harassment

Guest Blog by Peninsula Head of Advisory Kate Palmer   Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate romance and relationships; however, it might not be all hearts and flowers for employers. Celebrating the occasion can lead to an increase in claims of sexual harassment at work, especially due to the increasing awareness and understanding within this area.   Sexual harassment can take place where there is unwanted conduct relating to sex, or...

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The Gig Economy is Growing, Are You Keeping Up?
Feb13

The Gig Economy is Growing, Are You Keeping Up?

For a growing number of people, a visit to the city might involve an excursion to the museum, a visit to a local hotspot, and a ride in an Uber or Lyft to travel between the two. Where taxis used to fill the transportation void not that long ago, independent contractors driving for ride-sharing services are now picking up riders and taking them where they need to go; often more cheaply than their traditional, yellow counterparts.  ...

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Managing employee absenteeism during the flu season
Feb13

Managing employee absenteeism during the flu season

Guest Blog from Shakira Joyner of HCHR   The flu season is well and truly upon us with predictions for the rest of this winter at all-time high. According to the Guardian: “Although flu cases are higher than at any point since 2010/11, health officials say it is still not an epidemic.”   Unfortunately, even though there are many genuine cases of employees suffering from flu and needing necessary time off work to recover, there can be...

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How should businesses protect themselves against sexual harassment claims surrounding Valentine’s Day?
Feb13

How should businesses protect themselves against sexual harassment claims surrounding Valentine’s Day?

Guest Blog by Emma O’Leary, employment law consultant for the ELAS Group. Given the amount of time we spend in the work place it’s no surprise that many people meet their partner there. In 2017 more than 6 out of 10 office staff said that they have been involved in at least one work place romance, but the path of love doesn’t always run smoothly….especially when work is involved. That’s especially true at this time of year.    ...

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Stopping the silent killer of workplace e-learning
Feb13

Stopping the silent killer of workplace e-learning

Guest Blog By Tim Thomas-Peter, Ambidect   I recently caught up with a global L&D manager who’d spent several years solving a thorny problem: how to reinforce the customer excellence programme for thousands of young, front-line employees in demanding work environments.     Her team was now boosting training habits and knowledge retention through an e-learning programme for customer excellence teams world-wide. It successfully...

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Top tips to help employers win this Six Nations
Feb12

Top tips to help employers win this Six Nations

The Six Nations rugby tournament is underway with the second round this weekend and England’s win!   This may not be great news though for Britain’s employers who are likely to be seeing an increase in employee with hangovers and a rise in sickness absence and presenteeism with matches taking place on both Saturday and Sunday, says Adrian Lewis, director at Activ Absence. Adrian says,   “A Sunday match usually means an increase...

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For Richer, For Poorer: 1.4 Million Couples Run Businesses Together in the UK
Feb12

For Richer, For Poorer: 1.4 Million Couples Run Businesses Together in the UK

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s clear that Brits have no problem mixing business with pleasure. Of the 4.7 million ‘family owned’ businesses in the UK, it is estimated that 1.4 million of these are run by couples.   This is a figure which is likely to increase, as a recent survey commissioned by award-winning cloud accounting software provider FreeAgent revealed that 11% of working Brits intend to start their own business...

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As an employer, what could you do if your employee acted like Mahrez?
Feb12

As an employer, what could you do if your employee acted like Mahrez?

Guest Blog by Jacob Demeza-Wilkinson of ELAS Group.   The current Riyad Mahrez saga raises an interesting question – as a business owner what would you be able to do if one of your employees acted in the same way?   Jacob Demeza-Wilkinson is an employment law consultant for the ELAS Group. He explains:   There will always be occasions where employees are not happy with something that has happened in the workplace. It could be...

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