5 Best hiring practices employers should adopt in 2021
Jan21

5 Best hiring practices employers should adopt in 2021

The HR and recruiting industry have welcomed 2021 with new perspectives, innovative goals and creative recruitment strategies that will drive them further success. The effects of Covid-19 has been immense, varying from country to country, sector to sector— but what it resulted in was a massive shift to remote practices, affecting every possible recruitment strategy that was earlier in place. While major technological innovations and...

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Three quarters of businesses plan to boost market research budgets to
Jan21

Three quarters of businesses plan to boost market research budgets to

74 per cent of businesses are boosting their marketing and consumer research budgets this year, to better reach potential customers, according to new research from Stravito, a leading provider of knowledge management software for insights. The research, which was conducted by independent polling company Censuswide, surveyed 200 business decision makers in large and medium sized UK companies in the last week of December 2020. It...

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17 million Brits commit to improving their long-term health in 2021
Jan21

17 million Brits commit to improving their long-term health in 2021

17 million Brits want to take action to improve their long-term health, according to new research from Simplyhealth, one of the UK’s leading healthcare plan providers1.   2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on people’s attitudes to their health as 1 in 5 (19%) admit the wider societal / financial impact of COVID-19 has encouraged them to take better care of their health and lifestyle, making...

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Areas Of Technology Industry That Have Boomed During The Pandemic
Jan21

Areas Of Technology Industry That Have Boomed During The Pandemic

During the heights of the global pandemic during 2020 and moving into 2021, many of us have been forced to stay at home through our government to combat the spread of the virus. Due to this, technology has seen a real boom in their industry, and many have used tech to pass time, keep entertained and generally just get us through the pandemic. Because of this, we’ve created a list of the of the specific areas of the technology industry...

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Will life platforms be the biggest employee perk of 2021?
Jan20

Will life platforms be the biggest employee perk of 2021?

2020 has been a hugely turbulent year. It’s put a lot of things into perspective and for many people it has highlighted the importance of family and their lives as a whole. As a company, you want your ethos and values to reflect this and stay in tune with the times. One way of recognising this is through employee perks. There is a new, company perk emerging this year, that will set businesses apart in 2021. Employers at...

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5 Tech Issues That May Be Lowering Your Employee Productivity
Jan20

5 Tech Issues That May Be Lowering Your Employee Productivity

Adopting technology is a great decision for any business because it opens opportunities to be more productive, efficient, and profitable. However, it can do more harm than good as tech issues may cause a drop in employee productivity. It happens when you invest in tools to help people, but these tools end up depriving them. It is vital to be aware of such potential tech issues so that you can steer clear of them or address them if...

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Top 5 tips for learning a new language at work
Jan20

Top 5 tips for learning a new language at work

By Michael Blazek, Director of Babbel for Business (www.https://www.babbelforbusiness.com) Without a doubt, the pandemic has been a catalyst for digital learning and innovation, causing HR leaders to implement new digital learning practices across their workforces. More than ever, it’s important to think about how you can develop and upskill your staff in a virtual setting, in order to encourage both personal and professional...

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Parents are more stretched at work
Jan20

Parents are more stretched at work

Latest lockdown measures leave workers seeking much greater support and flexibility from employers 22% of parents across 8 countries struggle with managing their children while working from home**Over half (54%) of parents with young children say they’re working late and 57% are working overtime at least once a week.*Only 32% of parents with young children are broadly permitted to have flexible working hours.*  Commentary from...

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Creating and Preserving a Successful Remote Company Culture
Jan20

Creating and Preserving a Successful Remote Company Culture

Kim Coombs, Senior Director HR Talent EMEA, Riverbed Technology  The way we work took a sudden shift earlier this year. Almost overnight, culture changed and has become more important than ever in the remote and hybrid working environment many companies and employees now find themselves in. It determines engagement, motivation, how colleagues communicate and collaborate virtually and thrive. Without a strong culture, business...

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Blue Monday or Blue January? Putting employee wellbeing first.
Jan19

Blue Monday or Blue January? Putting employee wellbeing first.

Chris Ford, Senior Director of Incentives at Blackhawk Network The third Monday in January is better known as Blue Monday – the most depressing day of the year. Due to the bad weather, long nights and post-festive-season guilt, this is when our motivations hit their lowest. However, this year the national lockdown means that rather than a Blue Monday, we’re experiencing more of a ‘Blue January’. And with the ongoing challenges...

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The future of remote work
Jan19

The future of remote work

By Caroline Leroy, Chief People and Fulfilment Officer, PayFit What a difference a year makes. While the concept of remote work is not entirely new, it is fair to say that twelve months ago, very few businesses could have foreseen a situation where it would become the “new normal”. However, the unique set of events that have transpired throughout the last year have, perhaps permanently, reshaped and redesigned our working...

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Here Are The Places With The Largest Green Spaces AND Low Average House Prices
Jan19

Here Are The Places With The Largest Green Spaces AND Low Average House Prices

Living next to large public green spaces in England increases property prices by up to 143%, new research has found.  The study, conducted by sliding door wardrobe company Spaceslide, found that on average, towns and cities in England have access to parks, public gardens and playing fields in England totalling 346,330m² – the equivalent of almost 65 football pitches.  There are 82 locations in England that promise more...

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New survey finds ⅔ of employees believe there will be a greater focus on workplace mental health once Covid has passed
Jan19

New survey finds ⅔ of employees believe there will be a greater focus on workplace mental health once Covid has passed

According to fresh research from the workforce training course comparison site CoursesOnline, 66% of employees think that moving forward, more time and resources will be dedicated to mental health in the workplace due to Covid. This data comes from an anonymous survey of UK employees from 300 companies carried out since the New Year which sought to identify attitudes towards mental wellbeing and how they have been shaped throughout...

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7 Tips To Make Sure Your Package Is Shipped Correctly
Jan18

7 Tips To Make Sure Your Package Is Shipped Correctly

An ideal package is a box that arrives blemish-free, dent-free, sturdy, with the arrow pointing ‘up’ in the correct position, and on time. Or maybe I am just daydreaming. Because, in reality, parcels often arrive with contents almost spilling out or soaked or smelly, or worse; fragile items no longer resemble what they used to be. We can blame the carrier for all we want. We can’t do anything, especially without insurance...

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Blue Monday: Prioritise mental health support to reduce absence during a pandemic
Jan18

Blue Monday: Prioritise mental health support to reduce absence during a pandemic

On “Blue Monday”, employers have been reminded to make workers’ mental health a priority in order to reduce absenteeism. Absence management software firm Activ Absence said that Monday 18th January – billed as the most depressing day of the year not only are we having to tackle the January blues, there’s also the matter of being in the middle of a  global pandemic. This should act as a reminder to employers to consider tackling mental...

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