All I want for Christmas is a Secret Santa HR policy
Dec12

All I want for Christmas is a Secret Santa HR policy

Businesses across the UK are leaving themselves at risk this festive season by failing to issue guidance to employees on standards of behaviour when participating in the company Secret Santa. A survey*by Citation of 650 UK-based businesses revealed that nearly all (95%) of respondents don’t have a policy in place that sets out what is and isn’t appropriate for the gift giving exercise. The lack of framework means that potential...

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10 crucial employment law changes to look out for in 2019
Dec11

10 crucial employment law changes to look out for in 2019

Guest Blog by Peninsula Operations Director and HR Expert Alan Price From gender pay gap reporting to widespread claims of workplace sexual harassment, 2018 has been a busy year in employment law. Although employers may hope for a quieter 2019, it’s looking likely that there will be a number of issues that are prevalent throughout the year, amid the ongoing uncertainty of Brexit. Below are just ten changes employers need to look out...

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Half of apprentices are in debt and one in five ends up out of work
Dec11

Half of apprentices are in debt and one in five ends up out of work

Almost half of apprentices are in debt (47 per cent) and one in five of those who finished their apprenticeship in the past two years is now out of work, which shows that high numbers of apprenticeships are failing, according to a new Young Women’s Trust report, ‘The real cost of an apprenticeship: are young women paying the price?’. The charity, which supports young women on low or no pay, surveyed 508 current or recent apprentices...

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Social media & employee advocacy: How to successfully utilise it for your business
Dec11

Social media & employee advocacy: How to successfully utilise it for your business

Guest Blog By David Lloyd. CEO of PostBeyond Social media; it’s used to stay up to date with news and communicate with friends and family. Social media is also used by many businesses as a marketing tool for their brand(s). The likes of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are growing each day and they have become a fundamental way businesses connect with their customers. Every second of every day, on average, 6,000 Tweets are sent. That’s...

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The key to preventing new year staff departures
Dec11

The key to preventing new year staff departures

The secret to avoiding resignations in the new year rush for jobs has been revealed. According to a survey of 1,096 UK employees carried out by bonus and incentives provider One4allRewards.co.uk, bosses who give out bonuses in December are less likely to see staff being poached or looking elsewhere. Almost 1 in 2 workers (46%) said having received a bonus or gift from their boss recently would prevent them from looking for a new job....

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Four tips to support your employees through international business travel
Dec10

Four tips to support your employees through international business travel

 A major part of the global travel industry that has grown rapidly in recent years is corporate travel. With an increasing number of countries becoming central hubs for international business, the numbers of people travelling abroad for work continues to rise. As more and more people taking to the skies, travel companies and corporate businesses are under increasing pressure to modernise their practices in order to meet the needs of...

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When Do Women Really Get To Clock Off?
Dec10

When Do Women Really Get To Clock Off?

It’s only natural to wonder how your day compares to the rest of the UK. Feel like you never have enough time to unwind and pursue activities you enjoy? You’re not alone. Based on unique survey results and the latest ONS data, Mattress Online have uncovered what the average Brit’s weekday looks like and it finds that women are at a disadvantage when it comes to free time and unpaid work.     What does the average Brit’s weekday look...

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Five wellbeing trends businesses should look out for in 2019
Dec10

Five wellbeing trends businesses should look out for in 2019

Guest Blog by CEO and wellbeing expert, David Price   It’s that time of year when everyone is starting to make their New Year’s resolutions. Most of the time these resolutions tend to focus on improved health and wellbeing. Promoting good health and wellness should also be an employer’s goal for 2019 so with this in mind, here is a summary of the five best workplace wellbeing initiatives and trends that businesses should look out for...

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Where are all the women in automotive?
Dec10

Where are all the women in automotive?

Guest Blog By Amanda Holtby, Director and Joint Owner, G3 Remarketing   It’s hard to believe that in 2018 when visiting any car dealership, garage or auction house and, chances are, women staff members will be few and far between. If you do see any female faces, they are more likely to be handling your paperwork than selling you a vehicle or fixing one.     And men still occupy more than 82% of the jobs in the UK motor sector at a...

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How can businesses manage demand for seasonal workers this Christmas?
Dec07

How can businesses manage demand for seasonal workers this Christmas?

New research from job search engine Adzuna.co.uk has revealed there are currently over 23,000 Christmas jobs available in the UK, with 21% of Christmas vacancies online and 17% with some of the biggest high street retailers such as Tesco, Superdrug and Debenhams.     Managing additional seasonal workers alongside existing staff can be a real headache for employers at one of the busiest times of the year for the high street and online...

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HR News launches new advertising opportunities…
Dec07

HR News launches new advertising opportunities…

We are delighted to announce that we can now offer advertising opportunities on our site. Media Packs are available on request, just drop us an email over on editor@hrnews.co.uk and we will be more than happy to send the pack across to you. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support of our news site and would like to make it clear that our level or service will remain the same and we are still more than happy to...

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Celebrating the Best HR in Wales
Dec07

Celebrating the Best HR in Wales

The annual Wales HR Awards has become a diary marker for Welsh businesses over recent years, recognising and celebrating the hard work and commitment carried out by in-house teams, consultants and the HR industry as a whole.   Created by leading recruitment specialists Acorn and commercial law firm Darwin Gray, the Wales HR Awards is the annual flagship event of the Wales HR Network; the country’s leading networking platform for HR...

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This could be your article…
Dec07

This could be your article…

Drop us an email to find out more about our brand new advertising opportunities on HR News… Email editor@hrnews.co.uk...

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Two-thirds of 18-35 year old workers have career wanderlust
Dec07

Two-thirds of 18-35 year old workers have career wanderlust

More than two-thirds (68%) of the UK’s 18-35 workers have career wanderlust and want to travel more internationally with their job, according to new research. A survey of 1,000 people, carried out by Europe’s number one sports retailer, Decathlon, found that although 55% of 18-35 year-olds have travelled internationally for work at least three times in the past year – some as many as seven times – just 32% were satisfied with...

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Working 9 to 5: Over a third of Brits use their personal mobile phones to work outside office hours
Dec07

Working 9 to 5: Over a third of Brits use their personal mobile phones to work outside office hours

Working in a demanding job role or industry is a challenge many Brits are currently facing, but how many feel the pressure to work out of hours, and how many are using their personal devices to do so?     Mobile phone insurance provider, Insurance2go, polled the British public to find out how many British workers are struggling to stick to working within their designated office hours.   The insight reveals that a third (35%) of Brits...

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