Online learning bolsters chances of promotion, reveals new research
Oct17

Online learning bolsters chances of promotion, reveals new research

FutureLearn, the online social learning platform owned by The Open University, has today published new research revealing that employees’ chances of promotion and securing a new role are enhanced by taking an online course. Nearly three quarters (73%) of employers said they thought online courses were either very valuable (33%) or valuable (40%) when considering the promotion of an existing employee.   Professional development through...

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Filling Your Team with Top Talent
Oct17

Filling Your Team with Top Talent

Guest Blog from Shakira Joyner of HCHR Recruit in haste, repent at leisure As a professional business owner, you understand that filling your team with top talent is critical. However, you also know that open positions and mis-hires result in lost revenue but you don’t have the time to source and develop talent yourself. That’s where HCHR come in. In order to prevent gaps in your team, you need an HR team to act as your business...

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Why Sales…
Oct17

Why Sales…

Guest Blog by Lizzie Exton of Inspiring Interns   When you think of the phrase ‘graduate level jobs’, sales might not immediately spring to mind.  Working in sales is, however, a challenging career, and one which can be rewarding both in terms of job satisfaction and annual income.  If you’ve recently graduated or will be soon, then it is well worth considering a sales career.     Why Sales if You Have a Degree?   It doesn’t matter...

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Lack Of Flexibility Pushes Workers To Consider Starting Their Own Business
Oct17

Lack Of Flexibility Pushes Workers To Consider Starting Their Own Business

PeoplePerHour, the UK’s leading freelance marketplace, today reveals that 71% of Britain’s employed workforce have considered starting their own business with the highest number (46%) of employees over 45 unafraid and ready to take the plunge.     Prospective entrepreneurs are jumping from employment to achieve what PeoplePerHour calls “the work dream”, which equates to having a better work life balance (39%), flexible hours (32%) and...

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How to strengthen your employee engagement approach (and make sure your employees will be on board with it!)
Oct16

How to strengthen your employee engagement approach (and make sure your employees will be on board with it!)

Guest Blog By David Lloyd, CEO of PostBeyond   Without happy, motivated and valued employees, a business runs the risk of losing staff.   Employee engagement is, in essence, the relationship between employers and employees, implemented with a goal to drive organisational success whilst also being aware of each individual’s well-being. It’s something the majority of organisations will focus on in their HR or business strategy because,...

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Businesses Can No Longer Ignore IT Security Especially When It Comes To BYOD
Oct16

Businesses Can No Longer Ignore IT Security Especially When It Comes To BYOD

With 62% of businesses and charities reporting a data breach in the last 18 months, is allowing employees to use their own devices for work posing a security risk?   The working world has changed dramatically in the last few years. Employees are looking for a way to balance both their personal and professional lives, and one way that businesses are accommodating this is by allowing staff to bring their own devices to work.     From a...

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Communications Chaos in the Workplace as Workers Increasingly Turn to Unsanctioned Comms Platforms
Oct16

Communications Chaos in the Workplace as Workers Increasingly Turn to Unsanctioned Comms Platforms

Research from Maintel reveals extent of unauthorised comms platforms at work and highlights the dangers to businesses unless they regain control   Organisations must listen to users’ concerns around corporate-approved communications platforms or risk their employees using unsanctioned tools, according to a new report from Maintel.   In a survey of 1,000 employed adults in the UK, a substantial proportion of employees say that they...

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Apprenticeships should be available through UCAS-style application system, sixth-formers say
Oct16

Apprenticeships should be available through UCAS-style application system, sixth-formers say

A new study claims three-quarters (75%) of sixth-formers would consider an apprenticeship more seriously if degree apprenticeships were offered in their chosen career. Almost two-thirds (63%) of the 1,051 young people interviewed also say that they would be more likely to apply for an apprenticeship if a UCAS-style format was available. At present, would be apprentices must apply to individual companies.   The findings – from the...

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UK organisations sticking to ‘traditional’ forms of training
Oct15

UK organisations sticking to ‘traditional’ forms of training

UK organisations are currently prioritising ‘traditional’ forms of training whilst online courses and knowledge sharing are failing behind, according to the new IDC survey of over 1,900 HR, IT and line of business managers.     The IDC and Cornerstone study shows that UK organisations are prioritising trainee programmes (38 percent) and coaching (35 percent). Whereas online courses (32%), onboarding programmes (27%) and knowledge...

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Recruitment boss urges recruiters to prepare for Brexit
Oct15

Recruitment boss urges recruiters to prepare for Brexit

With the UK due to leave the EU on 29th March 2019, the recruitment industry is being warned to be prepared.   The short-term jobs market is already struggling, with a drop in the number of Eastern Europeans who have traditionally filled many of the more low-paid roles in areas such as hospitality and farming.     Over the last year, the number of EU nationals working in the UK has fallen by 86,000 to 2.28 million – the largest annual...

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How technology is improving productivity and efficiency in manufacturing
Oct15

How technology is improving productivity and efficiency in manufacturing

Technology is evolving across every business, allowing companies to become more productive and efficient. Whether it’s the food takeaway industry utilising mobile apps or sports events using video assisted refereeing, technological advances are helping our world progress and become better. Then, of course, there are computer systems, such as CRMs, that can help you plan out your workload as efficiently as possible, while analytics...

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How to help employees with musculoskeletal disorders
Oct15

How to help employees with musculoskeletal disorders

Guest Blog by Louise Richardson   The NHS claims that musculoskeletal conditions impact the bones, joints and muscles. Consequently, it’s important that employers assist their workers suffering from musculoskeletal conditions to reduce causing more harm or pain in the workplace.     A study by the Health and Safety Executive found that more than half a million employees had a work-related musculoskeletal disorder in 2016 and 2017. But...

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This could be your article…
Oct12

This could be your article…

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5 tips to help you get the most out of your money
Oct12

5 tips to help you get the most out of your money

We all want to get the most out of the money we’ve got in our bank accounts but it can be tough to know where to start. With this in mind, here are five tips to help you to manage your money, so you can perhaps enjoy a little extra disposable income, put away some savings and cut out any unnecessary expenses.     Understand where your money is going Most of us know what our main bills are – rent, energy, water and council tax...

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Abandoning the city has benefits for businesses and employees
Oct12

Abandoning the city has benefits for businesses and employees

Over recent months, there have been headlines of one major company after another closing down London operations and moving to pastures new. For many, it is the uncertainty surrounding Brexit that is prompting the move, while for others, the shift towards remote working means the benefits of having a flagship office in the nation’s capital no longer outweigh the costs.     Moving to a location where the price per square foot is less...

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