Sexual harassment in the workplace in light of the allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein
Oct11

Sexual harassment in the workplace in light of the allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein

Film producer Harvey Weinstein, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, has been sacked by his own company amid a slew of sexual harassment allegations that reportedly date back decades. The story has sent shock waves through the film industry, with many stars speaking of their shock at the allegations. The New York Times reported a number of allegations against Weinstein, saying that he had reached at least eight settlements with...

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Entries now open for leading Wales HR Awards
Oct11

Entries now open for leading Wales HR Awards

Following the huge success of the first ever Wales HR Awards in March 2017, entries are now open for the 2018 Awards to celebrate HR excellence throughout the country. Created by Acorn, Wales’ leading specialist recruitment agency, and leading commercial law firm Darwin Gray, the Wales HR Awards is the annual flagship event of the Wales HR Network, which is the country’s leading HR networking platform for professionals to meet and...

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The best perks in London’s co-working spaces
Oct10

The best perks in London’s co-working spaces

  Guest blog – Paul Slinn, Flexioffices Office perks may seem like a gimmick to some. Table tennis, lounge rooms, and extravagant eating areas are not just the preserve of quirky start-ups because employees like to spend half their working day, well, not working. These areas foster conversations and connections. A creative environment makes that part of the behaviour and, in the long term, the culture. Companies and their...

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Could better technology help to improve workplace mental health in UK companies?
Oct10

Could better technology help to improve workplace mental health in UK companies?

Adrian Lewis, Director, Activ Absence discusses this issue on World Mental Health Day On World Mental Health Day, absence management expert Adrian Lewis, Director of Codel Software discusses how UK businesses could benefit from utilising tools and technology to tackle employee mental health issues head on.   Adrian highlights that in September research from the NHS claimed that one in three ‘sick notes’ are issued for mental...

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How to combat Seasonal Affective disorder in the workplace
Oct10

How to combat Seasonal Affective disorder in the workplace

Comment by David Price – Health Assured CEO and Employee Wellbeing Expert As the colder autumn months creep in so does the introduction of darker mornings and earlier nights, which can have a detrimental effect on an employee’s mood and motivation. If an employee feels that their mood is particularly low and their energy levels are depleted they may be suffering from Seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is sometimes unfortunately...

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Up to 93% of businesses risk sponsor licence revocation – and many at risk of instant home office closure
Oct10

Up to 93% of businesses risk sponsor licence revocation – and many at risk of instant home office closure

  Just months before the UK is scheduled to leave the EU in March 2019, less than a third of companies are aware of the serious sanctions in place for non-compliance to strict ‘right to work’ rules for overseas workers, from fines to prison sentences for Directors, or even instant closure – not least the potential impact to business’ reputation. Only a third of businesses knew what documents should be kept on file for...

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Steps to ensuring successful employment
Oct10

Steps to ensuring successful employment

Guest blog from IScreenYouScreen With the job market fiercer than ever, you only need to put out an advert and within hours you will have hundreds of applicants with all the relevant qualifications, but how do you pick the right one? There are many factors you need to consider before you decide to expand your team. They need to possess the right qualifications as well as being able to represent your company professionally. Once you...

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Why strategic talent acquisition can help address the productivity gap
Oct10

Why strategic talent acquisition can help address the productivity gap

  By Richard Shea, Managing Director, EMEA Search at Futurestep The UK’s productivity challenge is widely accepted and debated. And with good reason; recent ONS data found a gap of 16 percent with other G7 countries. In basic terms, productivity means output per hour worked. The ONS found that, while all G7 member countries experienced slumps since the late 2000s, the impact was far greater in the UK – double, in fact.  ...

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Employees could quit over stress of congestion
Oct10

Employees could quit over stress of congestion

  Traffic volumes are rising at unprecedented rates, in fact, between April 2016 and March 2017, traffic volumes reached a new record high of 324.3 billion miles* in the UK. The stress of getting stuck in traffic is having such a profound impact on Brits’ wellbeing that nearly half (46 per cent) would consider changing their job as a result. Not only that, but with driverless vehicles promising to alter the traffic equation by...

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80% of blindness is avoidable | Employers have a role to play
Oct10

80% of blindness is avoidable | Employers have a role to play

This World Sight Day, 12 October, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is asking employers to consider what they can do to help reduce blindness statistics. ‘Make Vision Count’ is the theme of this year’s campaign by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)*, which focuses on paying attention to eyecare issues that impact lives everywhere, in developed countries as well as developing economies. With the IAPB asking...

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Londoners are the poorest workers in Britain
Oct09

Londoners are the poorest workers in Britain

  … despite earning the highest average salary in the UK UK professionals working in the city of London are officially the poorest workers in Britain, according to research conducted by the UK’s leading independent job site, CV-Library . This is despite the fact that Londoners continue to earn the highest average salary in the UK.     Based on new roles advertised in Q3 2017, the job site revealed that the average...

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The importance of reference checking to minimise risk of candidate fraud
Oct09

The importance of reference checking to minimise risk of candidate fraud

Guest Blog from I Screen You Screen (www.iscreenyouscreen.com):   With the skills gap widening for UK businesses, it seems HR departments and recruiters are willing to take more and more risks in an attempt to fill vacancies. One avoidable risk however is reference checking of candidates to ensure details of the individual’s history can be checked. However, one survey suggests only a third of employers carry out these...

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How to transform training cynics into model employees
Oct09

How to transform training cynics into model employees

Guest blog from Business Linked Teams   Workplace negativity can spread like wildfire. It only takes one cynic to turn a once proactive team into a dispirited group of individuals. Once that ‘get up and go’ has got up and gone, it can be difficult to restore and this can have a negative impact on the wider business and the bottom line. When it comes to training, the majority of employees appreciate the investment that the...

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A quarter of UK workers say they would have to be hospitalised before they took a sick day
Oct09

A quarter of UK workers say they would have to be hospitalised before they took a sick day

· A quarter (23%), or 7 million UK workers, wouldn’t take a sick day unless they were hospitalised or had no other choice · Overall, nine in ten (89%) workers say they have gone into work when feeling ill – suggesting employers need to do more to discourage Presenteeism · Nearly half (47%) of employees would come into work with a stomach bug · High workloads (34%) and financial concerns (22%) fuel this trend · Almost a fifth (17%) of...

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Recruitment industry wastes more than a quarter of the working week on inefficient practices
Oct06

Recruitment industry wastes more than a quarter of the working week on inefficient practices

New report shows while many practices have adopted technology, productivity still an issue A new, nationwide study of recruitment consultants finds that despite a substantial desire to integrate new technology into established processes, the average consultant still wastes more than 10 hours every week.   The study, commissioned by 8×8, provider of the world’s first Communications Cloud, surveyed 500 recruitment consultants...

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