Building trust with employees holds the key to success
Apr07

Building trust with employees holds the key to success

By Nicole Bello, group VP, SMB and Channel, EMEA, UKG Promoting an organisational culture of trust is key to creating a productive workplace. From encouraging collaboration between employees at every level, to fostering a creative workspace that considers integrity, reliability, and consistency as its main pillars – trust must be the foundation to support an organisation’s bottom line. The positive impact of trust amongst the...

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New report reveals how a year of Covid-19 has seen employees embrace stress management
Apr07

New report reveals how a year of Covid-19 has seen employees embrace stress management

Employees have adapted to the changing pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic by embracing a range of mental health support, according to a global report by the world’s largest wellbeing platform, Gympass.  The report, ‘What a year of Covid-19 has taught us about stress and adaptability’, features data from nine countries around the world, including the UK, USA, Spain and Germany, on use of thousands of fitness and wellbeing...

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Power shift in job market puts candidates on top according to quarterly data
Apr07

Power shift in job market puts candidates on top according to quarterly data

The latest quarterly data from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, reveals that the number of applications per vacancy dropped by 9% quarter-on-quarter and by 16.2% year-on-year, giving candidates more power during the hiring process.   The findings explore job market data from Q1 2021 (Jan – Mar) and compares this with the previous quarter (Q4 2020, Oct –...

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Employers bringing healthy nutrition to their workforce during COVID-19 uncertainty
Apr07

Employers bringing healthy nutrition to their workforce during COVID-19 uncertainty

One in three people worldwide suffers from malnutrition today, making it a massive global concern impacting individuals, businesses, and economies alike – in both developing and developed countries. The health impacts of COVID-19 on workforces are bringing heightened concerns to businesses worldwide. In response, employers around the globe are increasingly investing in the nutritional health of their employees, realizing the strong...

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Time to Act like a Start-Up
Apr06

Time to Act like a Start-Up

Jonathan Sharp, Director, Britannic Technologies After a year of lockdown and life being turned upside down businesses will need to adopt a mindset like a start-up, being more open to change and doing things differently. One advantage to the pandemic even though it was enforced were the accelerated changes that occurred such as digital transformation, customer experience and people working from home. These things were happening...

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Over 130,000 UK job vacancies on offer needing no degree or formal education
Apr06

Over 130,000 UK job vacancies on offer needing no degree or formal education

Job prospects for jobseekers without a degree are looking up, with over 130,000 advertised vacancies on offer that don’t require a formal education, according to new research from global job search engine Adzuna. The research, based on over 890,000 open roles featured on Adzuna in March 2021, analysed UK job openings and advertised salaries for positions requiring no degree or formal education. Lower-skilled workers have been some of...

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The true cost of lockdown – how much Brits could have saved while WFH
Apr06

The true cost of lockdown – how much Brits could have saved while WFH

Consumers could have saved up to £19,372 according to new calculations  As the country starts to emerge from the latest lockdown, digital marketing agency, AccuraCast, has released findings into how much consumers could have saved during almost 12 months in lockdown, and for the majority, working from home. On the back of a recent YouGov survey which shows that some 32 per cent of Britons have managed to grow their savings...

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What employees want post-pandemic: 5 ways for employers to show they care
Apr06

What employees want post-pandemic: 5 ways for employers to show they care

Bernerdine Noronha, innovator of digital personal storage platform, myFRP Last March, we saw millions of employees in organisations across the country break away from normality, finding themselves almost immediately dispatched from their offices to begin the biggest working from home experiment in history. Following this drastic change and time of uncertainty for many businesses, employees have proven to be invaluable in supporting...

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What will the office of the future look like?
Apr06

What will the office of the future look like?

Following the global COVID-19 pandemic, many businesspeople – both employees and employers –are feeling uncertain about the future of their jobs and how the world of work will look in the coming years. Although the news of an impending vaccine signifies the return to ‘normal’, it is likely that the business learnings of 2020 will continue to shape the future of the workplace. The north’s largest out of town business park,...

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The four-day week is not for everyone, but flexibility is here to stay
Apr06

The four-day week is not for everyone, but flexibility is here to stay

By Dawn Brown, HR expert, MHR The debate about the merits of a four-day week has started again after the Spanish government gave the go-ahead to a pilot project. The Spanish pilot, for a 32-hour, four-day week, follows experiments that began before the pandemic in Germany and New Zealand, where enthusiasts claim a shorter week strikes the right balance between companies’ desire for high productivity and the need for improved employee...

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Generosity has increased since first lockdown began
Apr01

Generosity has increased since first lockdown began

I think we can all agree the last 12 months have been challenging in so many ways, for people and businesses alike. But one of the most heart-warming parts since the first lockdown was announced has been seeing how many people have pulled together to help those in need. New research by thortful.com has shown that people are now looking to give back. thortful analysed Google Trends data since the start of the first lockdown and found...

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Enough money to employ two million out-of-work Brits currently held up in unpaid invoices
Apr01

Enough money to employ two million out-of-work Brits currently held up in unpaid invoices

Research from one of the UK’s leading cash flow management platforms has revealed that UK SMEs are currently chasing £61bn* worth of unpaid invoices, up 20% since this time last year**. enough money to employ more than two million people*** on an average UK salary****. The findings come after the platform interrogated internal and external data to see how much money is owed to small businesses in the UK, and how much this number has...

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Combating Manager Burnout: 5 Simple Steps to Decentralised Command and Decision-making
Apr01

Combating Manager Burnout: 5 Simple Steps to Decentralised Command and Decision-making

As a direct result of COVID-19, management teams are coming under increased pressure to closely and directly monitor and manage their remote teams. Command and control isn’t a great management approach and it’s even less effective with distributed teams. Manager burnout rose by 78% between Q1 and Q4 of 2020, according to the recent 2021 State of the Manager report from Glint and LinkedIn, so it’s more important than ever for managers...

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One year on: New research reveals the lessons we’ve learned from lockdown
Apr01

One year on: New research reveals the lessons we’ve learned from lockdown

Last week we officially reached the milestone of a year since the first national lockdown. With lots of change and uncertainty – both at home and work – many of us turned to Google for advice and support. During 2020, Google searches for the mental health condition ‘boreout’ increased by 680%Recent research from Bupa UK revealed that 63% of the UK workforce have injured their back, hips, wrist, and neck over the past year...

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A year of remote working for a culturally led team
Apr01

A year of remote working for a culturally led team

Nick Gold, MD of Speakers Corner Conversations in the business world are focussed on the future of the workplace and creating a balance between office and remote working is being discussed and debated. However, an area that seems to have been side-lined is the instillation of the company culture into the remote workforce.  There is no doubt that values and purpose were front and centre for most companies, but retrospectively...

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