One-in-five Brits would expect to be sacked if they admitted to an alcohol or drug addiction
May16

One-in-five Brits would expect to be sacked if they admitted to an alcohol or drug addiction

Have you ever considered what the outcome might be if you were to seek help, advice or comfort from your employer in the midst of an alcohol or drug addiction? Apparently, many Brits have thought about this and one-in-five admit that they would expect to be sacked if they were to admit to an addiction problem. This information has been unveiled by a survey conducted by help and support service, Port of Call, which has formed their new...

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Phone fear affects over half of UK office workers
May16

Phone fear affects over half of UK office workers

The results of a survey of UK office workers suggests that we are becoming increasingly anxious about answering the phone at work. Face for Business, one of the UK’s leading telephone answering services, has uncovered staggering statistics on the degree of call anxiety exhibited by UK office workers. Fear of making or taking calls, also known as ‘Telephobia’, is a real thing that’s not just limited to fear of calling a loved one or...

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Four ways voice technology can transform workplace learning
May16

Four ways voice technology can transform workplace learning

As organisations continue to adapt – and embrace – digital development tools to upskill employees, the demand for more in-house education is growing at an accelerated rate. Whether video webinars, or web-based resources – such as e-books, white papers and downloadable guides – modern-day businesses are looking for more ways to enhance their teams, alongside formal, online qualifications. And, as internal demand for learning on the job...

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5 Ways to Make Your Staff Feel Safe
May16

5 Ways to Make Your Staff Feel Safe

Your employees spend upwards of eight hours a day at work. It’s their home away from home in a way. So, it’s vitally important that when they are there, they are made to feel safe and secure, just as they would within their own four walls. Security systems provider, Expert Security UK, conducted a survey asking over 2000 people the question ‘has your employer taken actions to ensure you feel safe in the workplace?’ The results of the...

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Lawyers warn that tackling workplace stress is not a ‘one size fits all’ fix
May16

Lawyers warn that tackling workplace stress is not a ‘one size fits all’ fix

The way employers deal with workplace stress is in serious need of change, a leading law firm has warned. Research indicates that stress, depression and anxiety account for 44 per cent of work-related illnesses across the UK, while 57 per cent of all working days are lost due to ill health. * Employers must address the stigma around talking about stress-related issues and change their workplace cultures to tackle them, says Matthew...

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Flexibility rather than salary biggest draw for jobseekers, research suggests
May16

Flexibility rather than salary biggest draw for jobseekers, research suggests

Flexible working hours are the biggest draw for jobseekers in 2019, according to new research from Sheffield based recruitment agency Glu Recruit. The survey was carried out amongst the UK public and asked the question, “What would most likely attract you to a new job”. Potential candidates were able to pick one option, with Working Hours/ Flexibility gaining a leading 37.8% overall share of the vote. In second was base salary, which...

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5 tips for achieving work/life balance in the Legal sector
May15

5 tips for achieving work/life balance in the Legal sector

Guest blog by Kiran Purewal, Legal Specialist and Principal Consultant at Sellick Partnership Work/life balance has a huge impact on mental wellbeing, especially in high-pressure legal roles, when it can seem like stress and long hours are part and parcel of the job. According to the Office for National Statistics, 12.7 percent of all sickness absence days in the UK can be attributed to mental health conditions, highlighting the...

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Big businesses are the worst for your wellbeing, survey reveals
May15

Big businesses are the worst for your wellbeing, survey reveals

Big businesses are more likely to have a negative impact on your workplace wellbeing, a survey into noise at work has revealed. The ‘Noise and Wellbeing at Work 2019’ survey, conducted by intelligent business solutions company The Remark Group, showed that 61% of employees within large companies say that noise is an issue at work, compared to just 37% of small business staff. The same percentage (61%) say they are interrupted by noise...

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Climbing the career ladder getting you down?
May15

Climbing the career ladder getting you down?

Landing a promotion, getting your first full-time job or returning to work after having a baby are all meant to be exciting milestones in a person’s life. However, expectations of these events may leave employees feeling underwhelmed when they occur. To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19th May), Bupa Health Clinics1 has released a new report which reveals Britons admit to feeling upset or down after comparing their experience of...

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The hidden costs of modern parenting revealed
May15

The hidden costs of modern parenting revealed

Hard pressed British parents will pay a staggering £28,000 on top of school costs and fees – for extra tuition, clubs and activities for their children, according to new research A new study of UK parents has discovered the true price parents will pay for extra curricular activities before their children turn 18, with as many as 77 percent admitting they feel under huge pressure to find extra cash each week for activities,...

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Digital skills shortages blight UK jobs market for 20 years
May14

Digital skills shortages blight UK jobs market for 20 years

A lack of technical expertise has fuelled skills shortages across the UK for the last two decades. That is according to comparative analysis of the professional jobs market by The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year. According to a 1999 report from University College London, almost half (47%) of all ‘skill-shortage vacancies’ that year could be attributed to a...

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Confession time: 53% of working Brits lunch out at least once or twice a week during their working week
May14

Confession time: 53% of working Brits lunch out at least once or twice a week during their working week

New research by Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee experience platform, to promote PerksGO, its seamless new feature on the Perkbox platform with a mission to support the high street, reveals that over half of working Brits lunch out at least once or twice a week during their working week, and nearly a quarter do so three to four times a week. The research, which surveyed 17,736 Perkbox users across the country, to understand...

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A Complete Guide to a 60 Day Onboarding Plan For New Recruits
May14

A Complete Guide to a 60 Day Onboarding Plan For New Recruits

Guest blog by Stella Lincoln – Recruitment Officer with CrowdWriter New employee onboarding is the process of associating a new employee with the company’s operations, procedures and business environment. Once the onboarding process is complete, the new employee will be a persistent productive member of the team of employees within the organization. Before the onboarding process can begin the appropriate candidates need to be...

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Havensrock Thrive App launched by Punter Southall Health and Protection to address workplace mental health issues
May14

Havensrock Thrive App launched by Punter Southall Health and Protection to address workplace mental health issues

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (13-17 May 2019), Punter Southall Health and Protection is launching ‘Havensrock Thrive’, a new wellbeing app designed to help employees manage their mental health. Havensrock Thrive is a cost-effective app available to employers who want to offer their employees a practical and discrete app to monitor their mental health daily. It combines technology with the ‘human touch’ and is the only NHS...

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Tracking absence is key to addressing mental health issues in the workplace
May13

Tracking absence is key to addressing mental health issues in the workplace

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week (13th – 19th May), Adrian Lewis, Director at Activ Absence urges UK employers to track absence closely, following research from the CIPD[i]that revealed mental ill health is now the number one cause of long-term sickness absence for over one in five UK organisations. A further study from mental health charity Mind[ii]last autumn revealed that poor mental health at work is widespread, with...

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