7 free ways to promote employee wellbeing
Oct27

7 free ways to promote employee wellbeing

The impact of coronavirus on employee wellbeing has been vast, from having to adapt to new processes overnight to being isolated from colleagues and normality. However, the ‘new normal’ is encouraging positive change around employee satisfaction and talent retention. Forget beer fridges and office dogs, sometimes stripping things back to the core is the best way to inspire a workforce. Offer work flexibility without question If...

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How can companies manage a fragmented workforce during this winter of upheaval?
Oct23

How can companies manage a fragmented workforce during this winter of upheaval?

Wales is going into a ‘firebreak’ lockdown from Friday[i]. Other areas of the UK are in different tiers of the new Covid tier system, with several northern regions now living under the most severe restrictions of tier 3. Adrian Lewis, director at Active Absence, says as the situation is continually evolving, employers will find the next few months hugely challenging. Adrian says, “While the government’s advice is for people to work...

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New trades business owners need at least £33k to start up company in 2020
Oct23

New trades business owners need at least £33k to start up company in 2020

As unemployment rates continue to rise, many tradespeople may consider turning to entrepreneurship for the benefits of being their own boss at an uncertain time. Although this means more flexibility and independence, it also comes with risks, as new business owners need to spend £33,975.34, on average, when embarking on a new venture.  According to new research by Dickies Workwear, landscaping is one of the most expensive trades...

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More than one in four workers miss nothing about the office
Oct23

More than one in four workers miss nothing about the office

As working from home prevails in 2020, a survey has revealed that more than one in four (28 percent) British workers say that they miss NOTHING AT ALL about the office. Of the 1,000 participants polled by webuyanycar.com, the most common thing workers reported missing about the office was the social aspect of being in the same space with colleagues, as 54 percent say they miss socialising at work. Almost one in three (29 percent) said...

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58% of UK healthcare workers expect their industry to fundamentally change post-COVID
Oct23

58% of UK healthcare workers expect their industry to fundamentally change post-COVID

As Covid hospital cases jump by nearly a quarter in England and those working in health brace themselves for the next few months, new research shows that 58% of UK healthcare workers expect their industry to fundamentally change as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. That’s according to a new ‘Return to Work’ study from Qualtrics. The research, conducted with 2,000 full-time workers in the UK, also shows that over half (51%)...

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Only 57% of employers believe their workforce is aware of all their benefits and understands them
Oct23

Only 57% of employers believe their workforce is aware of all their benefits and understands them

In research* revealed today by GRiD, the industry body for group risk, only 57% of employers believe their workforce is aware of all their benefits and understands them. 28 percent of employers believe their workforce is aware of all their benefits but doesn’t understand them all.10 percent of employers believe their workforce is only aware of some of their benefits. Katharine Moxham, spokesperson for GRiD says: ‘A huge amount of...

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Burnout symptoms increase for 24% of UK employees in 2020
Oct23

Burnout symptoms increase for 24% of UK employees in 2020

Ahead of National Stress Awareness Day in the UK on Wednesday 4th November, workplace health experts outline why we need to be more prepared than ever to deal with workplace burnout following a steep rise in online searches for symptoms Research into Google search data revealing online searching habits show that we’re in danger of a January 2021 ‘burnout spike’. Searches online for symptoms with terms such as ‘signs of burnout’ have...

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The Benefits of Virtual Conferences
Oct23

The Benefits of Virtual Conferences

The entire world is walking on the path of becoming digitised, right from the way we interact with our friends and colleagues to how we play our favourite casino games. People no more flock the land-based casinos to have a go at their fav card game or table games. Instead, they can just log in to https://www.fortunemobilecasino.co.uk/ right from the living room of their home and play the games of their choice without even having to...

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The Hidden Role Internal Communications Plays in Employee Experience
Oct22

The Hidden Role Internal Communications Plays in Employee Experience

By James Scott, CEO at Thrive As you’ve scrambled to respond to the pandemic at your organisation, have you given much thought as to what the employee experience has been? And whether or not it’s improved, remained the same, or actually worsened? COVID-19 has raised many concerns about our workplaces, from safety to technology to whether or not a business continuity plan was in place. It’s caused every department to rethink what they...

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Desktops, Dashboards and Human Centred Design
Oct22

Desktops, Dashboards and Human Centred Design

Caroline Handyside, Product Designer at Cirrus Why getting the user experience right will protect your investment in tech and keep agents happy and productive. Caroline Handyside, Product Designer at Cirrus explains. A product that is easy and intuitive to use, that guides contact centre agents through the myriad of different calls they make and take in a day, will help to keep employees motivated and engaged.  This will enable...

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Turn working from home into working from holiday
Oct22

Turn working from home into working from holiday

Official government figures show exclusive remote working hit a high of 38% in mid-June and rose from 21% to 24%* in the week that the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson encouraged us all to once again work from home (22nd September), after telling us it was safe to go back to our offices. To say the advice on where to work from has been a minefield is an understatement but it seems that it’s back to WFH we go, potentially till March 2021!...

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Youngsters bear the brunt in London but all age groups suffer as ‘second wave’ of Covid job losses sweeps across the country
Oct22

Youngsters bear the brunt in London but all age groups suffer as ‘second wave’ of Covid job losses sweeps across the country

London, Wales and the North East of the UK were hit hardest by the ‘second wave’ of Covid job losses, according to analysis of ONS data from work tech company Orka. According to the latest data released this month, the number of people in paid jobs in the capital during the period of June to August was approximately 4,813,000 – a 38,000 decrease on the figure ONS disclosed for May to July. The more recent spate of job losses recorded...

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Mitigating stress in the workplace
Oct22

Mitigating stress in the workplace

Since the start of the pandemic, anxiety levels have understandably increased for most people, and although most organisations are encouraging employees to work from home, workplace stress remains a key issue for many. In response to this, Public Health England and other mental health charities have extended their support services to help people manage their stress better, which businesses may wish to inform their workforce about....

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Wellbeing in a warehouse workplace
Oct22

Wellbeing in a warehouse workplace

Martin O’Rourke, Commercial Director at Birchwood Park, the largest single-owned out of town business park in the North West, discusses warehouse-based working, employee wellbeing and the recent shift in expectations from workers. AN OVERWHELMED WORKFORCE In the age of e-commerce and industrial growth, there has been a rising demand for warehouse space and, subsequently, warehouse workers which are, typically, high in demand and short...

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Supporting employees with menopause when working remotely
Oct22

Supporting employees with menopause when working remotely

In the UK, there are nine million women aged between 40 and 60 who may be experiencing the numerous symptoms of menopause. The reality is that many women struggle to manage the physiological change their bodies are going through. A quarter of menopausal women will experience debilitating symptoms; from heavy bleeding to increased anxiety, and for some it forces them out of the workplace completely.  Last year Bupa Health Clinics...

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