More than half of young adults would now consider undertaking an apprenticeship
May21

More than half of young adults would now consider undertaking an apprenticeship

Leading UK housebuilder Redrow today launches the second part of its third annual report on perceptions of apprenticeships and careers in construction. Encouragingly, this year’s report found that more than half of young adults (54%) would now consider taking on an apprenticeship, however, the findings also throw into stark relief the lack of adequate advice on construction and apprenticeship careers in schools.  Image Source:...

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Why having regular training sessions is beneficial for your staff
May21

Why having regular training sessions is beneficial for your staff

Retaining good quality staff in the workplace isn’t always an easy feat for employers. With research showing that upwards of 40% of employees who didn’t receive the job training they required to support the progression of their role leave their positions within the first year, it’s more important than ever to support staff development. One of the UK’s leading providers of Driver CPC training, Driver Hire Training have collated exactly...

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Absence is Coming: 27.2 Million U.S. Workers Say the Final Night’s Watch May Kill Job Productivity, Attendance
May20

Absence is Coming: 27.2 Million U.S. Workers Say the Final Night’s Watch May Kill Job Productivity, Attendance

You Know Something, Jon Snow: King of the North Voted the Most-Preferred Manager Brace yourself: Absence is coming. According to a new survey from The Workforce Instituteat Kronos Incorporated conducted by The Harris Poll, Sunday’s long-awaited series finale of Game of Thrones (GoT) will create the biggest storm of workplace disruption since The Super Bowl1.  A staggering one-third (34%) of employed U.S. adults who...

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Five Things to Nail When Managing Millennials
May20

Five Things to Nail When Managing Millennials

Patrick Van Der Mijl, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Speakap Today’s 20 and 30-somethings are a somewhat perplexing breed of employees. It didn’t surprise us that 32% of the HR professionals we surveyed said millennials are the hardest group of employees to engage – considerably more so than their Gen X and baby boomer counterparts. But with 56 million millennial workers at large, employers don’t have any other choice but...

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How office drinking culture could be costing businesses big time
May20

How office drinking culture could be costing businesses big time

In 2016, the prevalence of hazardous drinking among men was 24% and among women was 13%. In the age group 16-24, 30% of all drinkers exceed the weekly unit limit on their heaviest drinking day. Yet still, offices around the UK continue to foster a social culture based heavily around drinking.When staff drink through the week and come to work hungover, this can seriously affect their performance. If a group from the office are drinking...

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Tech scaleup employees leave due to work culture and accept new roles based on salary
May20

Tech scaleup employees leave due to work culture and accept new roles based on salary

New report shows major talent retention challenges and solutions for UK tech scaleups Employees working for tech startups and scaleups leave their jobs because of work culture or bad management and take positions based on salary, a new report (published 29/04) has revealed. The ISL Retention Report – Tech Scaleups 2019 surveyed nearly 200 people[1] who had left their post in the previous four months and found that more...

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Employers not doing enough to keep pregnant women safe at work, TUC and Maternity Action warn
May20

Employers not doing enough to keep pregnant women safe at work, TUC and Maternity Action warn

The TUC and Maternity Action have today (Wednesday) warned that employers are not doing enough to protect pregnant women at work.  The organisations have published new guidance which details steps bosses should be taking to keep female staff safe during and after pregnancy.   The new guide says there are clear laws in place to protect new and...

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Managing Mental Health in the workplace
May17

Managing Mental Health in the workplace

From the recent Mental Health Awareness Week to celebrity backed campaigns for awareness, the spotlight is fixed on the subject of mental health. In this article we look at the legalities and also focus on some practical tips as to what employers can do to manage the very prevalent yet often misunderstood subject of mental health in the workplace. If we look at some statistics first of all; 1 in 7 people experience mental health...

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Freelancers receive first payslip to aid in pay transparency
May17

Freelancers receive first payslip to aid in pay transparency

Over a quarter (27%) of UK workers wouldn’t realise if they were paid incorrectly. This is according to new research by ADP, a leading global technology company providing human capital management (HCM) solutions, which revealed that over a quarter (27%) of UK workers wouldn’t realise if they were paid incorrectly and that one in ten workers (12%) don’t even understand their payslip. The ADP Workforce View research...

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Can’t touch this: 76% of workers want physical contact banned in the workplace
May17

Can’t touch this: 76% of workers want physical contact banned in the workplace

Workers have spoken. When it comes to workplace interactions, we are a nation uncomfortable with up close contact – from hugs to extended eye contact – and we certainly don’t want to be negotiating the minefield of ‘one cheek kiss or two’. In fact, research by leading jobs board Totaljobs found that three quarters of us (76%) want physical contact reduced, whilst 42% go further and call for an outright ban on some...

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Employers urged to think to the future, as the struggle to fill vacancies continues
May17

Employers urged to think to the future, as the struggle to fill vacancies continues

The latest job market report from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site, has found that the struggle to recruit is still on. In fact, advertised vacancies increased by 4.2% year-on-year in Q1 2019, while job applications dropped by 4.8%.  The report, which compared data from Q1 2019 with the same period in 2018, also found that employers are attempting to pull out all the stops to...

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National work from home day
May17

National work from home day

Guest blog by Emma Bullen, HR Expert at MHR More and more organisations are moving towards a mobile workforce as they look to improve their agility, drive productivity and support the wellbeing of their people. But embracing new flexible working practices brings with it management challenges. To mark National Work from Home Day, Emma Bullen from leading HR software and services provider MHR explores how organisations can manage...

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85% of Brits feel honesty is the best interview policy
May17

85% of Brits feel honesty is the best interview policy

A new survey of 1,000 job seekers from specialist recruiter, Randstad, reveals that only 15% of individuals have lied during an interview. With historic research looking into job interview techniques suggesting that the majority of interviewees tend to bend the truth during an interview, new findings are showing quite the opposite. The surprising statistics coincide with today’s National Honesty Day – it’s clear that the...

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5 things HR will never tell you
May16

5 things HR will never tell you

Guest blog by Katherine Rippey  Did you know that not all HR departments in each office are filled with professional and dedicated people? This may surprise you, but many human resources and employment professionals are plagued by stereotypes, unfounded conclusions, and deceptive practices. Although human resources departments are required to comply with federal, regional/provincial or municipal laws, human resources managers...

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Table football and dogs in the office… The workplace benefits UK employees are LEAST interested in
May16

Table football and dogs in the office… The workplace benefits UK employees are LEAST interested in

Traditional workplace benefits like holiday allowance and pensions have trumped quirkier ‘benefits’ like being allowed to take your dog into the office, in a survey by Aviva*.  Out of a wide range of workplace benefits, 43% of UK employees said they were least interested in being allowed to take their dog into the workplace. More than a third of workers (34%) also said they weren’t interested in office entertainment like table...

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