Festive cheer wins over flexible working fear
Dec12

Festive cheer wins over flexible working fear

‘Tis the season to switch off, according to leading communications provider, TeleWare. A new survey of 2,000 UK workers has found that nearly three quarters (71%) are able to fully unwind during the festive season.   Just one in ten (9%) workers are tempted into checking their emails during the holidays. This signifies a significant slowdown to the rest of the year,...

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Almost Half of Women in Tech Feel Gender Pay Gap Is Still an Issue
Dec11

Almost Half of Women in Tech Feel Gender Pay Gap Is Still an Issue

Ivanti, the company that unifies IT to better manage and secure the digital workplace, today announced survey results that found the majority of women who work in the technology industry are still experiencing inequality when it comes to salary and career progression. The Ivanti Women in Tech Survey 2019 surveyed over 800 women about their experiences and priorities working in the technology industry. Despite the implementation of...

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HR experts calls for bosses to give staff half an hour a day to discuss politics in the office
Dec11

HR experts calls for bosses to give staff half an hour a day to discuss politics in the office

An employment law expert is calling for company bosses to give their staff half an hour a day to debate the current state of British politics. Gill McAteer, head of employment law at leading HR firm, Citation, says the looming general election has not only divided the nation, but has also led to a heightened emotional state amongst the UK population, significantly impacting on workplace productivity and team morale.  She said:...

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Majority of UK employees feel engaged at work, despite a third experiencing burn out and many wanting higher pay
Dec11

Majority of UK employees feel engaged at work, despite a third experiencing burn out and many wanting higher pay

Wrike, the most versatile collaborative work management platform, today released data from its new report, Employee Engagement Survey: The Productivity Gap, which studies the current state of engagement amongst employers in the US, UK, France, Germany, and Australia. The report reveals that the vast majority of UK workers (90%) identify themselves as engaged at their current job, yet one in four (23%) believe they are only...

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83% Do not know where the first aid kid is
Dec11

83% Do not know where the first aid kid is

Do you know where it is? You’re not alone: Most workers don’t even know what’s inside the kit when they get there Five out of six British workers have no idea where their workplace first aid kit is located, and even more don’t have a clue what to do once they’ve found it. That’s the incredible findings of a UK health and safety consultancy which has uncovered a massive gap in first aid...

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Reasons why you need an aquarium in the office
Dec11

Reasons why you need an aquarium in the office

Many people underestimate the influence their environment has on the results they achieve at work. But in reality, even a few simple additions to the interior design of the office space can boost productivity levels and your creativity. It’s incredibly important to look for solutions that will help you create a great atmosphere to work, but also to relax during breaks. There’s no need for a huge redecoration, you’ll be able to reach...

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New research reveals Paris as the best city to be a freelancer
Dec10

New research reveals Paris as the best city to be a freelancer

AppJobs took the best cities to live in around the world and analysed a series of metrics such as the number of freelance jobs, number of cafes with free wifi, cost of living, average self-employed salary and the percent of the city population that currently freelance, and created a score out of 100 to reveal the best cities around the world to be a freelancer in. You can view the full findings here. More and more businesses are...

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Five ways you can reward your employees this Christmas
Dec10

Five ways you can reward your employees this Christmas

Advice by Paul Holcroft, Associate Director at Croner Christmas provides an excellent excuse to reward employees for their hard work throughout the year, something that can be key for maintaining a healthy employment relationship. Here are some things employers should consider.  Allow flexible working  With Christmas presents to buy and children out of school for the Christmas holidays, employers may see some employees...

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10% of meetings workers book are FAKE
Dec10

10% of meetings workers book are FAKE

New data from meetings technology providers Synergy SKY reveals 10% of workers are regularly booking fake meetings into their diary to keep colleagues thinking they are busier than they really are.  The study conducted by Synergy SKY, who’s meeting technology Synergy of Things tracks almost every possible conference call metric including “no-show detection” allowing managers to see stats on meeting attendance, reveals the...

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Should employers introduce cryptocurrency into HR benefits?
Dec10

Should employers introduce cryptocurrency into HR benefits?

It’s safe to say that cryptocurrency is here to stay. While some media outlets will claim that Bitcoin is still very much a craze, it is very close to going mainstream. In Australia, for example, you can now pay with Bitcoin in a variety of shops and stores. Thanks to wide acceptance and adoption, more and more Australians are embracing crypto. But where does that leave the rest of the world? And what about employers handing out...

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Top 10 habits your co-workers hate
Dec10

Top 10 habits your co-workers hate

Your work environment and the people you work with can make all the difference to how productive you are on a day to day basis. And as the year draws to a close it’s a great time to reflect on what habits and characteristics of behaviour we want to carry into the new year. Chewsygum.com decided to conduct a survey asking 1,782 people about their colleague’s worst habits in the workplace! Loud / open mouth chewing 70% Being a source of...

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‘Robotic’ staff service is tainting customer satisfaction for UK businesses
Dec09

‘Robotic’ staff service is tainting customer satisfaction for UK businesses

In an age of artificial intelligence and automation, new research finds that the ability of workers to improvise and innovate is already underused. A study of 1,000 workplaces published in Thinking on your feet, a report by the commercial subsidiary of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, RADA Business, found that 91% of people say that they regularly experience situations where employees have failed to apply a flexible way of...

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Nearly half of Brits have never volunteered over the Christmas period
Dec09

Nearly half of Brits have never volunteered over the Christmas period

Recent research commissioned by Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee experience platform, has found that almost half of Brits have never volunteered over the Christmas period. Perkbox polled 1,000 UK adults on their charity habits in the month of December to celebrate ‘Giving Tuesday’, a yearly initiative on the first Tuesday of December to support and celebrate charities following the well-known shopping days of Black Friday...

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12 Things to Say to Impress in a Job Interview
Dec09

12 Things to Say to Impress in a Job Interview

Every person who searched for work at least once knows that having a job interview can be pretty stressful. HRs often ask uncomfortable questions to test your social skills and stress-resistance. The best advice is to project what questions will be asked and write short answers for them so that real questions would not make you feel stuck. They will also help you model your answers to the questions that you could not project. However,...

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Half of UK employers have been victims of degree fraud
Dec09

Half of UK employers have been victims of degree fraud

Half of UK employers have fallen foul of degree fraud yet many do not take steps to safeguard their business. Prospects, which runs the Hedd degree verification and fraud service, surveyed employers about how they are tackling degree fraud. The survey1 found that 49% of large businesses and 48% of SMEs have encountered a candidate who had lied about their degree qualifications such as falsely claiming a degree or inflating their...

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