4 Benefits of Learning a New Language for Career Growth
Oct09

4 Benefits of Learning a New Language for Career Growth

In today’s ever-changing world, it’s hard to gauge what new skills and traits one should employ in order to ensure their continued place in the workforce. With increased global integration, learning a new language is the key to thriving in almost any career — but what exactly are the benefits of learning a new language? Here we’ve compiled 4 ways that learning a new language can help propel the growth of your career. Which...

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Redefining the employer-employee relationship: top five tips to engage your employees
Oct09

Redefining the employer-employee relationship: top five tips to engage your employees

Guest blog author: Tim Kellett, Director at Paydata The employer and employee relationship has evolved and is unrecognisable even from five years ago. Candidates increasingly scrutinise employers based on the culture that they offer, whilst employers increasingly face recruitment and retention difficulties. Paydata’s recent UK Reward Management Survey highlighted the war on talent, with two thirds of employers anticipating recruitment...

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Why flexible working should be put in place across the board
Oct09

Why flexible working should be put in place across the board

Guest blog by Jason Downes, MD of PowWowNow Encouragingly, the number of UK employees finally getting the flexibility they deserve is on the rise, with offerings of flexible working alternatives trebling in the last four years. While a very positive change, work remains to be done when it comes to spreading the benefits of flexibility across every member of a team. Employers have the power to introduce flexibility in a whole...

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Don’t let covert recordings create workplace tension
Oct09

Don’t let covert recordings create workplace tension

The issue of covert recording within the workplace has become a serious problem in recent years, as the availability of mobile phones has allowed workers to capture private conversations without consent. While using underhand methods to record conversations would usually be considered a serious breach of privacy, a recent judgement handed down by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has clarified that it may be acceptable in the most...

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One in three workers don’t feel valued by their employer
Oct08

One in three workers don’t feel valued by their employer

One in three British employees (34%) don’t feel valued by their employer, according to new research1 from Moorepay, the leading payroll & HR software and services provider. The findings, published in a new report titled “The Engaged Employer” released today which focuses predominantly on smaller and medium sized businesses, reveal that three in four SMEs (77%) are struggling to recruit suitably qualified staff, and two-thirds...

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Job sharing can boost number of women in senior Higher Education roles
Oct08

Job sharing can boost number of women in senior Higher Education roles

Job sharing offers a route to increase the number of women in senior leadership roles in higher education. Research from Lancaster University Management School, published in a special issue of Social Sciences, shows the potential for job sharing to provide new routes into senior management positions and to increase female presence in the upper echelons of the sector. Despite recent increases, only 27 per cent of Chairs of...

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Over three quarters of UK workforce lack basic cyber training
Oct08

Over three quarters of UK workforce lack basic cyber training

77 per cent of UK workers admit that they have never received any form of training cyber skills training from their employer, according to a new study from Centrify, a leading provider of cloud-ready Zero Trust Privilege to secure modern enterprises. The news comes at the start of European Union’s CyberSecMonth, designed to raise awareness of cybersecurity threats, promote cybersecurity among citizens and organisations; and provide...

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Too hot, too cold? Flexible workspaces can’t get it right
Oct08

Too hot, too cold? Flexible workspaces can’t get it right

October’s +/- 8 degree temperature swings are causing havoc for flexible workspace managers. Sharing desks and facilities is one thing, but co-workers and workspace managers are at odds in deciding the right office temperature. October is proving a bad month so far with temperature swings of plus and minus 8 degrees with 45% of flexible workers have complained that it’s either too hot or cold. Monday was hot, Thursday was cold, and...

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50-64 Year Old Workers Are 33% More Likely Than Their Younger Counterparts To be Unemployed for the Long-Term
Oct08

50-64 Year Old Workers Are 33% More Likely Than Their Younger Counterparts To be Unemployed for the Long-Term

Those aged 50-64 are 33 per cent more likely to be unemployed for more than 24 months than the under 50s*, according to new analysis from Rest Less, a jobs, advice and volunteering site for the over 50s. According to new analysis from Rest Less based on the latest data from the Office of National Statistics Labour Force Survey (May-July 2019), despite their low rate of unemployment overall (2.51%, Table 1), those aged 50-64 are more...

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One in five UK SMEs unable to grow because of Brexit
Oct07

One in five UK SMEs unable to grow because of Brexit

Brexit is preventing one in five (19%) UK SMEs from growing as they would like this year, according to new research. The pan-European study, commissioned by conference call provider PowWowNow, found that established SMEs with at least 50 employees are most affected by the prospect of Brexit, with a third (36%) citing the prospect of the UK’s exit from the EU as the number one challenge preventing them from scaling-up. Startups are...

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Recruiter reveals that two thirds of workers are bullied
Oct07

Recruiter reveals that two thirds of workers are bullied

Two thirds of UK jobseekers (66%)* have experienced bullying within the workplace, according to the recruiter Randstad. The shocking findings come from a September 2019 poll of over 11,700 visitors to randstad.co.uk, in a bid to raise awareness ahead of World Day of Bullying Prevention.   A third have experienced face-to-face bullying While technology advances and multiple methods of virtual communication develop,...

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Finalists for CIPD Awards 2019 revealed
Oct07

Finalists for CIPD Awards 2019 revealed

Businesses and organisations from across Wales have been recognised for their excellent standards of HR and people development practices with the release of the shortlist for the CIPD Wales 2019 Awards. CIPD Wales, the professional body for HR and people development, will celebrate the cream of the crop of the thousands of individuals in HR across Wales at its annual awards ceremony. This year’s awards will take place at Cardiff’s...

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How First Job Seekers Can Make Their CV Stand Out
Oct07

How First Job Seekers Can Make Their CV Stand Out

Building a good CV can be a challenge if you’re just entering the job market. Whether you’re trying to find work with no experience, have just finished your education, or are just entering the UK job market, there are a few ways you can still differentiate yourself from new candidates and showcase your value. However, if you have no prior experience or education, knowing how to build a strong case for yourself will require some effort...

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Employee demand for responsible business drives the regulatory agenda
Oct04

Employee demand for responsible business drives the regulatory agenda

Osborne Clarke urges HR teams to prepare for new reporting requirements According to a report by Centrica Business Solutions, complying with legislation and regulation is the fourth most important organisational priority, ranked ahead of innovation. Much has already been written about the business case for adopting an effective responsible business strategy, but there is increasingly a legal and regulatory dimension which can catch HR...

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Majority of UK population want a new job
Oct04

Majority of UK population want a new job

Nearly half of employed Britons are open to finding a completely new career, according to research revealed today, but are jobseekers prepared for increasingly strange styles of interviews? A survey of 2,000 working adults in the UK, conducted by employment industry leader Adecco, discovered that the questions and tasks in interviews are becoming increasingly challenging,  unrelated to the role – and sometimes downright weird....

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