More Support is Needed Around Menstruation in the Workplace, Survey Finds
Jun13

More Support is Needed Around Menstruation in the Workplace, Survey Finds

A new survey of 2,000 menstruators by CIPD training specialist DPG has revealed a significant period stigma in UK workplaces. Almost half of workers who experience periods (48%) say there is a noticeable stigma around the issue at the company they work for. This stigma was found to affect how people act at work, as three-quarters of menstruators (74%) say they feel it’s necessary to hide sanitary products at work. Many also feel the...

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UK Comes Nineteenth as Malta Tops the Search for the Europe’s Most Curious Nation
Jun12

UK Comes Nineteenth as Malta Tops the Search for the Europe’s Most Curious Nation

The UK has ranked 19th out of 28 countries in Europe when it comes to curiosity. According to a recent study, put together by office stationery suppliers Viking, Malta has been ranked as Europe’s most curious country, with the UK’s closest neighbours, Republic of Ireland, coming joint second.   The research used a set of ranking factors to create a ‘Curiosity Index’. The...

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Economic uncertainty the biggest challenge facing 2.5 million SMEs
Jun12

Economic uncertainty the biggest challenge facing 2.5 million SMEs

UK SMEs say that economic uncertainty (45%), ongoing digitalisation efforts (41%) and increased competition (37%) are the three biggest challenges facing their organisation in the next two years, according to new research from Robert Half UK.1 Table 1: Biggest challenges facing SMEs   Percentage Total number of SMEs2 Economic uncertainty 45% 2,547,000 Ongoing digitalisation efforts 41% 2,320,600 Increased competition 37%...

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Four key questions you should ask any AI vendor
Jun12

Four key questions you should ask any AI vendor

aiGuest blog by James McGill VP International Customer Success, EMEA &APAC at HireVue The amount of media attention, content and opinions on the subject of AI has grown exponentially over the past few years. While sentiment towards this latest stage of technology evolution varies, most agree that AI is here to stay. The potential applications are seemingly endless across multiple business sectors, with corporate recruitment...

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Admin tasks costing UK freelancers more than £28bn a year, finds Setapp
Jun12

Admin tasks costing UK freelancers more than £28bn a year, finds Setapp

Basic administrative tasks are draining money from the British economy, with UK freelancers losing out on £28.1bn every year through menial jobs according to new research from Setapp, the frontier platform for Mac app subscription services. Britain is home to 4.93 million freelancers, often the forgotten section of the gig economy, who are each spending an average of eight and a half days a year on admin, with the most time consuming...

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Five points for improving employee wellbeing in the office
Jun11

Five points for improving employee wellbeing in the office

Guest blog by Alex Webster, founder of Genie Living Drinks.  Get outside Encourage a culture of getting outside for meetings – whether it’s to the nearest green space, a stroll around the block or just a cafe, the change of scene from a meeting room or deskside sets a more positive tone for meetings. And the proven cognitive benefits of getting outside have been widely reported, particularly for creativity. Bring the...

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Financial services businesses must eliminate print security blindspots to avoid data breaches, says KYOCERA
Jun11

Financial services businesses must eliminate print security blindspots to avoid data breaches, says KYOCERA

With the FCA reporting that financial services firms in the UK saw a fivefold rise in data breaches in 2018, it is clear that as digital transformation takes hold across the financial sector, businesses are failing to protect their data across ever-expanding networks. Michele Mabilia, Head of Product at KYOCERA Document Solutions UK, suggests that while businesses may be putting in the necessary defences around core infrastructure...

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It’s time to smooth over peaks in demand
Jun11

It’s time to smooth over peaks in demand

Guest blog by Valerio Prati, Head of HR and Compliance at Coople Peaks in demand are created by one-off events such as public holidays, concerts and even the weather. On hot summer days, popular London restaurants that we work with often see their business increase by three-hundred percent. This makes it clear that while some peaks in demand can be planned for in advance, others may come at only a moment’s notice. From event...

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Employees who feel they are a good fit for their role and the culture of their company are 36% more productive
Jun11

Employees who feel they are a good fit for their role and the culture of their company are 36% more productive

New research from pre-hire assessment specialists, ThriveMap, reveals what a significant difference feeling like a natural fit for a job and organisational culture makes to employees. The survey* found that employees who felt they fit their role and the culture of their employer rated their productivity at 7.2 out of 10. This compares to just 5.3 out of 10 for those employees who felt they were a poor fit for both these factors. These...

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Is salary transparency a good idea?
Jun11

Is salary transparency a good idea?

Guest blog by Croner pay and reward expert Clare Parkinson A recent survey undertaken by YouGov on behalf of the jobs website Indeed has revealed that 56% of workers would support making personal information such as monthly salary and tax returns publicity available. With more focus on gender and ethnicity pay gaps in the workplace, some employers may be left wondering whether salary transparency will help them achieve pay...

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How to Get a Stable Cashflow as a Remote Worker
Jun10

How to Get a Stable Cashflow as a Remote Worker

With the unreliability of work in the freelancing and remote working worlds, it can be difficult to ensure that your personal finances are up-to-date and consistent. However, there are a few simple steps that you can take to ensure that your cash flow runs smoothly, reducing the chance that you will be strapped for cash before you are paid. · Take Out a LoanIf you are experiencing money struggles and need an urgent means through which...

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Time for a digital detox?
Jun10

Time for a digital detox?

Guest blog by Health Assured CEO and wellbeing expert David Price While internet addiction isn’t an official diagnosis (yet), it’s pretty clear that some people struggle when they’re forced offline. Every time Facebook suffers an outage, or Twitter begins to load slowly, the outpouring of fury tells us that the internet is maybe too important to many lives. People who compulsively use the internet suffer in their lives away from...

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A quarter of office workers would turn down a job over sustainability
Jun10

A quarter of office workers would turn down a job over sustainability

Nearly three quarters of office workers (73 percent) want their workplace to improve its sustainability policy, and nearly a quarter (24 percent) would refuse a job at an organisation with a poor sustainability record, according to a survey of 1,000 office workers commissioned by TopLine Film. The survey was commissioned to mark the UN’s 46th World Environment Day. The theme for this year is #BeatAirPollution, with research from the...

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Gen Z May Be Supervising Employees Old Enough To Be Their Parents
Jun10

Gen Z May Be Supervising Employees Old Enough To Be Their Parents

From Baby Boomers to Generation Z: New XpertHR Report Identifies Differences and Offers Advice For Five Generations Working Together  The first wave of Generation Z (those born after 1996 and more than 60 million strong) has entered the workforce, which means there are five generations working together. In a new report, XpertHR explains how employers can understand the differences between the generations – Traditionalists, Baby...

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Let there be light: 4 reasons to flood your office with daylight
Jun10

Let there be light: 4 reasons to flood your office with daylight

A large percentage of the business world work indoors at office locations, and depending on design and size, the amount of natural light that projects into office buildings can vary. It’s not uncommon to be cooped up in a windowless room under fluorescent lights from 9 ‘till 5. If that sounds like your office set-up, you’re probably already aware of how drained it can make you feel? There has been a wealth of research into the effects...

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