How to Better Manage Company Resources
Apr17

How to Better Manage Company Resources

One job of people at management levels of an organisation is to find a way to manage resources. This is typically for a number of reasons which include reducing expenses as well as ensuring there’s enough left over to be invested in other areas of the business to help stimulate growth. In light of this, you may be wondering how you can better manage your resources in the HR department or any other aspect of your company. Having said...

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Exploring the contracting market in 2019
Apr16

Exploring the contracting market in 2019

Anthony Sherick, MD of ContractorUK The contracting market in 2019 is set to be influenced by several key issues including Brexit, the debate around IR35 and the enforcement of the 2019 loan charge. The latter two have been particularly dominant in industry debates in recent years, with both companies and contractors affected by the legislation. Brexit uncertainty is also affecting the contracting market by slowing down UK economic...

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The 5 biggest challenges when hiring tech talent
Apr16

The 5 biggest challenges when hiring tech talent

It’s one of the fastest-growing sectors in the business environment, but the ever-advancing nature of the tech world – coupled with a widely-reported skills shortage in this often-complex arena – can make hiring tech talent extremely tough! Here, Rachel McElroy, director at cloud resourcing specialist Cranford Group, shares 5 of the biggest challenges and – most importantly – how to overcome them… Speak to any organisation about their...

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Keeping home workers healthy: what should employers consider?
Apr16

Keeping home workers healthy: what should employers consider?

The number of people working from home has grown by 25% over the last five years, with more than eight million employees now working at least one day a week from home[1]. Employers need to be aware of this shift away from conventional offices, and take steps to ensure that their employees stay healthy wherever they work. Employers with remote workers should consider: If the wellbeing strategy fits the evolving needs of employeesIf all...

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Need for employee resilience heightened in a time of constant change
Apr16

Need for employee resilience heightened in a time of constant change

94% of CFOs say developing resilience amongst their employees over the next two to five years is important, rising to 97% in London Digitalisation (51%), regulation (49%) and Brexit-related transitional work (47%) mean a constant state of change is the new norm in finance departments Employers plan to upskill staff through proactive measures such as specialist physical and mental health support (43%), providing clarity in goals and...

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The Increasingly Important Role of Effective Mentoring Schemes
Apr15

The Increasingly Important Role of Effective Mentoring Schemes

The ways in which we work continue to evolve at an increasingly dramatic rate. The rise of the internet, conference calling and co-working spaces have all, in their little ways, had a big impact upon employees and organisations alike. And with these changes, employee retention is more difficult than ever. Millenials and now Gen-Z are changing jobs quickly and trying to climb the career ladder (albeit often with unrealistic...

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Over a third of UK workers looking for alternative ways of working over full-time jobs
Apr15

Over a third of UK workers looking for alternative ways of working over full-time jobs

Alternative work models are continuing to grow in popularity, with over a third (37%) of the UK’s workforce preferring this type of work. This is according to ManpowerGroup Solutions’ latest Candidate Preferences Survey, for which more than 700 UK workers were surveyed. The number of workers seeking different work types has increased by 5% in the past year, with more individuals now opting for independence, greater choice and a better...

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The connected workforce: mind the safety gap
Apr15

The connected workforce: mind the safety gap

The field and office have been brought ever closer thanks to tech advancements – but their health and safety requirements remain very different. Andrew Garlick, Tom Tom Telematics’ Corporate Sales Manager, explores the risk management processes HR professionals should have in place to meet their moral and legal obligations. When an activity becomes routine, there is a risk of inherent dangers not being adequately recognised,...

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Employers Beware: Redundancies are no get out of jail free cards for unfair dismissal cases
Apr15

Employers Beware: Redundancies are no get out of jail free cards for unfair dismissal cases

Guest Blog by Jacqueline Kendal, Head of Employment law and a barrister with Rosling King LLP The last ten years have seen a significant increase in restructure and redundancy activity with many large conventional organisations and retailers facing stiff competition from online and e-commerce platforms.This has only been aggravated in recent times by uncertainty due to Brexit. Whilst redundancies may seem like an attractive and...

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Revealed: Britain’s top 15 retailers, as ranked by their employees
Apr12

Revealed: Britain’s top 15 retailers, as ranked by their employees

Wren Kitchens has been rated the best retail employer to work for in the UK, according to data released by the world’s biggest job site Indeed. The Humberside-based retailer, which employs over 4,000 staff, scored consistently highly for valuing its employees to top the annual ranking, which is compiled using thousands of employee review postings on Indeed’s website. John Lewis & Partners topped the list last year but has fallen...

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Should you have cold feet about wearing a flip-flop to work?
Apr12

Should you have cold feet about wearing a flip-flop to work?

From the morning commute, to the air-conditioned office, the summer months can put us in quandary about what is and what isn’t appropriate to wear to work. Whilst most people relax the office dress code when temperatures soar, others feel that dressing casually during the summer months could make you a “flop” in the office. The heat can also see us ditch our office appropriate shoes fora cooler sandal or flip-flop, but is a flip-flop...

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Why should employers care about the gender pay gap?
Apr12

Why should employers care about the gender pay gap?

Guest Blog by Clare Parkinson, Pay and Reward Manager at Croner With four in ten private companies announcing year-on-year gender pay gap increases, it could be argued that some view publishing the annual report as purely cosmetic and of little consequence. Currently, the reporting requirements do not place any legal obligations upon employers to close the gap, or even to justify why one exists within their company so why should...

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Employers take note! The most popular workplace perks revealed
Apr12

Employers take note! The most popular workplace perks revealed

FROM OFFICE book clubs to company sports teams and video games, new research has revealed the incentives and benefits that today’s workers are most keen to see.  A study of 2,315 UK workers published in the Great Perk Search Report by Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee experience platform, shows the perks that prove most popular with the workforce. Respondents selected extracurricular clubs (97.57) and a pool table...

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Investing in wellbeing solutions and technology can help companies reduce stress says Activ Absence
Apr11

Investing in wellbeing solutions and technology can help companies reduce stress says Activ Absence

A new report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) and Simply Health,[i] has highlighted that nearly two-fifths of UK businesses have seen an increase in stress related absence over the last year, with heavy workloads and poor management style to blame. The CIPD is calling for senior leaders to prioritise wellness at work, to increase their investment in health and well-being by training managers, so they are...

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What are your staff are not telling you?
Apr11

What are your staff are not telling you?

Guest Blog by Pam Warren, International Speaker, Leadership Trainer and Author specialising in Change & Disruption: www.pamwarren.co.uk/ Staff appraisal forms or appraisal interviews are one thing however they often concentrate on job or role specific areas.  Many such reviews also take the form of surveys and statistical analysis which are not encouraging for employees toe xpress what they truly think.  The more fundamental...

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