Can’t work you out: 75% of workers say their spouse could not explain their job
Feb24

Can’t work you out: 75% of workers say their spouse could not explain their job

A new survey by CWJobs has revealed that a lack of understanding from friends and family about people’s chosen careers can lead to loneliness, frustration and in some cases, divorce.  Can’t work it out – people dread discussing work, leading to a lack of understanding They say a problem shared is a problem halved, but the report suggests that we’re dealing with our problems in isolation and are unable to communicate fully with our...

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Most Common Office Email Mistakes Revealed by Office Workers
Feb24

Most Common Office Email Mistakes Revealed by Office Workers

The nationwide study of 1000 Brits by Pure Commercial Finance uncovered a list of the biggest mistakes you can make on work email, with adding a kiss coming out top. More than 40% of office workers think ‘xx’ on work correspondence is completely unprofessional. While eight percent of British workers feel flattered to have received a kiss-laden missive, a more suspicious one in twenty find it manipulative and a sign that the sender...

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Ten things you’re doing that are invalidating your car insurance
Feb21

Ten things you’re doing that are invalidating your car insurance

Having car insurance is a legal requirement for motorists, but whether it’s valid or not depends on how accurate the current information your insurance company holds is. Providing false information or failing to update with changes of circumstance, whether accidentally or not, can invalidate your insurance meaning your insurer is able to refuse to pay out for claims, or even cancel your policy. Some types of misinformation may even be...

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The “world’s worst business decisions”
Feb21

The “world’s worst business decisions”

Questionmark report explores the consequences of ill-informed decisions Questionmark, the leading provider of enterprise-grade assessment software, has released a report on why decisions matter. When it comes to decisions we make at work, most of us can point to the occasional mistake we would rather forget.  However, as a report released today by Questionmark shows, some workplace mistakes are destined to go down in history. The...

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The Importance Of Tracking Time And Attendance In The Workplace
Feb21

The Importance Of Tracking Time And Attendance In The Workplace

As a business owner or Human Resource manager, you should always see your workforce as an essential asset. Therefore, you have the right to know when your employees are coming to work—are they late or absent for personal reasons? Given these circumstances, there’s no doubt that attendance and time tracking are crucial for effective employee management. Continue reading this article to know more about the importance of tracking time...

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Does Wearing a Wristwatch to Work Make You More Successful?
Feb21

Does Wearing a Wristwatch to Work Make You More Successful?

In today’s fast-paced world, time management is extremely important. It’s crucial to fit in what needs to be done within a day because, otherwise, you’ll get left behind. That’s the mindset of successful people. They follow efficient time management strategies that enable them to do more within a day than most people who are less successful in life. It’s also not surprising that many of these time-conscious individuals are wristwatch...

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3 Reasons Why an MA in Education Can be Great for Entrepreneurship
Feb21

3 Reasons Why an MA in Education Can be Great for Entrepreneurship

When someone completes a master’s degree before pursuing an entrepreneurial path, people assume that they must have completed their MBA or any of the other relevant business management and administration programmes. This makes sense, given that business management and administration knowledge would be highly necessary to successfully start, maintain, and grow a business. On the other hand, it doesn’t mean that all opportunities to...

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Benefits of installing safety systems into your business
Feb20

Benefits of installing safety systems into your business

Businesses lose billions of dollars every year from employee theft, inventory shrinkage, vandalism, and shoplifting. Business owners want to make sure that their investments are safe against losses from their employees and the public. Investing in a security system, including CCTV and access control systems can help minimise losses and enhance your confidence in your business security. Some of the benefits of professionally installed...

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Can HR Play A Bigger Part In Improving Cybersecurity?
Feb20

Can HR Play A Bigger Part In Improving Cybersecurity?

Over the last year there have been some significant cybercrime incidents that have involved companies as varied as supermarkets, holiday parks and even British Pathe. Any employee in a company, no matter how careful they are with their data can still pose a risk to cybersecurity, but can Human Resource departments do anything to help mitigate this risk? Here are five steps that can be taken. 1. Work closely with IT Departments...

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Mixing work with pleasure: Two-thirds of Brits have been romantically involved with a colleague
Feb20

Mixing work with pleasure: Two-thirds of Brits have been romantically involved with a colleague

Research reveals how many UK workers have found love in the office.  A survey1 by job search engine, Adzuna.co.uk, has shed light on the supposed taboo of workplace relationships in the UK, revealing that 66% of workers in the UK have had a romantic relationship with a colleague and 28% found their current partner at work. British openness towards workplace romances is startlingly widespread, with three quarters (75%) of workers open...

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Highly qualified ‘accidental managers’ especially reluctant to acquire new skills
Feb20

Highly qualified ‘accidental managers’ especially reluctant to acquire new skills

Having a ‘horrible boss’ is such a common experience for many of us that Hollywood has even produced two black comedies on the subject in the past decade. Now a new study reveals the most unacceptable manager behaviours in businesses across the UK. The single most common negative behaviours exhibited by poor managers are, in descending order, an inability to organise a team (26%), followed by poor communication (12%), inconsistent...

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UK engineers anticipate that skills shortages will have the biggest impact on the sector over the next five years
Feb20

UK engineers anticipate that skills shortages will have the biggest impact on the sector over the next five years

Over a third of UK engineers surveyed are concerned that their business will be affected by a lack of skilled workers, according to research by MPA, a professional business services company supporting all aspects of innovation in the UK. The study of 250 UK engineers, examined some of the biggest challenges presently faced by the sector and perceptions around the industry’s approach to innovation. With research indicating that the...

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Businesses must plan now to ensure compliance with April changes to employment legislation
Feb20

Businesses must plan now to ensure compliance with April changes to employment legislation

Business owners need to ensure they are ready for updates to employment law that come into force in April.  The government published its Good Work Plan in December 2018, with the aim of bringing employment practice in line with the changing world of work. More specifically, it aims to tackle the grey areas and blurred boundaries of employment status that is often leveraged by employers within the Gig Economy. “The prevailing aim...

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Uncovering why people are off sick can help companies reduce stress in the workplace, says Activ Absence
Feb19

Uncovering why people are off sick can help companies reduce stress in the workplace, says Activ Absence

New research from employment law firm, GQ Littler[i] suggests the number of ‘fit notes’ issued by doctors saying someone is not fit to work due stress-related disorders, increased by 8% last year. Commenting on this rise, Adrian Lewis, Director at Activ Absence says more needs to be done by employers to uncover the root causes of sick leave absence to help reduce stress in the workplace. Adrian says, “This research indicates that more...

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Where to Start Search Engine Marketing For Your Business
Feb19

Where to Start Search Engine Marketing For Your Business

One of the best methods for marketing a business is through traditional advertising, which includes television, radio, print ads, and billboards. Using such marketing strategies often proves to be ineffective. You have to have the right budget to advertise your business. Too much advertising will cost you a lot of money and more time, but if done incorrectly you could lose customers and the whole business would suffer. There is a...

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