How employers can help working parents ease the summer time blues
Jun21

How employers can help working parents ease the summer time blues

When it comes to achieving a healthy work/life balance, it can be something of a juggling act for most people. But if you are a working parent on the verge of planning child care arrangements for the fast- approaching summer holidays, it can be even more stressful than simply covering the daily school run. Peterborough recruitment firm Anne Corder Recruitment has some advice and tips for employers and employees on how to avoid a...

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Students warned of fraud risk from graduation selfies
Jun21

Students warned of fraud risk from graduation selfies

As the critical graduation period gets underway, Prospects warns students of the risks of sharing selfies holding their degree certificates. Graduates taking photos with their degree certificates and sharing them on social media provides an opportunity for counterfeiters to copy the latest university logos, crests, signatories, stamps, holograms and wording. Graduate careers expert Prospects manages the Hedd Degree Fraud Service...

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Employer’s Advice on Political Beliefs in the Workplace
Jun21

Employer’s Advice on Political Beliefs in the Workplace

As the adage goes, “never discuss politics or religion in polite company”. Words Jo Brand may now be taking into consideration after Scotland Yard confirmed that an investigation is underway into an allegation that her ‘battery acid’ joke is an incitement to violence. Political jokes are difficult to avoid, especially with Brexit commanding the lion’s share of the media attention over the last three years. However, political beliefs...

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What Today’s Workforce Needs the Most Help With
Jun20

What Today’s Workforce Needs the Most Help With

UK currently has the highest rate of sickness absence in the world, averaging around 9 days of sick leave per year. With 59% of the adults in the country experiencing work stress (much higher for higher earners), it is not hard to imagine why the physical and mental health of the employees could be affected and lead to sick leaves.   British job satisfaction rate has declined 10% and only 65% believe in having a long-term future...

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How the Swedish way of working can help Britain’s productivity crisis
Jun20

How the Swedish way of working can help Britain’s productivity crisis

Guest blog by Erik Fjellborg, CEO and Founder, Quinyx The UK is working hard, but not smart. Despite working longer hours than ever before, Britain is in the midst of a productivity crisis. And, with the growth of the 24-hour economy and ever-increased demand from consumers, it is a crisis that shows little sign of ending any time soon. With Brexit on the horizon, it’s vital that the UK continues to find ways to compete on the global...

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Side hustles propping up underpaid and overworked Brits
Jun20

Side hustles propping up underpaid and overworked Brits

Following last month’s report from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, that over half of the UK’s professionals (55.1%) struggle to make ends meet at the end of each month, brand new research reveals that side hustles are providing a much-needed extra cash flow. In fact, 59.9% of Brits who work on the side claim that they started their side hustle to earn more money.   The study surveyed 1,200 professionals and...

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Workplace eye care can save sight
Jun20

Workplace eye care can save sight

Glaucoma Awareness Week 17 to 23 June This Glaucoma Awareness Week Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is encouraging employers to provide regular eye tests for employees, to help with the early detection of the potentially life-changing condition. Glaucoma Awareness Week runs from 17 to 23 June 2019. Statistics: many are undiagnosed Glaucoma is the 2nd leading cause of irreversible slight loss in the UK (after age-related macular...

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Productivity patterns: 26% of employees will drop out if a meeting runs over 60 minutes
Jun20

Productivity patterns: 26% of employees will drop out if a meeting runs over 60 minutes

Over a quarter of workers (26%) will drop out of a business call or online meeting if it runs over 60 minutes. That’s according to new global research from cloud-based unified communications provider Fuze, which highlights the subtle ways that businesses can reach peak productivity in their workplace communications.  Fuze’s research also found that if a business call goes over 30 minutes, one in ten employees (11%) will drop off...

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Are pets and plants really going to help mental health in the workplace?
Jun20

Are pets and plants really going to help mental health in the workplace?

Guest blog by Eleanor Gilbert, senior associate in the employment team at Winckworth Sherwood While it is a legal obligation to make reasonable adjustments for disabled workers, responsibilities around supporting mental health are far less clear cut. Initiatives such as having more plants in the workplace, or allowing employees to bring their pets to work, may be a good starting point, but are hardly likely to drive the...

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Employers underestimate the likelihood of a ‘serious issue’ affecting staff, according to GRiD
Jun20

Employers underestimate the likelihood of a ‘serious issue’ affecting staff, according to GRiD

Employers are underestimating the likelihood of a serious issue affecting their staff in the next twelve months, according to new research* undertaken by GRiD, the industry body for the group risk protection sector. For example, the figures show that despite nearly four in five (78 per cent) HR professionals at larger employers having supported a member of staff at their current workplace through bereavement, their prediction of...

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Five tips to make your mobile data last longer
Jun20

Five tips to make your mobile data last longer

Experts at Mobiles.co.uk offer their tips on how to make your mobile data go even further Our monthly data allowance isn’t infinite, and with movies to stream, music to download, and social media to surf, it can be easy to burn through our allowance in no time at all. To help combat the dreaded data drain, mobile experts at Mobiles.co.uk have put together five handy tips to make your data go further each month. Change your social...

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Industry Wages: What salary should your role be paying?
Jun20

Industry Wages: What salary should your role be paying?

Let’s be honest, we’d all love to see an extra zero (or a few) on our payslips, but unfortunately, that’s not very realistic. When it comes to choosing a career or considering a career change, it’s good to have an understanding of the average salary in that particular field. By analysing ONS data, RS Components has revealed the highest and lowest paying jobs across the UK. According to ONS data, the average working Brit earns £569 per...

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Looking to increase productivity in the workplace? An office dog could be the answer to your prayers!
Jun19

Looking to increase productivity in the workplace? An office dog could be the answer to your prayers!

Ahead of this year’s Bring Your Dog to Work Day on Friday 21st June, research1 conducted by flexible office specialist, Workthere, reveals how dogs can benefit employee productivity and wellbeing. Workthere conducted research to determine UK office workers attitudes towards having a canine companion at their place of work and found that almost half (43%) think having a dog in the office would be beneficial to their productivity....

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Using reward and recognition to give business insight
Jun19

Using reward and recognition to give business insight

When it comes to any kind of business initiative, Return on Investment is key. This is no different for employee engagement solutions, and more specifically, a reward and recognition platform. Before it’s even rolled out to your employees, your reward and recognition scheme should have a key purpose or set of goals. Maybe you want to embed your corporate values into company culture, or perhaps you want to strengthen your EVP to become...

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How can you become the ‘Employer’ of Choice’ in a candidate’s market?
Jun19

How can you become the ‘Employer’ of Choice’ in a candidate’s market?

When it comes to recruiting for your company in 2019, it is most definitely a ‘candidates’ market’ out there. So, what can you do as a company to stand out from the competition, and how can you make sure candidates choose YOU and YOUR brand over the other companies they are in contact with regarding job opportunities? SVC Recruitment & Training have come up with a whitepaper which looks at few simple steps you can follow to ensure...

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