Research shows old-fashioned, ‘manly’ bosses are failing workers during pandemic
Nov20

Research shows old-fashioned, ‘manly’ bosses are failing workers during pandemic

UK workers are increasingly seeking leadership traits such as empathy and vulnerability in the workplace – but bosses aren’t demonstrating or rewarding these behaviours, according to new research out today. The Masculinity in the Workplace study, conducted by culture change business Utopia and inclusion consultancy The Hobbs Consultancy, found that three in five (62%) workers think empathy is critical for business...

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How to make your workplace more resilient in 2021
Nov19

How to make your workplace more resilient in 2021

As businesses and employees continue to grapple with the impact of COVID-19, building workplace resilience has never been more important. With remote working becoming the norm for many, businesses need to reconsider their approach sustaining employee engagement, recognition, productivity and innovation in a virtual world. What is workplace resilience? Workplace resilience refers to the ability of an organisation and its people to...

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As workforce priorities change, the workplace will have to become more human-centric than ever
Nov19

As workforce priorities change, the workplace will have to become more human-centric than ever

In a rapidly changing world of work, JLL’s global survey reveals that the workplace of the future will be versatile and hybrid, focusing on employee-centric solutions Companies today are facing complex performance challenges as the COVID-19 resurgence heightens the need to reinvigorate employee engagement. JLL’s new “Human Experience” report explores these changing workforce dynamics and expectations in a post-pandemic world and...

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72% of UK Managers Name Wellbeing As Top Priority for 2021
Nov19

72% of UK Managers Name Wellbeing As Top Priority for 2021

Today, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) launches the findings of a major new survey that has taken a temperature check of the UK workforce during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic – looking at how they were coping with the immediate shift to homeworking, how they were supporting colleagues’ mental health and wellbeing, and how they were helping teams remain productive, remotely.  At a pivotal moment for the...

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Half of employees admit they only stay in their job for the health benefits
Nov19

Half of employees admit they only stay in their job for the health benefits

A survey conducted by a leading HR software company has revealed that half of employees admit that a primary reason they are staying in their job is for the health benefits, while almost three-quarters of American small business employees would be unlikely to accept a job that did not offer health insurance benefits. Despite the desirability of health insurance packages, half of American small business employees who had their benefits...

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42% of people don’t think they are saving enough to be financially secure
Nov19

42% of people don’t think they are saving enough to be financially secure

Research[1] conducted by Cushon, the workplace savings provider, has found that 42% of people say they are not saving enough to consider themselves financially secure. With 87% of employers saying that financial worries have a negative effect on an employee’s performance, workplace savings have never been so important.  The research looked at views on financial security and what it means for different people. Of those who are not sure...

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Number of CCTV Cameras in the UK reaches 5.2 million
Nov19

Number of CCTV Cameras in the UK reaches 5.2 million

The number of CCTV Cameras in the UK may be as many as 5.2 million, with 1 camera for every 13 people as the popularity of public surveillance, home CCTV and doorbell camera use increases. 96% of the total number of cameras in the UK are now operated by private businesses and homeowners. “It won’t come as a shock to most people that the number of CCTV Cameras in the UK has hit a new high, driven mainly by residents installing home...

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One-third fewer Christmas jobs on offer than last year, but nearly 14k positions still available across UK
Nov18

One-third fewer Christmas jobs on offer than last year, but nearly 14k positions still available across UK

Despite lockdown 2.0 and a wider hiring slowdown, there are currently over 13,600 temporary Christmas jobs unfilled in the UK, according to new research from job search engine Adzuna.  Adzuna analysed over 650,000 jobs available in November to reveal the top Christmas jobs hiring now. There are currently 13,668 Christmas jobs on offer across the UK, despite lockdown 2.0, though seasonal openings are 31% lower than the 20,000+...

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Carrier bags, nappies and socks: The weird things used instead of masks
Nov18

Carrier bags, nappies and socks: The weird things used instead of masks

Because wearing a regular face mask is just boring Some people are ignoring safety advice drummed into them since childhood and are wearing plastic bags over their heads as Covid-19 face masks. Since wearing one has become law in a bid to combat the virus, face masks have become just as essential as making sure you wear underwear when you leave the house, one health and safety company says. But some people ARE wearing underwear, just...

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More than half of UK employees have not considered their financial needs beyond the end of this year
Nov18

More than half of UK employees have not considered their financial needs beyond the end of this year

Millions of UK employees are reliant upon financial plans lasting just a few months (53%) – or even weeks (23%) ahead, accordingtonew research from Fidelity International1. The research, conducted by Ipsos, explores the attitudes of more than 2,000 UK employees towards their financial circumstances, as recorded in October. The findings reveal the extent to which they feel vulnerable to the current challenges and uncertainties...

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The employee engagement lessons we must all learn from the Covid pandemic
Nov18

The employee engagement lessons we must all learn from the Covid pandemic

By Peakon Chief People Officer Rick Kershaw The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the modern workplace upside down. But there are positives to come out of this turbulent period. One big surprise for organisations is that, during this time, many employees started to feel more engaged at work. This was the primary finding of Peakon’s latest report: The impact of COVID-19 on employee engagement. We analysed more than 10 million Peakon...

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Work Worries Toolkit – 10 tips to guide you through the anxiety that plagues UK employees
Nov18

Work Worries Toolkit – 10 tips to guide you through the anxiety that plagues UK employees

Feel Good Contacts  has joined forces with business psychologist Jan P. de Jonge to guide employees through their work-related concerns. This follows a nationwide study* commissioned by Feel Good Contacts which revealed that due to the volatile UK job market, employees up and down the country are plagued with anxiety.  Whether it is being worried about making mistakes (42%), seeing yourself on Zoom (one in six workers), dealing...

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Office Workers Reveal the Worst Secret Santa Gifts They Have Ever Received
Nov18

Office Workers Reveal the Worst Secret Santa Gifts They Have Ever Received

Over 300 office workers were surveyed by The Body Shop to find what was the key to a successful Secret Santa gift for a colleague, and what presents to avoid gifting this year. This is what the survey revealed: Being given a novelty present was named as the worst present to be gifted, with 68% of those surveyed preferring a thoughtful gift insteadWhen it comes to shopping for a gift, 35% of the respondents felt anxious and stressed...

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Hybrid working: success is about culture as much as it is about technology
Nov18

Hybrid working: success is about culture as much as it is about technology

As the pandemic rumbles on and additional work-from-home recommendations are issued by the government, what was once considered a temporary remote working situation has now evolved into a broader, more long-term concept of hybrid working. For unified communications and collaboration specialist TelcoSwitch, making a success of the hybrid approach means not just putting the right technology in place, but also ensuring that the overall...

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Mastering offboarding in the era of remote work
Nov17

Mastering offboarding in the era of remote work

Nigel Seddon, VP Northern Europe, Ivanti As businesses continue to weather the storm brought on by COVID-19, it seems that most employees will be working – at least partly – from home for the foreseeable future. Many businesses have seen an unexpected spike in productivity with employees working remotely, causing them to consider shifting to a flexible, hybrid work structure in a significant move away from the traditional office-based...

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