Stress in the Workplace: How Employer Can Help
Jul03

Stress in the Workplace: How Employer Can Help

In the work environment, the little stress as a result of new tasks and challenges is not harmful, but even useful. It makes an employee mobilize physical and intellectual forces, allows to quickly solve complex tasks, and increases labor productivity. On the contrary, prolonged stress can lead to serious health problems, adversely affect the result of work and relationships with colleagues, and its final point is burnout syndrome. In...

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A Trade Report – Cost, Thefts and Opportunities
Jul03

A Trade Report – Cost, Thefts and Opportunities

Leading power tools supplier Howe Tools has conducted a survey of tradespeople around the UK to reveal the costs associated with being a tradesperson including initial outlays on tools and training as well as the UK’s tool theft hotspots. You can view the piece here. Tools are vital pieces of equipment for tradespeople, without which they simply wouldn’t be able to do their jobs. Over the last two years, reports have suggested a 54%...

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5 Tips for Working Remotely
Jul03

5 Tips for Working Remotely

Being able to work remotely or from home can be a dream for a lot of people, but it’s not without its challenges. Working remotely means you have to think more about your working schedule and set up to ensure that you can still perform your work accurately and productively. Here are 5 tips for successful remote working. Invest in Technology You Can Depend On If you’re responsible for your working equipment, such as being...

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Demand for Out of Town Office Space is Booming
Jul03

Demand for Out of Town Office Space is Booming

Enquiries for out of town office locations have increased over the last month, as the appeal of car parking and the ability to social distance sees a shift from the city centres. “I wouldn’t say people are deserting cities, but what we are seeing is a clear short-term spike in interest in office sites with car parking and smaller private office suites”, explains Jonathan Ratcliffe from Office Agency Offices.co.uk, “it’ll be...

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5 Pro Tips For Evaluating Resumes
Jul03

5 Pro Tips For Evaluating Resumes

The candidate isn’t the only person who gets nervous during the recruitment process. It’s perfectly normal for the recruiter or the employer to be worried, too – especially when the position or positions you’re looking to fill are critical to your business. No matter how well you believe you’ve defined the role and how much confidence you have in your interviewers and training staff, doubts will remain....

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Tech to Support Remote Teams in 2020
Jul03

Tech to Support Remote Teams in 2020

This year, companies and businesses around the world have been forced to make dramatic changes in their operations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of companies have moved some, if not all, of their operations online, while millions of employees all over the world work remotely from their homes. With remote working becoming the new normal for businesses, having reliable, secure and accessible technology has never been...

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Three quarters of Brits fear workplaces are unsafe for older workers as the UK reopens
Jul02

Three quarters of Brits fear workplaces are unsafe for older workers as the UK reopens

A clear majority of the public believe it is safer for younger people to return to work than their older counterparts, a nationwide survey by Populus Data Solutions.  The survey, carried out on behalf of student employer Stint, found that 73% of respondents felt it was not safe for over 65s to return to work, while 52% said they believed it wasn’t safe for workers over 55. On the other hand, the public feel more comfortable with...

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Tech investment set to increase with industry confidence still high despite Covid-19 concerns
Jul02

Tech investment set to increase with industry confidence still high despite Covid-19 concerns

The UK’s tech scene is set to receive a boost of investment according to the industry’s IT professionals, despite concerns over the impact of Covid-19, CWJobs’ annual Confidence Index reveals. Surveying over 1,000 IT workers and 500 IT decision makers (DMs), 49% of IT DMs believe their companies will increase tech budgets as a result of learnings from the outbreak. This comes as the 2020 report from the UK’s tech job board found...

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Pension pots are on the rise, but the gender savings gap widens
Jul02

Pension pots are on the rise, but the gender savings gap widens

The average pension pot of UK employees in large firms is now £120k, a 35% increase on three years ago, according to the new ‘Changing Trends of Financial Wellbeing’ report from Close Brothers. However, outside of pensions, average savings and investments have fallen 3%, and delving into the detail reveals a widening gender savings gap. The overall average pension savings pot, including all workplace pension schemes (active and...

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93% of employees have faced new wellbeing challenges in 2020
Jul02

93% of employees have faced new wellbeing challenges in 2020

New research commissioned by Perkbox, the employee experience platform, of 13,271 employees has found that 93% of employees have faced new wellbeing challenges in 2020. The most common being feeling less connected to the company/colleagues, increased loneliness/feelings of isolation and increased financial concerns.  The study discovered the wellbeing impacts of the events of 2020. A huge 73% state that coronavirus has negatively...

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First Day Nerves: Returning to Work During a Pandemic
Jul02

First Day Nerves: Returning to Work During a Pandemic

Anyone else remember how novel it was to work from home (WFH) for those first few days of lockdown? Many of us were casually checking in on friends and family making sure everyone was safe and feeling well, while trying our best to continue to deliver the same level of dedication as in the office, from our dining room tables, the sofa or the ironing board. On the other side of the coin, 6.2 million staff in England were supported...

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These are the healthiest and unhealthiest places in your house for working from home, according to experts
Jul02

These are the healthiest and unhealthiest places in your house for working from home, according to experts

Silver Swan Recruitment have worked with a team of health experts to examine the healthiest and unhealthiest rooms in your house for working from home. The expert study analysed the impact that working in different parts of your house can have on your mental and physical well-being.Of course having a home office is the ideal environment but other healthy spots include working by a window or even short bursts in the garden,The worst...

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Keeping start-up culture strong in a remote working environment
Jul02

Keeping start-up culture strong in a remote working environment

Mat Moakes, Chief Executive at heycar, on the challenges of preserving and growing workplace culture during the pandemic Starting and growing a brand new entrant into the automotive industry leads you to think of many ‘what ifs?’ that suddenly occur to you in the middle of the night on a random Tuesday. However, it’s safe to say that no one had ‘global pandemic that shuts down the industry’ on their business start-up bingo card. We...

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UK Companies Uncertain How Long Pay Cuts, Pay Freezes and Furloughs Will Continue
Jul02

UK Companies Uncertain How Long Pay Cuts, Pay Freezes and Furloughs Will Continue

As the United Kingdom slowly begins the process of re-opening businesses, workers continue to see pay and benefit cuts plus layoffs and furloughs, and many businesses are not sure how long it will last. That is according to a new Korn Ferry survey of corporate rewards and benefit leaders. In the late-May 2020 survey, more than a third (34 percent) of respondents said their companies have implemented salary cuts or are considering...

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One Third Of Workforce Suffering From Lockdown Lethargy
Jul01

One Third Of Workforce Suffering From Lockdown Lethargy

A survey by Actus, one of the pioneers of performance management software in the UK, has today revealed that 34 percent of the workforce is currently suffering from ‘Lockdown Lethargy’ and have lower energy levels than normal while working from home. 84 percent of those polled claimed to suffer from fluctuating energy levels throughout the recent weeks of lockdown. Only 8 percent of those surveyed were operating with normal energy...

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