Promoting a Culture of Punctuality at Work
Nov15

Promoting a Culture of Punctuality at Work

Punctuality is important in any organisation, and in business especially. When employees are allowed to be consistently late, you can be fairly sure that the behaviour will proliferate. Other employees will take note and begin to turn up late themselves. Perceptions of unfairness, justified or otherwise, will spread through the company, to the detriment of everyone. Here, we’ll assess a few popular strategies for getting your...

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Top Tips for Recruiting a Chief Finance Officer
Nov14

Top Tips for Recruiting a Chief Finance Officer

As businesses succeed and grow, they depend on a best-in-class management team to maintain that momentum and continue to meet their long-term goals. Of course, a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is regarded as the captain of the ship, but the appointment of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is equally beneficial; the latter acts as a trusted lieutenant alongside the CEO.     The role of a CFO is far more complex than it used to be. No...

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Stress Management Tips For The Workplace
Nov14

Stress Management Tips For The Workplace

Stress management in the workplace is an essential tool to learn and teach employees if they are to survive in some high-pressure roles. And while some people claim to thrive under these conditions, it is ultimately down to their coping mechanisms that will ensure their longevity in the long run.   Stress is an unavoidable part of work, no matter how much you enjoy your job. It’s also hugely destructive to mental and physical...

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5 Reasons why people want to work in the Gambling Industry
Nov14

5 Reasons why people want to work in the Gambling Industry

The online gambling industry has known an incredible development for the past few decades. This increase is a significant contributor to the country’s economy which has provided more job opportunities related to this sector. A large demand for trained professional workers often occurs and many people begin to be interested in online casino jobs.   Performing in this sector is appealing as some jobs don’t require a college...

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Robots and carers, working together
Nov14

Robots and carers, working together

There is a growing trend of jobs, currently occupied by people, becoming either partially or fully automated in the future. Unsurprisingly the public are skeptical about moving towards an automated job future, especially within the care sector, a new Randstad poll has revealed, that people aren’t comfortable with the introduction of automation. A staggering 84% admitted they wouldn’t trust a robot to help provide health or social...

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Trustees Unlimited urges UK employers to embrace corporate trustee programmes to help employees gain boardroom skills
Nov14

Trustees Unlimited urges UK employers to embrace corporate trustee programmes to help employees gain boardroom skills

To mark Trustees Week (12-18 November 2018) Sophie Livingstone, Managing Director at Trustees Unlimited, is calling on more UK employers to support corporate trustee programmes to develop their employees’ skills in leadership and governance and contribute to society at the same time.     Sophie highlights that board-level volunteering programmes like ‘Step on Board’ which Trustees Unlimited runs in partnership with the National...

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Age Discrimination – interviewee denied job because of his age
Nov13

Age Discrimination – interviewee denied job because of his age

Guest Blog by Rachel Ford-Evans, Employment lawyer, Darwin Gray LLP   When you are recruiting and interviewing applicants, make sure you don’t make their age a factor unless you want to fall foul of the law. In a recent judgment, the Cardiff Employment Tribunal has held that a job applicant had been unlawfully discriminated against when he did not get a job as a park keeper because of his age.   At the date of the interview the job...

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How to make sure your business survives the office Christmas party
Nov13

How to make sure your business survives the office Christmas party

Guest Blog from Lindsey Knowles, employment law solicitor at Kirwans law firm.   Employers are being reminded of their legal responsibilities when it comes to protecting their staff at Christmas parties after a Court of Appeal Judge held a company liable for the behaviour of its managing director at a festive get-together.   Lindsey Knowles, employment law solicitor at Kirwans law firm, is urging employers to set out strict...

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Do you work for Scrooge?
Nov13

Do you work for Scrooge?

Half of UK employees (50%) do not receive a reward or gift from their manager or employer at Christmas, shows new research. 39% of employees said they do get a gift and 11% said they “sometimes” receive festive rewards. The research, commissioned by reward, recognition and motivation experts, Motivates Inc. Ltd, surveyed 2,000 UK employees in full-time employment and shows there is a slight sway towards men getting Christmas gifts in...

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Recruit right: How to get the right people for the role
Nov13

Recruit right: How to get the right people for the role

Guest Blog by Nick Shaw, MD at 10xPsychology Recruitment is a constantly evolving process for any business. Whether it is growing the team, finding a replacement or just making sure the company has the right people in the right roles, it is not easy, and getting it right takes a good understanding of the business and the type of candidates needed to make it a success.     Knowing the challenges When HR teams are looking to recruit,...

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The case for working from home
Nov12

The case for working from home

For centuries the ‘modern’ office has provided a clear distinction between work and home, revolving around a 9-5 routine where workers are required to be at the same desk, in the same room – day in, day out. But why has it lasted so long? Is it because it’s a tried and tested way of working that delivers results, or just a tired-out tradition yet to catch up with the times?     With 87% of the UK’s full-time employees wanting to work...

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7 practical ways to promote mental well-being in the workplace
Nov12

7 practical ways to promote mental well-being in the workplace

Guest Blog by Keith Tully, partner at Real Business Rescue (part of Begbies Traynor Group plc).   Keith has more than 25 years’ experience advising company directors and shareholders on a range of business matters including cash flow concerns, raising finance, and HR issues.   Our ‘always on’ working culture and sometimes unrealistic expectations of employees, has led to mental well-being in the workplace becoming a significant issue...

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How will technology transform the HR industry?
Nov12

How will technology transform the HR industry?

The world of work is constantly evolving in an effort to become more efficient, more profitable and more enjoyable for employees. We’ve come a long way over the past few decades, helped in no short measure by technological advances which have transformed the way in which we live. Entire industries have been built off the back of this technological revolution. App developers, web designers and digital marketers all owe the creation and...

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Revealed: Using your phone abroad helps Brits to relax
Nov12

Revealed: Using your phone abroad helps Brits to relax

Forget about a digital detox when on holiday, research has revealed Brits who have access to their mobile phone on holiday allows them to relax more. The research, which was commissioned by river cruise and tour operators Riviera Travel, found that over 40% of the adults asked feel the need check their phone three to four times a day during their holiday.   The research reveals, in order, Brits biggest worries about their home when...

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5 ways a strategic approach to HR can fuel fast business growth
Nov12

5 ways a strategic approach to HR can fuel fast business growth

Guest blog by Pete Byrne, Founder – ESPHR Despite the doom and gloom of the Brexit headlines, there are actually some encouraging trends in the wider economy. There has been sustained growth in the total business population, with increases of 2.2m (+64%) since 2000, for example¹, and the Institute of Economic Affairs has reported that the UK’s latest GDP figures suggest the economy is on course to expand by 0.6% in Q3 (July to...

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