Help ensure staff don’t miss out on holiday leave
Dec06

Help ensure staff don’t miss out on holiday leave

With Christmas just around the corner it can be the last chance for employees who haven’t taken their full holiday entitlement to try to squeeze in leave, which can cause issues in the office. According to Adrian Lewis, Director of Activ Absence a ‘use it or lose it policy’ often means a last minute dash to book time off before the end of the year, potentially leaving the office low staffed or colleagues stressed as they end up taking...

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Creating a learning culture in six digitally disruptive steps
Dec06

Creating a learning culture in six digitally disruptive steps

By Steve Dineen, Chief Storyteller and CEO of Fuse International According to recent research by the Learning and Performance Institute, creating a learning culture is now the number one challenge for learning leaders – 11% of companies have it, but we want 100% to have it. This is followed by providing modern digital skills to their teams. There are huge macro industry drivers that are making these challenges strategic, and putting...

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Is encouraging cycling among your workforce a smart move?
Dec06

Is encouraging cycling among your workforce a smart move?

Cycling is an increasingly popular way of getting around. In the decade from 2008 to 2018, there was a 17% increase in cycling traffic recorded in the UK, going from 2.8 billion miles cycled to 3.3 billion miles. And it’s easy to see why. It keeps the cost of travel down and helps to keep you active. But are there any downsides to encouraging cycling among your workforce? Accidents Although there are far more car accidents than there...

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Looking at Seasonal Affective Disorder in the workspace
Dec06

Looking at Seasonal Affective Disorder in the workspace

Of course, we’re now into the colder, darker months which – for many – can affect mood balance, sometimes known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Research has found that as many as one in three Brits display symptoms of SAD each year. But what exactly is it, what are the symptoms, and how can we combat it in our workplace? An overview Seasonal affective disorder is a depression that is caused by a lack of light. It is associated...

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Hiring a new employee: a checklist
Dec06

Hiring a new employee: a checklist

If you’re looking to add a new recruit to your team, there are several items that you need to remember before you sign the contract. No matter whether you’re doing this for the first time, or you’ve done this many times over the years: you’ll want to know you’re doing the process correctly. These are just some of the points you need to think about when picking a potential colleague for your company. Many will be familiar to you...

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Everything You Need to Know About Applicant Tracking Systems
Dec06

Everything You Need to Know About Applicant Tracking Systems

Today, 99% of Fortune 500 companies filter all incoming resumes through an Applicant Tracking System or an ATS. In fact, even many of the small and mid-sized businesses are using ATSs to speed up the hiring process. Therefore, as an HR, you should know all about an ATS. Whether you end up using it or not, knowing about it will make help you make the right decision. What is an Applicant Tracking System? An Applicant Tracking System is...

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Tips To Find The Perfect Conference Venues For Your HR Event In The UK
Dec06

Tips To Find The Perfect Conference Venues For Your HR Event In The UK

Apart from providing human resources professionals with the opportunity to gain knowledge and meet new people, HR events should be fun. This is something that you have to remember before beginning to plan your next HR event. No matter how valuable the information you want to present is, keep in mind that the event is still a day away from the office for the attendees. With that being said, they want to have a good time and enjoy...

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How to Use Your Website to Improve Company Culture and Employee Requisitions
Dec05

How to Use Your Website to Improve Company Culture and Employee Requisitions

Your website is critical for your HR efforts. Promoting a healthy company culture and showcasing a smart, professional face to the world offers many benefits. For one thing, you can improve the satisfaction of everyone working in your business. Endorsing a positive company culture and having an impressive, professional site is also wonderful for attracting top talent. To modify your site to accommodate both these goals, you are going...

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The six qualities that will get you hired
Dec05

The six qualities that will get you hired

Automation, artificial intelligence and digital transformation mean the world of work is changing rapidly. Given the speed and scale of disruption that is taking place, what does this mean for people looking for employment?  We know from our work here at Prisoners of Conscience that as roles continue to evolve, those responsible for hiring are placing greater importance on transferable soft skills. They see them as assets...

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Black Friday Fallout – Offices Ban Deliveries
Dec05

Black Friday Fallout – Offices Ban Deliveries

Black Friday and Cyber Monday deliveries are causing parcel mayhem for reception staff as hundreds of thousands of parcels arrive at workplaces up and down the county today. The chaos caused by two bumper spending days means that most deliveries will end up arriving today, dubbed “Terrible Tuesday” by office managers. Angry receptionists in many office buildings across the Country are putting new policies in place and are calling for...

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Work burnout – are your staff at risk?
Dec05

Work burnout – are your staff at risk?

Burnout, also known as by emotional or mental exhaustion, is the point when extreme and prolonged stress and pressure makes it impossible to continue. It has been described as a syndrome ‘resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed’ in the International Classification of Diseases manual (ICD-11) – the World Health Organization’s handbook which helps medical professionals diagnose diseases. It was...

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Hangover days and nap rooms: ten of the most unique UK office perks revealed
Dec05

Hangover days and nap rooms: ten of the most unique UK office perks revealed

More than 70% of employees say benefits other than salary would be a key consideration for a future job, and 60% say they would take a job with a lower salary for better benefits1. But what are the most unique office perks in the UK?  Analysing over a million job adverts, leading jobs search engine Adzuna has collated a list of the top ten most unusual employee perks currently on offer in the UK. So, what could you look forward...

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Third of Brits are unprepared for their financial futures
Dec05

Third of Brits are unprepared for their financial futures

The UK’s leading price comparison website, MoneySuperMarket, looks at UK savings and discovers that many Brits haven’t made provisions for their dependants after they die or started planning for their finances in later life. Just 42% of all respondents admit to currently having life insurance – 9% more than in 2018. However almost half (46%) still do not plan on taking out a life insurance policy, despite it being one of the best ways...

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Digital Risks Unwraps the 12 Biggest Workplace Risks for the Festive Season
Dec05

Digital Risks Unwraps the 12 Biggest Workplace Risks for the Festive Season

Organisations advised to ensure they are covered appropriately for a worry-free Christmas Digital Risks, the insurance provider for the digital age, has ranked the 12 biggest risks businesses will face during the festive season. From office breakages to injured employees, the ranking is based on Digital Risks’ analysis of the festive failures businesses are most likely to need to claim for as Christmas celebrations kick off....

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Businesses advised to revoke out of hours email access this Christmas amid workplace stress concerns
Dec05

Businesses advised to revoke out of hours email access this Christmas amid workplace stress concerns

Businesses should consider closing off their employees’ email access during evenings and weekends to protect their mental health, urge experts at Aura Technology.The strategic IT consultancy also advise employers to consider office pets, offering more sabbaticals and providing staff with fitness trackers and meditation apps that promote wellbeing in the workplace. Their advice follows that 1 in 5 people in the UK experience...

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