Train Your Employees like Never Before by Gamifying the Training Process
Jun18

Train Your Employees like Never Before by Gamifying the Training Process

As you try to teach your employees the best practices for escalating your business’ processes, they may not always be genuinely interested in learning. And it isn’t even their fault. Learning processes can often end up boring your employees and you as well. But, it’s important to train them well, right? Thankfully, there’s a way out. Did you ever think about gamifying your company’s training processes? Well, if you didn’t, this may be...

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Ageing workforce left on the shelf: Research shows lack of opportunities for over 50s
Jun17

Ageing workforce left on the shelf: Research shows lack of opportunities for over 50s

They say experience is everything in business, sadly this isn’t the case for a lot of over 50s, with three in four (72%) deprived of career growth from their current employer[1]. With a rising retirement age and the prediction that by 2020, a third of UK workers will be aged 50[2] or over, new research from leading UK job board Totaljobs and global recruitment firm Robert Walters begs the question –  should more be done to support...

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One in three with learning disabilities fear being victimised in a new job, survey finds
Jun17

One in three with learning disabilities fear being victimised in a new job, survey finds

More than a third (35%) of people with learning disabilities or autism in England fear they would be victimised in a new job by colleagues because of their learning disability1, a survey reveals today. The new data comes as charity United Response continues its Am I Your Problem? campaign to challenge the hidden indifference, discrimination and sometimes outright hostility towards people with learning disabilities or autism. Today’s...

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Senior managers favour humans over machines when it comes to decision making
Jun17

Senior managers favour humans over machines when it comes to decision making

A new study from Headspring, the executive development joint venture of the Financial Times and IE Business School, reveals two in five (39%) UK office workers surveyed believe AI could replace their jobs, despite 58% of those in senior management positions or above saying they trust human decision making over machines. The online research, which was carried out by YouGov on behalf of Headspring, surveyed 2,010 UK office workers to...

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More than a third of over 30s still need financial help from their parents
Jun17

More than a third of over 30s still need financial help from their parents

When it comes to those who are the most financially stretched, it’s the over 30s who are most likely to ask their parents for help (45%), with one in ten parents admitting to gifting over £21K and one in five gifting over £11K for anything from a first car to a house deposit. With growing pressure for parents to pick up their children’s financial pieces, 42% of parents with children over 30 admit they are using their own savings and...

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Majority of Brits prioritise work and money over a social/love life
Jun14

Majority of Brits prioritise work and money over a social/love life

Brand new research from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, reveals that the majority of Brits (54.7%) feel work is the most important thing in their life right now, with only 13.8% prioritising their social life and 12.3% their love life.   The study surveyed 1,200 working professionals and found that only family (78.9%) and health (56.5%) trumped a job...

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More than a third of UK dads claim they suffered from depression, following the birth of their first child
Jun14

More than a third of UK dads claim they suffered from depression, following the birth of their first child

A nationwide study of British men who have started a family within the last two years, has revealed more than a third (34 percent) believe they experienced a form of “postnatal depression”, following the birth of their baby. In fact, 72 percent of those polled feel there just isn’t enough support for new fathers, with 84 percent of men believing the impact of childbirth on dads goes widely unrecognised. According to the...

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Contractors at Risk in Ill-judged IR35 Crackdown
Jun14

Contractors at Risk in Ill-judged IR35 Crackdown

Thousands of UK contractors face an uncertain future ahead of new tax legislation coming into force, research by Brookson Legal has revealed. More than half of UK firms (59%) admit to considering taking a blanket approach to managing the legislation, because they don’t have the time to assess contractors individually.  In contrast, 41% wouldn’t consider taking this approach as they don’t want to wrongly assess any contractors for...

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On your bike Britain
Jun14

On your bike Britain

Despite the government pouring £1.2 billion into cycling*, new research has revealed that it is still only a slim few who are cycling to work, with many citing nervousness about cycling in traffic as the reason. A survey of more than 7,600 UK adults published by Decathlon in the Decathlon Activity Index 2018, shows that only 7% of the nation is commuting to work with a bike. Despite cities including Manchester, Cambridge and...

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Two thirds of businesses fail to tell fathers about paternity leave rights
Jun13

Two thirds of businesses fail to tell fathers about paternity leave rights

Almost two thirds (63%) of employers do not tell new dads-to-be about the right to request Shared Parental Leave (SPL). New research commissioned by conference call provider PowWowNow found that an alarming two in five employers do not give their staff any information about SPL unless they actively request it. While nearly a quarter (23%) have taken no action at all to educate their employees about the right to SPL. SPL was introduced...

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Broken state of onboarding
Jun13

Broken state of onboarding

The research shows that two-thirds (66 percent) of HR departments are still using a paper-based approach to handling contracts with 46 percent of new starters complaining of a negative onboarding experience. And for one-in-ten (11 percent), this resulted in them rejecting a role. But the findings also show the potential benefits that come from delivering an effective onboarding process –  64 percent of respondents said a...

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Creating respectful workplaces
Jun13

Creating respectful workplaces

Corporate Learning Solutions launches training to tackle bullying and harassment Corporate Learning Solutions, the leadership and soft skills training specialist, has launched new training to help organisations tackle bullying and harassment.  Based on years of experience, its ‘Respectful Workplace’ training helps organisations to identify and address bullying and harassment and build respectful work environments.  As a...

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More Support is Needed Around Menstruation in the Workplace, Survey Finds
Jun13

More Support is Needed Around Menstruation in the Workplace, Survey Finds

A new survey of 2,000 menstruators by CIPD training specialist DPG has revealed a significant period stigma in UK workplaces. Almost half of workers who experience periods (48%) say there is a noticeable stigma around the issue at the company they work for. This stigma was found to affect how people act at work, as three-quarters of menstruators (74%) say they feel it’s necessary to hide sanitary products at work. Many also feel the...

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UK Comes Nineteenth as Malta Tops the Search for the Europe’s Most Curious Nation
Jun12

UK Comes Nineteenth as Malta Tops the Search for the Europe’s Most Curious Nation

The UK has ranked 19th out of 28 countries in Europe when it comes to curiosity. According to a recent study, put together by office stationery suppliers Viking, Malta has been ranked as Europe’s most curious country, with the UK’s closest neighbours, Republic of Ireland, coming joint second.   The research used a set of ranking factors to create a ‘Curiosity Index’. The...

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Economic uncertainty the biggest challenge facing 2.5 million SMEs
Jun12

Economic uncertainty the biggest challenge facing 2.5 million SMEs

UK SMEs say that economic uncertainty (45%), ongoing digitalisation efforts (41%) and increased competition (37%) are the three biggest challenges facing their organisation in the next two years, according to new research from Robert Half UK.1 Table 1: Biggest challenges facing SMEs   Percentage Total number of SMEs2 Economic uncertainty 45% 2,547,000 Ongoing digitalisation efforts 41% 2,320,600 Increased competition 37%...

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