How positive procrastination can skyrocket your productivity
Apr11

How positive procrastination can skyrocket your productivity

Technology has empowered us to get a lot more done, especially over the last decade or so. Businesses are seamlessly integrated with lightning-fast internet, on-the-go apps and Cloud-based software. As a result, it feels like we can do anything. But feeling like you can do anything means you often feel you have to do everything. And those endless possibilities are making us less — not more — productive. A study by HubSpot found that...

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Bosses losing points for productivity
Apr11

Bosses losing points for productivity

Gamified rewards and bonuses not only introduce an element of fun in to the workplace, but also increase employee performance – and according to new research, 52% of bosses are losing out on increased productivity by not making use of them. A survey of 1,096 UK workers, by workplace incentives and rewards provider, One4 all Rewards, published in the Workers on Top of Their Game Report, surveyed employees from different age...

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Almost half of job candidates are being sold an unrealistic dream
Apr11

Almost half of job candidates are being sold an unrealistic dream

New research* from pre-hire assessment specialists Thrive Map reveals that 48% of employees have left a role because it wasn’t what they expected it to be. When asked what these differences were: 59% cited job responsibilities, 42% pointed to the working environment, and 35% mentioned working hours or shift patterns. Only 29% said that their salary or employee benefits played any part in their decision to leave. Among Generation Z...

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Women in the workplace: Working harder but not getting further
Apr11

Women in the workplace: Working harder but not getting further

New survey reveals that 76% of organisations that feel gender diversity is a business-critical issue are unsatisfied with their ability to elevate women in leadership. 60% of women say they always work hard, compared to 45% of men who say the same 28% of women say they always deliver over and above to impress, compared to just 19% of men If you are a woman in the workplace today, you are more likely to feel under pressure to work...

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Work in HR and want to earn more money? New data suggests you might want to become a contractor!
Apr11

Work in HR and want to earn more money? New data suggests you might want to become a contractor!

Data analysis from CV-Library reveals the massive pay boost you could get through freelance work With the latest labour market statistics from the ONS revealing that average weekly earnings for UK workers have increased by 3.4%, further data released today by CV-Library has found that contractor wages for HR roles are drastically outpacing average pay across the UK. The leading independent job board analysed average salary data from...

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Half of UK workers uncomfortable with employer getting involved in personal lifestyle choices
Apr11

Half of UK workers uncomfortable with employer getting involved in personal lifestyle choices

Fifty-two per cent of UK workers say they are uncomfortable with their employer getting involved in their personal lifestyle choices, research has revealed.  The study of 2,000 UK workers by Willis Towers Watson found that more than half (56%) of UK workers view lifestyle choices, such as diet, exercise, and alcohol consumption, as a strictly personal matter. Seventy-one per cent of respondents who said they felt uncomfortable...

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Is Social Media An Effective Recruitment Tool For SME’s?
Apr11

Is Social Media An Effective Recruitment Tool For SME’s?

According to research by The Open University Business, the total cost of the UK skills shortage is £6.3 billion a year and SMEs, which make up a large portion of businesses in the UK, shoulder the majority of the cost. Around 69% of SMEs think that large employers monopolise the best talent and that they are unable to compete by raising salaries or spending significantly on recruitment strategies. John Williams, Head of Marketing...

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Menopause at work – 14 million days lost a year
Apr10

Menopause at work – 14 million days lost a year

Hot flushes, memory loss, joint aches and anxiety are just some of the menopause symptoms costing the UK economy 14 million working days every year 1. Almost a third 2 of working women in the core ‘menopause age’ – aged between 50 and 64 – are having to reluctantly take time out of the working week to alleviate menopausal symptoms. Across the year this mounts up to over 24 hours which has a potential productivity loss, across...

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Hidden profession revealed – project management contributes £156bn to UK economy and employs almost 1 in 12 workers
Apr10

Hidden profession revealed – project management contributes £156bn to UK economy and employs almost 1 in 12 workers

New research, commissioned by the Association for Project Management (APM) and conducted by PwC UK, has for the first time revealed the scale of the contribution the project profession makes to the UK economy. The new report, entitled ‘The Golden Thread’, has identified that project management in the UK generates around £156.5 billion of annual Gross Value Added (GVA)* and that an estimated 2.13 million full-time equivalent workers...

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Why is nobody taking up shared parental leave?
Apr10

Why is nobody taking up shared parental leave?

Guest Blog by Peninsula Associate Director of Advisory Kate Palmer Since 2015, shared parental leave (SPL) has been an option for working couples, allowing eligible employees to share and organise family leave in a way which works best for their personal circumstances. Despite this, take-up has been very low, in fact in 2018, only 9,200 new parents took shared parental leave, just 1% of those who were eligible to do so, below the...

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Fun Team Night Out Ideas
Apr10

Fun Team Night Out Ideas

There’s no doubting that a fun team night out can do a business in any sector the world of good. A happy work force is undoubtedly going to be more productive, which means that not only will more work be completed, it will be done to a higher standard too. As a result, it is vital to keep morale high in the workplace and there are some great ideas when it comes to a fun team night out. A traditional team night out, one that is proven...

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Seven in ten Brits claim the online world is affecting their mental health
Apr09

Seven in ten Brits claim the online world is affecting their mental health

A new, nationwide study released today, has revealed over a quarter (28 percent) of Britons feel their phone or social media addiction is actively stopping them living life to the full, with as many as 83 percent saying they are DESPERATE to spend more time in the real world. According to the study, 77 percent of us now spend at least three hours online every day, with one in ten spending as much as TEN hours a day in an online world....

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Majority of working women experiencing the menopause say it has a negative impact on them at work
Apr09

Majority of working women experiencing the menopause say it has a negative impact on them at work

Three out of five (59%) working women between the ages of 45 and 55 who are experiencing menopause symptoms say it has a negative impact on them at work. This is according to new research from the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development.  In response, the CIPD is today launching free guidance on managing the menopause at work to help break the silence surrounding the topic. It emphasises that even small changes like...

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What Happens if You Are Barred From Working From Home?
Apr09

What Happens if You Are Barred From Working From Home?

Major City bank BNY Mellon came under fire fromemployees recently after announcing that it was ending its work from home scheme. Many employees vented that this was a huge step backwards in employment working practices with issues such as mental health and childcare being amongst the key concerns. The backlash actually led to the bank retracting its plan but the announcement left people across the country unsure of their rights when...

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Money Worries Cost UK Economy Up To £51bn A Year, Research Finds
Apr09

Money Worries Cost UK Economy Up To £51bn A Year, Research Finds

UK workers’ poor financial well-being is having a significant impact on productivity Savings as a proportion of income is the lowest it has been for nearly 60 years1 40% (13 million) of employees worry about money all the time and 23% (7.5 million) don’t save at allAddressing poor financial well-being in the UK’s workforce could boost GDP by 2.4% a year through increased productivity Report recommends that Government and employers...

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