The next step in employee benefits: personalization
Aug15

The next step in employee benefits: personalization

Iain Thompson is the CCO and Co-founder of Office App, The most advanced engagement platform for professionals in offices. He’ s a former International Marketing Director, having worked in blue chip companies like Unilever and Dunlop in marketing and business development for 12 years and has successfully led the design and launch of 6 different products in 4 different industries and 11 different countries. As competition for top...

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One quarter of workers consider suicide over personal debts
Aug15

One quarter of workers consider suicide over personal debts

One quarter of UK workers have considered suicide in the first half of 2019 due to personal debts and financial worries, according to research from GettaSub, the short-term employee finance provider. The research, which quizzed 2,000 workers across the country about their financial well-being revealed that 23 per cent have considered taking their own life due to financial fears at least once in the last six months. Of this total, nine...

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Burnout is a Syndrome: How to lose the workplace blues
Aug15

Burnout is a Syndrome: How to lose the workplace blues

By Chris Congdon, editor-in-chief of Steelcase’s 360 magazine World Health Organisation Labels Burnout “Syndrome”: The good news—there are more ways than ever to help people think, feel and move better at work. Stressed at work? Take a breath. You are not alone. While the World Health Organisation (WHO) is just now recognising burnout, a result of stress, as an “occupational phenomenon,” the conversation around wellbeing at work is...

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‘Woke’ Nation: UK’s top 50 most progressive cities in which to work revealed
Aug15

‘Woke’ Nation: UK’s top 50 most progressive cities in which to work revealed

Woke Etymology: The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word ‘woke’ as being aware or well-informed in a political or cultural sense. The term has rapidly grown in popularity and meaning, and now extends to all socio-political problems, as well as issues surrounding sustainability and environmental awareness. A new study from Bankrate, a brand which aims to make homeownership in the UK easier and more attainable, assessed 50...

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Top dogs – Vets are Britain’s best paid graduates
Aug15

Top dogs – Vets are Britain’s best paid graduates

Veterinarians are the UK’s highest-paid graduates straight out of university, according to new data released by the world’s largest job site, Indeed. With this week’s A-level results due to send thousands of eager students on their way to university, many are banking on picking up better career prospects along with their degree. Indeed’s research shows the top 10 best-paying roles currently being aimed at new graduates. Training to be...

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Getting serious about flexible working
Aug15

Getting serious about flexible working

The record-breaking heatwave has taken its toll on just about everything, no least making sticky commutes and sweaty offices a real problem for workers. Along with relaxing dress codes, urging staff to keep water-bottles filled, and providing desk-fans, some employers have begun introducing more flexible working practices to address the issue. Before jumping on that bandwagon, however, it’s vital these practices aren’t implemented...

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Research highlights businesses can do more to manage disability
Aug14

Research highlights businesses can do more to manage disability

says Adam Riley from Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing A new survey[i] of UK SME owners conducted by Bolt Burdon Kemp has revealed 95% of respondents don’t understand the legal rights of disabled employees.  This is in spite of a recent government report highlighting a rise in disabled workers in the UK[ii]. Government figures show there are 930,000 more disabled people in work today than five years ago, as the rate of...

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New study identifies which UK cities are the least likely to give first aid and why
Aug14

New study identifies which UK cities are the least likely to give first aid and why

Two thirds of the UK are not first aid trained, and a further 40 per cent are not interested in training. The study conducted by Virtual College investigated how well trained the UK is when it comes to first aid, they revealed that only 36 per cent of the UK was first aid trained. The stats also highlighted that 66 per cent wouldn’t feel confident in their ability to save someone’s life if they are called upon. What is even more...

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Higher salaries do NOT equate to staff loyalty
Aug14

Higher salaries do NOT equate to staff loyalty

Leading job search engine, Adzuna, has analysed data from 10,000* CVs to determine the average length of time employees stay in each role before going elsewhere and confirm if people earning higher salaries are in fact more likely to stay in a job for longer. According to Adzuna’s data, it takes UK employees 28 months on average before they get the new job itch. Top ten job roles employees stay in the longest**: Machine Operator...

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Retirement fund is top saving priority for Brits
Aug14

Retirement fund is top saving priority for Brits

Over half (58%) of Brits wish they had invested in their future and retirement at an earlier age, according to new research by savings and mortgage provider Nottingham Building Society, known as The Nottingham. The survey of 2,000 UK adults looked at the biggest saving priorities for the nation, and what age we wish we had started investing in different aspects of our lives, from health and careers to money management. A retirement...

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Britain’s most dangerous industries
Aug14

Britain’s most dangerous industries

In 2018/19, a total of 147 people were killed at work. Although this was an increase of six from the previous year, it was a fall of 32 from 2008/09. It shows that workers are generally getting better protection on the job. However, there are some industries that present more of a danger to those employed within them, with accidents at work resulting in a greater risk of fatality. Agriculture, forestry and fishing Those working in...

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What salary should you be earning at your age?
Aug13

What salary should you be earning at your age?

There’s a direct link between age and salary – for most people they will increase together as new skills are learned, more experience is gained, and potential is increased. Several variables also affect salary, including industry, development, skill set and even gender. Here are the facts about what employees need to know according to Instant Offices. Average Wages in the UK The average UK annual salary or monthly wage of full-time...

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Office workers spend 75% of their waking hours sitting
Aug13

Office workers spend 75% of their waking hours sitting

Research from the British Heart Foundation shows Brits spend around 67 hours a week either seated or sedentary – making us inactive for up to three out of seven days. Excessive sitting, dubbed as “the new smoking” is also directly like approximately 50,000 deaths a year. Urging Brits to be more active, Forest Holidays has delved into why Brits have become idler over time, and why being active is becoming more important in modern...

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70% of working parents suffer from stress during the summer hols
Aug13

70% of working parents suffer from stress during the summer hols

Almost half (48%) of employee respondents experience workplace stress and anxiety over the summer months and a staggering 70% of working parents suffer from stress pre and during the summer holidays, according to new research by Westfield Health.[i] If you’re struggling to find that work life balance and you can’t seem to leave your work at work, Leading London Nutritionist, Lily Soutter (www.lilysoutternutrition.com) is here to help....

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Foreign jobseekers’ interest in UK finance sector cools rapidly
Aug13

Foreign jobseekers’ interest in UK finance sector cools rapidly

London’s status as a global finance hub is coming under threat from Brexit’s demographic – rather than financial – fallout, as new data reveals falling foreign interest in City jobs, fuelling concerns of a staffing crisis. Exclusive data analysis from the world’s largest job site Indeed shows that interest in UK banking jobs from abroad has dropped by 12% since 2015, when the likelihood of a referendum on UK membership of...

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