Staff taking sickies due to ‘bad bosses’ creating stress and anxiety
Aug15

Staff taking sickies due to ‘bad bosses’ creating stress and anxiety

  New research by CABA – the charity that supports the wellbeing of chartered accountants, has found that poor management is creating sickness absence, as well as contributing to poor productivity, poor mental health and high staff turnover. The research found that employees were being forced to take drastic action to stop their workplaces having an adverse effect on their wellbeing.   58% suffering stress, anxiety or...

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Nottingham, 21-22 September : Expert advice surgeries and new legal stream for Charity Accountants’ Conference

Sayer Vincent, the award-winning firm of charityauditors and chartered accountants,is running a series of seminars and new drop-in surgeries for delegates attending this year’s Charity Accountants’ Conference.   Delegates can book these sessions and receive updates and expert and confidential advice from representatives from Sayer Vincent on any taxation and accounting issues or obtain legal advice from experts from charity law...

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ELAS employee shares canine capers to raise money for charity
Aug02

ELAS employee shares canine capers to raise money for charity

Working as a PR Manager for HR advisors ELAS, as well as a long career in journalism in both the US and the UK, means that Miriam Payne is used to being in the headlines. However, she’s normally writing the headlines, rather than being the subject herself! Miriam is a passionate animal lover and since adopting two rescue dogs, Ramsey and Blue, Miriam became acutely aware of the struggle animal charities have to raise funds, so...

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Why HR Managers make great charity trustees
Jul27

Why HR Managers make great charity trustees

Ian Joseph, CEO, Trustees Unlimited and Managing Director, Russam GMS explains why senior HR professionals are making a huge difference in the third sector. Many senior level professionals want to give something back to society and a growing number are doing this by offering their time, skills and expertise by becoming a charity trustee. Charities need a diverse range of skills on their boards and HR experience is something many...

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Organisations team together to help mums into work and progress through part-time apprenticeships
Jul20

Organisations team together to help mums into work and progress through part-time apprenticeships

Young Women’s Trust, Trust for London, flexibility experts Timewise and the Learning and Work Institute are teaming up to promote part-time apprenticeships that will help people with caring responsibilities get back into work, as well as progress their careers. While the number of people doing apprenticeships has increased since the introduction of the levy in April, many – particularly women, people with caring responsibilities,...

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Offices, staffrooms: Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning needs you
Jul19

Offices, staffrooms: Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning needs you

What: Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning When: Friday 29 September 2017 Where: Offices, staffrooms and canteens across the country   Macmillan Cancer Support’s much-loved World’s Biggest Coffee Morning will be returning to workplaces and staffrooms across the country – for its 27th year – on Friday 29 September 2017. Having raised a total of £29.5 million in 2016, this year’s event aims to raise even...

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Monarch pilot conquers Everest, raising vital funds for Monarch Foundation
Jul18

Monarch pilot conquers Everest, raising vital funds for Monarch Foundation

It was uphill all the way for Manchester based-Monarch pilot, Paul Fox who has achieved his childhood dream of scaling the world’s highest mountain to reach the highest point on earth. Back in 2015 Captain Paul Fox was 6500m into his ascent of 8848m Everest when his trip was abandoned due to the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal. Almost two years on the keen adventurer has now completed the climb, raising almost £4500 for...

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Welsh fintech start-up helps charities worldwide

A social entrepreneur who wanted to combat the inefficient donation system for international charities met his business partner at an event which helped to bring the idea to reality; building a partnership with a donor which manages £100 million in funds, and working in international markets. In September 2016, Ben Joakim from Monmouthshire attended leading tech event, Digital where he crossed paths with Laura Bailey from Zerado,...

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Robey’s Blog: Health & Safety – Just Say “Yes”!
Jul05

Robey’s Blog: Health & Safety – Just Say “Yes”!

I really much prefer to share with you the direct experiences of my HR career, but occasionally, with a weekly blog, I have to dip more into my expectations, aspirations or suspicions than I can into cold, hard experience.  And this is one of those weeks. I find myself troubled by Health & Safety.  Not, I hasten to add, that there’s anything wrong with the Health & Safety of our staff and clients at Age UK Gloucestershire! ...

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Welsh employer supports male suicide charity with band night fundraiser
Jul04

Welsh employer supports male suicide charity with band night fundraiser

A leading Welsh property and construction firm has raised over £2,000 to help combat male suicide, the leading cause of death for men aged 20 to 49 across the UK, following the loss of a respected and popular co-worker. Jehu Group hosted a fundraising band night at popular Cardiff venue Tramshed in aid of suicide prevention charity CALM, which provides help to men who are down or in crisis, as well as support to those bereaved by...

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Cass CCE report shows charity employers anticipate a major shift towards social investment
Jun29

Cass CCE report shows charity employers anticipate a major shift towards social investment

A new research report, ‘Social investment as a new charity finance tool: using both head and heart’ launched by Cass CCE highlights a major shift in charity funding models away from grants and donations, towards social investment and more borrowing in the next five years. The report was launched at an event at Sarasin & Partners LLP and the findings come from two years of in-depth research involving 120 face-to-face...

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Robey’s Blog: Three reasons NOT to reject a job candidate
Jun22

Robey’s Blog: Three reasons NOT to reject a job candidate

Robey Jenkins, HR Manager for Age UK Gloucestershire shares his weekly blog.  This week, he talks about how not to reject a candidate. No one likes making the phone call to an unsuccessful candidate.  And no one enjoys getting the call that says they haven’t got the job.  But the process is made far worse for both sides when the decision has been made based on the wrong things.  Candidates know instantly when they’ve been judged on...

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New funders enabling more charity employers to pay the real living wage
Jun22

New funders enabling more charity employers to pay the real living wage

  More charities will be able to pay staff the Living Wage now that four new grant-making organisations have joined the Living Wage Foundation’s scheme for charity funders. Often one of the down sides for quality candidates seeking work in the charitable sector is low pay.  While all employers must pay the minimum wage, few charity employers are able to pay their staff the real living wage. This is set to change as the Coutts...

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RSG supports Princes Trust initiative to get disadvantaged young people into employment
Jun22

RSG supports Princes Trust initiative to get disadvantaged young people into employment

The UK’s largest independent recruitment organisation, RSG, has named The Prince’s Trust as it’s chosen charity partner in a bid to help disadvantaged young people across the country take the first steps into work. The Prince’s Trust aims to support 60,000 new young people across the UK, helping to give them the skills and confidence needed to get a job. With five centres across the South, the aim is to reach more than 10,000 new...

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Robey’s Blog: Don’t let your recruitment get Trumped!
Jun15

Robey’s Blog: Don’t let your recruitment get Trumped!

  Poor Donald Trump[1].  It seems that POTUS has been having trouble with his recruitment efforts.  It seems to me – expert in US political analysis as I am – that Donald’s problems arise from a serious conflict of priorities: on the one hand, he yearns for the political credibility that emerges from the ability to assemble an executive team of high-performing professionals; but on the other, it seems that he struggles to work...

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