British managers aren’t confident about recommending their workplace
Oct25

British managers aren’t confident about recommending their workplace

Only 47 percent of British managers ‘completely agree’ that they would recommend their workplace to others, according to a Cornerstone OnDemand and IDC survey of over 1,900 European HR, IT and line of business managers.   The “Future Culture 2018: Building a Culture of Innovation in the Age of Digital Transformation” whitepaper shows that British managers’ tendency to recommend their workplace lags behind other countries surveyed,...

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“Positive attitudes of male senior management and investment in training  are the keys to more women taking leadership roles”
Sep25

“Positive attitudes of male senior management and investment in training are the keys to more women taking leadership roles”

Chelsey Hutchinson, Company Director, Wyboston Lakes Resort   The key to opening opportunities for more women to take senior management roles is the attitudes of male senior managers. If they are open-minded, positively supportive and invest in training, then the proportion of leadership roles held by women will increase faster.   At Wyboston Lakes Resort, the UK’s largest privately-owned single site conference and leisure venue, the...

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Top Manchester Lawyer To Appear At The UK’s first Festival Of Motherhood And Work
May08

Top Manchester Lawyer To Appear At The UK’s first Festival Of Motherhood And Work

Award-winning maternity discrimination lawyer Danielle Ayres of Gorvins solicitors will be raising the issue of prejudice in the workplace at the UK`s first festival of motherhood and work.   The day long festival, which will take place at the Manchester Science Park on Saturday 12th May 2018 has been organised to help mothers overcome challenges in recruitment and in the workplace.     And it`s an event, says the Stockport based...

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Think you’ve had a bad day? The most stressed workers in the UK revealed.
Mar07

Think you’ve had a bad day? The most stressed workers in the UK revealed.

THE MOST stressed workers in the UK have been revealed, following new research. Men aged between 25 and 34 who work in finance businesses with over 250 employees and live in Cardiff are the most stressed workers in the UK, according to a study of 3,000 UK workers carried out by Perkbox, the UK’s fastest growing employee benefits platform, as part of the 2018 UK Workplace Stress Report.     As part of the study, a work stress ‘heat...

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HR Professionals Have No Time For Value Adding Work
Jan30

HR Professionals Have No Time For Value Adding Work

65 per cent of HR professionals at mid-tier firms are struggling to spend any time working on value adding initiatives – that’s according to HR technology specialist, Access Group.   Research from the company has shown that almost two thirds of those working in HR are unable to dedicate any of their time to things such as employee engagement, wellness programmes and talent development. Instead, their working week is being consumed by...

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Squeeze on living standards will last well into 2018 – CIPD
Jan18

Squeeze on living standards will last well into 2018 – CIPD

The CIPD’s annual labour market predictions also point to a tightening of the labour market as well as continued poor productivity 2018 will see pay, productivity and migration top the agenda as the UK looks ahead to its exit from the European Union according to the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. Following a year in which there has been ever-increasing pressure on the cost of living, the CIPD predicts:    ...

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How employers can be more environmentally friendly in the workplace
Jan16

How employers can be more environmentally friendly in the workplace

Prime Minister Theresa May has launched the government’s environment plan, setting out measures to reduce plastic waste over the next 25 years. The Prime Minister announced the government will play a part in reducing plastic by removing all single use plastic from government offices. In answer to a later question, the Prime Minister praised the organisation Sky for banning single use plastic from their working environment and also...

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Revealed: The Cheapest UK Cities For Business Trips
Jan15

Revealed: The Cheapest UK Cities For Business Trips

New research reveals the most and least expensive cities for business trips. Comparing the cost of fuel, food and accommodation, the new research from Allstar Business Solutions: A Day in the Life of a Businessman, has found that there is a large disparity in average spend across the 20 largest cities in the UK.     The research considered average fuel usage over 24 hours, the average cost of breakfast at an inexpensive restaurant or...

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Are you flexing for return-to-workers?
Jan11

Are you flexing for return-to-workers?

Guest Blog by Richard Morris, UK CEO, Spaces   A recent survey from coaching organisation Women Returners reveals that 87% of women making a return from a career break want the option to work flexibly. The figure makes for interesting reading at a time of declining candidate availability and with demand for staff growing at the fastest rate since 2015.   Businesses are on the look-out for top talent, and often women returning from...

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How Best To Manage Staffing Issues At This Time Of Year
Dec13

How Best To Manage Staffing Issues At This Time Of Year

Guest Blog by Daxa Shah of ELAS Employment As we approach the festive season and 2017 draws towards a close, the question of holidays, seasonal illness and increased absence rates once again rears its head. As we saw recently with Ryanair, failure to properly schedule employee holidays and manage absences can cause chaos and put extra demands on your business.   ELAS employment law consultant Daxa Shah explains how best to manage...

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Public sector marketers three times more likely to suffer a pay freeze
Dec12

Public sector marketers three times more likely to suffer a pay freeze

· 17% of public sector marketers had a pay freeze. Those that had a rise on average received 2.4% · 61% or marketers in manufacturing roles had a pay rise, which averaged 2.3% · Marketing managers in the manufacturing sector topped the pay list · The average pay awards for marketing professionals across all sectors in the coming 12 months is 2.3% · 19% pay gap between marketing managers in London and the West Midlands   An annual...

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Employers Struggle to Retain Talent But Less Than One in Ten Business Owners Think Training Staff is Important
Dec05

Employers Struggle to Retain Talent But Less Than One in Ten Business Owners Think Training Staff is Important

The Esme SME Study 2017 delves into the business challenges and priorities of SMEs   Esme’s SME Study 2017 revealed that more than one in five (22%) of SME owners are struggling to hire and retain the right employees, with one in ten admitting they do not know how to retain staff. Also, more than a third (35%) of business owners believe the UK’s current economic climate will negatively impact their business looking forward –...

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The one thing that’s missing from your workplace perks
Nov27

The one thing that’s missing from your workplace perks

Guest Blog from Michael Dunnett-Stone of Seed Music   When it comes to picking workplace perks, the stakes couldn’t be higher. According to a recent survey by Payment Sense, 38% of employees would consider moving companies to get the perks they want.   The best companies are well aware of this – and will go to great lengths to provide the perks which will keep their workforce happy. This is great news for employees, but it...

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AI and the Future of Recruitment
Nov13

AI and the Future of Recruitment

Guest Blog By David Haines, Global sales Director, Xref   Tech experts have been paying lip service to the wonders of Artificial Intelligence (or AI) for many years, but what was once the stuff of blockbuster movies and sinister sci-fi stories, is quickly becoming a reality. The age of Artificial Intelligence is upon us.   What does this mean for the HR sector? In an industry where the emphasis is on people and human interactions, is...

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Tripwire Survey: 72 Percent of Security Professionals Say Soft Skills Need Has Increased
Nov09

Tripwire Survey: 72 Percent of Security Professionals Say Soft Skills Need Has Increased

Organizations want non-security functions like IT operations, risk management and compliance to get more involved in cybersecurity   Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organizations, today announced the results of a survey conducted by Dimensional Research that looked at the need for soft skills in cybersecurity. The survey was conducted in July, and its...

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