How to build a respectful culture to tackle misconduct at work
Jan30

How to build a respectful culture to tackle misconduct at work

Inappropriate behaviour at work is one of the most pressing issues facing HR, challenged by the complexities of managing a multi-generational workforce where diversity includes different personalities, work styles as well as race, gender, religion and philosophical beliefs like veganism. The issue is so prevalent with employers ill-equipped to handle misconduct, that The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) recently released a...

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How can you make customers stay loyal to your brand?
Jan02

How can you make customers stay loyal to your brand?

Nowadays, brand loyalty is essential to businesses. The probability of selling a product or service to an existing customer is 60-70%, with 65% of a company’s business said to come from existing customers. Companies such as Apple are the epitome of brand loyalty, with the tech company having a core of followers who will solely buy their products and stick with them throughout their lifetime. Here, we will look at exactly what it is...

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Six in ten startups struggling to recruit due to skills gaps
Dec11

Six in ten startups struggling to recruit due to skills gaps

Six in ten (60%) UK startups are struggling to find talent in their required area, pointing to the presence of skills gaps across the nation. New data from conference calling company PowWowNow, looking into the barriers to recruitment in SMEs across Europe, reveals the industries facing the biggest skills gaps are HR and travel. Over two thirds (67%) of UK SMEs in the travel and transport industry struggle to attract new workers due...

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Why Is Having An Online Degree Becoming A Trend?
Nov14

Why Is Having An Online Degree Becoming A Trend?

The field of education has gained a lot of technological advancements over the years. New tools and software have facilitated the quest for knowledge through the digital classroom. Professors and students no longer need to be in the same location to exchange insights. Everything can now be done remotely. Because of this, online degrees have become prevalent. More and more people are seeing the advantages that they bring to both the...

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Revealed: Small gestures of kindness = big impacts on employee health
Nov11

Revealed: Small gestures of kindness = big impacts on employee health

Small gestures of kindness by employers can have big impacts on employees’ health and work performance, according to new research.[i] “The health and wellbeing of employees make an essential contribution to business success,” explains Leading London Nutritionist Lily Soutter (www.lilysoutternutrition.com). Business success starts with having a good understanding of how you start your own business Nowloan have recently released a...

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The agility of the organisation
Nov06

The agility of the organisation

Video conferencing, working from the cloud… Just a few examples of flexible working. Especially in these times when more companies are embracing agile working. The static workplace is disappearing more and more and the flexible workplace is coming into its own. But what does that mean for employees and their workplaces. The worker is central. The traditional way of working, employees spent their time predominantly at the office. With...

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Can an employer be liable for its employees’ discriminatory Facebook posts?
Jul25

Can an employer be liable for its employees’ discriminatory Facebook posts?

In Forbes v LHR Airport Limited the EAT considered whether a discriminatory Facebook post was made by an employee “in the course of their employment”. If so, the employer could be liable for it. Mr Forbes worked for London Heathrow Airport (LHA). One of his colleagues shared a racist image on her own Facebook page outside her normal working hours. That image was subsequently shown to Mr Forbes by a mutual colleague who had...

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Are staff footing the bill for their employer’s ‘unrealistic’ expense policy?
Jul17

Are staff footing the bill for their employer’s ‘unrealistic’ expense policy?

Employees could be left out of pocket to the tune of £40 per night because their firm’s expense policy fails to reflect the true cost of hotel stays, new research has revealed. According to the Access Expense Report 2019, which includes analysis of tens-of-thousands of hotel claims, staff fork out an average of £130 per night for business trips – well above the £90 limit (£120 in London) many organisations impose. Dan Mizon, expense...

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Top tips for driving in a heatwave
Jun28

Top tips for driving in a heatwave

Most Brits love nothing more than basking in the sunshine,and according to reports, temperatures are about to soar this week as the June heatwave strikes the UK. In fact, parts of Britain could be hotter than Rio de Janerio.  This will affect us all, but for those planning road trips it’s essential to be prepared. Drivers need to be informed about the hazards the heat can bring – especially as drivers clock up...

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Is Extended Holiday The Answer To Improved Employee Wellbeing?
May22

Is Extended Holiday The Answer To Improved Employee Wellbeing?

Employee wellbeing is “hot topic” right now, especially since Mental Health Awareness Week took place this month. Everyone is talking about how companies can do more to support staff and help them feel more fulfilled.Much of it comes down to improving employee’s work-life balance. What’s more,companies that have happier employees receive various benefits too: · Happy employees are 31% more productive· Happy employees take on average...

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The rise of Zero Hours: Yay or Nay?
Mar01

The rise of Zero Hours: Yay or Nay?

Guest Blog by Rebecca Dunne Zero hours contracts, the relatively new phenomenon of the 21st century today – where we can work to suit the needs of parenting, caring, education, illness and other priorities. It includes employment terms that are not contracted, set days and hours, instead is suitable to the employee and their personal life, replacing the traditional 9-5 work life. Employees are called in when they are needed, typically...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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