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...

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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...

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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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Nine out of 10 bosses believe changing departmental office seating improves efficiency
Nov03

Nine out of 10 bosses believe changing departmental office seating improves efficiency

Over nine in 10 (94%) senior decision makers in UK companies believe project efficiency could increase significantly if they simply re-arranged their office seating plans to promote cross-departmental collaboration between team members Yet more than three in five (64%) of the same respondents say their office can be best described as being arranged by departments The median length of time before any organisational structure change is...

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Is pension salary sacrifice a trick or treat?
Oct27

Is pension salary sacrifice a trick or treat?

Guest Blog from Steve Butler, CEO, Punter Southall Aspire Halloween is just around the corner and many families will be planning to go ‘trick or treating’ in recognition of this ancient celebration. But some employees may be forgiven for thinking pension salary sacrifice is a trick their employer is about to play on them. In our experience it seems that both employers and employees tend to be suspicious of salary sacrifice. It could...

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Lighting Design Can Boost Workforce Productivity
Oct27

Lighting Design Can Boost Workforce Productivity

As the clocks go back on 29th October, LUX365 highlights how LEDs can be used to replicate the benefits of natural light, including vitality and alertness Inadequate workplace lighting can impact mood, emotions and also result in health problems according to research undertaken by LUX365. The UK’s 32 million-strong labourforce1, works an average of 30.5 hours per week. Statistics show that between 2015 and 2016, 26 million days were...

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Trump tops the list of most ghoulish bosses this Halloween
Oct19

Trump tops the list of most ghoulish bosses this Halloween

American President Donald Trump named as the scariest celebrity boss to work for Candidates say Lord Alan Sugar would be most intimidating to be interviewed by But employers take a different view on Lord Sugar claiming The Apprentice star is the celebrity most likely to make a “great boss”   Lord Alan Sugar, star of the BBC’s The Apprentice and made famous by his ‘you’re fired!’ catchphrase, has divided opinion among...

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Five wellbeing lessons Britain can learn from Romania
Oct19

Five wellbeing lessons Britain can learn from Romania

Stella Photi is founder and managing director of wellbeing holiday experts, Wellbeing Escapes. Stella founded Wellbeing Escapes after feeling burnt out in her corporate job and recognising the importance of taking time out and embarking on meaningful getaways that rejuvenate both mind and body. This inspired her to found Wellbeing Escapes, a specialist travel company that offers a range of results-driven wellness programmes and offer...

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One Identity global Survey results show hackers could be getting a month or more to exploit
Oct18

One Identity global Survey results show hackers could be getting a month or more to exploit

• Global study indicates disgruntled former employees or other threat actors still have widespread opportunity to cause harm because their IT   accounts remain active • Seventy percent of respondents lack confidence that accounts of former employees are fully deactivated in a timely manner • Eighty-four percent of respondents say it takes a month or longer to discover forgotten dormant accounts • Results show that common IT security...

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How can an employee’s use of drugs/alcohol outside the workplace impact within?
Oct17

How can an employee’s use of drugs/alcohol outside the workplace impact within?

These days everyone is aware of the impact drugs and alcohol can have on the workplace environment and most, if not all, companies will have a strict drugs and alcohol policy in place. Societal use of drugs and alcohol has undergone a dramatic change in recent years in terms of attitude towards drink driving and drug use as well as the introduction of so-called legal highs, so it’s important to also look at how an employee’s use of...

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Europe lacks effective policies to support return to work by breast cancer survivors
Oct12

Europe lacks effective policies to support return to work by breast cancer survivors

Although the rate of breast cancer diagnoses is rising in Europe, a higher proportion of women are surviving the form of cancer – but returning to everyday aspects of life prove challenging; with many survivors unable to return to work, due to a lack of support and consideration by employers. A new report by The Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by Pfizer, investigates the challenges involved in returning to...

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31% of UK workers would take a pay cut for their dream job
Oct12

31% of UK workers would take a pay cut for their dream job

With starting salaries set to rise by just 1.4% in the year ahead, research by recruitment specialist, Robert Half UK has revealed half (50%) of UK employees are satisfied with their salaries and feel they are paid fairly given their efforts and achievements at work. In a sign that it’s not just salary that’s important in the workplace, over a third (37%) would be open to re-evaluating their salary expectations in the hunt for their...

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