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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Young people lose more than £6,000 a year due to wage discrimination
Oct12

Young people lose more than £6,000 a year due to wage discrimination

A new report by Young Women’s Trust shows that under-25s are missing out on between £820 and £6,300 a year because they are not entitled to the legal ‘National Living Wage’. The charity, which supports young women on low or no pay, found that more than a million young people are being paid as much as £3.45 an hour less for doing the same jobs as older workers, despite having the same responsibilities and the same outgoings. Over the...

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Up to 93% of businesses risk sponsor licence revocation – and many at risk of instant home office closure
Oct10

Up to 93% of businesses risk sponsor licence revocation – and many at risk of instant home office closure

  Just months before the UK is scheduled to leave the EU in March 2019, less than a third of companies are aware of the serious sanctions in place for non-compliance to strict ‘right to work’ rules for overseas workers, from fines to prison sentences for Directors, or even instant closure – not least the potential impact to business’ reputation. Only a third of businesses knew what documents should be kept on file for...

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80% of blindness is avoidable | Employers have a role to play
Oct10

80% of blindness is avoidable | Employers have a role to play

This World Sight Day, 12 October, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is asking employers to consider what they can do to help reduce blindness statistics. ‘Make Vision Count’ is the theme of this year’s campaign by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)*, which focuses on paying attention to eyecare issues that impact lives everywhere, in developed countries as well as developing economies. With the IAPB asking...

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The importance of reference checking to minimise risk of candidate fraud
Oct09

The importance of reference checking to minimise risk of candidate fraud

Guest Blog from I Screen You Screen (www.iscreenyouscreen.com):   With the skills gap widening for UK businesses, it seems HR departments and recruiters are willing to take more and more risks in an attempt to fill vacancies. One avoidable risk however is reference checking of candidates to ensure details of the individual’s history can be checked. However, one survey suggests only a third of employers carry out these...

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Is it time to boot the commute?
Sep22

Is it time to boot the commute?

Graham Bird, Director of workplace consultancy, Where We Work- explores the effects of a daily commute and explains how the rush-hour race can be reduced …    With over 24 million regular commuters making an average daily journey of 56 minutes per day- and as many as 3.4 million travelling for two hours or even longer- it’s safe to say, that many of us are subject to the perils of the daily commute. But, whilst we dutifully continue...

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Only 24% of ‘working carers’ receive full support from their employer, new Eldercare research reveals
Sep21

Only 24% of ‘working carers’ receive full support from their employer, new Eldercare research reveals

New study shows the impact of elderly relatives on working professionals Eldercare – a provider of elderly care support, today releases new research revealing the mental, physical and professional strain that juggling a job with caring for an elderly relative is having on the UK’s workforce.   The ‘Invisible Carers’ research of over 2,000 working carers shows that less than a quarter (24%) of those caring for an elderly relative...

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What to do when employees’ personal problems affect work – Comment by Health Assured CEO and wellbeing expert David Price
Sep20

What to do when employees’ personal problems affect work – Comment by Health Assured CEO and wellbeing expert David Price

Wayne Rooney’s latest PR disaster has seen him charged with drink driving and having to face allegations of impropriety with a woman whilst his wife was away on holiday. It’s a story that has nothing to do with his footballing career, and yet it’s sure to impact his day job at Everton and could ultimately affect his performance on the pitch in upcoming fixtures. But how should employers go about dealing with potentially fragile...

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Epsom Business Woman, Louise Camby inspires
Sep19

Epsom Business Woman, Louise Camby inspires

Team BRAVO Gorillas, inspired by Epsom-based Louise Camby, helped raise over £1,000 for St. Catherine’s Hospice at their Dragon Boat Festival held at Tilgate Park in Crawley, Surrey on Sunday September 10 2017.     BRAVO (http://www.bravobizevents.co.uk/) is a social enterprise connecting Surrey and Sussex through business networking events and their annual community choir concert, Choiroke. Louise Camby, of BRAVO said...

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Revealed: The most ridiculous workplace rules in the UK
Sep01

Revealed: The most ridiculous workplace rules in the UK

New research from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library , has found that one third (36.8%) of workplaces in the UK have ridiculous rules in place, with one in five (22.5%) workers stating that they feel they can’t be trusted as a result. The study, which asked 1,000 UK workers whether their employer had any silly or unnecessary rules in place, found that over half (57.2%) of workers will disobey any rules they deem as...

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REVEALED: The Professions Where Tattoos Are Still Taboo.
Sep01

REVEALED: The Professions Where Tattoos Are Still Taboo.

• Brits are more likely to be comfortable with a tattooed politician than air hostess. • Men are more likely than women to discriminate against a tattooed job candidate • 54% of those hiring think tattoos can have a negative impact on the workplace • The characteristics we most associate with people who have tattoos include being rebellious, less intelligent, and unhealthy. The Police Federation announced earlier this month that their...

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Half of Brits looking to leave their current job
Sep01

Half of Brits looking to leave their current job

50% of Brits want to leave their job in the next 12 months Workers in London most likely to leave Most are on the hunt for a better salary £30,000 recruitment costs will be a big blow for UK businesses A study conducted by Citation has revealed that 50% of full or part-time workers in the UK want to leave their current job in the next 12 months. With the average cost of recruitment coming in at a whopping £30,000**, UK business owners...

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Research finds that ‘workend’ is the new weekend
Sep01

Research finds that ‘workend’ is the new weekend

Research shows 65 per cent of UK office workers have to work at the weekend to get the job done Office workers could earn an extra £3,359 per year on average if paid for weekend work Over a quarter of weekend workers have worked almost a full day (5-8 hours) on a Saturday 9% have pretended they had worked at the weekend when they hadn’t Full-time office employees are finding that their precious weekends are becoming the ‘workend’,...

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