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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New legislation fails to hamper popularity of salary sacrifice scheme
Aug24

New legislation fails to hamper popularity of salary sacrifice scheme

Let’s Connect, provider of home technology salary sacrifice schemes and part of Personal Group plc, today announced it is fully compliant with new HMRC rules on salary sacrifice and continues to see strong demand from customers. In a survey of over 1,000 UK employees conducted as part of the consultation with HMRC, Let’s Connect found that salary sacrifice schemes which enable employees to buy home technology products can play a vital...

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Research finds that ‘workend’ is the new weekend
Aug24

Research finds that ‘workend’ is the new weekend

Full-time office employees are finding that their precious weekends are becoming the ‘workend’, according to new research by membership organisation Boundless. A study of 2,000 full-time office workers has revealed that 65 per cent do extra work at the weekend, and would earn an extra £3,359 each year on average if paid for this overtime.* The survey revealed that 82% of those polled have worked at least one weekend in the last six...

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Press cries ‘sexism’ as BBC Gender Pay Report shows a distinct disparity between sexes
Jul19

Press cries ‘sexism’ as BBC Gender Pay Report shows a distinct disparity between sexes

In order to comply with the Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations, as well as Prime Minister Theresa May’s rules requiring the identification of BBC staff earning more than £150,000 a year, the corporation has today released the salaries of 96 of its top stars. The total pay for those on the list is almost £30million. The data released today shows a definite pay gap between top BBC male and female presenters. Only a third of the 96...

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Welsh workplace creche sell off slammed by GMB
Jul13

Welsh workplace creche sell off slammed by GMB

Trade Unions GMB and Unison have slammed the University of South Wales for its decision set to sell off staff working at the University’s popular creche facility based at the Treforest Campus. The facility provides vital nursery places to 100 children from the local community, staff and students, who have campaigned vigorously since March this year after the University threatened closure and the withdrawal of  a £142,000 subsidy...

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Is the ‘people factor’ being left behind by the gig economy?
Jun29

Is the ‘people factor’ being left behind by the gig economy?

Caroline Griffiths, Managing Director at Bradfield HR expresses concerns that some gig employers may be forgetting the value people bring to a business. ‘It’s all good at the gig’ On the surface, the gig economy is packaged as one of the most desirable forms of employment. Employees get to work for an organisation that is often responsible for operating an innovative product or service. There’s often a quirky office...

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Changes to salary sacrifice part of new Finance Act 2017
Jun15

Changes to salary sacrifice part of new Finance Act 2017

  Aon Employee Benefits, the UK health and benefits business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), has said that employers who were hoping for a reprieve from the changes to Optional Remuneration Arrangements (OPRA) will be disappointed and must take action to comply. The Finance Bill 2017 has now received Royal Assent, making it the Finance Act 2017 and while many original clauses were cut, the OPRA elements have remained largely intact. Aon...

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Christmas ‘Click Off’ – The December Date When The British Workforce Finally Gives Up
Dec14

Christmas ‘Click Off’ – The December Date When The British Workforce Finally Gives Up

From Friday 16th December 2016 over half of people working in Britain (54%) will have started winding down for Christmas Employee engagement platform, Peakon, has conducted research to discover the day in December when productivity in the UK will plummet, as weary staff turn their thoughts towards the Christmas holidays. With the festive season seemingly starting earlier and earlier each year, Peakon assessed the workplace engagement...

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