Dog theft in the UK
Jun11

Dog theft in the UK

‘According to Google trend data, the search term Dog theft UK has received a 450% rise in searches within the last month alone.  Here, the team at Petside presents 9 ways to protect your pet and how to identify if you are a target’. News that Lady Gaga’s 3 French Bulldogs fell victim to theft shocked the world.  For many dog owners, it confirmed their fears that dog theft is on the rise.   According to Google trend data, the search...

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5 Skills You Need to Succeed as an HR Professional
Jun11

5 Skills You Need to Succeed as an HR Professional

It is always best to be careful about the career path you choose. When you select the right one, you have the motivation to work even if you are operating in a challenging environment. Your productivity may also increase to an unimaginable level. On the other hand, a wrong career leaves you discouraged and full of regrets. Most students are now considering a career in HR. It is because experts in this area can access many employment...

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Why Utilise Posters for Your Business’ Marketing and Advertising Strategy? Their Real Benefits
Jun11

Why Utilise Posters for Your Business’ Marketing and Advertising Strategy? Their Real Benefits

There are different ways through which you could advertise your company. You can choose from various media such as newspaper or magazine advertisements, social media platforms, signage and banners, flyers and brochures, business cards, and even printed t-shirts with your business name and logo.  But there’s something about posters that have made them stand the test of time, and there are various reasons why posters are still...

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93% of working long- Covid sufferers receive support from employer
Jun11

93% of working long- Covid sufferers receive support from employer

As more is learned about the symptoms and effects of ‘Long-Covid’ research by Canada Life has revealed that the majority of employers are helping to support their colleagues. Around 1 in 20 people surveyed had received a positive test for Covid-19, of which 65% went on to experience symptoms associated with Long-Covid. Almost all (93%) of those surveyed with long-Covid who work full time said they had been offered support by their...

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Business trips are back: Critical to strengthening relationships
Jun11

Business trips are back: Critical to strengthening relationships

Emburse, a global leader in expense management and accounts payable automation, is announcing the findings of its latest YouGov survey, aiming to understand current attitudes towards business travel. The data paints an interesting picture of the renewed appetite for travel as a means to strengthen business relationships and escape the household. Workers have expressed an overwhelming opinion that travel remains important to strengthen...

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How can organizations recover from a COVID-19 slump?
Jun11

How can organizations recover from a COVID-19 slump?

Donna Stephenson, Commercial Development Director of Soffos.ai It has been no secret that some companies have struggled to keep up with their plans for employee learning and development (L&D) throughout the pandemic. Indeed, while some employees have enjoyed the increased flexibility that remote working practices have allowed, many firms have grappled with the unique challenges that come with training a dispersed workforce....

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Spotlight on salary: 2021’s biggest winners and losers identified
Jun11

Spotlight on salary: 2021’s biggest winners and losers identified

Research from specialist recruiter Randstad into the salaries of over 9,000 UK workers and data from 700 placed jobs, today revealed which job roles, industries, and demographics have come out on top in terms of salary post pandemic, and who has been hardest hit. Pandemic pay cuts According to placement data spanning across the UK and Ireland, taken from the 2021 Randstad salary guide, Irish finance professionals have been subject to...

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Pride Month 2021: Creating inclusive workplaces for LGBTQ+ employees
Jun11

Pride Month 2021: Creating inclusive workplaces for LGBTQ+ employees

Across the Unum Group, we are passionate about inclusion and diversity in our workforce. In light of this, Natalie Rogers, Chief People Officer at Unum UK offers her top five tips in encouraging inclusivity and diversity when it comes to sexual orientation and gender identity: Talk to your employees about what inclusion looks like within your organisation. This will show you where your current strategy works and where you can make...

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8 Solid Advantages of Benchmarking for Your Organisation
Jun11

8 Solid Advantages of Benchmarking for Your Organisation

After three years of running a successful business, Steven Adler began to witness a decline in revenues and the company performance. He didn’t know how to steer his business to its former glory. Then he found out about the process of benchmarking. Adopting this practice helped his business flourish again. Benchmarking is an essential process that organisations can adopt to stay updated with the trends prevalent in their industry...

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UK Job Market Looking Up for Graduates
Jun11

UK Job Market Looking Up for Graduates

The labour market for graduates in the UK is showing clear signs of improving, finds new data from LinkedIn. The data will come as welcome news as ONS data shows that people under the age of 25 have been hardest hit by the pandemic’s impact on the labour market.  Last July, LinkedIn saw that hiring fell 23% for graduates but as the UK economy starts to reopen and the vaccine programme rolls out, there are clear signs that hiring...

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New Study Reveals the Music People Listen to Before Interviews
Jun10

New Study Reveals the Music People Listen to Before Interviews

New study from careers experts, StandOut CV, reveals the tracks and artists people are listening to before job interviews on Spotify, with hip-hop dominating.  Beyoncé’s ‘Run the World’ is the most popular track to listen to before an interview, featured in 85 playlistsKanye West is the most popular artist choice in pre-interview playlists, featured in 155 playlists, with ‘Stronger’ the most picked trackThe average pre-interview...

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Life lessons for younger generations
Jun10

Life lessons for younger generations

A new survey of 1,000 people by Fenetic Wellbeing reveals what annoys over 55s the most, what they consider their top life event, and what they regret most from their younger years.  The survey reveals some interesting statistics, including: Over 55s are annoyed most by people with no manners, with 59% of people survey choosing this as their top pet peeve.20% of people over 55 wish they had taken more career chances when they were...

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UK employees “not equipped” to work from home permanently
Jun10

UK employees “not equipped” to work from home permanently

Following the news that numerous blue-chip businesses, such as KPMG and Ernst & Young, have adopted a permanent hybrid working model, new research indicates that workers do not feel they have the tools or technology they need to work from home.  The Global Working From Home Survey, commissioned by employee wellbeing specialist WRKIT, found that UK workers overwhelmingly believe that they are not equipped to work from home...

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Bridgend and Newport Among UK’s Top 5 Pet-Friendly Places To Live
Jun10

Bridgend and Newport Among UK’s Top 5 Pet-Friendly Places To Live

The rise of remote working has prompted many Brits to relocate. For pet-owners considering a move, WeBuyAnyHome has ranked over 130 UK towns and cities based on vital ‘dog-friendly’ factors including average garden (private outdoor space) ratings, average property size, average vet ratings, no. of pet groomers and other pet-relevant amenities and pet-friendly establishments. To fully visualise these findings, WeBuyAnyHome have...

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The recruitment ‘red flags’
Jun10

The recruitment ‘red flags’

Out of date websites, long and overcomplicated application processes and job descriptions littered with spelling mistakes are among the biggest recruitment faux pas that are turning jobseekers away when applying for a new role, according to latest research. A recent survey conducted among hundreds of UK jobseekers has revealed that many businesses are making easily avoidable mistakes within the recruitment process that prevent them...

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