Employees continue to struggle with stress
Aug09

Employees continue to struggle with stress

International survey by Alight, Business Group on Health identifies how companies can amplify wellbeing benefits While employees across the United States and Europe continue to report high levels of stress, a surprising percentage do not take full advantage of their workplace’s wellbeing initiatives, despite employers’ continued prioritisation of these programmes, a new survey has found. According to findings from Alight and Business...

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Here is how you should set up your office based on your Myers-Briggs personality type
Aug09

Here is how you should set up your office based on your Myers-Briggs personality type

Do you feel optimum productivity under the sound of silence, whilst a co-worker thrives with the pulsating beats of the office playlist? Maybe the vibrant #positivevibes prints on your colleague’s home office throw you off on Teams calls? There could be a reason for this – and it likely comes down to your personality type. To save you the extensive Google search on this, Ebuyer has enlisted the help of Myers-Briggs Personality Type...

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Over half of office workers say regular socials are crucial for strong peer relationships
Aug09

Over half of office workers say regular socials are crucial for strong peer relationships

More than half (54%) of the nation’s office workers say that socials are crucial for building strong peer relationships and fostering a positive work environment, a new survey reveals. Just Eat for Business asked office workers about how often their organisation holds work socials, what aspects they enjoy the most and least about these events, and how crucial they are to fostering productivity and a sense of belonging in the...

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Record high for cash withdrawals at Post Offices
Aug09

Record high for cash withdrawals at Post Offices

New figures today reveal Post Offices handled a record £801 million in personal cash withdrawals. In total, over £3.3 billion in cash was deposited and withdrawn over Post Office counters, the first time figures have crossed the £3.3 billion threshold in Post Office’s 360-year history. Personal cash withdrawals were up almost 8% month-on-month (£744 million, June 2022) and up over 20% year-on-year (£665 million, July 2022). Post...

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Flexible Working Index launches to reveal what job hunters are looking for
Aug09

Flexible Working Index launches to reveal what job hunters are looking for

A newly launched Flexible Working Index, which will release monthly insights into what job seekers are prioritising when it comes to flexible work, has revealed a rise in demand for fully-remote roles in July. The Index, which is compiled using data from Flexa Careers, the global directory for verified flexible companies, tracks what job hunters are looking for when it comes to their ideal working location, hours and benefits. Over...

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Top 10 most passive aggressive phrases used in workplace emails 
Aug08

Top 10 most passive aggressive phrases used in workplace emails 

Leading international telecommunications provider TollFreeForwarding.com recently released a study aimed to uncover how employees across the United States really perceive common phrases in workplace communication, study findings revealed the top 10 most passive aggressive phrases commonly used in workplace emails.  Here are the top 10 most passive aggressive words and phrases used in workplace emails, ordered from most to least...

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86% of maritime organisations have now embraced remote working and UK leads the way
Aug08

86% of maritime organisations have now embraced remote working and UK leads the way

Spinnaker, the maritime people experts, have revealed the results of their Remote and Hybrid Working report, with 86% of respondents stating that they have introduced some form of remote working, post-pandemic. Almost half (45%) of respondents now have a formal policy in place for remote working arrangements. The most popular working pattern is a hybrid approach allowing two days at home per week, which has been adopted by 31% of...

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Entrepreneur ranks as the most lucrative dream job for jet-setters
Aug08

Entrepreneur ranks as the most lucrative dream job for jet-setters

The 9 to 5 life isn’t for everyone, but a lot of people are unaware of the alternatives. With the job market booming full of progressive career opportunities for those who wish to travel, Compare My Jet has compiled a list of some of the dream jobs for jet-setters, including  the highest paying jobs as well as jobs that require fewer qualifications. You can view the full list here. Top 10 highest paying dream jobs for...

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One in six Brits do not know the signs of financial abuse
Aug08

One in six Brits do not know the signs of financial abuse

Research shows that almost one in five (18%) of British adults have experienced financial abuse in a current or past relationship. Of this, one in five women (21%) and one in seven men (15%) have been a victim.[1] Financial abuse is a type of domestic abuse where someone has power over you and your finances. There are several types of financial abuse, and sadly it can happen to anybody – regardless of age, gender or ethnicity. Credit...

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Millions of Brits deem UK’s Statutory Paternity and Maternity Leave “less than adequate
Aug08

Millions of Brits deem UK’s Statutory Paternity and Maternity Leave “less than adequate

24.8 million Brits believe the UK’s current Statutory Paternity Leave (SPL) policy, is ‘less than adequate’, new research has found.   A further 16.3 million also deem the UK’s Statutory Maternity Leave (SML) policy to be ‘less than adequate’ at present.  The study which was compiled by online printing specialists instantprint, explored how Brits felt about the current maternity and paternity packages offered to them by the...

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78% of employers fail to target specific demographics with health and wellbeing support
Aug08

78% of employers fail to target specific demographics with health and wellbeing support

Less than a quarter (22%) of employers target benefits to specific demographics in their workforce, dependent on their age, lifestyle and risk factors, according to new research from Towergate Health & Protection. This means that their health and wellbeing support may be under-valued, under-utilised, and ineffective in helping to keep employees healthy. The survey of 500 HR decision makers found that the majority of employers...

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The skills shortage continues: Over 80% of small businesses face major recruitment concerns
Aug05

The skills shortage continues: Over 80% of small businesses face major recruitment concerns

Almost one million, 81 per cent, of small businesses across England are facing major recruitment problems, according to recent research by the Gatsby Foundation. A survey of 502 SME decision makers in England revealed that over half, 55 per cent, believe there is a lack of candidates with the required skills and knowledge, with 43 per cent citing an ability to source such talent as their second biggest business concern, behind rising...

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The UK’s most pet-friendly country in 2022
Aug05

The UK’s most pet-friendly country in 2022

New research puts Scotland first among UK countries for pet-friendly facilities and their relative accessibility to working pet owners. With many businesses returning to the office, workers with pets face a substantial adjustment in terms of time they’re now able to devote to their pets. Pets likewise have to get used to being left at home again, and some can even experience separation anxiety. It’s a concern shared by 73% of pet...

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Treating employees like customers is the best retention strategy
Aug05

Treating employees like customers is the best retention strategy

Author: Ivan Harding, CEO and Co-Founder, Applaud Global hiring difficulties show no sign of slowing down. Millions of UK workers are considering moving overseas for better career opportunities. And in the US, McKinsey’s recent research reveals around 40% of workers are thinking about leaving their jobs. HR teams are burned out trying to find new, inventive ways to not only keep talent engaged but also loyal. Studies show a staggering...

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46% of Employees Would not Apply for Role at Company with Bad Reviews Online
Aug05

46% of Employees Would not Apply for Role at Company with Bad Reviews Online

The leading Recruitment and Employment Technology Company, CareerWallet processes up to 10 million jobs daily from recruitment companies and employers across the UK and has recently published a national employee survey showing detailed trends and insights into the UK job market. The report highlights that the main reason employees would not apply for a role was if the business had bad reviews online with nearly half (46%) stating this...

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