All employers want for Christmas is staff
Oct14

All employers want for Christmas is staff

The 2021 seasonal hiring spree is failing to live up to Christmases past as employers struggle to attract candidates amid a glut of jobs, according to new analysis by the world’s largest job site Indeed.With official data recording that there were 1.1 million vacancies in the three months to September[2], Indeed’s research reveals the huge challenge faced by employers battling to hire extra staff in the run-up to Christmas.As of 1st...

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Employers need to rethink office strategies to retain staff
Oct14

Employers need to rethink office strategies to retain staff

With a diminishing talent pool, employers need to rethink the workplace to retain staff Will Kinnear, Director at HEWN comments: “The UK’s workforce was called back to the office, to return to business as usual for the start of the ‘school year’; for some this has been a welcome move, but for others, they have enjoyed the freedoms of flexible working and the work/life balance it brings. Savvy employers have capitalised on this, a...

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Take care of your musculoskeletal system this Bone and Joint Health Week
Oct14

Take care of your musculoskeletal system this Bone and Joint Health Week

One of the most significant health issues of our time is musculoskeletal (MSK) health. Changing working practices, inactivity and stress over the last 18 months have all taken their toll, and often in hidden ways.  Good musculoskeletal health underpins better health and wellbeing for individuals, not only by helping alleviate painful conditions, but keeping people active, fit, and healthy. On average, 18.4 days are taken out of...

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What does culture look like in a hybrid world?
Oct14

What does culture look like in a hybrid world?

When we think about workplace culture we think about a common set of behaviours and values that impact every aspect of the business. With the majority of businesses now adopting hybrid working models, knowing how to maintain team culture can be a challenge. Here, Lisa Hawksworth, senior consultant at employee engagement consultancy scarlettabbott, explores what culture looks like in a hybrid working environment and some of the ways to...

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The businesses thriving post lockdown
Oct14

The businesses thriving post lockdown

Independent veterinary services are revealed as the small businesses that are thriving the most post lockdown according to a new report.   The highstreets bouncing back report carried out by card payments specialist takepayments Limited analysed card transaction data to reveal the highstreets and business types that are bouncing back and those that are struggling following the easing of lockdown restrictions.   The data revealed...

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Over two thirds of business leaders concerned about digital inequality in the future hybrid working model
Oct14

Over two thirds of business leaders concerned about digital inequality in the future hybrid working model

A new report from People Analytics and consulting company, Actual Experience, has revealed organisations are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact of digital inequality on employees, as hybrid working looks set to become the new normal. This new working model is causing concern across multiple sectors; 67% of C-Suite representatives cite that they’re worried these new ways of working will introduce inequalities in how...

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Great Perk Ideas For Your Employees In 2022
Oct14

Great Perk Ideas For Your Employees In 2022

One of the most essential parts of nurturing your team is keeping their morale high, along with their loyalty and dedication to your business. A big contributor to this increased morale is rewards and perks that you offer them for high quality work. There are many different things you could offer your employees but it’s important you choose the right perks to suit your entire team. We’ve put together our top picks to help you decide...

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Hybrid working ‘improves communication’
Oct14

Hybrid working ‘improves communication’

Hybrid working improves communication and helps to level the playing field when it comes to promotions, a business leader says.  Alok Alstrom, founder of the Future of Work Institute (FoWI), has worked from home for the last four years and has colleagues in 10 different European countries.  He says there are many benefits of ditching the traditional 9 to 5 set-up, besides the obvious cost savings of shifting the workforce to...

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Trading Account Manager: Why Do You Need Them and How to Choose
Oct13

Trading Account Manager: Why Do You Need Them and How to Choose

Account management can be a daunting task. Fortunately, advanced brokers offer specialist services that act on your behalf. It is a convenient option for those investors who do not have time to constantly check their MetaTrader 4 account to be prepared for any fluctuations on the market. Let’s talk about other advantages of account managers and how to choose the right service. Why Do You Need a Manager While it may seem...

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Risky business: UK SMEs would rather risk customer data than slow down growth
Oct13

Risky business: UK SMEs would rather risk customer data than slow down growth

New research commissioned by Defense.com, an SME cybersecurity specialist, today reveals that British small businesses are more willing to put their customer data at risk than impact growth, despite a rise in business-critical cyberattacks such as ransomware in the past 12 months. The research finds that many small businesses are failing to prioritise cybersecurity, with almost a quarter (24%) spending nothing on cybersecurity and a...

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Top Tips To Provide IT Support For Remote Workers
Oct13

Top Tips To Provide IT Support For Remote Workers

Although many companies are allowing employees to return to their workplaces, millions around the world are still working remotely. A large proportion of them are new remote workers who need regular assistance from an experienced IT team. A good IT support system will contribute to better morale, improved efficiency, and an increase in productivity. With that in mind, we are going to take a look at some ways that businesses can...

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Mortgage as a Benefit to Employees
Oct13

Mortgage as a Benefit to Employees

While you might not think of your mortgage as an employee benefit, it can be!  A mortgage could save you thousands of dollars over the course of your career, and depending on your employer’s policies, you might be able to get one at below-market rates through your place of work.  Here are some reasons to get your mortgage through your employer! Mortgage Benefits When an employee purchases a home using their company’s...

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Integration is key to streamlining digital processes
Oct13

Integration is key to streamlining digital processes

Tony Machin, CEO of TrustID, talks about the impact of the digital explosion on modern businesses – and how integration can help HR teams streamline the onboarding process. The explosion of digital technology in the workplace is transforming the way we work and communicate. But while digital tools bring many positives benefits, the proliferation of systems can also cause confusion and complicate processes. Alongside their core...

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Poly Evolution of the Workplace Report Highlights Need for Work Equity and Total Meeting Equality for Hybrid Workers
Oct13

Poly Evolution of the Workplace Report Highlights Need for Work Equity and Total Meeting Equality for Hybrid Workers

Poly (NYSE: POLY), today released a new report outlining the evolution of the workplace and changing employee attitudes to the 9-5. The Poly Evolution of the Workplace report provides analysis on the findings of a survey of 7,261 hybrid workers from the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Poland and the United Arab Emirates. It examines how attitudes and behaviours have evolved – looking at everything from working patterns and...

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Government’s hostile immigration policies prolonging HGV driver shortage
Oct13

Government’s hostile immigration policies prolonging HGV driver shortage

The Government’s hostile post-Brexit immigration policies are responsible for prolonging the shortage of HGV drivers, according to an immigration law specialist.  Mariam Khaliq, Partner and Head of Immigration at law firm Bishop and Sewell, said: “The Government was forced to act quickly after the shortage of HGV drivers recently resulted in fuel shortages, panic buying and the closure of...

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