Three Essential Tips That You Need to Know If you Want Employment in the Gaming Industry
Jun30

Three Essential Tips That You Need to Know If you Want Employment in the Gaming Industry

The gaming industry brings in more than 80+ billion dollars annually and continues to expand year after year, finding work in the video game business is not a simple task. However, there are a great number of job openings, and the number of game companies is growing all the time. If you haven’t noticed, there seems to be a growing number of online platforms being developed on the internet, this is because the popularity of gaming is...

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Can Tools Help Business Net Zero Goals?
Jun30

Can Tools Help Business Net Zero Goals?

As incentives, and also pressure continues to grow for business to make the major steps needed to reach a net zero goal, the tools, and the guidance to help make the change is also becoming more robust with consultants emerging specifically to help the larger business achieve these goals such as Consultus, for example, and their own Net Zero Pathway tool that can help assist in the change. But what exactly is it that these tools and...

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Half of U.K. Workers Feel Excluded from Career Opportunities
Jun30

Half of U.K. Workers Feel Excluded from Career Opportunities

Almost half of U.K. employees are feeling excluded from opportunities at their organisation, with just 52 percent believing that everyone is on a level playing field when it comes to growing and developing their careers. These are the findings from O.C. Tanner’s 2022 Global Culture Report, which analysed the perspectives of over 38,000 employees and leaders from 21 countries around the world including over 2,500 from the U.K. The...

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Over half of UK employees look for cost of living to be a top consideration in pay adjustments
Jun30

Over half of UK employees look for cost of living to be a top consideration in pay adjustments

People leaders across the UK face a difficult year ahead in navigating employee pay cycles amid rising inflation and market volatility, and new research shows that over half (53%) expect the cost of living to be a key consideration in their compensation reviews.  “A convergence of factors — including increased turnover, rising inflation, volatile markets and the current cost of living crisis — are putting increased pressure on...

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How companies can use travel benefits to build and maintain their workforce
Jun30

How companies can use travel benefits to build and maintain their workforce

It seems like the Great Worker Reckoning is here to stay; In April, 2.9% of employed Americans quit their jobs —down from a 20-year high of 3% in late 2021 but a far cry from the lowest figure of 1.2% recorded over the same period. In March alone, 4.5 million American workers handed in their resignations. With 11.5 million positions opening up that same month, it remains a job seekers’ market. Employers must create new incentives to...

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Three-quarters of employers believe more workplace support is needed for new fathers
Jun30

Three-quarters of employers believe more workplace support is needed for new fathers

Seventy-six per cent of employers believe that more workplace support is needed for new fathers, according to new research* from digital health platform Peppy.  The research comes twenty years after The Paternity and Adoption Leave Regulations 2002 which first enshrined in law a father’s right to take either one week or two consecutive weeks’ parental leave, and the subsequent amendment in 2014 that introduced shared paternity...

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Is working from home a greener option than the office?
Jun30

Is working from home a greener option than the office?

When the world shut down in Spring 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, mixed in amongst the fear and worry was relief from those who no longer had to endure long, expensive commutes.  Other than essential and frontline workers, a large majority of the world’s population set up office at home and, for a while, enjoyed the small silver lining of not commuting.  Now, over two years on from the start of the pandemic, employers...

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40% of businesses tolerate poor performance and behaviour due to recruitment issues
Jun30

40% of businesses tolerate poor performance and behaviour due to recruitment issues

Some 40% of businesses in the UK are tolerating poor performance and behaviour due to recruitment issues, a new survey reveals. Ramsdens Solicitors conducted a survey of more than 200 employers to gauge their confidence in dealing with a number of day-to-day issues. Of the 222 responses, 88 employers said they had adjusted their stance and had treated staff with leniency in relation to poor behaviour and performance, due to a lack of...

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84% of women in law believe they won’t see true gender pay equality in their working life
Jun30

84% of women in law believe they won’t see true gender pay equality in their working life

New research into the gender pay gap in the legal profession from Gapsquare™, part of XpertHR®, and Next 100 Years has found 84% of women in law believe they won’t see true gender pay equality in their working life, while 29% said it won’t happen in the next 100 years. Over half (54%) of female legal professionals believe that it will be the next generation of workers who will see true pay equality. fin The research comes as the...

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20 Best Software and Services To Run Remote Retail Business
Jun29

20 Best Software and Services To Run Remote Retail Business

Global digitization was evolving at its own pace until the pandemic hit the world and boosted the need for online sales and marketing. When shopping malls closed, the world took its turn towards online shopping from various e-commerce sites. And now, we have become so dependent on online shopping to buy even the essentials.  And because of this, the competition in the market has also grown tremendously over the last decades. If...

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Brits want balance – 4 in 10 would take unpaid leave to get more time off 
Jun29

Brits want balance – 4 in 10 would take unpaid leave to get more time off 

New research shows Brits are increasingly willing to take measures to achieve better work-life balance, as over 4 in 10 (43%) of UK employees would take unpaid leave to get more time off – the second highest amount of all European countries surveyed after Sweden. The research from European HR and Payroll solutions provider, SD Worx, found that while Brits want to prioritise taking time off, the struggle is disconnecting from the...

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Will the four-day working week work?
Jun29

Will the four-day working week work?

On Monday 6 June, more than 3,300 workers at 70 UK companies started working a four-day week with no loss of pay. The trial is based around a 100:80:100 model – 100% of pay for 80% of the time, in exchange for a commitment to maintain 100% productivity. The report’s researchers asked recruiters for their views on this new working pattern: 79% of recruiters think the four-day working week will become the norm before 203086% of...

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Brits crying out for further learning as skills gap widens
Jun29

Brits crying out for further learning as skills gap widens

Go1, one of the world’s largest corporate education content hubs, today releases its latest research that highlights a growing skills gap in the UK workforce. Read the full article here. With a greater economic uncertainty in the UK, companies across the board are looking at ways to tighten their belts, to the detriment of their employees and their future prospects. Survey findings show that over three quarters of adults are keen to...

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Half of SME line managers have no training to support employees with cancer
Jun29

Half of SME line managers have no training to support employees with cancer

According to research from Censuswide[3], commissioned by Unum in May 2022, nearly half of SME managers have not received training to help support employees with cancer in the workplace. Meanwhile, 11% needed to source training themselves to support employees living and working with cancer rather than having the company provide it. Nearly two-thirds (60%) of managers also confirmed they have or would find it hard to talk to employees...

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Companies turn to in-person events to connect employees in 2022 
Jun29

Companies turn to in-person events to connect employees in 2022 

TravelPerk, a travel management company for businesses, recently released a survey that shows companies are implementing in-person events to better connect their employees.   As remote work opportunities continue to increase, companies struggle to find ways to connect employees with company goals, values, cultures—and each other. TravelPerk found that implementing in-person, company-wide events is the answer for many organizations,...

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