Three in four UK office workers have suffered or witnessed misconduct in their careers
Oct15

Three in four UK office workers have suffered or witnessed misconduct in their careers

Three-quarters of office workers in the UK (74%) have either witnessed or personally experienced misconduct at some point in their careers, according to a landmark study commissioned by Vault Platform, the pioneers in workplace ethics and compliance technology. Almost half (49%) of office workers in the UK have personally been a victim of some form of misconduct, including bullying, sexual harassment, discrimination, fraud or bribery....

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Top tips for getting into a healthy routine
Oct15

Top tips for getting into a healthy routine

Now the UK’s furlough scheme has drawn to a close after supporting 11.6 million jobs. As post-lockdown restlessness continues, how can people get back on track with a regular routine that promotes health and mental wellbeing? Below, the Massage Company has provided a few handy tips for staying healthy, organised and in peak physical and mental condition. Get more sleep Preparing the body for sleep is crucial. Avoid screens an hour...

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Birthday bonuses and ‘dog days’ are among employer-favoured job perks
Oct15

Birthday bonuses and ‘dog days’ are among employer-favoured job perks

WHEN it comes to attracting fresh, new talent or retaining loyal and dedicated staff – do employers need to look beyond the run of the mill ‘extras? With candidates very much in the driving seat, many are looking beyond the familiar offerings of flexible working, employee health plan or gym membership; says Peterborough recruitment firm Anne Corder Recruitment. And it seems that employers are already on board when it comes to...

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Met Police loses nearly 2,300 electronic devices in just two years
Oct15

Met Police loses nearly 2,300 electronic devices in just two years

Law firm calls for formal investigation as London cops lose 1,620 tablet computers, 392 mobile phones and 268 laptops The Metropolitan Police is facing calls for a formal investigation after the force admitted it had seen 2,280 electronic devices lost or stolen over the past two years. The data, obtained by niche litigation practice Griffin Law using Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation revealed the extent losses of police...

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74% of female tech workers have had a negative experience at work because of their gender
Oct15

74% of female tech workers have had a negative experience at work because of their gender

Research released today by NTT DATA UK, a world leader in consulting and IT services, reveals that nearly three quarters of women (74%) have had a negative experience at work because of their gender. Despite ongoing barriers facing women in the sector, 85% of all respondents believe the industry has become more welcoming to women over the last decade, with the most cited reason behind this improvement being an increase in diversity...

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Business Travel Checklist: how you decide which business trips to prioritise
Oct15

Business Travel Checklist: how you decide which business trips to prioritise

Steve Black, co-founder and chief strategy officer, Topia Perhaps it’s no surprise airline, hotel chain and industry body CEOs have all said they expect to see business travel return. Clearly, without it the aviation, hotel and hospitality sectors around the world will take a big hit, but as we emerge from the pandemic companies are waking up to an even bigger challenge – climate change. Some, like Microsoft, have been making big...

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An expert guide on how to handle inappropriate questions during job interviews
Oct15

An expert guide on how to handle inappropriate questions during job interviews

Job interviews are often intense and gruelling processes, where candidates face multiple tough questions to determine their suitability for any given role.   However, there are lines of questioning that are in fact unsuitable and Jon Watkins, Director of Employability at The University of Law Business School has looked in detail at what you shouldn’t be asked in an interview setting.   Questions about age, ancestry,...

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Thinking of a career change? Check out these five courses to get you started
Oct15

Thinking of a career change? Check out these five courses to get you started

Reflecting about your future and dream career is a major side-effect of the pandemic and it is likely to be impacting workers of all ages.  Those early on in their career are anxious about their future prospects, but those in their 30s and 40s are also considering whether their current career choice is still right for them.  This reflection has sparked a wave of interest from mid-life professionals, with many UK workers now...

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UK consumers overwhelmingly prefer gift cards as reward for loyalty
Oct15

UK consumers overwhelmingly prefer gift cards as reward for loyalty

In a new survey from incentives and rewards specialists, Appreciate Business Services, three quarters of UK consumers (76%) said they preferred a gift card or voucher for staying loyal to a company or brand. In comparison to incentives like staff or store discounts, upgrades or VIP experiences, flexible gift cards and vouchers came out on top as the preferred way of rewarding. In the poll of 10,000 Appreciate Business Service...

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Harnessing open-source intelligence techniques in recruitment: focus on social media
Oct14

Harnessing open-source intelligence techniques in recruitment: focus on social media

In the world of HR, the more tech-savvy are likely to conduct a few Google or LinkedIn searches of shortlisted candidates, in an attempt to get more insight into their experience, skillset and even their character. What many might not be aware of is that this constitutes OSINT investigation methodology that can be taught and honed further, as well as automated and fine-tuned using specialised tools – to return an even bigger wealth of...

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Why mental health is so important in the workplace
Oct14

Why mental health is so important in the workplace

By Tiffany Victoria, Assistant Manager at ZEDRA Mental health is a uniquely personal topic and can often be seen as something you only discuss with your closest family and friends. However, I think it is so important to dismantle the stigma around mental health in the workplace and encourage people to discuss their mental health with colleagues. Let’s face it, most of us spend more time with colleagues than our own families! The...

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Heading into retirement? Here’s the UK’s top 10 best places to live out those golden years!
Oct14

Heading into retirement? Here’s the UK’s top 10 best places to live out those golden years!

Thousands of Britons embark on retirement every year and finding the perfect location for retirement can seem like a daunting task. But with the UK boasting so many wonderful places to experience given the choice, where would you choose to live out those golden years? To help new and upcoming retirees, Local Financial Advice has a new Retirement Index report to reveal the best places in the UK for retirement using the following...

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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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