Benefits To Working From Home Continuing Post-Covid
Jul23

Benefits To Working From Home Continuing Post-Covid

Over the past 18 months, the entire world has been affected by the global pandemic caused by Covid-19 and has ensured that we have had to change how we have lived our lives dramatically to prevent the spread of the virus. One of the main ways in which we have done this as a globe is to work from home where possible, and with the successes that this has brought to both employees and colleagues, it looks as if its going to be a trend...

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The rise and benefits of coworking spaces
Jul23

The rise and benefits of coworking spaces

In the past several years, with the rising price of real estate and a growing number of freelancers and new entrepreneurs, most companies no longer require their employees to be linked to a specific workplace. Coworking has exploded as a phenomenon and is a smart way for smaller companies to share space and services.  To get a better understanding of this concept, we’ve summed things up for you in the article below. What Is...

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GDPR three years on: What do businesses REALLY know?
Jul23

GDPR three years on: What do businesses REALLY know?

Since 2018, all companies in the UK that store or process personal information about UK and EU citizens must comply with the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which requires them to have an effective, documented, auditable process in place for the collection, storage and destruction of personal information.  Three years on from the introduction of the regulations, a new study1 conducted by confidential...

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What to Look for When Hiring Temporary Employees
Jul23

What to Look for When Hiring Temporary Employees

Whenever finding temporary staffing is the order of the day at the office, it helps to know what to look for when putting together a shortlist of candidates. The right specialist skill — coupled with someone who has the right general skills to fit in well at your organisation — can make all the difference.  So what are the most bankable skills to look out for when adding a temporary worker to the team? Whether you’re a junior...

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145% spike in counselling needs as lockdown eases
Jul23

145% spike in counselling needs as lockdown eases

Employers may think that the easing of lockdown will result in an improvement in mental health, but figures released today by Towergate Health & Protection suggest that employees may be in greater need of support than ever. Pronounced increaseFigures from one of Towergate Health & Protection’s leading employee assistance programme (EAP) providers show a pronounced increase in utilisation as lockdown eases, compared with...

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A third of UK business leaders unhappy with how they handled the pandemic
Jul23

A third of UK business leaders unhappy with how they handled the pandemic

A third of UK business leaders say the pandemic forced them to prioritise financial and productivity over employee wellbeing, according to new research from NerdWallet. The finance comparison platform commissioned an independent survey of 989 decision-makers within UK businesses. It found that 34% were not satisfied with the way staff have been managed throughout the pandemic, with 33% admitting that employees’ health and safety has...

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A new survey shows 50% of Brits want a bigger home
Jul23

A new survey shows 50% of Brits want a bigger home

The need for wanting space in our homes varies greatly. From having the ability to host guests, to wanting to raise a family, as Brits we’re always looking to expand our property. In a recent survey conducted by ConservatoryLand, they found that 50% of Brits would move to a bigger home if given the chance.  You can view the full results and study here: https://www.conservatoryland.com/blog/survey-why-the-uk-needs-more-space/ Would...

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3 ways to engage employees in a remote work environment
Jul23

3 ways to engage employees in a remote work environment

By Mike Gaburo, CEO, Igloo Software 2020 turned the world and the workplace upside down. Even as “normal life” returns in many quarters, business leaders are still navigating uncharted territory in 2021 as they work to maintain employee engagement after more than a year of working remotely. Questions about in-the-office versus continued remote work are flooding town hall meetings everywhere. Keeping employees engaged and productive no...

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The older you get, the harder you work
Jul23

The older you get, the harder you work

A new study of more than 350,000 UK shift workers shows that older workers put in more shifts and work longer hours than their younger colleagues. Leading workforce management app, Deputy, has released its Shiftwork Economy Report, which provides analysis of 11.5 million shifts worked by more than 350,000 UK workers between January 2019 and May 2021. The data – which spans the healthcare, hospitality, retail and services sectors...

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Research finds employers will increase your salary by £8K if you have this qualification
Jul23

Research finds employers will increase your salary by £8K if you have this qualification

Health and safety is a fast-growing, in-demand industry, with most modern businesses understanding the vital importance of it, alongside the role it plays in compliance with industry regulations.  According to Globe News Wire, the global workplace safety market is expected to grow by 10% year on year and job demand for the occupational safety and health service industry is expected to grow by 1.8% in the UK by the end of 2021. ...

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How to make your recruitment process more accessible
Jul23

How to make your recruitment process more accessible

According to the most recent disabled people in employment report, in the UK, 1 in 5 people of working-age reported they were disabled. Despite this disabled people have an employment rate that has remained around 30% lower than people who are not disabled for more than a decade, which is often described as the Disability Employment Gap. Disabled people face barriers that are stopping them from entering the workplace, with the...

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The five digital skills business owners need to succeed in 2021
Jul23

The five digital skills business owners need to succeed in 2021

The last year has caused a huge shift in the business landscape, with technology and digital skills being more fundamental than ever for all businesses.    Research shows that businesses integrating digital skillsets across the workforce could increase the UK economy by around £92billion1.    With this in mind, Marco Mongiello, Pro Vice Chancellor at The University of Law Business School, has compiled a...

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Managing anxiety when returning to the workplace
Jul23

Managing anxiety when returning to the workplace

Further lifting of restrictions on ‘Freedom Day’ heralds the phased return to the workplace for many.  As people leave the comfort of their home working space, resume commuting and return to more rigid working hours and patterns, a degree of uncertainty and anxiety can be expected. Just as wellness rose to prominence during lockdown to help people navigate the changes it brought, physical and mental wellbeing are once more paramount...

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The best places in England to find a job
Jul23

The best places in England to find a job

Quarterly data reveals the best places in England to find a job   And London fails to make the top 10 The latest quarterly data from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, reveals that job postings for England were up on the previous quarter by the considerable margin of +23.3%.   Furthermore, and in the week that most lockdown restrictions were eased, the...

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Older workers at risk of being ‘thrown on the scrap heap’
Jul23

Older workers at risk of being ‘thrown on the scrap heap’

 In face of growing skills gaps in the UK – post pandemic and Brexit – City & Guilds Group is urging businesses to stop the silver talent drain from the workforce by investing in upskilling valuable older workers – or risk further productivity shortfalls during the recovery period. With many older workers made redundant by the pandemic[1], new findings from research by City & Guilds Group reveal that adults aged 55...

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