The Age of Productivity: Why and How People are Doing More
Jan24

The Age of Productivity: Why and How People are Doing More

We all know someone who seems to complete every task with ease or completes assignments before anyone else. Being “productive” has become a marker for how well people spend their time, but why is society so determined to boost productivity? In this article, we break down the trend of being productive and how you can incorporate some healthy habits into your life to get more done too. Why People are Obsessed with Productivity In a...

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How to Eat Mindfully When Working Remotely
Jan24

How to Eat Mindfully When Working Remotely

Working remotely has so many benefits – constant access to a kettle and answering those pesky emails in your PJs! While there are certainly many benefits, working from home can come with some downsides as well. One of the main ones being a struggle to eat mindfully. After all, you have access to your fridge, countless shops and delivery services to tempt you. This article considers the main ways that you can maintain mindful eating...

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Why health and safety is important at work
Jan24

Why health and safety is important at work

No one likes to be sick at work. You sit at your desk sneezing, coughing and spluttering your germs all over the office. You should be in bed resting and recovering. Instead, you came into the office to show your face. The Office of National Statistics found that a whopping 68.3% of Brits feel guilty about taking sick days at work. The record number of sick days hit a record low in 2018. Here are a few reasons why health and safety...

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Tech employers are looking at rehiring people they have fired in face of dire skills shortage
Jan24

Tech employers are looking at rehiring people they have fired in face of dire skills shortage

Nine in every 20 tech managers in the UK (45 per cent) would rehire an employee they’d previously let go, according to research from Randstad UK.   The recruiter asked 500 managers working within the tech sector if they would rehire an employee they’d let go.  While nine in every 200 employers said they would rehire an employee they’d let go, 55 per cent would not consider rehiring a worker they had let go.Randstad UK said the results...

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The United Kingdom is revealed as one the worst places in Europe for millennial retirement
Jan24

The United Kingdom is revealed as one the worst places in Europe for millennial retirement

According to Our Life Plan’s research, the United Kingdom is one the worst countries in Europe when it comes to preparing millennials for retirement. Switzerland and Lithuania are the only European countries that rank worse than the UK but not by much. Overall, Switzerland scores 4.56, Lithuania scores 5.54, whilst the UK’s overall score is 5.56.  It’s been revealed that the United Kingdom is the worst country in the category ‘pension...

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The good and the bad of the great resignation
Jan24

The good and the bad of the great resignation

By Jeff Phipps, Managing Director at ADP A fluid labour market The recent pandemic has caused people to reassess their lives and we are seeing people move jobs in record numbers. In the US, 4.3 million workers (2.9% of the national workforce) left their jobs in August 2021, the highest number on record. This side of the pond, the number of open jobs surpassed 1 million for the first time ever in the same month. This fluid labour...

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Employee wellbeing risk is 10% higher if working from office
Jan24

Employee wellbeing risk is 10% higher if working from office

As working from home comes to an end, yet again, WorkL reveals that employees who work full time from the office have a 10% higher Wellbeing risk compared to employees who work from home. Office based employees have a 35% risk of a Wellbeing problem compared to just 25% for workers based at home. This 10% difference comes at a time when organisations are continuing to debate the necessity of an office when many employees are still...

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Connecting staff to culture has never been more important
Jan24

Connecting staff to culture has never been more important

The pandemic has triggered seismic shifts in how, where and when we work. It is clear that hybrid working is here to stay, and employees are reevaluating their relationships with their employers. While it would be easy to view these changes as a threat, internal communications professionals have a huge opportunity to work with the C-suite to connect teams with company culture to create better outcomes for customers and, ultimately,...

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Downing Street Parties: How many empties were there in the bins?
Jan24

Downing Street Parties: How many empties were there in the bins?

Freedom of Information Request to find out the depth of Number Ten drinking culture As the nation waits with bated breath for the Sue Grey report that will either damn or exonerate Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a request has gone in to find out exactly how much booze was being drunk in Downing Street. A national waste and recycling company is going where no investigative journalist has gone before, and has submitted a Freedom of...

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Wages set to rise as-cost-of living crisis looms
Jan24

Wages set to rise as-cost-of living crisis looms

The latest data from XpertHR shows that the median basic pay increase is predicted to rise to 2.5% in January 2022, a sharp increase against the 2021 quarter four figure of 2%. 2021 in summary Across the whole economy, the median basic pay award in 2021 stood at 1.8% – just below the 2% recorded for 2020. However, some differences are noted by broad sector: Analysis of 130 basic pay awards in the public sector in 2021 found a...

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Sick of working from home: research reveals impact of remote working on sick pay
Jan24

Sick of working from home: research reveals impact of remote working on sick pay

As many Brits continue to work from home, new research* has revealed that British businesses are saving hundreds of millions of pounds in sick pay, following a drop in the number of illness days taken by workers during the pandemic. Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance has looked into how working from home has impacted sickness absence in the UK, and found that absences fell by 5.3% during the pandemic to a record low of 1.8 days per year,...

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How do we normalise standing up against racism and bias at work?
Jan24

How do we normalise standing up against racism and bias at work?

Bailey Bell, psychologist at diversity and inclusion consultancy Pearn Kandola The allegations of racism made by Azeem Rafiq against current and former members of Yorkshire County Cricket Club are deeply troubling. Likewise, so are the anti-Semitic tweets posted by Rafiq 10 years ago that have subsequently emerged. Both these revelations shine a stark light on the reality of modern racism and discrimination, not just in sport, but in...

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Tips for Making Your Business as Efficient as Possible
Jan21

Tips for Making Your Business as Efficient as Possible

As much as people on the outside might look at businesses and decide that those running them have it made in every single way, the actual reality of it can depict something that more closely resembles an uphill struggle. This is especially true in the early days of business, where the amount of money you’re spending to make something stick is much more noticeable than what you’re bringing in. While the name of the game in business...

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The Top Industries Where Workers Have the Most Job Security
Jan21

The Top Industries Where Workers Have the Most Job Security

Throughout 2020 and 2021, many different job markets took a massive financial hit, and as such, many businesses were forced to close, and many people lost their jobs. As a result of this, many people have been left looking for new roles and questioning what some of the most secure job markets out there are. The fact is that this can change depending on different markets, but there are some industries where job security is usually a...

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Hybrid work is here to stay according to UK workers; and businesses must be flexible to retain talent
Jan21

Hybrid work is here to stay according to UK workers; and businesses must be flexible to retain talent

Envoy, the workplace platform that helps modern workplaces manage hybrid work, today released the results from its latest UK Return to the Workplace Report, examining employee attitudes to work this year and the trends that will shape employee retention and a return to the office.   The findings reveal that hybrid (a mix of working in the office and at home) will continue to be the preferred way to work for the majority (57%) of the...

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