Double Your Chances of Getting That Job Interview
Nov26

Double Your Chances of Getting That Job Interview

Getting a job is quite challenging and tough! Applicants have to strive hard for getting the dream job. No doubt, unemployment is the prevailing issue. Hence, students strive hard to get good grades in their academics and grab the necessary experience.  They go through various challenges and hurdles and ensure to pass the academics with excellence and desire to come up with the best to relish the fabulous job career. But, they...

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BUSINESS owners have been urged to do more to support employees who may be suffering from menopause symptoms
Nov26

BUSINESS owners have been urged to do more to support employees who may be suffering from menopause symptoms

Employment expert Ella Bond said companies who can achieve this were also more likely to maximise the talent within their business.  Her comments follow ‘menopause awareness month’ in October which shone an important light on this issue.  Many high-profile companies are already adopting new policies and processes in their business to better support employees suffering from menopause symptoms.  For example, cereals...

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Two thirds of young people say Covid-19 has made it harder to find decent jobs
Nov26

Two thirds of young people say Covid-19 has made it harder to find decent jobs

New research published today by the Institute for Employment Studies details the struggle that young jobseekers are facing in the post-lockdown labour market.  Young people were among the hardest hit groups in the Covid-19 crisis, seeing the largest falls in employment, disruption to education and continued negative impacts on their mental health, aspirations and future prospects. Key findings include: Three quarters of young...

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Top ten tips to avoid getting into debt this Christmas
Nov26

Top ten tips to avoid getting into debt this Christmas

Christmas is an expensive time of year with the cost of presents, food and entertaining, and according to MoneyHelper[1], a quarter of individuals are worried about going into debt as a result of the festivities this year. The financial impact of the pandemic could also mean that people are struggling now, more than ever. With this in mind, WEALTH at work has created their top ten tips for employers to share with their employees on...

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How to Keep Your Employees Happy for 2022
Nov26

How to Keep Your Employees Happy for 2022

Keeping your employees happy is key to any successful business, but when 2020 and 2021 have been turbulent years, keeping employees engaged for 2022 will be more important than ever. Companies where their workers are satisfied with their job, their workplace, and their relationships with their colleagues frequently do better than others who lack these qualities.  According to Villa Nova University in Australia, job satisfaction...

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The Most Googled Pension Questions of 2021, Answered!
Nov26

The Most Googled Pension Questions of 2021, Answered!

Pension management can seem like a daunting topic full of legislative jargon. And, as a result, it can be hard to find the answers you’ve been looking for all in one place. By analysing the last 12 months of Google Search data1, Local Financial Advice has determined the top pension questions posed by Britons over the past year – and answered each. So, if you’re curious about anything from how much is a state pension to if pensions are...

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New study reveals that British employees are ‘merch-fans’
Nov26

New study reveals that British employees are ‘merch-fans’

Almost three quarters of workers in Britain love to receive corporate gifts, claiming that it makes them feel valued and appreciated, according to new research.   The new nationwide study of more 1,500 employees, commissioned by promotional products company 4imprint, explored what it is that British workers enjoy most about their job.   It found that despite the salary, the feeling of being part of a team is important to more...

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Five million UK employees considering ditching home-working due to rising costs of energy bills
Nov26

Five million UK employees considering ditching home-working due to rising costs of energy bills

Despite having to get up earlier, commute, and the heightened risk of Covid-19 transmission in the office, almost five million UK employees are considering ditching working from home this winter, due to concerns around rising energy costs. New research by Electric Radiators Direct has revealed that almost half (49%) of UK employees (that have worked remotely in some capacity since the pandemic hit) say the energy price hike is...

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Employees swearing, crying and lying because of culture of shame
Nov26

Employees swearing, crying and lying because of culture of shame

 Veritas Technologies, the global leader in enterprise data protection, today announced the findings of new research highlighting the damage that workplace blame cultures are having on the success of cloud adoption. Veritas found that UK businesses are losing critical data, such as customer orders and financial data, because office workers are too scared or too embarrassed to report data loss or ransomware issues when using cloud...

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Study of 2,000 business leaders and employees reveals the shocking state of soft skills in the workplace
Nov26

Study of 2,000 business leaders and employees reveals the shocking state of soft skills in the workplace

Business leaders believe ‘soft skills’ – such as problem solving, decision making and communication – are dying out in the workplace. A survey of 1,000 workplace decision makers revealed more than nine in 10 believe their businesses would be more productive if staff had better soft skills. But nearly two thirds (63 per cent) believe the absence of face-to-face contact with colleagues has created friction among their staff –...

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These are the jobs Brits are Googling the most
Nov26

These are the jobs Brits are Googling the most

Recruitment experts at Smart Recruit Online have analysed 12 months’ worth of Google Search and Trends data to uncover the most Googled jobs in the world for 2021, and why this might be the case.  Across the UK Broken down to just the UK, and we can see that teaching assistant jobs were the most searched overall, with more than 273,000 Google searches completed in the last 12 months. This search spiked in May 2021, likely as this...

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Does remote working signal the end of the corner office?
Nov25

Does remote working signal the end of the corner office?

The corner office is seen as a perk of the job and a status signal for those climbing the corporate ladder. However, corner offices are often seen as a visible reward for being successful when it comes to success. Because of Covid-19, We have all experienced significant changes in the way we work. We are in our own homes. The adoption of team working collaboration tools, such as Slack and Basecamp, and online video calls using Zoom...

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Hybrid working is here to stay, but how do businesses manage that effectively?
Nov25

Hybrid working is here to stay, but how do businesses manage that effectively?

After the lifting of COVID-19 there is still reluctance by some workers to return to the office and a growing need for firms to offer flexibility in working patterns to retain and recruit staff, says Adrian Lewis, Director at Activ People HR. New data from XpertHR has revealed that 97% of UK organisations have deployed some form of hybrid working, and, despite the trend for employers to call for return to a largely office-based future...

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National Insurance hike divides the nation
Nov25

National Insurance hike divides the nation

Almost 4 in 5 Brits unhappy about NI hike, but close to half agree with decision  A study from NerdWallet has revealed just how complicated Britain’s relationship to National Insurance truly is.  In the light of the 1.25% hike to National Insurance, set to take effect on 6 April 2022, 79% of respondents expressed their unhappiness with the impending increase.  Yet at the same time, close to half (47%) of...

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How To De-Escalate Conflict
Nov25

How To De-Escalate Conflict

An essential element that can define which businesses succeed and which don’t is how managers acknowledge, manage and de-escalate the conflicts that may arise. We asked international expert mediator and facilitator in conflict resolution, Jane Gunn, what are the best ways to de-escalate conflict? What leaders can do Appreciate the danger of doing nothing. At both a business level and as individuals, don’t deny or ignore the early...

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