How to build more resilient, ethical cultures in any environment
May20

How to build more resilient, ethical cultures in any environment

Margaret Sweeney, Chief Human Resources Officer for LRN Corporation Around the world, especially the UK, many organisations actually emerged stronger amid the pandemic. Those are the main findings from LRN’s 2022 Ethics and Compliance Programme Effectiveness Report, which reflects the input of business leaders and ethics and compliance professionals from around the world, filtered through insights our organisation has gained from our...

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Social media has a bigger profile in the boardroom but teams struggling to prove ROI
May20

Social media has a bigger profile in the boardroom but teams struggling to prove ROI

Social media has more influence in the boardroom than ever, with 86% of social media professionals saying that the role of social media in their organisation’s business strategy has increased over the last two years, according to Sprout Social’s UK & Ireland Index 2022 released today. This is mirrored by the rising use of social media among consumers over the last two years, with more than 70% of consumers in the UK & Ireland...

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Retirement living standards accessible to 35 million savers
May20

Retirement living standards accessible to 35 million savers

Up to 35 million savers now have access to the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA)’s Retirement Living Standards through their pension scheme’s communications. In total, 124 organisations are using the Standards, including over 100 pensions schemes and some of the largest and best-known industry brands. A further 25 schemes have signalled their intention to communicate the Retirement Living Standards in the future.The...

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Presenteeism and the reluctance of homeworkers to take a day off sick
May20

Presenteeism and the reluctance of homeworkers to take a day off sick

Joanne Frew, head of employment, DWF The pandemic has certainly brought about an unprecedented amount of change in the way in which we work.  One measure to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 has been the requirement to work from home where possible.  Although this guidance has now been relaxed, many individuals are still working from home or are working under hybrid working arrangements – partly from home and partly from...

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Learning at work week 2022: Understanding employee learning styles 
May20

Learning at work week 2022: Understanding employee learning styles 

Alex Hattingh, Chief People Officer at Employment Hero  Learning and development are crucial in creating a high performing team. Everyone processes information differently and it’s no different when we learn. With no two people the same, it’s important to acknowledge the different employee learning styles of employees in your team. By tailoring the delivery of content for different styles of learning, your employees will be more...

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Does your company have an environmental policy?
May20

Does your company have an environmental policy?

Over two thirds of employees don’t know about theirs. Sixty-four percent of European businesses have a sustainability policy in place but only a third of employees know about the impact it’s making on the environment. One in five also confess they actually do not know whether their company has a sustainability policy at all. These are findings from a new employee survey by Treedom, the world’s first digital platform for growing and...

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1 in 4 SMEs under-resourced amid ongoing labour crisis
May19

1 in 4 SMEs under-resourced amid ongoing labour crisis

Employee retention challenges have left many SMEs under-staffed, new analysis by WorkLife by OpenMoney has found. More than a quarter (26%) of smaller firms WorkLife surveyed as part of its Spring 2022 Small Business Monitor claimed to be under-resourced from a staffing point of view. Among those facing resourcing constraints, the key drivers were employees leaving to pursue new opportunities (32%) and better pay and benefits (29%)....

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Employee negligence revealed as the leading cause of data loss for businesses
May19

Employee negligence revealed as the leading cause of data loss for businesses

60 per cent of organisations experienced data loss or exfiltration caused by an employee mistake on email in the last 12 months, according to new research from the Ponemon Institute, and sponsored by Tessian. Email was revealed as the riskiest channel for data loss in organisations, as stated by 65 per cent of IT security practitioners. This was closely followed by cloud file-sharing services (62 per cent) and instant messaging...

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77% of SMB leaders are nervous about the cost of living crisis
May19

77% of SMB leaders are nervous about the cost of living crisis

New data has revealed that 77% of small and medium business leaders are concerned about the cost of living crisis. As a result of the significant shift in customer spend, 58% of SMBs have seen reduced customer spend negatively impact their business. The research was conducted by unified customer platform Klaviyo. The survey analysed the responses of 500 small and medium business owners.With inflation running at 7%,* the highest rate...

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A third of employers do not offer early parenthood support and are vulnerable to losing staff
May19

A third of employers do not offer early parenthood support and are vulnerable to losing staff

Nearly two thirds (63%) of employers say they offer early parenthood support, according to new research* from Peppy, leaving those employers who don’t, extremely vulnerable to losing staff to other more family-friendly organisations at the point their staff become parents. According to the digital health platform, the pandemic was a real wake-up call to employers when employees’ working lives and home lives suddenly collided in ways...

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Experts reveal etiquette tips for international business 
May19

Experts reveal etiquette tips for international business 

Travel experts have revealed essential tips for international business travel etiquette to help people avoid making any cultural faux pas when meeting for work.   Some of the advice offered by several of the international account managers at travel management company, TravelPerk, includes:  Brazil – you should always stick around for the small talk after a meeting  In Brazil, body language is equally as...

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76% of UK workers feel anxious about their financial situation
May19

76% of UK workers feel anxious about their financial situation

UK workers want more financial education resources from their employers and believe receiving it as a wellbeing benefit can strengthen their commitment to their jobs, according to the ‘Can We Connect’ report, released today by global financial wellbeing platform nudge Global.  Money greatly impacts personal happiness and mental wellbeing, with more than two-thirds of workers currently feeling ashamed, angry, and depressed about their...

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The Industries You Need a Background Check To Work In
May19

The Industries You Need a Background Check To Work In

When it comes to getting a new job, it can be a minefield to know what checks you’ll need to complete and what the processes will entail. The below, from experts Credence, breaks down the different checks needed for popular careers, and what they require. DBS checks Any employer can DBS check you before hiring you for a role. A basic DBS check looks for unspent criminal convictions, and a standard DBS check is a thorough criminal...

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UK employment outlook triples in 12 months
May18

UK employment outlook triples in 12 months

Employers in the UK have ambitious plans to increase headcount at a record rate in the third quarter of 2022, according to the latest ManpowerGroup EmploymentOutlook Survey. Businesses are aggressively recruiting following the pandemic, yet still struggling to fill vacancies. The national Outlook has reached an all-time high of +35% – a 22-percentage point increase compared to Q3 2021. Firms in the Banking, Finance, Insurance,...

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The Rise of the Boomerang Employee
May18

The Rise of the Boomerang Employee

Why hiring a returning employee can be good for business. By Alex Hattingh, Chief People Officer of Employment Hero For many, the Great Resignation has been a time of new roles, new opportunities, and career changes. Some have called it the Great Reset. Anthony Klotz predicted ‘The Great Resignation’ in 2020, citing poor working conditions, toxic workplaces, uncertainty over job security, a lack of career progression opportunities and...

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