Supporting the health and wellbeing of staff has a positive impact on their business
Jan20

Supporting the health and wellbeing of staff has a positive impact on their business

Nearly nine out of ten (89%) employers say that supporting the health and wellbeing of their staff has a positive impact on their business, according to research conducted by GRiD, the industry body for group risk. When asked how that positive impact manifests itself on their business, employers were keen to promote the benefits of improved loyalty, engagement and reduced absence among existing staff. However, they also saw the wider...

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Ban on umbrella companies would escalate worker shortages and pay rates
Jan20

Ban on umbrella companies would escalate worker shortages and pay rates

A blanket-ban on umbrella companies will escalate the current war on talent and shortage of workers, put pressure on pay rates, and penalise both good and bad operators, the CEO of outsourced payroll provider HIVE360, has warned. Commenting on the government’s current call for evidence about the umbrella company market, David McCormack says UK businesses – recruitment companies in particular – are already reeling from the...

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Remote and flexible working: from Zoomers to Boomers
Jan20

Remote and flexible working: from Zoomers to Boomers

Alex Graves, CEO of Silicon Reef, a collaboration, productivity and wellbeing solutions consultancy, explains how to navigate remote working for all ages. It’s a fact: remote, flexible and hybrid working are here to stay. While it hasn’t always been easy, many organisations have overcome the technical and cultural challenges presented by these new ways of operating. As this has taken place, more nuanced issues have popped up,...

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More than a third of women feel intimidated when asking for a pay rise at work
Jan20

More than a third of women feel intimidated when asking for a pay rise at work

Starting your dream job in January and want to ensure you make the right impression? Or perhaps you’re looking to secure that overdue pay rise or promotion in 2022?  New research from Lenstore has revealed the situations at work we find the most daunting, and the interviewer techniques that intimidate us the most, before securing advice from the experts on how to make sure we get what we want from our bosses this new year....

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Apps and Software HR Teams Can Better Use to Manage Employees
Jan19

Apps and Software HR Teams Can Better Use to Manage Employees

Running employees can feel like needing a dozen arms. Everyone needs a favour, everyone needs something handled, and it’s your job to accommodate in any way you can. A lot of it can feel tedious, however, and others can be made a lot easier. The perks of living in the digital age is the vast advancements in software that can allow you to make a lot of things easier, and outright automate others. You can take a lot of routine and...

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Big Energy Saving Week: What businesses can do to save money (and the planet!)
Jan19

Big Energy Saving Week: What businesses can do to save money (and the planet!)

By Gavin Scarr Hall, Director of Health & Safety at Peninsula As energy costs soar and bills rise, concerns are being raised about the number of people who could be facing fuel poverty. With a 45% to 50% hike expected in the spring, it’s not only will households that feel the pinch. Businesses will also be impacted. And after a tumultuous two years of uncertainty and financial pressures from the pandemic, this is certainly...

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Engaging the non-engaged is crucial for employers to bring value to 2022 health and wellbeing plans
Jan19

Engaging the non-engaged is crucial for employers to bring value to 2022 health and wellbeing plans

Some of the biggest killers and health concerns in the UK today – cancers, diabetes, high blood pressure – are hugely impacted by lifestyle factors. These are also the conditions that can have the biggest impact on an employee’s working life. For employers, the challenge is engaging the non-engaged. Encouraging those who do not already lead healthy lifestyles to connect, get involved, and make positive changes.   Debra Clark, head of...

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Expert Tips on Looking After the Mental Health of Your Contact Centre Employees
Jan19

Expert Tips on Looking After the Mental Health of Your Contact Centre Employees

Employee mental health is in the spotlight following two years of COVID-19 disruptions. Research has shown that 44% of work-related ill health is the result of stress, depression, and anxiety caused by work. Contact centres can be especially stressful for employees, who are speaking to customers and helping to solve their problems on a daily basis. These environments can be intense and emotionally draining, and many advisors deal with...

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2022 Finance Planning: 350% Increase In Searches For “What AgeCan I Retire”
Jan19

2022 Finance Planning: 350% Increase In Searches For “What AgeCan I Retire”

The start of the year is a time where many Brits start reviewing and planning their finances for the year, especially those looking to retire within the next few years.    Private and Commercial Bank Arbuthnot Latham has surveyed 300 respondents asking the question “Are you ready for retirement?” to discover the UK’s attitude towards retirement.    As the topic of retirement can be confusing for many,...

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3 in 5 professionals are unhappy with their current salary
Jan19

3 in 5 professionals are unhappy with their current salary

3 in 5 UK professionals are unhappy with their current salary but latest data shows that some salaries are up by 65% in 2022 According to the latest survey by the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, a staggering 3 out of 5 (61.3%) UK professionals are unhappy with their current salary.   The study, which surveyed 1,500 professionals, also went on to reveal that lawyers, teachers and new graduates...

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2021 jobs figures rise 97% year-on-year and 25% compared to 2019
Jan19

2021 jobs figures rise 97% year-on-year and 25% compared to 2019

Reed.co.uk, reports over 3.3 million jobs were added onto the website in 2021, over 1.5 million more than 2020 – a 97% year-on-year rise. The leading jobs and careers site also reported a 25% increase in new jobs posted last year compared with 2019, when 2.7 million jobs were recorded before the start of the pandemic. September was the most active month for job postings, with 357,489 jobs created – increasing by 150% and 60%...

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Workplace drug use on the rise
Jan19

Workplace drug use on the rise

Leading workplace drug, alcohol, and Covid-19 testing provider AlphaBiolabs is advising employers on the importance of workplace drug testing after the number of drug tests returning positive rose by 54 per cent compared to pre-pandemic levels. * Among those drugs showing up in positive tests, the presence of opiates more than doubled. While this could be attributed to an increase in prescribed painkillers, AlphaBiolabs could not rule...

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Gen Z twice as likely to feel isolated working from home than older counterparts
Jan19

Gen Z twice as likely to feel isolated working from home than older counterparts

RingCentral, a leading provider of cloud communications, today shares research showing that younger workers are more likely to report feelings of isolation and anxiety when working from home. The data comes ahead of ‘Blue Monday’ – which is widely considered the UK’s most depressing day of the year. The news highlights the need for employers and others to ensure they stay connected and engaged with those working from home alone....

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Scrap Blue Monday – Mental health should be a focus all year round
Jan18

Scrap Blue Monday – Mental health should be a focus all year round

Spokesperson: Laura Benton, COO, Reassured The vast majority of us know what it feels like to have some sort of mental health ‘issue’, whether that’s stress, anxiety, depression or a whole host of other conditions. I struggle to use the word ‘issue’ because I believe that everyone has something in relation to mental health and it is those who claim not to have any issues who are the lucky few, not the majority. Research from Mind...

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Why employers look for leaders
Jan18

Why employers look for leaders

Interviews are a part of every professional’s career. For freelance writing jobs, or other part-time gigs, some exclusions might be made. Every company that hires full-time workers will examine the candidate. Some exclusions may be made for freelance paper writers for hire or other part-time gigs. Before a company gives someone the resources to fulfill their mission, it is important to verify the suitability of the candidate....

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