These are the best cities to start a business in if you are Generation Z
Jun28

These are the best cities to start a business in if you are Generation Z

London ranked as number one, followed by Cambridge and Derby More than half of Gen Z (53%)* hope to be running their own business in the next 10 years, but where should they set it up? A new study by Novuna Business Cash Flow has analysed a range of factors including average age, business startup and closure rates, mean house prices, internet speed, TikTok views and environmental issues to calculate the best cities in the UK for...

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Four in ten UK employees believe working from another country will boost their mental health
Jun28

Four in ten UK employees believe working from another country will boost their mental health

Four in ten UK employees (40%) believe having the flexibility to be able to work their current job from another country could have a positive impact on their mental health, according to a new study.    The study, from online printing specialists instantprint, quizzed 2,000 UK workers and found that nearly half of the nation’s workforce are eager to pack up their laptop and head to the nearest airport, with mental health...

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TAKE IT OR ANNUAL LEAVE IT – Find Out Which Jobs Have The Most (And Least) Annual Leave
Jun28

TAKE IT OR ANNUAL LEAVE IT – Find Out Which Jobs Have The Most (And Least) Annual Leave

Staff management software provider, RotaCloud, has released a tool which shows UK annual leave usage ranked by industry – highlighting how little people in some industries take https://rotacloud.com/leaverboard/ Across all industries, the average person gets a leave allowance of 32 days (31.8) but only takes 27 (26.6), leaving a full week of time off (5.2 days) left unused each year. The nation’s hospitality workers take the...

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Revealed: The 10 customer habits that tradespeople find most annoying 
Jun27

Revealed: The 10 customer habits that tradespeople find most annoying 

New research has revealed the customer behaviours that tradespeople find most annoying, and being watched while they work tops the list.  The study, conducted by IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest supplier of specialist ironmongery, found that more than two in five (41%) tradespeople find it irritating when clients won’t leave them alone while working.  Being constantly asked how they’re getting on is another major...

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Planning Permission Approval Rates Across The UK
Jun27

Planning Permission Approval Rates Across The UK

New analysis has shown the best locations for planning permission approval across the UK based on research into granted and denied applications across the past year.  The team at Townscape Architects researched locations across the UK, including London Boroughs and National Parks, with the best and worst planning permission approval rates. They also share helpful advice on increasing your chances of getting planning permission...

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How to ensure the office summer party doesn’t crash and burn!
Jun27

How to ensure the office summer party doesn’t crash and burn!

WHETHER it’s a low-key get together after work (with or without cheese and wine!) or an all-out summer shindig – office parties are back in season. Many workplaces may have been forced to put their social events on hold, and for some, this year could see the re-introduction of the annual summer party, BBQ or conference. However, Peterborough-based Anne Corder Recruitment is asking organisations to spare a thought for the HR teams or...

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Less than half of employees from lower socioeconomic backgrounds in the U.K. feel included at work
Jun24

Less than half of employees from lower socioeconomic backgrounds in the U.K. feel included at work

Just two in five employees from lower socioeconomic backgrounds across U.K organisations feel included in the workplace, and only half feel safe to be open about their background, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The findings contradict high levels of optimism from employers on their progress with inclusion in the workplace. Nearly nine in 10 business leaders believe their employees from lower socioeconomic...

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Don’t Leave It Till It’s Too Late: How to Avoid Your Employees Burning Out?
Jun24

Don’t Leave It Till It’s Too Late: How to Avoid Your Employees Burning Out?

Jeff Dewing CEO of Cloudfm and No1. best-selling business author and podcaster  It has been a crazy couple of years for all of us, no one would have imagined we’d go through a pandemic. National lockdowns disrupted our work patterns, social relationships, and daily activities which exacerbated and onset anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues for many. Even though it is more common and there is increased awareness, many...

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Over half of UK employers do not have a zero-tolerance approach towards discrimination
Jun24

Over half of UK employers do not have a zero-tolerance approach towards discrimination

More than half (56%) of employers in the UK do not have a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination within the workplace e.g. disciplining or dismissing managers that discriminate, according to surprising new research1commissioned by Winckworth Sherwood, the leading full-service UK law firm.  In addition, two in five (39%) employers have no form of diversity and inclusion strategy and 20% are not taking any steps to improve...

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UK Employers not using workforce’s skills to full benefit
Jun24

UK Employers not using workforce’s skills to full benefit

New research from Association for Project Management (APM), the chartered membership organisation for the project profession, reveals a third of UK employees said that they hold back on existing capabilities and skills in their current role because they are not part of the job description. The study shows a 32% of UK workers had received no formal training in their current role, with employers teaching just enough to pick things up...

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UK businesses “wasteful” with ineffective workplace health initiatives
Jun23

UK businesses “wasteful” with ineffective workplace health initiatives

Businesses must urgently shift away from a reactive “DIY” culture when it comes to workplace health and seek expert occupational health guidance to avoid wasting time and resources, according to a new survey. A YouGov survey launched during Occupational Health Awareness Week (19-24 June 2022) found only a fraction of UK adults believe the health and wellness measures many businesses currently choose for employees are important, which...

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Demand for a four-day working week intensifies
Jun23

Demand for a four-day working week intensifies

According to a new report by ADP exploring employees’ attitudes towards the current world of work, six-in-ten (60%) UK workers would like more flexibility as to when they work, such as condensing hours into a four-day week. This number increased to two-thirds (67%) in Greater London. Mental health: work is suffering This desire for great flexibility comes at a time when there is a mental health ticking timebomb happening in offices up...

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What are the most office-friendly dog breeds?
Jun23

What are the most office-friendly dog breeds?

Is there anything better than having a furry companion to melt the stress away during your working day? Workplace solutions specialist, Adam Butler, CEO of Officeology spoke with Dr Linda Simon, Vet at Pooch and Mutt, to find out what breeds make the best office dogs and her top tips on how to introduce them to office life. Adam said: “Over a quarter of the UK population owns a dog. That is a significant proportion of the...

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Employers can help with the cost of living – without giving pay rises
Jun23

Employers can help with the cost of living – without giving pay rises

The soaring cost of living will be affecting many employees in numerous ways and having a detrimental impact on their health and wellbeing. In fact, research has found that 72% of those seeking debt help say debt makes them ill(1) and 77% of employees say that money worries impact them at work(2). However, there are steps that employers can take to help employees make their money go further. Debra Clark, head of specialist consulting...

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Diamonds are forever – but budgets are finite!
Jun21

Diamonds are forever – but budgets are finite!

BRITS SPENDING LESS ON ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS  As Brits look for more ways to cut costs, new research has revealed that lovebirds have spent less each year on engagement and wedding rings since 2019.   Despite insurance coverage for engagement and weddings rings increasing by a staggering 554%1 and the total wedding spend increasing 90% in 2021 compared to 20202, the value of rings has decreased by £464 –...

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