“Sorry I’m late, I had problems connecting”
Mar07

“Sorry I’m late, I had problems connecting”

New data reveals 9 out of 10 people struggle when connecting to a video conference call Despite the increase in video conferencing usage, issues relating to ease-of-use and content sharing are impacting enterprise collaboration. The overwhelming majority of enterprises (90per cent) reported experiencing challenges when connecting to video conference calls. This is according to a new survey from StarLeaf, conducted by Vanson...

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‘Clowning around the world – busiest month on record for Clowns Without Borders UK’
May15

‘Clowning around the world – busiest month on record for Clowns Without Borders UK’

UK based not-for-profit organisation Clowns Without Borders UK has completed one of its busiest month in organisation’s history, visiting three destinations around the globe to provide psychosocial first aid and training to thousands of children in crisis.   Beginning April 2018 in Greece, venturing to Bangladesh mid-month and concluding with a week in Jordan, the Clowns Without Borders UK (CWBUK) team of volunteers worked tirelessly...

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How important to your career is gaining a professional qualification in HR?
Jan08

How important to your career is gaining a professional qualification in HR?

For many graduates who have just completed three or four years at university, the last thing they want to embark on is more studying.  The vast majority hope their degree will be sufficient to lead to a job and a monthly pay cheque.   Unfortunately, many graduates are finding that this is not always the case. More companies than ever before are now demanding further professional qualifications from their employees, even those...

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Becoming a Charity Trustee – for everyone’s benefit
Nov16

Becoming a Charity Trustee – for everyone’s benefit

By Michelle Wright, Founder and CEO of Cause4 13th November marks the start of Trustees Week which aims to showcase the work that Trustees do and to encourage more talented people to take up a role on the board of a charity. The benefits to the charities are clear. The insight and effort of experienced, well-connected people can make a huge difference to the work they undertake and the strategies they adopt. And, with one in four of...

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More Business Travel: The Secret to Professional Success
Oct25

More Business Travel: The Secret to Professional Success

· Employees see business travel as opportunities to achieve their professional growth ambitions: 37% seek inspiration for their work, and 36% look to learn a new skill · Over half (51%) say adding leisure time to a business trip makes them more successful in their business meetings · New Booking.com for Business research reveals the commonalities and variations in how employees across professions value travel and its impact on success...

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Location, location, location…
Oct16

Location, location, location…

  …. Do the same job and get paid up to 140% more depending on where you live!   · New research from job site reveals how salaries for exactly the same job vary based on location · Primary school teachers can earn up to 18% more in London vs. 20% less in Liverpool     Depending on where you live could see you earn up to 140% more than the national average salary for exactly the same job, new research reveals....

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Europe lacks effective policies to support return to work by breast cancer survivors
Oct12

Europe lacks effective policies to support return to work by breast cancer survivors

Although the rate of breast cancer diagnoses is rising in Europe, a higher proportion of women are surviving the form of cancer – but returning to everyday aspects of life prove challenging; with many survivors unable to return to work, due to a lack of support and consideration by employers. A new report by The Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by Pfizer, investigates the challenges involved in returning to...

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Over nine working days lost each year due to office tech fails
Oct05

Over nine working days lost each year due to office tech fails

Average UK worker wastes 15 minutes a day due to technology issues.   UK workers are losing on average nine working days due to technology failing around the office, a new survey by Ebuyer.com has revealed.     The survey of UK office workers, conducted by the UK’s largest independent online tech retailer, revealed that one in ten workers wastes up to 30 minutes a day due to technology not working in the workplace, with...

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Minimum wage leaving young workers behind, warns TUC
Oct03

Minimum wage leaving young workers behind, warns TUC

The TUC is warning that the national minimum wage (NMW) risks leaving younger workers behind, as it gives evidence to the Low Pay Commission (LPC). An increase to the minimum wage will come into force in April 2018, but the new top rate will only apply to workers over 25.   The TUC is calling for the top rate of the minimum wage to be extended to all workers aged 21 and above the rates for 16 to 20-year-olds to be increased, and...

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Is it time to boot the commute?
Sep22

Is it time to boot the commute?

Graham Bird, Director of workplace consultancy, Where We Work- explores the effects of a daily commute and explains how the rush-hour race can be reduced …    With over 24 million regular commuters making an average daily journey of 56 minutes per day- and as many as 3.4 million travelling for two hours or even longer- it’s safe to say, that many of us are subject to the perils of the daily commute. But, whilst we dutifully continue...

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Power workers gain dementia insight  
Sep21

Power workers gain dementia insight  

Britain’s biggest electricity distributor is continuing its rapid progress towards becoming a dementia-friendly business.   UK Power Networks, which keeps the lights on in London, the South East and East Anglia, is marking World Alzheimer’s Month this September by offering all of its 6,000-strong staff the opportunity to learn more about dementia.     To date, more than 750 managers at the company have undertaken the...

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Epsom Business Woman, Louise Camby inspires
Sep19

Epsom Business Woman, Louise Camby inspires

Team BRAVO Gorillas, inspired by Epsom-based Louise Camby, helped raise over £1,000 for St. Catherine’s Hospice at their Dragon Boat Festival held at Tilgate Park in Crawley, Surrey on Sunday September 10 2017.     BRAVO (http://www.bravobizevents.co.uk/) is a social enterprise connecting Surrey and Sussex through business networking events and their annual community choir concert, Choiroke. Louise Camby, of BRAVO said...

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Ryanair’s flight cancellations highlight that businesses must take staff holiday planning seriously
Sep18

Ryanair’s flight cancellations highlight that businesses must take staff holiday planning seriously

Reports that Ryanair has cancelled 82 flights on Sunday and will cancel between 40 and 50 flights every day for the next six weeks because it “messed up” the planning of pilots’ holiday is a situation that could have been avoided with better holiday planning, says absence management expert, Adrian Lewis, Director of Activ Absence. Discussing the holiday planning chaos Ryanair’s Marketing officer Kenny Jacobs said, “We have...

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Construction business builds ‘Buddy up’ network to help stop the rise of male suicide
Sep12

Construction business builds ‘Buddy up’ network to help stop the rise of male suicide

A leading Welsh property and construction firm has called upon their network of property professionals from across the country to swap their hi-vis and hard hats for swimming goggles, cycling shorts and running shoes to raise vital funds for male suicide prevention charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) in the Wales Property Triathlon. The annual triathlon, now in its fifth year, organised by family firm Jehu Group is in aid...

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Advertised salaries hit three-year low
Sep07

Advertised salaries hit three-year low

Average advertised salaries (£32,199) are at their lowest level since April 2014 (£32,185) Vacancy surge continues – availability of roles increases 6.6% annually to 1,231,552 Southampton becomes one of the best cities to find a job – as competition per jobseekers per vacancy lowers to 0.12 Graduate salaries are up 3.6% from 2016 as latest school leavers collect their A-level results Gig economy continues to thrive despite Taylor...

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