The statistical signs your employees will jump ship
Mar11

The statistical signs your employees will jump ship

Guest Blog by Ian McVey, Enterprise Lead, Northern Europe at Qualtrics By and large, human resources is unfairly tarred as being an ambiguous area, with a focus on the more human aspects of business that are considered to lack immediate bottom-line benefits. Similarly, the HR function is generally not considered an area of the company which supports its decisions with tangible data. However, the rise of Experience Data (data that adds...

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UK Employees Are Looking to Move Roles Because Of Increased Optimism Towards UK Job Market, According to Gartner
Sep26

UK Employees Are Looking to Move Roles Because Of Increased Optimism Towards UK Job Market, According to Gartner

A higher number of UK employees are looking to change jobs in light of optimistic perceptions of business conditions, according to Gartner, Inc. The latest Global Talent Monitor report for 2Q18 shows that 18.8 per cent of UK employees indicated a very low intent to stay in their current role, the second highest after India (40 per cent), and higher than the global average of nearly 12 per cent.     This is the first time...

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REVEALED: What industries are creating the most and least jobs in the UK?
Nov23

REVEALED: What industries are creating the most and least jobs in the UK?

  Despite recent political uncertainty the UK job market is booming. Over 32 million people are currently in work across the country with rates of unemployment at their lowest levels since 1975. But where are all the jobs coming from?   RS Components have analysed 30 years of ONS data to reveal which industries are creating the most jobs in today’s vibrant market, and there are clear winners and losers.   jobs  ...

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New forecast shows pay rises remain subdued at 1% as 24 applicants chase every low-skilled job vacancy
Aug17

New forecast shows pay rises remain subdued at 1% as 24 applicants chase every low-skilled job vacancy

The latest CIPD/The Adecco Group Labour Market Outlook suggests that UK employment will again grow strongly in the third quarter of 2017, but wage growth is likely to remain weak. The quarterly survey of more than 1,000 employers identifies that near-term employment expectations have risen compared with the previous spring report (May 2017). This is reflected in the quarter’s net employment balance – a measure of the difference...

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ONS Stats: Record low for unemployment, but productivity gap increasing and real wages falling
Aug16

ONS Stats: Record low for unemployment, but productivity gap increasing and real wages falling

The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics, released today, reveal that between January to March 2017 and April to June 2017, the number of people in work increased, the number of unemployed people fell, and the number of people aged from 16 to 64 not working and not seeking or available to work (economically inactive) also fell. The UK unemployment rate fell to 4.4% in the 3 months to June 2017 – the lowest it has been...

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Even with new AI jobs creation, AI will lead to big job losses, warns Joblift
Aug07

Even with new AI jobs creation, AI will lead to big job losses, warns Joblift

PwC expect 30% of jobs to be lost to automation The debate surrounding the threat from artificial intelligence (AI) and automation leading to the loss of jobs has been highly publicised. Most recently, tech titans Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have locked horns over the issue, and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has estimated that by the early 2030’s 30% of British jobs will be lost to automation. So, are we really under threat from...

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How to turn big data into smart talent data
Jul27

How to turn big data into smart talent data

Richard Justenhoven, Product Director at cut-e explains how organisations can get the best from big data Data is an essential strategic resource in organisations. It can help you to understand your market and spot trends, respond better to customers and predict their likely behaviour, develop new products and make considered business decisions. Today, every company has large datasets but few are truly able to convert their big data...

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Welsh start-up helps recruiters face up to Right to Work challenges
Jul27

Welsh start-up helps recruiters face up to Right to Work challenges

Credas, a Cardiff-based technology start-up, is using real-time facial recognition technology to help companies speed up and simplify the process of ID verification, employee and client onboarding, whilst enabling companies to easily comply with Right to Work legislation. Launched in May 2017, Credas has developed a suite of products and services designed to cut the time and cost it takes to onboard staff by using real-time facial...

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Should HR encourage staff to take sick days for mental health?  We ask the experts
Jul20

Should HR encourage staff to take sick days for mental health? We ask the experts

A recent response from a CEO to a worker who was taking leave for mental health reasons has recently gone viral. The story concerns an email from a worker where she told her team she was taking time off work for mental health reasons. Her CEO responded to this email thanking her for sending the message as it provided a reminder that taking time for mental health is important.   Mental health issues on the rise A recent survey...

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HR Support experts share their most-asked questions from June 2017
Jul14

HR Support experts share their most-asked questions from June 2017

Every month XpertHR analyses the most popular FAQs asked by HR professionals in the past month.   They have revealed their top five XpertHR FAQs in June 2017:  Is there a maximum workplace temperature beyond which employees cannot be expected to work? Will there be changes to the rules on obtaining consent to process personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation? What is the General Data Protection Regulation? Must an...

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Finance and HR Leaders Shape Digital Disruption, New Research Finds
Jul13

Finance and HR Leaders Shape Digital Disruption, New Research Finds

New Oracle and MIT Technology Review study reveals the human drivers of cloud automation as the roles of finance, HR, and IT evolve to meet the needs of a more connected organization      To enable organizations to thrive in a competitive digital marketplace, Oracle and the MIT Technology Review today released a new study that highlights the importance of collaboration between finance and human resources (HR) teams with a unified...

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Could annualised hours solve the precarious employment issue?
Jul13

Could annualised hours solve the precarious employment issue?

Kevin White, Managing Director at Working Time Solutions, explains why those in HR tasked with tackling strategic workforce challenges should reappraise Annualised Hours. The volatile demand patterns created by 24/7 markets has seen many employers’ approach to resourcing become reliant on zero and short hours contracts and agency models to provide flexibility and responsiveness. Yet, these forms of ‘precarious employment’ are the...

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How will the new ‘Google for Jobs’ affect expanding workforces – and recruiters?
Jul06

How will the new ‘Google for Jobs’ affect expanding workforces – and recruiters?

HR Commentator Chris Thompson takes a look at how the new Google for Jobs will impact the UK recruitment market. Image courtesy of Google The mystery and intrigue surrounding Google’s foray into the recruitment market was put to bed last week when the Google for Jobs platform landed in the USA. Emerging quietly and without warning, like many of Google’s updates, Google for jobs is a hiring interface that sits conveniently on the...

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Employee ill health costing businesses up to one month a year in lost productivity
Jun29

Employee ill health costing businesses up to one month a year in lost productivity

UK employers are losing 27.5 days of productive work per employee each year, because of poor health, according to new research from Britain’s Healthiest Workplace (BHW) – commissioned by Vitality Health Insurance. The company also suggests employee absence and presenteeism is a problem that is costing the UK economy £73 billion a year. The research measured employee health in terms of exposure to risk factors associated with a...

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Study Reveals British Business Leaders Lack Confidence in Digital Transformation
Jun28

Study Reveals British Business Leaders Lack Confidence in Digital Transformation

Most businesses look to adopt digital business models and deploy new technology, but few British businesses feel like they are best-in-class. A new study conducted by IDC and sponsored by Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), a leader in cloud-based learning and human capital management software, found that the UK’s business leaders don’t deem themselves ‘top performers’ in digital transformation, compared to confident regions such as...

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