• Current affairs

    More than half of affairs start at the office

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    With more than a third of our life spent in the workplace, we often spend more time with our colleagues than we do our own partners at home and it is inevitable that relationships can grow increasingly intimate. With such closeness, the workplace has become the number one place for affairs to take place. Rebootonline.com […]

    Glassdoor research reveals the factors that affect staff retention

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    Job hopping is becoming the norm, but it does still leave employers in a tight spot; recent research shows the total cost of the first year of employment is often double the staff member’s annual salary. Glassdoor has studied more than 5000 transitions on CVs from its database and believes it has found the factors […]

    Work-related driving accidents kill 541 people in 2016

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    According to the latest Road Casualties Report from the Department for Transport (DfT), 541 people were killed in collisions involving a work-related driving accident in 2016. In addition, 4,822 were seriously injured and more than 40,000 were slightly injured. Venson Automotive Solutions highlights the need for SMEs to focus on the safety of their vehicles […]

    Poor meeting preparation is harming businesses

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    Badly prepared, over-running business meetings are harming businesses, say the directors and managers who are wasting almost three days on average a year in unproductive meetings. To make matters worse, more than a half (51%) of UK business managers say they have been to meetings where documents were found to be missing or else incorrect, […]

    The secret isolation of sole traders such as VAs

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    While it can seem like a dream set up, if you’ve ever owned your own business or work from home on a regular basis, there will undoubtedly be times where you’ve felt isolated, alone, or questioned your decision. In fact, research from Acas found that around a fifth (20%) of homeworkers and sole traders often […]

    Think flexibly to escape the office bore, says Regus

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    What are the benefits of working flexibly? Many are well documented – a healthier lifestyle, avoiding the commute, a better work-life balance. But what about avoiding boring colleagues or those fellow workers with unpleasant habits? According to a new survey from workspace provider Regus, these ‘push’ factors are highly influential when it comes to deciding […]

    £47K shortfall in employer pension contributions for women

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    There is a ‘gap’ between the amount that men and women receive in employer pension contributions, which if left unaddressed could result in a shortfall of £47,000 by the end of a woman’s working life, according to the inaugural Zurich Workplace Savings Barometer. Last year, on average, men under the age of 35 received £217 […]

    LGBT group Stonewall launches inclusive jobs site

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    Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) equality charity, has launched its new and improved inclusive jobs hub, Proud Employers. Created to enable LGBT jobseekers to find employment with organisations they know respect and embrace their identity, Proud Employers will list jobs at any level across all sectors. The new, fully responsive jobs board […]

    Multiple pension funds add up to retirement confusion

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    Nearly one in five employees have built up three or more company pension funds during their career, making it more difficult to keep track of their retirement planning, new research from employee benefits consultancy Portus shows. Its nationwide study shows 17% of employees have built up three or more pension funds as they have moved […]

    First year of employment costs companies almost double staff member’s salary

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    The true cost of hiring staff is almost double their salary during the first year of employment, a study by leading serviced offices provider BE Offices (BE) has revealed. Based on current Government figures BE closely examined all the costs of employing a new member of staff on an average annual salary of £27,600 and […]