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    Brexit puts pressure on talent recruitment

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    Brexit will increase competition for well-qualified staff and make it more difficult to recruit senior staff. Those are the top-line findings of the latest CIPD/Hays Resouring and Talent Planning survey of over 1,000 HR professionals. The report reveals that some 72 per cent of HR professionals believe that competition for talent will increase over the […]

    What does the Trump victory mean for UK businesses?

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    The news that Donald Trump won the US presidential election shocked the world this week and media outlets have started speculating what the world will look like when he takes office. Now company leaders from the UK200 Group have weighed in with their thought’s on what Trump’s term could mean for UK businesses. Liz Ward, […]

    ONS figures show employment rate hits record high

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    The employment rate in the UK is now at a record high of 74.5% and the unemployment rate is at its lowest level in more than 10 years at 4.9%. The Office for National Statistics confirmed today that there are a record 31.75 million people now in work – up by more than 600,000 in […]

    £2 million refresh for Woburn House

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    Woburn House, the professional venue in the heart of central London, has undergone a revitalising £2 million makeover. With a fresh new look and renewed benefits for guests, the revamp has seen all eight of its versatile rooms elegantly restyled and fitted with up-to-date AV systems. The refresh has also introduced a marvellous new catering […]

    Employers’ spying on staff “reaches a new low in work relations”

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    Includes desk movement sensors…and seven other ways companies have totally spied on their staff. The discovery of heat and movement sensors fixed to workers’ desks at one major British employer has led to accusations that bosses care more about their bottom line than they do about workplace relations. That’s the view of a nationwide workplace law […]

    A big increase in the number of secretarial/admin jobs paying £50k+

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    Listen up! There’s a big increase in the number of secretarial/admin jobs paying £50k plus – a 200% increase in fact in 2015 compared to 2014:   Tiger Recruitment, the leading recruitment consultancy specialising in the secretarial and administrative sectors, have published their 2016 salary survey. Key information and market overview of the report is summarised below: […]

    London Executive Offices expands West End portfolio

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    London Executive Offices, a collection of luxury serviced and virtual offices in central London, today announced that it has boosted its sizeable West End portfolio by completing the lease of 21 Gloucester Place, W1U 8HR. 21 Gloucester Place has been acquired on a 15-year lease from the Portland Estate and adds (circa) 7,500 sq ft […]

    ‘Wellbeing vacuum’ puts businesses and employees at risk

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    Despite increased business awareness of the importance of actively supporting health and wellbeing in the workplace, there remains a stubborn ‘implementation gap’ in UK workplaces, which is threatening individuals’ health and long-term business sustainability. This is according to a new report from the CIPD, ‘Growing the health and well-being agenda: from first steps to full […]

    The first 12 words a prospective employee utters could make or break landing a job offer

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    Forget worrying about the job interview – what you say as you greet your interviewer could be far more important. Researchers found the first 12 words a prospective employee utters could make or break whether they are offered a job. It is because the first impression created by small talk on the way to the […]

    Companies should take a wider view of office space as London pushed off top ten list for property investment

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    Companies gain from combining occupancy surveys with workplace tech to understand their offices.   London has been pushed off the list of top ten European cities ranked by property investment prospects, highlighting the increasingly perilous risks to businesses expanding their office space in London. This comes hard on the heels of the report last week […]