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    Office hugging could be key to a better workplace

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    It’s no longer unusual to greet co-workers with a hug in the office, according to new reports. The BBC has revealed that many are shirking the hand shake for the hug as research may indicate that getting closer to your colleagues could show a boost in productivity. Some industries are embracing the new trend quicker […]

    Businesses lose billions by not talking about race

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    Businesses are being urged to more openly discuss the under-representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups in key company positions and could be losing billions as a result, according to new reports. Delivering Diversity, a study by published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) with the British Academy of Management has raised concerned […]

    Specialist knowledge valued more than tech

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    Human intuition is still more highly valued than tech by executives, according to recruitment and procurement specialist 1st Executive. Concerned that people are being overlooked as technology continues to innovate and change the working world, 1st Executive is highlighting the risk companies face by depending too much on algorithms and systems over life experience. Recognising the […]

    Scottish PA of the Year announced

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    The Scottish PA Network Awards has named Fiona Forbes as Scottish PA of the Year 2017 as part of a conference aimed at showcasing the crucial roles PAs across the globe make within the workplace. As part of the Scottish PA Network Conference, in association with Hays PA and Secretarial recruiting firm, Forbes has been […]

    More than half of British workers love their jobs

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    Nearly two thirds of Brits claim to either love or really like their jobs as reports show that 64% of workers don’t suffer from ‘Sunday night dread’. The study marked the launch of the One4all Spotlight Awards, and revealed that many across the country hold their job in high regard, with a third expecting to […]

    Which is the perfect office dog for you?

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    With ‘Bring Your Dog to Work Day’ hitting UK offices June 23, a study has revealed the UK’s preferred dog co-workers. The research, by office furniture provider DBI Furniture Solutions, explored what workers value in their colleagues and how personality can reflect the strength of both an employee and a four-legged friend. Among the traits […]

    Survey reveals Britain’s worst manager habits

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    Research shows that two in every three UK employees is experiencing the wrath of a bad boss. With so many people unhappy with management, job site Glassdoor wanted to find out exactly what annoyed them most about their execs. Interestingly, the average rating for senior management on Glassdoor is three out five, whereas overall company […]

    Concerns raised as bosses aren’t ready for Ramadan

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    As 3% of British workers admit to being discriminated against due to their religion or beliefs, specialists are worried that not enough is being done by bosses to prepare for Ramadan, which begins this Friday. The Muslim celebration includes the fasting of all food and drink during daylight hours, avoiding listening to music and praying […]

    Research reveals why people don’t ask for help at work

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    Employees may avoid asking for help in the workplace because they doubt it will be effective, new research from HEC Paris suggests. Professor Daniel Newark and co-authors Vanessa Bohns and Francis Flynn found that besides the costs – notably, the discomfort and stress – of requesting help, expectations about the outcome also determine whether we ask. This […]

    53% of line managers not trained to handle workplace conflict

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    Research from the CIPD has shown that more than half (53%) of line managers are not trained or qualified to handle ‘difficult conversations’. The corresponding report also reveals some conflict solution techniques can be counterproductive and “kill the employment relationships”. Elsewhere in the report, it was stated that “we see discipline and grievance processes as […]