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    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 […]

    Executives need to engage with workers to avoid becoming ‘invisible’

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    Board members are being urged to connect and engage with their employees as studies reveal around 40% of British workers can’t name a single executive member. The research, commissioned by eShare, showed that nearly one in five believe their board is barely visible, with 17% saying their board is totally invisible to them. Around 70% […]

    Bosses don’t know what to do about belief at work

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    A new ComRes report about workplace diversity and inclusion suggests that British employers struggle to manage expressions of religion and belief in the workplace, and up to a million people in Britain may have experienced workplace harassment, discrimination or bullying because of their religion or belief. The Belief at Work study into faith in the […]

    Top lies Brits tell their colleagues to appear more cultured

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    The British public have confessed to lying about which countries they’ve travelled to, what books they’ve read and even food they like in order to impress colleagues and friends. According to a study into cultural experiences by MSC Cruises UK, nearly one in three tell their colleagues that they’re ‘foodies’ who regularly dine on exotic […]

    A third of Brits have had their belongings stolen at work

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    The office is a playground for kleptomaniacs, but the depth of colleague thievery has been revealed in a survey that shows a third of employees have had their lunch and other belongings stolen at work. The research conducted by security expert ADT reveals that 31% of respondents have had their favourite mug taken from them, […]

    EAs tackle difficult bosses and how to change your working relationship

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    Sometimes workplace friction is unavoidable, nobody works harmoniously with everyone all the time. However, when the tension builds between you and your executive, it’s normally up to you to make the peace and preserve a pleasant working relationship. Looking to maximise your happiness and stability in a long term career, PA Life editor Molly Dyson […]

    7 ways to ensure a good night’s sleep

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    Almost half of Brits believe their career has a negative impact on their sleep, according to a study by AXA PPP Health Tech and You. The Sleep Council has declared March as National Bed Month to shine a light on the importance of sleep and the effects a bad night can have on your working […]

    Employee recruitment at risk through pension planning fears

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    A rising number of employees working past traditional retirement age could affect a company’s ability to recruit new talent, according to a study by consultancy company Portus. As more people can’t afford to retire into their 60s and beyond, 41% of HR executives believe companies will struggle to recruit and retain new staff. 1.19 million […]