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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Brits only have 8 free weekends a year

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Brits may have busier social lives than ever before, but they’re still driven to feeling envious of the lifestyles they see play out across their friends’ social media feeds. New research carried out by leading hotel bookers sheds light on how social media affects the way Britons perceive the social lives of friends and […]

The hidden cost of the company Christmas party

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With the Christmas party season in full swing, most companies have already spent their budget on a festive gathering. But planning the party comes with hidden costs that many businesses don’t consider. Des McLaughlin, Divisional Director at Grass Roots Meetings & Events totals up the figures. “Advent is upon us and some research I have […]

Employers think staff will stay in work to boost retirement income

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Two-thirds of employers think their staff will have to supplement their retirement income by working longer, according to the latest research by Close Brothers Asset Management, (CBAM).   When asked how their employees will cope with having to live longer on their assets in retirement, 67% said they thought they would choose to delay retiring […]

More access, more destinations: Starwood Hotels & Resorts expands partnership with Design Hotels

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From the annual International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced an expanded partnership with Design Hotels-AG, which consumers will see as an 11th Starwood brand. Impeccable décor, fine dining, service that leaves nothing to be desired – this is one hell of a collaboration.    The move comes just seven months after Starwood launched […]

How to ask for time off when you work from home

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There has been a huge rise in the number of people working remotely. In the US, for example, it is expected that nearly half of all employees will work from home by next year. But telecommuting doesn’t always mean ultimate flexibility, so how can you be sure to cover yourself if you need to run […]

Employees’ Christmas wish list for 2016

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As employees’ thoughts turn to the Christmas season and a gradual wind-down towards the end of 2015, many are also gearing up for a brand new working year starting 4 January 2016 and thinking about what they want employers to provide beyond salaries and bonuses.   According to independent research amongst UK employees undertaken by specialist […]