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Friday, December 4, 2015

Less than half of Scotland’s LGBT comfortable with being ‘out’

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According to a staff feedback survey in Stonewall’s 2015 Workplace Equality Index, the evidence-based benchmarking tool that enables organisations to assess their achievements and progress on LGBT equality in the workplace, more than half of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender staff in Scotland aren’t comfortable being out to all managers or colleagues. Less than one […]

Zero-hours contract employees as happy as permanent, full-time employees

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Less pressure and better work-life balance supports personal well-being among zero-hours contract employees. New survey evidence published today suggests that, on average, zero-hours contract employees experience similar levels of job satisfaction, work-life balance and personal well-being to employees on permanent, full-time contracts. The research from the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, also […]

Brits ‘not healthy enough’ to work past 60

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With the government announcing that the state pension age will rise by 2020, experts are saying the average British employee is not healthy enough to work into their late 60s. The state pension age will gradually rise to 66 for men and women by October of 2020, then to 67 by 2028 and 68 by […]

Rail fares to rise by average of 1.1% from January 2016

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Rail fares have risen by more than 25% in the last five years and Britain’s rail passengers are set to see them a 1.1% rise in average fares from 2 January, 2016. The Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represents train operators and Network Rail, said it was the smallest annual rise for six years. Regulated fares, […]

5 ways to avoid ‘fake work’

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Everyone will most likely find themselves passing time at the office by doing work that doesn’t really mean much to the company. It’s a side effect of our nine-to-five culture. Here, communications expert Alexander Maasik describes what ‘fake work’ is and how we can avoid it. Maasik says that according to the Pareto Principle, 80% […]