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    49% of workers sending emails late at night or early morning

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    One-in-five (20%) UK workers now have their work instant messaging app on their personal mobile phone, according to new research from by B2B furniture ecommerce site Furniture At Work. The research, which asked 1,015 UK workers about their routine and habits during the working day, sought to uncover how attitudes to work had changed since the pandemic […]

    Firms ‘neglecting key parts’ of remote recruitment strategies

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    Firms are largely unprepared for the barriers they encounter when hiring employees in remote locations – particularly when hiring overseas. That’s according to Omnipresent, an Employer of Record that helps organisations employ people globally, and comes after research from Aon showed that companies focus on certain aspects of their remote location strategies but neglect others. For instance, […]

    New data gives insight into UK jobs market during pandemic

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    Over the last year the labour market has changed drastically, from furlough schemes to working from home, to businesses shutting their doors completely. With this in mind Bionic wanted to find out where across the UK unemployment is rising, which industries are offering the most vacancies, and what salaries are increasing. Currently the UK’s national average […]

    Drayton debuts Traffic Light Sets to enable socially distanced office returns

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    With restrictions finally lifted and plans for staff to return to work in mass over the next few weeks, corporate gift specialist Drayton’s traffic light sets may be useful in overcoming possible awkwardness between members of your team when dealing with their own personal preferences for social distancing. Not everyone will feel comfortable with the […]

    Gender equality drive announced for property sector

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    Senior figureheads from the likes of BNP Paribas, Morgan Stanley and Deloitte have joined forces to tackle gender equality in the commercial property sector – by signing up to an initiative spearheaded by Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) UK. Now in its third iteration, the mentoring scheme has delivered over 700 mentoring hours so far […]

    PA Life Skills Academy – Make sure you book your place!

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    The PA Life Skills Academy is a two-day virtual conference that will give you the skills you need to take your career further, opening up new opportunities within your current organisation – or arming you with the knowledge to land that next great position. It’s your opportunity to improve your employability and become the best […]

    FCA wants to boost disclosure of diversity on listed company boards

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    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a consultation on proposals to improve transparency for investors on the diversity of listed company boards and their executive management teams. Specifically, it is consulting on changes to its Listing Rules to require listed companies to publish annually: A ‘comply or explain statement’ on whether they have achieved […]

    What dishonesty does to the brain and why it’s bad for business

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    By Dr Lynda Shaw (pictured), neuroscientist, business psychologist and change specialist Dishonesty in the workplace varies from lying, misuse of company time or expenses, stealing, fraud, claiming sick pay when not sick, taking leave without permission or giving untruthful information when applying for a job to name but a few.  Dishonesty tarnishes relationships, compromises finances, […]

    Would you cycle to work if there were better facilities at your office?

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    Employers should be doing more to encourage staff to start commuting into the office by bicycle, suggests research from Graham Coffey & Co.Solicitors. Ahead of Cycle to Work Day (August 5th), the specialist law firm surveyed more than 1,500 people to better understand attitudes towards cycling safety and what can be done to make cycling […]

    Study shines light on UK attitudes to employee benefits

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    Wetones asked employees at 133 workplaces across the UK how their health and wellbeing needs and habits have changed, and whether updated benefits packages from their employers would help to support their wellbeing. What they discovered highlighted a gap between company benefit schemes and employee lifestyles. So how can companies get up to date with […]