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      Late payments putting UK employees in the red

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      More than a fifth of British workers claim bosses have failed to pay their wages on time, causing them to suffer financial losses as a result, according to new research. A study of 2,000 UK employees conducted by Cascade HR found that 22% have been paid late from their current employer at some point in […]

      Working longer hours increases the risk of heart disease

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      A decades-long study of nearly 2,000 office workers has revealed a correlation between the number of hours worked and heart health. The results show that working longer hours increases the risk of heart disease. The study by the University of Texas School of Public Health followed 1,926 men and women from 1986 to 2011, keeping […]

      Businesses shifting pension allowance risk to employees

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      Employers are shifting the responsibility of ensuring pension contributions do not break new lower annual allowances to staff, research from employee benefits consultancy Portus shows. Its study among HR directors across a range of sectors shows 60% of companies will ensure staff are fully informed of new rules but will rely on higher earners to […]

      PAs to benefit from two-hour extended lunch break at the Conference and Hospitality Show 2016

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      The Conference and Hospitality Show has launched a concentrated two-hour programme for PAs to get the most out of the show during an extended lunch break. The show takes place on Tuesday, 26 April in Central Leeds at the world-class First Direct Arena and has been created specifically to help busy PAs improve their skills, […]

      Employers need to take action to tackle gender inequality

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      As the consultation closes on the Government’s draft gender pay reporting regulations today, new research findings based on a survey of more than 1,000 employers and HR professionals show that a minority of organisations currently conduct any gender pay analysis, as well as the limited action being taken by employers to address the causes of […]

      Friday fun: unusual places to work

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      Nobody ever said your workplace has to be a boring, bog-standard office. The Telegraph recently did some searching and found a few pretty unusual alternatives to the typical setting in London. Tired of dry land? Head to Surrey Quays or Regents Canal for boats that can be rented out for as little as £25 a […]

      Gossip about work affects productivity

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      We all know that gossip is a huge time waster that takes us away from the things that are truly important at work. However, new research from the University of Salford shows that moaning about your job is the most likely form of chitchat to affect your productivity. The study analysed the survey data of […]

      Men and women see the workplace differently

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      US-based corporate training start-up Bridge recently surveyed 1,000 office workers to find out how gender affects the way we see common workplace issues such as equal pay, sexual harassment and gender discrimination. The results are pretty revealing. When it comes to equal pay, men seem to be wearing rose tinted glasses, with 58% of those […]

      Gherkin’s new Michelin-starred executive chef to take DDR packages to new heights

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      Ex-restaurateur and Michelin-starred chef Barry Tonks, who has taken over as Executive Chef at The Gherkin, part of the Searcys collection of venues, believes there is significant room for improvement in the world of event catering. “Great quality food is in my DNA; it is part of my ethos, has been a cornerstone of my […]

      Evaluate your ideals to deal with stress

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      The word “stress” seems to be synonymous with modern life, especially when it comes to work. But where does it come from and what can we do about it? Zen Habits’ Leo Babauta says we should evaluate our ideals to find the answers. Babauta says the root cause of stress is the mismatch of reality […]