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Fifth of Brits ‘more comfortable’ interacting with people online than in person

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Do you feel anxious when thinking about speaking with your friends face-to-face? If you feel more comfortable interacting with people online instead of ‘in person,’ then you’re not alone. New research has found that a staggering one in five Brits now feel ‘more comfortable’ interacting with people online, with the study revealing that a large […]

Dreaming of becoming your own boss?

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New research commissioned by insurance experts Direct Line for Business has revealed that the entrepreneurial dream is alive and well in the UK, with 5.3 million people dreaming of becoming their own boss one day. The data, conducted by Optimum amongst a nationally representative panel of UK adults, found that over 8.6 million people currently […]

Working hours key to happy employees

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National Careers Week aims to encourage companies to think about their employees’ wellbeing and happiness and new research has asked British workers about the things they most want from their work. The YouGov surveyof 2,000 adults, commissioned by the Oxford Open Learning Trust, found that while money is predictably the biggest motivator behind career choice […]

Tidy desk, tidy mind – and you won’t annoy your colleagues

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Some 63 per cent of UK office workers annoyed when colleagues’ desks are messy, according to a study. The research, which looked into organisational habits at work, found that almost two thirds (59 per cent) of those surveyed said they regularly procrastinate over organisational tasks, with less than half of UK office workers (45 per […]

UK businesses failing on training & development – and admin is one of the worst

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A quarter (25 per cent) of office workers invest no time in learning new skills or further education to enhance their professional life, according to new research by MPA Group. The study, conducted by the innovation funding specialist, looked into how many UK businesses are offering workers dedicated time to work on upskilling, training and […]

What would happen to your body if you swapped your car for a bike?

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Cycling to work is better for your health, mentally and physically. The UK is a nation of hardcore commuters. The average worker in the UK today will spend over a year of their life commuting to and from — and it’s taking its toll on us mentally and physically. Merlin Cycles challenged the commuting status […]

Video conferencing is a huge boon to business – when it works…

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The overwhelming majority of businesses (90 per cent) have reported experiencing challenges when connecting to video conference calls. This is according to a new survey from StarLeaf, conducted by Vanson Bourne, which featured responses from 500 IT decision-makers and line-of-business leaders in the UK, France, Germany and the US, and from a broad spectrum of […]

Think training is over-rated? Over half of staff would leave their jobs if not offered it

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The importance of providing training to staff has been highlighted in a recent survey. The survey, by business print provider Instantprint, revealed that 56 per cent of workers would leave their current role if their employers stopped providing training, and nearly one-third (31 per cent) have previously left a position because of this issue. It […]

Forget the pay rise, we’ll take the better work-life balance, say Brits

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A large proportion of British workers would take a new job if it meant they’d enjoy a better life. A new report claims that professionals in London (73 per cent), Northern Ireland (64 per cent), the North & Scotland (63m per cent), and the Midlands & Wales (59 per cent) would all strongly consider relocating […]

Salary expectations hit a new high in private sector

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Almost half (49%) of employers considering a pay review over the course of the year are anticipating an increase to basic pay, according to new data from CIPD and Adecco’s Labour Market Outlook. However, 43% say it is unknown at this stage which way it will go. The findings of the Winter 2018-19 report [PDF] also […]