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National Stress Awareness Month: How can Brits improve their work-life balance?

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We have an important issue to address as almost one third of UK workers feel they have a poor work-life balance. CT Shirts investigates… We have investigated how the UK can improve and taken some tips from other countries. It can take its toll on our home life happiness, relationships and mental health, so this is not […]

Bosses should help staff up their game – literally

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Gamified rewards and bonuses not only introduce an element of fun to the workplace, but also increasing employee performance – and over half of all bosses are losing out on productivity by not making use of them. A survey of 1,096 UK workers, by workplace incentives and rewards provider One4all Rewards, published in the Workers […]

‘Thank you’ – 2 words that go a long way

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If your boss thanks you for a job well done, chances are you’ll remain loyal to the business, says a new report. A survey to mark the launch of the One4all Spotlight Awards reveals that 83 per cent of UK workers say that being thanked increases their loyalty to the company, with 65 per cent […]

Paid bereavement leave is nearly nationwide

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Bereavement leave is now near-universal among organisations, according to a new study Almost all employers offer their staff paid time off during a time of bereavement, according to a survey from XpertHR. The majority of the 634 organisations surveyed operate within a formal policy or guidelines when granting leave. The remainder prefer to work on […]

Is your company prepared for future technology?

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Technology is continuing to change, and companies have had to adapt quickly to keep relevant in the shifting landscape, but just how has it altered the way we see the business world? Business Energy comparison specialist Love Energy Savings has investigated the changes in tech and has spoken to industry experts to identify the best […]

Housing and debt the biggest financial concern for employees

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A survey of employers in England and Wales by intermediary Jelf Employee Benefits highlights the damage to work and productivity caused by employees’ personal financial problems. The research, undertaken in the first half of 2017, surveyed more than 300 employers in private, public and third-sector organisations. According to the findings, employers believe that money worries may […]

Bosses urged to stay in touch with home workers

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Managers are being urged to make more effort to stay in contact with employees working remotely as the number of home workers continues to grow. Flexible workspace specialists Regus believes the solution to productivity concerns is a more open and regular channel of communication between workers. 84% of professionals agree that managers should speak with […]

Smokers cost bosses nearly £2,000 a year

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Workers who take regular smoke breaks are considered disruptive by their colleagues at the cost of their company, according to new research. A study by Vapourlites and the British Heart Foundation revealed that frequent smokers could be taking up to four breaks a day, costing bosses around £1,815 a year per employee. Causing friction among […]

UK’s quirkiest employee perks revealed

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Keeping workers happy is proving to be big business with bosses, with more and more companies introducing unique benefits and perks to set themselves out from the crowd. More than three quarters of British businesses are set to invest in future benefits as it’s revealed that 34% of employees believe perks are the most important […]

Almost a third of UK workers have suffered from pay cuts

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Around one in three British workers have been affected by pay cuts of up to 4% over the last five years, according to research. The study by Printerland revealed that the average employee hasn’t had a pay rise in two years, with many suffering losses of around £1080 in their annual salary. The report raises […]

A quarter of Brits embarrassed to talk about mental health issues at work

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Research has revealed that a sizeable proportion of employees diagnosed with or treated for a mental health related condition feel they are treated differently by their manager (27%) or by colleagues (22%) compared with those who have a physical or visible illness. According to the study by AXA PPP healthcare, more than a third of […]

LGBT community isn’t supported enough in the workplace, according to specialists

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LGBT community isn’t supported enough in the workplace, according to specialists As society continues to shift around the ever growing awareness and acceptance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, concerns are being raised that the workplace is falling behind. A study by Mercer has examined LGBT benefits across the globe, and while […]

More than one in five Brits aren’t saving for their pensions

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The UK could be facing a pension crisis as studies reveal 21% of British workers admit they don’t have any savings in their pensions, and 80% of those with savings in place don’t know how much they will need in their pension pot before retiring. Only one quarter of workers surveyed by Printerland knew how […]

76% of UK companies set to invest in future benefits

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Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are expected to focus on employee benefits in attempts to boost productivity and ensure talent retention, according to new research. MetLife’s UK Employee Benefit Trends Study 2017 shows that around 245,000 companies are potentially looking to invest in benefits for workers over the next three years. The move towards […]

Bosses must address the needs of PAs, says specialist

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Employers are facing a threat to company growth by not understanding the needs of PAs and other staff, according to a new report. The study by Hays warns that while 94% of organisations expect business to remain stable or even increase post-Brexit, employees do not share the same enthusiasm. 65% of PAs and other office […]

4 ways to welcome temporary employees

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With temps representing over 5% of the UK workforce, and that number rising, bosses are being urged to go the extra mile to motivate and collaborate with their temporary staff. Without a ‘one size fits all’ approach to the increasingly diverse temp world, director of Argos for Business Jacqui Glenn has come up with her top […]

Multiple pension funds add up to retirement confusion

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Nearly one in five employees have built up three or more company pension funds during their career, making it more difficult to keep track of their retirement planning, new research from employee benefits consultancy Portus shows. Its nationwide study shows 17% of employees have built up three or more pension funds as they have moved […]

UK employees rate technology and digital skills as essential at work

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Nearly half (46%) of British workers would like wearable devices equipped with health apps added to their employee benefits package, according new research from technology company Ricoh UK. The findings form part of Ricoh’s new report in partnership with polling company Censuswide into digital workplace trends. The Digital Dexterity: Denied report includes detailed polling of […]