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Talking about gender pay won’t close the gap

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Nearly a half of bosses don’t think that reporting the gender pay gap will invite change, according to new reports. In a statement by Employee Benefits, employers raised concerns that while women could continue to receive less pay compared to their male equivalents, more needs to be done other than just talking about it. Over […]

Workers reveal their biggest distractions

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Social media has been ranked top of most Brits’ biggest daily distractions as part of new studies. A report by Fleximize has revealed that few British workers actually stay focussed throughout the day, with millions potentially wasting more than half an hour each day when they should be working. From the highest senior employees to […]

Productivity at risk through summer months

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Managers need to do more to perk up their workers during the summer, according to a new report by Peldon Rose. The Happy office survey examined how companies could be doing more to boost productivity when the sun starts to shine and the office becomes less enticing. From a change in the office layout to […]

How important is pay in your perfect job?

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Experts have revealed the best British job position, which should offer perks such as flexible working hours and a generous salary. In a study by OnePoll.com, Brits were asked to describe their dream job and all the benefits that come with it; and while pay and personalities were highly ranked, the most important factor didn’t […]

People ‘working smarter’ this summer holiday

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More than 200,000 Brits will be taking advantage of the ‘Smarter Working Initiative’ to work out of the office today to mark the start of the school summer holidays. The initiative encourages companies to give their staff the opportunity to spend one day working from a location of their choice to emphasise how flexible working […]

Training cuts cost businesses productivity

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Businesses spending less on training are putting their company at risk of lower engagement and productivity, according to new reports. Management and talent specialist Alexander Mann Solutions is urging managers and employers to invest in training options to encourage development, boost morale and even support talent retention. The statement has been issued following new statistics […]

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 […]

Shortlist revealed for the upcoming miaList

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The Meetings Industry Associations (mia) has declared voting open for the upcoming miaList 2017. Announcing the shortlisted teams within the categories of top Booking Agent Team, Venue Team and Supplier Team, votes can be cast via the website. The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of teams within the meetings and events industry, and they’ve been […]

Businesses lose billions by not talking about race

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Businesses are being urged to more openly discuss the under-representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups in key company positions and could be losing billions as a result, according to new reports. Delivering Diversity, a study by published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) with the British Academy of Management has raised concerned […]

Bosses reveal the worst employee traits

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While most people don’t intentionally try to get on their boss’ bad side, sometimes a worker’s actions can lead to growing distrust and dwindling respect between employees and management. Be it appearance, manners or work ethic, managers have revealed the top 20 ways to irritate employers, with many bosses caring less about more traditional annoyances. […]

Poor feedback is damaging small businesses

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Small businesses are failing to tap into the potential of nearly 5 million employees, according to a new report. A study by HR software provider breatheHR has revealed that one in three small businesses aren’t giving their workforce the input needed to further their careers. Despite a majority of small business managers believing they must […]

Commuters reveal what they hate most

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Millions of Brits travel to work for two hours or more every single weekday, making even the smallest irritations grow over time. The research was run by OSV, who wanted to discover what left a lasting impact on workers once they reach the office. What starts as a minor annoyance can lead to commuters changing […]

‘Sleep hacks’ to boost productivity

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Workers are being taught how to make the most out of a night’s sleep after studies have shown that around one in three adults don’t get the recommended amount of rest. Sleep deprivation can affect everything from your concentration and efficiency to weight gain, mental health problems and even issues with your immune system, and […]

Bosses giving workers second chance at a first impression

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Workers are taking lessons from world-class acting coaches in how to leave a good first impression as businesses are concerned its becoming a lost art. Enlisting the help of renowned drama school Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), the training sessions are taken in small groups and one-to-ones with performance coaches in order to boost […]

Start up and micro businesses have happiest workers

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Workers in companies with nine or less members were most likely to love their work compared to those in big corporations, a study has revealed. In a report from the One4all Spotlight Awards showed that almost one in three workers in micro businesses with a maximum of nine staff members loved their job, while those […]

Recruiters struggle to find the right staff for the job

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Bosses are finding it tough to secure the right talent for new positions and costing businesses billions, new figures reveal. A report by The Open University has revealed that businesses could be burning around £2.2 billion a year due to the growing skills gap, including cost-heavy factors such as higher salaries, additional recruitment and temporary […]

Top 10 employee benefits revealed

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The top perks coveted by workers, including private healthcare and funding for training, have been revealed in a new report. Released by totaljobs, Understanding Talent has detailed the top 10 perks that would make or break job opportunities for prospective employees. As employees begin to look for different things in a job, the report aims […]

How to brace yourself for Generation Z

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Britain’s youngest working generation of 16-21 year olds are graduating university and are beginning to fully integrate into the working world, and bosses need to take note. According to HR specialists Peldon Rose and their research programme at Kingston University, the world is changing and the first digitally native generation could be poised to shake […]