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      Flexible working proves hardest subject to broach for employees, says study

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      British workers are least likely to ask an employer about flexible working opportunities when it comes to finding out about workplace benefits, new research has found. The research of 1,500 UK employees, which was conducted by Badenoch & Clark, found 18 per cent of employees felt uncomfortable when asking about flexible hours, despite flexible working […]

      Help prepare employees for flu season

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      About this time every year companies start to lose employees to sickness and flu. It can cause a lot of businesses problems, finding staff to cover is often time-consuming and not cheap. But, with the cold mornings and warm afternoons we are currently experiencing, there is a need to have the office heating on in […]

      Employers urged to bridge the skill gap for young employees

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      Employers must do more to stop young people missing out on work opportunities due to not having the right skills, Business in the Community (BITC) has said. BITC has found that many people who have been in employment did not learn skills at school that they feel would have been useful in their working lives. Top […]

      Top stories of the week

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      As we continue to keep you informed on what’s happening in the events world and keep up to date, don’t forget to check us out on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. What are the big business card no-nos Business cards have been a staple to every good business person for well over a century. Like anything else, they often follow […]

      Business expenses are a ‘distant memory’, says Barclaycard

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      Getting your hands on the company credit card can be a rare sight these days, as new data has discovered that the UK workforce now spends half as much on client entertainment compared to the heyday of the 1960s, 70s and 80s. To mark the 50th anniversary of Barclaycard’s corporate credit card, the company has […]

      Are you one of the worst offenders when it comes to meetings?

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      Getting everyone in the same place at the same time for a meeting can be difficult, but what about once the meeting has commenced? Many employees dread the idea of interacting with other team members for a specified amount of time, which leads to many arriving late, checking their mobiles throughout the meeting or interrupting […]

      Younger employees to blame for security breaches, says study

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      Have you ever been guilty of a security breach at work? It turns out that more than a third of senior executives believe the blame lies with younger employees. A new independent study into attitudes of the next generation workforce about cybersecurity, commissioned by Centrify, found that over a third of 18 to 24-year-olds are […]

      PA Life readers reveal if they are battering their credit card

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      Our avid readers have responded to a Twitter poll asking if they are often falling into their overdraft at the end of the month. After a study discovered that millions of Brits feel like they are living beyond their means, and their salaries aren’t lasting until the end of the month, 43 per cent of you […]

      Office support professionals are seeking new opportunities

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      Ruth Skelton, senior manager of recruitment firm Morgan McKinley, takes a look at why office support professionals are seeking new roles and how the recruitment process has started to change We have been seeing an increase in jobs available and professionals seeking work, indicating a strong performance to start the year from office support and […]

      Hay fever leaves employees struggling to complete work, says research

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      As the warmer months start to roll in, hay fever strikes again, causing many sufferers to take time off work due to their allergy. In fact, one in five sufferers have had to call in sick as the itchy eyes, runny noses and sneezing fits have left almost four in ten struggling to do their […]