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    Supporting employees in a Covid-conscious world

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    In the working world alone, Covid has changed almost every aspect of our lives, from how we interact with others, to what constitutes the workplace. The pandemic has changed our attitudes and forced even the young to realise their mortality. Towergate Health & Protection explains how employers need to respond to these changes and adapt […]

    Almost a quarter of business owners have employed relatives in recent months

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    Almost a quarter of business owners have employed relatives in recent months – sparking a revival of traditional family businesses. The study of 500 small business owners found that of the 23 per cent who took on a family member, 46 per cent hired their partner, while 55 per cent recruited a sibling. And one in […]

    Business owners have been forced into hiring someone who wasn’t right for a role – because of where they are based

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    A study of 500 people running SMEs found 84 per cent feel they have been left with no choice but to give someone a job, despite them not being a perfect fit. More than half (58 per cent) blamed this on their business’s location restricting the pool of applicants. And 66 per cent said it was […]

    Towergate Health & Protection launches winter survival checklist 

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    Clocks change Sunday 25th October and for many this could be a depressing time. From dark evenings to the pressure of working from home, employees need support to help improve their health and wellbeing. To help with the isolation this winter, Towergate Health & Protection has launched a survival checklist for SMEs to support employees […]

    Lockdown sees biggest fall in working hours since 1971

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    Early indicators for June 2020 suggest that the number of employees in the UK on payrolls is down around 650,000 compared with March 2020, according to data released by the ONS. The largest falls were seen at the start of the pandemic and while the number of payroll employees is still falling the decline is […]

    63% of HR pros say gap year helps applicants stand out

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    Reports from the Department of Education reveal that 88% of students who took a gap year believe it made them more employable, while a survey by YouGov also found that 63% of HR professionals believed a constructive gap year can make a job application stand out. Reports collated by Fresh Student Living looks into the facts behind […]

    Millennials: ‘Most challenging to work with’

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    Over half of Millennials reported that poor company culture was a source of disappointment in a new job. Millennials have been dubbed the most ‘impatient generation’ in the workplace, with over 90 per cent wanting ‘rapid career progression.’ Almost 70 per cent of employers believe that this level of ambition and desire is the leading […]

    Which city will your next job be in?

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    Some people love the stability of staying in a job long-term whilst others enjoy the opportunity to travel and move around trying to market themselves to get the best job possible. For a lot of people, the same is true of trying to find a job. When we search for a job, we often just […]

    Opinion: Raising the status of the European PA

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    With Brexit upon us, is it time for administrative and support staff to look further afield than the UK for their next role? David Morel, chief executive officer of Tiger Recruitment, tells HR Magazine why there needs to be a change in mindset towards support staff, along with an emphasis on educating people about the career opportunities available within the industry. […]

    Dyslexia at work: The challenges and solutions

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    Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia are not uncommon among adults, including those within the PA world. Jade Burke speaks to some industry members and PA Life readers with and without an SpLD to gauge their thoughts on how the workplace should adapt to support anyone affected. Do you have dyslexia or […]

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