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    71% of UK turning to robots for career support because employers aren’t listening

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    People are turning to robots to support their career development after the COVID-19 pandemic left them feeling lonely and disconnected from their own lives, according to a new study by Oracle and Workplace Intelligence, an HR research and advisory firm. The study of more than 14,600 employees, managers, HR leaders, and C-level executives across 13 countries found […]

    UK employers ‘more worried about motivation than resignation’

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    According to a recent study, more UK employers are worried about staff motivation than retention. Research from Omnipresent in partnership with Remote Social shows that four in 10 employers (40%) feel that COVID-19 has positively or extremely positively impacted employee retention. In contrast, less than a quarter (24%) feel that it has negatively or extremely negatively […]

    Over a third of UK adults have suffered discrimination at work

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    Over a third of British adults (36%) report having experienced some form of discrimination in the workplace or when job hunting, study finds. New research into workplace discrimination, commissioned by HR software provider CIPHR, reveals just how widespread employment bias is in the UK. On average, one in six people (16%) report having suffered ageism, […]

    Brits feel stressed eight days a month, says research

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    A new study, commissioned by HR software provider CIPHR, reveals that most British adults (79%) feel stressed at least once a month, with the average being eight days a month. Taken over the course of a year, that’s 96 days (around three months) spent struggling with stress. Expand that over the course of an average […]

    UK’s HR leaders ‘demand more data and control’

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    The UK’s HR professionals value greater access to data as a top priority in the modern work environment. When selecting HR services and solutions, HR professionals rank their top four focuses as: Greater accessibility to data More self-serve software functionality Faster payments through payroll systems Additional integration with HMRC reporting requirements These are the results […]

    Conflict resolution – Here are the strategies that work

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    Conflict resolution at work is a process used by two or more parties in dispute to help them find a peaceful solution. A 2020 CIPD survey found that 26% of employees found conflict a common occurrence at work so why does it happen and what are the solutions? Conflict in the workplace often occurs because […]

    Don’t get sued! Is your business set up for a post-Covid world?

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    With lockdown restrictions set to ease from  19 July, it’s important that businesses make sure they’re set up for a post-Covid world and aren’t putting themselves at risk of being taken to court. Here Tom Moyes, a Partner in the Employment team at Blacks Solicitors, discusses everything that business owners should be aware of now […]

    HOW TO: Create an inclusive workplace post-coronavirus

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    By Binna Kandola, Senior Partner and Co-Founder at business psychology firm Pearn Kandola Inclusivity is an essential component in any workplace. It allows employees to experience a shared sense of belonging, which, in turn, enables them to feel comfortable, confident and inspired. An inclusive workplace is one that effectively incorporates differences without eliminating them and […]

    Ramadan: How to support your staff and colleagues

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    Advice by Andrew Willis, Head of Legal at Croner… Monday April 12th signifies the beginning of Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar in which Muslims often commit to a period of fasting during daylight hours. Considering this, here are three top tips for supporting staff during this time: Flexible working and working from […]

    Employers discriminating against women who may go onto have children

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    A YouGov poll for the Young Women’s Trust has revealed that one in 10 (10 per cent) HR managers say they would be reluctant to hire a woman they thought may go on to start a family. While it is illegal to ask women whether they have children or plan to start a family during recruitment, one in […]