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Only one in five offices has a hybrid working policy in place

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New research released today shows a lack of planning and investment in hybrid working is threatening to derail a widespread successful return to the office. The research, conducted by Opinium for Ricoh Europe, polled 3,000 office workers across the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. It found they remain cautious about returning […]

Ten ways to secure employee retention amidst The Great Resignation

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Whilst staying at a company for five, 10 or 20 years used to be perfectly normal protocol, since 2021 The Great Resignation has highlighted what has quietly been happening for the last decade; valuable employees are dictating what will keep them in their role because they are astutely aware of their own value and employers […]

How to win the recruitment and retention race

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Covid-19 has changed the world for good, and as the world of work has changed, the expectations and demands of employees have grown. As the world starts to emerge from restrictions and lockdowns, the race to secure resources has begun and, within organisations, human resources and the quality of those human resources are crucial. Therefore, […]

5 top tips on ways to prevent bullying in the workplace

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By Kate Palmer, HR Advice & Consultancy Director Bullying, or harassment, in the workplace is, sadly, not at all uncommon. Just take a look at the news; every day we see stories of people taking their employers to tribunal as a result of bullying allegations. Even institutions like Downing Street, which just weeks ago made […]

Employers urged to focus on flexible working to avert staff shortages

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39% of HR leaders believe labour shortages are here to stay for up to two to three years. In addition, 59% of workers say that the pandemic has made them more likely to quit their jobs. “We’re entering a period of existential reckoning when it comes to the balance between work and our lives. The […]

Random Acts of Kindness Day: ‘Kindness should be standard in the workplace’

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When you think of random acts of kindness you may think of an unexpected gift of flowers, helping an old person across the road or paying somebody a compliment. What doesn’t spring to mind for most people is work. With random acts of kindness day happening on 17th February one company is calling for more […]

SMEs must compete with large corporates to recruit and retain talent

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With nearly a third of employees expected to look for a new job in the first half of this year, and employment confidence continuing to soar, competition for the best talent is rife. Companies need to demonstrate they are the employer of choice to ensure they do not lose out. This presents a great opportunity […]

Can an employee’s behaviour outside of work have implications on their work life?

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It’s an unfortunate fact that hooliganism appears to have reared its ugly head again at football matches up and down the country. Incidents of aggression, assault and racial abuse are some of the key components of the anti-social behaviour we used to see back in the 1970s and 80s, which are, sadly, once again a […]

What employers need to know before cutting sick pay for unvaccinated staff

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Withholding contractual sick pay for unvaccinated staff has significant risks that employers should consider before enforcing the policy. That’s according to employee relations experts, AdviserPlus, after several employers including Ikea and Morrisons cut sick pay for unvaccinated employees after a rise in staff absences over the winter period. Analysis by the Trades Union Congress found that […]

New report outlines how to tackle the ‘Great Resignation’

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With job vacancies in the UK at an all-time high, new research shows that over half of people (55%) will consider the quality of an office when it comes to taking on a new role. The findings are part of Peldon Rose’s new Powered by People report, which takes a deep dive into the way […]