How to reignite the passion for our job? Here are five ways in which businesses can help employees love their job. We’ll have to wait a whole year for Valentine’s Day but let’s try to keep the passion alive – in our jobs too. Businesses play a key role here and need to remind employees […]
Five ways businesses can help employees fall back in love with their job
CAN’T GET NO SATISFACTION…WHICH CITY HATES THEIR JOBS MOST?
There are big differences across the UK in the way workers feel about their jobs. So which city fares worst for work satisfaction? A nationwide research has revealed people from Nottingham are most likely to hate their job, with over half (51 percent) claiming they are stuck in a dead-end job they loathe. Folk from […]
New research reveals hidden workplace divide caused by UK furlough scheme
Research by business psychology firm Pearn Kandola has revealed the severe impact the UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has had on the workforce, which it says raises concerns about a hidden workplace divide as furloughed employees return to work. The study, which surveyed over 500 employees across the UK, 253 of whom had been […]
You perform better at work if it’s fun or hard work
Making your work more playful and seeking challenges in your job increases performance, especially on days with lower work pressure, according to new research from BI Norwegian Business School. Associate Professor Olav Kjellevold Olsen, and colleagues, investigated the relationship between job crafting, playfulness in work, and job performance. Job crafting involves employees redefining their job tasks […]
Opinion: Four-day working weeks – are they the future?
Rarely does a day go by without another business announcing the introduction of a four-day working week. Some research has claimed that four-day weeks lead to increased productivity levels, job satisfaction and generally higher moral. However, despite this idea seeming positive on the surface, especially from an employee’s perspective, there could be some negative impacts. […]
Three in five employers report impending skills crisis
As Brexit threatens the pipeline of skilled workers, employers are facing numerous recruitment challenges, but will your company be okay? In its latest Business Barometer, which monitors the skills landscape of the UK, The Open University found that three in five (61%) employers believe the skills shortage has worsened in the last year, and over half […]
Which is more important job security or job satisfaction?
Job security is not enough for today’s workers, as many are willing to move jobs or even change careers to get more job satisfaction. The survey of 1,001 UK adults carried out by Cygnet Jobs, one of the UK’s leading healthcare recruitment companies, has revealed that more than one in two (57%) have moved companies […]
What motivates us to go to work?
We look at the top reasons that get us Brits motivated to get out of bed every morning and go to work. Satisfaction, being challenged and making a difference are among a list of benefits Brits believe they reap by going to work, according to a study. Millions of workers are coming home from the […]
PA Life Club Members can save money when they order from My Baker
The latest company to offer a discount for PA Life Club members comes from the deliciously sweet My Baker. My Baker is an online concierge service connecting independent bakers to clients looking to order bespoke cakes, biscuits, macarons and other based goods. The company has built a community of over 100 talented bakers, ranging […]
Housewife could be word of the past as Financial Independence and being happy are the top goals for modern day women
The Term ‘Housewife’ could soon be cosigned to the history books, as half of modern woman feel it is outdated, sexist and embarrassing, according to a new study Researchers surveyed British females and found as many as 38 percent feel the word “housewife” is outdated, while a further one in ten deem the word to […]
‘Thank you’ – 2 words that go a long way
If your boss thanks you for a job well done, chances are you’ll remain loyal to the business, says a new report. A survey to mark the launch of the One4all Spotlight Awards reveals that 83 per cent of UK workers say that being thanked increases their loyalty to the company, with 65 per cent […]
65% of workers say appreciation is a key trait for UK bosses
A simple ‘thank you’ for a job well done can go a long way for UK workers, according to research marking the launch of the One4all Spotlight Awards. In fact, 83% of UK workers said being regularly thanked by an employer increases the sense of loyalty they feel to their company. Meanwhile, 65% stated that being grateful […]
WE ALL KNOW THE TOP PERK OF BUSINESS TRAVEL – POSH HOTELS!
Breaking the routine, travelling to new places and staying in expensive hotels are among the best perks of travelling ‘on business’. Unsurprisingly, a poll of 2,000 business travellers found that one in four professionals enjoy the bonus of staying in a hotel they otherwise couldn’t afford. One third like to see places they have never been […]
3.25PM – THAT’S WHEN YOU’LL BE YOUR HAPPIEST
It’s official – workers are at their happiest at 3:25pm, a study has revealed. Researchers looking into the peaks and troughs of the working population’s mood found the average day will see eight happy moments – but five low points. Employees are likely to experience highs when waking after a brilliant night’s sleep, receiving appreciation […]
IS YOUR BOSS MAKING YOU UNFIT?
Long working hours, tiredness and not enjoying exercise are the top reasons for not keeping fit Is your boss making you unfit? If you work in the travel and transport sectors, research says he/she is. But other professions are also risking their health due to work pressures. Research commissioned by Gympass and exploring the UK’s […]
Half of us are in the wrong job, reveals new research
More than half of working Brits aren’t sure they are in the right career, according to a new report. The study of 2,000 employees also revealed that four out of ten plan to change careers within the next two years as a result, with other findings including: One third of Brits in employment said they […]
Are we happy enough? Here’s a step-by-step guide to feeling happier
The average Brit give himself just 6.37 out of 10 on a happiness scale, with just one in ten rating their life satisfaction at nine or above, according to a recent study. When asked to rate their life satisfaction on a scale from one to ten the average Brit gave themselves a middling 6.37 out […]
Students choosing skill-based courses as graduates regret academic courses
University applications have seen a fall in recent years as people are entering the world of work at younger ages, with the country finding itself in the middle of a boom for academic alternatives. Seeing a shift in the way young people are making their future decisions, training specialist The Knowledge Academy has investigated which […]