By Peninsula Associate Director of Advisory Kate Palmer The summer holidays can be a struggle for working parents as they look to put in place childcare arrangements whilst the schools are shut. During this time, employers will likely see an influx of requests for annual leave and may have to not allow some of their […]
Should parents be allowed to bring their children to work during summer holidays?
What motivates millennials in the workplace?
AXA PPP healthcare offers advice on retaining millennial workers in a business and how you can begin to find out what they want from the job they are in.. Although it’s important to treat each employee as an individual regardless of their generation, a report by American Express found some common themes when it came […]
Do you have a ‘side hustle’ outside of work? You’re not alone
Millions of Brits have a ‘side hustle’ job to pursue their passions – and make a few quid on the side, according to research. A study of 2,000 adults in full-time employment found one in four are working ‘5 to 9’ on the side… after arriving home from their ‘9 to 5’. It also emerged […]
Working from home today? Here’s how to stay focused
In these soaring temperatures (and even as a general trend), employers are being encouraged to allow employees to work from home. Indeed working from home is more popular than ever, with 40% of people now taking the opportunity to do so at least once a week. With this in mind, Monster has created some tips on ‘how […]
Happy Monday! Here are the biggest distractions you’ll face this week
A new study examining the intricacies of workplace communication found the average office worker has 17 meetings, gatherings with colleagues and conferences with clients each week. And to power through all that, they’ll consume 19 coffees or beverages from Monday to Friday. A study conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with GoTo by LogMeIn examined the […]
Is ice cream the ultimate summer engagement reward for your office?
Are you and your colleagues struggling to stay focused in the heat? Sometimes small rewards can have a big impact, writes MHR‘s Maddy Keating… Employee engagement is a continual challenge for employers looking to keep their people motivated and working hard, without breaking the bank. There are fundamental factors that are vital to get right, […]
Too hot? Here are the definitive rules on office temperature
There are few issues that divide the occupants of an office more than its temperature – but there are some quite clear rules on how it should be managed, as Pressac explains… As the mercury rises outside, so do the number of arguments about the air-conditioning, with someone always too hot or too cold. High […]
Top tips to keep employees engaged over summer
As days get longer and temperatures hotter, it can be hard to maintain morale in an office environment especially when pressure begins to mount. Summer-time stress and increased workload is inevitable, with a shocking 56% of HR professionals saying they notice colleagues suffering from burnout1. Head of Coaching at Westfield Health, Mark Pinches, shares some tips to […]
How to keep employees happy and productive during a heatwave
A heatwave is predicted across the UK this week. The Met Office and Public Health England have jointly issued a level two ‘alert and readiness’ warning with temperatures predicted to hit 37°C in some parts of the country. But what should employers do when the mercury rises? XpertHR offers advice to employers around the legalities of working in […]
Is your job unrewarding? Here are the top 40 signs
Almost half of Brits are stuck in a ‘boring or unrewarding’ job, according to a study. A poll of 2,000 employed adults found more than three in 10 say their job is ‘utterly dull’, while 35 per cent even describe their work as ‘soul destroying’. A quarter feel there is nothing left for them to […]