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    Need a holiday? Here are the tell tale signs

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    It takes four missed work deadlines, five grumpy mornings and six nights in a row of poor sleep for the average person (well, American) to finally realise they need to take a vacation. That’s according to a survey of 2,000 Americans, which found other circumstances that prompt respondents to look into booking a holiday include […]

    4 in 10 workers ‘close to breaking point’

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    A study by CABA has found that 4 in 10 adults in the UK are close to breaking point at work.   Research polling 2,000 professionals working across multiple sectors in the UK found that the average working adult feels stressed for almost a third of their entire working day.   The findings have been published ahead of CABA’s upcoming ‘Drop the […]

    Legal industry ‘most reluctant to adopt unlimited holidays’

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    Taking too many holidays is still frowned upon in 28% of UK workplaces. That’s the conclusion of research by Perkbox, which surveyed 1,342 UK employees, revealing that it’s the Legal industry where ‘taking holidays’ was most taboo, with 39% of those surveyed believing this to be the case. This was followed closely by the Sales, Media and […]

    UK ranked top for flexible working

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    83% of UK companies allow their personnel or certain groups of employees one or more types of flexible working. That’s the conclusion offered in a joint study conducted by Protime, a specialist in time registration and personnel planning, and HR service provider SD Worx. Of all the countries surveyed, the United Kingdom is the number […]

    MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH: Careers a top cause of stress among under-25s

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    According to a study by UK Youth, young adults, aged 18-25 spend more than six hours a day ‘stressed out’, but 1 in 10 feel they have no one to discuss their concerns with. Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Month this October, Fresh Student Living has delved into the factors causing stress among young people, including the most stressful careers. […]

    Good work-life balance? Not until you’re 45

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    More than three in five UK adults (61%) favour a balanced work/life ratio over a high salary. That’s according to research from Hitachi Personal Finance, which also revealed it is those aged 45 and upwards that are most likely to seek out a better work life balance. In addition, 82% of workers aged over 45 said […]

    Gender care gap ‘costing women at work’

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    Research from AIG Life shows a gender care gap is costing women at work as they manage the majority of child care and often also care for elderly relatives. AIG’s study of more than 3,000 adults found women are nearly three times more likely to have to take time off work to look after children. The research […]

    95% of SMEs unaware of the disabled employee rights

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    Over 9 in 10 SMEs don’t know the rights that the Equality Act 2010 gives to disabled employees. That’s according to a survey of business leaders undertaken by Bolt Burdon Kemp, which also showed that 93% of SMEs want more training and education about disability employment law. The Equality Act 2010 was created to guarantee […]

    What do your coffee habits reveal about you?

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    If you’re an introvert who’s a morning person and enjoys TV show Law and Order, then there’s a good chance you prefer your coffee black. A new survey of 2,000 Americans examined the personality traits of people based on how they take their coffee: black, with sugar, with milk (or other dairy variety/substitute) or with […]

    STUDY: Half of Brits plan to quit job this September

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    Nearly half of Brits (49%) plan to quit their job on their return from summer holidays. The research by Wix also reveals that 1 in 3 plan to chuck in their day job to make travel a full-time gig, by starting their own businesses online. Of those surveyed, 69% of Brits dread returning to work, […]