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Business travel up despite Brexit concerns

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UK regional capitals are performing strongly in terms of business travel, with overall room nights booked growing by 8% across the top 250 UK cities. The findings, commissioned by independent travel agent Advantage Travel Partnership and travel management company (TMC) are part of the 2018 Hotels Market Report.  London continues to be business travellers’ favourite […]

Salaries are now at a four year high in the UK

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Wales was the only region in the UK that saw advertised salaries decrease. Salaries are at an all-time high across the UK for the first time in four years, with employees in South West England reaping the rewards most. According to new data by job search engine Adzuna, the only UK region that did not […]

Is microchipping staff the future?

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With data being one of the greatest commodities for a business to trade on, it’s important for organisations to understand the movements and productivity of their workers. However, is a microchip a step too far? It sounded like an Orwellian nightmare. The Telegraph was the first to announce recently that Swedish firm Biohax was in […]

Should recruiters favour education over potential?

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Looking for the right candidate can be difficult, with people from all different background, levels of education and experience fighting it out to be your next employee. Vincenzo Ferrara looks into the argument about at who you should hire and who you should avoid. British businesses are at risk of losing out on the greatest candidates, […]

Secret Santa: The festive office debate

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‘Tis the season of joy and giving, with many offices across the country taking part in some form of Secret Santa. But are we a nation of happy little elves or a bunch of grumpy Scrooge’s? An online survey conducted by Love Energy Savings revealed that 68 per cent of British workers are happy to participate […]

74% of professionals demand a second Brexit vote

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New research has discovered that 74 per cent of professionals now seek a second Brexit referendum, following Prime Minister Theresa May’s vote of no confidence.  On Wednesday, December 12, Prime Minister Theresa May faced a vote of no confidence within her own Conservative party. This had the potential to make May resign and for the party […]

Which city will your next job be in?

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Some people love the stability of staying in a job long-term whilst others enjoy the opportunity to travel and move around trying to market themselves to get the best job possible. For a lot of people, the same is true of trying to find a job. When we search for a job, we often just […]

Opinion: Raising the status of the European PA

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With Brexit upon us, is it time for administrative and support staff to look further afield than the UK for their next role? David Morel, chief executive officer of Tiger Recruitment, tells HR Magazine why there needs to be a change in mindset towards support staff, along with an emphasis on educating people about the career opportunities available within the industry. […]

Employees are compromising ethical standards due to being under-resourced, says study

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The pressure of hitting a deadline on time can cause problems with employee health and with the quality of work produced, but with one in eight (12%) UK employees compromising their organisation’s ethical standards, is it time to invest in the workforce? This was up from 8% in 2015, the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) […]

Are you a CV cliché? Analysis of over a million CVs reveals the top buzzwords seen by UK employers

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Analysis of over 1.1 million UK CVs has revealed the most common CV buzzwords seen by prospective employers. Job search engine Adzuna has scoured through the CVs on its platform to bring to light the UK’s most common job-hunting clichés, revealing the number of CVs in which they appear, and the amount of times the […]

Tech firm seeks first chief feminism officer to face gender equality

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For the first time, a UK tech company has advertised for a chief feminism officer to join its firm. The company, which has requested to remain anonymous, is seeking the interim chief feminism officer, after noticing it was performing poorly on gender equality. The CFO’s main responsibilities include female recruitment, supporting and mentoring existing female […]

UK employees struggle to ‘switch off’ from work on holiday

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British workers still feel like they have to work on holiday, with one third admitting they can only completely shut off when they go on a long-haul trip. A poll of 2,000 employees discovered that one in five are more likely to answer calls from the office or respond to emails if they are close […]

How to get your company ready for the GDPR law

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Matt Smith, director and co-founder of Black Tomato Group and Alana Buchanan, business development manager at Black Tomato Agency, reveal how you and your company can stay ahead of the curve in time for GDPR 2018 What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and applies […]

Young adults are struggling to save for the future

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Monthly bills and substantial debt is stopping many young adults attempts to save in the UK. A new study has revealed that one in four adults have no savings at all, while more than half said that they wished they could save cash. A poll of 2,620 respondents in the UK found that more than […]

Mental health proves number one concern for UK CEOs

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Mental health in the workplace is the top priority for almost three in five (60 per cent) CEOs in the UK, according to new research. The 2018 annual report, Employee Wellbeing Research 2018 from the Reward & Employee Benefits Association (REBA) in association with Punter Southall Health & Protection, found that 16 per cent of […]

Are you one of the most stressed employees in the UK?

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New research carried out by Perkbox has found that men from Cardiff aged between 25 and 34 who work in finance with over 250 employees are the most stressed. A study of 3,000 UK employees as part of the 2018 UK Workplace Stress Report, found that 46 per cent experience stress related to families, while […]

Mental health terms need more awareness, warns Bupa

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Medical conditions are being used inappropriately in the workplace and at home Bupa has warned, despite the UK taking strides to combat this. The healthcare provider has found that 49 per cent of adults are using words such as schizophrenic and autistic to describe themselves incorrectly. The research raises concerns around mental health terms being […]

National Sickie Day no longer an issue for employers

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Today marks National Sickie Day, where more employees around the UK are expected to phone in sick than any other day of the year. Employment law experts the ELAS Group, first identified the day back in 2011, when it was estimated 350,000 would claim they were unwell on the first Monday in February. Despite this, […]


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