Small businesses may be suffering as a result of the pervading UK office culture of scrapping lunch hour to continue working through midday, new research reveals.A survey from health and fitness website realbuzz.com shows that approximately 85 per cent of the nation’s workforce don’t take a full hour-long break for lunch, while 62 per cent […]
Posted on 12th January 2007 in Regional News.
Close to two-fifths of SME owners and workers have no pension plans in place, a new report claims.The study, carried out by telecoms company Unicom and cited at Shout99, reveals that 28 per cent of SME owners admit that neither they, nor any of their workers, are signed up to a company pension plan.And around […]
Posted on 11th January 2007 in Regional News.
Employees who work for small firms are generally happier than their counterparts working in larger organisations, a new report has revealed.The Chiumento Happiness Index, from Human Resources consultancy Chiumento, reveals that around 86 per cent of those who work at a company with 20 to 100 staff feel happy at work – only 78 per […]
Posted on 8th January 2007 in Regional News.
Latest research from BDRC Continental shows that while employee’s rights to paternity leave are well understood, few SMEs are aware of an impending change in regulation that will give employees the right to request time off for training
Posted on 30th November 2006 in Regional News.