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UK Employment continues to sit at a record high, despite households feeling the pinch as inflation exceeds pay rises. The employment rate has now reached 74.8% in the quarter to April 2017. However, typical earnings have dropped by 0.4% due to a hike in prices. These latest government figures do suggest that the job market […]
Regular performance management improves employee engagement and satisfaction in their work. This empowers employees to succeed on a personal level and supports organisations to stay competitive. Once it was all about how much a company could get out of its employees. However today, organisations must focus on attracting, retaining and developing skilled employees. This […]
Employee absence costs UK businesses around £29 billion each year, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. But absent employees can also have another cost for employers. From impacting productivity to negatively affecting the rest of the team. And while most workplace absences are probably genuine, other factors can contribute. Absences can often become split into two categories: […]
‘Health and wellbeing’ can be an overused phrase in business-speak, but it really does matter, says Polly Allen. Healthier work culture, and healthier employee relations, mean happier workers and a more productive workforce, so it really is in your interests to tweak your business practices accordingly. Here’s how…
Employers anticipate an even tougher battle for recruitment this year, especially post-Brexit, says Greg Guilford at HR Solutions. With anticipated increased visa restrictions and tougher immigration rules, 67 per cent of businesses believe the talent battle will become their biggest issue.
Outsourcing HR has become a popular business strategy and a valuable tool for businesses of all sizes, says Greg Guilford at HR Solutions. Organisations that don’t have resources for a full-time or in-house HR department still may require expert advice and support. Outsourcing can help them through the ever-changing obstacles of UK legislation, as well as providing support with […]
For every talented employee recruited, an employer invests considerable time, effort and resources to bringing them on-board, says Greg Guilford from HR Solutions. Understandably, employers want to keep these talented workers for as long as possible and employee retention has become one of the key HR issues faced by businesses today. Given that, young employees often move jobs […]
The wait is over, the first gender pay gap figures have been published, with the information available for anyone to view on the government’s gender pay website. Alison Blackhurst, from HR Solutions, says that businesses must publish their mean and gender pay, bonuses and the proportion of men and women within each pay quartile.
For UK businesses that boast an annual wage bill of £3 million plus, the new 2017/18 tax year would’ve been met with the introduction of an additional ‘Employment Tax’: The Apprenticeship Levy, says Sukhy Dhillon.
Welcome to Google HQ. As the Californian sun shines down upon the Silicon Valley superstar, workers stroll along shaded walkways or hail a nearby golf buggy to carry them across the campus. The smell of gourmet cooking wafts out of windows while employees ease themselves into meditation pods and massage chairs. Beth Leslie, at Inspiring Interns, […]
I’ve read a lot in the media about how large businesses are often losing out to smaller companies when attracting and retaining top young talent, says Rashid Ajami, Campus Society. The latter appears to offer fresh and exciting opportunities that larger organisations struggle to match.