By Mandy Garner, Editor, WorkingMums.co.uk This year’s survey by WorkingMums shows that over a fifth of mums have had to switch jobs due to a flexible working request being rejected. Over half of these said they felt the reasons given were unjustified. The survey also shows a huge number of women are thinking of starting […]
By Helen Taylor, Head of HR at Instant Group According to the HSE, 39% of all work related illnesses in 2013-14 were caused by work stress, depression or anxiety which can cause early burnout. Achieving a better work/life balance is essential to ensure you can give your all at work, while still enjoying personal time […]
By Alan Price, HR director at Peninsula Personal and romantic relationships at work are an inevitable by-product of the amount of time we spend and dedicate to our professional lives. Our colleagues are the people that we engage with most on a daily basis, so it comes as no surprise that the lines between professional and […]
As technology constantly changes, so do our workplaces. Remote working is a rising trend and an increasing number of companies are designing a digital workplace
If employees have personal issues outside of work, productivity often suffers with them being distracted and worried. But how could an employee benefits package help?
The performance, talent and skills of zero hours contract staff can be managed, and ROI realised, by the introduction of cloud-based ways of identifying and retaining high performers.
In the run up to the recent general election, zero-hours contracts became a hot topic. Some held them up as an example of the free market gone mad; others defended the flexibility and increased employment opportunities they offer. The truth, as is often the case, lies somewhere in between these two scenarios.
Whilst George Osbourne’s recent productivity plan focuses on boosting growth and productivity in the UK, the skills gap is an issue that needs tackling with urgency. Despite the increasing number of third-level graduates, the specific range of expertise required to fill medium skilled jobs is severely lacking.
Think of data breaches and it’s often customer risk that springs to mind. Nevertheless, while companies are right to guard against the theft of customer passwords and credit card details, it’s essential they demonstrate equal care when dealing with employee data.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an important business practice refers to a business practice involving employees participating in initiatives and often going the extra mile to give a little something back to charities and the local community.