Improving company culture and brand authority with branded corporate wear

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf Custom branded workwear is an excellent way for you to both build the engagement of your employees and customers in one simple move. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" Think of all the largest and most well-established businesses you have come into contact with – what do their employees wear? Branded corporate clothing. There is […]

Ten changes to look out for in employment law

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf From post-Brexit immigration rule changes and gender pay gap reporting, to age discrimination at work, employers are faced with amended employment laws and new deadlines for their organisation to meet. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" Hayley Marles, Senior Associate at DAS Law highlights ten important areas of the law that HR professionals and business […]

These 5 things make loyal employees

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf When considering what makes a valuable employee, loyalty rates very highly, especially in the current climate where change is happening at a fast pace. But how can employers help to encourage employees to be loyal? Employers can save a lot of time and expense by taking the following five factors into account. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" […]

Why employees are wasting two hours every day looking for data

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf Workers in the UK have been criticised over the decades for not being as productive as their European colleagues, but could poor data management be to blame? <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" A new study by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Veritas Technology, the data protection specialist, has discovered that UK employees are losing […]

Government launches new flexible working website

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf The benefits of flexible working have been documented on many occasions, and they include boosted employee morale, increased focus and productivity and a firm’s ability to attract the best and brightest talent. Women with children can also benefit greatly from flexible working, as it allows them to balance contributing to the workforce with caring […]

The vital link between mentoring and productivity

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf The business mantra of profit-margins and return on investment has changed little since we decided that we had something which we could exchange for more than it cost to create. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" However, the focus of increasing sales and reducing costs over the years has now become a science of micro-management. […]

This vegan food-tasting job pays £50K

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf If you are bored with your current job and dream of being able to travel the world and indulge your passion for amazing food, this job advertised by UK plant-based business, Vibrant Vegan Co, might sound like the dream job. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" The catch? People from all over the world agree. […]

Dads want bigger childcare roles but just 1 in 10 take Shared Parental Leave

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf Just one in 10 fathers have taken Shared Parental Leave (SPL) since its introduction in 2015, even though 85 percent wish they had taken more time off to look after their child. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" The new research of 1,000 UK dads, commissioned by communications software company PowWowNow, found that take-up has […]

These jobs are in a tropical paradise

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf Jobs including dog warden and pub landlord come with a chance to live on a subtropical paradise, and there are seasonal job vacancies for people who want to spend the summer living and working on these beautiful British tropical islands. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" There are plenty of seasonal job opportunities on the […]

The vital role of employees in cybersecurity

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf The cost to a business in terms of both finances and reputation can be huge and it is no wonder that enterprises spend a lot of money on technology to secure their systems; however, it is often people that are the weakest link in any system rather than the technology. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 […]

Good news for jobseekers: competition never lower and salaries never higher

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf Record-low competition for jobs has pushed advertised salaries to a seven-year peak, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from job search engine Adzuna. February 2019 saw just 0.26 jobseekers per UK vacancy, falling from a ratio of 0.30 in January and 0.43 a year ago. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" There are […]

22 Debenhams store closures put 1200 jobs under threat

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J Debenhams chief executive, Sergio Bucher, announced last week that he was set to resign with a pay-off estimated at around £700,000. Chairman Terry Duddy has taken over in the interim as executive chairman while a search for a new chief executive is conducted. Administrators were appointed to the firm who immediately sold the PLC […]

Robots could replace 42% of UK retail and wholesale jobs

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J Auditing firm PwC has released some alarming figures in a recent report, forecasting that 42% of UK wholesale and retail jobs are at a high risk of being replaced by artificial intelligence by the year 2030. Certain sectors will be harder hit with 45% of manufacturing jobs are at risk of automation. Processes and procedures […]

Teachers urge schools to prepare kids for the digital workplace

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J Recent research by the National Literacy Trust, funded by Crick Software, has discovered that 88% of teachers surveyed believe that education and schooling should help to get young people ready for working in a digital world, but many are also concerned about the lack of investment in technology in schools. Jonathan Douglas, director of […]

THE demand for skilled workers in a wide range of industries has never been higher

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf These trends are mirrored in North Wales and across the border into Cheshire and the North West, according to Anglesey-based S2 Recruitment, whose leading consultants are in daily contact with some of the region’s biggest companies, searching for the most suitable applicants to help fill a multitude of roles. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" […]

Are candidates falling for ‘unrealistic’ jobs promises?

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf When candidates apply for a job, they expect the position to entail the responsibilities listed in the job description; therefore, the successful candidates are likely to be disappointed if the job description is not an accurate representation of the role. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" Some may argue the point that this is all […]

A job well done – making work matter

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf Keeping employees happy is known to be an important factor and a growing trend has been for organisations to provide employee perks to do this, from ice cream vans to holidays. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" According to a study by Glassdoor, employee perks are an important factor for people when considering accepting a […]

Brits too proud to ask for career advice

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf Michael Page, the global recruitment specialist, has unveiled new research, which reveals almost half of Brits (45 percent) have never asked for career advice, with one in 10 (10 percent) saying this is because they simply wouldn’t know who to ask. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" The research comes as Michael Page launches the […]

Recruitment tips for small businesses

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf As a small business owner, attracting and recruiting top talent can be one of the biggest challenges that you face. However, it can also be one of the most important. Ensuring you have the right people on board that believe in the business can be hugely beneficial for future success. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 […]

“Brexit will seriously harm our careers” say UK contractors

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf Over half (58%) of UK contractors are very concerned that Brexit, whatever form it takes, will harm their careers, according to new research. There are around 1.77 million full-time contractors in the UK, bringing a staggering £119 billion to the UK economy. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" However, the report conducted by ContractorUK, a […]

Five tips to boost team morale

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf Happy employees are productive employees, but when workloads are heavy and deadlines are tight, it can be tough keeping spirits up. It is vital for employers to consider team morale – this is the overall attitude, confidence and feelings of satisfaction that employees have within the workplace. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" There are […]

UK sees record employment as unemployment falls below 4%

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf The UK’s record jobs market continued into 2019 with 473,000 more people in work in January compared to a year ago, while the UK’s employment rate reached an all-time high of 76.1%. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" New figures show that wages continued to outstrip inflation for twelve months in a row. Minister of […]

Reward means more than pay

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf Oliver Shaw, Chief Commercial Officer of Cascade HR – an IRIS Software Group company, provides top 10 tips to reward employees in the modern business environment… <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" 1. Start from day one – kickstart employees’ motivation from the minute they join the team, with a positive welcome and access to […]

‘Communication’ is the most sought after soft skill

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf New data from job search engine Adzuna.co.uk revealed that when it comes to seeking out new employees, ‘Communication’ is the most sought after soft skill. 10.9% of ads mention ‘Communication’ within the job description, highlighting the value of showing off soft skills in both CVs and during interview processes. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" […]

Leading companies pledge to end the ethnicity pay gap

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf Businesses are urged to follow the lead of fifteen renowned UK organisations in pledging to report mandatory ethnicity pay gaps. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" Following a government consultation late last year on whether pay should be routinely reported by organisations to identify ethnic pay gaps, diversity campaigners INvolve have taken action to bring […]

Manufacturing jobs cuts reach a six-year record

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf As widely published, the UK manufacturing industry is under huge scrutiny at the moment with a number of major international companies announcing a reduction or even closure of UK manufacturing facilities. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" The speed by which manufacturing jobs in the UK are being cut has now reached a six-year high, […]

5 opportunities for payroll professionals to raise their profile

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf A new financial year means 12 months of new opportunities, believes Claire Treadwell, Senior Payroll Product Manager at Cascade HR. Here, she speaks about how industry professionals can wow the wider business environment, in 2019… <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" 1. It’s what you know… It may be an age-old saying, but there’s a […]

NHS England will expand jobs scheme for mental health patients

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J It has been announced last week that thousands more people in England with mental health problems will receive support when job searching. A scheme aimed at helping patients who wish to return to work will be rolled out to 28 new local NHS areas, NHS England said. Access to the individual placement support (IPS) […]

London enjoys recruitment boost since Brexit delay

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J The extension to the Brexit deadline appears to have ignited a recruitment drive amongst London employers, according to new figures from Tiger Recruitment. The London-based recruitment consultancy, which specialises in business support roles across all industry sectors, benefited from a 29% month-on-month increase in new roles within the first two weeks of April, and an […]

British workers snap up almost all UK jobs since Brexit vote as employment rise continues

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J The number of EU citizens joining the workforce dropped from 410,000 before the June 2016 poll to less than 35,000 after the UK voted to cut ties with Brussels, the UK government has said. However, the number of people in work since the Brexit vote has increased by over one million, taking the UK employment […]

£100k training hub to help hundreds get construction jobs in Wolverhampton

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J The all new training hub will be based at The Marches – a 266-home development from WV Living and will be run in conjunction with developers Willmott Dixon and Wolverhampton College. The funding was secured by the Wolves at Work employment programme and comes from West Midlands Combined Authority after it secured £2.3 million […]

Oxford and Cambridge are the top cities for jobseekers with average salaries of over £35,000

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J Recruitment site, Adzuna, has revealed that Cambridge and Oxford are the best cities to find a job, with up to 25 times more vacancies than jobseekers. Sunderland, Hull, Salford and Bradford are among the toughest places to find work. The IT sector is leading the jobs boom in the cities, with hundreds of vacancies […]

Watch out for these interviewing red flags

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf As many of us will have experienced, the range of emotions can include excitement, exhilaration, self-doubt, confusion, insecurity and fear. With this in mind, the big red flags that show this job is not the right fit can sometimes be missed. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" It is easy to get carried away and […]

Does a sedentary job cancel out exercise?

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf There is growing evidence that sitting for long periods of time is detrimental to health, with links to diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" Furthermore, it is thought that sitting for too long can slow down metabolism, which in turn impacts on the regulation of […]

Why high-value apprenticeships may give employers a premium

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf But should the nature of the apprenticeship and the funds allocated to them be determined by how lucrative and important to society the industry itself is? <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" Some schools of thought believe so. A report has identified the need for premiums to be offered to employers who are taking on […]

Waterstones controversy deepens after CEO says it can’t afford to pay living wage

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf There has been a less supportive response from Waterstones CEO, James Daunt. He claims that, although he agrees that booksellers should be well-remunerated for their important work, it would simply cost too much to implement. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" Waterstones struggled financially for many years. 2017 saw it announce its first profits since […]

Revealed: People working in human resources and recruitment have the worst phone etiquette in the country

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf Whether it’s to a friend, family member or a client, making phone calls is part of everyday life, but which professions carry the best and worst phone manners? <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" A recent study, run by business telecommunications provider, 4Com, explored how well British people do when it comes to phone etiquette, […]

The race to secure talent using AI systems accelerates

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf The concept of AI has been around for a number of decades; however, it is only in the last few years that it has been embraced as a way to gain a competitive advantage and transform business processes. One sphere in which it is proving transformative is the HR and recruitment arena. <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" […]

Millions spent by councils on agency social workers amid recruiting crisis

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J A Guardian investigation has discovered that local authorities are having to spend millions of pounds on social work agencies as they struggle to recruit permanent staff.  Some authorities are even employing nearly half of their children’s social workers through private companies. Data obtained through freedom of information requests has revealed that many English councils […]

TUC reports ethnic minorities are facing insecure work

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J The TUC has reported that one in 19 white employees are on temporary or zero-hours contracts, while the figure for ethnic minority workers is one in 13.  The report includes figures from the government’s Labour Force Survey. It also said that discrimination in the labour market was placing them under significant financial stress as […]

NHS ambulance boss paid £47k after he resigned amid staff shortage criticism

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J An NHS ambulance trust paid a former chief executive nearly £47,000 after he had already left his position.  Robert Morton served just two months of the six months’ notice senior execs are usually expected to work. He resigned from his £142,000 per annum job last August amid criticism of response times and staff shortages. […]

Should retailers increase employee wages to retain their employees?

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J Retail staff’s demands for higher wages, especially shop floor staff, are in the media on a pretty regular basis. At the same time, it’s widely known that raising wages could arguably cause backlash for retailers in that it leads to rising costs for the business. Just last month, book retailer Waterstones revealed it couldn’t […]

Revealed: People working in human resources and recruitment have the worst phone etiquette in the country

http://bit.ly/2Vu6OIf Whether it’s to a friend, family member or a client, making phone calls is part of everyday life, but which professions carry the best and worst phone manners? <img onload="ga('send','event','banner','impression','Abacus',2,{'nonInteraction':1});" class="aligncenter wp-image-7516 size-full" A recent study, run by business telecommunications provider, 4Com, explored how well British people do when it comes to phone etiquette, […]