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“Touch Base” Most-Hated Phrase For Second Year In a Row

A new Glassdoor survey1 reveals that the UK’s most annoying office phrases in 2018 are “touch base”, followed by “no brainer” and “punch a puppy”. Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, identified what ...

Contributor Unknown | Published: July 17, 2018


UK Facing ‘Unmanageable Stress’

In the UK, more than a quarter (26 percent) of stress sufferers report work as the reason. Other typical sources of stress such as finances, family issues and health problems cause people in the UK ...

Contributor Phil Austen | Published: July 13, 2018

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Fair pay agenda is not going away

Fresh pressure to ensure fair pay throughout the workplace and equal opportunity to progress is sparking UK employers into action to make sure their compensation and talent management programmes are really delivering. Contributor Hazel Rees, ...

Contributor Hazel Rees | Published: July 14, 2018


Tick-box recruitment depriving businesses of talent

Almost two-thirds (62 percent) of companies prioritise experience and technical skills when recruiting, despite admitting that cultural fit and a candidate’s overall potential result in more successful hires. Contributor Matt Weston, Managing Director - Robert Half UK. According ...

Contributor Matt Weston | Published: July 16, 2018


Whistleblowers suffer ‘rat’ reputation despite acting in public interest

Whistleblowers risk their jobs to expose secrets and bring high profile people and institutions into light for public scrutiny. Contributor Professor Hervé Stolowy - HEC Paris. Despite this bravery, new research from HEC Paris reveals that ...

Contributor Hervé Stolowy | Published: July 11, 2018

Are employers liable if an employee assaults someone?

The short answer to the question of whether a business is legally responsible for an employee’s violent criminal act is usually “no”. There are, however, important exceptions and the law has recently changed. Most employers are ...

Contributor Viola Lloyd | Published: October 17, 2016


Cool workplaces really do attract talent

Not all of us are lucky enough to have the luxury of nap rooms and slides in our office. However, it’s been found that over half (56 percent) of professionals would be more likely to ...

Contributor Lee Biggins | Published: June 28, 2018


'Sign or resign’ - Sainsbury’s contracts row

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has hit the headlines this week over its plans to overhaul the employment contracts of a number of its employees. Contributor by Adam Pennington, solicitor and employment law expert – Stephensons. The supermarket ...

Contributor Adam Pennington | Published: May 28, 2018

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Global workplace productivity trends revealed

Workplace productivity trends revealed, based on a survey1 amongst business professionals in the US, UK, Germany and France, from research carried out by Jabra. Contributor Bjoern Ekner, Senior Director Product Marketing - Jabra. Efforts to improve workplace productivity ...

Contributor Bjoern Ekner | Published: July 2, 2018

Right to request flexible working becomes law

Changes that will extend the right to request flexible working have finally been put in place after the Children and Families Act was given its long-awaited Royal Assent in Parliament in March. These changes are ...

Contributor Viola Lloyd | Published: April 14, 2014