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More entrepreneurs are ready to go it alone

The Covid pandemic is inspiring a new generation of would-be entrepreneurs to leave their jobs and set up their own businesses, despite fears of an impending recession. 

Contributor: Martin Warner - Entrepreneur Seminar | Published: 5 December 2021

Businesses still not equipped to support disabled employees

This International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3rd December), new research commissioned by Maximus UK highlights that managers do not feel fully equipped to support disabled employees in the workplace.

Contributor: Lydia Meakin - Maximus UK | Published: 4 December 2021

Employees are adopting a TWT week – Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – in the workplace

Monday was the least popular day of the week to book into a local workspace in November. That’s according to data from NearU, the UK tech startup that connects employees to flexible desk space and meeting rooms, which found that Mondays accounted for just 11% of total bookings per 1,000 users on its platform.

Contributor: NearU | Published: 3 December 2021

Employers need to adapt to combat “critical” staffing shortages

Employers need to adapt to a rapidly changing workforce if they are to win the “frantic” battle for workers. redwigwam, the UK’s largest flexible worker company, says that only by adopting new approaches can businesses expect to overcome staffing shortages that are at a “critical juncture”.

Contributor: Lorna Davidson, CEO - redwigwam | Published: 2 December 2021

Employees have raised expectations about organisational transformation

Due to the significant workplace technology changes brought on by the pandemic, more than half (53%) of employers plan extensive organisational transformation in the next two years. According to the report, Technology change is business change from the Reward & Employee Benefits Association (REBA) and Mercer Marsh Benefits (MMB), many employers see the importance of ensuring their workforce have the right skills to successfully build sustainable organisations fit for the future. More than half (53%) have already brought in key talent to drive this change, with 41% still planning to do so over the next couple of years.

Contributor: Debi O'Donovan (REBA) and Lisa Lyons (Mercer) | Published: 2 December 2021

Identifying women suffering from domestic verbal abuse

New research* from beauty company Avon and the NO MORE Foundation, reveals that one in five women are consistently subjected to verbal abuse by an intimate partner.

Contributor: Angela Cretu | Published: 1 December 2021

UK businesses predicting growth superbloom

UK fintech Soldo has today published a new report looking at the anticipated post-pandemic boom for UK business and the challenges/opportunities this presents for finance teams.

Contributor: Devonne Spence, Head of Public Relations - Soldo | Published: 1 December 2021

When promotion leads to managerial blues

While becoming a manager is generally portrayed in a positive light, there is evidence that some individuals experience managerial blues.

Contributor: Nishani Bourmault, Assistant Professor - NEOMA | Published: 30 November 2021