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Demotivated employees? Check out this wish-list

New survey reveals what Brits want from their working environment, with natural light and better break areas coming out on top. Employees across the UK want to redecorate their office space in a bid to create a better place to work. Personalised workspaces, office amenities and ergonomic furniture also make Britain’s workplace wish-list. From Peldon Rose.

Article by: Peldon Rose | Published: 29 May 2017

Manifesto pledges in a topsy-turvy political world

Pensioner incomes have been largely protected from the impact of the 2008 banking crisis and subsequent recession. Over the past ten years, the state pension has been restored from around 16 percent of average full-time earnings to somewhere near its historical peak of 25 percent, last seen in the late 1970s.” From Tom McPhail, Head of Policy - Hargreaves Lansdown.

Article by: Tom McPhail | Published: 29 May 2017

Less than one in five UK managers support ‘hard Brexit

With the general election less than three weeks away, the UK's 3.2 million managers make their priorities for a new government clear. Brexit is at the forefront of their minds, with just one in five (19 percent) UK managers favoured a so-called ‘hard Brexit’. Comment Ann Francke, CEO of the Chartered Management Institute.

Article by: Ann Francke | Published: 28 May 2017

Homeworking up by 152,000 in 2016

The number of employees who usually work from home increased by 152,000 last year, according to new analysis published by the TUC to mark National Work From Home Day.

Article by: Frances O'Grady | Published: 27 May 2017

Brexit and ‘zero hours’ contracts undermining financial wellbeing

Almost half of workers are borrowing to meet day-to-day financial needs. A quarter of workers have a monthly income fluctuation of more than 10 percent. 39 percent of employers think employees would approach them for financial assistance/only 3 percent* of employees would turn to them for help.

Article by: Heidi Allan | Published: 26 May 2017

Employers must recognise the rise of the ‘gig-economy’

Organisations must implement strategic workforce planning strategies to reflect this shift. That is the advice from global talent acquisition and management specialist, Alexander Mann Solutions.

Article by: Lisa Forrest | Published: 26 May 2017

Bored to tears – workplace apathy is on the up

Boredom can affect even the most studious of workers, and worrying new statistics from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, reveal that boredom afflicts nearly half of UK workers (44.9 percent), with 54 percent admitting that they have looked for a new job as a result of a dull work life. Comment from Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library.

Article by: Lee Biggins | Published: 25 May 2017

Graduate retention in decline

One in six drop out of graduate programmes. Retaining graduates is becoming increasingly difficult with employers typically losing 16 percent of their intake in the first two years, which is an increase on the 9 percent reported last year. Comment from Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive of the AGR.

Article by: Stephen Isherwood | Published: 25 May 2017

Consumers increasingly socially-conscious

Increasingly socially-conscious consumers are abandoning brands they do not feel have positive values or behaviours, a study has shown.

Article by: Pauline Robson | Published: 24 May 2017