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Birthday bonuses and ‘dog days’ top favoured job perks

“What we are experiencing is that candidates are in the driving seat right now, and there is a need for employers to offer an attractive, hybrid working strategy.”

Contributor: Nel Woolcott - Anne Corder Recruitment | Published: 25 October 2021

Outdated attitudes risk widening inequalities in hybrid workplace

Employers could undo the progress made over the last 18 months and deepen workplace inequalities if organisations fail to override the deep-rooted perceptions of ‘office culture’, new Work Foundation research suggests. Led by the Work Foundation and the Chartered Management Institute, the study reveals almost 9 in 10 workers don’t want to return to pre-Covid working patterns but finds ‘outdated’ views of the workplace still stand. Without the right planning and support, researchers say the new ‘hybrid model’ could exacerbate already existing inequalities in the workplace.

Contributor: Ben Harrison - Work Foundation | Published: 25 October 2021

What are the traits of a successful entrepreneur?

In recognition of Global Entrepreneurship Week on 8th – 12th November, which is celebrated in around 180 countries around the world, neuroscientist, business psychologist and recalibration specialist, Dr Lynda Shaw, identifies the ten traits successful entrepreneurs are likely to have. 

Contributor: Dr Lynda Shaw, neuroscientist, business psychologist and recalibration specialist | Published: 24 October 2021

Amid the great resignation, perks and pay are no longer enough

While competitive pay and generous perks are key to employee satisfaction and retention, a new global study by Weber Shandwick management consultancy United Minds and KRC Research reveals that the ability to make a meaningful contribution to the job is just as important.

Contributor: Kate Bullinger, CEO - United Minds | Published: 22 October 2021

Six in ten employees facing redundancy are planning career changes

A recent report, Life After Furlough: Employer and Employee Perspectives on the Threat of Redundancy, reveals that 6 in 10 employees facing redundancy are planning career changes. Yet moving on from current roles is filled with uncertainty - more than half (53%) of those facing redundancy are worried about finding a new role despite signs of a positive job market.

Contributor: Chris Parker, Managing Director - Renovo | Published: 22 October 2021

Can employees lose their job for the actions of relatives?

While employers can begin disciplinary proceedings against employees due to the actions of their relatives, dismissal is another story. For someone’s employment to be terminated there needs to a fair reason as to why, and being blamed for the actions of others is unlikely to be deemed as fair.

Contributor: Alan Price, CEO - BrightHR | Published: 22 October 2021

A quiet revolution: Britain’s first black introvert week

There is a vital debate to be had in the workplace about the intersectionality between race and personality diversity. That is the driving force behind Black Introvert Week, which launches on October 25 as part of Black History Month.   Black History Month is a time to acknowledge the contributions of Black Britons so it seems the right time to shine a spotlight on a segment of the black population that is all too often misunderstood and overlooked. 

Contributor: Richard Etienne - Author | Published: 21 October 2021

Over half of UK businesses don’t offer menopause support

Over half (54%) of UK businesses do not currently have any dedicated menopause support in place within their organisation, such as practical or emotional support for employees to help them manage their symptoms and quality of life.

Contributor: Mridula Pore, CEO - Peppy | Published: 21 October 2021

People who most need mental health support struggle to get it

There are a lot of support services that offer mental health support, however many do not cater for more complex and enduring mental health issues, such as severe depression, trauma and psychiatric disorders. Many support services are only limited to mild to moderate mental health issues, such as low mood and anxiety.

Contributor: Christine Husbands, MD - RedArc | Published: 21 October 2021