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Over half of UK professionals don’t update their CV

A new study by TopCV finds more than half of UK professionals fail to update their CV often enough. Learn how often you should update your CV – and how to do so as painlessly as possible.

Contributor: Amanda Augustine - TopCV | Published: 27 May 2023

Productivity decline continues to hit financial services sector

New data from ActiveOps shows operational performance at financial services institutions further deteriorated by 7% in the first quarter of 2023.  Optimising capacity across diverse processes and teams presents a growing challenge. Operational efficiency largely impacted by complexities of remote and hybrid working, pressure to cut costs, and escalating levels of compliance and risk controls

Contributor: Richard Jeffery, chief executive officer - ActiveOps | Published: 27 May 2023

Older generations fail to acknowledge ongoing racial prejudices

Analysing concerning new data, experts behind EDGE Empower, the leading software for workplace diversity, equity and inclusion, detail why organizations must engage with ongoing DE&I issues in the workplace and understand where different generations converge and where they diverge in their values and expectations. 

Contributor: Aniela Unguresan, Founder - EDGE Certified Foundation | Published: 26 May 2023

HR leaders lack data access for pay equity

Research from XpertHR and Executive Networks suggests barriers to accessing data could be to blame for many organisations’ unsuccessful bids to address pay equity in the workplace. Of those surveyed, more than a third (35%) of senior HR leaders do not have enough data on pay, half (50%) lack employee self-identification data, and three in five (59%) are without data on employee demographics.

Contributor: Zara Nanu, CEO of Gapsquare - part of XpertHR | Published: 25 May 2023

Four ways employers can prioritise mental health right now

We are facing a mental health crisis. As employers, the role we play in supporting the physical and mental wellbeing of our employee population has never been greater. Holly May shares actionable ways employers can drive positive change and mental wellbeing within their organizations.

Contributor: Holly May, EVP and Global Chief Human Resources Officer - Walgreens Boots Alliance | Published: 25 May 2023

Many employers have an organisational wellbeing strategy gap

Aon's 2022-2023 Global Wellbeing Survey shows that UK organisations have a wellbeing strategy gap. Among UK respondents, 74 percent said that wellbeing has increased in importance and 92 percent said their organisations have wellbeing initiatives. However, just 29 percent said wellbeing is fully integrated into their overall business and talent strategy.

Contributor: Letitia Rowlin, Principal Strategic Consultant for Health Solutions - Aon in the UK | Published: 24 May 2023

Why is anxiety is a growing issue in the workplace?

Health Assured, the UK and Ireland’s leading largest independent and award-winning employee assistance programme (EAP) provider, has seen a dramatic 116% increase in the number of anxiety-related calls to their helpline over the last 3 years.

Contributor: Bertrand Stern-Gillet, CEO - Health Assured | Published: 24 May 2023

Investment in wellbeing essential to the UK economy

An industry group comprising more than 50 of the best-known brands and businesses in Britain is calling on all employers to invest in employee health and wellbeing as the cost of living continues to rise.

Contributor: Sir Cary Cooper, Co-Chair - National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work | Published: 23 May 2023