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mental health issues

Scared to admit mental health issues

Debut, the UK’s leading student and graduate careers app, has today released figures revealing that 70 percent of UK graduates would avoid informing prospective or new employers about their mental health issues to avoid any negative impact on their career progression and position.

Contributor: Steve West | Published: 22 May 2018

expat

Expat assignments increase loyalty

It’s an important consideration for HR teams looking at the best ways to motivate staff, bearing in mind that the biggest workforce related concern highlighted by 65 percent of respondents was how to keep staff engaged. The survey included responses from almost 100 client organisations from around the world, from a wide range of industries.

Contributor: Claire Cusack | Published: 22 May 2018

fleets

“Triple whammy” puts fleets in state of policy flux

A “triple whammy” means that fleets are in their biggest ever state of policy flux. The WLTP fuel and emissions measurement changeover, the “demonisation” of diesel and the lack of information about company car taxation after 2020 are creating a high degree of confusion and frustration.

Contributor: Peter Golding | Published: 21 May 2018

wellbeing

Employers urged not to forget wellbeing

Research shows investment in wellbeing improves motivation and performance. Britain’s manufacturers are being urged to grasp the opportunity of greater investment in the wellbeing of their workforce and reap significant rewards of improved productivity and performance, according to a major survey and study published today.

Contributor: Steve Jackson | Published: 21 May 2018

illegal drugs

One in ten suspect workplace colleagues are using illegal drugs

One in five don’t take any action if they suspect a friend, family member or colleague of using illegal drugs. Regional variations show that almost twice as many Londoners suspect colleagues of drug use compared to national average. New technology enables employers to screen employees using a simple fingerprint sweat test

Contributor: Paul Yates | Published: 20 May 2018

outdoors

Chained to our desks and no outdoor time

The study of 1,000 UK office workers found that almost 40 percent spend a maximum of just 15 minutes outside, excluding their commute to work, and an additional 22 percent spend a maximum of 30 minutes outside. This is even less than prisoners, who require ‘at least one hour of suitable exercise in the open air daily’, according to UN guidelines.

Contributor: Kenneth Freeman | Published: 20 May 2018

workers

Workers increasingly feeling unappreciated by employers

A new report, which will shock HR professionals, has discovered that a quarter of workers claim they are unproductive for up to two hours every day, equating to a staggering 40 million* hours of lost productivity across the UK every week. The average UK office worker has lost an extra 30 minutes a day, according to the same study conducted last year by Fellowes. 

Contributor: Darryl Brunt | Published: 19 May 2018

jobs

2018 jobs market mirrors 2017 trajectory

April jobs figures remained largely flat, month-on-month, with a mere 2 percent decrease. As was the case in 2017, April saw markets shift course after the first quarter (Q1) was marked by decline. “Paired with the hiring energy we’re seeing on the ground, if 2017 is anything to go on, we’re in for slow but steady growth in the months ahead".

Contributor: Hakan Enver | Published: 19 May 2018

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Long drawn-out hiring processes are damaging businesses

Long, complex recruitment processes are harming businesses’ chances of securing top talent. According to the survey of 9,000 jobseekers in 11 countries across four continents, more than two-thirds (67 percent) of candidates globally have taken a second-choice job offer because their preferred employer took too long to give them an answer.

Contributor: Matt Weston | Published: 18 May 2018

wearable

Wearable tech is ‘doubled-edged sword’ for employers

The growing volume of data on employee performance and health held by employers could be subject to full disclosure during a legal action against the business. It can be compared to footage from CCTV or telematics data, which is already being used in court.

Contributor: Chris Murray | Published: 18 May 2018