Although very few of us would like to think that we might judge someone by their race or gender, to some degree, we all make decisions that are influenced by bias. This is because the majority of our decisions are the result of often unconscious thought processes, and recruitment is no different.
Published: 9 May 2019
As technology makes it increasingly easy to push beyond the 9-5, Lucinda Pullinger, Global Head of HR at Instant Offices explores how employees and business owners alike can recognise the difference between committed working habits and work addiction.
Published: 8 May 2019
The research also found that PTSD symptoms were more common among female firefighters, with one in five (20 percent) female firefighters indicating that they had experienced such symptoms, compared to one in eight (12 percent) male firefighters.
Published: 7 May 2019
Researchers analysed national policies governing things like healthy eating in the workplace, the promotion of physical activity and methods to tackle workplace stress. Worryingly, just 29 percent of ‘EU establishments’ - such as regulatory bodies - had guidelines or policies in place to help promote workplace health.
Published: 6 May 2019
In 2011, Macquarie University in Australia debated whether to get rid of exams completely. They argued that exams fail to develop questioning, independent learners and instead promotes a superficial and inauthentic understanding of subjects.
Published: 5 May 2019
The latest set of Investment Association (IA) data tells us where investors were putting their money in March, during peak ISA season. It was yet another poor month for the UK All Companies sector as investors pulled out £365 million, marking two years of continuous outflows.
Published: 4 May 2019
The data also reveals that construction is the most dangerous industry to work in, with 38 fatal injuries taking place in this sector last year, closely followed by the agriculture industry, which experienced 29 deaths as a result of workplace accidents.
Published: 3 May 2019
Developers’ happiness is hugely affected by their age, gender and the rigour of the recruitment process, new research shows. The industry is steeped in issues, as nearly half of the developers surveyed are unsure they’ll be working for the same company in just two years.
Published: 2 May 2019
With 253 working days in 2019, this works out as 44 hours per year, or 5.84 working days. Taking into consideration the 32.53 million people that are employed in the UK, over 190 million days of productivity are forfeited due to office acoustics.
Published: 1 May 2019
Job adverts for roles at Guidant Global do not ask about criminal convictions and clearly state that they recognise the value people with previous convictions can bring to society and an employer. Instead, candidates will be invited to declare their unspent convictions at the interview stage
Published: 29 April 2019