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Six-in-ten people are not taking their annual leave

You need to consider why people aren’t making use of their annual leave. Is your workplace culture one where staff feel unable to fully disconnect and take a break?

Contributor: Kate Palmer, HR Advice & Consultancy Director - Peninsula | Published: 3 June 2023

Why recruitment firms are not effective for big career change

Recruitment firms do not help professionals to make big changes in their careers, such as switching to a completely different industry or function, reveals new research by emlyon business school, Wharton School and London Business School.

Contributor: Professor Kira Choi - emlyon business school | Published: 2 June 2023

The L&D challenges, priorities and opportunities now facing organisations

Organisations are facing many challenges this year, as evidenced by a recent research report ‘L&D in 2023: Challenges, Priorities and Opportunities’ released by ILX Group. The training provider surveyed 250 business, HR, and L&D leaders to understand their key training challenges and priorities, as well as some of the overarching trends in skills development this year.

Contributor: ILX Group | Published: 2 June 2023

The most misunderstood tech buzzwords – what do they mean?

Tech trends continue to emerge and shift at a rapid pace and new terms get introduced that not everyone will understand. To help with this, Mason Frank has collated the top five most searched-for tech buzzwords and what they mean.

Contributor: James Lloyd-Townshend, Mason Frank International | Published: 1 June 2023

Remote work is fuelling retention crisis

Hive's research highlights a drop in year-on-year employee retention rates for remote-based businesses due to challenges like isolation and work-life balance. Prioritising talent attraction, addressing retention challenges in the professional service sector, and providing career progression opportunities are crucial. Organisations must seek employee feedback and create a positive employee experience to improve retention rates.

Contributor: Beth Halliday, Content Marketing Manager - Hive HR | Published: 1 June 2023

Safe work environments integral to greater honesty for fast-moving startups

Start-up founders who create a psychologically safe space for their employees are more likely to see their start-up scale quicker, according to new research by Vlerick Business School.

Contributor: Veroniek Collewaert - Professor of Entrepreneurship - Vlerick Business School | Published: 31 May 2023

The big ticket purchase now is technology

Research from the leading employee experience (EX) platform Applaud shows that 63% of businesses are prioritising tech purchases that enhance the employee experience for remote and hybrid workers, despite the harsh economic climate the UK is currently experiencing

Contributor: Ivan Harding, CEO and Co-Founder - Applaud | Published: 31 May 2023

Under 35s are forcing a workplace shift

The annual Work+Family Snapshot measuring employee attitudes has been published by Bright Horizons, the employer solutions, back-up care and nursery provider.     The balance of power has moved from employer to employee when it comes to the rules of the workplace - according to a survey of 1,750 workers. 

Contributor: Denise Priest, Executive Director, Work and Family Solutions - Bright Horizons | Published: 30 May 2023

Why the apathy towards quality of leadership?

A survey of more than 2,000 employees and business leaders has found a concerning trend; that one in ten people in the UK would be unwilling to question poor leadership in any scenario – including at times when they know about an abuse of power, micromanagement practices, or poor treatment of a fellow colleague in the workplace. If this attitude is present in business, it doesn’t bode well for politics either…. Furthermore, of the business leaders questioned for this survey, a similar number – one in ten – would not question their own leadership in any given scenario.

Contributor: Lorraine Mills, Principal Consultant - Right Management | Published: 30 May 2023

What’s behind the surge in “bleisure travel” ? 

Business travel is predicted to surge and bleisure travel has taken off, according to the Global Rescue Spring 2023 Travelers Sentiment and Safety Survey. Seventy percent of business travelers responding say their work-related travel will match or exceed pre-pandemic levels in 2023. The majority of business travelers taking the survey (65%) will include bleisure travel, adding extra days to their business trip for personal or leisure activities.

Contributor: Dan Richards, CEO - Global Rescue Companies | Published: 29 May 2023