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Millennials struggle most with workplace stress

The survey of 1,001 UK adults carried out by one of the UK’s leading healthcare companies, Cygnet Jobs, has revealed that almost 3 in 4 (73 percent) 25-35 year olds have recently taken workplace stresses home, and in fact as many as 62 percent of workers in this age bracket say they’ve felt sleep deprived due to career stress in the past.

Contributor: Rowan Marriott | Published: 8 January 2019

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Businesses increasingly focused on engaging diverse talent

When quizzed on which demographics they are prioritising, 18 percent of respondents said they are focusing on emerging talent to boost future pipelines while 17 percent said they are directing resources into engaging female talent.

Contributor: Simon Blockley | Published: 8 January 2019

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Employee engagement vital for 2019 prosperity

UK business leaders must invest in effective and tailored employee engagement strategies to protect profits in the New Year. The recommendation comes following research from Deloitte which found that one in four UK employees (27 percent) admitted that they were ‘not performing their best’ at work

Contributor: Sandy Lucas | Published: 7 January 2019

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Bonuses given in December can prevent staff departures

Research has revealed a simple step bosses in HR can take can prevent staff departures during the dreaded January rush for new jobs. According to a survey, HR bosses who give out bonuses in December are less likely to see staff being poached or looking elsewhere.

Contributor: Alan Smith | Published: 7 January 2019

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Lack of strategic focus on technology at board level, poll finds

A poll from ICSA: The Governance Institute and recruitment specialist The Core Partnership reveals that just 51 percent of boards understand the challenges and opportunities that data and technology present to their organisations.

Contributor: Peter Swabey | Published: 6 January 2019

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Over 1.5 billion personal documents are printed in the workplace per year

With fewer consumers having a printer at home, just how much and how often are Britain’s workforce printing personal documents at work? Over three-quarters (77 percent)1 of Brits regularly print personal documents while at work, with an average of thirteen pages being printed per person, per month, according to new research.

Contributor: Lee Weymouth | Published: 6 January 2019

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Housing crisis “biggest domestic policy challenge of our generation”

The Prime Minister has described solving the housing crisis as ‘the biggest domestic policy challenge of our generation’. Yet new CPS research shows the full scale of that challenge. With one year to go, the 2010s will see housebuilding figures in England come in below any decade since the Second World War.

Contributor: Robert Colvile | Published: 5 January 2019

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Access to knowledge is biggest threat to growth

Our industry has grown far quicker than other sectors, but we must be careful we support the continued professional development of our teams, otherwise, companies risk stemming the growth that has seen us become such an attractive industry.

Contributor: Packt Publishing | Published: 5 January 2019

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Court of Appeal says Uber drivers are workers

The Court of Appeal handed down its decision on 19 December 2018 in the ongoing employment status case brought against Uber by a group of London drivers. In Uber BV and others v Aslam and others, 21 drivers brought claims against Uber for the national minimum wage and paid holidays.

Contributor: Karen Plumbley-Jones | Published: 4 January 2019

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Brexit Planner and vegan chef are top emerging job roles

Live vacancy data reveals job roles that 2018’s top emerging job roles with Blockchain Developer and Brexit Planner revealed as some of the most in-demand additions. New job titles also added to the list include Driverless Car Salesman and Vegan Chef.

Contributor: Andrew Hunter | Published: 3 January 2019