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Tech firms expanding globally to tap talent 

The survey* shows that 52 percent of HR leaders in the sector said their firms’ expansion plans are being primarily driven by a desire to hire talented workers in international markets. The findings chime with evidence of a wider skills shortage in the UK tech sector.

Contributor: Ben Wright | Published: 28 July 2019


 Blue Badge “fraud/misuse” review gives mixed messages

“Our Advice Service receives many questions about the use of Blue Badge parking from those who were not previously eligible to apply to the Scheme but who face significant barriers when parking or navigating getting out of a vehicle.

Contributor: Angela Matthews | Published: 27 July 2019


Most UK top execs “clueless” about Diversity and Inclusion

Despite 81 percent of respondents stating it’s important to consider D&I in the workplace, one in five (22 percent) confessed to not knowing what Diversity and Inclusion means.  A further third stated they knew what Diversity and Inclusion meant but didn’t feel able to define it.

Contributor: Sheri Hughes | Published: 26 July 2019

Emotional intelligence – Newcastle October 15th

EQ Connects will host internationally renowned keynote speakers and EQ thought leaders from across the globe who will be sharing insights, ideas, experiences and fresh thinking on Emotional Intelligence with an audience of leaders from business and education. 

Contributor: EQ Connects | Published: 25 July 2019


Female entrepreneurs still underrepresented across the UK

The research was carried out by Paymentsense, and the figures also suggest that just over a third (34 percent) of UK SMEs are now female-run, an increase on 2017 data which reported that only 19 percent of UK small businesses were led by women*

Contributor: Jacqueline Gallazzi-Ritchie | Published: 23 July 2019

 Is your company glaucoma aware?

This Glaucoma Awareness Week Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is encouraging employers to provide regular eye tests for employees, to help with the early detection of the potentially life-changing condition. Glaucoma Awareness Week runs from 17 to 23 June 2019

Contributor: Jim Lythgow | Published: 21 July 2019

Charities hit in the pocket over introduction GDPR

Paul Seath, Partner in Bates Wells Employment Team, said: “These results present a mixed picture of the GDPR’s impact on our clients. They indicate that while the GDPR appears to have had mostly beneficial consequences, the cost of achieving this outcome has been high. 

Contributor: Paul Seath | Published: 19 July 2019

Major global payroll compliance risks lay ahead 

Published biennially, in association with the Global Payroll Managers Institute (GMPI), American Payroll Association, Canadian Payroll Association and the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP), the Index ranks the top 40 countries in order of payroll complexity.

Contributor: Mike Eralie | Published: 17 July 2019


Survey highlights how benefits can really miss the mark

“Most companies say that understanding of and engagement with benefits is extremely or very important, yet the majority don’t put into practice communication techniques that could help programmes get better results through behaviour change.

Contributor: Sarah Robson | Published: 13 July 2019

Outrageous interest charged by some banks slammed 

Such practices will not be affected by the FCA’s recent fees clampdown because it will focus only on excessive penalties charged for unauthorised overdrafts. Earlier this month, the watchdog criticised those financial institutions that charge people who slip outside their authorised overdrafts.

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 11 July 2019