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Spike in drug use to cope with job demands

Over 10 percent of employees are willing to take prescription drugs to cope with strain from work, according to new research from the University of Cologne.

Contributor: Kate Hurley - journalist - for the University of Cologne | Published: 21 July 2021

HR must align to make bigger business impact

The report by the market leader in cloud business management solutions, looks at the changing role of HR and People teams in organisations today. This edition looks more closely at how aligned HR is to business priorities, and the role People analytics and technology plays in this. 

Contributor: Jonathan Goldsmith - Sage | Published: 21 July 2021

How can reluctant return-to-work employees be enticed back?

Salary sacrifice EV schemes may be the perfect answer for employers trying to entice reluctant workers back to the office following the Government’s easing of Covid restrictions on so-called ‘Freedom Day’, Monday, July 19. So says EV leasing and fleet management specialist, Fleet Evolution, which believes that higher transport costs and the continued risk of infection may make many employees reluctant to return to full-time office working.

Contributor: Andrew Leech, MD - Fleet Evolution | Published: 20 July 2021

What can be done about employees publicly identified for antisocial behaviour?

Having your employee plastered all over the front pages in a compromising position is not what any employer wants, however, instant dismissal as a reaction to press coverage will almost always be unfair, depending on how long the employee has been with you.

Contributor: Kate Palmer - Peninsula UK | Published: 20 July 2021

HR and the pingdemic – what can employers do?

More than half a million people were pinged by the NHS Track and Trace app this last week, requiring them to remain at home and isolate.  With around 1.6million currently isolating, there is immense pressure on many businesses across the country. Kate Palmer, HR Advice and Consultancy Director at Peninsula, looks at what HR should do if an employee is ‘pinged’.

Contributor: Kate Palmer - Peninsula UK | Published: 19 July 2021

Two-thirds of European employees experiencing excessive stress

Research by Lepaya has shown that 66 percent of European employees feel too stressed at work. This is seen in the results of a survey of 1,322 European employees conducted by Lepaya. Germany leads the way when it comes to the number of employees dealing with high levels of stress. For as many as 71 percent of German workers, stress levels are exceptionally high, compared to two thirds of Belgian workers, 70 percent of British workers and only 56 percent of Dutch workers.

Contributor: Lepaya | Published: 19 July 2021

“Freedom day” sparks massive surge in sit vac postings

Job vacancies in the events sector have rocketed by 172% compared to this time last year as ‘Freedom Day’ heralds the return of large scale gatherings, according to new data from the world’s largest job site Indeed. Indeed's research shows a 219% increase in searches for stewarding jobs and a 197% rise in interest in nightclub roles. Thanks to 'Freedom Day' job postings in London have finally climbed past their pre-pandemic levels, as the capital becomes the final region in Britain to reach this milestone.

Contributor: Jack Kennedy, UK Economist - Indeed | Published: 19 July 2021