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One-in-three firms provide zero training and development

Shockingly, the results found that nearly a third (30 percent) of workplaces don’t offer employees the opportunity to learn new skills or invest time in development, and that almost one in ten (9 percent) workers last invested time in learning new skills for the workplace five years ago. 

Contributor: Mike Price | Published: 24 February 2019

Untidy colleagues major cause of workplace disharmony

‘New research looks at workplace organisation as ‘Tidying Up’ trend hits UK offices’. As Tidying Up star Marie Kondo’s decluttering crusade on Netflix continues to inspire the nation at home, when it comes to organisation at work, it seems the UK isn’t quite as organised, according to research released today.

Contributor: Darryl Brunt | Published: 23 February 2019

Employer optimism on pay and hiring in first quarter 

For now, most employers remain optimistic about their ability to take on new staff but with Brexit just a matter of weeks away it’s uncertain how the mood will change after March. To prepare for this, it’s vital that employers plan for a number of possible scenarios for their workforce. 

Contributor: Jon Boys | Published: 22 February 2019

How would you feel about having a robot work companion?

More interestingly, 17 percent of men (3 percent ‘Definitely will’ & 14 percent ‘Probably will’) and 10 percent of women (1 percent ‘Definitely will’ & 9 percent ‘Probably will’) overall said ‘Yes’, when asked the same question.

Contributor: Sydney Turner | Published: 22 February 2019

BBC presenter scandal ‘another nail in the coffin’ of CEST tool

According to the BBC representatives, the presenters’ self-employed status was deemed legitimate before the introduction of CEST (Check Employment Status for Tax), but the tool found 95 per cent of them should actually be considered employees. 

Contributor: Jordan Marshall | Published: 21 February 2019

Millennials increasingly more challenging to work with

“Making sure that managers understand what motivates workers from different generations, how they like to communicate, and identifying common sources of conflict is essential to creating a strong team of varied generations and diversity of opinions.”

Contributor: Chirs Hickey | Published: 19 February 2019

Can employers dismiss Brexiteer employees?

"Simply voting to leave the EU is not grounds enough to dismiss someone. We live in a democratic society with people having the right to vote however they wish, meaning they simply cannot be dismissed for exercising this right."

Contributor: Joanne Wells | Published: 19 February 2019

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Which companies are covering commuting cost?

Those travelling into London are much worse off, with this cost increasing to almost £200,000. This is an enormous amount of money and certainly puts a dent in the finances of hard-working men and women across the country

Contributor: Tom Chapman | Published: 17 February 2019