Commuting in the UK has always been an issue, with an average commute nearly an hour long at 54 minutes. But, according to Instant Offices, it’s Londoners who bear the brunt of this with the longest commute in the country at 74 minutes – almost twice the worldwide average of 40 minutes.
Published: 19 July 2018
A recent study into ‘duvet days’ suggests that employees are feeling increasingly stressed, with 61% admitting that they have taken a ‘duvet day’ from work in order to recuperate. Bed and sleep specialist, Time 4 Sleep, has considered the benefits of duvet days and found that they’re more important than you might think to your employees’ mental health and wellbeing.
Published: 18 July 2018
Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, identified what words or phrases irritate UK employees the most in order to highlight to jobseekers the risks of using office jargon and the impact it can have on relationships at work. A new survey reveals that the UK’s most annoying office buzzwords in 2018 are “touch base”, followed by “no brainer”.
Published: 17 July 2018
According to research by Robert Half, close to nine in ten business leaders (87 percent) made successful hires when evaluating cultural fit – congruent values, beliefs and outlook between the candidate and company – as well as their potential, while only 8 per cent of hires were deemed unsuccessful.
Published: 16 July 2018
British firms could come unstuck in key sectors like food supply if the government does not allow employers to continue to access temporary and seasonal workers from the European Union (EU) after Brexit. Launching the report, REC chief executive Neil Carberry says: “With employment at record highs, firms are already struggling to fill vacancies.
Published: 15 July 2018
According to a new survey, gender pay equality is becoming a more important factor for three in five UK employers (58 percent) when making individual base pay decisions. Half of UK employers (51 percent) said they had recently checked their pay arrangements to ensure they are meeting equal pay obligations and almost a third (29 percent) are planning to do so.
Published: 14 July 2018
In the UK, more than a quarter (26 percent) of stress sufferers report work as the reason. Other typical sources of stress such as finances, family issues and health problems cause people in the UK less stress than their working lives. The 2018 Cigna 360° Well-Being Survey explores concerns and perceptions about well-being in 23 countries and territories around the world.
Published: 13 July 2018
'We’d rather watch England take penalties in the World Cup final than see the final round of Brexit negotiations so disunified'. Supporters of a soft Brexit cheered on Theresa May’s victory over Hard Brexiteers; only to see an own goal by Brexit Secretary David Davis followed by an opportunist move by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, potentially reverse an excellent result.
Published: 12 July 2018
Whistleblowers risk their jobs to expose secrets and bring high profile people and institutions into light for public scrutiny. Despite this bravery, new research from HEC Paris reveals that whistleblowers suffer from a legitimacy deficit in society and are often portrayed as traitors and rats.
Published: 11 July 2018
The pace of growth in different areas of the world is changing, and as employers send staff to new regions, they need to adapt to these changing trends to ensure they comply with legislation and that staff are properly supported. The economy in East Asia and Pacific is buoyant and growth is anticipated to reach 6.3% this year*.
Published: 10 July 2018