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health

Can escalating work age ill health ever be reversed?

Three-quarters of ill-health related productivity loss is due to factors which can be influenced and addressed through health and productivity management strategies. British businesses lose £81 billion per year as a result of employees’ ill-health, with 35.6 working days per employee, on average, lost due to ill-health related absence and presenteeism in 2018

Contributor: Neville Koopowitz | Published: 16 April 2019

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Retention and employers’ environmental credentials are very connected

BRITA Professional conducted a survey of 1,000 Generation Z (those born from the early 80s to mid-90s) and Millennials (born between the mid-90s and mid-00s) on sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the workplace.

Contributor: Sarah Taylor | Published: 15 April 2019

job

Jobs to become extinct in ten years 

Today’s career chameleons are ditching the race to chase elusive job titles. Instead, they’re pursuing multiple income streams through part-time, freelance and casual roles to realise their passions, develop new skills and champion a more balanced way of working.

Contributor: Polina Montano | Published: 14 April 2019

technology

Diverse members in tech are experiencing discrimination and stress

Tech workforce as stressed as those in the NHS and 5x more depressed than the UK average. Although the industry has a higher proportion of neurodivergent people than the UK average, 24 percent feel negatively discriminated against.

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 13 April 2019

cannabis

How lenient are Brits towards MPs and business leaders using illegal drugs?

Forty-three percent of Brits assert that cannabis alongside magic mushrooms as the drugs they feel are the most suitable for professionals in the public domain to have taken before being appointed to their high-ranking position. The majority (64 percent) believe any individual that has taken heroin should be prohibited from working.

Contributor: Charles Bloom | Published: 12 April 2019

access

The irreparable eye damage of 24/seven screen time

British workers are spending 85 percent of their waking hours staring at screens. Nearly half (46 percent) of Brits admit that too much screen time during the day affects their sleep. The nation’s workers are jeopardising their sleep quality by spending 85 percent of their waking hours¹ staring at screens. 

Contributor: Sundeep Vaswani | Published: 11 April 2019

wage

Gender Pay Gap data: early analysis pay gap reporting looks disappointing

The difference mean figure has slightly improved from 13.4 percent to 13.1 percent in the gap. The proportion of organisations paying women less than men has got slightly worse, increasing from 77.10 percent to 77.79 percent. The UK’s largest organisations (20,000 or more employees) have the lowest median gender pay gap.

Contributor: Jon Boys | Published: 10 April 2019

skills

Permanent staff appointments decline as Brexit-related uncertainty intensifies 

The report from KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs,  which is compiled by IHS Markit from responses to questionnaires sent to a panel of around 400 UK recruitment and employment consultancies, showed that permanent staff appointments fell for the second time in three months in March.

Contributor: Neil Carberry | Published: 8 April 2019

jobs

CX city – London’s global hub for customer experience leadership roles

The research was conducted by crawling more than 120,000 job listings from ten leading countries, retrieving senior customer experience job roles and analysing them. The research reveals that London, with 2,668 vacancies, has over five times (532 percent) more senior CX job opportunities than the average.

Contributor: Steph Heasman | Published: 7 April 2019

immigration

Securing the rights of your employees after Brexit

Our message to EU citizens has been the same since we began the process of leaving the EU. We want them to stay – whether we leave with a deal or without one – and it is my firm priority to ensure they continue to feel welcome here.

Contributor: The Rt Hon Caroline Nokes | Published: 6 April 2019