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HMRC “Supercomputer” leaves no stone unturned in fight against tax evasion

The UK's hidden economy, made up of those who do not pay the correct amount of tax on their income, costs the UK over £5bn in revenue each year. This hidden economy is made up of ‘ghosts' who keep all their income hidden, and ‘moonlighters' who only declare some of their income to HMRC and keep the rest without paying.

Contributor: David Redfern | Published: 19 May 2019

Video : Mental health and the workplace from a place of honesty

In a world that is increasingly opening up to – and understanding those with – mental health issues, it’s no surprise that Mental Health Awareness Week (13 – 19 May) is now a firmer fixture on calendars around the UK and beyond.

Contributor: Andrew Fox - Business Transformation Network | Published: 17 May 2019


Retail leadership in crisis and failing to capitalise on future opportunities 

Three years ago, Green Park and the World Retail Congress published the critically-acclaimed DNA of Future Retail CEO. Senior Global retailers interviewed for the report said that most retail CEOs lacked the attributes and skills they needed to prosper - and that the gap would spread within their leadership teams over time.

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 16 May 2019


UK should adopt EU whistleblower legislation

Protect, who advise whistleblowers on how to safely raise whistleblowing concerns, wants the government to keep its promise that workers won’t be affected negatively whatever happens with Brexit, and strengthen the protection of UK whistleblowers especially those currently not protected if they speak out on public interest concerns.

Contributor: Cathy James | Published: 15 May 2019


Which would you choose, job Happiness or pay cheque size?

Nearly a fifth (19 percent) of UK adults are unhappy in their job. When it comes to general job happiness, 71 percent of Americans are mostly happy, compared to 70 percent of Germans, 65 percent of employees in the UK, and 54 percent of the French. 

Contributor: Megan Barbier | Published: 14 May 2019

What does the OECD Skills Outlook Report 2019 tell us?

To thrive in the workplace of the future, people need to build their most ‘human’ skills. We don’t know exactly what the next decade’s jobs will look like yet but we know that transferable skills like proactivity, problem solving and creativity will be vital. 

Contributor: Kirstie Mackey | Published: 12 May 2019


What does the perfect office space look like in 2019? 

A third (36 percent) of business owners prefer to have an open plan office with private areas for managers, plus almost two-thirds (63 percent) would also like parking. Alternatively, employees tend to like the idea of a standard open plan office (35 percent) that is closer to home (57 percent).

Contributor: Rose Howarth | Published: 11 May 2019

What can be done to combat recruitment bias? 

Although very few of us would like to think that we might judge someone by their race or gender, to some degree, we all make decisions that are influenced by bias. This is because the majority of our decisions are the result of often unconscious thought processes, and recruitment is no different.

Contributor: James Meachin | Published: 9 May 2019


Would you recognise work addiction in the workplace?

As technology makes it increasingly easy to push beyond the 9-5, Lucinda Pullinger, Global Head of HR at Instant Offices explores how employees and business owners alike can recognise the difference between committed working habits and work addiction. 

Contributor: Lucinda Pullinger | Published: 8 May 2019


 Female firefighters at a high risk of post-traumatic stress disorder

The research also found that PTSD symptoms were more common among female firefighters, with one in five (20 percent) female firefighters indicating that they had experienced such symptoms, compared to one in eight (12 percent) male firefighters. 

Contributor: Professor Consuelo Arbona | Published: 7 May 2019