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No deal Brexit: passports with less than six months won’t be accepted

If left until the last minute, there could be long delays in processing applications as large numbers of people look to renew their passports in the event of a no deal on Brexit. Companies with overseas workers in the EU would be wise to act now.

Contributor: Sarah Dennis | Published: 16 February 2019


Businesses are struggling to meet strategic goals

“It is true that the changes in business imperatives have never been more frenetic, but it’s critical that organisations work to predict future talent needs and either hire or retrain existing employees to meet the challenges of tomorrow,”.

Contributor: Kay Cooper | Published: 15 February 2019

Fatality highlights concerns over employee life cover in construction sector

Under the B&CE’s accident and life cover scheme’s standard rate if a member dies at work their family receives £80,000 and if they die while not at work the benefit is £40,000. The scheme which is paid for by the employer costs just £1.49 a week, less than three pence an hour for workers undertaking a typical 50 hour week.

Contributor: Jerry Swain | Published: 15 February 2019


SMEs are gunning for growth in 2019 

According to new research from business energy supplier, Opus Energy, Despite official figures from the ONS showing a decline in consumer spending throughout much of 2018, entrepreneurs remain optimistic for small business growth. 

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 14 February 2019

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Investors prefer ‘disruptive’ start-ups, but give them less money

Timo analysed data of 918 start-ups from Start-Up Nation Central, a private non-profit organisation that has collected data on all Israeli start-ups since 2013. He compared the characteristics of each profile’s vision statement, aimed at investors, with how much funding the venture secured.

Contributor: Timo van Balen | Published: 14 February 2019


Ever wonder why candidates are turning jobs down?

And coming in second to last, Reboot Online Marketing found that 33% are put off by ‘office aesthetics’. Whilst, more interestingly, a ‘gender imbalance’ (20%) was a significant deciding factor for many British men and women looking for work. 

Contributor: Ever wonder why candidates are turning jobs down? | Published: 13 February 2019


Brexit gloom defied as asset finance doubles

Lending to gyms almost doubled in 2017, posting a 96 percent increase on 2016 levels, before increasing by a further 16 percent last year. Meanwhile lending to the manufacturing industry has risen consistently in the last few years, rising by 23 percent from 2016 to 2017, and then by a further 20 percent from 2017 to 2018. 

Contributor: Daniel Bailey | Published: 13 February 2019


“Train me or I’m off”!

It is HR employees that place the most importance on workplace training, with 8 in 10 (80 percent) saying they’d leave a job with no development opportunities, and 4 in 10 (40 percent) saying they had done so in the past. Despite the importance of training to employees, there is a shortfall in what employers are providing.

Contributor: James Kinsella | Published: 12 February 2019


The 2019 Top Employers to work for in the UK revealed

Phil Sproston, UK Country Manager at the Top Employers Institute, says, “This year’s Top Employers are really leading the way when it comes to creating progressive ‘people-first’ HR practices. We’ve seen outstanding best practice across every aspect of the employee lifecycle.

Contributor: David Plink | Published: 11 February 2019


Many businesses don’t know their headcount

 The survey also found that 63 percent of respondents believe that Brexit will be difficult, with 18percent believing it will be very difficult. To tackle the skills deficiency, almost two thirds (64 percent) of organisations will be hiring externally or training internally

Contributor: Brenda Morris | Published: 10 February 2019