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Constant money worries impact millennials’ job performance 

The Close Brothers Financial Wellbeing Index, developed in conjunction with renowned corporate wellbeing expert Professor Sir Cary Cooper, reveals that more than half (53 percent) of 18-34 year olds worry about money either always or often. This anxiety is far less common among older age groups.

Contributor: Jeanette Makings | Published: 19 September 2019

benefits

How to get ahead in PR… work the flex

“The implications of being overworked cascade through both careers and personal lives as burnout and stress rise, work output is compromised and relationships are taxed. In short, it’s not good for employees, companies or society”, Leembruggen points out.

Contributor: Sarah Leembruggen | Published: 18 September 2019

growth

UK ranks 2nd cheapest country in Europe to own an electric vehicle

The analysis shows that the UK is now the second most cost-effective country in Europe to own an electric vehicle. According to the Car Cost Index, the average monthly total cost of ownership for electric vehicles in the UK is €676, with only Greece offering a lower total cost of ownership of €656.

Contributor: Alfonso Martinez | Published: 17 September 2019

digital

Flexible working increase five-fold

The number of people working ‘flexible hours’ has increased five-fold in the last two decades. That is according to an analysis of working trends by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Contributor: Ann Swain | Published: 15 September 2019

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Half of employees quit due to poor relationship with their boss

A lack of feeling prepared could lie behind high rates of so-called Imposter Phenomenon Totaljobs has uncovered at managerial levels: a whopping 78 percent of junior managers admitted to feeling like a professional phoney at least once during their careers. 

Contributor: Alexandra Sydney | Published: 14 September 2019

 Workplace diversity key to attracting freelancers and contractors

Globally, 87 percent of human capital leaders have committed to making diversity and inclusion a priority for their organisations, according to a PwC survey on global diversity and inclusion,  and this commitment is starting to translate into action.

Contributor: Randstad Sourceright | Published: 10 September 2019

culture

Employee surveillance – how far is too far? 

Employers need to make sure their actions remain lawful – and also consider the potential impact on their workers. Vanessa Bell, Head of employment – Prettys said: “Despite it being around for a while, we have noticed an increased use of email, internet and telephone monitoring

Contributor: Vanessa Bell | Published: 9 September 2019

recruitment

Percentage of women working in IT has halved over the last 20 years

The percentage of women working in IT has declined over the past 20 years despite efforts to encourage more women into careers in STEM. That is according to an analysis of working trends by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Contributor: Ann Swain | Published: 8 September 2019

content strategy

Few at C-level accurately measure business capacity 

According to research from PwC, 77 percent of CEOs view skill resourcing as a significant issue for their business, with the ability to accurately manage and measure staff capacity against utilisation being crucial for the profitable delivery of services.

Contributor: Jonathan Corrie | Published: 7 September 2019