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Employers not meeting upskilling aspirations

The findings of the latest annual UK Skills Report have been released today by Resource Solutions, the leading global expert in HR solutions. As businesses face the ongoing skills shortage, the report revealed that 97% of professionals want to upskill to stay relevant, yet only 5% feel their employers see upskilling as essential.

Contributor: Norma Gillespie - Resource Solutions | Published: 17 December 2021

Cover-up culture is a data breach disaster waiting to happen

As remote working remains the norm during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, research from Veritas Technologies reveals that UK office workers are accidentally deleting vital business information from shared, cloud-based applications such as Office 365 or Google Drive. And many are opting to keep quiet rather than owning up to their mistakes.

Contributor: Barry Cashman, Regional Vice-president for UK and Ireland at Veritas Technologies | Published: 16 December 2021

Poor performance spikes as employers clamp down

New research from AdviserPlus shows that capability and performance management cases are sharply increasing in the UK. Data from 140,000 employees suggests that notable rises in productivity and poor work quality cases are the reasons behind the surge.

Contributor: Amy Corcoran - AdviserPlus | Published: 15 December 2021

Could hiring ex-offenders improve skills-shortages?

Although recruiting ex-offenders can be daunting, having a recruitment strategy that includes employing people with a criminal record can provide access to a vast and valuable talent pool.

Contributor: Steve Smith, Managing Director EMEA - Sterling | Published: 15 December 2021

“Better not pout, better not cry”Pleasanteeism hits Christmas

Today, Lime Global have launched new research finding that ‘pleasanteeism’ - the pressure to put on a brave face - continues to plague the UK, with 42% of UK workers worrying about putting on a brave face when socialising with colleagues this Christmas. And pleasanteeism now appears to be spreading into worker’s personal lives as 43% worry about putting on a brave face in front of their friends and family over the festive season this year.

Contributor: Shaun Williams, CEO & Founder - Lime Global | Published: 14 December 2021

Why salary and pension are less important now

The research reveals that just four in 10 HR professionals (43 per cent) highlight salary as being more important to existing and prospective employees compared to 12 months ago, with pensions even less important

Contributor: Steven Frost, Founder and CEO - Workbuzz | Published: 14 December 2021

Data reveals ethnically diverse groups have higher emotional intelligence

Untapped AI, the company that combines transformational human relationships with the disruptive power of AI feedback, has found that ethnically diverse groups have the highest emotional intelligence (EQ) among colleagues.

Contributor: Kendal Parmar, CEO & Co-Founder - Untapped AI | Published: 14 December 2021

Five worst industries for cybersecurity risk revealed

Research carried out by cyber crime experts FoxTech suggests otherwise and has revealed that among the worst industries at risk of cybersecurity breaches are computer software development companies with an average cyber risk score of 166, followed by publishing (152), research (115), transportation, trucking & railroad (111) and civil engineering (102).

Contributor: Anthony Green - FoxTech | Published: 13 December 2021