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vocation

How to work remote from the office, but not people

The world of work is changing. Where the office 9-5 once ruled, working from cafes, airports or homes is now commonplace. Powered by messaging apps and collaboration tools, projects can be coordinated across the world all from behind a computer screen.

Article by: Guzman de Yarza Blanche | Published: 21 November 2019

Slow progress with BYOD threatens smarter working in public sector

The research, conducted by GovNewsDirect, surveyed the views of 406 staff across 348 public sector organisations, explored the attitudes and perceptions of staff towards how their organisations operate and their use of technology.

Article by: Andrew Smith | Published: 20 November 2019

stress

It is time to end the menopause taboo in the workplace

To protect themselves, employers, especially larger ones, should start by creating guidelines for managers. They should remain flexible in their approach and work with affected employees to ensure they are supported, don’t feel embarrassed and are empowered to speak freely. 

Article by: Lorna Gemmell | Published: 19 November 2019

development

Emotional and technological intelligence essential for future leaders 

The findings from the ‘World Class Leader Report’ are based on interviews with board level executives and directors across private, listed and private equity backed businesses, with turnovers ranging from less than £20m to more than £1bn.

Article by: Jason Saunders | Published: 18 November 2019

benefits

What are Employee Rights During a Company Administration?

Employees can claim the following from the National Insurance Fund: Up to eight weeks’ unpaid wages; Up to six weeks’ accrued holiday pay; Pay in lieu of notice; Unpaid pension contributions; Redundancies beyond the first 14 days.

Article by: Carl Faulds | Published: 17 November 2019

businesses

How can your business profit from renewable energy?

You can also find local approved installers on the Microgeneration Certification Scheme website. Procurement advice says a good rule of thumb is to get at least three quotes to help you compare rates, which should also be applied when selecting a developer.

Article by: Sarah Musgrove | Published: 16 November 2019

Gen Z driven by world change, but consumed by anxiety

When asked what would most improve their confidence, Gen Z’s answers fell into two primary categories: Personal image and professional skills. After weight loss (45 percent), Gen Z said that removing acne (31 percent), public speaking (31 percent) and launching their own business (29 percent) would have the most impact – ahead of having a role model or mentor or even winning a competition.

Article by: Fernando Salinas | Published: 15 November 2019

International
How will UK workers salary increases compare globally in 2020

The real salary increase is calculated based on the difference between the forecast nominal salary increase (3 percent in the UK) and the expected level of inflation. Although the forecasted nominal increase for 2020 has remained the same as last year, higher inflation forecasted for 2020 (1.9 percent) will squeeze real salary earnings to just 1.1 percent.

Article by: Steven Kilfedder | Published: 14 November 2019

Top tips to combat sickies fuelled by binge TV

A North London-based Employment solicitor says employers can minimise sickness absence by following a few key steps, after a Radio Times survey found that nearly one in five people have called in sick so they can binge-watch their favourite TV shows

Article by: Hayley Trovato | Published: 13 November 2019