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Birthday bonuses and ‘dog days’ top favoured job perks

“What we are experiencing is that candidates are in the driving seat right now, and there is a need for employers to offer an attractive, hybrid working strategy.”

Contributor: Nel Woolcott - Anne Corder Recruitment | Published: 25 October 2021

How can company culture be maintained in hybrid working?

Maintaining a company culture may prove challenging for some employers and/ or HR teams. It may not be possible to carry out the usual team-building activities and collaborative exercises they usually would, and connections between employees can start to weaken due to the distance.

Contributor: Nel Woolcott - Anne Corder Recruitment | Published: 15 August 2021

What now needs to change in talent attraction and retention?

The need for a strong employee value proposition (EVP) that helps potential applicants understand what it is that a company stands for has never been more important. That was one of several key messages shared at job advertising company JVP Group’s interactive HR Virtual Forum held recently.

Contributor: Sion Jones - JVP Group | Published: 10 June 2021

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Revealed: Top UK and Ireland Employers for 2021

A total of 98 organisations in the UK and Ireland have been named in the 2021 global list of Top Employers. The list compiled by Top Employers Institute includes new entrants Dunnhumby, ABB UK, FedEx Express UK and LTI UK. Employers who have been long-running features of the UK and Ireland list include DHL, HCL, IG, Rider Levitt Bucknall, RM PLC, Saffery Champness, and Weightmans LLP.  In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, other notable employers named on the list for 2021 are NHS Professionals, Oakland Care and Pfizer UK.

Contributor: Phil Sproston, Regional Manager (UK & Ireland) - Top Employers Institute | Published: 25 January 2021

Sharp rise in people seeking digital counselling

Statistics from Simplyhealth’s own Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) data shows the number of employees using online counselling sessions, in the form of video link appointments, offered through Simplyhealth’s health plans more than doubled in 2018, compared to the previous year. 

Contributor: Pam Whelan | Published: 25 March 2019

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Government to set mandatory broadband speeds by 2020

At last some good news - of sorts. The Government has finally told BT that universal supply of broadband is mandatory and everyone must get minimum speeds. The catches are; it is not until 2020 and the speed is just 10 Mbps.

Contributor: Dave Millett - Equinox | Published: 30 December 2017

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When call centres damage brands

While customer experience continues to be the top priority for businesses, a new report announced today, “The Health of the Contact Centre: Agent Well-Being in a Customer-Centric Era,” reveals that 56 percent of contact centre employees cite complex customer problems as their top challenge. A full 60 percent admit their company has left them ill-equipped to handle these problems, leaving agents stressed and unengaged.

Contributor: Kris McKenzie | Published: 23 November 2017

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Auto-enrolment five years on

Those on an average salary, making minimum contributions from October 2012, would now have a fund of £2,440. Saving the ... View Article

Contributor: Kate Smith | Published: 15 October 2017