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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

380,000 new grads heading for lifetime of underemployment

About 800 000 will graduate this year in the UK (HESA, 2018). 380 000 of them will be underemployed, taking jobs that do not require a degree (CIPD, 2017). Of the 420 000 graduates who do land a graduate-level job, 250 000 will be within tech/digital and IT roles (Graduate Coach, 2019).

Contributor: Chris Davies | Published: 30 August 2019

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Workplace adjustments falling short for disabled workers 

Based on the views of over 1,200 respondents, The Great Big Workplace Adjustments Survey provides a detailed and up-to-date picture of what is and isn’t working when it comes to making and managing adjustments; how effective adjustments are, and how far everyone who needs adjustments has them in place.

Contributor: Diane Lightfoot | Published: 26 April 2019

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Retention and employers’ environmental credentials are very connected

BRITA Professional conducted a survey of 1,000 Generation Z (those born from the early 80s to mid-90s) and Millennials (born between the mid-90s and mid-00s) on sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the workplace.

Contributor: Sarah Taylor | Published: 15 April 2019

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New global trends, new international employee benefits

The pace of growth in different areas of the world is changing, and as employers send staff to new regions, they need to adapt to these changing trends to ensure they comply with legislation and that staff are properly supported. The economy in East Asia and Pacific is buoyant and growth is anticipated to reach 6.3% this year*.

Contributor: Sarah Dennis | Published: 10 July 2018

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US workers increasingly taking their vacation days

American workers took an average of 17.2 days of vacation in 2017, according to new research from Project: Time Off, jumping up nearly a half-day (.4 days) from 2016. This marks the highest level for American vacation usage since 2010 (17.5 days) and a more than full-day increase since bottoming out at 16.0 days in 2014.

Contributor: Katie Dennis | Published: 14 May 2018

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Friday will be biggest ever bonus day in UK

More people than ever before are expected to get an extra gift from their bosses by this Friday (22 December) as employers spend millions on festive bonuses and parties to counter threats of skill and worker shortages in 2018.

Contributor: Alastair Graham, Spokesperson – PIF | Published: 22 December 2017

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Half of UK workers don’t use their full holiday allowance

Almost half the British workforce do not use their full holiday allowance because “they don’t have the time”, according to new research commissioned by Monarch Airlines. Comment from Rob Foulkes, Head of Digital & Marketing - Monarch.

Contributor: Rob Foulkes | Published: 20 August 2017