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Tech seriously needs role models for young women

New research commissioned by Samsung, reveals that while two thirds (67%) of 18-25-year-old can imagine a future career in tech, an overwhelming amount (91%) say there are barriers to even considering a role in the industry.

Contributor: Tanya Weller, Marketing Director - Samsung UK and Ireland | Published: 17 March 2023

UK businesses must prioritise skills development to remain agile

New research from LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, finds that nearly half (43%) of UK C-level leaders are focused on upskilling and reskilling their workforce, while a third (33%) are strategically redeploying employees into growth areas to weather the current climate. 

Contributor: LinkedIn | Published: 24 February 2023

Brits lead the world in prioritising relaxation over remuneration

"This could be because the UK has such stressful working conditions that the average employee can only dream of getting away from — that employers in the UK aren’t giving workers what they want or need.  Treating your staff right is the way to success.  That means more flexible, remote and part-time options, improving workplace culture, and doing more to ensure people don’t burn-out from stress and unrealistic workloads."

Contributor: Victoria Short, Chief Executive - Randstad UK | Published: 22 February 2023

HR advised to promote whistleblowing policies

HR managers and directors are being encouraged to review their whistleblowing processes in light of new research revealing a low awareness and trust among employees.

Contributor: Joanna Lewis MD - Safecall | Published: 16 February 2023

Top tips for employees who face redundancy

Facing redundancy can be an intimidating time, therefore it is important for employees to be aware of their rights and have a clear overview of their finances. WEALTH at work have provided an overview of some of the key areas that employees will need to understand if they are made redundant:

Contributor: Jonathan Watts-Lay, Director - WEALTH at work | Published: 14 February 2023

“Desk bombing” and other need-to-know terms for 2023

The past year has given rise to a multitude of new terms used to describe different employee behaviours that have appeared since the pandemic, from ‘quiet constraint’ to ‘desk bombing’ and more.

Contributor: Editor | Published: 25 December 2022

Put investment in employee engagement on hold at your peril

Employee engagement is far from being a luxury, says engagement research expert, The Survey Initiative. Investing in employee engagement in this turbulent economic climate is a helpful defence against the additional, and often unpredictable costs of higher staff turnover and recruitment, as well as increased absenteeism and lower productivity.

Contributor: Gary Cattermole, Director, The Survey Initiative | Published: 24 December 2022

Healthcare bosses urged to focus on engagement, not just pay

Healthcare leaders are being urged not to focus entirely on pay as a ‘silver bullet’ to reverse long-term attrition and understaffing – following a new report which highlights the impact of inadequate communication, stressful conditions and a lack of flexibility on staff wellbeing and retention.

Contributor: Laura ODonnell | Published: 12 December 2022