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The creeping tide of tiredness at work

The research, commissioned by Sealy UK, reveals 28 percent of people have arrived late to work because of a lack of sleep whilst almost a fifth have actually feigned an illness and not gone into work at all because they are tired.

Contributor: Dr. Sarah Jarvis | Published: 15 March 2019

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The 2019 Top Employers to work for in the UK revealed

Phil Sproston, UK Country Manager at the Top Employers Institute, says, “This year’s Top Employers are really leading the way when it comes to creating progressive ‘people-first’ HR practices. We’ve seen outstanding best practice across every aspect of the employee lifecycle.

Contributor: David Plink | Published: 11 February 2019

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Half of workers want flexy seven-day week over conventional five-day

The research shows that employees no longer want to be chained to the Industrial Revolution-inspired 9-5 working week, Monday to Friday. While employers increasingly offer a four-day week as a sweetener, this is not the right fit for all employees.

Contributor: Mathias Linnemann | Published: 5 February 2019

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Curse of the pointless meetings that will cost $541bn in 2019

The report is a comprehensive look at the time taken up by cancelled or unnecessary meetings, inefficient ways of working and preferred methods of meeting and features expert comment from organisational academics and psychologists. 

Contributor: Gabriele Ottino | Published: 4 February 2019

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Sunday fear… do you suffer?

One in five UK workers confessed they would ‘remove’ a particular colleague when quizzed on the one thing they would change in their job. The results, from a survey of 2,000 UK workers, show most lose almost an entire day thinking about the week ahead rather than switching off and enjoying the whole weekend. 

Contributor: Mark Rhodes | Published: 27 January 2019

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Revealed: how trouble brews at work

The research also uncovered that 94 percent of employees find physical contact in the workplace acceptable, from a fist pump (32 percent), to almost a fifth (17 percent) citing a kiss on the cheek as fine. A further 52 percent think a pat on the shoulder is acceptable.

Contributor: Ricky Martin | Published: 24 January 2019

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Lack of appreciation is causing people to leave in droves

More than a third of ambitious workers are dissatisfied in their current jobs, citing poor relationships with their managers and a lack of development opportunities as the reasons they’re planning to seek new jobs, according to The Institute of Leadership & Management’s latest survey.

Contributor: Kate Cooper | Published: 11 January 2019

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Youth criminal records – a life sentence for many

Unlock, the UK’s leading charity for people with convictions, has today published research on the impact of criminal records acquired in childhood and early adulthood. Contributor Christopher Stacey, Co-director – Unlock. New data in the report, A life sentence for young people, shows that hundreds of thousands of people are being affected every year, and often many decades later, because of mistakes they made when they were children or young adults. In the last 5 years alone, over 2.25 million youth criminal records were disclosed on standard/enhanced checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) that were over 15 years old.

Contributor: Christopher Stacey | Published: 15 May 2018

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“Don’t show me the money, show me meaningful work”!

In the UK, meaningful work emerged as the single largest contributor at 30 percent, 3 points above the global average. Meaningful work ensures that employees’ skills and talents are being fully utilized and there is greater alignment to shared, core values.

Contributor: Globoforce’s WorkHuman Research Institute in partnership with IBM’s Smarter Workforce Institute | Published: 28 December 2017