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Great resignation is holding back their business growth

The Great Resignation is leading many big businesses in the UK to rethink their organisational approach - 78% say that talent has now overtaken technology as the key priority for business transformation in their organisation.  While almost nine out of ten (88%) of business leaders say acquiring and retaining talent is more important to the business now than it was 18 months ago.  

Contributor: Abakar Saidov, Beamery | Published: 15 November 2021

Why it’s time to rethink payroll

Companies use a variety of resources to make strategic decisions, but not many have considered their payroll provider as a resource to make that next move. Here is an industry perspective that dives into how the payroll department has evolved from a service provider to a strategic partner. Businesses don’t think of payroll providers as strategic partners, but payroll data can enable strategy at the c-suite level with a full suite of advanced payroll reporting tools.

Contributor: Fidelma McGuirk, CEO - Payslip | Published: 25 October 2021

Mental health concerns growing among SME workers

A third (34%) of SMEs have been approached by workers with mental wellbeing concerns since lockdown restrictions began easing in April- following from analysis by employee benefits platform WorkLife’s Small Business Monitor,

Contributor: Steve Bee, Director - WorkLife | Published: 19 October 2021

Problem drinking spike caused by pandemic

Founder of One Year No Beer calls for business owners to be encouraged to offer alcohol-related support to struggling staff A third of Brits reported drinking more frequently due to Covid in the first lockdown Factors include living alone, living with children, impact on psychological wellbeing and being furloughed

Contributor: Ruari Fairbairns, Founder and CEO - One Year No Beer, | Published: 2 September 2021

HR entrepreneur puts sector on map at Best Business Women Awards

Kent-based HR expert, Sophie Forrest of ForrestHR, has helped to raise the profile of the sector as a national finalist for Best Business Services in the prestigious national Best Business Women Awards 2021. Shortlisted for her business acumen, determination, creativity and tenacity from competition from around the country, Sophie hopes to take home gold at the gala final in London on 15th October.

Contributor: Sophie Forrest, Founder - ForrestHR | Published: 30 August 2021

Covid aside, in the big return, don’t overlook common workplace injuries

Due to not being in the office for so long it’s important to be extra cautious, to ensure we reduce the risk of accidents at work. To help, The Compensation Experts outline five ways to keep your employees happy and safe in the office.

Contributor: Louise Fraser - for the Compensation Experts | Published: 16 August 2021

Ageism in work – shut out, forced out and overlooked

More than two thirds (68 per cent) of over-55s feel that the job market is closed to them, despite one in four wanting to work into their 80s, according to a study released today (Monday 9th August 2021). 

Contributor: Lyndsey Simpson, Founder and CEO - 55/Redefined | Published: 10 August 2021

What can be done about employees publicly identified for antisocial behaviour?

Having your employee plastered all over the front pages in a compromising position is not what any employer wants, however, instant dismissal as a reaction to press coverage will almost always be unfair, depending on how long the employee has been with you.

Contributor: Kate Palmer - Peninsula UK | Published: 20 July 2021

Four in ten HR departments less efficient due to COVID-19

Four in 10 businesses in the UK and Ireland believe their HR processes have become less efficient since the start of the pandemic, according to new research from industry specialist, Zellis.  

Contributor: George Dunnett - Zellis | Published: 17 July 2021