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Most embarrassing spelling mistakes at work

More than half of UK adults (56 percent) would judge someone based on their spelling, according to new research by Oxford Open Learning Trust. The distance learning provider surveyed 2,000 UK adults, looking into the importance Brits place on spelling and accuracy and whether we feel embarrassed by our mistakes. Comment Dr Nick Smith, courses director and founder - Oxford Open Learning Trust.

Contributor: Dr Nick Smith | Published: 14 September 2017

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CEOs of small businesses covering HR

Time spent on HR by CEOs equates to £18,700 – 21 per cent of the median average salary for a CEO). Research from breatheHR, a HR software platform, uncovered that CEOs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are losing a fifth of their working week to HR activity, which includes a long list of admin tasks from signing off expenses to logging sickness absences. Comment Jonathan Richards, CEO – breatheHR.

Contributor: Jonathan Richards | Published: 9 September 2017

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NHS clinical negligence – the colossal cost of litigation

In response to the publication of the NAO’s report on the costs of clinical negligence in Trusts, Niall Dickson, Chief EWxecutive of the NHS Confederation, which represents health organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, responds.

Contributor: Niall Dickson | Published: 8 September 2017


Top five questions your employees are afraid to ask

Dealing with the boss can be nerve wracking, so it’s unsurprising that one in four (22.5 percent) professionals admitted that there are certain questions they’re afraid to ask their employer, with this figure rising to almost a third (31.3 percent) amongst millennials.

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 1 September 2017

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Critical role of support functions in driving business value

Greater integration between finance, HR, IT and property teams in the strategic planning cycle has the potential to drive substantial value for businesses, new research has found. Comment Vernon Blunt, Strategy and Portfolio Planning Committee - CoreNet UK.

Contributor: Vernon Blunt | Published: 22 August 2017

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Raiders of the work’s fridge

British workers look in the fridge or food cupboard 13 times per day, according to new research. A survey of UK workers carried out by leading household appliances retailer,, revealed Brits look in the fridge 8 times and the cupboards 5 times per day on average. Comment from Mark Kelly, Marketing Manager.

Contributor: Mark Kelly | Published: 16 August 2017

Commuters clocking up 230 million hours on the roads

Shocking new figures underline need for transport investment and fair working conditions. New research from GMB, Britain’s general union, shows how average journey times to work have slowed down over the last five years. Comment from Jude Brimble, GMB National Secretary.

Contributor: Jude Brimble | Published: 6 August 2017

Fear at work – the Gordon Ramsay effect

Hospitality professionals including chefs and bartenders are among the professions considered to be the most intimidating by customers, according to new research. Research of 2,000 UK adults by Fletchers Solicitors, has revealed that 68 percent of Britons rated  hospitality professionals such as chefs and bartenders the most intimidating profession.

Contributor: Alex Kenny | Published: 25 July 2017

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The state of UK job satisfaction revealed

Two-thirds of U.K. workers are currently satisfied in their jobs and 13 percent say they are ‘extremely satisfied’, according to the Qualtrics Pulse – a new 2017 benchmark of how engaged today’s employees feel within their work environments.

Contributor: Qualtrics Pulse | Published: 14 July 2017

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UK employees sweating it out in offices

New survey reveals that employees are willing to give up part of their salary for an office revamp. Employees would also spend a few more hours at work per day if they had improved facilities, increasing team bonding and wellbeing. Comment Jitesh Patel, Chief Executive, Peldon Rose.

Contributor: Jitesh Patel | Published: 5 July 2017