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Racist old boys network shutting BAME out of the boardroom 

Independent research by the global human resources director at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), suggests that BAME candidates stand only an eight per cent chance of promotion to chief executive (CEO), chief financial officer (CFO) and other senior director roles as a result of racial prejudice and nepotism that remains “rife” in the UK and international workplaces. 

Contributor: Anuranjita Kumar | Published: 26 November 2019

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Just one in eight employees has a mentor 

Workers across all industries recognise that having a mentor can help them to upskill and set goals, but just 13 percent currently has one, according to a new Opinium Research study commissioned by AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians). 

Contributor: Mark Farrar | Published: 25 September 2019

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Half of employees quit due to poor relationship with their boss

A lack of feeling prepared could lie behind high rates of so-called Imposter Phenomenon Totaljobs has uncovered at managerial levels: a whopping 78 percent of junior managers admitted to feeling like a professional phoney at least once during their careers. 

Contributor: Alexandra Sydney | Published: 14 September 2019

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Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill 

The recommended changes to the Bill are to ensure that all those affected by domestic abuse receive protection and a tailored response to their differing needs. The Committee welcomed the proposed measures in the Bill, but was concerned with ensuring their effectiveness in practice. 

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 30 July 2019

Employees still want regular check-ins with their line managers

New research* from performance management software specialists, Appraisd, has revealed that employees really do value regular conversations with their line managers. 84% of respondents rated check-ins, also known as 1-2-1s, as important, with around a third viewing them as very important.

Contributor: Roly Walter | Published: 23 June 2019

Untidy colleagues major cause of workplace disharmony

‘New research looks at workplace organisation as ‘Tidying Up’ trend hits UK offices’. As Tidying Up star Marie Kondo’s decluttering crusade on Netflix continues to inspire the nation at home, when it comes to organisation at work, it seems the UK isn’t quite as organised, according to research released today.

Contributor: Darryl Brunt | Published: 23 February 2019

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Condemnable unethical workplace behaviour is a growing concern 

Nearly 2/3 of workers have experienced behaviour at work that would “probably result in widespread condemnation” if the public found out, a recent survey has found. Yet 77% said their company made no changes as a result of unethical behaviour being reported and 42% said that had negatively changed their perception of their workplace.

Contributor: Nick Chater | Published: 12 December 2018

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Poor first impressions hitting UK employers hard

Poor first impressions are costing UK business hard-to-find talent, as 48 percent of job applicants say they have been deterred from pursuing a role due to a negative first impression of the organisation.The Hays What Workers Want 2018 report, examines the steps a candidate takes from initial job search through to acceptance of a new role and joining an organisation.

Contributor: Simon Winfield | Published: 15 June 2018

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Jamie Carragher spitting – how would you deal with it?

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher is in hot water, after being caught on video spitting towards a 14 year old girl in a car from his own vehicle after Saturday's Liverpool v Manchester United match. Sky has suspended him, and a spokesperson has publicly reprimanded Carragher for his actions. Here's a look at how employers should handle such incidents that occur outside of the workplace.

Contributor: David Southall | Published: 14 March 2018