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What’s behind the surge in “bleisure travel” ? 

Business travel is predicted to surge and bleisure travel has taken off, according to the Global Rescue Spring 2023 Travelers Sentiment and Safety Survey. Seventy percent of business travelers responding say their work-related travel will match or exceed pre-pandemic levels in 2023. The majority of business travelers taking the survey (65%) will include bleisure travel, adding extra days to their business trip for personal or leisure activities.

Contributor: Dan Richards, CEO - Global Rescue Companies | Published: 29 May 2023

Beard ban for Police Scotland raises questions about discrimination

Whilst businesses are able to implement a dress code to suit their needs and responsibilities, forcing an employee to look a certain way or wear certain items of clothing can, in some cases, amount to indirect discrimination.

Contributor: Kate Palmer, HR Advice & Consultancy Director - Peninsula | Published: 11 May 2023

Recruitment gets tougher as workers are less likely to move

The findings highlight workers’ concerns around job security, with cost-of-living increases and the threat of a recession making it more likely that they will stay in their current role.

Contributor: Robert Peasnell, Head of Growth - TMP Worldwide | Published: 23 February 2023

Teacher strikes could cost businesses millions

Employers should start conversations with their staff now to see what arrangements will need to be made in the wake of the strikes.

Contributor: Jenny Marsden, Director of Services at BrightHR | Published: 19 January 2023

Ignore people’s values and watch attrition spike

New research has revealed that a business’s values are now the most important consideration to employees. A devastating 58% of employees who don't feel their current employer shares their values are considering leaving in the next 12 months.

Contributor: Tobin Murphy-Coles - Amba | Published: 16 January 2023

Many businesses at risk going into ‘perma-crisis’ mode

As the acute impacts of the pandemic subside in many countries, organisations worldwide are still set to encounter significant risks in 2023. Experts predict that global risks have the potential to decrease productivity levels, as the cost-of-living crisis and difficult security situation affect employees. That’s according to findings of the International SOS Risk Outlook 2023 report and updated global risk map, which utilise data on the medical and security environment of countries around the world with rankings from “Insignificant” to “Extreme” levels of risk.

Contributor: Sally Llewellyn, Global Security Director, International SOS | Published: 31 December 2022