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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

Football and Christmas parties: Match made in heaven or HR nightmare?

The second and third Fridays in December are traditionally the big Christmas party nights but, this year, the World Cup is also happening… So, what impact will this have on Christmas parties and what HR considerations could there be?

Contributor: Alan Price, CEO BrightHR | Published: 11 December 2022

Continued stalled decisions are impacting business momentum

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today revealed the results of a study which reveals that post-pandemic fear is hurting businesses as leaders drag their heels on making big decisions about their future. Surveying 1,000 business executives across the UK last month, research shows that 65% of businesses are frustrated about having to invest more capital due to avoidable delays in decision-making, putting the CFO in a powerful position in 2022 as leaders attempt to break this financial deadlock.

Contributor: Mark Seaman, Head of New Business Development - Samsung UK | Published: 25 November 2022

Eight-out-of-ten job roles have a gender pay gap

Analysis of the ONS' latest gender pay gap data by HR systems provider Ciphr finds that 8 in 10 occupations in the UK have a gender pay gap

Contributor: Emma-Louise Jones - Ciphr | Published: 24 November 2022

Web searches for ‘cost of living’ rose by 1,590 percent

Research by HR software provider Ciphr reveals some of the most common Google searches around the cost-of-living crisis – highlighting what’s worrying people the most as living costs continue to rise

Contributor: Emma-Louise Jones, Ciphr | Published: 3 November 2022