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Happiness at work is “a sorry state of affairs”

Deborah Frost, Chief Executive of Personal Group said: “At first glance these survey results seem to paint a bleak picture of UK workplaces in 2019, but the number of employees who feel they are working as efficiently as possible has actually increased year on year.

Contributor: Deborah Frost | Published: 28 May 2019

Under-resourced workplaces and poor performers driving stress

Personal financial worries are adding to the stress mix with one in three (30 percent) employees admitting they struggle to stay on top of their finances while remaining fully committed at work highlighting the need for employers to address the issue of financial wellness in the workplace.

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 19 April 2019

Birmingham suffers twice as many fatal work accidents than national average

In the region, North Warwickshire and South Staffordshire saw the most accidents per 100,000 workers, with 851 (almost three times the national average) and 584 respectively. The safest area in the region was Worcester, with just 1.96 injuries per 100,000 workers – down 19 percent year on year.

Contributor: Phil Barker | Published: 30 January 2019

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Over 1.5 billion personal documents are printed in the workplace per year

With fewer consumers having a printer at home, just how much and how often are Britain’s workforce printing personal documents at work? Over three-quarters (77 percent)1 of Brits regularly print personal documents while at work, with an average of thirteen pages being printed per person, per month, according to new research.

Contributor: Lee Weymouth | Published: 6 January 2019

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Most employees say “baah… humbug” to gifting their boss

A study of 1,000 UK workers published in the Most Generous Time of the Year Study by Perkbox, the UK’s fastest growing employee benefits platform, revealed that 90 percent of employees don’t gift their boss a present during the Christmas season.

Contributor: Chieu Cao | Published: 2 January 2019

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Biggest work wind ups revealed, and some are gross

Are these the things that wind you up the most at work? Messy toilets are Brits’ biggest workplace annoyance, Ebuyer has discovered in a poll of 2,000 office workers. The tech retailer found that, as well as questionable toilet hygiene, sinks left piled high with dirty crockery take second place, whilst people who leave printers jammed are a close third.

Contributor: Beth Wadlow | Published: 21 July 2018

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Cool workplaces really do attract talent

The survey of 1,200 workers found that the younger generation were the most likely to look for work in companies with ‘funky’ workplaces, with 81.2 percent of millennials and generation Z workers agreeing to this. The study explored how UK professionals felt about working in a cool environment and the effect it has on their outputs at work.

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 28 June 2018

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UK employees pressured to work overtime by fear of being judged

Workers in Birmingham are the most likely to stay at work after hours to keep up appearances, with 44 percent of the city’s workforce impacted by a growing trend known as presenteeism. Employees throughout the country feel pressured to work overtime because they fear their colleagues and bosses will think they don’t work hard enough if they leave on time.

Contributor: Grace Marshall | Published: 26 April 2018

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Starbucks closes 8000 US branches for racial bias training

Business in the Community’s Race at Work report found that less than half of UK employers conduct equality, diversity and inclusion training. Our recent ‘Is Britain Biased?’ research, found that 18-24 year olds have the highest racial bias in the UK compared to other age groups.

Contributor: Sandra Kerr | Published: 19 April 2018

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Brit ambition burns despite protracted tough times and uncertainty

Most people say they will actively pursue their dreams in 2018; Half of Brits admit they have failed to make their dreams a reality previously; Exeter is the most ambitious city in the UK; top ambition for Britain is starting a business; Britons cite money, access to tech and confidence as their biggest barriers. Contributor Steven Bartlett, CEO and founder of Social Chain.

Contributor: Steven Bartlett, CEO and founder of Social Chain | Published: 5 December 2017