Britons work more hours than anyone else in Europe, according to the EU’s own figures; a total 42 hours and 18 minutes a week. The only other major economy where people spend more than 40 hours a week in the office (on average) is Germany, with 40 hours and 24 minutes.
Published: 19 August 2018
Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, identified what words or phrases irritate UK employees the most in order to highlight to jobseekers the risks of using office jargon and the impact it can have on relationships at work. A new survey reveals that the UK’s most annoying office buzzwords in 2018 are “touch base”, followed by “no brainer”.
Published: 17 July 2018
An increase in the number of people killed in workplace accidents serves as a “stark reminder” of the need for a continued focus on worker protection. There were 144 fatalities in British workplaces in 2017-18, up from 135 in the previous year, according to figures published today by the Health and Safety Executive.
Published: 9 July 2018
Government needs to start thinking of the lives of Britain’s workers – and their families – rather than internal Tory party bickering. GMB, the union for Jaguar Land Rover workers, has responded to the company’s warning they may have to close factories in the wake of a ‘bad’ Brexit.
Published: 7 July 2018
Low-level, repetitive tasks are stifling the flow of creative juices and operational efficiencies. The Digital Work Report 2018, commissioned by Wrike, found a shocking 33 percent of UK marketers say that automation is not something they are considering and 34 percent saying they do not believe it would give their company a competitive edge.
Published: 7 June 2018
Half of business directors avoid making drinks in the office tea round; One third of office workers resent their tea and coffee obligations; Directors and senior managers were most likely to resent brew round responsibilities. Hierarchy in the workplace is thriving when it comes to office brew rounds.
Published: 23 April 2018
Powerful bosses can be “blind” to gaps in workplace connections between employees, finds useful new research by academics in the UK, the US and Germany. The research, just published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, found that feelings of power reduces the ability to perceive opportunities to link people who are not already connected.
Published: 20 April 2018
Workers reveal the bizarre rules UK bosses have enforced on their staff, 16th April 2018. Some say rules are made to be broken and according to research. Almost two thirds (60.2 percent) of Brits have worked for a company that implemented strange or ridiculous rules. What’s more, over half (55.7 percent) confessed that they weren’t happy about having to abide by these.
Published: 18 April 2018
Being the boss can be a tough job, so it’s no wonder that two thirds (62.6 percent) of employers find their employees frustrating from time-to-time. In fact, the number one bugbear for over half (54.2 percent) of UK employers was their staff turning up to work late. That’s according to the latest research from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board.
Published: 16 April 2018
We spend a great deal of our time at work, so it’s not surprising that we form close bonds with our co-workers, often discussing our personal lives with them. Yet despite the importance of these friendships, the majority (91.2 percent) of professionals believe there are some topics you should never discuss with your co-workers.
Published: 5 April 2018