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Bias is still alive and kicking at work

A worrying 58 percent of UK professionals think leaders have a bias towards those who look, think or act like them; Over half (57 percent) of respondents say there have been occasions where their career progression has been limited due to their background Just 35 percent professionals trust their leaders to deliver change on diversity and inclusion.

Contributor: Yvonne Smyth | Published: 1 November 2018

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The top three demotivators in the workplace 

A new study from has found that over seven in ten UK employees want their employers to do more to motivate them. The research by Reward Gateway, which surveyed over 2,000 UK employees, found that the less motivated an employee is, the more likely they are to value their salary as a motivator.

Contributor: Rob Boland | Published: 31 October 2018

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Don’t be haunted by Halloween – dos and don’ts to trouble free workday

For many employers the realisation that Halloween falls mid-week will send a shiver down the spine. While the annual fright fest can bring out the ghoulish side of even the best-behaved employee, there’s no need to ban celebrations altogether. Contributor Donald MacKinnon, Director of Legal Services - Law At Work.

Contributor: Donald MacKinnon | Published: 31 October 2018

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Third of remote workers contract back pain

Ergonomic working practices are not being extended to home workers; 37 percent of home workers say they have experienced new back pain since they began working from home. 58 percent of employees say they received no help or guidance from their employer on how to set up a workstation at home that supports healthy posture

Contributor: Stuart Nottingham | Published: 12 October 2018

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Most irritating co-worker habits revealed

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.

Contributor: Charles Bloom | Published: 19 August 2018

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“Touch Base” Most-Hated Phrase For Second Year In a Row

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”.

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 17 July 2018

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Why are work deaths rising?

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.

Contributor: Craig Foyle | Published: 9 July 2018

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Jaguar Land Rover factory closures would be “economic car crash”

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.

Contributor: Stuart Richards | Published: 7 July 2018

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Automation – UK marketers burying their heads in the sand

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.

Contributor: Andrew Filev | Published: 7 June 2018