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[ 23 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

By Daniel Whytock, Down Your High Street
Despite advances in digital technology Amazon is investing in high street brick and mortar stores. This sounds positive for the future of the high street. Consumers want the best of both online and offline shopping which means they are looking for convenience, choice, a varied, interesting range of shops and businesses.
The future is with omni-channel retail that seamlessly integrates digital technology. This is a key ingredient for high street survival.
However, retail tech is moving very quickly so high street retailers need to move fast …

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[ 21 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

For the first time in history we are seeing a 5-generation workplace. We are all living longer and healthier lives and many people are choosing to stay on longer delaying retirement. By 2024, about 25% of the workforce is projected to be over the age of 55. That compares to only about 12 percent of the workforce in 1994. In fact, in some workplaces, 55 doesn’t even begin to signify that it’s time to retire. Those in their 60s, 70s, and even 80s also are deciding to stay in place either full …

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[ 15 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

The UK’s largest platform for childcarers and parents has revealed which UK regions are the most expensive for childcare services, with London unsurprisingly topping the list across every service.
Over the last year Childcare.co.uk has analysed the prices its childminders, babysitters, nannies and day nurseries charge per hour across the UK to find the average cost of childcare in each area.
Members of the public can find out what the average childcare cost is in their area here: https://www.childcare.co.uk/costs
Childcare.co.uk has used its data to create a nationwide league table of the most expensive …

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[ 29 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

By Tomas Zalatoris, Clouder
Third party sellers sell their products via sites like Amazon – rather than from their own website. Amazon gains revenue without stocking additional products. It also provides sellers with a platform, with a proven ‘footfall’ – and no need to set up their own ecommerce site from scratch.
Despite the dominance of Amazon and eBay we’ve seen many niche marketplaces start and succeed in recent years. They offer alternatives to more generalised platforms that may not have as much focus on seller and customer support, or may …

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[ 28 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

Workers who are offered the option of flexible working are benefitting UK business, taking less leave and working at increased levels of productivity, according to research.
A study compared the productivity of 1,500 workers who set their own hours or working location against 500 who are not doing so.
Flexible workers said they felt they worked effectively for more of a typical working day than those working a traditional ‘nine-to-five’.
However, three-quarters of flexi workers say they’d be reluctant to leave their current place of work, if a new one didn’t allow the …

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[ 26 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

According to new research conducted by TopCV, the largest CV-writing service in the world, and CV-Library, one of the UK’s largest online job sites, 73 per cent of nearly 2,000 professionals surveyed have been asked an inappropriate or illegal question during an interview.
In fact, when asked about the types of topics they’ve been questioned about in an interview, the following areas were identified as those which interviewees are most commonly quizzed on:

Marital status (38%)
Age (34%)
Criminal convictions (32%)
Disability and illness (25%)
Children and family planning (25%)
Place of birth or ethnicity (25%)
Lifestyle choices …

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[ 20 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

Working previously as a hairdresser, social media sensation Sophie Hinchcliffe known as Mrs Hinch  started her cleaning ‘side hustle’ just 7 months ago. With the rise in social influencers and gig economy platforms, millions of young Brits are following their passions and unleashing their skills by running their own side hustle. With the use of social media platforms, budding entrepreneurs are monopolising on even the most specialist of skillsets to achieve their end goals.
According to a recent survey by Airtasker, 70% of young Brits say they have a second job, …

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[ 17 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

Did you know that 7.5 million UK workers suffer from mental health problems in the office, but 44% do NOT tell their employer? The majority fear revealing their problems will block career progress, with three-fifths worried it will damage relationships with colleagues.
HealthTech startup Mynurva commissioned an independent, nationally-representative survey among more than 2,000 UK adults to uncover the number of full-time workers who suffer from mental health problems; how many of them seek help for their issues; and the main barriers that hold them back from doing so.
The survey found that …

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[ 14 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

Set against the backdrop of the flourishing city of Birmingham, The National Franchise Exhibition will bring together aspiring entrepreneurs with opportunities in franchising at the NEC on 15 & 16 February.
Birmingham is a thriving hub for business, lying at the centre of a £94 billion regional economy. Enterprises based in the UK’s second largest city are within four hours’ travel time of 90% of the UK market, and, with further government investment committed to infrastructure, a multi-million-pound boom is expected for the city.[1]
Those looking to be part of the …

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[ 11 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

Latest research from CV-Library reveals that 77% of the U.K workforce believe that their colleagues don’t work hard enough, leading to negative feelings of job dissatisfaction and demotivation in their role.Data from this research also revealed that over half of employees work with people they dislike or find frustrating, with just over a third indicating that their workplace has a negative atmosphere due to the people around them.
Despite the majority of employees claiming to support their colleagues both in work and personally, 26% admitted to becoming jealous when their co-workers …