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[ 16 Nov 2018 | No Comment ]

Life changing events do not come any bigger than having a baby. It sounds like an obvious statement, but it’s not until you experience it that you really understand how profoundly true it is. Even your name has changed – now, you are Mum and the person you were begins to seem like someone from a different world.
That is a fact that comes sharply into focus for those who choose to return to work after a period of maternity leave. On the surface, everything looks more or less the same, …

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[ 10 Nov 2018 | No Comment ]

The attention spans of time-poor UK workers are suffering as a result of multi-screening across their devices at work when they should be concentrating.
According to a survey of 1,002 UK workers in full or part-time employment carried out by Probrand.co.uk, 89% confess to ‘tech multi-tasking’ – or checking their devices during meetings.
A further 81% are also guilty of doing so when they are actually carrying out other tasks at work.
Checking emails is the number one task Brits will compulsively undertake in this manner. However, bosses need not worry too much, as in these cases at least, workers are it seems focused on something else …

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[ 8 Nov 2018 | No Comment ]

Traditional employee benefits like flexi-time and sabbaticals are declining in popularity, giving way to a growing demand for social and learning-based perks at work.
A study of 2,315 UK workers published in the 2018 Great Perk Search Report by Perkbox, the UK’s fastest growing employee benefits platform, employees are increasingly keen for companies to offer them clubs and activities that they can enjoy with their colleagues, such as knitting and book clubs.
These were more popular amongst workers than even ‘traditional’ benefits like sabbatical opportunities (64/100), free drinks on Fridays (69/100), Christmas parties (73/100) and flexi-time (83/100) – with …

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[ 8 Nov 2018 | No Comment ]
Uk tenants are happier than ever

A recent report has shown that tenants in private rental property in the UK are more satisfied than ever before with their current rental accommodation. The UK housing market has been experiencing considerable changes over the past few years. We’ve witnessed an economic crash, the growth of the private rental sector and changing tax policies that have affected everyone. One key trend is the increase in renters in the UK, and recent research has shown the high quality of UK rental accommodation and widely satisfied tenants.
There are more tenants than …

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[ 6 Nov 2018 | No Comment ]

A new study has revealed how much you need to save around the world, whether you’ve been laid off or want to quit your job, to start a web-based venture
Quebec, Canada is the best city if you want to quit your job for launching an online business, requiring an individual to save £14,380, the equivalent of 4.6 months salary.
17 cities across Canada, France, Belgium, Italy, Norway, Finland and Switzerland in the index offer sufficient unemployment benefits so that if an individual was laid off from their job, they could launch …

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[ 31 Oct 2018 | No Comment ]

TIME-POOR workers in law and accountancy are not doing anything to relieve stress outside of work – ironically often due to not having the time – according to new research out today.
A survey of 1,015 UK adults in employment carried out by learning marketplace, Obby.co.uk, revealed that professional services workers – such as those in accountancy and law – are the worst in the UK at actually taking the time to relieve their stress levels, with 58% admitting they do ‘little or nothing’ to manage these.
Professional services workers were closely followed by …

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[ 31 Oct 2018 | No Comment ]

Whether you work in an office or work from home, did you know that your surroundings mahe a difference to how you feel? Southern Office Furniture asked over 350 employees based in the UK “How important do you think workplace design is in terms of work satisfaction and engagement?”  and you can see the results in the infographic.
The vast majority of people did think design had an effect, and that’s certainly true for me.
When I work from home, I have a desk I love, the right chair, and …

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[ 27 Oct 2018 | No Comment ]

The average Brit will spend 3,507 full days hard at work during their lifetime –  including 204 days of overtime, it has emerged.
Researchers found they will also think about quitting their job 16 times a year, and will retrain for an entirely new role twice over the course of their working life.
Additionally the average worker will put in 34 hours and 26 minutes of work a week, totalling 1,791 hours a year, and 84,171 hours in the course of their career.
They will also keep their nose to the grindstone for …

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[ 23 Oct 2018 | No Comment ]

As more and more women are staying in the workplace after having children – and often full time – parents are demanding greater flexibility, but dads are still being held back by old-fashioned policies and fears that their employer will react negatively to requests to work flexibly, according to two new Workingmums.co.uk surveys.
While the annual survey, sponsored by McDonald’s, shows 59% of mums say their partner doesn’t work flexibly and only 4% say their partner works part time, a survey of dads shows overwhelming demand for flexible working among men with 73% saying they are considering …

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[ 19 Oct 2018 | No Comment ]

More than a quarter of British workers say they have experienced discrimination in the workplace, research has revealed.
The study found prejudice towards gender, race and age is still commonplace in UK businesses, but a youth-driven revolution could be underway to counter it.
Generation Z (under 25s) are twice as likely to believe employers should do more to promote inclusion than Baby Boomers (over 55s).
And they are twice as likely to question the status quo on equal opportunities too, according to the study, commissioned to mark National Inclusion Week.
Half of Gen-Z believe …