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[ 12 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

A SHOCKING number of UK adults don’t know how to manage their finances in a responsible manner, according to new research.
A survey of 1,000 UK adults, carried out by Creditfix, the UK’s largest personal insolvency practice, found that only 34% of Brits admit they feel ‘in control’ of their finances. An overwhelming number (57%) said they couldn’t even confirm the amount of money in their bank account at that current time.
The research also reveals that only 1 in 5 (20%) British adults log their outgoings each month to keep track …

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[ 11 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

Three quarters of mums are struggling to find the time to plough their way through a string of arduous ‘life admin’ tasks, according to a survey by Well Pharmacy. Which jobs are on your list? I’ve ditched number 6 altogether but there are quite a few still left on mine!
THE TOP 25 PIECES OF LIFE ADMIN MUMS ARE PUTTING OFF
1. Fixing something in the house
2. Going to the doctors
3. Having a hair cut
4. Booking an eye test
5. Tending to the garden
6. Doing the ironing
7. Going to the dentist
8. Posting a …

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[ 10 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

A quarter of women have actively avoided careers because they are perceived to be ‘men only’- including construction, bus driving and politics, a study found.
Researchers who polled 2,000 employed Brits found around a fifth of females are stuck in a job they don’t enjoy.
And just one in 10 have managed to get the career they’d always hoped for.
A third believe they have missed out on roles because of their gender and 32 per cent feel they have been passed over for promotions for the same reason.
Further to this, 67 per …

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[ 9 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

According to research by The Open University Business, the total cost of the UK skills shortage is £6.3 billion a year and SMEs, which make up a large portion of businesses in the UK, shoulder the majority of the cost. Around 69% of SMEs think that large employers monopolise the best talent, and that they are unable to compete by raising salaries or spending significantly on recruitment strategies.  John Williams, Head of Marketing & Research at Instant Offices, has provided insightful ways on how SMEs can use social media as …

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[ 7 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

A new scan which assesses how inclusive an organisation is towards women has been developed by Vlerick Business School.
The scan surveys HR professionals and diversity and inclusion professionals at organisations, in order to assess how successfully they are approaching gender diversity in their HR processes and procedures. Based on the answers, the researchers are able to make an assessment of the maturity level of the company.
The questionnaire focuses on inclusivity in seven different key strategic business areas;
–              Vision and strategic policy
–              Leadership
–              HR and personnel policy
–              Internal communication
–              Quality assurance …

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[ 5 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

Over six million Brits have signed a petition to revoke Article 50 and remain in the European Union – one of the largest ever recorded on the Parliament website. It is clear that as deadlines loom, a nation remains confused about Brexit, what it means and how much of an impact it will have on them.
With negotiations at an impasse, and critical decisions on how, and if, Britain should withdraw from the EU yet to be made, a new survey from Instant Offices reveals only one fifth of Small to …

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[ 4 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

UK’s gender gap has fallen to its lowest level ever for full-time employees at 8.6%, according to the ONS. Despite the slight progress, the average woman in the workplace still earns less than the average man with the gap even wider for women aged over 40 at 12.8%.
With this in mind, Lucinda Pullinger, Global Head of HR at  Instant Offices investigates what forward-thinking steps businesses can take to help bridge the gap further.
According to the World Economic Forum, it could take 217 years to completely close the gender pay gap on a global …

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[ 4 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

One in five Brits have a ‘side hustle’ to make extra cash on top of their salary, according to a study. Researchers who polled 2,000 adults found those budding entrepreneurs have an average of two side projects. According to the report, one in 10 even juggles four extra enterprises. And another four in 10 would like to start one.
While men are more likely to already have a side venture on the go, more women are considering one for the future.
Commissioned by notonthehighstreet, the research also found of the women who …

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[ 28 Mar 2019 | No Comment ]

Tax-Free Childcare is a government scheme that helps working parents with childcare costs. This includes the self-employed. If you are eligible,  as a self-employed parent you could get up to £2,000 per child, per year to spend on childcare. To find out if you are eligible and see what help you could get, go to Childcare Choices and use the Childcare Calculator. It’s easy to use and should take around 5 minutes to complete.
 

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[ 25 Mar 2019 | No Comment ]

A recent report has revealed 64% of managers admit to prioritising the interests of their organization above staff wellbeing. Even more worryingly, just 16% of employees felt able to speak up about mental health issues to their manager.
Change can only happen when people speak out, and this is a significant issue that affects so many in the workplace and wider society. Numbers and statistics can provide a framework, but for every person battling with mental health, numbers don’t matter, what matters are the actions of others.
Within every business, there will …