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The rise of remote working and its benefits

In recent years we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of people working from home. While some companies have been quick to jump on the bandwagon, others have been slow on the uptake because they fear the repercussions. While … Continue reading

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Workplace health problems are costing Britain £77.5bn a year

A survey carried out by the insurance provider, Vitality has revealed that health-related lost productivity in Britain’s workplaces is costing the UK economy an incredible £77.5bn a year. The report in question, titled Britain’s Healthiest Workplace, also revealed a sharp … Continue reading

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Why we need diversity in the workplace

Diversity in the workplace has been a hot topic for quite some time now. With so many discussions taking place about it in the media and on company boards, it would be natural to assume that this is an area … Continue reading

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The perks which can stop your employees from quitting

With so much to think about when it comes to recruitment and the day-to-day running of a business, benefits are something which are often overlooked by employers. As well as being a fantastic way to attract quality candidates to your … Continue reading

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UK employment rate hits record figures

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that the number of people in employment in the UK has reached a record 32.7 million. Although the country is facing a period of uncertainly, the 76.1% employment rate experienced … Continue reading

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How to avoid making a bad hire

Recruitment is difficult to get right and sometimes no matter how thorough you are throughout the process, a candidate you thought would be the perfect fit, isn’t. While this can and does happen from time-to-time, if you’re regularly left doubting … Continue reading

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Heavy workloads and lack of development is taking a toll on employee happiness

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) UK Working Lives survey, many of us feel overworked and are lacking opportunities to progress in our careers. More specifically, it was found that overall happiness is being dragged down … Continue reading

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The importance of soft skills in the workplace

When screening candidates during the recruitment process, most companies will look at qualifications and experience. While these are of course very important, something that organisations often overlook is soft skills. What are soft skills? Soft skills are general attributes that … Continue reading

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Nine in 10 UK workers say they’ve been affected by mental health issues

According to research carried out by the consultancy firm, Accenture, an incredible 90% of UK workers have experienced mental health issues. The survey which was carried out in October 2018 through the YouGov Omnibus service, revealed the different ways in … Continue reading

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Survey reveals that employers are struggling to provide a good candidate experience

According to the Good Recruitment Benchmark Report, employers continue to struggle to provide a positive candidate experience during the recruitment process. Unsurprisingly, candidates who are rejected at the CV or telephone-screening stage receive notably weaker messages in terms of content … Continue reading

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