Future of Work

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CBI criticises use of short term policies to improve skills base

The latest measures to improve Britain’s skills base are not working, the CBI employers’ group has warned. The organisation, which represents the UK’s biggest companies, said programmes such as the apprenticeship levy had “alienated” firms. CBI managing director Neil Carberry criticised successive governments’ short-term approach to tackling the country’s skills shortage. “We need a skills […]

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Unhealthy employees now cost organisations six weeks a year lost productivity

Research from the 2017 Britain’s Healthiest Workplace survey (BHW), a study of almost 32,000 workers across all UK industries, has revealed that employees lose, on average, the equivalent of 30.4 days of productive time each year as they take time off sick and underperform in the office as a result of ill-health (otherwise known as […]

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Samsung investigates what makes a good day at work

SMEs are spending nearly three and a half hours on sales and close to three hours on marketing a week to drive new business, with IT accounting for two hours and 47 minutes, and office management almost three hours, according to research by Samsung Electronics. The findings, which are part of Samsung’s “More Good Days […]