Future of Work

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BUSINESSES NEED TO DO MORE TO SUPPORT THEIR CARING WORKFORCE

  New research from My Family Care and enei has found that UK businesses are not doing enough to support their caring workforce – therefore running the risk of a talent retention crisis. In a survey of 1,000 consumers and 100 employers, research found that 40% of carers don’t get the support they need from friends, […]

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NHS NEEDS EVIDENCE-BASED TARGETS

Commenting on the announcement on waiting time standards [NHS England to scrap key waiting time targets and end weekly reporting of A&E figures], NHS Confederation Chief Executive Rob Webster has released a statement. He said: “Simplifying hospital waiting time measures so that providers are no longer penalised for doing the right thing for patients is a welcome […]

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55% OF SMALL BUSINESSES WOULD CONSIDER OTHER EMPLOYEE BENEFITS WHEN IMPLEMENTING AUTOMATIC ENROLMENT PENSIONS

A survey of small business employers (with 2-49 employees) for Canada Life Group Insurance has found that more than half (55%) are prepared to consider other employee benefits when implementing pensions auto-enrolment. With an estimated 1.08 million businesses of this size due to enrol after June 1st 2015, this potentially translates as 594,000 businesses that […]

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Trends Global Human Capital Trends 2015

Deloitte’s The Human Capital Trends 2015 report highlights 10 trends that are reshaping the nature of work and the ways organizations approach talent management. Global organizations today must navigate a “new world of work”—one that requires a dramatic change in strategies for leadership, talent, and human resources. In this new world of work, the barriers […]

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ACCOR ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO WORK IN THE UK

Accor, the world’s leading hotel operator, has been recognised as one of the UK’s Best Places to Work for the fourth year running by The Great Place to Work Institute, a workplace assessment consultancy. Accor ranked 17th in this year’s ‘large’ category, which featured companies with more than 500 employees. The award recognises Accor’s longstanding […]

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Getting the Right Balance For Employee Engagement

Employee engagement and happiness is definitely one of the hot topics of the moment. There are hundreds of studies out there that have already (and continue to) come out that show how low employee engagement is around the world (only 13% of employees are engaged and 87% are not). Low employee engagement numbers correlate and often directly cause […]

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Changing the Way We See Engagement in the Workplace

Research shows that we may need to change the way we manage people (end appraisals?), change the work environment (open offices? nap rooms? ping pong tables?), and change who we hire (are we hiring the right people for our mission, culture and values? are we assessing well?). All these things tend to go well beyond the typical engagement […]

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How to achieve sustainable employee engagement

Employee engagement can be a key driver of business success, but unless it is matched with wellbeing support and good stress policies, the effects can be counter-productive says Andy Gibson You will often hear people say that “a little bit of stress is good for you”. The argument goes that we need a little stress […]