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Study reveals the sheer dread of job application rejections

Being rejected for a job is one of the most stressful aspects of looking for work, a new study has found. Research among 1,200 adults showed that four out of five admitted they felt stressed when trying to get work. Jobs site CV-Library said finding a suitable job topped the list of stresses, followed by […]

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THE 20 BEST WORKPLACE CULTURE AND LEADERSHIP COMPANIES TO WORK FOR – AS CHOSEN BY THEIR PEOPLE

The 20 companies with the best workplace culture and leadership development – as chosen by employees – have been named in new research by professional management body the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and job site Glassdoor. Second was hospitality tech firm, Fourth, which promotes a split leadership structure, clearly distinguishing between two types of manager: […]

Brand loyalty

SURVEY REVEALS THE FIVE BIGGEST FEARS WE HAVE ABOUT OUR CAREERS

What scares you most about your career? Interviews can be terrifying while the thought of giving a public presentation can send shivers down your spine. If these sound familiar, don’t worry, you’re not alone. New research from marketing recruitment specialists, Forward Role, has revealed what people fear most about their job. 13% of people said […]

Woman security

BRITISH WORKERS HAVE NO TIME FOR FREE TIME DUE TO LONG HOURS

Almost half of British adults feel they have ‘very limited’ free time for themselves during the working week, according to new research. According to the survey of 1,000 UK adults in full or part-time work, commissioned by vape and e-liquid etailer, ElectricTobacconist.co.uk, 43% say this is the case. This was a cause of concern for […]

Sports Direct

UNION ACCUSES SPORTS DIRECT OF BACKTRACKING ON PROMISE OVER ZERO-HOURS CONTRACTS

Unite, the union, has accused Sports Direct of breaking promises to offer store staff guaranteed hours rather than zero-hours contracts. At its shareholders’ meeting last year, the retailer said it would offer staff who requested it a certain number of hours a week. But 12 months later Unite said Sports Direct was still advertising for […]

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HALF OF UK WORKERS ‘TOO BUSY’ TO TAKE THEIR FULL HOLIDAY ALLOWANCE

Almost half the British workforce do not use their full holiday allowance because “they don’t have the time”, according to new research commissioned by Monarch Airlines1. The travel experts polled 2,000 Brits on their attitudes towards using their holiday allowance, work/life balance and time management skills, to discover that Brits are not taking advantage their […]

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WORKERS ARE SPENDING MORE ON LUNCH THAN ON THEIR ANNUAL UTILITY BILL

Lunchtime spending is on the rise; almost a third (31%) of Brits in work or full time education admit to going shopping during their lunch break, and of these, 70% do so once a week or more, according to new research by Wonga, with the average millennial (18 -34 year olds) now spending approximately £245² […]