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IoD chair Lady Judge resigns after allegations of racism, sexism and bullying

Leading businesswoman Lady Judge has resigned after allegations of racism, sexism, and bullying. The chairwoman of the bosses’ group the Institute of Directors (IoD) had been suspended pending an investigation into the claims. Deputy chairman Sir Ken Olisa has also resigned, citing “powerful forces” within the organisation. A recording of controversial remarks made by Lady […]


Female workers at Barclays earn up to 43% less than men

Female employees earn up to 43.5% less at Barclays than men, according to gender pay gap figures it has submitted to the government. Only 28 of the 1,154 companies that have reported the figures have a higher median hourly pay gap than Barclays. Barclays chief executive Jes Staley said it had “more work to do” so women […]

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Are you one of the UK’s happiest workers?

Older  male workers employed by micro-businesses within marketing, communications or advertising are happier at work than any other age group, according to new research. A survey of 1,024 UK workers, by workplace incentives and rewards provider, One4all Rewards, and published in The 2018 Happiness Survey, surveyed employees from different age groups, genders and industries, asking […]

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How to keep both introverts and extroverts in the workplace happy

Research from office furniture supplier, DBI Furniture has found 60% of workers don’t think that their employers are catering for their individual needs. Nick Pollitt, Managing Director of the firm truly believes that a lot more can be done to facilitate the needs of every employee making them feel as comfortable as possible in their […]

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No such thing as a proper break: Employees are addicted to being busy

Employees are no longer utilising their daily breaks during the working day to wind down and take time out, according to new research. A survey of 1,000 British adults published by ElectricTobacconist.co.uk as part of the Take a Break Report 2017, revealed that almost 1 in 3 (30%) Brits take a short break at least […]