Voice of the Employee

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WORKERS UNAWARE OF HOLIDAY RIGHTS BECAUSE OF DIRTY TACTICS BY EMPLOYERS

Half of workers on zero hours contracts and two in five on temporary contracts wrongly believe they are not entitled to paid holidays, a report reveals. A study by Citizens Advice found some employers were misleading workers about holiday entitlement due to bosses’ ignorance, but others were deliberately flouting the law and exploiting workers’ confusion. […]

Chief exec

LESS THAN HALF OF UK WORKERS ARE SATISFIED WITH COMMUNICATIONS FROM THEIR BOSSES

Less than half (43%) of UK office workers are satisfied with the communication they receive from their board of directors. That’s according to the new Generation Now report from Kollective, a leading provider of software-defined enterprise content delivery network solutions, which examines the breakdown in communication between day-to-day workers and senior members of the management team.  Bringing […]

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TECH AND FINANCE COMPANIES DOMINATE THE LIST OF TOP-PAYING ORGANISATIONS

Finance and tech firms dominate a list of the highest paying companies in the UK, offering median salaries of between £80,000 and £110,000 a year, a study shows. US cloud computing company Salesforce were found to be the best payers (£110,000), followed by Facebook (£95,600), consultants McKinsey (£92,800), Deutsche Bank (£90,000) and software firm SAP […]

Uber

ANOTHER UBER BOSS QUITS AS PR DISASTER RIDDEN FIRM CONTINUES TO FACE PEOPLE PROBLEMS

Uber’s head of communications has become the latest executive to leave the embattled ride-sharing firm. Chief executive Travis Kalanick confirmed Rachel Whetstone’s departure in an all-staff email on Tuesday. No reason has been given for her resignation, though it follows months of turbulence at Uber. Ms Whetstone joined the company from Google in 2015. “I […]

Productivity

JUST ONE IN TWO EMPLOYEES SAY THEY ARE PRODUCTIVE AT WORK

Junior members of the workforce are most likely to be disengaged, demotivated and lacklustre about work according to survey on happiness in the UK workplace Personal Group, a leading provider of employee services in the UK, has today unveiled the findings of its Hapi Survey as part of an upcoming report on The Business of […]

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NO THANKS FROM BRITISH BOSSES FOR ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT SERVICE WORKERS

More  than half of administrative and support services bosses are failing to recognise the impact a simple thank you can have on staff retention figures, according to new research. A survey of 1,002 workers by One4all Rewards, as part of the Rewards Review, revealed that 87% of administrative and support service workers reporting they do […]