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Southern Trains crippled again as workers show solid support for strike over safety

Rail workers solidly supported a strike yesterday in a long running dispute over the role of conductors, crippling train services. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union on Southern Railway have walked out, causing fresh travel misery for passengers already suffering delays. Southern services have been hit by staff shortages for weeks, leading to […]

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Two in three young workers admit to faking workloads to get ahead

Over two thirds (67 per cent) of 18-26 year olds have admitted to ‘faking’ the extent of their workloads by staying late at the office beyond their contracted hours, according to a YouGov poll commissioned by global technology company Ricoh. These findings are included in a new report – titled ‘Overhauling a culture of ‘presenteeism’ […]

Euro 2016

Four in ten workers will pull a sickie to watch Euro 2016 matches

With Euro 2016 well under way and England playing Wales on Thursday excitement is building among fans, many of whom are planning unauthorised absences in order to watch their country compete. An anonymous social media poll conducted by ELAS asked: “Would you pull a sickie in order to watch any of your teams Euro2016 matches?” […]


Metro Bank Chief Donaldson voted top Chief Exec by employees

The boss of Metro Bank has been voted the highest rated chief executive in the UK. Craig Donaldson won the accolade in the annual employees’ award run by jobs website Glassdoor. Metro Bank was founded in the uk six years ago with a remit of providing excellent customer service and high levels of employee engagement. […]

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One in three workers feel their their boss simply ignores them

Research of 2009 UK workers by the One4all Rewards Spotlight Awards, which recognises and rewards workers’ contributions, found as many as 41% believe this to be true most or some of the time. The data suggests that to get noticed, many workers feel that they have to work outside of their normal hours of employment, […]

4 in 10 workers find most meetings boring

Four in ten workers find most meetings pointless and get bored or distracted

Many workers admit to being bored or distracted during meetings, and let their attention wander Four out of 10 (43%) UK employees find most work meetings pointless, according to research from hotel chain Radisson Blu UK. The Meetings Psychology Study found that almost a quarter (23%) admit to being easily distracted and bored during conference calls and colleague get-togethers, […]


LinkedIn survey reveals the extent of the employee engagement gap

Employers may not be trying as hard to engage their workers as they think they are. Roughly half of U.S. workers would not recommend their current employer to a job-seeking peer, according to new research from LinkedIn and Mars Drinks, the beverage arm of global food company Mars Inc. To conduct the study, LinkedIn surveyed 1,015 of its users–representing large companies with […]