Employee/Customer Engagement

Hotel chain blames Brexit for shortage of workers and profit fall

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels has blamed a shortage of workers due to Brexit uncertainty for contributing to falling profits. The hotel chain reported a 28% fall in pre-tax profits to £106m for the 12 months to 31 December 2018, compared with the same period in 2017. It said Brexit concerns had affected its UK hotels, […]

Financial stress causes one in four to lose concentration at work

Research from Hastee Pay has found that 25% of UK workers have suffered from a lack of concentration at work due to worry over their personal finances showing productivity could be improved if workers had more control over their earned pay. Of 1,000 workers surveyed, 25% say they have suffered from a lack of concentration […]

Financial stress causes one in four to lose concentration at work

Research from Hastee Pay has found that 25% of UK workers have suffered from a lack of concentration at work due to worry over their personal finances showing productivity could be improved if workers had more control over their earned pay. Of 1,000 workers surveyed, 25% say they have suffered from a lack of concentration […]

Tougher jail terms planned for bosses who mismanage pension funds

Company bosses could face up to seven years in prison if they mismanage employee pension schemes, says Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd. She wants a new offence of “wilfully or recklessly” mismanaging funds. Plans outlined last year for a maximum sentence of two years in prison were toughened up after public consultation. Ms Rudd […]

New spear phishing attacks targeting senior execs at multiple times

Security researchers have uncovered a spear-phishing campaign that involves hackers sending malicious emails to CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, and SVPs at a large number of organisations, asking them to participate in a Doodle poll to reschedule an upcoming board meeting, with the emails linking to an Office 365 credential theft site. According to researchers at security […]

Liverpool announce world record £106M net profit

In their yearly financial results, the Reds made an annual pre-tax profit of £125m – up from £40m – as turnover increased in the 12 months to May 2018 by £90m to £455m, also a record. Liverpool were boosted financially by a run to the Champions League final last season, which earned an estimated £72m. […]

Flybe will wind up company if shareholders reject sales

Flybe has warned shareholders it will wind up the company if they do not back a sale to a consortium led by Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Air. The airline said failure to approve a sale would mean investors were unlikely to get anything for their shares. The airline’s board agreed the £2.2m sale to Connect […]

Workers spending too long sitting on their…

Workers are racking up an average of nine hours sitting-time a day – and when they’re not in a chair or aching because of one, they’re falling out with others over them, research from AXA PPP healthcare has found. The healthcare company’s poll of 2000 people who use a chair during some or most of […]

Working mothers most stressed out part of the workforce

Research released this week shows that working mothers are 18% more stressed than other people, with this figure rising to 40% for those with two children. Mother and co-founder of Cuckooz Nest, a London based, flexible workspace with an integrated creche, Charlie Rosier, commented on the latest findings. Charlie Rosier, mother and co-founder of Cuckooz […]

UK Employees confident in ‘buyers’ market’ as talent dilemma continues

2019 is set to be a ‘buyers’ market’ for the UK’s top professionals, as the nation’s war for talent intensifies. New research from Robert Half UK reveals employers currently face a talent dilemma, where they must look to plug a widening skills gap in the race to adapt to an increasingly digitalised business landscape. Nearly a […]