Employee/Customer Engagement

Gender pay gap at lowest level yet says office for national statistics

The gender pay gap has fallen to its lowest level yet, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported. In the year to April 2018, the gap for full-time workers was 8.6% – down from 9.1% in the previous year. In other words, the average female employee now earns 8.6% less than the average man. […]

People platform HiBob named in FinTech 250

HiBob, the HCM and people engagement platform, has been named in the CB Insights FinTech 250 for the first time. The list, which recognises the top 250 disruptive global start-ups that are transforming financial services, is chosen from a pool of almost 4,000 applicants and nominees. Since it was founded in 2015 HiBob has expanded […]

Global retailers say unplanned staff absence wrecks havoc on store operations

According to a survey of 800 retail managers across multiple countries conducted by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, for every 10 hours of in-store labour budgeted, more than one hour is wasted due to staffing misalignment caused by unplanned employee absence. Absenteeism drives understaffing worldwide and poses significant workforce management challenges for retail organisations, […]

The best (and worst) places for millennials to work in revealed

With hundreds of thousands of young people graduating each year, millennials are embarking upon the beginning of their careers in the search for the ‘dream job’ in the ‘dream city’ where there is plenty of social life to compliment their new lives as young professionals. The UK is a thriving country which offers a plethora […]

The workplace remains a dangerous environment says British Safety Council

Every year, 8,000 people die because of exposure to  carcinogens at work and 13,500 new occupational cancer cases are registered in Britain (source: HSE). In the EU context, the statistics are even more startling: there are 80,000 deaths from work-related cancer every year, while approximately 120,000 people develop cancer annually as a result of their […]


Aviva launches ‘Mid-Life MOT’ for its over 45 workers

Aviva is launching a “Mid-Life MOT” – providing targeted guidance on wealth, work and wellbeing for its employees aged 45 and above. This new service will launch in 2019 following a successful pilot in 2018 (1). The over-45s are the fastest growing population of workers in the UK – growing by more than a quarter […]

Coast fashion retailer collapses putting 300 jobs at risk

Women’s fashion retailer Coast has gone into administration, putting 300 jobs at risk, in a sign of continuing pain on the High Street. The collapse means the immediate closure of its 24 stores at locations including Oxford Street in London. Karen Millen has bought some parts of Coast, whose website and department store concessions will […]

Nine out of ten employees work better when they are happy!

Office managers are being encouraged to think more about the mood of their staff after a survey revealed nine in 10 perform better if they are happy – and nearly three-quarters feel better about going to work on a Monday after a good weekend. The survey was commissioned by Boundless, an experiences company with a 95-year […]

Morrisons appealing over staff data leak compensation

A legal battle for compensation by thousands of Morrisons staff whose personal details were posted online by a disgruntled employee has reached the Court of Appeal. The High Court ruled last year that the supermarket was liable for the release of information and its employees were entitled to compensation. The case is the first data leak […]