Voice of the Employee

Amazon workers launch protests on prime day

Thousands of workers in Amazon sites around the world are staging protests about pay and conditions as the online retailer begins its annual sale. On Monday, Amazon starts offering discounts to its Prime service members. Unions say that 2,000 workers are on strike in Germany, while in the US, workers in a Minnesota centre reportedly […]

Four in five workers using high cost credit options between paydays

More than four in five (82%) of workers source funds from high cost credit options between pay days according to a new study by Hastee Pay. The research – a follow up from 2018’s Workplace Wellbeing Study – recorded a 4% increase in workers using options such as credit cards, overdrafts and pay day loans. […]

Four in five workers using high cost credit options between paydays

More than four in five (82%) of workers source funds from high cost credit options between pay days according to a new study by Hastee Pay. The research – a follow up from 2018’s Workplace Wellbeing Study – recorded a 4% increase in workers using options such as credit cards, overdrafts and pay day loans. […]

British Airways in talks after pilots’ strike

British Airways will begin talks with its pilots on Monday to avert a potentially damaging summer strike. Pilots have rejected a pay increase worth 11.5% over three years, which the airline says is “fair and generous”. However, the British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) argues that its members deserve a better offer, as BA has been […]

Biggest scandals caused by fear of speaking up says new book

The VW emissions scandal, financial misreporting in Japan, sexual misconduct in Hollywood, slavery in global supply chains, doping in sport – each of these scandals was enabled in part by corporate cultures of silence and complicity.   New book Speak Up – say what needs to be said and hear what needs to be heard […]

What employees want versus what employers think they want

Perkbox, has partnered with TalentPool, to analyse the key differences between the perks employees desire the most in today’s workplace versus those that employers advertise the most in job descriptions. Based on a sample of 2,315 demographically diverse working Brit and 8,716 job descriptions, the research points towards some promising news. Mainly, that when it […]

Workers join gig economy to make ends meet

The number of people doing gig economy work has doubled in the last three years, with young people most likely to be doing this type of flexible, insecure work, the TUC says. The trades union body says the majority of people using apps such as Uber or Handy to find work have other roles. This […]

Nearly half of creative workers want video games in the office

With many workers spending up to 40 hours a week in an office, it should come as no surprise that the office environment is vitally important to 21% of people. Happy workers are up to 20% more productive – so making sure the office is a positive place to be is in everyone’s interest. But […]

So what salary should your role be paying?

Let’s be honest, we’d all love to see an extra zero (or a few) on our payslips, but unfortunately, that’s not very realistic. When it comes to choosing a career or considering a career change, it’s good to have an understanding of the average salary in that particular field. By analysing ONS data, RS Components […]