Voice of the Employee

Restrictive job adverts ‘put women off’ says top female boss

Women are put off from applying for jobs in male dominated industries because of “restrictive” application forms, a top business chief has said. Severn Trent chief executive Liv Garfield, one of the UK’s youngest female CEOs, said some women were not applying for roles because of “must have” skills lists. She said companies needed more […]

The traditional Christmas party is falling out of favour with employees

Christmas party has been a time-served tradition for companies all over the UK for many years now, but new research has revealed this annual occasion is falling out of favour with employees. Perkbox, the UK’s fastest growing employee benefits platform, polled 1,000 UK workers in The Most Generous Time of the Year study and found […]

Close on one million agency workers earn less than those employed directly

Connor McCann works in a BT call centre in Canterbury but despite doing the same role as his colleagues was paid thousands less a year. That’s because the 24-year-old was employed by agency Manpower and not BT. “It didn’t matter how good you are at your job, you’re still being paid less than your colleagues,” […]

Is your boss an office grinch?

The festive season may be the perfect time for gift giving, however when it comes to the workplace many bosses aren’t rewarding or recognising their employees with a token gift, according to new research. A study of 1,000 UK workers published in the Most Generous Time of the Year Study by Perkbox, the UK’s fastest […]

Harassment victims at Google gain more power

Google employees will now be able to more freely speak out over issues of sexual harassment at the firm. Responding to demands from the around 20,000 workers who protested last week, the company has said it will end the practice of “forced arbitration” in cases of sexual harassment. Arbitration will now be optional, chief executive […]

Three in ten employees feel they do not have a good Work:Life balance

Three-quarters of UK employees (73%) like to keep their work and home lives separate from one another according to research from ADP (Automatic Data Processing). Despite this, almost a third (30%) of UK workers don’t feel that they have a good work-life balance in their current role. The study, which surveyed over 2,000 workers across […]

Staff at Google offices globally walk out over women’s treatment

Staff at Google offices around the world are staging an unprecedented series of walkouts in protest at the company’s treatment of women. The employees are demanding several key changes in how sexual misconduct allegations are dealt with at the firm, including a call to end forced arbitration – a move which would make it possible […]

Five weird and wonderful interview techniques

Once upon a time, job interviews were fairly straightforward affairs. They began with a handshake, consisted of questions relating to your skills and experience and if you’d done really well, they’d end on a smile. Today, job interviews are anything but predictable. As companies strive to find the perfect fit for their organisations, they’re turning […]