Voice of the Employee

The Top 40 Reasons why people leave their jobs revealed

Boring canteen food, long hours and incompetent bosses are among the most common reasons why Brits quit their jobs, it has emerged. Researchers who polled 2,000 workers found employees start thinking about leaving a job an average of three years and six months after starting. The list of reasons for quitting also includes feeling too […]

Boots pharmacists vote to recognise new union

Boots pharmacists have voted “overwhelmingly” for a new union to have recognition amid concerns they are overworked. Several pharmacists have previously said that understaffing could pose a risk to patients. The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) will now be able to collectively bargain on pay, hours and holidays. Boots said it was “not the result that we had […]

The link between lack of sleep emotion and productivity

There’s a proven link between lack of sleep and negative emotion, but is catching 40 winks whilst at work a proven solution? Research via the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) suggests that lack of sleep can have a negative impact on emotion. Could naps of 20-30 minutes make for a more productive workforce, and have a […]

HSBC fights back in £450M pension row

HSBC faces a shareholder vote at next month’s annual meeting over an old pension fund for thousands of UK staff which campaigners argue is “unfair”. The long-running dispute relates to “clawback” applied to the pension payout when a member reaches retirement age and also receives a state pension. Britain’s biggest bank said it would cost […]

New research reveals female decision making processes

Women’s approach to decision making plays a vital role in how her career develops. This is according to research by The Myers-Briggs Company, the most trusted business psychology provider; that show women who make decisions using a value-driven approach and consider peoples’ personal circumstances represent just 30% of women in top positions. The research conducted […]

Ted Baker founder Ray Kelvin resigns over hugging row

Fashion chain Ted Baker says its founder and chief executive, Ray Kelvin, has resigned following allegations of misconduct, including “forced hugging”. Mr Kelvin had been on a voluntary leave of absence since December last year following the misconduct allegations. These, which Mr Kelvin denies, are being investigated by the company. In December, employees launched an online […]

Ted Baker shares tumble after profit warning

Shares in Ted Baker have tumbled over 11% after the fashion chain warned profits would be lower-than-expected. The retailer blamed currency movements, product costs and a writedown on unsold stock for the disappointment. It said full-year profit for the year ending on 26 January would be around £63m, compared to forecasts of £73.8m. The firm’s […]

More than one in four admit being ‘married to the job’ in Valentines Day week

Recent research commissioned by Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee experience platform, to coincide with Valentine’s day, has found that over a quarter of working Brits admit they are ‘married to their job’, with 45 per cent habitually working outside of their contracted hours for over an hour a day everyday, including weekends. The research, which […]

As ‘sickie Monday’ comes and goes, some of the worst excuses are revealed

With the first Monday of February traditionally being the day when the greatest amount of employees call in sick, Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee experience platform, has commissioned research to uncover what the worst excuses for pulling a sickie are this year. Only 20 per cent of working Brits were revealed to have never pulled […]