Voice of the Employee


Female workers at Barclays earn up to 43% less than men

Female employees earn up to 43.5% less at Barclays than men, according to gender pay gap figures it has submitted to the government. Only 28 of the 1,154 companies that have reported the figures have a higher median hourly pay gap than Barclays. Barclays chief executive Jes Staley said it had “more work to do” so women […]

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Are you one of the UK’s happiest workers?

Older  male workers employed by micro-businesses within marketing, communications or advertising are happier at work than any other age group, according to new research. A survey of 1,024 UK workers, by workplace incentives and rewards provider, One4all Rewards, and published in The 2018 Happiness Survey, surveyed employees from different age groups, genders and industries, asking […]

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How to keep both introverts and extroverts in the workplace happy

Research from office furniture supplier, DBI Furniture has found 60% of workers don’t think that their employers are catering for their individual needs. Nick Pollitt, Managing Director of the firm truly believes that a lot more can be done to facilitate the needs of every employee making them feel as comfortable as possible in their […]

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No such thing as a proper break: Employees are addicted to being busy

Employees are no longer utilising their daily breaks during the working day to wind down and take time out, according to new research. A survey of 1,000 British adults published by ElectricTobacconist.co.uk as part of the Take a Break Report 2017, revealed that almost 1 in 3 (30%) Brits take a short break at least […]


Ryanair U turn complete as the airline recognises pilots union for the first time

Ryanair has agreed to recognise a union to represent its 600 UK-based pilots for the first time. The Irish airline had previously refused to recognise the British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa). However, Ryanair said last month it was prepared to recognise pilot unions in a bid to avert strikes over Christmas. Balpa general secretary Brian Strutton said […]

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Three in ten so called front-line employees never feel enthusiastic about their work

New research conducted by employee services provider Personal Group has revealed that almost half of UK workers are unhappy at their job, while 30% of front-line employees never feel enthusiastic about work. The research uncovers some concerning statistics, including that 35% of workers would be happier with greater recognition in the workplace. However, the survey has also shown […]


Google accused of discriminating against conservative white men in new class action

Google has been accused of discriminating against conservative white men in a class action lawsuit filed by two former engineers. The duo say they want to represent all staff discriminated against due to their “perceived conservative political views, male gender and Caucasian race”. James Damore, fired last year over a controversial memo, is behind the […]