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Breaking the Absence Cycle

Hastee Pay CEO James Herbert explores how employers can act to stop 2018’s absence trends repeating year after year. We all have to call in sick from time to time. The fact is, none of us are superhuman and no matter how well you take care of yourself, illness will inevitably strike at some point. […]

Private sector dominates UK outsourcing market in first quarter

Businesses signed deals worth £648 million between January and March, according to the Arvato UK Outsourcing Index. The private sector dominated the UK outsourcing market in Q1, with contracts worth £648 million procured between January and March, according to the Arvato UK Outsourcing Index. The research, compiled by business outsourcing partner Arvato CRM Solutions UK […]

Female unemployment rate lowest since records began: productivity down again

Britain’s female unemployment rate in the first three months of the year has fallen to 3.7%, the lowest since comparable records began in 1971. The Office for National Statistics included the figure in data showing the overall unemployment rate in the three month period stood at 3.8%, the lowest rate since late 1974. For men the rate […]

Bring your own lunchbox to work to cut plastic waste says charity

You might only be grabbing a sandwich, crisps and maybe a cake and coffee, but that unremarkable weekday lunch can produce four or more items of waste. That adds up: the UK’s lunch-on-the-go habit is creating nearly 11 billion pieces of packaging every year, says environmental campaign group Hubbub. Their solution? More packed lunches. But […]

Anatomy of the CEO: Skills shift for top job but lack of progress on diversity

Digital disruption has heightened the need for technological experience amongst leaders of the UK’s biggest businesses, yet broader boardroom diversity is failing to progress, according to new data from specialist recruitment firm, Robert Half UK. According to the results of the annual Robert Half FTSE 100 CEO Tracker, the proportion of FTSE 100 CEOs with […]

WhatsApp discovers ‘targeted’ surveillance attack

Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed. WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, said the attack targeted a “select number” of users, and was orchestrated by “an advanced cyber actor”. A fix was rolled out on Friday. […]

How to Recognise Work Addiction in the Workplace

The growth of technology combined with the idea that we need to work harder to achieve more is a popular concept in the modern workplace. While there’s no denying the benefits and triumphs that come from committed bursts of hard work, unwavering dedication can tip the balance, turning a hard worker into a workaholic. As […]

One in three workers reluctant to open up about mental health

Taboos around mental health are still ingrained in the workplace, according to new research from ADP®, which reveals that a third of employees (31%) wouldn’t feel comfortable disclosing a mental health issue to anybody at work, and two thirds (61%) believe that their employer isn’t interested in their mental health. ADP’s annual Workforce View in […]

Delta Airlines tells staff to buy video games not join the union

Delta Airlines is facing significant criticism after posters discouraging its staff from joining a union were widely shared online. “Union dues cost around $700 [£540] a year,” one of the posters states. “A new video game system with the latest hits sounds like fun. Put your money towards that instead of paying dues to the […]