Engagement nine times more likely when employees trust the board

Effectory International’s study of 46 European multinational organisations has uncovered that board of directors (including C level) account for a ninefold difference in employee engagement and commitment. Insights gained from employee survey analysis reveal that when employees have confidence in the board, they are nine times more likely to be engaged in their work and…

New study suggests less than one percent of workers have ever read their contract

Only one in 166 workers in the UK has ever read their contract and understand its contents, according to a study by a Yorkshire-based national employment law consultancy which says that this ignorance has led to disciplinary action and dismissal in hundreds of cases. While workers are protected by a raft of employment laws, the Protecting.co.uk…

Infographic: 5 key stats on workplace learning

Did you miss last week’s webinar on workplace learning? Don’t worry – you can still listen to the whole event on demand. The latest instalment of InsideHR, the webinar series from HRreview dedicated to the practitioners focused on implementing an informal learning culture within your business or organisation. E-Learning is fast becoming one of the most popular methods…

Working Parent Day: New research suggests UK workers put family before career

A new study from CV-Library, the UK’s largest job site, has revealed that the majority of UK workers put family ahead of a career, with 77.5 percent not worrying about building a strong professional foundation before having children because they believe a family doesn’t hinder career prospects. Ahead of Working Parents Day the job site conducted…

Pension Awareness Day: New research highlights shortfall in communication of benefits

Research conducted by Mybenefitsatwork, a new online service launched by national firm of financial advisers, Foster Denovo Limited, has uncovered that the vast majority of employers (95 percent) believe the responsibility lies with them to keep their staff informed about changes to pensions legislation. This is supported by the fact that three quarters (75 percent) of employees believe the duty rests…

What does new ruling on travel time mean for your organisation?

Last week the Court of Justice of the European Communities (CJEU) ruled that time spent travelling to and from first and last appointments by workers without a fixed office will be regarded as working time, which is thought to mean a significant impact on many UK businesses and organisations. Emma O’Leary, an employment law consultant…