The top HR stories you may have missed this week

Listed below are the biggest stories you may have missed this week.

Is a female manager the best way to ensure wellbeing?


Female managers can add more to the wellbeing of your office compared to their male counterparts, which leads to a rise in creativity and productivity.

This is according to a study conducted by Robertson Cooper a group of business psychologists and wellbeing specialists who found that female managers outperform male managers in several different metrics, wellbeing in particular.

Wellbeing podcast with Lord Mark Price


Listen to Darius McQuaid, editor of HRreview speak with Lord Mark Price, former minister of state at the Department for International Trade and founder of Engaging Works.

HR advice phone line peaks due to coronavirus fears  

Peninsula’s 24-hour HR advice phone line has seen calls increase by a fifth since the outbreak of coronavirus or COVID-19 as employers are asking for advice on how to manage and prepare their workplace.

The global employment law consultancy acts as an HR hotline to over 40,000 UK businesses and over the past week has witnessed a 20 per cent increase in the number of calls they are receiving.

UK worker spends over 2 hours procrastinating every day

The average UK worker spends just over 2 hours procrastinating at work, costing businesses £21 billion each year.

musicMagpie, a platform that allows you to sell your CDs, DVDs, games and books revealed that the average UK employee spends 2 hours and 9 minutes every day procrastinating at the office.

Temporary positions decrease due to IR35 as permanents rise

Despite a rise in permanent positions being filled and a rise in demand for staff, temporary positions are falling for the second month running due to IR35.

This is according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG’s UK Report on Jobs which showed that February 2020 was a good month for permanent jobs but not for temporary ones.

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