The top stories you may have missed in HR this week

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

UK employees happy to leave their job without having a plan in place 

More than one in ten employees would be happy to leave their job, without even knowing what the alternative would be.

This is according to a survey conducted by Ladbrokes, a British betting and gambling company, who found that 13 per cent would be happy to take a chance and leave their current role for an unknown future.

Employees from the PR sector would be most likely to quit their job without any plans in place with 22 per cent saying they would do this. This number rises to 39 per cent when they are able to pick where they go next.

What are the warning signs of a ‘toxic’ job offer?

Employees have given examples of “red flag” warnings that a workplace is “toxic”, so workers can think twice before accepting a job offer.

These stories were collated from Reddit, a social news website and forum that describes itself as “the front page of the internet”, by Low Energy Savings, a UK energy price comparison company.

One Reddit user said that during the interview, his future boss told him he was planning to fire a salesperson and complained about the employee to him.  He took on the role and left within seven months.

What are the top tips to retain Gen Z talent?

Generation Z are the hardest talent to retain compared to other sectors of society, in light of this a health and wellbeing advice service has released some tips on the best way to keep hold of Gen Z employees.

Towergate Health & Protection, an independent insurance broking service for businesses and individuals who specialise in health and wellbeing advice have compiled this list as Gen Z now outnumber the amount of millennials (32 per cent) who make up the world population.

It has also been found that 73 per cent of Gen Z workers left their role in 2018 as it was below their expectations, compared to 48 per cent of the wider population.

UK employees see social wellbeing as top priority

Out of the different types of wellbeing such as mental, physical and financial, social has taken the lead in importance to UK employees.

This research comes from Thomson Online Benefits, a global benefits management and employee engagement software company, who found that 31 per cent are kept awake at night by stressful interactions with their managers and colleagues.  As well as 25 per cent being concerned about the relationship with the people that they care about.

These social wellbeing issues came at a higher level of importance than financial matters, such as debts an employee may hold at 20 per cent or an employee’s caring responsibilities at 13 per cent.

Days taken off due to stress: Managers want to know but employees do not admit to it 

Over half of managers would prefer if their employees told them they need to take a day off due to stress whilst just under half of the employees have admitted to feeling stressed but not taking a day off from work.

This research comes from Cigna, a global health service which found that 51 per cent of managers would prefer it if their employees told them they need to take a day off due to stress. Whereas just under half (47 per cent) of employees confessed to feeling stressed but not taking a sick day off from work.

To add to the situation, under half (44 per cent) of managers have not been trained to deal with stress. Even though 20 per cent of employees say they suffer from the ‘always-on’ feeling as well.  Some employees (11 per cent) have even canceled their holidays due to work commitments.

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Darius is the editor of HRreview. He has previously worked as a finance reporter for the Daily Express. He studied his journalism masters at Press Association Training and graduated from the University of York with a degree in History.