How often do you skip your lunch break?

  • More than 3 times a week (52%, 117 Votes)
  • Never- I always try to take a break from work (27%, 60 Votes)
  • More than 2 times times a week. (21%, 46 Votes)

Total Voters: 223

Start Date: Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 5:20 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Do you feel further behind in your career then you ought to be?

  • Yes- its the environment around me that does not allow me to progress (73%, 57 Votes)
  • No- I have accomplished what I've planned and progressed further in my career (27%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 78

Start Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 11:22 am
End Date: No Expiry

Do you feel stressed when your colleagues take their annual leave?

  • b.No- it does not affect me in any way. (61%, 39 Votes)
  • a.Yes- the workload is unbearable and I feel more pressured (39%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 64

Start Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 @ 3:53 pm
End Date: No Expiry

What do you think of unpaid internships?

  • b. I think they are illegal and unfair (68%, 75 Votes)
  • a. I think they are very important and every graduate should complete one (32%, 35 Votes)

Total Voters: 110

Start Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 @ 11:22 am
End Date: No Expiry

Which strategy would you use to cope with a 'horrible' boss?

  • c. Leave the company and never look back. (43%, 58 Votes)
  • b. Report the offending boss. (37%, 50 Votes)
  • a. Grin and bear it, hope your boss will see the errors of their ways. (20%, 27 Votes)

Total Voters: 135

Start Date: Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 3:50 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Have you ever pulled a sickie at work?

  • No- I have good work ethics, I would never pull a "sickie" unless I am genuinely sick. (89%, 144 Votes)
  • Yes- It is important to have "personal days" to remind us how fun life can be. (11%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 162

Start Date: Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 5:24 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Should former employees of the News of the World have the right to sue for unfair dismissal?

  • Yes- it was an unfair and rushed decision; employees deserved the right to a full redundancy package. (88%, 106 Votes)
  • No-they got what was coming to them (12%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 121

Start Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 @ 9:40 am
End Date: No Expiry

Was Iain Duncan Smith right to urge UK businesses to employ more British workers?

  • a. Yes - There are many young British workers seeking work who get over looked for cheaper foreign labour, the younger generation need a chance to develop their skills. (74%, 87 Votes)
  • b. No - Employees have the right to employ whoever they want to get a job done, if foreign workers have though skills then by all means they should be employed. (26%, 30 Votes)

Total Voters: 117

Start Date: Monday, July 4, 2011 @ 5:27 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Should employees be reprimanded at work for comments made online outside of working hours?

  • a. Yes - negative comments made online outside of work can have a detrimental impact on employers and fellow colleagues. (79%, 104 Votes)
  • b. No -when not at work employees should be free to express themselves in any (21%, 27 Votes)

Total Voters: 131

Start Date: Monday, June 27, 2011 @ 5:50 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Do you think that the tribunal systems needs to be reviewed to make it fairer for businesses?

  • Yes - the current system favours employees and businesses are constantly exposed to unwarranted claims (66%, 56 Votes)
  • No - the current system in place is fair and supports both the employer and employee equally (34%, 29 Votes)

Total Voters: 85

Start Date: Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 9:13 am
End Date: No Expiry

Is it right for employers to snoop on staff when they are off sick?

  • No - Employers should trust employees and implement a set of rules to follow if staff are continously ill (61%, 77 Votes)
  • Yes - Skiving off work is unfair on other employees and could be detrimental to the company (39%, 49 Votes)

Total Voters: 126

Start Date: Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 4:11 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Does your company offer enough diversity of tasks and learning opportunities?

  • No - We employ people to do specific roles. (68%, 32 Votes)
  • Yes - we ensure that our staff have the chance to work across projects and learn lots of new skills so not to get frustrated. (32%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 47

Start Date: Sunday, June 5, 2011 @ 8:33 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Could your office do with a shot in the arm of motivation and engagement?

  • Yes - our managers lack the training and expertise to boost team spirit during these dark economic days. (87%, 48 Votes)
  • No - retaining jobs and keeping the company moving in a positive direction is motivation enough for our staff. (13%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 55

Start Date: Friday, May 27, 2011 @ 5:39 pm
End Date: No Expiry

How important is social media for communicating your company's brand and HR initiatives?

  • Not important (56%, 20 Votes)
  • Quite important (25%, 9 Votes)
  • Very important (19%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 36

Start Date: Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 5:42 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Should employees be entitled to flexible working?

  • Yes (81%, 108 Votes)
  • No (19%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 134

Start Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 10:53 am
End Date: No Expiry

Have previous threats of tribunal claims made your organisation more relucant to hire new staff?

  • No - Such instances are par for the course and don't affect our recruiting at all. (78%, 62 Votes)
  • Yes - There is too much power in the hands of employees these days so we are very cautious when hiring new staff (22%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 79

Start Date: Monday, May 9, 2011 @ 6:28 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Should annual leave be allowed to carry over into the following year if the full allocation is not used?

  • Yes - There are often many good reasons why an employee cannot use full holiday allowance and they should not be punished for it. (63%, 154 Votes)
  • No - Use it or lose it. (37%, 89 Votes)

Total Voters: 243

Start Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 @ 5:57 pm
End Date: No Expiry

As the UK economy lags behind its G8 counterparts, would you consider relocating?

  • No - The UK will always remain home to opportunity and growth (60%, 18 Votes)
  • Yes - Will the last person to leave please turn out the lights?! (40%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 30

Start Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 12:22 am
End Date: No Expiry

Do you think it is right that workers get the royal wedding day off as an additional bank holiday?

  • Yes - Days like this happen once in a blue moon and employees absolutely should be entitled to the bank holiday and get paid for it. (72%, 133 Votes)
  • No - Think of the cost to the employers! Workers get enough time off already and this will hit company's coffers hard. (28%, 53 Votes)

Total Voters: 186

Start Date: Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 6:24 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Do you think that the personality of a candidate takes pre-eminence over their skills in interview situations?

  • No - Building rapport on a personal level is not sufficient to get a job, it must be evenly complemented by adequate skills and experience. (61%, 61 Votes)
  • Yes - Once initial screening has taken place, the character of the candidate is often more important than their skillset to employers. (39%, 39 Votes)

Total Voters: 100

Start Date: Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 6:50 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Do you agree that employment legislation changes will hamper economic recovery and job creation over the next year?

  • Yes - It is will be even harder for people to find work now that the retirement age has risen as this will mean more unemployment and less taxes being paid into the country's coffers. (77%, 86 Votes)
  • No - While it may be harder to break into more established companies, emerging SMEs will easily compensate. (23%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 111

Start Date: Monday, April 4, 2011 @ 6:37 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Do you find it difficult to detach your business decisions from your emotions when tackling long-term absence due to illness?

  • No - We have clear strategies in place to 1) temporarily fill positions caused by long term absence and 2) terminate employment when duration of absence is deemed unreasonable. (52%, 16 Votes)
  • Yes - It is very difficult to make 'hard-nosed' decisions when absence is caused by highly emotive conditions such as cancer, mental health issues or drink and drug related issues. (48%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 31

Start Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 @ 5:50 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Are small to medium sized 'high growth firms' the solution to pulling the UK out of economic troubles?

  • Yes - The Government must do all it can to encourage growth of SMEs, and with it new jobs (71%, 52 Votes)
  • No - The Government should focus efforts on ensuring that the larger, strongest companies are in a position to continue growing plus allow for the conditions to exist for new businesses to emerge (29%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 73

Start Date: Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 7:52 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Does your company find it difficult to attract the right foreign talent?

  • No - The larger numbers of unemployed within the EU ensures that the pool of talent to pick from is bigger and better than ever. (54%, 21 Votes)
  • Yes - The new restrictions on employing non-EU nationals has had a big negative effect on ensuring that we attract the best candidates from across the globe. (46%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 39

Start Date: Monday, March 14, 2011 @ 8:04 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Is stress the biggest cause of long-term absence in your organisation?

  • Yes - it is noticeable how many employees take lots of time off due to stress and anxiety. (52%, 52 Votes)
  • No - stress is definitely not one of the main reasons for long term absence in our office. (48%, 48 Votes)

Total Voters: 100

Start Date: Monday, March 7, 2011 @ 8:14 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Do you think that employers should pay staff for overtime?

  • Yes - employees should be rewarded for the extra effort they put into their roles (77%, 179 Votes)
  • No - it is part-and-parcel of these tough economic times that workers should expect to put in that bit extra (23%, 52 Votes)

Total Voters: 231

Start Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 @ 11:58 am
End Date: No Expiry

Following the findings of a recent survey, do you think that job applicants coming from the Public Sector do not have the necessary transferable skills to succeed in Private Sector roles?

  • No (60%, 104 Votes)
  • Yes (40%, 70 Votes)

Total Voters: 174

Start Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 12:43 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Has your company cut health insurance benefits to save money?

  • No (77%, 63 Votes)
  • Yes (23%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 82

Start Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 12:06 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Is volunteer experience vital for graduates to sucessfully compete in today's tough job market?

  • Yes - having a degree with no practical experience is no longer enough (81%, 97 Votes)
  • No - while hands-on experience is desirable, it remains secondary to certifications and aptitude. (19%, 23 Votes)

Total Voters: 120

Start Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 @ 11:12 am
End Date: No Expiry

How reliant is your organisation on temporary workers for its day-to-day operations?

  • Not reliant at all - we don't really hire temps (40%, 49 Votes)
  • Moderately reliant - but we could manage without them (35%, 44 Votes)
  • Very reliant - it is a core part of our business strategy (25%, 31 Votes)

Total Voters: 124

Start Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 @ 12:00 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Despite your best intentions, do you find it impossible to give more time to your HR strategy because you get bogged down in the day-to-day essentials?

  • Yes - every Sunday evening I tell myself "Next week will be the start of a more focused and strategic approach" but by midday Monday the realities kick in. (82%, 80 Votes)
  • No - I believe that I give the right focus to strategising and mix it up well with all the other day-to-day stuff. (18%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 97

Start Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 12:23 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Is it right and fair for strikes to be prevented when only a minority of union members vote?

  • Yes - strike action must be the result of the majority having a say! (66%, 124 Votes)
  • No - who is to say that the active voting minority don't actually represent the will of the majority? (34%, 63 Votes)

Total Voters: 187

Start Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 12:15 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Does your organisation offer a pension scheme?

  • Yes for all (87%, 206 Votes)
  • No (7%, 16 Votes)
  • Yes but only for certain employees (6%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 238

Start Date: Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 6:41 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Will your organisation be offering all or most of their employees a pay rise in 2011?

  • No (50%, 123 Votes)
  • Yes (39%, 96 Votes)
  • Don't Know (11%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 247

Start Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 @ 6:52 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Is it acceptable to occasionally overlook exagerated business expense claims?

  • No - it is essentially fraud and wholly unacceptable (94%, 120 Votes)
  • Yes - it is a harmless added perk (6%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 128

Start Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 2:37 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Do you think that your organisation attempts to cut expenditure by actively looking for those workers in age ranges that cost less?

  • No - we give equal chances to all, regardless of age or salary expectations (80%, 74 Votes)
  • Yes - we have been giving more consideration to those either side of the 35 - 49 age range. (20%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 93

Start Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 1:38 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Do you agree with the Fawcett Society that the budget cuts will cause "a grossly disproportionate and devastating impact" on women?

  • Yes - the stats presented highlight the unacceptable effect on women in the workplace: of the £8.1bn in savings raised by the budget, £5.7bn was being borne by women – “72% as again (46%, 88 Votes)
  • No - there is no concrete way of knowing the exact implications of the cuts until they run deep. (40%, 76 Votes)
  • Perhaps - but, as the Judge Mr Justice Ouseley ruled, the budget measures are too far along and challenging them now is “unarguable – or academic”. (14%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 192

Start Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 @ 1:44 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Do you think that employees use bad weather as an excuse to take time off?

  • Yes - often snowfall and other bad weather only increases commuting time, it does not really prevent the hardy and dedicated from ploughing through. (57%, 153 Votes)
  • No - weather like we have recently experienced is not just a major obstacle to getting to the office, it can also be deadly and commuters must not be afraid to stay in doors. (43%, 117 Votes)

Total Voters: 270

Start Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 @ 3:20 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Should well-paid Non EU immigrants be exempt from the immigrantion cap?

  • No - if a cap is to be enforced, it must be fair and far-reaching (67%, 74 Votes)
  • Yes - they bring important skills and disposable income (33%, 36 Votes)

Total Voters: 110

Start Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 1:29 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Should the amount of time an employee must work for their employer before they can claim for unfair dismissal be extended from the current one year to two years?

  • No. Its wholly unfair to implement such a change in an era when employees are already being worked harder and longer than ever (57%, 85 Votes)
  • Yes. In these tough times companies need to be better protected from employees with grudges (43%, 65 Votes)

Total Voters: 150

Start Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 @ 2:10 pm
End Date: No Expiry

How efficient and pro-actve is your company when it comes to complying with regular health and safety checks?

  • Very good (56%, 70 Votes)
  • Mixed - more could be done but generally ok (30%, 37 Votes)
  • Bad (14%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 124

Start Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 @ 4:01 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Do you think that state pensions will still exist in 20 years?

  • Yes - we are, and always will be, a welfare state with a belief in the state's responsibilities towards the individual (59%, 108 Votes)
  • No - current pension reforms and extention of the retirement age are obvious steps towards the inevitable end of the national pension (41%, 74 Votes)

Total Voters: 182

Start Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 @ 12:29 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Do you think that today's positive econimic growth suggests that the UK will be able to avoid a double dip once the full effects of the CSR are felt?

  • Yes - the robust British economy will ride the waves of economic uncertainty on the good ship HMS Corporate Sector (70%, 313 Votes)
  • No - the CSR cuts are simply too far-reaching to allow the UK economy an easy ride (30%, 136 Votes)

Total Voters: 449

Start Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 @ 2:50 pm
End Date: No Expiry

How would you rate the IT skills of the staff in your office?

  • Its a mixed bag but generally we're pretty computer literate (70%, 126 Votes)
  • Excellent - we are all web savvy digital folk (19%, 35 Votes)
  • Sadly, far too many don't know an Apple Mac from a banana (11%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 181

Start Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 @ 1:44 pm
End Date: No Expiry

In an age of austerity, will your company be increasingly using e-learning technologies in replacemnet of physical attendance of training events?

  • No. Although e-learning is growing, it is not as benefitial as being there in person and cannot offer the additional advantages such as networking (52%, 79 Votes)
  • Yes. E-learning offers the same advantages of being there in person but at reduced costs (48%, 74 Votes)

Total Voters: 153

Start Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 2:06 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, has called for tougher legislation on strikes following concerns over unions' response to government spending cuts. Do you think:

  • Strike action is necessary to defend jobs and public services (50%, 550 Votes)
  • Public sector employees must accept the cuts, just as the private sector has had to over the last couple of years (50%, 547 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,097

Start Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 @ 3:27 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Would today's graduates be right not to 'settle' for roles that, just a few years previously, they would have been considered 'over-qualified' for?

  • No - it is a tough job market out there and opportunities need to be earned more than ever before. (90%, 180 Votes)
  • Yes - students are doing better than ever in terms of results and extra curricular pedigree and should not be content with roles that are not inline with their career objectives (10%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 199

Start Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 4:16 pm
End Date: No Expiry

If you want a hard working, reliable and enthusiastic workforce you're better to look overseas. Do you:

  • Disagree - The Brits have always been, and continue to be, a hard working bunch. (53%, 197 Votes)
  • Agree - British workers are lazy and less productive than other nationalities (47%, 175 Votes)

Total Voters: 372

Start Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 1:53 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Aussie employers have learned that they are responsible for supplying sun cream. In the UK employers should:

  • Employers should ensure that workplace conditions don't actively harm workers but employees should use common sense to protect themselves. (57%, 175 Votes)
  • Companies should take reasonable care of workers but cannot be expected to predict every single possible health threat (31%, 95 Votes)
  • Take full responsibility for employee health & wellbeing - taking extra care to spot potential causes of harm. (12%, 35 Votes)

Total Voters: 305

Start Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 2:06 pm
End Date: No Expiry

How ready is your organisation for the Equality Act measures that will come into force next month?

  • b. - Aware of what needs to be done but still not quite prepared yet (56%, 74 Votes)
  • c. - Have done no prepartion as yet. Oops! (24%, 32 Votes)
  • a. - Fully prepared (20%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 132

Start Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 @ 2:44 pm
End Date: No Expiry