Tags: Britain

British employees care passionately about business success but lack the support to achieve it

Research from Mindjet reveals that a lack of motivation, senior direction and inefficient communication is holding back businesses Half of British office workers (54%) care passionately about helping their employer to be successful and they take their role in their employers’ success seriously (49%) British CEO’s have been striving to achieve operational efficiency and consolidation…

Armed forces leaders the best in Britain at managing change

Armed Forces leaders the best bosses of any UK profession at managing change 49% of Armed Forces personnel understand why change is positive for their career – the highest of any UK profession Civil service leaders the poorest in Britain at managing change Just 23% of civil servants understand why changes to civil service are…

UK Plc lacks agility: British workers say companies are stuck in the slow lane

UK business has a long way to go to be a truly agile operation, according to employees. Over half say that companies are unable to make speedy decisions. More than a third of workers question their firms’ ability to respond effectively to changing market conditions. Against a backdrop of slow economic growth, UK workers suggest…

Semta welcomes Vince Cable’s vision for the future of British industry

New strategy includes £165 million skills boost Advanced manufacturing and engineering key to UK growth Leading sector skills council Semta has welcomed the government’s new industrial vision which puts advanced manufacturing and engineering at the heart of the UK’s growth strategy and includes funding to improve skills provision. Semta supports the advanced manufacturing and engineering…

Are degrees in computing losing their value?

CWJobs.co.uk, the leading specialist IT recruitment website, has carried out a report to examine the role and importance of ICT education in pursuing a career in the industry. Findings from a recent survey of 1,300 tech professionals, included in this report, have indicated a depreciation in the value of computing degrees in light of mounting…

100,000 students register for jobs at London 2012 Games

With less than 150 days to go to the London 2012 Games, the number of students who have registered for a summer job at the Games through SummerJobs website has now topped 100,000. Run by Adecco, the official recruitment services provider of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Summer Job of a Lifetime site is…

Seven in ten workers blame faulty technology for lack of productivity on sick days

Survey finds that 92 per cent of Britons attempt to stay in touch with work when taking a sick day, says Bomgar. Almost 70 per cent of conscientious British workers find themselvesunable to work productively on their sick days as a result of faulty technology, according to a poll by Bomgar, the secure remote support…

Britain tops European charts with work-life balance priorities

· 73% of UK HR directors concerned about losing key staff · Remuneration and work-life balance cited as primary reasons UK employees look for new opportunities Britain is leading the way in Europe with regards to how employees view work-life priorities, according to new global research1 from Robert Half International. The research, which surveys executives…