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Technology entrepreneur and Dragons’ Den star Piers Linney, the co-founder and Co-CEO of cloud service provider Outsourcery, has announced the launch of a pilot for workinsight.org, a not-for-profit venture to provide a digital platform that will massively scale up access to work experience. The pilot, which will be run in association with two London schools…

British professionals have higher stress tolerance than their US counterparts

Young British professionals are more collaborative, flexible and have a higher tolerance for workplace stress than their American peers, according to new analysis conducted by Good.Co, the workplace happiness company. Good.Co’s analysis of more than 100,000 psychometric surveys completed in the development of its career mapping application revealed that while young workers in Britain and…

Keeping on top of day to day living costs is still most employees top priority

The second, annual employee insight report has been published by Capita Employee Benefits. Based on interviews with more than 3,000 people in employment it examines the financial wellbeing of the nation and looks at employee’s attitudes toward pensions, retirement, auto-enrolment, savings, benefits and occupational health. Findings in this year’s research include: More people feel worse…

Absence one of most common reasons for failing probation period

Almost one in five workers (18%) have had their probation period extended or failed according to new research from Spring Personnel. The research which surveyed both employees and managers nationwide found poor performance is the most common reason employers cite for failing new employees (62%).  Absence is also a common reason for failing a probation, accounting for…

Employee engagement can be improved by goal-setting

Cognitive Neuroscientist Dr Lynda Shaw says employees in the UK are often unmotivated because businesses don’t truly understand the importance of an effective review and rewards system being put in place. Dr Shaw argues that the motivation and reward systems in the brain can help us understand what drives people to go from bad to…

Majority of workers feel engagement can be improved in just two words: “Thank you”

Monster.co.uk has today revealed that more than half of employees (58 per cent) don’t get thanked enough at work, leaving most (54 per cent) feeling underappreciated and many (41 per cent) demotivated. This is despite many bosses (41 per cent) acknowledging that there are not enough thanks in their workplace and that most (75 per cent)…

Is focusing too much on extrovert employees damaging businesses?

Organisations tend to communicate in a way that suits extrovert employees better than introverts – an approach which could be detrimental to overall staff engagement and ultimately business performance; this issue will be debated at the Institute of Internal Communication’s (IoIC) annual conference on 2 May in Brighton. It is estimated that one third to…

Michael-Jon Andrews: Is there a lesson to be learnt from the French on working hours?

It was widely reported in the media last week that the French government was introducing legislation that would prohibit employees from having to deal with phone calls or emails after 6pm. The British media’s view of the new rules was predictably scornful even though it was based on an entirely inaccurate picture of what was…

Rob Rave: A survey is not the only way to find out if your employees are engaged

Whether or not are a leader, manager or business owner, you can’t afford not to know if your employees are engaged or not. In 90% of cases, disengagement occurs because of a breakdown in relationships and communication or a feeling of exclusion. 75% of people resign from their jobs because of relationship issues not because…

Lisa Pantelli: The science behind engaging employees

Our world is rapidly evolving – economically, technologically, socially and demographically. People are working harder, longer and in different ways. New generations have different expectations of their careers and their employers than their parents did. As a result, employers must also rapidly evolve, finding new and more relevant ways to engage, inspire and motivate up…

How will early conciliation affect the conduct of Tribunal claims?

From 6 April 2014, anyone wishing to issue an Employment Tribunal claim must first contact the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) to consider conciliation of their potential claim. If claimants do not contact ACAS to consider conciliation their Tribunal claim will be rejected; these are mandatory requirements for most types of Employment Tribunal claims.…

Almost half of workers say their boss never makes them a cuppa!

The humble tea round is a tradition that is slowly becoming extinct in today’s fast-paced busy workplace with 2.5 million workers in Great Britain saying they don’t have the time to put the kettle on for their colleagues. The Royal Voluntary Service have released research to coincide with their annual Great Brew Break event which shows that…

Claudia Cooney: Top ten ways to promote employee happiness

So, here’s a question for you, are you guilty of any of the following? Focussing too heavily on staff inputs, instead of outputs Policing the time taken for lunch breaks Feeling resentful of requests for flexible hours Being more task-focussed than people-focussed Feeling under pressure and getting stressed out Doing the same things with the…