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Employee ‘foul-up’ after child altered work email

Some say that you should never let children play on your phone. An innocent request to play Candy Crush can easily turn into an embarrassing message to your boss or an accidental selfie posted onto your work intranet. And with the robotic voice of Siri almost spurring...

Do you suffer from workplace ‘offerism’?

  Every few weeks, a new workplace term comes onto the scene. The most recent term to grace the employment world is ‘offerism’ – a word that Metro coined to describe those employees who continue to take on work even if their plate is already full. Employees...

More holidays and increased pay is key to better productivity

Offering staff members more public holidays and increasing wages could raise productivity and lead to a boost in the British Economy, a new report has found. According to a recent report by the New Economics Foundation driving up the spending power of consumers would...

The biggest job interview red flags revealed

Attending a job interview at the best of times is stressful enough for hopeful employees; thinking about what outfit to wear, worrying that they might arrive late or concerned they didn’t carry out enough research into the firm, a job interview is an intense process....

The perks your employees really want, according to research

When coming up with a benefits policy, you obviously want one which is useful, well-liked and above all, effective. However, it is very easy to miss the mark and finish up with something your employees won’t be interested in.   A recent survey by Hiscox found...

Labour pledges to introduce laws on maximum working temperatures

The Labour Party, led by Jeremy Corbyn, has introduced a new policy to aid workers in tough temperatures. After first implying that such a plan could be on the cards in 2015, Corbyn today revealed the party’s intentions to make working in temperatures over 30 degrees...

Starting salaries rise as employers find it harder to fill jobs

  Employers are finding it hard to find nurses, welders, van drivers and, for the first time, baristas, according to a new survey Starting salaries rose last month amid a further decline in the availability of staff, especially nurses and other medical employees,...

Is Listening to Music While Studying A Good Idea?

  When it comes to studying and working, people have different ways that they use to be productive and efficient.   And though we may al be different, one of the most common things that we use is music. That being said, we will now look at the drawbacks and...

Good news for UK workers as jobs market booms

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its latest report on the state of the UK labour market and the news for July seems to be largely positive for UK workers.   One of the most significant findings was that the employment rate for the nation has...

Do smartphones at work do more harm or good?

  Whether viewed as an employee perk or mental health hazard, personal work phones have quickly become a defining feature of the modern workplace...   Whether viewed as an employee perk or mental health hazard, personal work phones have quickly become a...