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Do you have one of the UK’s most expensive commutes?

Love to gripe, don’t they? Colleagues who live around the corner, or who can walk, cycle or e-scooter to work probably think ‘Oh, this again’ every time those who spend the first minutes of their time in the office complaining about how terrible their journey was....

1 in 8 employees too afraid to call in sick

Increasing numbers of employees are now too afraid to call in sick over fears that their absence will be viewed as a sign of weakness or a lack of commitment to their role.   In fact, according to AXA PPP Healthcare research, 79% of workers are too afraid to...

EMPLOYERS OVERLOOK TRAINING FOR CONTINGENT WORKERS

  UK employers are overlooking the training needs of contingent workers, according to global skills organisation City & Guilds Group.   Its research, released this week, reveals that while there are 1.5 million contingent workers in the UK, ranging from...

How to apologise when you make a workplace mistake

  No one wants to reveal when they’ve dropped the ball on something or missed a crucial deadline. It can happen to even the most seasoned worker when tasks mount up and they get a little hot under the collar.   But when you accidentally screw up at work,...

Which factors are affecting employee salaries?

  There are a wealth of factors that determine how much an employee earns, from their age, qualifications and career experience. Research gathered by Instant Offices – citing recent studies from Glassdoor, Totaljobs.com and Graduate-jobs.com – has revealed the...

The worst employee gaffes REVEALED

  Employers have an expectation that while an employee is working for their company, they will toe the line, act as an ambassador for the brand and ultimately get their job done to a high standard. All of the expectations, as well as the employee’s roles and...

Five ways to make the boss your No.1 fan

  Every employee wants validation from their boss. This is because it gives employees a sense of worth, they feel appreciated and they feel as though they have a valued purpose within the company.   For the majority of an employee's career, they spend a...

Employees share horrific accounts of worst bosses

  When evaluating the sustainability of any job, there are many factors to take into account. For example, a job that you simply don’t care about will never yield your best work, as you simply won’t be invested in it. Similarly, a brilliant job but one that has a...

Motivational quotes slammed for causing burnout

  A cursory glance over LinkedIn or Twitter will yield any number of generic ‘motivational’ posts, designed to inspire and encourage workers to perform at their best; however, do these posts actually spread positivity, or are they actively encouraging workers to...

5 colleague traits that are REALLY irritating

  With the majority of workers spending Monday to Friday cooped up in an office with their colleagues, the habits and traits of peers have the potential to massively hamper productivity and workplace happiness. With Instaprint research showing that 58% of workers...