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‘Employees seem to forget HR are people too’

A central facet of HR’s role is employee wellbeing. From implementing employee-centric wellbeing programmes, supporting people when they return to work following long-term sickness absence, resolving conflicts and managing workplace stress, HR practitioners have the...

What Brits think success at work looks like….

As professionals enter the New Year, they may start to question what their role means and how successful they truly are in their career. Whether it’s boasting leadership skills and being able to manage a team of people or getting the opportunity to be in charge of...

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...