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UK businesses lose £195 million on job-hopping workers

Job Hopping Workers | Recruitment | HR Solutions

Half of British workers are looking to change jobs in the next year, leading to employers finding themselves significantly out of pocket as they face the reality of managing an unproductive workforce. Research by UK job board Totaljobs and employer brand specialists Universum has revealed that the cost to businesses of workers hunting for new […]

Interesting HR Statistics: Pay and Benefits

HR Statistics | Gender and Pay | HR Solutions

Gender Pay Gap The Royal Statistical Society has made 10 gender pay gap recommendations to improve the current reporting system, which it considers to be flawed in a number of ways. For example, many of the first round of reports contained figures that were self-evidently wrong, such as one employer who stated that the gender pay gap […]

Higher Standard of HR Skills Required


A new report from the CIPD has concluded that many HR departments are failing to develop the HR skills necessary to operate in a changing workplace. The CIPD’s HR Outlook (Winter 2014-15) reports that as the workplace evolves and HR operating models and capabilities adapt, many HR professionals are not doing enough to keep up. […]

Employers Limited by Pension Compliance


A report has found that the rate of changes to pension compliance over the last five years has caused organisations to lose focus on their retirement objectives.   “Fit for Retirement”, a report by Towers Watson, found that 56% of UK businesses believe they have to prioritise compliance above any other factor when managing pension […]

Bad Managers Drive Talent Away


A manager with a poor reputation would cause 20% of people to turn down a job offer, according to research released last week.   A poll of 2,000 UK employees has revealed the effects a bad manager can have on an organisation, with a fifth of workers stating that they would turn down a job […]

Employees Seeking a ‘Family Feel’ in Business


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Research by the CIPD has revealed that over 50% of employees would prefer to work in an organisation with a ‘family feel’. The CIPD published the findings of their Employee Outlook 2015 survey this June. More than 2,200 respondents from across a wide range of organisations and industries took part in the survey, which […]

‘Middle-Aged’ Employees Feeling the Pressure


Recent research by AXA PPP healthcare has shown that employees in the 30-49 age bracket struggle more with the demands of work than employees from any other age group. One of the headline findings from the research relates to the amount of sickness absence taken, with employees between the ages of 30-49 averaging 2.3 sick […]

Fit Notes Failing to Get Employees Back to Work


A survey has found that the majority of employers believe that the ‘fit note’ scheme has not resulted in earlier returns to work for their employees.   A survey by the Engineering Employers’ Federation (EEF) and Jelf Employee Benefits has found that only 22% of employers believe that fit notes encourage employees to return to […]

The 10 Year Rise of Flexible Working


The last decade has seen an increase in the number of employees working from home with 4.2 million people now taking advantage of flexible working regulations.   The TUC found that whilst the number of people in employment has increased over the last ten years, that growth has been exceeded by the number of people working […]

Managing Expectations: CMI Future Forecast for 2015


The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) published its annual Future Forecast report in December 2014, offering insight into what managers across the UK are hoping to focus on over the coming year.   The report surveys managers from businesses across the UK, giving them the opportunity to reflect on the previous year and to also make […]

Employees Expecting to Work for Longer

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[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text] Nearly two-thirds of employees expect to work beyond the age of 65, according to a survey by Canada Life Group Insurance.   61% of employees now expect to work past the traditional retirement age. This is lower than […]


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