Employées

A Timely Issue

Charles Elvin | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK
Charles Elvin

It goes without saying that businesses are concerned about getting the most from their workforce but, it's important that employees are working smart, not just working hard. There's a very important distinction to be made between the number of hours employees work and the productivity of the workforce.

Volunteer's Week - Good for You, Good for Business

Adam Stones | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK
Adam Stones

Do you volunteer, do you give up time to share your experience with people or projects that could benefit from your assistance?

Getting the Corporate Nation Healthy

Dr Katherine Tryon | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Katherine Tryon

It is indisputable that chronic diseases are increasing, with conditions such as heart attacks and strokes, cancers, diabetes and chronic respiratory disease accounting for over 63% of deaths in the world today. These can be avoided or better managed through healthier lifestyle choices, presenting a clear need for focus on prevention as well as treatment.

The Key to Employee Ownership Success in 2014

Iain Hasdell | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK
Iain Hasdell

At the start of every year we recall the vivid image of Janus the Roman god after whom the month of January is named. His two faces set in opposite directions, one that looks back to the year just gone and the other forward to the brand new year ahead, are chilling and inspiring at the same time.

More Must be Done to Support Bereaved People

Joe Levenson | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Joe Levenson

Every minute someone in Britain dies, and almost half of us report having been bereaved in the last five years. Yet society's response, often falls short - making it even harder for people to come to terms with the loss of someone close to them.

Mind the Gap - Why the Manufacturing Sector Must Learn to Future Proof Its Workforce

Simon Thomas | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK
Simon Thomas

The UK manufacturing sector has been described as 'indispensable' to Europe's economic future. In spite of this, there is still an underlying challenge for the industry to produce a skilled workforce.

Could Buddhism Help Your Business?

Beth Burgess | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Beth Burgess

The goal of Buddhism is ultimately to achieve enlightenment, but along the pathway to awakening, there are many useful lessons about how to operate ethically and effectively in the world.

Katie Hopkins: 'Employers Should Not Have To Pay For The Risks In Our Lives'

Esther Hayden | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Esther Hayden

Katie Hopkins view, as she expressed in her newspaper column is that we should all take responsibility for what she terms the 'potential risks' in our lives and business owners should not be out of pocket in cases such as this.

A Decent Deal for Workers

Jim Sheridan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jim Sheridan

Employee representatives would make the UK fairer for all. They would reduce the excessive salaries we have seen in recent years: energy bosses raking in millions while crippling their customers with eye-watering price rises; or bankers gambling with customers' money while raking in bonuses, despite their losses... Directors won't like it, but it is time the UK economy started working for everyone, not just the 1%.

Being A Customer Doesn't Give You the Right to Be a Bully

Steven Stewart | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steven Stewart

I have developed the same cynicism as most fully grown adults, yet this is underpinned by a general hatred of all human beings, particularly customers. I still work in customer service as I work my way through my studies, and I have come to learn that my first screaming idiot customer, isn't all that unusual.

Six Good Reasons to Create a Compassionate Workplace

Andy Fraser | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Andy Fraser

Before you start picturing boardroom sing-alongs and group hugs around the water cooler, let's define a compassionate workplace as follows: a work environment where people feel valued and supported, and are encouraged to develop their skills and reach their full potential.

A Chance to Escape

Iain Hasdell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Iain Hasdell

The NHS is consistently excellent in some of what it does. Overall, as the Commonwealth Fund International Ranking testifies, it performs very well if compared to equivalent services overseas. But, there are huge unjustified regional variations in the effectiveness of the NHS within the UK in services such as the treatment of diabetes.

Data Revenge

Christian Toon | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

Companies beware! Losing your information has the potential to harm a business far more than an angry tweet.

The Decade of Employee Ownership

Iain Hasdell | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK
Iain Hasdell

Lots of people are talking about employee ownership at the moment, which is fantastic. But most people do not really understand how it works. This lack of awareness helps perpetuate the myth that employee ownership is a boutique way of working in the business world.

Being Successful in a Foreign Language Environment

Maria Shopova | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK
Maria Shopova

Apart from distinguishing between substance and style and respecting different modes of communication, the piece offers many practical tips on how companies can boost employees' confidence through building language education into the working day.

Why You Need To Get More Than Just A Degree Out Of University

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

As going to university becomes increasingly more common, employers are looking for their graduate recruits to have more than just a degree. So with...

What Really Makes Millennials Tick?

Matt Carter | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Tech
Matt Carter

Millennials, or the cohort of young people who came of age around the time of the year 2000, are an often written about and yet still much misundersto...

Don't vilify the banks: all employers need to take staff health and wellbeing seriously

Louise Aston | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK
Louise Aston

Recent news of the 21-year-old Merrill Lynch intern Moritz Erhardt's death is both tragic and shocking. Although we can't speculate that his death wa...

Life's Not Fair... What Are You Going to Do About It?

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Vivi Friedgut

It has become regular media fodder to bemoan the current employment market for young people. We rattle off the statistics with such frequency that we forget that behind each number is a fresh and eager young person seeing their future and their potential, drift further out of their grasp.

Young British Engineers Should Re-package Their Perceptions

Eric Collins | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Eric Collins

Employing some 85,000 people and with sales in excess of £11 billion, the packaging industry is a vital UK business sector and without modern packagi...

Employee Happiness - The Key to Productivity

Neil Davidson | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK
Neil Davidson

At the end of last year, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) released a survey on UK happiness. The section which looks at happiness in the workplace leads with: "Being happy at work is important because it makes people more productive and improves the economy."

Entrepreneur Backs Ed Miliband's Support for a Living Wage for All

Jessica Rose | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Politics
Jessica Rose

As you may well know, last week Labour leader, Ed Miliband, announced that if Labour were to form the next government they would encourage businesses to pay employees the Living Wage (approximately £8.55) by cutting business rates or tax levels for those that do. As someone who employees 20-30 people (some on PAYE and others freelance) at the London Jewellery School, I whole-heartedly welcome these plans.

Shorter Consultation Period Means Businesses Can Act to Stay Competitive

Paula Whelan | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK
Paula Whelan

The new, shorter consultation period for collective redundancies will free up businesses to make changes to their structure and this could help to pre...

Leaving Employees in the Cold

Monica Parker | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Parker

A Cornell study found the optimum temperature for productivity was approximately 25°C. But someone - Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg included it seems - always persists in the belief that "the cold keeps you awake!" Awake maybe, but shivering with mukluks on doesn't seem to say "high performance office" to me.

Treating People Right: The Living Wage Is About More Than Money

Charlie Mowat | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK
Charlie Mowat

Treating employees with dignity and respect is not just good for people, it's good for business. Research shows that workers are more productive when they're happier,