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Beat the blues this Blue Monday

Blue Monday, hailed as the most depressing day of the year, has arrived. Along with the post-Christmas blues, January is possibly the darkest, coldest month of the year. In addition to the seasonal cons, the associated ‘new year, new you’ ...

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FM Clinic

In today’s transient society fewer employees are staying with their employers for long periods of time. Do you think it is important to encourage long service? What are the advantages to long-service versus encouraging a healthy turnover of staff? Does ...

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Survey reveals we are a ‘nation’ of workers in our breaks

New research released by health and wellbeing provider Benenden reveals that UK workers’ lunch hours are dying out, as a large number of employees continue to work through what was traditionally a break from the working routine, despite not being paid for it. The ...

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You’re hired

When people think about apprenticeships the first thing that comes to mind is usually young people, just out of school or college taking their first steps toward learning a trade. Whilst that is often the case there are now plenty ...

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Could we be heading for a six-hour working day like Sweden?

The results of a new poll have revealed major support from both workers and bosses for a Swedish-style six-hour day. The eight-hour working day has been part of British culture since the days of the Industrial Revolution when Robert Owen campaigned for ...

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Firms need to ‘wake up’ to staff fatigue

With fines for corporate manslaughter having increased to £20 million under the new sentencing guidelines, large businesses are being urged to guard against staff fatigue. Imperago, a software and service company has recently published a paper outlining the importance of taking staff ...

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National Insurance contributions abolished for young apprentices

Employers of apprentices under 25 years of age will no longer pay National Insurance contributions and are set to save thousands of pounds. The abolishment which came into effect on 6 April 2016, applies to both existing employers with apprentices ...

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Bennett Hay reveals top motivation tips ahead of Employee Motivation Day

Tomorrow (25 February 2016) sees workplaces embrace ‘Employee Motivation Day’. Launched by Argos for Business, the day has been created to inspire passion and appreciation across the UK’s workforce. Bennett Hay, who has been named as one of the best places ...

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New survey reveals UK workers don’t get enough perks from their employers

Nearly two-thirds (61 per cent) of UK workers feel they are not receiving enough perks from their employers according to new research commissioned by facilities and building maintenance specialists, Direct365. The findings, appear to be inline with a study conducted ...

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How has social networking affected recruitment in the cleaning sector?

Lorraine Thomas, managing director of specialist search and selection consultancy Metzger, considers the impact of social networking on recruitment. What are the benefits for cleaning sector employers using social media as part of a hiring strategy – and what are ...

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