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Businesses need to do more to raise the profile of apprenticeships

New research published by Interserve has revealed there is a significant lack of awareness regarding apprenticeships, which still lag behind academic-based career paths. The report ‘The Interserve Society Report: Apprenticeships: the path to success?’ investigated the current perceptions of apprenticeships amongst three key groups – young ...

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The secret to unharnessing workplace productivity

Employees who embrace activity-based working report significantly higher levels of workplace productivity (66 per cent) and pride (82 per cent), according to research released by Leesman. The study of over 70,000 employees, conducted in partnership with IFMA Sweden and financially supported by Tenant ...

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Community groups call for shake-up of business support

Businesses looking to support local charities and community groups must see past simple cash donations or unskilled volunteering to forge relationships which create a “Partnership of Equals” according to new research launched by support services group Carillion. Four out of five charity ...

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Boosting British brainpower to close in on the productivity gap

Towards the close of the 2015/16 financial year, The Guardian reported that the UK productivity gap had widened to the worst level since records began. As per recent ONS statistics, British worker productivity levels are markedly lower that the G7 ...

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ISS backs VETS programme

The MoD, Career Transition Partnership (CTP), a coalition of willing companies and leading military charities have launched the Veterans Employment Transition Support Programme, known as VETS, a pilot partnership working within the existing landscape of employment transition support available to veterans. ...

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Working from home causes as many problems as it solves

A third of home workers (36 per cent) ‘get lonely’ and almost two thirds (65 per cent) miss interacting with work colleagues according to latest research by global workspace provider, Regus. The report also highlighted that just over half of ...

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Iron Mountain and PwC launch Information Value Index

Two-thirds of businesses are unable to make the most of their information – and a quarter derive no benefit at all according to new research from storage and information management company, Iron Mountain (IRM) and PwC. The study which surveyed 1,800 senior business leaders, divided ...

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Workers consider theft in the office a ‘perk’ of the job

According to new research, 61 per cent of workers have stolen items from their office ranging from toilet rolls to mugs. Staff who sneaked something out from work were more likely to have taken pens than any other item (80 per ...

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Workplace strategy – focusing on people rather than cost

People are now more important than cost when it comes to workplace strategies according to new research from the Property Directors Forum. The forum has confirmed that whilst historically businesses have put cost and in particular cost reduction as a ...

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Office Depot insights reveal productivity gap is a barrier to business efficiency

UK businesses have become more cautious than ever about spending and this is having a direct impact on the way we work, according to insights gathered by Office Depot. Recent figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that ...

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