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A Wake-Up Call: Tackling the Employee Insomnia Crisis

When COVID-19 struck this time last year, most employees were forced to work from home. One of the results of enforced remote working is the rise in the number of people experiencing insomnia. One in four people reported sleepless nights and Google searches for the word “insomnia” surged significantly, with searches peaking most often during the early hours at 3am.…

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Nudging the Way to Better Employee Wellbeing and Productivity

As organizations face the prospect of offices reopening and start planning for the adoption of a hybrid (remote/ in-office) work environment, Richard Gregory, Senior Director at Avanade considers how ‘Nudge’ theory can empower employees to be the best they can be. For some time, organizations have known that they have needed to be more data-led…

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When Is It Okay to Quit a Job on the First Day?

For new employees, the first day of work is always full of surprises. Unless you’re a “boomerang” who has worked for the company in the past, it’s impossible to know what to expect from a new role and employer. Unfortunately, some may find there are more bad surprises than good when starting a new job.…

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How to Retain Your Best Female Workers During COVID-19

According to a recent Mckinsey report, the global pandemic has disproportionately impacted female employees. Women are 1.8 times more likely to lose or feel forced to leave their jobs due to COVID-19 than their male counterparts. There are many reasons for this, one being the rise in unpaid caring responsibilities for children and loved ones,…

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Talent Acquisition

Owning Every Moment of Your Hiring Experience

Companies often believe candidate experience begins and ends with the job application on your website. It definitely does include the job app, but there’s so much more to the hiring experience that deserves close attention. To create an overall amazing hiring experience, you first have to define its wider boundaries. The experience starts when people…

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How to Support Staff’s Mental Health When Working from Home

Since the announcement on the 22nd February 2021 that lockdown restrictions will be easing, there has been a 466.67% increase in Google searches for “returning to office”. Over the last year, the UK has had to adapt to a new way of working, especially with mental health affecting so many people working from home. A…

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Want to Be More Productive at Work? Pop Music is the Answer

The nation’s working practices have changed dramatically in the last year, with many employees now working from home on a semi-permanent basis, and for those who can’t, they’re facing new working conditions with PPE becoming compulsory. Given the circumstances, it is imperative to keep your workforce as motivated as possible and be sympathetic to the…

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Working from Home: One Year in Review

When recruiting, if you’re not adapting to working trends along with the nation, someone else will. So how is the working world settling into its new routine after a year of lockdowns and restrictions? Whilst many think people prefer working from home, you’ll actually find there are mixed opinions. Some like ditching the commute and…

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Talent Acquisition

5 Ways to Prepare for a Recruitment Market Bounce-back 

Despite a lull in business for some agency recruiters over the past 12 months, the UK job market is expected to take off towards the middle of 2021, thanks to the vaccine rollout and easing COVID-19 restrictions. This means we can look forward to better, busier times ahead in recruitment! Here are a few actions…