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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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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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How Employee Benefits Will Change Post-Flexible Working

Before the pandemic, flexible working was seen as the ultimate benefit. Whether it was the option to work remotely or to take advantage of a company’s flexi-hours policy, it was lauded as a fantastic perk for any role. Flexibility was offered to many, but not all workers (46% of UK workers weren’t offered any flexible…

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How the Pandemic Has Affected the Future of Work

The fourth industrial revolution has shifted our world into a new digital era and the pandemic has accelerated this from a movement to an immediate necessity. Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work and Oxford Economics’ Work Ahead most recent report, The Work Ahead: Digital First (to Last), examines the most significant trends and tactics…

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The Hierarchy of Needs for Home-Working in 2021

It’s been a good few years – 78 years to be exact – since Abraham Maslow published his paper “A Theory of Human Motivation” and introduced us to the ‘Hierarchy of Needs’. Chances are you’re already familiar with it, but it features five stages and is typically stylized like a pyramid. Moving from the bottom…

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How Manual Workers Can Create the Perfect CV

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to some tough times for a lot of professionals in the UK, especially those who are on the lookout for a new job. If you are in this position, it has therefore never been more important to make sure your application is as strong as it can possibly be, in…