Mergers and acquisitions often fail because workers struggle to integrate into the new organisation

Mergers and acquisitions often fail because workers struggle to integrate into the new organisation

Mergers and acquisitions often fail because workers struggle to integrate, and new research from King’s Business School and the University of Helsinki claims that successful integration is much more likely when organisations actively help employees feel that their jobs are safe. Organisations must also ensure that their integration procedures are seen to be fair and […]

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Overwhelming majority of employees see link between wellbeing and performance

Overwhelming majority of employees see link between wellbeing and performance

According to its 2017 Health Survey (registration required), Aon Employee Benefits claims that 96 percent of employers see a direct correlation between employee health, wellbeing and performance. The survey of 200 UK organisations also suggests that health and wellbeing is rising up the corporate agenda, with 96 percent of employers either agreeing or strongly agreeing […]

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Workplace wellbeing is focus of new report from British Psychological Society

Workplace wellbeing is focus of new report from British Psychological Society

A new report from the British Psychological Society, Psychology at Work: Improving Wellbeing and Productivity in the Workplace examines issues around work, health, and disability and recommends ways that policy makers and employers can tackle poor employment practices using interventions that work with human behaviour, not against it. The report has been launched today, Tuesday […]

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Stress and disengagement blamed for ‘sickie’ culture

Stress and disengagement blamed for ‘sickie’ culture

Two in five employees have pulled a sickie in the last year and half, and a million have pulled more than eight, with stress, ‘couldn’t be bothered working’ and hangovers the top reasons for absence, a new report claims. According to research conducted by Citation, 41 percent of employees confessed to pulling at least one […]

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Falling supply and growing demand for affordable office space in London is putting undue pressure on SMEs

Falling supply and growing demand for affordable office space in London is putting undue pressure on SMEs

As the pressure grows for small businesses to find affordable workspace in the UK’s capital, the London Assembly has published a new report that looks at ways of addressing the underlying issues, especially a fall in the availability of appropriate space. According to the Assembly, the pressure on affordable workspace for SMEs in London is […]

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New quarterly report highlights latest UK cities trends

New quarterly report highlights latest UK cities trends

A new quarterly report that claims to analyse the latest trends taking place in cities across the UK has been published by Future Cities Catapult, the Government-backed centre of expertise in urban innovation, the City Innovation Brief (automatic download) summarises key developments and changes from cities across the UK, identifying where money is being invested and what […]

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Millions of unemployed over 50s struggle more than young people for jobs

Millions of unemployed over 50s struggle more than young people for jobs

New data published today shows that the over 50 age group experience an ‘unemployment trap’ – meaning they are more likely to be out of work than younger age groups, and once unemployed they struggle more than younger jobseekers to get back into employment. Currently almost a third of 50-64 year olds in the UK are […]

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Government land registry makes commercial ownership data free

Government land registry makes commercial ownership data free

The Government’s HM Land Registry is making available, for free, data on land or property in England and Wales where the registered legal owner is a UK company or corporate body, or an overseas company. The Commercial and Corporate Ownership Data and Overseas Companies Ownership Data contain more than 3 million rows of data and include the address, company’s […]

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Only one fifth of workers see AI as a threat to their jobs

Only one fifth of workers see AI as a threat to their jobs

Only a fifth of workers see artificial intelligence as a threat to their jobs according to a new report. Over a third of male workers (39 percent) feel artificial intelligence (AI) and automation will make them better at tackling day-to-day tasks, in contrast to less than a quarter of female workers (24 percent). This gender […]

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Nine out of ten employees believe flexible working is key to boosting productivity

Nine out of ten employees believe flexible working is key to boosting productivity

Data published by HSBC claims that flexible and remote working practices are more likely than financial incentives to motivate staff and ultimately increase workplace productivity. A study of British businesses and employees found that nine in ten employees surveyed (89 percent) consider flexible working to be a key motivator to their productivity levels within the […]

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Serviced offices and coworking spaces boom in Manchester in response to growing customer demand

Serviced offices and coworking spaces boom in Manchester in response to growing customer demand

Rising demand from businesses for flexible working space has sparked a boom in the provision of coworking spaces serviced offices in Manchester in 2017, according to the latest office market snapshot by real estate advisors Colliers International. The report showed serviced office providers addressed the need for flexible working from small and growing operators by […]

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New evidence low productivity is having a significant bearing on pay growth

New evidence low productivity is having a significant bearing on pay growth

Most private sector workers are still not pushing for pay rises, despite falling real wages and low unemployment, according to the latest quarterly CIPD/The Adecco Group Labour Market Outlook survey. Only a quarter (24 percent) of employers in the private sector say they are under some or significant pressure to raise wages from the majority of their […]

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