Is there a maximum workplace temperature what employees cannot work beyond?

Recently companies have been advised to adapt dress codes to help staff feel more comfortable and therefore more productive during heat waves. The next heatwave is due to hit us in mid-July and a question employees have been asking during the summer is ‘Is there a maximum temperature that staff can be expected to work… Continue reading

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More graduates feeling under-used

According to the UK University Graduate Employment Study, by Accenture Strategy, 71% of recent graduates feel under appreciated and under-used in their graduate-level role. – The study surveyed 1,001 students graduating from university in 2017 and entering the job market, it marked an 11% rise form the same study conducted in 2015. – However, graduates… Continue reading

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Government sets out proposed ‘settled status’ for EU citizens

The Conservative government have formally outlined their proposal to allow EU citizens to remain in the UK after Brexit.   Under the proposals, EU citizens with five years’ continuous residence in the UK can apply for ‘settled status’. They will then be treated as UK citizens for the purposes of healthcare, education, benefits and pensions.… Continue reading

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Research finds UK business leadership not up to scratch

According to annual research by Willis Towers Watson, less than half of UK employees trusted their organisation’s executives.   The 2016 Global Workforce Study found 49% of the 2,447 UK employees surveyed trusted or had confidence in their company bosses.   41% believed their leaders were interested in employee wellbeing, and only 35% thought their… Continue reading

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Report finds that UK manufacturers need EU nationals in their workforce

A report by manufacturers’ organisation EEF have found that 64” of UK manufacturers recruit from Europe because there is not enough suitably qualified UK applicants for roles. Over three-quarters of businesses in this sector employ at least one EU worker.   European nationals make up around 11% of the UK manufacturing workforce, and as well… Continue reading

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