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Men forty percent more likely than women to be promoted in management roles

August 24th, 2016

business-manResearch by the Chartered Management Institute and XpertHR reveals that men are more likely than women to have been promoted into senior and higher paying management roles in the past year, with no progress made on reducing the 23% gender pay gap. Male managers are 40% more likely than female managers to be promoted into higher roles, new data released 23 August by the Chartered Management Institute and XpertHR reveals. (more…)

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How to survive office politics

August 23rd, 2016

officeIf left unaddressed, destructive office politics can demoralise an organisation, hamper productivity and increase labour turnover. Happily, there are a few useful practices to enable both staff and management to avoid the fall-out. (more…)

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Last orders on cancer – Dryathlon September is back!

August 22nd, 2016

Cancer Research UK’s Dryathlon is challenging the nation to prove their willpower this September. Offered as a twist to the traditional January challenge, Dryathlon September gives the nation an opportunity to bin the booze after the summer and kick start healthy intentions whilst raising money to help fight cancer. (more…)

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A Level students given false choice between university and apprenticeships, argues CMI

August 19th, 2016

apprentice3A-Level students considering their next steps are being given a “false choice” between going on to university or an apprenticeship, new research reveals. According to a survey by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and EY Foundation of 1,510 16-21-year olds, 86% said they had been given guidance from their schools about going to university, but just 48% said they had received information on taking an apprenticeship. Just one in six (17%) say they are aware of the new Trailblazer degree apprenticeships. (more…)

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ADVO Group interviews Shaun Subel, Strategy Director at VitalityHealth

August 18th, 2016

Recent research by VitalityHealth found that making small lifestyle improvements and behaving as an ‘Everyday Athlete’ can significantly improve overall life span. In this interview, Shaun Subel, Strategy Director at VitalityHealth, provides his analysis on the findings, highlighting some of the easiest and most effective improvements we can make to our everyday lives and the huge motivational effect of the Olympic games. (more…)

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Generation regret: over a third of millennials who went to university regret doing so as they struggle with debts and squeezed finances

August 17th, 2016

universityBritain’s millennials (18-35s) are fast becoming a generation of regret, as more than one in three (37%) who went to university regret doing so given the amount of debt they now have. As they struggle to pay back tuition fees, meet daily living costs and save for the future, nearly half (49%) of millennials who went to university believe they could have got to where they are now if they hadn’t gone, Aviva’s latest Family Finances Report reveals. (more…)

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New survey indicates uncertainty in the labour market as employers slow decisions on hiring and investment

August 16th, 2016

statsBusiness leaders urged to invest in skills now to future-proof their businesses as evidence from employers shows some migrant workers may already be considering leaving the UK. The UK’s decision to leave the European Union has resulted in a softening in employers’ hiring intentions, according to the latest CIPD/Adecco Group UK & Ireland Labour Market Outlook. (more…)

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The Summer 2016 edition of ‘Advocate’ Magazine is now available online

August 14th, 2016

The latest edition of Advocate, ADVO’s free to read quarterly online magazine is now available. This latest, Summer 2016 edition looks at ADVO Group’s recent move towards unifying financial and payroll services with employee benefit management through the acquisition of ‘Payline’. Also, in light of the uncertainty following the result of the EU Referendum, ADVO’s Colin Boxall provides his opinion on whether staff benefits also face a period of change. Colin explores some of the major factors that may yet be effected by the referendum result. (more…)

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Pressing ahead with the apprenticeship levy is irresponsible, say CIPD

August 12th, 2016

Apprentice2Responding to the Government’s announcement on apprenticeship reforms, Ben Willmott, Head of Public Policy at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development said: “It is disappointing the government has not taken the opportunity afforded by a new ministerial team – and change to the department responsible for skills policy in the UK – to look again at the apprenticeship levy. The very valid concerns regarding the levy in its current form are wide scale across organisations from the private, public and voluntary sectors and it is irresponsible for the Government, particularly in a time of economic uncertainty in the aftermath of the referendum, to simply press ahead with a policy that is not fit for purpose. (more…)

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Business leaders are key to tackling workplace health and wellbeing challenges

August 11th, 2016

heartBusiness leaders are the key to overcoming challenges facing employees’ health and wellbeing, according to Bupa UK research. The research carried out with hundreds of business leaders reveals that the vast majority (94%) believe there will be significant change in the employer-employee relationship in the next ten years. 91% of business leaders agree that technology will continue to impact the wellbeing of their workforce over the next decade and 71% agree the standard 9am-5pm working day is a thing of the past. (more…)

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