September 2013 Newsletter

 

“All professions have their own Oscars and BAFTAs and as the Health Insurance Awards season approaches we were delighted when our own Nadiya Hasan was shortlisted at The Health Insurance Awards for the ‘Best impact by a Newcomer’. Nadiya’s impressive journey with us shows what can be achieved with training and client focus coupled with polite tenacity. Well done Nadiya and fingers crossed”.

Larry Bulmer, CEO, ADVO Group

ADVO Group is shortlisted for six industry awards     ADVO Group is shortlisted for a total of six industry awards 

ADVO have been shortlisted at the upcoming Health Insurance Awards and Cover Excellence Awards. ADVO’s Nadiya Hasan comments on her nomination for best individual impact by a newcomer.

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British and US workers differ on what makes a boss from hell British and US workers differ on what makes a boss from hell 

Learning content specialist Video Arts asked employees to vote for the worst bosses depicted in film or television. Britain’s idea of the ‘boss from hell’ differed greatly from America’s pick.

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Cash Plans Cash Plans 

This month saw national eye health week which highlighted the vital importance of keeping our eyes as healthy as possible. Cash plans are a fantastic way of helping with a range of everyday medical costs including, amongst other things, optician’s fees.

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Vince Cable announces measures to inject more fairness into the workforce Vince Cable announces measures to inject more fairness into the workforce 

The Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced a package of measures to inject more fairness into the workforce and in wages for British workers including launching a consultation on zero-hours contracts.

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UK must prepare for the age of the unretired UK must prepare for the age of the unretired 

One in five workers (19%) in the UK expect that they will never be able to afford to retire fully. This is according to HSBC’s recent report which paints a bleak picture for those living alone in retirement.

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ADVO Group interviews Derek Kelly, Managing Director, Optionis ADVO Group interviews Derek Kelly, Managing Director, Optionis 

Derek Kelly is Managing Director at workforce management and SME support specialist Optionis. In the latest in our exclusive interview we discuss some of today’s major human resource issues.

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Research reveals escaping the city may mean less space for office workers Research reveals escaping the city may mean less space for office workers 

The latest British Council for Offices (BCO) Occupier Density Study reveals London and the South East actually have some of the most spacious workplaces in the UK.

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CIPD and AHRI announce mutual recognition of professional membership CIPD and AHRI announce mutual recognition of membership 

The leading professional bodies for HR and people development in the UK and Australia have announced an agreement enabling mutual recognition membership in either body.

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 Legal & General's job security index shows that female workers confidence in their job security is just 69%, the lowest since the index began Legal & General’s job security index shows that female workers confidence in their job security is just 69% 

Only 69% of female workers are confident about their job security, compared to nearly three quarters, (74%) of male workers.

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