Are smartphones contributing to productivity issues?

  84% use smartphones in the workplace 78% regularly respond to text messages during working hours   online assessment   120 hours per year – spent on smartphones   The average British worker spends as many as 120 hours per year using their smartphones in the workplace, according to research.   Research of 2,012 UK… Continue reading

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How to avoid legal hot water when hiring

__ – – – The recruitment process is crucial to any company who wants the right, most skilled and experienced employees at their disposal, but rushing this process can cause a number of legal issues for companies. – – Companies should always maintain they avoid discrimination in line with the 2010 Equality act, protected characteristics… Continue reading

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Employers ‘must change attitudes towards dress code discrimination’

___ Recruiters and employment lawyers suggest new legislation is not the answer New legislation will be less effective in putting an end to so-called ‘dress code discrimination’ than a culture shift among organisations, experts have suggested, as the fallout continues from a parliamentary inquiry into workplace attire. A report from the parliamentary committee for women… Continue reading

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Redundancy ban to be considered for new mothers

__   Women and equalities committee report calls on government to strengthen protection from discrimination Pregnant women and new mothers could be entitled to additional protection from redundancy if new government proposals go ahead. A redundancy ban, whereby firms would be unable to make women redundant during pregnancy, maternity leave or for six months after… Continue reading

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Health sector ‘may be worst affected’ by exodus of eastern Europeans

__   Job search data shows Poles losing interest in the UK, as prime minister says she wants to guarantee EU workers’ rights The health and social care sectors may already be bearing the brunt of a Brexit-inspired plunge in interest among eastern European workers – and there may be worse to come, according to a… Continue reading

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