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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Budget 2017: what HR needs to know

__ – Many self-employed people will pay increased national insurance contributions (NICs), it was announced in today’s budget, as chancellor Philip Hammond aims to reduce the “tax advantages” of opting out of full employment. – – The change will affect all self-employed individuals earning more than £8,060. At the same time, class 2 NICs paid by… Continue reading

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Brexit whitepaper blunder says UK employees are entitled to ’14 weeks holiday allowance’

__       An embarrassing error has been found in the UK government’s Brexit report regarding the amount of holiday leave employees are allocated. The report was released last week by Prime Minister Theresa May, but it has been received with questions over how much care was taken when writing it up.     On the… Continue reading

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Debenhams blames payroll error for topping minimum wage ‘list of shame’

_ _ _ Retail giant Debenhams have highlighted how important the reliability of HR systems is as constant payroll errors mean they came top of a list, released by the government, of businesses who failed to pay their employees the minimum wage. – – It has led to the department store being fined £63,000 due to… Continue reading

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